Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an ama-type auto-immune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. Inama, due to varied reasons, the proteins made from the food we eat are deviated. This deviation from normal path results in deranged components, which will be considered foreign by the body. The inherent defense tries to combat it and creates fever and inflammation causing the tissues to swell. Tissues that line the joints (the synovium) is the most affected. They thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovial fluid that lubricates the joints and helps them move smoothly gets dried up resulting in loss of flexibility of the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. The joint effect is usually symmetrical.
If inflammation lasts long, it can damage the cartilage, the elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint, as well as the bones themselves. Over time, there is loss of cartilage, and the joint spacing between bones can become smaller. Joints become loose, unstable, painful and lose their mobility. Joint deformity also can occur in the later stages.
Ayurvedic treatment focuses on reversing the process of ama formation. This is done by controlling the food, enhancing and correcting digestion. Processes like enema, emesis to bring back congruent proteins from the absorbed matter are also done.
A course of ayurvedic treatment usually takes 9 months to 1 year or even more according to the condition of the disease. A total remission can be expected in most cases.Vedagram has the best treatment protocol for Rheumatoid arthritis.