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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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When diagnosed at early stages, Rheumatoid Arthritis can be completely cured by an experienced doctor whereas in other cases the condition can get aggravated on treatment.


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Can Rheumatoid arthritis be cured at the early stages?

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis in early stage are:  Digestive disorder, constipation, loss of appetite, tiredness, Slight Morning stiffness, pain in only one of the joints, whereas excessive hunger can be seen only in some cases, It is very hard to detect Rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages even with all pathological reports but with our experience in understanding rheumatoid arthritis, detecting Rheumatoid arthritis in early stage is possible. Internal medicine is the line of treatment along with diet and lifestyle changes to reverse the pathology in early stage Rheumatoid arthritis. The main focus is on fasting and medicine to improve digestion due to which Tissue mechanism will come to normal by cleansing the clogs

Here is a good example which shows a  Rheumatoid Arthritis cure is achieved even in case of the mid-stage or comparatively early stage of arthritis 

Important: It is very important to consider liver function in the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis as the disease also affects the liver by disturbing the protein levels. This effect can be observed by the protein loss whereas the high potency of modern medicine is given for RA causes damage to the liver.

Ayurvedic management of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In chronic Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation spreading, and the patient can feel pain in multiple joints of the body. We can diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis pathologically with medical reports like CBC-ESR, RA Factor test, etc.

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Ayurveda provides complete cure whereas in some extreme cases they can improve the quality of life with treatment plans involving : 

Shamanoushadhis ( oral medication), Shodhana (elimination therapy), and other Panchakarma procedures. Inoral medication, drugs possessing properties nourishing the joints and cartilages are given along with Kashayam which are a good carrier of herbs in body.

When patient discusses about their causes of Rheumatoid arthritis with us , most of the time we have observed that deformities occur due to the introduction of some medicine taken by them to reduce the pain or to treat arthritis. Sometimes food ingredient like dairy products, meat etc were found to be also aggravating the condition. These external agents or products was found to be the leading reason to see Ulnar deviation, Heberden’s node, swan neck deformities in patients. Once these complication or deformities starts to develop, treating this condition becomes difficult hence requiring a long course of time and strict follow up. To reduce the deformities and damages we provide nourishing treatments at the affected site to recover the damage and the rate of recovery decides how long the treatment will go and if the patient will find the cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. 

Watch these patient feedback to understand the effectiveness of Ayurveda treatments in Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in chronic condition. 

What is the safest treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Western medicine doctors are suggesting medicine like Anti-inflammatory drugs, Steroids, etc for the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis suppressing immune system of the body. By suppressing immune system we are leaving the damaged joints as it is, this joint will now incur more wear and tear when in use. By supressing immune system we are prone to permanent damage of joints which will be accompanied by other side effects of the drugs which in case of steroids is very high. 

People who can understand the risk and complication involved with western medicine treatments for Rheumatoid arthritis will start considering Alternative Natural medicine for  rheumatoid arthritis . There are many natural treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis like naturopathy, Chinese medicine etc. but Ayurveda offers the best treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis by reversing the condition through lifestyle changes and medicinal support without further reoccurrences.


Can Ayurveda cure RA?

First line of treatment would be given to improve digestion by detoxifying body, which will help in balancing the immune system by reducing the foreign toxic elements from the body. To achieve this goal we have to make lifestyle changes and follow diet restrictions which will not only neutralize the immune system but also help in nourishment of the joints. External therapies and oral ayurvedic medicine for Rheumatoid arthritis are given to reduce inflammation, increase detoxification rate and balance the immune system. 

Second line of treatment will be given to nourish the joints in order to restore the damage in joints through various external therapies and ayurvedic medicines. 

This whole process altogether is the best treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis which has the potential to provide complete cure with no side effects.

