Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Naturally?Types,Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Overview

Arthritis is most common disease throughout the globe and mostly seen in  elderly people.Arthritis is inflammatory disease of joints.Stiffness and tenderness in knee, hip, finger, shoulder, wrist joints are the main symptoms  in arthritis and in case of long run it also affect the long bone .Most common two types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In this rheumatoid arthritis affects body systems  like  cardiovascular system and respiratory system so it also called as systemic disease.

Risk factor:

  • Age-Arthritis is mostly seen in elderly persons, commonly  in females in the middle age.
  • Weight-Over weight  is also a cause of arthritis
  • Injury-Repeated injury to  joints may lead to arthritis
  • Infection-Different type of infections like bacterial, fungal, and viral can causes Arthritis

Sign and symptom:

  • Most common symptom of arthritis is morning stiffness, swelling around joints, redness, numbness, tingling sensations, soreness and throbbing pain in joints, difficulty in walk and difficulty in doing work, weakness

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Naturally

Type of arthritis:

1.Osteoarthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis is degeneration of weight bearing  articular cartilage due to repeated injury and genetics.. In osteoarthritis pathological changes  like thinned cartilage and bone end rub together.
  • Stiffness of all joint, numbness, difficult movements, soreness, redness of all joint along with the associated other symptom like  colitis, constipation, anemia are seen

2.Rheumatoid arthritis:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis result due to the  inflammatory condition of synovial lining of joint and it is also auto-immune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease   which affects all the small joints and leads to the deformity changes in  the bones.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammatory change in synovial membrane that leads to erosion of bone. Joint pain , swelling, difficulty in moving are the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Also lupus  with rheumatoid arthritis causes  fatigue, fever, skin rashes, shortness of breath, stiffness , numbness ,redness with swelling of joints .Rheumatoid arthritis causes backache  due to the inflammation of spine and vertebral synovial lining of bone.

Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis is one  type of arthritis which results in rigid spine due to fusion of bones of  spine like BAMBOO SPINE. There occurs pathological firstly inflammation of the vertebral spine, than erosion of bone, than syndesmophytes and finally fusion of bone occur.
  • In ankylosing spondylitis symptom like severe backache, fatigue, difficulty in  movements and doing work occurs, associated with symptoms like fever, shortness of breath .It mainly occurs in young age.

Causative factor:

  • Hormone: In female rheumatoid arthritis is mostly seen in menopausal time
  • Genetic factors are also responsible for RA.
  •  Psychological factor: Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Age and weight:People above 55 to 60 yrs are more affected and overweight act as a trigger factor of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diet:  High fatty diet, smoking, , alcohol,  carbohydrate rich diet
  • Diagnosis of arthritis:  Diagnosis of  arthritis is made physical examination and Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis confirmed by RA factor level by blood tests, -X-ray of joints ,CT scan, MRI

Treatment of Arthritis in ayurveda

Ayurvedic Treatment of Arthritis

Herbal remedies for arthritis by Planet Ayurveda:

Joint Support Pack

  • Planet ayurveda offer best combo pack for arthritis. This Joint Care pack is highly effective for arthritis . These herbal remedies are prepared from best quality herbs and strictly following law of Ayurveda.

Curcumin Capsules:

  • Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent which is highly effective in any type inflammation in whole body. Curcumin is highly active chemical compound present in turmeric which is used  for medicinal purpose.
  • curcumin capsule is used for treating the abnormal functioning of immune system which is responsible for the inflammation of body. Planet Ayurveda offers an effective capsules to cure osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

2.JOINT AID PLUS:

  • Joint aid plus capsule are most effective in relieving all type of joint condition which causes   skeletal problem. This capsule also has nutritional value which help in reliving joint pain and increase strength of bone.
  • Joint aid plus has standardized extract of Nirgundi  (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki(Boswellia serrata),Sonth(Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera) they all helps  to make joint healthy.

3.BONE SUPPORT

  • These capsule have extract of calcium. Bone support capsule are prepared from  standardized extract of shudh laksha(laccifer lacca),  Hadjod(cissus  qudragular), praval pishti(corallium rubrum), Suhanjana beej (moringa oleifera),Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), mukta (compund of pearl calcium) and these all are useful in treat to arthritis.
  • This capsule decrease the inflammatory condition of synovial membrane and improve joint mobility.

