At Ideal Ayurvedic Resort, each individual is analyzed constitutionally followed by proper ayurvedic disease diagnosis and then therapies are started for the same. As one of the leading arthritis treatment center in Kerala, we provide Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis that is unique to each individual and their body type (dosha), identifying the underlying factors in the ailment.
Arthritis is a painful disorder of the joints, in which the joints become inflamed and cause lots of pain. Arthritis arises due to the malfunctioning of the body’s immune system. The immune system starts creating antibodies even without the presence of any foreign bodies. As the number of antibodies increases, they start the healthy cells in the human body. Arthritis is considered and categorized as an “Autoimmune Disease”.
In Ayurveda, Arthritis is called as “Sandhivat” and it is termed as a disease of bone and joints. As the name suggests vitiated Vata dosha and ama or undigested or improperly formed food essence in the body are the main culprits for the disease. The main cause of arthritis has altered the state of digestion and metabolism caused by unhealthy food habits when there is diminished digestive power. Ayurveda thus offers ayurvedic treatment for arthritis through therapies that aim to correct digestion and metabolism.
In Ayurvedic Treatment for Arthritis in Kerala, therapies like Choorna Kizhi, Njavara Kizhi, Pizhichil, Abhyanga, Virechana, Basti and Upanaham have been showing significant positive results in improving the quality of life of the affected individual.
We provide shodhana chikitsa and shamana chikitsa in the management of amavata.
Choorna Kizhi: This is one of the most effective ayurvedic treatments for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and spondylosis. In this treatment mixtures of natural herbs are gently applied over the body till the person sweats considerably. This treatment is conducted by keeping the patient in a different positions like sitting, supine, left lateral and right lateral position.
Njavara Kizhi: In this treatment Njavara rice is cooked in milk and medicinal decoction is prepared. Then four bundles are made that are dipped in the decoction, while the other four are used for massaging.
Pizhichil: In this treatment whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Pizhichil protects the body from illness and builds up immunity for a healthy life.
Virechana : Virechana therapy includes induced purgation. It starts with the administration of medicated ghee in increased doses. The vitiated vatas are collected in the abdomen removed through anal route.
Abhyanga: Abhyanga is a full body massage with medicated oil that lubricates the joints and reduces pain arising due to arthritis joint inflammation. The treatment helps in strengthening the muscles supporting joints.
Vasti: Vasti treatment includes oil enemas or decoction enemas to remove unwanted toxins and Vata dosha from the body
Upanaham: Upanaham involves the application of medicinal paste over arthritis joints that have swelling and pain.