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Ayurveda Treatment for Arthritis

Vata is the governing factor in the maintenance of equilibrium in the universe as well as in the body. As age advances, the influence of Vata Dosha progresses, resulting in the process of gradual degeneration of the body. Sandhigatavata (Osteoarthritis) is one of the consequences of this process, which is common in the elderly people. This is one of the major causes of chronic disability, affecting the quality of life. Ayurveda treatment procedure at Sanjeeva Ayurveda provide better options to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) as far as osteo arthritis treatment concern. Osteoarthritis patients have been given Mriduvirechana, Snehana, Svedana Matrabasti, Kashya Vasthi and along with oral ayurveda medications.

Mriduvirechana (Mild Purgation)

Treatment of Sandhigatavata usually begins with a basic process like Mriduvirechana. It cleanses the body to restore patency ofthe Srotasa, which improve the access of healing material as well as nourishment to the body components. In addition, this also helps in maintaining or restoring the optimum equilibriumin tridosha without any complication.

Abhyangam or Snehanam (Ayurvedic oil massage)

Abhyanga reduces the provoked Vata, which is responsible for the decay in the Dhatus and for manifestation of features like pain, stiffness, and crackes.According to modern studies, massage stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system, improving the elimination of waste throughout the body. Absorption through the skin can be enhanced by suspending the drug in an oily vehicle and rubbing it on the skin. Thus, the medicaments used as massage are absorbed through the skin.


Svedana is specially done in symptoms like contraction or flexion, extension, pain stiffness, heaviness, and numbness.These are the usual clinical manifestations of arthritis.

Matra vasthi/Sneha vasthi (medicated Oil enema)

Matravasthi is a form of Sneha vasthi. It is convenient and comfortable in administration. It nourishes the body, promotesthe strength, and cures Vata-related diseases.Vasti,through its action on Vata and Agni, promotes the formationof Dhatus. The colon is considered as main seat of Vata and Vata‑alleviating substances administered through the rectocolonic route in Matrabasti are able to have their optimum effect on the seat of Vata.