Removal of the gene or reversal of the fusion might not be possible with any treatment in the case of ankylosing spondylitis. But ankylosing spondylitis is well-treatable with Ayurvedic treatment, and when we say well-treatable, there are some deliverables that we understand well. Because a patient looks for a solution, here are the solutions we provide for the condition:
- You can get rid of the regular dosages of painkillers and lead a normal and healthy life.
- Waking up from the bed in the morning or lying down straight is possible for patients with Ayurvedic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.
- The condition of the bamboo spine can be avoided completely. With patients already having some postural issues, correction is possible.
- Restricted movement of the spine, hips, and large joints can be restored. Through proper treatment, “sticking and fixation” of the joints can stop.
- Ayurveda can stop the progress of the disease. You can get back your “movements” and “flexibility”.
- If you are worried about traveling down to AS with your family, Ayurveda can assure you about this. The expression of genes in the next generation can be stopped.
- The treatment of Ayurveda is lengthy but doesn’t continue like allopathy for the whole life.
Ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis not only gives you the above benefits but also ensures the other side effects of the presence of HLAB27 in the body, like uveitis, leaky gut (ulcerative colitis), or skin diseases like eczema. So you are overall in a win-win position.
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is-
- An autoimmune condition.
- This is a type of arthritis.
- AS affects mostly the spine.
- AS is very close to rheumatoid arthritis.
- This is associated with a Gene HLAB27 too
- It causes deformities in the spine and joints.
- Due to deformity, disability occurs in patients.
- The spine affected by ankylosing is also referred to as the bamboo spine. Because of stiffness and lack of movement.
With this condition of no movement, a disability appears in a patient. This condition starts with stiffness and leads to severity. Modern medicines have yet to find a treatment for this condition. The only solution is taking “certain medicines” and waiting for a disability. Ayurveda doesn’t provide a cure, surely. But Ayurveda is promising in ensuring the complete treatment of the condition.
Ayurveda about Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ayurvedic ideology is multidimensional. Ayurveda looks at a condition or disease from different perspectives. This multidimensional approach works well with complicated conditions like ankylosing spondylitis.
To understand the condition, we need to look at the different aspects: Aggravated Dosha in AS When it comes to ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis, doshas are the first to be considered. According to the symptoms of AS, the main involved doshas are Kapha and Vata.
Kapha in Ankylosing spondylitis causes:
- Lack of Mobility
- Blockage of the channels
- Collection of toxins and formation of the “unnecessary” and “unwanted” tissues
Vata Doshas leads to:
- Destruction of the tissues.
- Muscular spasms and
- problems with movements
So the treatment of the AS goes according to these two doshas. Because many of the things are not common in these two. Therefore, this disease becomes challenging for everyone.
Vata is dry, and Kapha is unctuous. When we want to control one of these, things go the other way. It is not simple for Western medicines to find out the cause of the “incurable” nature of the disease.
But Ayurveda understands this well. So what is the line of treatment for this condition? We need to understand it better. So treatment of AS focuses on the two doshas.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis
When it is complicated. It becomes more important to treat the condition. The same thing applies to Ankylosing Spondylitis Ayurveda treatment. The treatment of AS in Ayurveda is based on three things.
- Slowing down the progress of the disease by removing toxins.
- Reducing the inflammation in joints.
- To stop the “adhesion” of the joints to avoid fusion of the joint.
These are the three steps that we follow in a step-by-step manner to help patients with ankylosing spondylitis. We execute everything in a very scientific pattern. Here are the details about these three steps:
Removing of Toxins: Panchakarma Treatment for HLAB27 AS Patients
Every gene (including HLAB27) needs a proper environment to express itself. There are certain things that create a favorable environment for the expression of genes. Other than diet and lifestyle, the accumulated toxins are the biggest cause of this. The change in diet and lifestyle can help in the further accumulation of these disease-causing toxic elements inside the body. However, removing these from the body is important to immediately slow down the progress of the disease.
These toxins are not really poisonous. Something that interferes with the normal biological process. Therefore, it leads to problems in the body and is notorious as a toxic element.
