Arthritis When the joints are painfully inflamed
“The joints on my fingers are red and swollen.” “My knees are swollen.” “My elbow aches and feels hot.”
This or a similar experience is what arthritis patients report.
One or more joints are swollen, red and painful. This is a clear sign of joint inflammation. It could happen in just one joint, or in several. It can creep up slowly or come on suddenly without a recognizable cause. It can come up after a fall or other trauma, with or without a bacterial inflammation.
It is a common experience that arthritis pain increases during movement. Very often the ability to move is restricted due to pain.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on arthritis?
Arthritis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, arthritis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of arthritis, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the joints. Due to the subsequent acute inflammatory response, the body tries to loosen and release the joint-aggravating substances, but often in vain.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s arthritis complaint varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, arthritis is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. In the case of arthritis, for example, an emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as strengthening of the individual’s digestive power can be recommended to limit the building up of new toxins. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Nutritional recommendations and helpful exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can lessen inflammation in your joints effectively.