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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

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 1.87 meters and I weigh 58 kgs. 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, fingers are affected too but are less frequent. 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 the ayurvedic treatment and a healthy meal, water, and sleep plan. I am a student and I cannot afford expensive medicines. Please advice me with good affordable ayurvedic medicines. Thank you.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com

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

Differential diagnosis

1. Osteoarthritis.

2. Rheumatoid arthritis.

3. Gout.

I suggest the following,

1. Aam Pachana along with mental health relaxing remedies.

2. Amavatari Ras one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Vatagajamkush Ras one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

4. Prawal Panchamrit one tablet thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

5. Brahmi Vati one tablet twice a day after meals with normal water.

6. Rasnasaptak Kashayam 15 ml with 45 ml of lukewarm water before food.

Preventive measures:

Avoid oily and spicy foods.

Always drink lukewarm water.

Avoid 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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Thank you.



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