Rheumatism-Ayuredic Concept

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Vata combined with ama is Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis). Rheumatism is not only a joint disease, but it affects the entire body. Amavata may even be present inside the body without that this gives problems at the joints. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not fully known in Ayurveda. Ayurveda suggests that this disease is manifested after a period of accumulation of AMA in the digestive tract. If vata is increased, this accumulation of ama in the blood throughout the body transported through which it can be attached firmly to the joints. Arthritis can come in a humid climate or a humid environment such as women who in former times had to wash clothes by hand and often had to dry in the houses were often suffer from rheumatic diseases. The vata dosha is also increased by excessive loss of blood and seed because loss of body matter vata can increase by too much activity by psychological problems and stress (stress has a negative impact on the immune system), by insomnia, by eating meat (proteins) to use. regularly by many and vata-increasing food Ama is formed as the digestion fire agni is too low but ama is in turn the cause of a too low agni. A kind of vicious circle. Ama are indigestible, mucoid substances after digestion of nutrients are left. These substances constitute a ballast for proper functioning of the body and must be removed before they can cause diseases.Because of its physiological agreement ama leads to settle in the joints and in conjunction with vata leads to the development of rheumatoid arthritis amavata called. Ama close the body channels (srota s) on which the metabolism is disturbed.This allows important nutrients for the body not or not sufficiently come to their end which they will accumulate in the joints. This allows the joints go dry, stiff and painful. Depending on the unique constitution of a person will rheumatism express themselves, namely:

  • if there is a predominant vata constitution will be manifested by rheumatic pain, dehydration and a heavy feeling in the joints
  • if there is a predominant pitta constitution will rheumatism manifested by inflammation accompanied by swelling and redness, burning and sometimes fever
  • if there is a predominant kapha constitution will rheumatism manifested by accumulation of fluid in the joints

Aurveda states that the body including consists of seven body tissues. Majja dhatu are the bones and bone tissue. It consists of bone marrow, connective tissue and nerve tissue. The main functions of majja dhatu are “communication” and the filling of space in the body, and especially the space in the bones. The bone marrow is a soft jelly-like tissue. Each bone has a small hole through which the nerves and blood fibers in the bone come. As a result, in those places the bone tissue in pressure to give a feeling of pain. If there is increase in majja dhatu is the kapha dosha responsible. Upon purchase of mahha Dhâtâ can doshas vata pitta as well as those responsible are. Dushti (disturbance) can be caused by one of the doshas, ​​by two, and even all three of the doshas if there is irritation. The closest tissue in our body is the bone tissue: asthi. Ashti consists mainly of earth (approximately 80%), air (approximately 15%) and water (about 5%) located in the periosteum. The air molecules are the bones porous. Because asthi is composed of the earth element in particular, the bones are rich in iron, copper, zinc, mineral salt and other minerals.If there is asthi dhatu dushti (dusthi = disruption of one or more doshas or tissue), it is possible that this is caused by a deficiency of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, necessary for proper bone structure and maintaining healthy bones. In women can be hyperactive during menopause asthi agni because the body usually starts to produce less estrogen. Asthi agni then tries to compensate for the shortage. This may have the result that osteoporosis will occur. Ayurveda advises women during menopause and – if necessary – in the years after food, herbs and plants to use that contain natural estrogens. Shatavari is an excellent way to prevent osteoporosis. Attempt If there is asthi dhatu can include arthritis occur. Decreases If there is increased asthi dhatu calcium can be deposited on the tendons of the muscles (fibromyoom). The muscle fibers can become inflamed. When vata dosha are the symptoms of asthi dushti include:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoporosis (saushiryam = loss of bone mass due to increased vata)
  • pain in bones and limbs

The pitta dosha are the symptoms of asthi dushti include:

  • arthritis accompanied by inflammation (increased pitta)
  • periostitis (shin splints)
  • osteomyelitis (infection of the bone marrow)

The kapha dosha are the symptoms of asthi dushti include:

  • swelling of limbs, stiffness and calcification
  • osteoma (bone tumor)
  • bony prominences

If there is Asthi Kshaya (= decrease in body tissues or doshas) may include express this in:

  • Fibromyalgia (vata or pitta))
  • muscle pain, stiffness (vata)
  • osteoporosis
  • pain in bones and limbs
  • reduction in bone density
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • hypertrophy = strong development of tissues with no increase in the number of cells (Kapha)

Adipose tissue in the body – provided it is not too much, but in the proper amount – is important. Adipose tissue (MEDA dhatu) is one of the seven body tissues in the body. It gives the body a nice shape, flexibility and gives the skin its softness. If excess meda dhatu in the body is present, this will lead to obesity. Too little meda dhatu is expressed in fragile joints, dry skin and weakness. Meda dhatu contains fat, phospholipid containing phosphorus are the main components of cell membranes, steroïdes such as cholesterol and other lipids. Ayurveda suggests that use of excessive amounts of sugar, salt, dairy products, alcohol, lack of exercise, unprocessed emotions, steroids and typhoid are the main causes of various diseases meda. Overweight people can easily develop arthritis in the ankles and knees because these joints have to carry the extra weight and are burdened by obesity. If meda dhatu agni is very high during the recording process of food ingredients through the tissues, the body will process the fat molecules too quickly. This can lead to meda kshaya ie those fat stores depleted. This allows someone to come so that the muscles are stiff and limbs can be painful. Deficit important for the body fat This situation can lead to osteoporosis and degenerative arthritis.

Prana is the vital breath in our bodies. It manifests itself in electrical impulses, the oxidation (compound with oxygen) of the cells and the flow of intelligence from one cell to another cell. On subtle physiological level, the neurological impulse. Prana is the subtle energy of vata dosha. Prana, tejas (= ao subtle essence of Agni and pitta, energy intelligence, appearance) and ojas (= the subtle positive energy of kapha and provides such immunity, vitality). When prana, tejas and ojas can work together in harmony with each other, they cause a strong aura and excellent health. The amount of Prana must match the amount of vata in Prakriti. If the amount of Vata for example 1/3, then it would also have to be prana. If prana above this balance comes out, there is prana vruddhi (= increase). Symptoms of prana vruddhi include:

  • arthritis
  • creaking limbs


Treatment :  The main principle of the Ayurvedic treatment amavata is to first remove. Causes of increased vata and an excess of accumulated ama Pancha Karma (fivefold cleaning) is so the right way. Will also agni (digestive fire) should be to let burn and record. Improve food increased To reduce ama be other than herbs used to get. Increased vata balancing Arthritis occurs only after a long time so it certainly can be before all ama will be. Removed from the body several months It will also look at the Ayurvedic doctor the means best suited to handle. Inflammation of the joints and the pain In addition, the patient should follow that is easy to digest. Vata-lowering diet Dairy products, meat and fats should be avoided and also yogurt, cottage cheese and cocoa are not good because it’s close the srota. Also, daily exercise prescribed (no heavy exercise). It should also be or can be used to get stiff muscles loosen Ayurvedic massage deployed viewed. Ayurvedic drugs that are used are:

  • Yograj Guggulu possibly in combination with Maharasnadi kwath
  • Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, Ashwagandha, Spikenard, Vacha, Kushmand (aforementioned herbs are used in samenstelligen known under the names Dep-End)
  • Cerebex
  • Shallaki
  • Guggul
  • Boswelia

Furthermore, the use of the following herbs in daily food very good: ginger, black pepper, cumin, cloves, garlic, ajwain, turmeric (curcuma).
For external use to sores to rub his Narayan Taila and Pancha Guna taila very suitable.

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