What is arthritis or chronic joint pain?
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints and surrounding tissues. It can be your knees, shoulders, spine, wrist or even fingers. It includes pain and stiffness in muscles that may worsen at a growing age. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These conditions affect the joints, wherein an inflammation can occur resulting in immobility and severe pain.
Chronic knee pain or osteoarthritis is a condition that is not just faced by the elderly but also by today’s generation. It is developing into a serious problem due to our lifestyle, food, and a lack of exercise. It is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 237 million (3.3% of the total population of our country), amongst these about 10% of males and 18% of females affected are over 60 years old.
In reality, arthritis isn’t one but almost 200 different rheumatoid diseases that affect the joints. The biggest downside of having arthritis is that it can severely impede a person’s ability to perform routine tasks. The few most common forms of arthritis include inflammatory arthritis, degenerative or mechanical arthritis, metabolic arthritis, infectious arthritis, connective tissue disease, septic arthritis, childhood arthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia. Therefore, it is important to chart out a proper plan for treating this condition.
How Ayurveda is the answer?
Ayurveda is an ancient form of medication, which uses nutrients, exercise & meditation altogether to encourage good health. Combining certain nutrients and other supplements with modern medicine may be beneficial in treating arthritis.
According to Ayurveda, excess air and hyperactive immune system cause inflammation and pain. But when you balance excess air and immune system, inflammation and pain normally mitigate. Hence, it is necessary to balance the doshas in order to get complete relief from this condition. Doshas are predominantly made of 5 elements – Earth, Water, Air, Space & Fire. These doshas are essential vital energies behind every bodily function and structure.
Panchakarma – a complete solution
Ayushakti Ayurved has been serving people worldwide with its proven herbal remedies and authentic ancient treatment methods. Ayushakti & treatment fundamentals for chronic problems include:
- Activating Agni (metabolism & digestion)
- Removing toxins (Aama) & imbalances (Doshas), thereby creating a balance
- Healing the affected tissues
- Relieving the chronic symptoms through herbs
Ayushakti suggests the use of Panchakarma in relieving chronic pain, caused by knee arthritis. According to a study conducted by Ayushakti, there was a 60% definite chronic pain reduction, for those who were undergoing the treatment. Panchakarma therapies like Vamana, Virechana, Basti (Anuvasana+Niruha), Nasya, and Raktmokshana, are really beneficial for a successful treatment.
Summary of a 6-months clinical study on the efficacy of Ayushakti herbal remedies vs Ayushkati’s Arthrox Panchkarma in the treatment of Osteoarthritis:
|REDUCTION IN SYMPTOMS||GROUP I PAINKILLER DEPENDENT– PAINMUKTI MJ, SANDHICAL & PAINMUKTI CREAM||GROUP II AYUSHAKTI HERBS AND ARTHROX TREATMENT|
|Reduction in Knee pain||60.93%||77.95%|
|Relief in crepitus sound||66.7%||87.76%|
|Reduction in overall joint pain||65.71%||76.92%|
|Improved range of movements – sitting, walking, standing||60.78%||78.57%|
|Reduction in joint stiffness and improved knee mobility||70.45%||95.83%|
|Reduction in joint swelling, joint effusion||74.35%||95.74%|
|Able to climb stairs||46.94%||76%|
Panchakarma & Ayushakti’s Herbal Medicines are a perfect combo for tackling Arthritis as a problem. After the age of 45-50, your body should receive a minimum intake of 1000mg Calcium through your food, to maintain a healthy bone density & prevent degeneration. Painmukti MJ Tablet & Painmukti Sandhi-cal are an excellent mixture of Ayurvedic herbal extracts and natural calcium. It effectively reduces osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain & swelling of knees and ankles. The final aspect of Panchakarma treatment is lubrication therapies, which restores flexibility to the dried up muscles and joints.
This arthritis treatment in India has benefitted hundreds of people over the last 28 years. The research that backs up this treatment method proves that the removal of deep-rooted toxins and blockages from the joints and muscles is the key aspect of Panchakarma & Arthrox. It promotes healthy, strong and flexible joints naturally.
Vaidya Smita Naram, the founder of Ayushakti Ayurved and world-renowned Ayurveda expert shared, “Panchakarma is a complete solution for reducing chronic pain in knee osteoarthritis and the increasing knee joint pain as well.” She has to her credit 200+ formulations for different ailments. Ayushakti’s products are clinically proven and published in peer-reviewed international journals for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain management and bronchial Asthma.
Home remedies to get relief from joint pain
Apart from the treatment, Ayurveda’s principles also imply that – Food is medicine and an important source of our life. How you eat is as important as what you eat, because the quality of digestion is affected by the condition of the mind, the emotion, and the environment.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, stop consuming dairy products, meat, wheat, fermented food etc. Calcium supplements or bone nourishing foods are the ideal options for treating this condition. Take any of the two from the below list daily, which provides 600 to 800 mg calcium naturally:
- Spinach – 1 cup
- Sesame seeds 2 tablespoons of tahini
- Flax seeds powder – 1 tablespoon
- Amaranth/nachni – 100gm made in porridge form
- 10 almonds or 2 tablespoons almond paste
- 1 cup milk
Another simple remedy that you can try at your home:
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Coriander seed powder
- 1/2 tsp Fenugreek powder
- 1/2 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
- 1/4 tsp Carom (Again) seed powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic paste
Mix all together in a half glass of water & have it twice a day. This will help in reducing chronic pain & inflammation.
Overall, Ayurveda has a different approach to pain relief. The lifestyle elements of Ayurveda such as positive relations, nurturing emotions, massage therapy, rest, and diet are some of the means to rebalance, rejuvenate, and purify the mind/body variables that lower our pain sensitivity. Ayushakti’s authentic powerful herbal treatments have successfully helped lakhs of people, around 108 countries for the past 32 years. Visit http://bit.ly/2ymARan to book your appointment online.