Joints hold bones together and they are designed to provide movement within the skeletal system. All the supportive tissues, ligaments, tendon and bones are kapha dosha, while the join cavity or space where the bones meet and this element is ruled by vata dosha. According to Ayuverda, disturbed vata dosha can create an imbalance between the joints resulting in pain or discomfort. The most commonly affected joints are wrists, knees, elbows, ankles and toes. An untreated inflammation can lead to degenerative disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The causes for accumulation of ama are improper diet, exhaustion due overworks excessive exercise, extreme worry and excessive use of alcohol.
Rejuvenate The Joint And Bone Tissues
- Avoid dairy, especially cheese or ice cream;
- Avoid alcohol and white sugar, use raw honey (uncooked) to help scrape away ama;
- Include ghee or flax seed oil in your diet, both anti-inflammatory and nourishing;
- Apply a thin layer of castor oil to sore joints this will result reducing the inflammation;
- Practice deep, abdominal breathing;
- Meditate daily for clarity;
- Keep your colon clean, empty bowels regularly;
- Sip hot water and tea made of dry ginger root.
Ama Type Of Joint Pain
“Ama” means toxin, and it's the toxin that occurs from an improper digestion, lifestyle or food. It can form due to stressful emotions too. Ama can move around the body, and it may lodge in a joint. Individuals who suffer from this type of joint pain will have other signs of ama, such as poor elimination and digestion, thick coating on their tongue or low energy.
Ayurvedic Treatment Of Ama Joint Pain
To eliminate Ama in the body, the digestive tracts need to be cleansed. The best way to do it is a traditional Ayurvedic process called Panchakarma. There are Ayurvedic facilities in India or the U.S. that provide this treatment. Reducing the ama a diet of drier, warming foods such as soups and steamed leafy greens help to kindle digestion of ama and they begin to burn off. Stimulating spices, like black pepper, fenugreek and ginger also help reducing the ama. The Ayurvedic formula specific for ama in the joints is Simhanad Guggulu. This herbal remedy includes castor oil, and Triphala which are two very powerful purgative cleansers, which can detox ama from the system. In addition Simhanad Guggulu cleanses ama and also soothes and strengthens the painful joints. Preventive caring methods include: correct diet, losing weight, exercising, protecting an injured joint from further damage and avoiding excessive repetitive motions.
Few Anti-Inflammatory Foods
- Fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel need to be included in your diet because they are rich in omega 3 and help reduce the symptoms of joint pain.
- Always remember to add Ginger in your daily diet; it is very good for having around 5 grams of fresh ginger, boosts digestion and reduces the formation of ama.
- Garlic is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines, because it is highly effective in reducing joint pain and reduces the inflammation and pain.