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such centres are not available in maharashtra or gujrat. is it some form of massage.
Agree with you sir.... Even in Ayurveda we suggest for Raktamokshana in such cases.... Its really helpful....
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we r thankful for the explanation abt hiama n abt descriptive explanation abt r a n p.a. thanks to dr,khanji
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HIJAMAH - THE PERFECT TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS. There are over 200 kinds of rheumatic diseases – the word rheumatic means aches and pains in joints, bones and muscles. Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Arthritis is not just a disease of older people – it can affect people of all ages, including children. It is not clear what causes arthritis and there is no cure at present. However, there is plenty you can do to manage your condition and lead a full and active life. Now for the science of this scenario. Where two bones meet, called the joint, the bone ends are covered with cartilage, also known as gristle. This cartilage is sturdy, elastic and spongy or compressible, and keeps the bones from moving against each other at the joint. The cells of this cartilage, called chondrocytes, are thought to be the longest living cells of the body. Surrounding the bones and cartilage is strong, fibrous capsule lined with synovium, a thin membrane that lubricates the joint area with fluid. The end result is less friction or smoother rubbing together of the bones. This fluid also feeds the cartilage cells, keeping them healthy, and SYNOVIAL FLUID is pumped into them during joint movement. Thus lack of movement (activity / exercise) can be unhealthy. Other parts of the body features involved with this arthritic scenario include muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursea and mental activity. Muscles, attached to bones with tendons and ligaments, move bones by contracting. They also cushion movement, absorbing impact or shock. Throughout the muscle and tendon areas are bursae or sacs filled with fluid. These also help cushion movement. And throughout all the coordination of these parts during movement, the brain is a part. The brain communicates via nerves throughout the body, in particular the muscles for this scenario, to prepare joints for activity. The exact science of what actually causes arthritis is still being researched. For most of the 100-plus forms of arthritis, the causes are unknown. Injury, overuse of joints and mechanical issues with joints (like skeletal abnormalities, worn out joint muscles) can lead to arthritis. And many point to issues relating to bacteria and germs as some of the problem. Heredity, stress, drugs, food allergies and viruses have also been linked to some forms of arthritis. So have diet, poor circulation and lack of movement. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA): • Stiffness in the joints, particularly in the morning. Typically this affects the hands and feet, and is symmetrical, but often the dominant hand is more severely affected. • Swollen, painful joints (called synovitis). The joints are soft and boggy, quite different from the square, hard, bony swelling of osteoarthritis (OA). The swelling is due to an inflamed joint membrane (the synovial lining). There may be fluid in the joint (an effusion). • Fatigue; most people have little energy, feel ill and often describe flu-like symptoms. • One of the most important pointers to the diagnosis is rapid loss of function. People with RA find buttons and bra straps are very difficult to fasten and they frequently drop cups or other household items. What conditions may be confused with RA? Fibromyalgia People with this condition often feel pain “all over”, in all their muscles and joints, and have multiple tender points when examined. They will also often have a degree of early morning stiffness. Poor unrestorative sleep is often present, with associated fatigue and low mood, and often there are associated symptoms of headaches and irritable bowels and bladder. It is important to distinguish this condition from rheumatoid arthritis, although sometimes both conditions are present. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) This condition causes pain and stiffness of the shoulders and thighs and tends to occur in people over 65 years of age. Sometimes elderly people with RA present with similar symptoms, and the correct diagnosis of RA usually becomes apparent. Post-viral arthritis Acute, post-infective, self-limiting arthritis can follow influenza and other viral illness, particularly parvovirus. It may be extremely painful with swollen ankles, wrists or knees. This usually resolves over several weeks or months. A clue may be that other family members or friends were also affected by symptoms of a viral infection around the same time. