The term arthritis covers a broad spectrum of disorders affecting the joints and surrounding structures. It is primarily characterized by pain and inflammation around the joint affected. A joint disorder is quite a big impairment since it can affect our daily activities and as a matter of fact, our mobility is dependent on joints. Thus taking good care of our joints, prevention of pathology in them and seeking proper management on affliction with a joint disorder is very important.
Pathology to joints is called is called as Sandhigata vaatha in Ayurveda. Sandhi in Sanskrit means joint and vaatha is the causative factor for pain in joints. An aggravation of vaatha in Sandhi is therefore the basic pathology here. This can be associated with aggravation of other doshas also whereby symptoms like rise of temperature and stiffness may be associated. Oil and heat are pacifiers of vaatha dosha and hence used here. The condition can also be due to accumulation of aama or toxins produced in body due to failure of proper digestion. Aama can cause obstruction to the flow of vaatha and hence cause its aggravation. In such cases aama should be broken down and eliminated from body initially. The condition is then called as aamavaatha.
Samana Chikitsa or Pacification therapy
Sodhana Chikitsa or Elimination therapy
These therapies are indicated when the condition is chronic, significant accumulation of toxins in body is present and multiple joints are affected.
Cleansing the body by adopting suitable elimination techniques like emesis, purgation, enema etc are the procedures here. These will remove the underlying pathology completely and can prevent recurrence of the condition.
Vasthi or application of medicine through the rectum is specifically indicated here since vasthi is the best method to mitigate vaatha dosha.
Prior to the administration of elimination therapies, certain procedures are done to ease the cleansing process. They are:
Kizhi: Application of medicine filled poultice all over body in a specific manner after heating them.
Pzhichil or kaaya seka: Pouring of medicated oil or any medicated liquid all over body in a specific manner along with light massage, for a fixed duration.
Dhaara: Medicated liquid or oil is poured all over body.
The following should be practiced both for easy recovery as well as for prevention of arthritis:
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