By TNT Bureau
May 7, 2015: Joints, the connections between bones, support us to move. Any damage to the joints is quite painful. Painful joints can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, sprains, etc.
During a survey, about one-third of the adults who participated in the survey reported having joint pain, with knee pain being the most common complaint, followed by shoulder, hip and ankle pain. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks, or last for several weeks or months.
While there are treatments and medications, ayurveda suggests certain oils that are claimed to be effective in joint pain. According to the Kairali Ayurvedic Group, ayurvedic oils are extremely effective in treating joint pain, especially during the winter season, when the pain aggravates. During the winter, the cold and dry weather resembles the features of vata dosha. As a result, the activities of vata dosha in a person?s body increases, specifically in the joints. The increased vata tends to absorb the lubricating fluids in our joints, leading to pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.
Ayurvedic therapies help to remove impurities that are found in the tissues. These therapies liquefy the impurities and help easy absorption into circulation, leading to elimination of joint pain. According to Ayurveda, warm oil massages give relief to joint pain. Here are some ayurvedic oils that can be used to help relieve joint pain:
Dhanwantharam Thailam is an ayurvedic oil that is good for treating joint pain caused due to excess vata in a person?s body. This oils can give relief to people with rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, spondylosis, headache and neuro-muscular conditions. The oil is made with herbs like Balamoola, Yava, Kola and Kulatha. The oil can be used on a daily basis.
Baclodol ayurvedic pain relief oil is 100% natural oil. Made of datura (Datura stramonium), menthol (peppermint), mustard oil, gondru gond, garlic, til oil, Shilajeet, etc, the oil is very effective for the treatment of arthritis, spondylitis, back pain and muscular sprain. Prepared from herbal extracts of herbs and essential oils, the baclodol pain relief oil penetrates deep into the affected areas to heal the pain.
Kottam Chukkadi Thailam: This oil is good for treating ailments caused due to excessive vata. It relieves pain and inflammation in the joints and is helpful for people suffering from sciatica (lower back pain), arthritis and spondylosis. Made from ingredients like ginger, vasambu, garlic, moringa, mustard, sesame oil, curd and tamarind juice, this oil gives long-term relief if used regularly.
Penda Thailam: This oil is good for rheumatic disorders. It relieves pain and inflammation in the joints. Made especially for people with high levels of pitta in their body, this oil helps reduce the degradation of the bones, slowing down the progression of diseases like arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Valiya Narayan Thailam is effective in treating rheumatic disorders, stiffness and painful joints, swelling, burning sensation, numbness, etc. Made with Vilwa, Aswagandha, Bhrihati and sesame seed oil, it helps in relieving joint pain due to arthritis, and balances vata and pitta levels in one?s body.
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