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In general, osteoarthritis is the result of too much vata. Lifestyle changes include avoiding anything excessive, whether it is working too hard, exercising too strenuously, too much screen time or having an irregular schedule. Keep warm and avoid being out in the cold or wind.
Meditation is one of the best things you can add into your life. Meditation reduces stress, relaxes the nervous system and helps you enjoy life. Mindfulness meditation is a good place to start
If you have osteoarthritis, it is likely that you have impaired digestion. In Ayurveda, poor digestion is considered the root cause of all disease. During your consultation I can determine what you can do to bring your digestion up to a healthy balance.
In general, it is best to eat food which will support your digestion and decrease vata. Favor foods which are warm and simple to digest. Avoid foods which are dry, cold and light and foods which are frozen, leftover or processed.
Oil massage/Abhyanga: Givng yourself a warm oil massage several times a week is one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis as it is fantastic for reducing vata, bringing calmness into your life and nourishing your tissues.
Making some of these changes can bring you health, happiness and contentment.
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I am certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. I am not a medical doctor nor a dietitian, and I do not diagnose, treat or cure disease. My articles are not a substitute for medical advice. It is always recommended that clients work with their physicians for routine medical care and treatment of illness. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils, especially when pregnant or nursing.
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