4.CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX:

  • Coral calcium complex is combination of all natural plant extract which is mostly effective in calcium absorption by the body. This capsule contain ingredient like coral (praval pishti), an Ayurvedic compounds(jawar mohra pishti and kamdudha ras) ,agate(akik pishti), Pearl(mukta pishti), Giloy satva(Tinospora cordifolia) that provide natural calcium  to body. This capsule is useful in reducing bone fragility by maintaining bone density and decrease the chance of bone fracture.

Dosages:

  • Curcumin Capsule-2 capsule twice daily
  • Joint Aid Plus-2 capsule twice daily
  • Bone Support-2 capsule twice daily
  • Coral Calcium Complex-1 capsule twice daily

HOMEOPATHIC REMEADY FOR ARTHRITIS

Some of homeopathic remedies are also useful in arthritis and  particular rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Calcaria carbonica
  • Arnica
  • Pulsatila
  • Rhus tox
  • Belladonna
  • ledum pal
  • podophyllum

HOME REMEDY FOR ARTHRITIS

  • Weight loss
  • Improve your life style and always be happy
  • Regular exercise
  • Regular massage  helps in reliving  pain andkeeps mind fresh by boosting  the serotonin level
  • Ginger: Powder form of ginger is very useful in arthritis
  • Apple cider vinegar: In apple cider vinegar there is highest value of vitamin-c and it  work as anti-inflammatory
  • Green Tea: It have highest value of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cherries: Cherries and other citric fruit are richest source  of vitamin-c so this is very useful in   arthritis
  • Oil fish: Oil fish have best properties like omega -3 fatty acid that is very useful in reducing inflammation of synovial membrane and  relive  joint pain
  • Nuts: Nuts have highest protein value and rich omega-3 fatty acid so it will help in  relieve arthritis

Top 10 Ayurvedic Secrets for a Healthy Life

Introduction

Top 10 Ayurvedic Secrets for a Healthy Life

Ayurveda, a holistic science that has been originated in India and a well-renowned science that has influenced the entire globe with its effective and safe treatment by its natural ways either in the form of medicines (the natural herbs) or in the form of diet and lifestyle management. As we know, in today’s era our diet and lifestyle are the major culprits for various ailments that not only affect  our body but also affect  our mind. All these things were analyzed thousands of years ago by our prestigious Ayurvedic scholars hence they mentioned a proper daily routine that too with respect to seasons.

Here, let us start with the secrets!

1.WAKE UP EARLY

(Reference – Ashtanga hridyam / Sutrastahanam / Dinacharyadhyam / Shloka no.1)

The meaning of this quotation goes as – Those who have the desire to achieve a healthy, long and a disease-free lifespan, they should get up in the ‘Brahma mahurta‘ (early morning). Brahma mahurta time is around 4-5 o’clock.

In fact, you are always advised by your parents to get up early, the reason behind that is to achieve a health and wealth along with a sparkle vital force that makes you active throughout the day.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

Even researches have shown that those who wake up early are quite intelligent and smart in their works.

2.PERFORM DAILY RITUALS TO GET RID FROM TOXINS

  • It is clearly mentioned in our classics that after wake up, eliminate the toxins and debris from the body by getting rid of natural urges (Vega nivarna), brushing (dantadhavana), gargling (Gandusha), applying collyrium (Anjana karma), Nasal instillation (Nasya), etc.These regimens help you to prevent diseases if you perform them on a daily basis.

3.A FRUITFUL MASSAGE (ABHYANGA)

(Reference – Ashtanga hridyam / Sutrasthanam / Dinacharyadhyaya / Shloka no.8)

  • The meaning of this quotation goes as – Daily massaging your body with the oils, helps you to alleviate tiredness (Shrama), all the Vataja diseases, and also prevents ageing (Jara). It helps to enhance vision (drishti prasada), nourishes the body (pushti), aids sound sleep (swapna), nourishes the skin (sutwak), maintains muscle tone (dadyakrit) and provides long life (Ayu).
  • The whole body massage is recommended but especially one should massage the head region, and foot.

