Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that can affect more than just the joints—it attacks the soft tissues of the body, as the immune system mistakes its own tissues as an invader.
Rheumatoid arthritis deteriorates the soft tissue lining of the joints, causing painful swelling that eventually results in bone erosion and severe joint deformity. The inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis is what causes tissue damage throughout the body.
In some people, the condition damages many parts of the body, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels.
Ayurveda is familiar with rheumatoid arthritis and offers a unique approach toward healing. Ayurveda sees the root cause as improper digestion, which begins as indigestion, reduced appetite, and inflammation. The improperly digested foods produce toxins which build up and spread beyond the digestive system to all areas of the body. Once these toxins, which Ayurveda calls amavata, reaches the small joints of the hands and feet, the condition becomes especially difficult to manage.
Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Body aches
- Reduced appetite
- Feeling thirsty
- Difficulty moving; feeling of heaviness
- Joint swelling
- Painful swelling in the joints of the hands, feet, neck, ankles, knees, hips and tail bone
- Sharp and stinging pain in the joints
Ayurveda’s unique protocol to relieving and managing requires correcting digestion, reducing inflammation, and removing the deep-rooted toxins, or ama vata. A successful protocol takes time and requires the experience of an Ayurvedic practitioner, as well as the dedication of the patient to the Ayurvedic principles!
The result is a significant reduction of symptoms and sometimes there is remission.
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Kottakkal Products for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rhukot Tablets offer a unique herbal combination that have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-arthritic properties that help in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and pain relieve. This polyherbal formula has free radical scavenging and immune-modulatory activity.
Rhukot Gel helps in quick relief of pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Balaguluchyadi Kwatham tablets are used to support the treatment of gout and rheumatoid arthritis. It balances both vata and pitta and increases the strength of joints, muscles, and ligaments. This herbal remedy is also a powerful immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory.
Balaguluchyadi Oil is an herbal Ayurvedic oil that balances both vata and pitta dosa and reduces pain and inflammation in the joints as well as improves muscle and nerve strength.
Bala Oil SoftGel Capsules support vata conditions, rheumatic disorders and upper respiratory infections.
Original source: Dr JV Hebbar, EasyAyurveda.com
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