80% of the patient who underwent treatment for rheumatoid arthritis at SSANH found the cure, suggesting that we provide the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala

Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala, Calicut

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Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis at SSANH is the best treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala. Treatments at SSANH are dedicated to curing rheumatoid arthritis not just managing it. 21 days to 45 days of treatment is required for the patients in our facility followed by 1-2 years of oral medication. Ayurvedic Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is dependent on the patient’s current condition and the degeneration in joints.

SSANH is providing Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala trying to reduce inflammation in the body while restoring the metabolism to its natural state. This helps stabilizing the condition of the patient by reducing the pain, swelling and other symptoms. Once the patient is stable, we ask the patients to follow the lifestyle changes suggested during their stay and continue taking the oral medication by following up with us every week or every alternate week.

Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is completely designed by Dr. Sanand who hails to the lineage of Thekkayil family of Kerala, practising Ayurveda for 400 years.


Dr. Sanand being a member of the British council of Rheumatology has been accepted at European medical standards as well as Indian medical standards, making him the best choice for the ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Kerala.

He combines classical technique of Ayurveda with modern technology to diagnose and understand the patient’s condition in detail. He believes diagnosis is the most important part of the Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and when diagnosis is correct the chances of cure without any complication or side effects will increase. After consulting the patient and diagnosing their condition, a treatment plan is designed by Dr. Sanand. He uses classical knowledge of Ayurveda obtained from different traditional vaidyas of past 4 centuries whereas its execution is supported by the potency of in-house medicines and formulations. In-house medicines and formulations are obtained after integrating the successful treatments of rheumatoid arthritis of many traditional vaidyas.

To avoid any complication in the condition i.e. to avoid any degeneration in joints, it is very important to undergo Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis under an experienced doctor. To contact Dr. Sanand and avail the best ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala click here

Check out the patient’s review for ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis conducted at SSANH.

Early stage rheumatoid arthritis : It is defined based on the symptoms such as constipation, loss of appetite, tiredness, slight morning stiffness and pain in only one of the joints. Excessive hunger can be seen only in some cases of early stage rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis might not be detectable in early stage by just pathological reports making it a difficult task to diagnose at this point.

Early stage treatment: Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in early stage focuses on fasting which helps in increasing the rate of detoxification. Oral medicine is given to improve digestion, fasting along with oral medication helps improve the tissue mechanism hence restoring the immune system.

Subsequent stage rheumatoid arthritis: Once the patient makes a transition from early stage of rheumatoid arthritis to the subsequent stage of rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation can spread to multiple joints resulting in the pain to appear at multiple joints. In subsequent stages rheumatoid arthritis can be detected pathologically with medical reports like CBC-ESR, RA Factor test, etc. In such cases, Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis can cure patients with difficulty. In severe deformities permanent damage is afflicted on the joints which is nearly incurable condition and can only be managed to improve the quality of life by reducing the symptoms.

Subsequent stage treatment: Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in subsequent stages is a mix of panchakarma procedures and herbs focusing on Shaman oushadhis (oral medication), Shodhana (elimination therapy) etc. Panchakarma procedures are given to arrest the degeneration process and restore the immune system. Herbal formulation along with kashayams like Ashtavargam possessing properties to nourish the joints and cartilages are given to the patients as Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis in subsequent stages.

Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis at SSANH (Stagewise treatment)

With experience of treating more than 10000 cases of rheumatoid arthritis in past 20 years, we at SSANH can track the stagewise progression of rheumatoid arthritis in a patient and detect it in the early stage as well.

Important: It is very important to monitor liver function of the patients undergoing Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis as the disease also affects the liver by disturbing the protein levels which can be seen by the protein loss whereas the high potency of modern medicine given for RA causes damage to the liver.

Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can deliver a complete cure when diagnosed in early stage but as the condition progresses it becomes difficult to cure. There is degeneration in the joints of the affected area resulting in deformities which when left untreated for a certain period of time can become permanent.

Check out the patient review for ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis conducted at SSANH in subsequent stages.

Understanding Rheumatoid arthritis (Ayurvedic approach)

According to Ayurveda textbooks, Rheumatoid arthritis is described as “Amavata”, here ‘Ama’ depicts the toxic material that is generated as an unwholesome product of undigested food and Vata is the movement-related biological component of the body.

When Vata is out of balance ama can move freely throughout the body resulting in the accumulation of toxins (ama) in the body at tissue level followed by diminishing dhatu agni. In case of Rheumatoid arthritis the accumulation takes place in the joints, disturbing the agni between asthi(bones) and mamsa(muscle). This results in deformities, loss in muscle mass, pain , swelling in joints etc.

Understanding Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Ayurveda provides a holistic treatment which includes herbal medicine, external treatments, lifestyle changes and meditation. The purpose of herbal medicine and external treatments is to:

  1. Correct the metabolism
  2. Reduce inflammation
  3. Nourish the joints
  4. Restoring the dhatu agni

Lifestyle changes, meditation and diet management will not only support the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis but also restore the immune system back to its optimum level. There are few treatments given specially for detoxification which will reduce the elements hindering and degrading the immunity of the body.

Why should you consider Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis ?

  • A complete and holistic package with no side effects.
  • Potential to completely cure rheumatoid arthritis from the roots
  • A great option for the management of rheumatoid arthritis

Some of the external treatments used for the ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis is given below:

Choorna Kizhi: In this procedure, a mixture of natural herbs are gently applied over the body until the person sweats considerably; resulting in the detoxification through sweat. This treatment is conducted in sitting, supine, left lateral, and right lateral position for a patient.

Abhyangam: In this procedure, a special type of oil is applied on the body and a gentle massage is given for 45 minutes per day through various strokes. Herbs are added to the oil which can nourish the joints whereas oil is used as the carrier of herbs in this procedure.

Njavarakizhi: In this procedure, 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 which is used for massaging. 2 to 4 therapists are required to perform this procedure which helps in nourishing the muscles and cartilages of the affected area.

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

Best treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ayurveda vs modern medicine)

By suggesting medicine like steroids, modern medicine doctors try to suppress the immune system of the body but this suppression is the leading cause of deformities. Deformities are bound to occur due to external agents like medicine or food ingredient which aggravates the auto-immune condition leading to Ulnar deviation, Heberden’s node, and swan neck deformities. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis becomes difficult once the deformities start growing, requiring a long course of treatment and strict follow up of lifestyle.


This leaves patients in the search for a safer option to continue the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis for longer duration and avoid side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Patients considers Alternative medicine like ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with majority of the cases in later stages of rheumatoid arthritis. Patients need to understand that Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is the best possible option to reverse the condition. If patients can explore ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in early stage, they will not only be able to avoid deformities but also increase their chances of cure in short period of time.

Medicines like steroids, NSAID etc. have direct side effects like diabetes, glaucoma, depression etc. which increases the toll on the body while trying to manage an auto-immune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Ayurveda on the other hand has almost close to nil side effects making it a safer choice of treatment.

We suggest all patients to consider undergoing Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Kerala before starting the course of NSAID, steroids etc.


Above mentioned procedures/oral medications should not be administered without consulting an Ayurvedic doctor. The sole purpose of this article is for the better understanding of patients about the Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis.


Can Rheumatoid Arthritis go away on its own?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition and it cannot go away on its own.

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.

Can you live a long life with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Patients following a strict lifestyle and medication can have a long healthy span whereas if necessary, steps are not taken to treat this condition, it will start creating complications. RA can lead to myocarditis and mitral stenosis which can also hinder the processes of the heart reducing the lifespan of the patients.

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 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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