Modern times working requirement ,dietary stuffs & habits and life style are compelled the humans to do less physical work in closed environment & that leads to steep rise nos. of problems related to bones & joints.
Since 1998, Dr Prasher has treated 13500 patients of orthopaedic problems with the help of Ayurveda medicines & Panchakarma therapies. .Info about some of the bone & joints problems that have been treated successfully with success rate of 76% at our centre.
Vatarakta- arthritis caused by vitiated vata & rakta .
Gout -the disorders caused from over formation or reduced excretion of uric acid or combination of both.
The other types of arthritis with similar nature can be treated on the lines of vatarakta are psoriatic arthritis, infective arthritis, arthritis developed due to ulcerative colitis or inflammatory bowel disease.
Amavata – arthritis caused by vitiated by complex of vata & kapha.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – A chronic multisystemic disease mainly of auto-immune nature characterized by symmetrical polyarthritis of small joints with pain, tenderness, swelling & morning stiffness; joint deformities may develop with chronic persistent inflammation.
Other types of arthritic conditions can be treated with the same line of treatments may be SLE [ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus] affecting joints, Ankolysing spondylitis, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic sclerosis effecting joints , Scleroderma.
Sandhivata – arthritis of degenerative nature caused by vitiation of vata usually in old age.
Osteo- arthritis –Progressive degerative joint disorder characterized by lose of articular cartilage associated with osteophytes formation in & around the involved joints. Pain get increased with the walking / joint use,& with advance stage of disease the joint motion get limited, spinal joint involvement may affect the intervertebral discs.
Asthikhya, asthisaushrya, asthibhransha are the diseases of bone when the density of bones gets decreased & then possibilities of bone fractures get increased.
Osteoporosis is one the similar disease condition in modern medical texts characterized by reduction of bone density, whenever the rate of resorption exceeds formation. Vertebrae, wrist, hip, humerus & tibia are more prone to fractures.
Grivagraha – Pain with stiffness/restricted movement due to vitiation of vata in cervical region. Its complication is Avabahuka if pain / numbness radiates in arm, arms.
Cervical Spondylitis - inflammation of spines in cervical region. It may involve herniation/slipping of discs in cervical region that causes pain, stiffness in neck & restricted movements.
Katigraha/Katishula/Kativedana – Pain with stiffness, restricted movements in lumber/ sacral /whole back due to vitiated vata. It’s complication is Gridharshi [Sciatica pain], when the pain radiates in one or both legs.
Slip Disc / backache - Pain is localized with paraspinal muscular spasm, stiffness, restriction of movements may or may not radiation of pain in groin or legs. Most common sites are L5-S1, L4-L5, and L3-L4 rarely on higher region.
Ankolysing Spondylitis – 90% are + for HLA-B 27. Limitations of movements, morning stiffness are followed by limitation of chest expansion, progressive kyphosis & flexion of thoracic spine.
At Vedanta Ayurveda some documented herbs that mentioned to improve the bone strength & to reverse the disease process usually two formulations based on nature of disease,constitution type & Agni bala of the person is prepared & effects of the same is seen after three months of course on improvement in BMD & other related clinical lab. Parameters. 1. Asthikalpa -nutrition to the bone tissues to improve the bone health. 2. Vyadhiharakalpa-to reverse the disease process.