Chronic polyarthritis When the body attacks the cartilage
“All my joints hurt”, “My knees are thick”, “I can hardly move my hands”.
This or something similar is how polyarthritis patients experience their agonizing complaints.
The joints are swollen and warm, the pain flowing, tearing or pulling: a clear sign of inflammation. In chronic polyarthritis, the base and middle joints of the fingers or toes are usually affected, and often the large joints of the arms and legs as well. And: a genetically hereditary rheumatoid factor can be measured in the blood. The disease often progresses in episodes, i.e. symptom-free intervals alternate with phases of strong inflammatory activity.
Polyarthritis leads to extremely painful movement restrictions. The chronic inflammatory process often results in the deformation of the affected joints.
How does Vedic Medicine view chronic polyarthritis?
Chronic polyarthritis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, chronic polyarthritis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Due to our way of life, metabolic residues and toxins, called “ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced. In the case of chronic polyarthritis, these accumulate in the body and upset the immune system so that the joint cartilage is attacked by the body’s own defense cells.
However, according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so every polyarthritis is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, chronic polyarthritis 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 the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of rheumatoid factor-positive polyarthritis, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the strengthening of the individual’s digestive power, so that new toxins are not repeatedly produced. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can effectively mitigate the inflammation in the joints.