Freedom of movement - healthy joints and bones

Bewegungsfreiheit - gesunde Gelenke und Knochen

When Vata dosha is disturbed

Joint and bone diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis are diseases that often occur as we age and weaken our musculoskeletal system. From an Ayurvedic perspective, problems with the musculoskeletal system generally involve a disorder or excess of the Vata dosha, which increases more strongly from the age of 50. In addition to getting older, the causes of an increase in Vata include chronic illnesses, severe physical strain, lack of sleep, psychological problems, stress, weakened organs and the intake of food that is too dry, cold and light or too little food due to excessive diets, which lead to degenerative disease Promote the process of bones and joints.

Ama – how undigested metabolic waste puts strain on the musculoskeletal system

Another cause of musculoskeletal disorders can be exposure to Ama. In Ayurveda, these are undigested metabolic residues that are deposited in the body. Ama causes dysfunction of the doshas and tissue as well as blockages in the physical transport channels. Ama can arise from medication, heavy and fatty food, weak digestive power, but also from suppressed emotions and needs.

In Ayurveda therapy it is therefore important to clarify beforehand whether Ama exists. Signs of Ama include loss of appetite, tongue coating that cannot be scraped off, stiffness, heaviness, lack of energy, digestive problems, sticky stools that won't sink, excessive salivation, or reduced immunity. If there are symptoms of Ama, therapeutic measures are first carried out to rid the organism of Ama. Only then will the Vata dosha be brought back into balance.

Recommendations for Vata reduction

To balance Vata, warming, oily substances and foods are recommended to stop the degenerative processes of the tissue, nourish and regenerate the tissue. Regular, freshly cooked, warm, oily foods combined with spices bring Vata into balance. Foods with a sharp, bitter and tart taste should be avoided. Healthy types of exercise and relaxation exercises are further measures to reduce Vata. Anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing substances are used for inflammatory and painful diseases.

Plants and spices that are used to support musculoskeletal problems in Ayurveda therapy

  • Guggulu
    According to Ayurveda, the resin of Indian myrrh has an anti-inflammatory effect and promotes joint health. Guggulu is one of the rejuvenating remedies, the Rasayanas , and balances all three doshas.

  • Shallaki
    The Indian frankincense resin relieves pain and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It removes excess heat and toxins.

  • Ashwaghanda
    The sleeping berry is one of the rejuvenating remedies, regenerates cells and reduces Vata and Kapha. Ashwaghanda reduces stress and has a mild pain-relieving effect.

  • Spices such as turmeric , fenugreek seeds and pippali (long pepper) are traditional home remedies for reducing joint pain.

    You can find these Ayurvedic plants in powder form in our product Asthi - Balance and Stability .

Plants for your stable and powerful musculoskeletal system.