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of joint disease, and often affects the hands. It occurs more frequently in women than men, and often starts around or just after the time of the menopause. Hands affected by OA often have small lumps (nodes) on either side of the finger joints, most commonly found at the ends of the fingers, near to the finger nails (called Heberden’s nodes). The base of the thumb is also frequently affected. OA hands usually function quite well, even though they may look unsightly i.e. look larger, squarer and have hard lumps. Osteoarthritis can usually be distinguished from rheumatoid arthritis, although some people can suffer from both types of arthritis. Many patients will also look for ways to help their condition themselves through diet, exercise and complementary therapies such as acupuncture or hijamah. Treatment by Hijamah. Modern medicine has no cure for this debilitating illness and can only control the symptoms of such a condition to a degree or can assist in pain management. Hijamah removes vascular occlusions which lead to such illnesses as RA. A Vascular occlusion is a blockage of a blood vessel, usually with a clot. It differs from thrombosis in that it can be used to describe any form of blockage, not just one formed by a clot. When it occurs in a major vein, it can, in some cases, cause deep vein thrombosis. Once these "blockages" are out of the target area then the Synovial sac(synovium) starts filling up with synovial fluid allowing the bones of the joints to be adequately lubricated. Free flowing blood will nourish damaged tissues such as cartilage and ligaments and flush out any morbid matter which may have remained there for a period of time due to blood stasis. However a regular cycle of several treatments by hijamah has the ability to completely eradicate Arthritis. None the less it has to be complemented by specific herbal medications which will facilitate the repair of damaged tissues and at the same time will work as a flushing/cleaning agent. Such herbs come under the title of PURGATIVES.Honey and Senna are perfect simple examples of such natural herbal medications. . Below are some natural herbal remedies which can be added as dietary supplementation. I would like to thank Dr. Yasir Siddique from Hijama Cupping Clinic for enlightening us with the following information below on supplementation. Supplements for RA, OA. Joint ace.. Glucosamine sulphate, chondroiton, Msm.. Rose hip and Ginger in it... Made by vitabiotic, uk. Omega 3 fish oil 1500 mg once daily must be enteric coated. Gingko plus combination of gingko biloba, ginseng, gotu Kola and lecithin, E rapid amorphous ascien for micro circulation and has anti inflammatory affects. We use natural pain killer combination of wild yam extract and turmeric root extract .. MSM is also known as anti inflammatory.... Also add at least 5000iu vitamin D daily.. Botanic calcium and mineral complex.. Above supplements and herbal remedies are very beneficial with proper Hijamah sessions every 4 to 6 weeks. In shaa Allah. There is now a much greater medical understanding of the disease, better ways to assess disease activity, and, for the first time, targeted biological therapies that have a real prospect of inducing disease remission and the best such treatment without a doubt for such malady`s is HIJAMAH.Dr. Xaigham Khan3 Likes1 Answer
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Pt. 53/F, C/O pain n jt stiffness in B/L hands n feet since 7-8 yrs. H/O chicken gunia fever 7-8 yrs ago. O/e, stiffness of MCP pIP n dIP jts of both hands. Ankle n MTP jts stiffness. Clinical pic n ixns attached. Advise, Dx n rx plz.Dr. Lukman Sheth7 Likes24 Answers
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World Arthritis Day 2018 World Arthritis Day (WAD) was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) to raise awareness of issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). It is celebrated every year on 12th October. 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' theme initiated in 2017 by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) continues to give importance on early diagnosis and access to care in 2018. ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ campaign calls on people including the public, physicians, health professionals and policy-makers to connect early for earlier diagnosis of RMDs and timely access to evidence-based treatment. The overall goal is to highlight RMDs as major public health problem globally and that early diagnosis and timely access to treatment can prevent further damage and burden on the individual and society. Why is early diagnosis important? Early diagnosis is important to prevent further damage, if not treated early daily activities are affected, reducing the quality of peoples' life and affecting physical abilities. Delay is often due to a lack of awareness hence it’s important to know the symptoms of RMDs and consult a healthcare professional early. RMDs are commonly divided into inflammatory and non-inflammatory types: Common non-inflammatory RMDs are degenerative spine diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia Common inflammatory RMDs are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, connective tissue diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica. RMDs can be hereditary; can also be triggered by lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive weight, sedentary lifestyles, increasing age and having occupations that lead to injury and overuse of joints/muscles; however, in some cases the causes are unknown. Early medical treatment of inflammatory RMDs, particularly in the first 12 weeks, can prevent joint and organ damage and improve long-term function. What is Arthritis? The word arthritis actually means joint inflammation; in public health arthritis is used as a shorthand term for arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. What are the most common types of arthritis? The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. What are the symptoms of arthritis? Symptoms of arthritis in affected joint are- swelling, pain, stiffness, decreased range of movements. How does body weight influence arthritis? Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Health tips for living with RMDs/Arthritis- (a)Healthy living- Improve your wellbeing by keeping high on emotional wellbeing, self-management and motivation and by making healthy life style choices such as: Don't smoke. Avoid stress- As stress can alter behaviour, affect sleep patterns, change appetite and increase muscle tension therefore use relaxation techniques to help manage stress. Get adequate sleep- Get enough quality sleep to protect your mental and physical wellbeing and quality of life. Reduce alcohol intake (b) Healthy eating- Healthy and balanced diet is important for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Control your salt and sugar intake: Try to reduce sugar intake as it is high in calories especially in soft drinks, ready meals and confectionery foods. Salt intake should be less than 5 grams per day for adults. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. (c) Physical activity and fitness- Being physically active is good for general health and can have specific benefits for people with RMD/Arthritis. Consult your doctor or physiotherapist about the type of exercise most appropriate for your condition. Exercise may be in the form of cycling, dancing, walking, gardening, swimming, yoga etc. Source : NHPDr. Hemant Adhikari13 Likes21 Answers
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.HEALTH BENEFITS OF ARNICA YOU have ever tried Homeopathic medicine, you would be aware of the term ‘Arnica’. The fact that it is used as an active ingredient in medicines is itself an indication of the various arnica benefits. In fact, we often come across shampoos, gels, tonics and tinctures bearing the name of arnica. Arnica is basically a perennial herb belonging to the sunflower (Asteraceae) family. It is native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia. Arnica plant grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet and bears yellow-orange flowers resembling daisies. It possesses bright green leaves, the upper leaves are toothed and slightly hairy while the lower leaves have rounded tips. The stalks are round, fleshy, and hairy. The yellow-orange flowers of this herb have medicinal value. Extracts from fresh and dried flower heads are used in Homeopathic preparations for the treatment of several health conditions. The flowers can also be used in their raw form. Today, arnica is extensively cultivated for medicinal purposes in several areas of Europe and North America. It has been used in medicine since the 1500s and is commercially available in the form of topical creams, ointments, pills, tinctures and even injections. Arnica oil is also available, which is used for topical treatments. Direct intake of arnica by mouth is associated with serious side effects but homeopathic medicines use it in a diluted form which is not considered harmful. There are several species of arnica of which Arnica Montana and A. Chamissonis are used in anti-inflammatory preparations. Both species look similar except that A. Chamissonis has somewhat smaller flowers. It can be extremely toxic even in very low doses. Arnica Montana, on the other hand, possesses medicinal properties and is mostly used in herbal products, particularly hair care products. This herb is known by several names such as Mountain Tobacco, Mountain Daisy and even Leopard’s bane and Wolf’s bane. Arnica Benefits For Skin Image: Shutterstock Arnica is an active ingredient in several skin care products. It can improve your skin health and help you get rid of skin problems too. The various benefits of arnica for skin are as follows. 1. Treatment Of Skin Infections And Eczema Arnica can be applied topically to get rid of skin problems. Arnica extracts are used as an ingredient in several lotions meant for the treatment of skin infections, eczema, itchiness and open wounds. They can even be applied on the vagina to treat vaginitis and vaginal irritation. 2. Treatment Of Frost Bites And Chilblains Arnica extracts are used in ointments meant for treating frost bites. Often, frost bites do not appear as open wounds. Application of arnica ointment on frost bitten areas of the body can significantly improve the condition. This herb can also be used in the treatment of chilblains. 3. Skin Nourishment Arnica Montana flowers contain sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, carbonic acid, coumarins and volatile oils, all of which are beneficial for your skin. A sesquiterpene lactone, called helenalin, is the main restorative compound in Arnica Montana, which along with flavonoid, helps soothe and renew the skin after exposure to stress. The antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb help in preventing inflammatory skin disorders. They also accelerate the healing process by stimulating the formation of granular tissues. Arnica for skin care can effectively heal bruises, sunburns, minor burns and superficial phlebitis. 