Drug-Less Treatments of Osteoarthritis

Namaskar  from Yogashray Sewayatan

This issue of the Natural Pathway newsletter guides you to the Management of Osteoarthritis  through Drug-Less treatments of Naturopathy, Ayurveda Panchkarma, Mudra Pranayam, Yoga, Diet & Lifestyle modifications. Osteoarthritis occurs due to aggravation of Vata Dosha in the joints of body. A personalized treatment plan for individual patient depending upon the medical history, is designed consists of Treatments, Diet and lifestyle advice.
Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis generally increases the chances for successful treatment by focusing on this chronic disease  as early as possible. Delays in accessing arthritis care are common experience with pain and stiffness or swelling in their joints. The consequences of delayed or inaccessible arthritis care may experience pain, swelling and loss of mobility in joints and higher costs of care, not able to live a normal life. Early diagnosis improves treatment outcomes by providing care with Diet & lifestyle  modifications along with other drug- less treatment.

Commonly Affected Joints in Osteoarthritis

Risk Factors for the development of Osteoarthritis

Naturopathy Treatments


  • Mineral Hydrotherapy with Epsom Salt
  • Hot underwater Hydro Abhyangam 
  • Steam Bath
  • Alternate Hot and cold compress on affected Joints

Mud Therapy

Application of mud with herbals to the affected joint helps in the reduction of pain and swelling. Mud used in Naturopathy treatments should be sterlized by natural way.

Ayurveda Panchkarma Treatments

Vata dosha aggravated in the body causes lack of movement or painful movement of the joints. 

Churna Swedam – An ayurvedic treatment,  the whole body is massaged with herbal powder tied into tiny bundles in muslin cloth until the warmth induces the skin to sweat. The sweat washes away toxic body wastes.

Januvasti – The procedure is pain relieving oil-pooling treatment conducted for knee pain with preparation of either black gram or wheat dough.

Dietetic & Lifestyle Measures

By Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj
Consultant (Diet & Lifestyle)

Following foods should be intake by Osteoarthritis patients in their diet to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system.

  • Alkaline Juices like Carrot Juice, Ashgourd Juice, Bottlegourd Juice, Tender Cocunut Water 
  • Fruits such as Papaya, Guava, Pineapple, Sweet lime, Grapefruit, Strawberries, Kiwi & vegetable such as cauliflower, broccoli, Ganth Gobhi, Kale, Bell peppers, Tomatoes.
  • Herbs and spices like Ginger, Holy basil, Turmeric, Black pepper have naturally occurring anti-inflammatory compounds


Stretching and strengthening in yoga postures can provide musculoskeletal improvement.  Asanas is concerned with loosening up the joints of the body which eliminates energy blockages in the joints. Practice Sukshma Vyayam a  basic exercises involving the movement of all of the body parts of the toes to head, joints movements to make body flexible and fit for asana like Tadasana, Katichakrasana, Gomukhasana, Makrasana.
Mudra Pranayam
 Mudra Pranayam with breathing techniques balances the energy in the joints. Diseases in the body are caused due to an imbalance,due to lack or excess of any of the five elements. Practicing Mudra Pranayam can provide health benefits with the balance of five elements in our body.

Patient’s Naturcure Experience

Nand Kishore 68 yrs old Retired from Govt. job in Jodhpur shared his unique experience of 7 days treatment for  Osteoarthritis at Yogashray Sewayatan. He was given selective Naturopathy treatments with Meditation and Mudra Pranayam sessions along with prescribed diet.  He was amazed to see significant reduction of swelling and pain in joints.   

For any feedback, queries.Please write back to us on info@yogashraysewayatan.com
Editorial Board :- Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj, Yogacharya Smt. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Trilok Sharma, Naturocure & Yoga expert Poonam Sharma