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Home > Health & Disease in Naturopathy > Joint and Muscle Ailments > Arthritis
Arthritis is mainly the disease of mature age but now a days its young patients are also abundantly available. This disease is supposed to be incurable from treatment point of view. It`s main symptoms are as follows:

  • Acute pain, swelling and redness in joints
  • Feeling of light temperature
  • Sweating with foul smell
  • Feeling of weakness
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Inability to move
  • Cracking sound in joints
  • Prolonged Constipation

Causes of Arthritis:
Usually this disease is observed in such patients whose bodies accumulation of morbid matter is of acidic nature. Due to the alkaline nature of bones, acidic morbid matter has a tendency to move towards the bones so that it could be neutralised by their alkalinity. In this process, it usually gets deposited in the joints and the symptoms of swelling and pain start. According to Yoga and Naturopathy wrong eating, living and thinking habits are the principal causes of this painful disease.

Treatment of Arthritis:
The patient may take fomentation of the joints where swelling and pain is present. Application of cold pack wrapped up by woollen dry bandage or hot pack is the best treatment for such patients. Steam bath, once or twice a week, occasional. Full tub bath, warm water enema for cleansing of the bowels and Epsom salt bath should also be used.

Such patients must give special attention to the change of their diet. They are advised to take mainly alkaline diet. Fruits e.g. sweet Orange, sweet Lemon, Mousami, Pineapple. Chakotara etc. provide benefit in this disease. Fruit i.e., lemon etc. give alkaline effect after digestion and are therefore considered as alkaline food substances. There should be at least 80% alkaline food items in their normal diet. Occasional fast and keeping on fruit diet gives early relief. Foods of acidic nature like. Tea, Coffee, Bread, Omelette, Non-veg. food items. Oily and fried food etc. should be discarded by patients suffering from this disease.

Most of the exercises ofYogic Sukshma Vyayama are beneficial in this disease. Surya Namaskar, Tadasana. Katichakrasana, Konasana, Padahastasana, Ekpadotanasana, Supta Pavanmuktasana, Merudanda Ghumava-asana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Vajrasana, Gomukhasana. Siddhasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana and Pashchimottanasana may be practised regularly. Suryabhedi, Bhastrika and Nadi Shodhana Pranayama are specially beneficial in this disease condition.

Arthritis has many types. Therefore, its correct diagnosis is imperative before taking to treatment. Patient should consult some distinguished expert in case desired relief is not obtained from the prescribed procedures and after thorough examination he may take the treatment according to the type of Arthritis.

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