Ayurveda is an traditional Indian practice involving a natural, holistic approach to treating medical conditions.
Some Ayurvedic practitioners use Ayurveda to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which they call “amavata.” Ayurvedic treatmentcan include supplements, dietary changes, and exercise.
This article will review Ayurvedic treatment for RA, including the basic principles and whether research supports its use.
The term “Ayurveda” is a combination of two Sanskrit terms “ayu” (life) and “veda” (knowledge). Practitioners work to balance the three energy forces, or “doshas,” of life: “vata,” “pitta,” and “kapha.”