4. Treatment Of Stretch Marks Topically rubbing arnica extracts reduces the appearance of pregnancy-related stretch marks. All you need to do is gently apply arnica gel on your stomach at least four times a day. [ Read: Olive Oil For Stretch Marks ] Benefits Of Arnica For Hair The anti-inflammatory properties of arnica make it usable in hair care as well. Arnica extracts are often used in conditioners and shampoos. Some of its benefits for hair are as follows. 6. Arnica For Hair Loss Usage of arnica extract rejuvenates your scalp and stimulates the hair follicles, helping to strengthen your hair and preventing it from falling prematurely. Arnica is combined with other ingredients like calendula and jaborandi in homeopathic Arnica Montana shampoos to provide soft and manageable hair. 7. Treatment Of Dandruff Arnica cleanses the excess oil and sebum from the scalp, giving it a natural shine. By removing dirt, debris, and oil from the scalp, it also helps combat dandruff and itchiness. This also helps in preventing tangled and rough hair. 8. Treatment Of Split Ends And Premature Greying Of Hair Arnica is used at a concentration of 1% to 2% in hair care products. Being an antibiotic, it can effectively cure scalp infections. It strengthens each and every hair strand and helps prevent split ends and premature graying of hair. All you need to do is massage arnica hair oil on your scalp from the roots to the tips before going to bed and wash off the next morning. This will nourish your hair and prevent these problems by providing the requisite nutrition to your hair follicles. Health Benefits Of Arnica As stated earlier, arnica is used in the treatment of a wide range of internal and external disorders. Though arnica is not FDA approved like other herbal remedies, it does contain several active ingredients and volatile oils. Proper dosage of arnica will definitely provide the following health benefits: 9. Treatment Of Arthritis The anti-inflammatory properties of arnica are praiseworthy. It has been used in topical preparations for healing joint pains, muscle aches and swelling associated with arthritis. A research conducted in 2002 indicated that the use of arnica gel twice daily for 6 weeks resulted in a significant decrease in pain and stiffness in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. In the case of osteoarthritis of the hand, arnica gel has proven to be as effective as ibuprofen in lessening pain and improving hand function. The essence of arnica plant is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Being an anti-inflammatory agent, it can be used to massage inflamed or painful joints for relief. 10. Treatment Of Muscle Soreness The anti-inflammatory properties of this herb make it useful for the treatment of muscle soreness. It can be applied topically to reduce pain and inflammation caused by muscle sprain and strains. Thus, it is beneficial for athletes who often suffer from muscle soreness. 11. Healing Qualities Arnica has been used in topical preparations for healing bruises, muscle aches, superficial phlebitis, wounds and swelling due to insect bites and fractures. It can be used as a mouthwash or gargle for treating sore throat and infections. However, it should be used and consumed according to the directions of the physician. It helps in the regeneration of tissues and can heal injuries. It is also effective in healing burns. It improves blood circulation by stimulating white blood cell activity, decreasing the amount of healing time and reducing inflammation. 12. Treatment Of Post-Surgery Pain A study conducted in 2007 observed that taking a homeopathic dilution of arnica resulted in a decrease in pain in patients whose tonsils were removed. Similarly, taking a homeopathic dilution of arnica and topical application of arnica ointment reduces post-surgery pain in patients undergoing surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome. 13. Treatment Of Bruises And Black Eyes Arnica is effective in reducing the appearance of bruises. Topical application of arnica extract on bruises and black eyes can significantly improve the condition. Infusions from arnica plant are effective in the treatment of dark nails caused due to injuries from heavy objects. 14. Oral Health The anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties of arnica make it great for oral health. Arnica mouthwashes are widely available and can treat bacterial infections in the mouth. Washing your mouth with arnica and water regularly can cure conditions like gingivitis and pyorrhoea. It can also reduce wisdom tooth pain. 15. Treatment Of Post Surgery Swelling A study conducted in 2006 has proved that intake of homeopathic dilution of arnica may slightly reduce post-operative swelling in patients undergoing arthroscopy. 16. Treatment Of Stress And Depression In addition to its medicinal uses, arnica is beneficial in alleviating feelings of depression and emotional distress. It is often used in healing sachets to restore emotional balance and a sense of tranquility. Organic and wild grafted arnica flower extract can be massaged to provide warmth which unwinds your taxed and tight muscles and alleviates stress. 