Rheumatoid Arthritis ( Vali azhal keel vayu )
- Sedentary life style, stressful situations and fast food dietary patterns are the factors responsible for the manifestation of this disease, by increasing the Vata & Kapha principle.
- In due course Pitta gets vitiated and thus the inflammatory process sets in causing unbearable pain, stiffness & swelling in all the major / minor joints which gets worse in the morning.
Suggestions from Dr. J
- Dietary & Life style modification yields better outcomes.
- Yoga Breathing exercises helps in preventing RA Flares & Exacerbations. View breathing exercises
Treatment Includes :
- Internal herbal medicines like Kudineer, Mathirai, Legiyam & Choornam
- External application of analgesic herbal pastes ( poultice ) & medicated oil is advisable in case of inflammation
- If there is pain without inflammation, MooligaiOttradam ( Warm Herbal Fomentation ) with Castor ( Ricinuscommunis ), Madder ( Calotropisgigantea ), Lemon grass, Datura, Galangal ( Alpinia galangal ) is very effective.
- Medicated Enema ( Peechu ) OR Therapeutic purgation ( Virechana ) balances the deranged humours.