Introduction: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can affect many different parts of the body, including the joints, skin, and internal organs.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the lining of the joints. It can affect small and large joints of the body, but it most commonly affects the fingers, toes, hips, lower spine, knees, wrists and ankles.
Rheumatoid arthritis has no known cause or cure. However, it can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes that help reduce the symptoms of the disease.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
According to the Arthritis Foundation, when a person has RA, their immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of their joints and other parts of the body. The most common symptom is morning stiffness. Other symptoms include pain in joints and muscles, fatigue, and cramping in hands or feet. There are also possible complications that come with RA such as deformity in fingers or toes, swelling in joints or tissue surrounding a joint, loss of motion in a joint, and enlarged lymph nodes.
People with RA may have other symptoms as well, such as:
– Inflamed joints
– Swollen joints
– Joint pain
– Painful or swollen feet or hands
– Morning stiffness lasting more than one hour
– Painful knees when climbing stairs
Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis ( Aama vata) includes both internal herbal medication & external therapies including panchakarma and also various massages like abhyagam, Churna Pinda Swedana, Elakkizhi, janudhara, upanaham etc
These therapies help in reducing all inflammations and also strengthens & nourishe the supportive tissues and structures including muscles and ligaments.
Panchakarma also helps to remove toxins (aama) from the body.