Effective Ayurveda treatments for Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis)

Sandhigata Vata vis-a-vis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis of joints mostly seen during old age. They can occur anywhere in the body but are commonly seen in Knee Joints, Hip joints and some joints of spine.

Osteoarthritis (OA) predominantly presents with Pain, Stiffness, Limitation in movements, Crepitus (sounds in joints), Swelling

Ayurveda has the best medicines and treatment options for Osteoarthritis. If these treatments can be started at the beginning of the symptoms, the degeneration can be prevented.

The best and effective Ayurveda treatment options for Sandhigata Vata (OA) are as below mentioned:

Abhyanga and Samvahana:

  • Application of and Massage using Herbal oils / ghee or combination of both

Sweda: Fomentation: This is of many types –

  • Churna Pinda Sweda (Selective-to be decided by doctor): Powder bolus fomentation – In earlier condition (acute)
  • Patra Pinda Sweda: Leaf bolus fomentation – Analgesic, increases blood supply and soothes nerves, anti-inflammatory
  • Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda: Rice bolus fomentation – Analgesic, Nourishing, Strengthening, anti-inflammatory
  • Lavana Pinda Sweda: Salt bolus fomentation


  • Application of medicinal Pastes


  • Herbal poultices

Dhara / Parisheka:

  • Pouring in stream or in sprinkles – Medicated decoctions, milk, oil etc

Janu Vasti:

  • Medicated oil pooling


  • Medicine induced purgation


  • Enemas with medicated oils, ghee, oils + ghee, decoctions, processed milk etc

Osteoarthritis needs a holistic approach. All the above said treatments are not needed at once but may be needed at different stages and each has a different purpose to attend.

The treatment choice will be done by a qualified Ayurveda doctor.

The treatment will have to be complemented by a proper planning of diet, lifestyle, exercise, rest and healing medicines (internal)

Experience Ayurveda for Osteoarthritis………..Experience relief like never before………..

Dr Raghuram Y.S.

MD(Ay), Ayurvedic Rheumatology

Consultant Ayurvedic Physician

Speciality: Joint and Spine care

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Ph: +91-9480071422

Email: drraghuramys@gmail.com

Janu Vasti….Simple and effective remedy to relieve Pain Knee caused due to Osteo Arthritis

Janu Vasti..a treatment of ayurveda…provides a simple and still very effective relief of  Pain Knee especially that which is caused due to Osteo Arthritis. It relieves pain and stiffness and easens movements at the knee joint. Meanwhile it also strengthens the joint, muscles and soft tissues around, improves circulation and enables you to resume back your work and activities.

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Patra Pinda Sweda…Herbal rejuvenation of back and spine..in back pain severe

Patra Pinda Sweda is a simple and effective therapy in the management of uncomplicated back pain severe.

Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation.

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For Back Pain Severe…Kati Vasti helps as a soothener…

For Back Pain Severe; especially tat of the lower part(Lumbo-Sacral), which is not an emergency and when not associated with complications and surgical conditions – “Kati Vasti” forms a simple and soothening remedy. It relieves pain and stiffness and easens your sore back. Meanwhile it also strengthens the joints, muscles and soft tissues around, improves circulation and enables you to resume back your work and activities.

What is Kati Vasti and how it is done?

It is a simple manouviere in which a compartment of flour(black gram powder) is constructed around the painful part, adhered with the same flour and kept in position. Medicated oil which is prescribed by the doctor so as to suit the condition is made luke warm and poured into the compartment. The procedure is carried out for 30 to 40 minutes. After the prescribed time of therapy both the oil and flour are removed from contact. As per the choice of the physician, the procedure shall be followed by a hot water fomentation or a Patra Pinda Sweda(Leaves of medicinal plants are tied in a cloth in the form of a bolus; heated to tolerable heat on a pan kept on the stove and applied to the painful part) is given.This gives an ashtonishing relief from those suffering from back pain low or back pain lumbar which has not been under control since many days or months.It is usually done in a course of 5 to 7 days as required or as prescribed. They may be repeated giving short intervals particularly in those who have repetitive back aches so as to have a constant and sustained effect.

Where it should not be done?

*Rheumatoid Arthritis associated with spine.

*Low back ache associated with loss of bowel and bladder control.

*Pain associated with fracture and dislocation.

*Pain related to spinal tuberculosis and tumors.

In conditions of back pain low or back pain lumbar of mild to moderate severity, or frequent soreness of  low back or in the work patterns or jobs where the lower back is exposed to frequent pains and discomfort – Kati Vasti can be taken as a preventive treatment also. It helps avoid the back related problems and keeps your spine healthy.

For details contact:

Dr Raghuram Y.S

Consultant Physician

Arogya Ayurvedic Centre

12th cross, 7th block Jayanagar(Off K.R.Road),Behind Shastry’s Bakery


Ph: 080-26766291(Land) or +91-9480071422

Mailing id: drraghuramys@gmail.com and drraghuram@avnarogya.in

web: www.arogyabangalore.com and www.avnarogya.in