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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA)

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Amavata) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the lining of joints and internal organs. This disease is caused by a genetic factor triggered by environmental influences. Persons with HLA DRB1 and PTPN22 genes are known to be having a higher risk. In Ayurvedic terms, when a person indulges in Vata-aggravating diet and lifestyle, then Vata circulates Ama in the channels of the body and deposits it in the joints, causing Amavata. This can also cause inflammation of the tissues around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body.

Factors that cause Vata to aggravate are:
  • Excessive exertion and stress (mental and physical)
  • Poor metabolism caused by Irregular, sedentary lifestyle and inadequate rest
  • Improper diet (spicy, heavy, oily)
  • Impaired digestive system
  • Excessive intake of fish, milk and milk products.
  • Exercising after having fatty food.
  • Infection in the Joints (leading to the destruction of the cartilage/bone)
  • External trauma

Prolonged Rheumatoid Arthritis can result in permanent loss of movement in joints or disfiguration of joints. If untreated, it can also affect other organs like the Skin, Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Bones, Blood, Heart and cardiovascular system.

So, our doctors carefully analyse the Patients symptoms to devise a treatment plan aimed at preserving the mobility and functionality of their joints. This includes managing symptoms (inflammation, pain and stiffness), maintaining a maximal range of skeletal mobility and taking precautions for preventing joint deterioration, deformities and complications.

Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis include:
  • Joint inflammation denoted by redness, swelling or stiffness
  • Pain in joints of the hands, feet, ankles, wrists, shoulders, knees, hips, vertebral joints, jaws, or neck.
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive thirst
  • Indigestion
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss
  • Low blood count
THE AKAMI AYURVEDA APPROACH
Akami Ayurveda has a very effective and comprehensive approach towards the treatment of this disease:
  • Metabolism correctional treatment.
  • Ayurvedic procedures to remove excess Ama(toxins) and to balance Vata(air).
  • Recommendation of Diet and Lifestyle modifications.
  • Herbal medication for managing pain and reducing joint inflammation.
  • Panchakarma massage therapies for reducing pain.
  • Rasayans for protecting tissues, improving body balance, immunity and joint bone stability.
  • Ayurvedic massages and treatments - Tailadhara (strategically pouring medicated oils targeted on specific parts of the body), Nhavarakkizhi (massages using rice boiled in medicated milk) and Ksheeravasthi (milk-based medicated enema) are used to treat pain or to increase blood circulation or to sooth stiffness.

As per the requirements of our Patients, we include other aspects of healing as well (like stress management, yoga, meditation etc).

Recommended Diet & Lifestyle For Healthy Joints. For those suffering from acute or chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis, we recommend the following:
  • Include barley flour, honey, horse gram, split green gram, cumin seeds, dried ginger root powder, garlic, bitter gourd and castor oil in the diet.
  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid exposure to pollution, insecticide, direct exposure to cold winds and allergens like cosmetics etc.
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  • Avoid Vata-aggravating food that is heavy and oily.
  • Have a good sleep routine.
  • Recommendation of Diet and Lifestyle modifications.

Ayurvedic treatments work best when tried for a minimum duration of three months. For more information or to book an appointment with our doctors, please call us on (+91) 9020162016.