According to Ayurveda the aggravation of dosha and vata(air) leads to muscle and joint pain. The accumulation of ama (toxic produced in body due to indigestion) and aggravation of vata leads to this condition. In the body parts which are paining , this ama gets deposited making it more weaker.Therefore when the vata aggravates and simultaneously ama gets deposited in, it leads to amavata that is a disease that is highlighted by Joint pains.
One of the most common health complaints are that of Aching joints and body pain. They occur irrespective of age and can happen for numerous reasons.So just like me if you suffer from occassional joint or knee pain after long hours of work or after an hectic tiresome day, We have some advices that will surely bring a relief to this pain. I have tried each of these methods before and trust me it makes me feel better each day. However The best part of these remedies are that they require very little time and effort and even then yield amazing results.
Feast on Carrots: Did you know that for centuries in chinese medicine, carrots have been used as an effective and useful remedy for joint aches? A bowl full of grated carrot and a little squeezed lemon which is either eaten raw or steamed helps to nurture the ligaments and brings relief from aching joints.
Munch on Fenugreek seeds: This is one of the most famous remedies from my grandmother’s time for aching joints. The ancient Indian healers believed that fenugreek is warm in nature and hence it helps in healing joint pain.All You have to do is soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds overnight in water. In the morning u have to drain off the water and eat all the seeds. The seeds might taste bitter in the start however slowly it might sweeten as you chew.
Drink more water: The fact that drinking more water also helps to soften cartilage and keeps it hydrated is not known to a lot of people.However for maintaining adequate blood volume helping the nutrients to move freely in your blood and into your joints,drinking water is very important. It moves out the waste from your joints helping them less likely to ache.
Eat More Onions: Onions are one of the most famous anti inflammatory foods.Many studies reveal that fresh onions have an analgesic effect in them that is similar to morphine.They help improve your immune system due to the the phytochemical content in them. Onions have sulfur compounds that trigger the joint pain.
Massage the joint: To ease inflammation in body, relax muscles or improve the circulation, a gentle massage with warm oil gives best results.Massaging also helps give relief to your aching joints. Heating 2 tablespoon of mustard oil with one whole garlic clove is one of the most famous tried and tested household methods to get relief from body ache or joint pain. Massaging the aching body part with this oil helps to bring immediate relief.
So as described above, vata and ama are 2 main causes of aching joints. Therefore efforts should be made not only to digest ama but to also reduce the vata which helps relieve the pain and inflammation in body.It takes great amount of time to get rid of the accumulated ama and prevent this accumulation in future.However the above mentioned tips are the easiest line of treatment and cure to prevent aching joints and body pain according to Ayurveda. I hope you find them useful and equally relieving.