Understanding Myositis: Symptoms, Causes, and Ayurvedic Treatment

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Discover Ayurvedic treatment for Myositis to help manage pain, inflammation and improve muscle strength.

Myositis is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the muscles and causes inflammation, weakness, and pain.

The condition can be challenging to diagnose as the symptoms may vary from person to person.

Myositis can affect people of all ages, but it is more common in women than men.

What is Myositis?

Myositis is a condition that causes inflammation and weakness in the muscles, leading to muscle pain, fatigue, and difficulty in movement.

It is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the body's muscles, causing them to become weak and inflamed.

While there is no cure for myositis, Ayurvedic treatment can help manage symptoms, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the immune system.

Symptoms of Myositis

The most common symptoms of myositis are:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain and fatigue
  • Weakness in the muscles can occur in the arms, legs, and trunk. 
  • In some cases, swallowing and breathing can also be affected. 
  • Other symptoms include fever, weight loss, and joint pain.  


Causes of Myositis

The exact cause of myositis is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder.

The immune system, which normally protects the body against infections, attacks the muscles instead, causing inflammation and damage.

In Ayurveda, Myositis is known as "Mamsagata Vata," which is caused by an imbalance of the Vata Dosha.

Ayurvedic Natural Treatment for Myositis

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that focuses on the balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Ayushakti’s treatment for myositis aims to address the underlying imbalances in the body that contribute to the development of the condition.

The following Ayurvedic treatments may be helpful in managing myositis symptoms:

Ayushakti Detox (Panchakarma) Therapy:

Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic treatment that involves the use of various therapies to cleanse and detoxify the body.

It helps to remove toxins and excess doshas (energies) from the body, which can contribute to the development of myositis.

Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma treatments are highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body.  Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan 

The therapies involved in Panchakarma include:

  • Abhyanga: A full-body massage using herbal oils
  • Swedana: A herbal steam therapy that opens the pores and promotes sweating
  • Basti: An enema therapy that helps to detoxify the colon
  • Nasya: A nasal therapy that involves the use of herbal oils
  • Virechana: A herbal laxative therapy that helps to detoxify the liver and colon


Panchakarma therapy can help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and strengthen the immune system.

Herbal Remedies:

Ayurvedic herbal remedies can help to manage myositis symptoms by reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system. Some commonly used herbs for myositis include:

  • Ashwagandha: An adaptogenic herb that helps to reduce stress and inflammation
  • Guggulu: A resin that helps to reduce inflammation and improve circulation
  • Triphala: A combination of three fruits that helps to detoxify the body and improve digestion
  • Ginger: A spice that has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Turmeric: A spice that helps to reduce inflammation and improve immune function


Herbs can be taken in the form of teas, powders, or capsules, and their dosage should be determined by an Ayurvedic practitioner. Book an appointment with Ayushakti to learn more about herbal remedies for myositis. Click here!

Diet and Lifestyle Changes:

Ayurvedic treatment for myositis includes making changes to the diet and lifestyle.

Eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help to reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system.

Some dietary changes that may be helpful for myositis include:

  • Avoiding processed foods, refined sugars, and saturated fats
  • Eating warm, cooked foods rather than cold, raw foods
  • Drinking plenty of warm liquids, such as herbal teas and soups
  • Avoiding spicy and acidic foods, which can aggravate inflammation

In addition to dietary changes, lifestyle changes can also be helpful in managing myositis symptoms.

Getting adequate rest, reducing stress, and avoiding overexertion can help to prevent flare-ups of the condition.


Also Read: Discover 7 Foods to Improve Your Myositis Condition with Ayurveda Diet 


Adopt Yoga and Meditation to get Relief from Myositis:

Yoga and meditation can be helpful in managing myositis symptoms by reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and improving muscle strength and flexibility.

Gentle yoga poses that focus on stretching and strengthening the muscles can be beneficial, as can meditation and breathing exercises.


In conclusion, Ayushakti treatment for myositis can help manage symptoms and improve overall health and well-being.

By addressing the underlying imbalances in the body, Ayushakti treatment can help reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and promote overall healing.

However, it is important to work with an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner who can create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs and symptoms.

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Author of the Blog: DR.DEEPAK MAHAJAN

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd