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
- Mineral Hydrotherapy with Epsom Salt
- Hot underwater Hydro Abhyangam
- Steam Bath
- Alternate Hot and cold compress on affected Joints
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
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
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.
Editorial Board :- Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj, Yogacharya Smt. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Trilok Sharma, Naturocure & Yoga expert Poonam Sharma