Ayurvedic treatment For RA

According to the textbooks of Ayurveda, Rheumatoid Arthritis is described as “Amavata”, here ‘Ama’ depicts toxic material that is generated due to the undigested food in the body. Ama is a result of weakening of digestive fire and Vata is the movement-related biological component of the body. When ama is produced in body and Vata is out of balance, this toxic material is then carried throughout the body which then gets accumulated in different parts of the body at the cellular level. And in the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis joints get affected the most by this accumulation. As result patients suffer from severe pain and swelling in the Joints.

In Ayurvedic treatments, internal medicines along with external therapies, are practiced to treat rheumatoid arthritis. External therapies such as : 

Choorna Kizhi

This is one of the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, spondylosis. In Choorna Kizhi,Mixtures of natural herbs are gently applied over the body to make the patient sweat. 


Abhyangam is practised frequently in Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis in kerala , where a special type of oil massage is given to the patient. Various strokes are given to the patient according to his condition and the duration is decided by the doctor. Some of the benefits of Abhyangam are mentioned below:

  • It would help to nourish your body
  • Revitalize your nervous system
  • Assist in overcoming fatigue and stress
  • Help you promote undisturbed sleep
  • Improve physical appearance
  • Builds self-confidence and bestow long life

Njavara Kizhi

Njavarakizhi is very important in Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis for the nourishment of joints. Njavara rice is cooked in milk and a medicinal decoction is prepared following which four bundles of Navara rice are made that are dipped in the decoction, while another set of four bundles is used for massaging. This is applied by 2 to 4 therapists and the duration is decided by the doctor. 


It is very important to undergo treatment under an experienced Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis and with 400 years of tradition of Ayurveda thekkiyil family is one of the few Ayurvedic center in Kerala practicing classical treatments of Ayurveda. SSANH under the supervision of  Dr. Sanand is fuilly equipped for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Kozhikode, Kerala. Dr. Sanand is a member of the British council of Rheumatology and with his knowledge about the treatment added to the standards of treatment in Europe makes him the best doctor for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Ayurveda is a very vast science and every doctor has a different method of treating a condition so it is very important to be patient and trust the doctor you have chosen for treatment but if you are still not satisfied with the doctor you are taking treatment then you can contact Dr. Sanand to avail best ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in India at Call to action



Can Rheumatoid Arthritis go away on its own?

Once the immune system is imbalanced and is working against the body which is the main reason for patients to develop Rheumatoid arthritis in joints, it is not possible to reverse it without taking steps on this matter. In early stages 2-3 months we won’t be able to see many symptoms and due to the imbalanced lifestyle/ improper food which resulted in this Autoimmune condition will continue leading to the aggravation of the condition.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis be cured by diet?

Diet for Rheumatoid arthritis patients has its role to play but a diet plan alone is not effective. Medicine and diet have to go hand in hand 

In case of a condition that is aggravating we need to slow the pace of aggravation of the disease and increase the rate of improvement in health, here diet can reduce the rate of aggregation but the improvement has to be brought to stabilize the body which can only be done by medicine.

Can you live a long life with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Those who follow strict care and medication can have a long healthy span whereas if you do not take the necessary steps to treat this condition it will start creating complications leading to myocarditis and mitral stenosis which also affects the heart and hence Rheumatoid Arthritis can reduce the lifespan as well.

What is the best thing to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Freshly prepared food, Hot food and drinks and, Easily digestible food.

What are the 5 worst foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Curd, Black gram, Fruits, Refrigerated food, Fermented food

Is milk bad for Arthritis?

In the first stage of treatment, we should avoid milk but in the second stage where metabolism and digestion are improved, we can take hot milk by adding more percentage of water and slowly reducing the amount of water as we see more and more improvement.

Is milk bad for Arthritis?

In the first stage of treatment, we should avoid milk but in the second stage where metabolism and digestion are improved, we can take hot milk by adding more percentage of water and slowly reducing the amount of water as we see more and more improvement.

Is coffee good for Arthritis?

Caffeine is good as it is hot in potency but we should avoid coffee with milk in case of a patient with Rheumatoid arthritis. 

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