• 24 Jun, 2024

The Ayurvedic method of treating arthritis in the joints

The Ayurvedic method of treating arthritis in the joints

The Ayurvedic method of treating arthritis in the joints

The Johns Hopkins University Medicine site states that there is no cure for arthritis. The treatment goals are to limit pain and inflammation and preserve joint function. Treatment options include medicines, weight reduction, exercise, and surgery. “Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. They affect joints and connective tissues around the body. Millions of people in the U.S. have some form of arthritis. Arthritis means redness and swelling (inflammation) of a joint. A joint is where 2 or more bones meet. There are more than 100 different arthritis diseases. Rheumatic diseases include any condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Arthritis is usually ongoing (chronic).


“Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are more common in women than men. They are also often linked with old age. But they affect people of all ages. The 2 most common forms of arthritis are Osteoarthritis. This is the most common type of arthritis. It is a chronic disease of the joints, especially the weight-bearing joints of the knee, hip, and spine. It destroys the coating on the ends of bones (cartilage) and narrows the joint space. It can also cause bone overgrowth, bone spurs, and reduced function. It occurs in most people as they age. It may also occur in young people because of an injury or overuse. Rheumatoid arthritis. This is an inflammatory disease of the joint linings. The inflammation may affect all of the joints. It can also affect organs such as the heart or lungs.”


However, Ayurveda seems to have the answer to cure arthritis. Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that began in India. It uses nutrients, exercise and meditation, together, to encourage good health. Combining certain nutrients and other supplements with modern medicine can be beneficial for arthritis.    Ayurvedic treatment provides the best arthritis cure which includes Shodhana or purificatory therapy and Shamana or the palliative treatment, together. 


After the Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre’s (ICC’s) ZOOM Public Meeting yesterday (22/01/23), panellist Dr. Lucia John revealed to ICC Executive Director and Anthropologist Dr. Kumar Mahabir, one of the few secrets of curing arthritis. Dr. John is a graduate of Maharishi European Research University in Holland in the Netherlands, and a Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation, Yoga and Pranayama for the past 41 years. The ZOOM program was entitled “Natural, Complementary & Alternative Healing/ Therapy/ Medicine in the Indian Diaspora”, chaired by Davica Thomas and moderated by Sais Bagnola. Other panellists included Dr. Arvind Pathak (Kenya), Mona Kikani (Kenya), Dr. Rajen Cooppan (South Africa), and Ian Thijm (USA/Suriname). SEE the unedited recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcYH4v-ejWc


Dr. John recommends doing a diagnosis and some preparatory procedures before taking a purge. For the purge, she prescribed: “Get a large Aloe Vera leaf, the large ones that are about two feet long. The leaf must be 'fat' not flat. Clean, wash and peal each leaf, and put it in a blender. Add 2 glasses of water. Squeeze 1 lime into it, then a quarter teaspoon of turmeric [hardee], and 2 pinches of black pepper with 2 tablespoons of honey. Add a good 2-inch piece of ginger.


“Blend. Then add more water. Make it about half liter.    Do not strain it. Take a half cup of this liquid about 20 minutes before meals. It should last at least 5 days during which time, you should drink lots of water during the day, not after 6 pm. Keep the bottle in the fridge. When you want to use it, measure a half cup in a glass. Return the bottle to the fridge immediately. Add a tablespoon or more of very hot water to the liquid in the glass and drink it. Not cold or icy cold foods or water during this cleanse. On the 6th day, take 2 tablespoons of castor oil at about 5 am. I will send more information about how to do it.” Dr. John’s WhatsApp in Suriname +597 854 4155. Email:  connect2uc@gmail.com