Is Ayurveda Good for Osteoarthritis

November 19, 2019
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Considering the potential side effects and moderate effectiveness of conventional treatment, both patients and doctors are checking out alternative therapies, including osteoarthritis Ayurveda treatment.

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis, affecting millions of individuals across the globe. It’s caused by a range of aspects including obesity, injury, and aging bones and presents symptoms like joint stiffness, tenderness, bone spurs, swelling, loss of flexibility, and pain. Treatment varies depending on the affected joint – whether it’s the back, neck, wrist, or hip – and included exercise and medication.

As mentioned earlier, factors like age, injury, and obesity can increase the risk of getting osteoarthritis. Sex, genetics, bone deformities, repeated stress on the joint, and certain metabolic diseases can also put one at risk. Osteoarthritis is degenerative and worsens with time – leading to chronic pain. Conventional treatments mainly focus on relieving symptoms and enhancing the functionality of the joint. Patients may need different (or a combination) of treatments before determining what works for them. In most cases, the doctors will prescribe medications like painkillers or NSAIDs, counterirritants, DMARDs, corticosteroids, and biologic response modifiers. They may also recommend surgery or therapy.

But most of the conventional medication methods are only moderately effective. Besides, they present quite significant side effects, some of which can be life-threatening. That’s why both patients and their caregivers are seeking alternative treatments like Ayurveda to treat the condition. Osteoarthritis Ayurveda treatment involves the use of three modalities, including herbal treatments, yoga, and meditation, to address the condition.
Ayurveda provides a different herbal treatment for addressing osteoarthritis. The herbs present incredible anti-inflammatory properties, minus the side effects that are usually associated with the medications. As an example, Ayurvedic therapy can be as effective is addressing osteoarthritis of the knee as glucosamine and Celebrex, but with fewer side effects.

So, is Ayurveda good for osteoarthritis?
Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the globe, and by far, the most used form of non-allopathic medication in India. Today, it is also widely practiced in North America and European countries and is one of the fastest-growing complementary and alternative medicines worldwide.

The herbs turmeric, Boswellia, ginger, ashwagandha, Guggulu, Shatavari, and Triphala have all shown to reduce inflammation by altering the production of the body’s inflammatory chemicals.

While numerous new treatments for different forms of osteoarthritis have been identified, they present various drawbacks like excessive side effects, lack of efficacy, and high cost. And since osteoarthritis requires the patient to be on treatment for the rest of their lives, the importance of having a safe, friendly, effective, and cheap treatment can never be overemphasised. This explains the uptake of Ayurveda herbs across the globe.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, Ayurved

  • Encourages patients to love themselves
  • Provides a nurturing approach to being healthy
  • Gives a patient a greater understanding of their place in life
  • Helps patients learn to clear up energy
  • Provides better health a cellular level
  • Offers a full circle philosophy
  • Reduces toxins in the body
  • Facilitates stronger digestion
  • Minimises stress and provides a greater sense of well-being

Conclusion
Ayurveda uses herbs, Panchakarma treatments , yoga, meditation, and exercises to encourage good health. The ancient medicine is also effective in treating osteoarthritis.


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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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