Collagenosis When the defenses destroy connective tissue.
“It started with joint pain”, “My eyes and mouth are abnormally dry”, “My fingers and lips keep contracting.”
This, or something similar, is how people with collagenosis may experience their threatening disease.
Collagenoses refer to a disparate group of connective tissue diseases. The best-known forms are systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, Sjögren’s syndrome and scleroderma.
All of them have in common that the body’s own defense attacks the cell nuclei of the connective tissue. The chronic inflammation can impair connective tissue fibers or the function of internal organs or increasingly destroy them. The causes are still largely unknown.
How does Vedic Medicine view collagenosis?
Collagenosis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, collagenosis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues and toxins, called “ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which, in the case of collagenoses, accumulate everywhere in the body and upset the immune system. Every affected person knows that stress and an unstable nervous system can also aggravate the symptoms.
But according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike, and so every collagenosis is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, collagenosis 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. In the case of collagenosis, for example, the focus will be on the elimination of toxins and the balancing of the immune system. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Nutritional 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 bring the immune system back into balance and the symptoms can be effectively alleviated.