Arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness. It increases with age. It causes tenderness and swelling of joints. The two most common types of arthrtits are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints
Ayurveda uses nutrients, exercise, and meditation together for arthritis or joint pain treatment of joint pain and to encourage good health. Combining certain nutrients and other supplements with modern medicine may be beneficial if you have arthritis. These natural treatments helps to reduce symptoms of arthritis.
Virechana: This Panchkarma treatment is useful for vatarakta management. It helps to clean Dhatu by doing purification of body. Virechana drug reaches to heart due to its Ushna, Tikshna, Sukshma Guna and thereby circulates all over the body. It liquefies the morbid Dosha and bring them up to the Amashaya. From here the morbid factors through anal canal route are expelled out leading to Virechana. It has direct effect on Agnisthana. Therefore it is helpful in increasing Agni. In rheumatoid arthritis, Srotorodha is present which is clear due to the property of Srotovishyandana of Virechana drugs. Virechana also helps in normalizing the Pratiloma Gati of Vata thus release the general symptoms. Thus, Virechana help in breaking the Samprapti of disease.
Basti: Basti is a highly complex, sophisticated and systemic therapy having wider range of therapeutic actions and indications. Basti is extremely useful for the treatment of Vatarakta. It is very useful to balance Vata Dosha. Different types of basti can be used in rheumatoid arthritis like Ksheera Basti, Yapana Basti, Yoga Basti etc.
For the treatment of external type of Vatarakta i.e. (Uttana Vatarakta ) Lepa, Abhyanga, Parisheka, Upnaha treatments are used while the deep one (Gambhira vatarakta) Virechana, Asthapana, Shamana Snehapana treatments are used.