Freedom of movement - healthy joints and bones with Ayurveda

Bewegungsfreiheit - gesunde Gelenke und Knochen mit Ayurveda

When the Vata dosha is disturbed

Joint and bone diseases such as arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis are diseases that often occur in old age and weaken our musculoskeletal system. From an Ayurvedic perspective, musculoskeletal problems are generally caused by a disorder or excess of the Vata dosha, which increases more sharply from the age of 50. In addition to getting older, the causes of an increase in Vata include chronic diseases, heavy physical strain, lack of sleep, psychological problems, stress, weakened organs and the consumption of food that is too dry, cold and light or too little food due to excessive diets, which accelerate the degenerative process of bones and joints.

Ama – how undigested metabolic residues burden the musculoskeletal system

Another cause of diseases of the musculoskeletal system can be the stress caused by Ama. In Ayurveda, this refers to undigested metabolic residues that accumulate in the body. Ama causes dysfunction of the doshas and tissue, as well as blockages in the body's transport channels. Ama can be caused by medication, heavy and fatty food, weak digestive power, but also by suppressed emotions and needs.

In Ayurveda therapy, it is therefore important to clarify beforehand whether Ama is present. The signs of Ama include loss of appetite, tongue coating that cannot be scraped off, stiffness, heaviness, lack of energy, digestive problems, sticky stools that do not sink, excessive salivation or reduced immunity. If Ama symptoms are present, therapeutic measures are first carried out to rid the organism of Ama. Only then is the Vata dosha 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 the tissue and regenerate it. Regular, freshly cooked, warm, oily foods combined with spices bring Vata into balance. Foods with a sharp, bitter and astringent taste should be avoided. Healthy forms of exercise and relaxation exercises are other measures to reduce Vata. Anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing substances are used for inflammatory and painful diseases.

Plants and spices that are used in Ayurveda therapy to support complaints of the musculoskeletal system

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