Healing Rheumatism NaturallyWhat Is Rheumatism: The rheumatism means a swelling. It refers to all acute or chronic illness which is characterized by pain & swelling of muscles, ligament and tendons of the joint.
Symptoms:The onset of acute types of rheumatism is characterized by fever rapid pulse with intense soreness and pain.
Causes: The chief cause of rheumatism is the poisoning of blood with acid wastes. The disease is aggravated by exposure to cold water.
Dietary Treatment: Patient should be put on short fast of orange juice and water for 3 to 5 days. Juice of orange diluted in warm water, taken every 2 hours from 8am to 8 pm. Nothing else should be taken while fasting. Bowels should be cleansed through warm water enema.
After the juice fast, patient placed on restricted diet for 14 days. In this regimen, orange or grape taken for breakfast, lunch may consist of raw salad of any vegetable and for dinner, steamed vegetable such as spinach , cabbage , carrots and cauliflower and some sweet fruit may be taken . No bread or potatoes or starchy food should be taken.
In case of chronic rheumatism, patient may be placed on all fruit diet for 4 to 5 days. In this regimen, he /she should have 3 meals a day of fresh juicy fruit such as apple, grapes, oranges, pineapple. Rheumatism is particularly responsive to raw vegetable juice .
The carrot juice combined with beet and cucumber is especially valuable. The hot Epsom salt bath should be taken twice a week for 3 months use of chronic rheumatism and once weekly thereafter.
The affected part should be bathed twice daily in hot water containing Epsom salt. Dampness and cold should be avoided. The foods which should be avoided are meat, fish, white bread, sugar, refined food, tea, coffee, alcohol and condiments.
Yoga therapy is the best and natural way of treatment for rheumatism. Here I am sharing few important asanas and selected natural and yogic way of therapy for rheumatism.
Yoga asanas for Rheumatism:
Utks‘epa Mudra (bellow’s pose, Mayura asana, Padahasta asana, Uddiyana mudra, Agnisar mudra or Agnisar pranayam are the best yoga asana for rheumatism.
All the rheumatic patients should drink 4 to 5 liters of water.
Bath therapy and Sun therapy is another effective treatment for rheumatism.
Diet tips for Rheumatism:
All the alkaline foods are beneficial in the treatment of rheumatism.
The term “rheumatism” is still used in colloquial speech and historical contexts, but is no longer frequently used in medical or technical literature; there is no longer any recognized disorder simply called “rheumatism.” The traditional term covers such a range of different problems that to ascribe symptoms to “rheumatism” is not to say very much. Nevertheless, sources dealing with rheumatism tend to focus on arthritis. However, “non-articular rheumatism,” also known as “regional pain syndrome” or “soft tissue rheumatism,” can cause significant discomfort and difficulty. Furthermore, arthritis and rheumatism between them cover at least 200 different conditions.
The term “Rheumatic Diseases” is used in MeSH to refer to connective tissue disorders.
Palindromic rheumatism has been theorized to be a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
A vast number of traditional herbal remedies were recommended for “rheumatism”. Modern medicine, both conventional and alternative, recognises that the different rheumatic disorders have different causes (and several of them have multiple causes) and require different kinds of treatment.
Nevertheless, initial therapy of the major rheumatological diseases is with analgesics, such as paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), members of which are ibuprofen and naproxen. Often, stronger analgesics are required.
The ancient Greeks recorded that bee venom had some beneficial effects on some types of rheumatism. Bee and ant stings were known as a folk remedy in the late 19th century, and at least one physician developed a treatment consisting of repeated formic acid injections. Certain Amazonian tribes, including the Zo’é use fire ant stings as a remedy for aches and pains.
Cod liver oil has also been used as a remedy.
Food for patients is similar to that given for as asthmatic patients.
One or two chapaties having brawn and leafy vegetable, boiled vegetable and salad should form the meal. Take lime warm water with honey, soaked raisins . Tea of cardamom, ginger& pepper or, tulasi leaves and may also replace tea etc.
Yoga asanas for Rheumatic diseases or gout:
Yoga asanas like yoga mudra,vajrasana, Suptavjrasana, Uttanpad-asana, Bhujangasana, Makarasana, pawanamuktasana, sarvangasana & matsyasana should be performed up to individual capacity Bhastrika pranayama. Sunbath and massage followed by warm water bath will be very useful. Vajrasana(The Ankle Pose)
The asana causes the contraction of legs muscles, stimulates and restores the subcutaneous nerves, rejuvenates the small blood vessels in the hips, knees and pelvis, removes toxins from them. Supta vajrasana increases the blood pressure in the trunk, especially in the abdominal area strengthening and rejuvenating the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen and pancreas. It rejuvenates the genitalia and has a stimulating effect on the nervous system.
Juice fasting for Rheumatism
Juices of Grapes, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Tomato, Cucumber, Beet, Carrot, And Spinach, are useful in these conditions to restore health. One week juice fasting is enough to restore health.
Grapes Juice for Rheumatism
Orange Juice for Rheumatism
Lemon Juice for Rheumatism
Grapefruit Juice for Rheumatism
Tomato Juice for Rheumatism
Cucumber Juice for Rheumatism
Beet Juice for Rheumatism
Carrot Juice for Rheumatism
Spinach Juice for Rheumatism
If you are in a juice fasting, then you have to take these juices in every three hours.You may take juices five to six times a day. 300 ml of water with 30 grams of honey may be taken the first thing in the morning on arising. After that, the prescribed juice may be taken at three-hourly intervals. The quantity of juice on each time should be 300 ml, and you can increase it to 600 ml gradually. The juice fasting may continue up to forty days without any ill-effects. You should take adequate rest during the raw juice fasting.