Ayurvedic Approach to Treat Gout

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Gout is a condition wherein there is deposition of uric acid, leading to severe inflammatory state.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Gout

Gout: It is a condition wherein there is deposition of uric acid, leading to severe inflammatory state. In this condition, monosodium urate or uric acid crystals are deposited in the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and surrounding tissues due to elevated concentrations of uric acid in the blood stream. As a result inflammation of the effected tissues takes place which leads to pain, swelling and immobility in the joints.
To present a classic picture, one complains of sudden excruciating, burning pain, warmth, redness, swelling and stiffness in the effected joints. Low grade fever may also be present. The pain is so severe, that a slight touch can provoke the severity, making the person to cry in agony.

Usually, big toe is mostly affected, but in some, knee, ankle, heel, wrist, elbow, fingers and spine may also be involved.

A clear cut diagnosis can be made on the signs and symptoms, but to be perfect, blood tests for uric acid has to be advised.

According to Ayurveda, it is known as "Vata Rakta" and is caused due to imbalance in both Vata dosh and Rakta.

Several causes are listed in Ayurveda which causes this particular disease, one of which is to travel long distances standing, and specifically suspending the legs in the air, which is opposite to the gravitational force. This causes the imbalance in the normal flow of the blood leading to gout.

* The first line of treatment includes, avoiding the causes, or restricting oneself from indulging in such things.

* Certain Procedures play a very important role in the treatment part of gout. Such procedures include Virechan (purgation), Basti (enema), and Rakta Mokshan (blood letting).

* To start with the procedures, one should undergo proper Snehan (Ayurvedic massage) and Swedhan (sudation or sweating), so as to allow the proper treatment.

* In severe pain, application of Leech (in the form of Rakta Mokshan) is carried out, and it is found to be very effective in alleviating the pain.

* For local application, paste of certain herbs as single or in combination is used. For example: paste of Erand Beej and milk, Shatavari mula paste, Vacha-Koshtha-Daruharidra paste, Dashang lepa etc.

* As internal medication, Guduchi Churna, Guduchi Satva, Guduchi Kwath, Samshamani Vati, Amrutadi Ghrut, Amruta Guggul, Kaishore Guggul, Amrutarista are used as single or in combination, depending upon the severity of the condition.

* For burning sensation, Chandanasava, Sarivadyasava, Manjistadi Kada, Mouktik, Kamdhudha can be used to reduce the same.

* After the proper treatment of the diseases, one should continue taking Samshamani Vati, Guduchi Siddh Ghrut, to prevent the recurrence.

Note: The above mentioned treatment should be taken under proper medical guidance.


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author avatar Shital
18th Aug 2011 (#)

Various home remedies for Gout can be Treating Gout with cherry as it is considered in effectively treating gout. Consuming about 15-20 Cherries a day , preferably as soon as you wake up can help. Raw vegetable juices are used for gout treatment. A mocktail of carrot, beetroot and cucumber juice seems to be effective in treating gout. The juice of French or string beans has also proved effective in treating gout. Apples are regarded as an excellent source for curing gout. The malic acid contained in them is believed to neutralise the uric acid and afford relief to gout sufferers. Bananas have been found beneficial in the treatment of gout. A diet of bananas only for three or four days is advised for providing some relief from gout. Lime is also used as a source in treating gout. Vitamin C is known to prevent and cure sore joints by strengthening the connective tissues of the body. Gout can be treated affectively with alternative treatment. Ayurveda can help in curing gout. Ayurveda as such has become a very important part in curing various chronic diseases. I personally can recommend AyurVAID hospitals. They do gout treatment. You can get in touch with the hospital and get more information on the treatment procedure. For your reference: www.ayurvaid.com

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