Ayurvedic Treatment for Osteoarthritis (Virechana, Upanaha, Jalookavacharanam, Vasthi, Swedana, Abhyanga)

Osteoarthritis is a very common condition which can affect any joint in the body. It’s most likely to affect the joints that bear most of our weight, such as the knees and feet. Joints that we use a lot in everyday life, such as the joints of the hand, are also commonly affected. In a healthy joint, a coating of tough but smooth and slippery tissue, called cartilage, covers the surface of the bones and helps the bones to move freely against each other. When a joint develops osteoarthritis, part of the cartilage thins and the surface becomes rougher. This means the joint doesn’t move as smoothly as it should.

According to ayurveda, vata is the governing factor in the maintenance of equilibrium in the universe as well as in the body. Aggravation of vata in the bones & bone-marrow dry joints and gives rise to cracking of bones & joints, piercing pain in the joints diminution of muscle tissue & strength, causing weakness and pain. As age advances, the influence of vatadosha progresses, resulting in the process of gradual degeneration of the body. Osteoarthritis is one of the consequences of this process, which is common in elderly people. This is one of the major causes of chronic disability, affecting the quality of life. Prevalence of osteoarthritis in India is more among menopausal women.

The Procedure like ShashtikashalipindaSweda, MatraBasti, ShiroBasti, SarvangaAbhyanga helps in nerve strengthening and increases blood circulation of the affected part, that helps to fasten and progress the movements

Ayurvedic treatment for osteoarthritis involves the pacification of the aggravated vata.

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