17. Other Benefits Arnica has been used in homeopathy for the treatment of an accident or shock as well as illness of the circulatory system. It is also used in the treatment of conditions like a backache, fibromyalgia, influenza, headaches, migraines and hemorrhoids. Nutritional Value Of Arnica Arnica owes its anti-inflammatory properties to a host of active components comprising of antioxidants, tannins, flavonoids, carotenoids and volatile oils like thymol, an active ingredient contained in thyme. The in-depth nutritional profile of arnica can be understood from the table given below. NUTRITION FACTS CALORIES IN ARNICA MONTANA HOMEPATHIC Serving Size: 1 serving Amount Per Serving Calories 0.0 Total Fat 0.0 g Saturated Fat 0.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 0.0 mg Potassium 0.0 mg Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g Dietary Fiber 0.0 g Sugars 0.0 g Protein 0.0 g Vitamin A 0.0 % Vitamin B-12 0.0 % Vitamin B-6 0.0 % Vitamin C 0.0 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 0.0 % Calcium 0.0 % Copper 0.0 % Folate 0.0 % Iron 0.0 % Magnesium 0.0 % Manganese 0.0 % Niacin 0.0 % Pantothenic Acid 0.0 % Phosphorus 0.0 % Riboflavin 0.0 % Selenium 0.0 % Thiamin 0.0 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Precautions This herb which provides amazing benefits for your skin, hair, and health, is also associated with several side effects when used excessively. That is why it is important to exercise caution while using it in any form. 1. Stomach Discomfort Arnica can irritate the digestive system and its lining called mucosa. For this reason, arnica is never taken orally. Even taken in low dosage in homeopathy medicine, it causes irritation in the stomach. This irritation further leads to pain and loss of appetite. But, this problem is temporary and goes away within a day or two. 2. Breast Feeding And Pregnancy Arnica usage should be avoided if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Arnica is considered as unsafe for pregnant or breast feeding women. 3. Vomiting As mentioned before, arnica irritates the stomach when taken orally. This irritation may further cause severe nausea or an urge to vomit. This side effect is common among many individuals consuming arnica. 4. Allergy People sensitive to Compositae or Asteraceae family plants, which includes chrysanthemums, ragweed, marigolds, daisies and related plants, might also be allergic to arnica. People who are hypersensitive to such plants should consult the doctor before using arnica in any form. 5. Nose Bleeding Arnica can also cause nosebleeds, which is not considered as a serious effect by American Cancer Society. A bleeding nose is not a problem in itself. Rather, it indicates that there is an internal bleeding that needs to be treated. It is best to discontinue the use of arnica on encountering such side effect and immediately visit your doctor. 6. Dizziness Dizziness occurs as a side effect when arnica is taken for internal issues. When you experience such side effect, consult your doctor immediately. 7. Interactions With Drugs Arnica may interact with a number of corticosteroids, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory drugs. It can also cause bleeding when taken with anticoagulants. Specific constituents present in arnica might lower serum lipids in the body. Those taking drugs for lowering cholesterol should take arnica with a caution. 8. Heart Problems American Cancer Society indicates that arnica might cause irregularities in heart rhythm. This is a condition where the heart beats irregularly. It might either slow down or speed up, causing palpitations. So, consult your doctor immediately if you experience severe palpitations. This is one of the dangerous side effects of arnica since it can cause death. It needs an immediate diagnosis. 9. Tremors American Cancer Society reports tremor as one of the most common side effects of taking arnica orally. The person might experience uncontrollable movements of legs and hands. Such side effect requires medical evaluation. Tremors signal that your central nervous system has been affected. 10. Other Side Effects Arnica in undiluted form is considered unsafe. According to a report, it causes faster heart beat, cardiac arrest, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, skin rashes and shortness of breath. Its toxicity might also cause dyspnea and gastroenteritis. It might also cause damage to your heart, increase the blood pressure level, and organ failure. Sometimes, its consumption leads to coma and even death. Tips On Arnica Usage After knowing the amazing arnica benefits, its time to know how to use this wonderful herb. Before consuming arnica, it is important to dilute arnica. Taking arnica in undiluted form can lead to chronic side effects. Avoid application of arnica on broken skin. Homeopathic doses should also be used according to specific instructions. Arnica forms an integral part of homeopathy. It offers various benefits. But, if you play doctor and overlook the recommended dosage, you can experience any of these side effects. So, discuss completely arnica benefits and side effects with your doctor before the consumption to stay safe! So, the next time you use arnica in any of its forms, remembers the goodness you are getting and return!Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau7 Likes10 Answers
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