Avoid massage while suffering from fever, indigestion and kaphaja roga.

4.PERFORM VYAYAM (EXERCISES)

  • The best thing you can do to maintain a healthy life is–’workouts’. You can perform either Yoga or Exercise. All these things just not only make you physically healthy but also support your mental health.
  • Performing daily exercises make your body light, increase the working potential, improve digestive fire, and also improve the body built.
  • Avoid over exercise because it may lead to depletion of healthy body tissues and also avoid strenuous exercises in old age, instead of providing health it may give rise to various problems. So do exercise according to one’s capacity.

Healthy Shower

5.A HEALTHY SHOWER

(Reference – Ashtanga hridyam / Sutrasthanam / Dinacharyadhyaya / Shloka no. 16)

  • In our classics the benefits of bath are explained, they are – Improves digestive fire (deepana), enhances virility (vrushya), provides a long life (ayushya), fills energy (urja), improves strength (bala prada).
  • It also helps to alleviate – itching (kandu), debris (mala), tiredness (shrama), excessive sweating (sweda), laziness (tandra), thirst (trid), burning sensation (daha) and disease (paap – a synonym of roga).

A BALANCED AND NUTRITIOUS DIET

6.A BALANCED AND NUTRITIOUS DIET–

  • Our diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. In otherwords, the existence of our life totally depends upon our diet and this diet directly impacts our Ojas (essence of all the dhatus) which in turn boosts our immunity, hence provides a healthy lifespan.<
  • Nutritious diet should always be consumed according to one’s capacity. Prefer shadrasayuktahara ahara (a diet that includes all the tastes that nourish our body). Always consume after the digestion of previous meals and avoid overeating.
  • Your diet should be rich in all the micro and macro nutrients that do not affect your digestive fire (Agni) as agni is the prime factor that aids healthy health.

7.ADOPT SEASONAL REGIMENS

  • Every season directly impacts the panchamaubhutas, the five elements that composed the whole universe thus affects the humans as well as other creatures of the surroundings.
  • Moreover, Season variation is the peak time that affects one’s health. These climatic changes are the reason that decline our immunity and our weak immunity is the cause of the origin of various diseases in our body. We can achieve a powerful immunity by altering our dietary and lifestyle habits. Always take  diet and follow regimens according to particular Ritu (season).This will help you to attain good health.

8.NEVER SUPPRESS THE NATURAL URGES

(Reference – Ashtanga hridyam / Sutrasthanam / Rogaanutpadniya adyaye / Shloka no. 1)

  • In our classics there is a clear reference that we should never suppress the natural urges.Those urges are – Apana vata (Flatus), vin-mutra (Feces and Urine), trit (Thirst), kshuda (Hunger), nidra (Sleep), kasa (Cough), shwasa (Respiration), jrimbha(Yawning), ashru(Tears), chardi (Vomiting), retas (Sperms). Suppression may lead to accumulation of toxins inside the body which gives rise to various diseases.
  • But always try to suppress anger, grief, greed and jealous.

9.AVOID STRESS AND STRAINS

  • A major factor that gives rise to various diseases and responsible for declining health is stress. Stress and strains are the part and parcel of our life. So never consider them a burden, face them with the positive energy and tackle accordingly.

10.SATKARMA / SADVRUTTA (HEALTHY HABITS)

  • Our personality is known by our habits which directly impacts our health.Try to adopt some good habits and the wrong habits should be kept at the edge. Develop a healthy habit to drink plenty of water that helps to detoxify the body. You can devote sometime of your life in somerighteous acts. Remain positive and stay happy as happiness is the key to a good health.

GIVE SOME IMPORTANCE TO YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LOVED ONES

  • Healthy secret of living a healthy life is to give importance to your own life and share some time with your loved ones. That will ease the way of living with a healthy lifespan.
  • These regimens help  you to prevent diseases and provide a healthy life so one should try to incorporate these things in  daily routine.

Note

Moreover the main aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy individual i.e ‘स्वस्थस्यस्वास्थ्यरक्षणं.. So, those who have the desire to achieve long and healthy life, they should follow the rituals mentioned in Ayurveda,-a holistic incomparable andunbeatable science.

Give a try this will improve your way of living