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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment in Ayurveda:  Natural and Safe Therapies

Ankylosing spondylitis treatment in Ayurveda mainly focuses on reducing the pain arising due to chronic inflammation of the spinal joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of Arthritis that causes inflammation in the vertebral discs. It mainly affects people under the age of 40 and occurs as a result of fusion of some of the vertebrae. The fused vertebrae may result in hunch and cause excessive pain. Men are at higher risk of developing  Ankylosing spondylitis than women.

What causes Ankylosing Spondylitis?

he causes of Ankylosing spondylitis are not clearly understood yet. However, the experts believe that some specific genetic factors may be responsible for causing Ankylosing spondylitis. In addition some factors such as male gender, family history, early adulthood can increase risk of developing Ankylosing spondylitis.

What are the symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

The common symptoms of Ankylosing spondylitis include,

  • Pain and stiffness in back
  • Pain in pelvis
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Pain specifically in morning
  • Inflammation of joints
  • Inability move
  • Numbness in spine

What is the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

For any Ayurveda treatment, age, gender, disease state and physical status of patients’ needs to be taken into consideration. Hence is the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Ankylosing spondylitis may differ for every individual. You can book appointment at Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam to meet our doctors and find the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Ankylosing spondylitis in your condition during the consultation.

What are the Natural Treatment options for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ayurveda has some very effective natural treatments and herbal medications to reduce the pain caused by Ankylosing spondylitis. Although the condition may not totally reversed, Ayurvedic treatment for Ankylosing spondylitis can reduce symptoms of pain, stiffness and inflammation. Massage with herbal oils is an integral part of Ayurvedic treatment for Ankylosing spondylitis

List of Ayurvedic Treatments for Ankylosing spondylitis

Abhyangam : Abhyangam is a full body (head to toe) massage done with medicated herbal oils. Ayurveda believes that the best remedy to pacify vata is by oil application and massaging. Also, oil application also provides lubrication of the joints by helping in increasing the secretion of kapha.

Podikizhi/Elakizhi/Navrakizhi : Kizhi uses herbs / sand / rice / choornams tied in a muslin cloth to make small herbal boluses (potlis). These boluses are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. Podikizhi uses medicated choornam in the bolus (potli). Elakizhi uses herbal leaves in the bolus (polti). Manalakizhi uses sand & medicated powders in the bolus (potli). Navarakizhi uses special type of red rice (Navara rice) & milk in the bolus (potli). The active ingredients of herbal powders and leaves or rice act directly on the site of inflammation thereby relieving the spasm by improving the blood circulation and eliminating toxins.

Pizhichil : The excessive use of oils helps in the pacification of vata. It tones, strengthens the muscles supporting spinal joints.

Upnaham : This therapy is done by application of herbal paste over the affected area. This treatment is very effective in for treatment of spinal Joint Pain and swelling. It improves circulation, initiates healing and strengthens the musculature of back.

Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It helps in colonic Detoxification as Colon is the main seat of vata according to Ayurveda.

Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction.  It helps in colonic Detoxification as colon is the main seat of vata according to Ayurveda. Also it helps in relieving constipation which is one of the major complaints of patients.

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