Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae, which can cause serious or chronic pain and discomfort. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain, stiffness, and rigidity from the neck down to the lower back. The spine’s bones or vertebrae fuse together, resulting in a rigid posture. The person seems to be caught in a fixed, immobile position, sometimes creating a forward-stooped posture. Ankylosing spondylitis treatment may vary from medications to managing pain or stiffness or sometimes, even surgery. There is no known cure for AS. Also, medications or surgeries are often invasive with involved risks.
It is known that the pain killers just suppress the symptoms and do not really eradicate the source of inflammation which is autoimmune. Many medications involving immune suppressants have serious side effects. On the other hand, joint-replacement therapy is available, but in the end, how many joints will you replace? And there are risks involved in this as well. These therapies also do not stop the impact on other joints. There is a good chance that the impact on the spine will then progress on to other joints and in rare cases, the immune system can also attack the lungs and heart.
This is where a 5000-year-old tradition comes into play. This ‘tradition’ is the ancient science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda focuses on immune balancing, so the immune system naturally stays calm and the symptoms of inflammation do not progress on to the hips, heels, ribs, shoulders, small joints or lungs or heart. Ayurveda also has specific herbs to reduce Vata (air, which causes stiffness) and Aama (toxins which cause inflammation). In this way, the symptoms too are controlled naturally. Slowly and steadily the joints become more flexible and mobile.
Ayurveda tells us that we suffer from chronic pain because of excess Vata (air) in the body. When too much gas or air settles in our joints and bones, it creates stiffness, pain and starts the gradual process of degeneration. Excess Aam (the toxic mucus), a result of low digestion, when settles in joints, back, neck or spine, produces swelling, spondylosis or slip disc.
Early diagnosis of symptoms and treatment helps control the pain and stiffness and may even reduce or prevent significant deformity. Since we are discussing the natural treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, Ayushakti’s “Arthrox”(detox panchakarma) is a form of ankylosing spondylitis treatment that first removes inflammation and swelling. Followed by this, diet, home remedies, nourishing oil treatments and herbs help repair the tear. This provides a much needed long term relief as once the tears are repaired most people do not have to suffer the pain again.
A 3-5 week customized Arthrox Treatment program is a complete treatment process which includes Diet, herbs and several detox therapies, including Kati dhara, that help relieve the problems of spondylosis, sciatic pain, frozen shoulder, Arthritis, Osto arthritis, etc remarkably.
Ayushakti’s proven way to treat ankylosing spondylosis:
Every month, stay on a diet on mung and vegetables only, for 5 – 10 days for the next one year. This will help remove the swelling and pain. Avoid any form of wheat, maida, red meat, deep-fried, dairy and fermented foods for at least a year.
You can practice certain types of yoga postures like Hastapadaasan, Shalabhasan, Naukasan, Dhanurasan and Shavasan only under the guidance of a yoga trainer.
Do at home Treatment – Pindswed:
Pindswed improves flexibility of joints, relieves pain and swelling in spondylosis.
Instructions for pindswed
Mix one cup of ajwain powder and one cup of dry ginger powder. Divide into two equal parts and tie in thick cotton cloths to make two pouches of equal size (as shown in the picture below). Heat one ball on a dry skillet or iron. Apply this heated ball to the painful areas for at least twenty minutes and apply Ayushakti’s Painmukti Cream thereafter.
Home remedy for pain relief
Turmeric (haldi) powder 1 tsp
Dry ginger (sunthi) powder ¼ tsp
Ajwain powder (wild celery) ¼ tsp
Asafoetida (hing) 1 pinch
Fenugreek seed powder (methi) ½ tsp
Coriander seed powder dhania 1 tsp
Garlic juice ½ tsp
Mix all these with water and take twice a day. In cases of severe pain take it three times a day, or as often as necessary.
Ayushakti has been providing its services to people, both from India and abroad; led by Vaidya Smita Naram and her team of expert vaidyas who are equipped in the art of pulse reading, detox treatments, diet, lifestyle and herbal medications. Ayushakti has a fully equipped module that includes diet and lifestyle changes. Even though initially the investment and effort from your side is a lot, it all bears fruit in the long run. This is why out of all the different ankylosing spondylitis treatments, Ayushakti’s Ayurvedic approach is the most favoured one.
The point is, after surgery or medication, you will need to engage in some form of yoga, exercise or oil/herbal treatments to maintain that flexibility. This is why investing in Ayurvedic treatment which acts as a catalyst to push the body to heal itself is a much better way. Therefore, if you are looking for a natural treatment for ankylosing spondylitis then Ayushakti has the answer for you! Book your appointment today.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Deepali Shastri
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd