Rheumatiod-arthritis @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Rheumatoid Arthritis (known as Amavata in Ayurveda) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. It can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body.

Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system.

Patients with autoimmune diseases have antibodies in their blood that target their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, Rheumatoid Arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis-RA

  •  The exact cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not yet clear.
  •  However, RA is considered to be caused by a genetic vulnerability triggered by environmental factors.
  •  Ayurveda describes, Vata increasing and Blood vitiating food and lifestyle , comprising of excessive exertion, irregular lifestyle, ingestion of spicy and incompatible foods, stress, lack of adequate, rest and leading a very sedentary life, as factors responsible for precipitating the condition
  •  Increased intake of indigestible, heavy and incompatible foods; having food at improper times; indigestion; intake of milk and milk products, especially yogurt; intake of meat of aquatic animals; lack of physical activity or doing exercise after having fatty foods are some of the common causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  •  The primary symptom of this disease is the occurrence of unbearable pain with stiffness due to inflammation in joints.
  •  The ailment often originates as pain and swelling of the middle finger in the hand.
  •  Soon it spreads to other fingers. Very often similar joints of both hands and feet stiffen, ache and swell simultaneously.
  •  The pain in the joints is acute in the morning and gradually subsides in a couple of hours after some physical movements.
  •  Joint pains remain moderate during the day time and increase sharply at night once again.
  •  The patient often feels heaviness, lethargy, mild fever and fatigue without effort. Besides these, symptoms like sleepiness during the daytime, insomnia at night, constant regurgitation in the stomach, flatulence and constipation are also common.


Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis starts with pacification of Vata and elimination of toxins from the body. Herbal medicines are administered to improve the digestive fire and prevent further formation of ama. Panchakarma treatments are very much useful in subsiding pain in Arthritic patients.

In usual practise, we observe that most patients require long term treatment, but improve very well with herbal medicines and external applications combined with intense therapies comprising of the Panchakarma (The detoxifying therapies).

Panchakarma is one of the most important aspects of Ayurvedic treatment and is very important in the management of chronic auto-immune diseases like RA.

Following Panchakarma treatment are performed in RA @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

The combination of these therapies tailor made to the patient and administered under the supervision of knowledgeable Ayurvedic physicians are very effective in relieving the inflammation, relieving the condition and preventing damage to the joints without the need for powerful drugs.

2nd Part of Tretamnet – REJUVENATION –(RASAYN CHIKITSA )

Therapies like TiktaKsheeraBasti (Medicated milk based enema) and administration of certain herbal preparations that protect the tissues (Rasayanas) is advised thereafter.

They help to strengthen the tissues and improve mobility, flexibility and to improve functional capability.

Periodic administration of TiktaKsheeraBasti with a short course of preparatory therapies is seen to prevent further damage to the joints in several patients.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis at Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

At Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic we specialize in the offering individualized treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and have had very high success rate at achieving and maintaining remission and good functionality in patients suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis without the need for steroids, disease modifying drugs .

This is very much possible in patients who come to us in the initial stages itself. Even others who are in the chronic condition of the disease respond to our treatment but it is not uniform in all cases.

In some such cases where the disease is very severe, patients are advised to continue modern medication along with our Ayurvedic treatment, till they get into a good remission and gradually the drugs are withdrawn and they are maintained on Ayurvedic treatment alone.

  •  Our Arthritis and Rheumatism treatment method provide a very effective solution,
  •  It greatly enhances quality of life.
  •  Our experience of over 15 years makes us the best at offering the services required to effectively treat even the complicated conditions.
  •  The Ayurved treatment offered is time-tested, safe and effective
  •  The Ayurved treatment is natural and holistic
  •  Our comprehensive approach helps to keep the patients in remission.
  •  Patients can continue to live life with renewed confidence

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  •  Increase intake of barley flour, horse gram (a type of bean), split green gram, honey, celery seeds, cumin seeds, dried ginger root powder, garlic, bitter gourd and castor oil.
  •  Avoid eating fish and milk together or milk and jaggery together.
  •  Avoid incompatible, heavy, and oily foods.
  •  Avoid an improper diet and lifestyle, such as waking up late in the night, suppressing natural urges of the body, and getting direct exposure to cold winds.