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Arthritis Ayurveda Programs
Whether the Ayurvedic treatment is effective for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.Can i cure the desease completely.Its for my friends son he is 8 years?
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Hi, I am amol, my 2 yrs daughter sufferring from juvenile idiopathic arthritis from last 2-3 month. Should I go for alupathic or Ayurvedic treatment.?
Allopathic Medicine: Allopathic medicine is another term for western medicine with physicians that have the initials md after their name. Usually they treat patients with evidence based medicine. On the other hand ayurvedic treatment has been around for thousands of years but is not necessarily evidence based medicine. Ultimately, it is who you are comfortable with. I would suggest allopathic medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative: This is an alternative type (hindu) treatment system which is not generally accepted by the medical community. I doubt that you will find that answer here, but who knows? You might. I would recommend you "google" the term. ...Read more
What you like to do: There are many choices for someone with arthritis embarking on an exercise program, and exercise is hugely beneficial to patients with arthritis. One should always pick something he or she enjoys and clear it with his personal physician. Some commonly recommended exercises are walking, swimming, other aerobic water exercises, cycling, yoga, and tai chi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will walking cause damage to arthritic ankles? Have been diagnosed with early arthritis. I want to start a walking program to lose weight.
Have lumbar arthritis/ddd& desiccation. Been in physical therapy for 18mos. Cant do home program for >1 month due to pain. How long can this be used?
As long as you : Are getting benefit from it and making progress you theoretically can continue. Who will pay for it is a different story. Becoming independent is the ultimate goal you should strive for by doing your own home exercises and incorporating what you've learned from your formal pt sessions. Just because you have plateaued doesn't mean you shouldn't continue independently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your being. There are 3 category - vada (digestion off), pitta (bile issues), kabba (low metabolism) and there are 5 layers for the body - so ayurveda address where the problem is according to body types (called dosa). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ayurvedic colleges: The national ayurvedic medical association has recognized 12 ayurvedic colleges in the US that meet their standards for training. These colleges offer various degrees and certifications. See http://ayurvedanama.org/schools-programs/ for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more