Osteoarthritis is a the most common type of arthritis. Mainly affecting the knees, hips, spine, feet and hands, osteoarthritis can lead to chronic, debilitating pain and possibly crippling.
In Ayurveda, there is a joint pain disorder called Sandhigata vata. When vata is aggravated along with the accumulation of toxins, it weakens and degrades the joints and the synovial fluid in the joint capsule is lost. When the synovial fluid is lost there is no lubrication between the bones.
Excess vata is also responsible for the development of bone degeneration which may cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, crackling noises when you move, localized tenderness, swelling and inflammation.
Ayurveda has the tools we need to identify the root cause of cause of Sandhigata vata and to stop its further development. Ayurveda makes all efforts to identify the root cause rather than just placate the symptoms.
If you are willing to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner will give you the guidance you need to begin your path to healing. Your practitioner can determine your imbalance and make individualized suggestions for improving your lifestyle and diet to bring you the most support.
Additionally, there are many therapies to support the joints and provide pain relief such as Ayurvedic oil massage, marma therapy and heat therapy.
Let’s look at some things you can do to prevent Sandhigata vata.
Kottakkal Products for Sandhigata vata
Maha Narayana Oil balances vata dosha, the main herbs are dasamula and shatavari juice. This is an extremely popular oil and is useful for vata related disorders relating to all types of weakness.
Kshirabala Oil balances both vata and pitta dosha, supports and nourishes vata and pitta disorders related to the muscles, bones, nerves, and joints, and is especially a nervine tonic.
Maha Bala Oil balances vata, the main herb bala mula nourishes and supports male and female reproductive health, postdelivery care, and nourishes weak bones, muscles and nerves.
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The Ayurvedic text lists four types of fats with medicinal healing qualities. They are ghritam (ghee), oil (sesame), vasa (muscle), and majja (marrow). Each one has its own unique properties, however ghritam has several special qualities that are unmatched. Ghritam will maintain its own healing qualities even when combined with herbs with different qualities.