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What is Osteoarthritis? It occurs due to the wearing and tearing of the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones over a period of time. OA thus results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. OA can affect and damage any joint in the body. Important aspects of OA – Osteoarthritis commonly afflicts the joints of the hands, Joints near the finger ends, base of the thumb, neck, lower back, hips, knees and spine. Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Joint swelling and decreased range of movements are also present in many cases. It gradually worsens with time . Active lifestyle, maintaining healthy body weight, effective medicines and treatments may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis and thus may help to improve pain and joint function. Common causes: Old age Increased body weight Heredity – includes genetic mutations that might make a person more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee. It may also be due to the inherited abnormalities in the shape of bones that surround the knee joint. Gender – women of 55 years of age or older are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than men Repetitive stress injuries – mostly related to the nature of the job, people involved in occupations that include lot of activity which causes stress on the joint are causative. These include activities and jobs involving kneeling, squatting or lifting heavy weights. Other illnesses – people with rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic disorders such as iron overload or excess growth hormone also carry the risk of hiring OA Treatment Abhyanga (Therapeutic / Preventive Herbal Oil Massage) Swedana (Fomentation / Sudation / Sweating therapy) Pinda Sweda (Bolus Fomentation) – Churna Pinda Sweda (Podikkizhi) – Patra Pinda Sweda (Leaf bolus fomentation) – Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda – Dhara / Seka (Pizhichil) – For more queries contact : Ayurveda Healing Tree 7814002233, 7696287379
Ayurvedic Therapies to Reduce Knee Pain and Swelling Ayurveda offers many treatments for the treatment of knee Arthritis. Application of oil is the important because of the action of medicine is very fast, and can penetrate the skin layers. There are three different purpose which Ayurvedic treatments achieve • Reduction in inflammation and pain • Strengthening of muscles around the affected area • Reduction in Vata (primary cause of pain as per Ayurveda) internal cleansing so the efficacy of medicines is better • The exact schedule & combination of treatments needs to be decided by the doctor depending upon the condition & prakruti of the patient. However, the following is an indicative list of treatments which are normally used for reduction in knee pain & swelling. • Abhyangam : Abhyangam is a full body massage done with medicated herbal oils. This helps in stimulating the nerve endings at the site of pain which increases the blood circulation. • Kizhi : Kizhi uses herbs / sand / rice / choornams tied in a muslin cloth to make small herbal boluses (potlis). These boluses are then heated and lightly pounded over knee joint as needed. • Pizhichil : Pizhichil or oil squeezing is done to pacify the vata, strengthen muscles and lubricates knee joints. • Janu basti : Janu Basti involves pouring of specially prepared warm herbal oil over the knee. The oil is retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. The herbal oil used in the procedure restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint. • Upnaham : This therapy is done by application of herbal paste over the affected area. This treatment is very effective in OsteoArthritis of knee, knee joint injuries and localized Knee Pain and Swelling. For treatment and consultation visit Ayurveda Healing Tree or Call at our Helpline No 7814002233
Ayurvedic Treatments for KNEE PAIN Ayurvedic treatment for Knee Pain and Swelling reduces chronic Joint Pain caused due to inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues. In most cases, Knee Pain and Swelling occurs as a result of osteoArthritis of knee joint. There are three different purpose which Ayurvedic treatments achieve • Reduction in inflammation and pain • Strengthening of muscles around the affected area • Reduction in Vata (primary cause of pain as per Ayurveda) internal cleansing so the efficacy of medicines is better The exact schedule & combination of treatments needs to be decided by the doctor depending upon the condition & prakruti of the patient. However, the following is an indicative list of treatments which are normally used for reduction in knee pain & swelling. Abhyangam : Abhyangam is a full body massage done with medicated herbal oils. This helps in stimulating the nerve endings at the site of pain which increases the blood circulation. Ayurveda believes that the best remedy to pacify vata is by oil application and massaging. Also, oil application lubricates the joints and restores movement. Kizhi : Kizhi uses herbs / sand / rice / choornams tied in a muslin cloth to make small herbal boluses (potlis). These boluses are then heated and lightly pounded over knee joint as needed. The active ingredients of herbal powders and leaves or rice act directly on the site of knee joint inflammation and reduce pain. Pizhichil : Pizhichil or oil squeezing is done to pacify the vata, strengthen muscles and lubricates knee joints. Janu basti : Janu Basti involves pouring of specially prepared warm herbal oil over the knee. The oil is retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. The herbal oil used in the procedure restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint. It also improves the mobility of the knee joints. Janu Basti is mainly used in Pain Management in conditions such as osteoArthritis of knee joints, osteoporosis, and Arthritis of knee joints and chronic pain of the knee joints. It reduces the pain and stiffness in knee joints and thus helps to improve mobility. Upnaham : This therapy is done by application of herbal paste over the affected area. This treatment is very effective in OsteoArthritis of knee, knee joint injuries and localized Knee Pain and Swelling. It improves circulation, initiates healing and strengthens the musculature. Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of Vata according to Ayurveda. Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of Vata according to Ayurveda. Also it helps in relieving constipation which is one of the major complaints of patients. Reasons for knee pain and swelling • OsteoArthritis of knee • Injury to the ligaments holding knee bones • Fracture of knee bone • Injury to the tendon that connects bones and muscles • Breaking of cartilage • Gout • Inflammation of joint • Infection Ayurveda’s Etiology of Knee Joint Pain and Swelling Ayurveda recognizes the osteoArthritis of knee as Sandhigatavata, meaning provoked Vata located in sandhi (joints). The localised vata in joints affects all the normal physiological functions. As we age the Vata Dosha becomes predominant and hence problems such as knee Joint Pain are seen commonly among older people. Ayurveda also considers unhealthy diet as a contributing factor for Arthritis and knee Joint Pain. Disturbed metabolism and digestion also increase vata vitiation cause pain in joints. Although there is no permanent cure for osteoarthritis, Ayurvedic therapies and medications help relieve pain and swelling. What are the Common Symptoms of Knee Pain? Knee pain may be accompanied by some very specific symptoms that are suggestive of Arthritis of knee joints and include, • Redness • Stiffness in joints • Swelling around the knee joint • Tender and warm skin over the joint • Crunching or cracking noises on movement • Difficulty in stretching the knee Cost of Ayurvedic Treatment for Knee Pain and Swelling Ayurvedic treatments are customised as per the patients’ age, lifestyle and health status. You can discuss the cost of Ayurvedic treatment for Knee Pain and swelling during your consultation. For Assistance call 7814002233 or Visit our Clinic – Ayurveda Healing Tree.
Ayurvedic Treatments for KNEE PAIN Ayurvedic treatment for Knee Pain and Swelling reduces chronic Joint Pain caused due to inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues. In most cases, Knee Pain and Swelling occurs as a result of osteoArthritis of knee joint. There are three different purpose which Ayurvedic treatments achieve • Reduction in inflammation and pain • Strengthening of muscles around the affected area • Reduction in Vata (primary cause of pain as per Ayurveda) internal cleansing so the efficacy of medicines is better The exact schedule & combination of treatments needs to be decided by the doctor depending upon the condition & prakruti of the patient. However, the following is an indicative list of treatments which are normally used for reduction in knee pain & swelling. Abhyangam : Abhyangam is a full body massage done with medicated herbal oils. This helps in stimulating the nerve endings at the site of pain which increases the blood circulation. Ayurveda believes that the best remedy to pacify vata is by oil application and massaging. Also, oil application lubricates the joints and restores movement. Kizhi : Kizhi uses herbs / sand / rice / choornams tied in a muslin cloth to make small herbal boluses (potlis). These boluses are then heated and lightly pounded over knee joint as needed. The active ingredients of herbal powders and leaves or rice act directly on the site of knee joint inflammation and reduce pain. Pizhichil : Pizhichil or oil squeezing is done to pacify the vata, strengthen muscles and lubricates knee joints. Janu basti : Janu Basti involves pouring of specially prepared warm herbal oil over the knee. The oil is retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. The herbal oil used in the procedure restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint. It also improves the mobility of the knee joints. Janu Basti is mainly used in Pain Management in conditions such as osteoArthritis of knee joints, osteoporosis, and Arthritis of knee joints and chronic pain of the knee joints. It reduces the pain and stiffness in knee joints and thus helps to improve mobility. Upnaham : This therapy is done by application of herbal paste over the affected area. This treatment is very effective in OsteoArthritis of knee, knee joint injuries and localized Knee Pain and Swelling. It improves circulation, initiates healing and strengthens the musculature. Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of Vata according to Ayurveda. Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of Vata according to Ayurveda. Also it helps in relieving constipation which is one of the major complaints of patients. Reasons for knee pain and swelling • OsteoArthritis of knee • Injury to the ligaments holding knee bones • Fracture of knee bone • Injury to the tendon that connects bones and muscles • Breaking of cartilage • Gout • Inflammation of joint • Infection Ayurveda’s Etiology of Knee Joint Pain and Swelling Ayurveda recognizes the osteoArthritis of knee as Sandhigatavata, meaning provoked Vata located in sandhi (joints). The localised vata in joints affects all the normal physiological functions. As we age the Vata Dosha becomes predominant and hence problems such as knee Joint Pain are seen commonly among older people. Ayurveda also considers unhealthy diet as a contributing factor for Arthritis and knee Joint Pain. Disturbed metabolism and digestion also increase vata vitiation cause pain in joints. Although there is no permanent cure for osteoarthritis, Ayurvedic therapies and medications help relieve pain and swelling. What are the Common Symptoms of Knee Pain? Knee pain may be accompanied by some very specific symptoms that are suggestive of Arthritis of knee joints and include, • Redness • Stiffness in joints • Swelling around the knee joint • Tender and warm skin over the joint • Crunching or cracking noises on movement • Difficulty in stretching the knee Cost of Ayurvedic Treatment for Knee Pain and Swelling Ayurvedic treatments are customised as per the patients’ age, lifestyle and health status. You can discuss the cost of Ayurvedic treatment for Knee Pain and swelling during your consultation. For Assistance call 7814002233 or Visit our Clinic – Ayurveda Healing Tree. http://ayurvedahealingtree.in/ayurvedic-treatments-for-knee-pain-ayurvedic-treatment-for-knee-pain-and-swelling-reduces-chronic-joint-pain-caused-due-to-inflammation-of-joints-and-/b90
Elakizhi, also called Patra Pinda Sweda, is a form of sweat therapy used to provide relief from pain and rejuvenate and strengthen the soft tissues, joints, and muscles in the body. It is prepared from herbal ingredients such as the leaves of medicinal plants to induce sweating. Patra Pinda Sweda (Elakizhi) refers to the treatment that involves applying heat to the body parts using a bolus prepared from the leaves of medicinal plants. Ingredients The leaves of different plants are selected for this procedure depending on the disease to be treated and the dosha involved in causing the disorder. The commonly used leaves of the plants include Eranda (Ricinus Communis), Nirgundi (Vitex Negundo), and Arka (Calotropis Gigantea). Duration of the Procedure Each session of this treatment lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes. The therapy may be repeated once every day for 1 to 2 weeks depending on the intensity/severity of the disease. Indications Elakizhi (Patra Pinda Sweda) is useful the treatment of the joint pains and stiffness occurring due to osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica and other pain disorders. • Arthritis – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis • Spondylitis • Spondylosis • Chronic back pain • Cramps • Myalgia • Neuralgia • Post-traumatic dysfunctions • Sciatica • Spondylolisthesis • Sports injuries • Sprains Benefits of Elakizhi The leaves of medicinal plants used in this treatment possess analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints. Joint & Muscle Disorders The treatment also produces anti-degenerative and rejuvenating effects, which help in delaying the age-related degeneration of the joints and prevents the damage caused by the joint diseases thereby improving their range of movements, and longevity. It can also be used to reduce stiffness, swelling and restricted movements in the joints. It also prevents the morbidity caused due to the Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha in the affected joints, and soft tissues. It tones up the joints and muscles. It soothes the nerves and improves blood circulation. It also reduces the effusion in the joints. Paralysis When used for the patients with paralysis, Elakizhi can help in improving the sensory and motor functions of the affected parts. This treatment can also relieve the radiating, neuralgic pain caused by nerve disorders. Detoxification It induces sweating, which brings about a sense of lightness in the affected parts. The excessive sweating can also help in eliminating the toxins from the body. Osteoarthritis Elakizhi can help to reduce joint pains and stiffness caused due to osteoarthritis. It can also prevent the breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone thus preventing worsening of the condition. It also reduces joint swelling and improves the range of movements. Rheumatoid Arthritis Elakizhi can help to minimize the inflammation in the joints and the painful deformity and immobility caused by this condition. It also rejuvenates and strengthens the joints and soft tissues. Sciatica Elakizhi can help to reduce the radiating pain in the legs caused by sciatica. It also prevents the progress of this condition by inhibiting the degeneration of the intervertebral disc. It also prevents numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and aching sensations in the back, and legs occurring due to this condition. Spondylolisthesis Elakizhi provides relief from the symptoms of this condition such as back stiffness, leaning forward posture, tight hamstrings, waddling gait and the lower back pain. It also reduces the intermittent shooting pain from the buttocks to the legs via sciatic nerve. Cervical spondylosis Elakizhi can help reduce the neck pain caused by the damage to the cervical vertebra associated with cervical spondylosis. It also prevents the progress of the disease and improves the quality of patient’s life. Bursitis The symptoms of bursitis such as pain and swelling in the joints can be relieved effectively with the help of this treatment. It is also beneficial for the patients suffering from whiplash, torticollis, ankylosing spondylitis and spinal stenosis. It reduces pain and discomfort associated with these disorders and improves the functions of the joints. Acute conditions like sprains, strains, and cramps can also be treated using this treatment. Ayurveda Healing Tree 7814002233
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