Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms as explained in ayurveda

Rheumatoid arthritis

The locally exhibited symptoms are explained in ayurveda as follows

" Manya prishta kati jaanu trika sandheenvikunchayan |
Sashabdaha srastagaatrashcha aamavaataha sauchyate || "


This means the joints of neck ( manya ) , back ( prishta ) , hip ( kati ) , knee ( jaanu ) , sacral region ( trika ) and other joints get inflamed. The joint movements are often accompanied with sounds . This disease which also makes body weak is known as amavata .

Local Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are

  • Inflammation of joints.
  • stiffness.
  • Swelling .
  • Difficulty in moving .
  • Pain .
  • Usually starts in hands and feet.( wrist and hand joints)
  • Can also affect neck, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles.
  • Some times affects the same joints of both sides of body.
  • Rheumatoid nodules.
  • Chronic RA may cause a damage to affected joints.

Systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are

  • Fever.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weakness.
  • General fatigue (early symptom)
  • Other boy organs may be affected

According to ayurveda the Systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are described as follows.
Angamarda aruchi trishna aalasyam gouravam jwaraha |
Apaakaha shoonataangaanam amavatasya laxanam ||
This means " the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are

  • Body pain ( angamarda )
  • Distaste to food (aruchi )
  • Thirst. ( trishna )
  • Malaise. ( aalasya)
  • Fever. ( jwara )
  • Indigestion. ( apaaka )
  • Weakness ( shoonata )"

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