Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication
Hi there, My medication actually varied from time to time. Initially to my understanding, I was given things to calm down the "Thri Dosha" (meaning "3 faults" which are namely phlem (khappa), vatha (air that is withing the body) and pitta (acid)). After these are balanced then I believe the treatment began for Rheumatism. Again varying types of medicine was given and some didn't have names written. Certain ones I vividly remember repeating like:
1. Ramabana Rasa
2. Seetharama Vati
3. Rumalaya Forte (by Himalaya Company in India)
4. Rasnadi Guggulu
5. Vata Vidvansa Rasa
6. Vata Roga Vati
7. Kukkutandakwak Bhashma
8. Agni Tundi Vati
9. Arogya Wardhana Vati
10. Sinhanada Gugul
11. Ratta Devduru Kwatha
These are some. But not all of them at once. Different combinations were used with other medicines PLUS oils to apply externally, various heat applying mechanisms (like herbs heated up in a pack / salt heated up on sand etc) plus various Pattu (meaning barks of trees and herbs heated and formed into pastes) for external application. These were especially for ligaments and pain. I had lost a cartilage that was between two bones on the spine due to excess toxins (toxin accumulation is a major part of Rheumatism). Within 3-4 days of applying a Pattu, this cartilage was rebuilt and normalized which was pretty amazing. So, it is wondrous to say the least but you must get the right practitioner. Someone who knows exactly how to treat.
One thing in particular is that medicine I was given "Rumalaya Forte". If you check the Himalaya Herbal Healthcare website you can find this. This drug was one of the MAJOR ones that were used and continued for like 2.5 months straight.
The way to ayurveda is to find a good practitioner. There are ones who can listen to your "nadi" meaning heart beat, and tell what problems you have. They can by listening to the heart rhythm even tell whether there are things like cancer without looking at a single blood report or anything. It is a very different way of treatment and not everyone has the skill. Recently my father went to the same doctor that I go to and after listening to his heart he simply asked "do you have a back problem?" and yes, my father suffers from slipped disc from time to time. This was not why he went to the doctor that day. He went there with a different problem. Another time with a different practitioner (again one using the heart beat diagnosis), someone I know was told "Did anyone tell you recently that you have brain cancer?", that was EXACTLY why that person went to this doctor but this was asked before telling anything or getting any reports. His cancer was fully cured. All this simply by listening to the heart. It is amazing , the skill they have. Some practitioners are like this. They don't have the internet or computers or they don't even know your full name! So, they are very real and very skilled and not hoaxes. There are also some other practitioners that only go by the book I feel and then I wouldn't know to comment on the effectiveness of their diagnosis and treatment.
BTW, sometimes it is natural with ayurveda that you experience an increase of symptoms BEFORE the decrease happens. Some reaction the body has and I have experienced this a lot while taking my meds and many times felt that I was getting worse. But this worsening is not the worsening of the illness...mostly just aches and pains that are temporary. The next dose by the doctor sorted these out most of the time and after medicine is discontinued, the aches go away by themselves.
I hope this helps you both :-) Anything else, do not hesitate to write back.
Last edited by Gugulimo; 10-17-2012 at 03:49 AM.