AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 466--474

Management of rheumatoid arthritis (Aamavata) using symbiohealth healthcare system


Gopal K Basisht1, Ram Harsh Singh2, Harimohan Chandola3 
1 Senior Consultant, Orlando Health, Orlando Florida, USA
2 Dinstinguished Professor, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), according to modern medicine, and Aamavata according to Ayurveda, has an etiological and clinical relationship. Aamavata is a disease complex of which RA is a part. A comparative study of the pathophysiology of this disease by both systems reveals that modern medicine has investigated the mechanism of inflammation and has developed an offense strategy to control it. Ayurveda follows a defense strategy and it focuses its search on the etiological process, where disequilibrium at a higher level of physiology affects the gastrointestinal tract, causing an immune response that results in inflammation. Understanding the pathophysiology of both systems will help the treating physician to institute a dual treatment plan of modern medicine«SQ»s offense strategy and Ayurvedic medicine«SQ»s defense strategy at appropriate stages of the disease. Studying the pathophsiology of the two systems also gives insight into the genetic and epigenetic phenomenon in the treatment of disease and opens the doors for groundbreaking research.


How to cite this article:
Basisht GK, Singh RH, Chandola H. Management of rheumatoid arthritis (Aamavata) using symbiohealth healthcare system.AYU 2012;33:466-474


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Basisht GK, Singh RH, Chandola H. Management of rheumatoid arthritis (Aamavata) using symbiohealth healthcare system. AYU [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 5 ];33:466-474
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