I have rheumatoid arthritis and I am under the tablet Prednisone. Can Ayurveda help my condition?

Q. Can ayurvedic medicines help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 20, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am 24-years-old and I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis for 4 years. I am currently taking Prednisone and stopped taking immunosuppressants recently. Rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP, and HLA-B27 are all negative. The only diagnostics I have is from an MRI of the wrist, showing bone erosion and swelling. I am 6.23 inches and I weigh 127.87 Ibs. My arthritis is changing from place to place, but two places are constant, right knee and left wrist. Both have liquid retention and stiffness and I feel cold and pain. Other body parts like the elbow and fingers are affected too but are less frequently. My stool is like diarrhea. I wake up with a lot of mucus in my throat and I have asthma. I am a very vata person with a lot of thoughts and anxiety but meditation has helped me a lot with that. One Ayurveda doctor said I have a kapha-vata condition. My diet consisted of very oily, meat, and unhealthy dieting for many years, I have recently changed into a vegetarian but I take fish sometimes. I experience more pain in the morning with stiffness. I tend to be a lazy person, but I try to be more mindful. I would like to know about the ayurvedic treatment and a healthy meal, water, and sleep plan. I am a student and I cannot afford expensive medicines. Please advise me with good affordable Ayurvedic medicines. Thank you.



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I have read your query elaborately and I can understand your concern. You have already provided me with enough information.

Differential diagnosis are osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

I suggest Aam Pachana along with mental health relaxing remedies. Amavatari Ras (Rasa, Shuddha Gandhaka, Amalaki) one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water. Vatagajamkush Ras (Sindoor, Nirgundi, Vishagna, Trikatu) one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water. Prawal Panchamrit (Pearl Bhasma, Conch shell Bhasma, Pearl oyster bhasma) one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water. Brahmi Vati (Bacopa monieri) one tablet twice a day after meals with normal water. Rasnasaptak Kashayam (Rasna, Amrita, Argavadha) one tablespoon with three tablespoon of lukewarm water before food. Preventive measures include avoiding oily and spicy foods and avoiding smoking and drinking if you have those habits. Do regular Pranayam like anuloma and viloma. Do these things regularly and provide your feedback.

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