Since October 2017, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was terrible experience of life. All of sudden I was totally paralysed & pain in every single joint of my body. This was red flag for me to know something has gone terribly wrong with me. After couple of days in Hospital, doctors diagnosed me with Rheumatoid Arthritis – the cronic disease.
Rheumatologist – methotrexate rheumatoid arthritis
It was shocking to learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis & its effects on body. My rheumatologist suggested to start Methotrexate or I will be crippled & wouldn’t be able to walk in future. I never have imagined that something like this could happen to me and I could be disabled for life.
Doing research on internet, I only found horrifying side effects of methotrexate rheumatoid arthritis. My rheumatologist told me, I couldn’t work for at least few months. Everything I read, all I can find, about Methotrexate was just simply turned me away from it. It’s a medicine used in cancer’s chemotherapy & that will have all side effects which would only make my body worse. I couldn’t inject myself with this poison every week knowing that these steroids will make me slave to chemicals and I can’t accept it.
Back to roots – Ayurveda – ra medications
I made up my mind that I would go deeper to find out alternative for it. Being Indian, My first resort to alternative was Ayurveda. I called my sister who is MD in ayurveda & someone I could trust blindfolded. Her first response was don’t worry, its curable and I can be as normal as before, completely opposite to what my rheumatologist told me that It will take away almost 15-20 years of my life.
After few hours of discussion, She explained me more about it. Rheumatoid Arthritis is known as Amavata in Ayurveda. Its gut which need healing to cure RA. Her explanation gave me strength & emotional confidence that it won’t be as terrible as pictured by rheumatologist. In western treatment like methotrexate or other medicines, they try to suppress immune system rather than curing it where as in ayurvedic treatment, medicines treat gut to heal & fix the root cause of it.
Apparently, as I live in Germany, I couldn’t find Ayurvedic medicines easily so it could get few weeks until I get them from India. So I had to find some remedies till I get them. Doctors from hospital already started me with Prednisolone which is steroid that they were going to tapper slowly. So My ayurvedic doctor suggested me 3-4 homemade remedies till I get ayurvedic medicines which are very easy to prepare. I will share those in next few days. But most simplest one to prepare is below. This has really made me feel better.
Boiled Ginger Water
Ginger & turmeric are life saver for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities. It helps to keep inflammation down. You can take ginger in different forms. You can add fresh Ginger in your daily diet. Indian cuisine uses ginger in almost every form & every dish. People normally ask, can ginger help me lose weight ? yes , this is also ginger drink recipe for weight loss. Here I am explaining Ginger Water method. You can take 1 litre water with 1 table spoon dry ginger powder and boil it for 5 minutes till it mix well. Let it cool for some time. You can drink this ginger water during the day. Prepare fresh ginger water every morning . This will help in cleaning of gut & also keeping inflammation down in joints of body.
I know, I have to go long way to find my way to better life. I believe Ayurveda and Yoga would be very useful to find cure for RA. I will keep sharing more information on ra medications.
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