Panchakarma is the tool that helps in removing these toxins. We do two types of processes in this condition, as per the condition of the patient-
Virechana or Basti– these two help in bringing back the normal process of the body, along with the removal of toxins. Besides this, some external procedures are also done to remove the local toxins from the body. Therefore, we need to work both externally and internally. The duration of the process takes 16 to 21 days, and this might vary from case to case.
Removing inflammation in Joints
With proper bio-chemical understanding of human body today we understand the nature of inflammation. Because of the autoimmune nature of the ankylosing spondylitis these inflammatory processes occur at a very high pace in joints and. To recover the joint properly, it is important to slow down the process of the disease.
There are two things which happen in this process- accumulation of inflammation-causing chemicals and collection of dead cells (which are killed by the immune system in the process of autoimmunity).
This is blood that can help in achieving these two things at the same time. At Sukhayu we use these two skills of the blood wisely. We just need to route the blood to the right destination. When this blood moves properly, it helps in both works.
This we achieve with the help of medicines. These Ayurveda medicines we prepare ourselves at Sukhayu, and these medicines patients need to continue for a longer period of time.
Stopping the fusion of the Joints
Once we can achieve the above two steps, It becomes easy to stop the fusion of the joints. Because this is the condition that is feared in the case of AS. Ankylosing spondylitis endangers all the joints. This is not only the spine; this condition can impact any joint. Therefore, we need to save the body properly. The dryness of the ligaments is also important to cover while taking care of this condition.
Process of Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis
At Sukhayu Ayurveda, we follow the treatment in two ways.
The different approach for Ankylosing Spondylitis treatment
This is a section description
Treatment with Medicines Alone
The cases where no joint deformity is there and the case is in a very early stage, medicines are helpful along with diet restrictions and lifestyle modifications.
With Panchakarma and Medicines
Cases with joint deformity need proper cleansing of the system deep inside. This cleansing is possible with panchakarma only. So these cases with deformity and progressed cases need panchakarma treatment.
But before anything, we make sure that we can do the case or not. Where complete fusion has occurred, we cannot take the case. We do the assessment of the patient first. For primary assessment, you can do a video consultation with Dr. Pardeep.
After consultation When the case is not complicated. You can start the medicines. And you can start after the consultation too.
And where the case is in the advanced stage We need to go for intensive Intensive Panchakarma Care. So this all about the requirement of the patient.
When a patient needs panchakarma, you will need to admit at Sukhayu Ayurved for 16 or 21 days first sitting and 8-8 days subsequent sittings- if required.
FAQ About Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis
What is the right approach for the treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis?
Many times patients keep on taking painkillers to manage the pain in case of AS. But with time, joints keep destroying with the time and this leads to the fusion the joints in long run.
Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured with Ayurveda?
Cure means complete “removal of disease possibility- which is not possible in the case of AS. The best thing that can be done is- making the gene recessive and the progress of the disease can stop with Ayurvedic treatment. Quality of life can improve.
Can I get rid of the joint stiffness with Ayurvedic treatment permanently?
Yes, if your joints are not fused completely- the flexibility can be brought back and you can lead a very normal life ahead.
Can I continue allopathy medicines for Ankylosing spondylitis along with Ayurvedic treatment?
No doctor gives you medicines with- ill intention. And we do regard science and every science has its own limitations. We don’t have any issue in continuing your allopathy medicines while treating you with Ayurveda. Still, if we find something which is not useful in the process of the treatment- we will let you know about that in advance. So nothing to bother about this, at any point in time. Generally, within starting months your symptoms start disappearing and you never need any painkillers again for your problem of Ankylosing spondylitis. The main focus of the ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis is to make sure your body will start responding to the natural processes.
How long does it take to show the results of ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis?
There are two types of patients: The patients who don’t have any fusion and are in starting phase of the AS, start seeing the difference with medicines alone within a month. The foremost change you have is- change is stiffness and easiness in movement. Because we don’t use pain killers for the ayurvedic treatment for ankylosing spondylitis therefore it takes time to show the results in pain. For patients where Panchakarma is required- patients with complications can take a long time like 2 to 3 months in showing the results. End of the day, the timeline can differ but the results will be there and you can easily lead a normal life.
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