AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
One of the strongest material found in human body are bones. Human body comprises of 206 bones attached with different ligaments, cartilages and tendons. Bones are the vital part of body, play different roles in our body- protecting organs, giving structure, storage house of calcium and providing structure to our body. It is very important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood. Our bones are continuously changing day by day. Most people attain their peak bone mass around 30. With growing age remolding of bones start. Further with the growing age our bones loss bone mass and we are more prone to bone diseases. Osteoporosis, arthritis, spondylitis, osteomalacia, osteopenia are some common examples of bone diseases.
According to Ayurveda, Ankylosing spondylitis is due to imbalance of tridoshas and vitiated vata contributes a lot to this problem. This imbalance causes a type of arthritis of the spine and lead to long-life disability. In this disorder disc and vertebrae gets swollen. It causes limitation of movements.
Aama generated from stomach ---- Blocks way of vata ---- Accumulated vata blocked specific areas ---- vata moved to body joints ---- Creates sharp pain and swelling ---- Inability to move speedily.
Ayurveda offers excellent therapies for this disease. Different procedures are used to detoxify the toxin (ama) and purify the human body and prescribe a balance diet.
ABOUT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects spine. It is an autoimmune disease. Inflammation of spine and sacroiliac joints is chronic. Inflammation can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. It can also cause inflammation, pain and stiffness in shoulders, hip, ribs, heels and small joints of hand and feet. It can also cause Overtime chronic inflammation of spine leads to the fusion of vertebrae and patient is not able to move spine. Men are more prone to this disease rather than women.
Areas more effected are:-
- Vertebrae in lower back
- Hip joint
- Shoulder joint
- Joint between base of spine and pelvis
- Places where tendons and ligaments are attached
- Cartilage between breastbone and ribs
CAUSES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Ankylosing spondylitis has no any specific cause, but gene HLA-B27 is responsible for the increasing risk of ankylosing spondylitis.
SYMPTOMS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Pain and stiffness in lower back and hip region are the early symptoms of this disease. In its chronic stage it causes arthritis of hip and shoulder joint. Further this disease has worst effects on the different areas of body.
These areas are:-
- Shoulder joint
- Hip joint
AYURVEDA & ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Ayurved is one of vast health care system with miraculous results. In other words we can say that ayurved is a best gift for human well being. All diseases are the results of imbalance of three doshas - vata, pitta, kapha. As we mention above ama is generated in stomach disturbed by vata dosha and results in causing ankylosing spondylitis.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Joint Support Pack for ayurvedic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Bone Support - 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water
- Curcumin Capsules - 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Joint Aid Plus - 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Coral Calcium Complex - 1 Capsule, twice daily, with plain water after meals.
1. BONE SUPPORT
Bone support capsules are made from the best herbs like - Shudh laksha (Laccifer lacca: anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, lipid lowering in nature), Suhanjana beej (Moringo oleifera: used in different diseases like arthritis, joint pain, asthma, cancer, constipation and heart problems), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular: also used to cure peptic ulcer, scurvy, cancer,weak bones and fractures), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna : best herb used to cure heart disordersand lowers level of cholesterol), Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum), Mukta. This supplement helps to cure pain and strengthen bones .One of the best feature of this supplement is it contains mukta is pearl calcium compound and it nature's best calcium source. It is used to increase the bone density and to heal fractures very quickly.
2. CURCUMIN CAPSULES
Curcumin means haldi, it is a well known aromatic spice used in our kitchens to color and flavor the curies. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Only herb used in the preparation of this herbal supplement is haridra (Curcura longa-anti-inflammatory and anti- oxidant). Our product give wonderful results to patients of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. It is well known to heal the internal wounds. It is used to detoxify the blood and also used as antiseptic. Curcumin is also used to cure cancers.
3. JOINT AID PLUS
Planet ayurveda's this supplement is not just a pack of capsules. It is a nature diet for all the bones and joints in human body. Different herbs like Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Sallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Saunth (Zinziber offinalis) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are used. This supplement is used to rid off pain and inflammation.
4. CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX
Our natural supplement is a best source of natural calcium. This formula is used to improve bone density and strength. It works miraculously to heal fractures. It is best in calcium deficiency and improves bone mineral density.
To buy Joint Support Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/joint-support-pack.html
DIET TO TAKEN
- Vitamins and nutrient rich diet is very beneficial for body.
- Omega-3 fatty acid is also very good for the patients of ankylosing spondylitis.
- Green salad, broccoli, spinach.
- Sprouts, oatmeal, brown rice
- Cold water fish
- Fruits like Guava, grapes, watermelon, strawberries, pomegranate and apple
DIET TO AVOID
- High sodium diet
- Extra added sugar
- Canned food.
Our daily regular small walks and proper exercise helps to cure ankylosing spondylitis. Stretching of body reduce neck stiffness and pain. Heat therapies overcome the stiffness of the joints while cold therapies are to reduce the inflammation.
Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan
MD (ALT. MEDICINE) View Profile