Gout – increased uric acid levels When your big toe hurts
“My big toe is bright red and thickly swollen,” “Even touching it through my sock hurts,” “I feel feverish.”
This or something similar is how gout patients experience their agonizing discomfort.
A sudden highly painful joint, strongly reddened, swollen and hot, shows the first gout attack. It usually strikes the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, but it can start with any other joint.
Gout is a disease of uric acid metabolism that occurs in episodes. Due to deposition of uric acid crystals, chronic gout leads to bone defects and cartilage changes if left untreated. The damage to the kidneys associated with the increase in uric acid is not felt by the affected person, but it is considerably more dangerous than the joint damage, because in the final stage it can lead to kidney failure.
How does Vedic medicine view gout?
Gout – Increased uric acid levels from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, gout 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 gout accumulate as crystals in joints and tissues as well as in the kidney. Through the violent inflammatory reaction, the body tries to dissolve and break down the irritating substances.
However, according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so each case of uric acid elevation is different.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, gout 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 underweight, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins and the You recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. In the case of gout, for example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the strengthening of the metabolism in order to prevent ever new deposits. 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 with a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can reduce the excess of uric acid and effectively mitigate joint inflammation.