Type One: Amavata
Amavata is a painful condition explained by Ayurveda that has similar symptoms as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Amavata initially manifests as a gut disorder with symptoms of indigestion and loss of appetite. As the condition persists it encroaches all the tissues, bones, muscles, joints, and multiple organs which results in a complex of symptoms.
The condition will continue to progress due to the morbid vata dosha mixed with ama. Ama is an undigested food substance formed in the stomach due to weak or slow slow digestive strength and often causes indigestion.
As the ama enters circulation as improperly digested nutrients it poorly nourishes all the tissues and organs of the body. Since it is undigested, the tissues can take it but cannot metabolize it very well. It is therefore stored in the cells and is neither digested nor flushed out. Owing to the sticky nature of ama, it blocks and clogs the channels of nutrition in the body. This causes a depletion of nutrition to the tissues and organs. As a result, there is multiple tissue damage and wide array of symptoms are manifested.
Causative factors of Amavata
In the initial stage’s symptoms appear as slow digestion and indigestion and is just the beginning of dosa morbidity and has not yet settled in the joints.
In the later stages when the condition spreads to the joints, tissues, and organs there are multiple symptoms of tissue and organ damage.
Signs and symptoms of Amavata
Type Two: Sandhigata Vata
Sandhigata Vata is another painful condition explained by Ayurveda which has similar symptoms as Osteoarthritis. Sandhigata Vata means the invasion and localization of morbid vata dosha in the joints of the body. The main symptoms are pain, swelling, and impaired mobility.
Causative factors of Sandhigata Vata
Since this disorder is caused by vitiated vata, all the foods and lifestyle activities which cause vata to increase are responsible for Sandhigata Vata.
Among the causative factors, the contamination of the channels providing nutrition to the bones combined with vata increasing foods and activities is the main cause. In the case of Sandhigata Vata, the vitiated vata dosha gets lodged in the weakened bone tissue and joints.
Asthi dhatu (bone channel) and vata dosha are related to each other in a natural relationship. Thus, pathological increase or decrease of vata has a serious impact and damaging effect on bone tissue more than any other tissue. The depletion of tissues is also a direct cause for the aggravation of vata dosha.
Thus, in Sandhigata Vata there may be direct or indirect depletion of all the tissues, leading to deterioration in immunity and integrity of the body. When the vitiated vata has considerably damaged the bones and joints many complications like immobility, deformity, and crippling are present.
Signs and symptoms of Sandhigata Vata
Both Amavata and Sandhigata Vata are two very different types of arthritis understood by Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic doctor will help you understand the correct holistic management.
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Original source: Dr JV Hebbar, EasyAyurveda.com
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