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Vata Vikar and Joint disorders


Amavata is a disease in which vitiation of Vata Dosha and accumulation of Ama take place in joints, which simulate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in modern parlance. Ama is a maldigested product, which is not homogeneous for the body. Whenever that Ama gets localized in the body tissue or joints, it can lead to production of pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, etc., in the related joints.

Signs and symptoms of Amavata :
  • (Vriscik damsha vata vedana)Morning pain severe in nature.
  • (Sanchari Vedana)shifting pain
  • (Stambha) stiffness of joints
  • (Jwara )Increase temperature
  • (Karmahani) loss of movements
  • (Kshudhamandya) Loss of appetite


Ayurveda and Osteoarthritis guides you to know about Joints Pain and Stiffness related with aging. This is one of the most disabling and chronically nagging health issues that usually builds up with intensity of symptoms as you age.
The understanding of modern medicine and Ayurveda is similar when considering the Osteoarthritis. They diverge on the point of treatment and management of this disorder. Ayurveda considered Osteoarthritis as a Vata disorder or degenerative disorder.

Human lifecyle is divided into three parts – childhood and growing age, youth and middle age, maturity and old age. The last of three phases is Vata stage. Medicine also consider Osteoarthritis as Aging related, Wear and Tear caused Arthritis.

The most common symptoms include:

  •   Pain
  •   Tenderness (discomfort when pressing on the area with your fingers)
  •   Stiffness
  •   Inflammation

Knee Joint Problems

Ayurveda offers many herbal treatments for the treatment of knee arthritis. Many plants have documented anti-inflammatory properties without the side effects of commonly prescribed medications.
Application of oil in therapy related to knee joint problem is important because of the action of medicine is very fast, and can penetrate the skin layers.

Knee pain can arise after an injury to the ligament that holds the two bones in place, tearing of cartilage cushion as seen in arthritis, or due to inflammation of the joints. In elderly people the common cause of knee joint pain is the osteoarthritis of knee

Some bone disorders such as osteoporosis, gout, or infections may also cause severe pain in knee joint. At times, over use of knee joints as in case of vigorous exercise or sports may also cause knee pain, but it is self-limiting and subsides on few self-care regimens. However, knee joint pain due to osteoarthritis needs a proper medical treatment.

Backache, Cervical / Lumbar pain

If you are experiencing Backache, Cervical or lumbar pain, you aren’t alone. Backache is a very common condition affecting almost 80% of the population at some point in their lives and the #1 reason for orthopedic visits. Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated.

Ayurvedic Treatment

While Ayurvedic treatment comprising of Medication, Oil applications is often enough for back pain due to muscle related issues. Severe low back pain for which surgery has been recommended also, responds well to Ayurvedic massages and Therapies like katibasti / Manyabasti (Pooling medicated oil in the back), Pizhichil (Pouring medicated oils as a stream), Pindaswed (Massage with rice boiled in medicated milk), Patrapottaliswed and most importantly Basti (enema with medicated decoctions) and Ksheerabasti (Enema with medicated milk).

Spondylitis / Spondylosis

The focus of Ayurvedic treatment in cases of Spondylosis is on pacification of the aggravated Vata by improving digestion and enhancing the digestive fire. This treatment is followed by administration of herbal medicines that foster rejuvenation of body tissues. Panchakarma massage therapy has also shown positive results in treating cases of Spondylosis.

Facial Palsy

A partial or a complete loss of functions of facial nerve causes Facial Paralysis resulting in turning the face to the side opposite to the affected nerve.

The primary reason cited is the occluded and vitiated Vata in the corresponding nerves, arteries and veins of the face. Infection and injury may also result in the problem causing the damage or swelling of the facial nerves.

Facial Paralysis can lead to loss of voluntary function by the facial muscles and nerves as they get weak, numb or pain in the head, nose, lips, cheeks, forehead, eyes, pain in the corresponding joints of the face, deviation of the neck to any of the sides, tremors, shivering of head, improper sleep, speech difficulty and others.


Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles.
Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body.
It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury. Other causes of paralysis include Hypertension, Clots in blood vessels, rupturing of brain blood vessels etc.

Some ways to treat paralysis with Ayurveda are as follows:

  •   Vata-pacifying diet
  •   Ayurvedic massage
  •   Medication: Along with lifestyle changes

Tingling Sensation / Numbness

Physical numbness is an abnormal sensation that can occur anywhere in the body, but is most commonly felt in the hands, feet, arms, or legs. Numbness is a fairly broad term ranging from the harmless numbness you get when your fingers are too cold, to more serious conditions that require immediate medical attention.