Osteoporosis can be seen in both men and women during their late 50’s. It is a common among women especially during their postmenopausal stage.
Studies mentioned that around 14 million people in Australia have low bone density and osteoporosis, placing them at a much higher risk for osteoporosis. One in two women and one among four men suffer from osteoporosis in their late 50’s.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a health condition, which affects bones, causing them to become fragile, weak and brittle. Bones are more likely to fracture (break) due to weaken bones.
The actual meaning of osteoporosis is “porous bone”. When a healthy bone is looked under a microscope, it looks like a honeycomb. The bones of patients suffering from osteoporosis are found to have pores and spaces in bony honeycomb.
These pores and spaces are larger and bigger than healthy bones. This condition is termed as osteoporosis. In this condition, the density of bones becomes lesser and they become prone to the fractures. Generally, fractures of wrist, spinal vertebrae and hip are common in patients suffering from osteoporosis.
From an Ayurvedic prospective, the reason behind osteoporosis can be explained as the aggravation of Vata humor. The excess Vata in bones can lead to breaking of bones. In Ayurveda, osteoporosis is known as a vata disorder. Osteoporosis is known as AsthiSushirta where ASTHI also known as bone and SUSHIRTA known as porousness.
As per Ayurvedic principles, osteoporosis occurs due to two major reasons:
Osteoporosis Natural Ayurveda Treatment and Management
Ayurveda natural treatment involves subsiding vitiated Vata humor. It includes herbs and ayurvedic medicines that help in formation of bones and prevent loss of minerals from the bones. Detailed ayurvedic treatment is discussed below:
Natural Management for Osteoporosis with Herbs
Ayurveda herbs are valuable treatment for preventing bone loss and restoring bone mineral density. Ayurvedic principles advise the use of herbs according to the body type and dominance of a particular humor in the disease, so the detailed consultation becomes necessary before using these herbs.
Pure herbal ayurved clinic in Melbourne, Australia is specialised in Ayurveda treatments and Ayurveda health evaluation. You can consult an Ayurveda qualified ayurvedic doctors in this clinic for the treatment and prescription of useful herbs to manage osteoporosis naturally. Some of beneficial herbs in osteoporosis are given underneath for your reference, but should be used only after consulting Ayurvedic physician.
Hadjod (Cissus Quadrangularis)
This herb has several bone healing and haemostatic properties. It may help union of bones during fractures. It is also considered to help improve deposition of calcium in body. Hadjod may help fasten the process of bone healing. It is also beneficial in decreased bone mineral density, osteoporosis, muscle pain, osteoarthritis and gout.
Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna)
The bark extract of this herb helps treat osteoporosis and other bone disorders. It helps in secretion of hormones in women and enhances synthesis of bones. Disturbance in the levels of hormones can lead to loss of bone tissues. Cooling and astringent properties of arjuna can help heal wounds. Astringent properties of this herb can help improve bone health.
Asoka (Sarca Ashoka)
Asoka facilitates hormone utilisation. This herb is mostly used to arrest bleeding and acts as uterine sedative and tonic. Due to its astringent properties, it helps balance kapha and pitta disorders. This herb when combined along with other herbs helps treat osteoporosis. It helps increase the levels of estrogen in women and this can further may prevent loss of bone strength.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashwagandha has several benefits and is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This herb may help in healing bone fractures and may play a vital role in cases of osteoporosis. It may help to prevent bone loss and corrects hormonal and neurological problems.
Lakh (Laksha) Laccifer Lacca
Laksha herb controls high kapha and vata disorders. It helps to treat osteoporosis and other bone and joint related disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis as well. It also acts as a natural immunity enhancer. It helps in management of osteopenia, which is forerunner of osteoporosis. It also helps to heal fractures. It may enhance deposition and absorption of calcium in bones.
Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis-Ayurvedic Therapies
Basti is used to treat the Vata disorders. It is highly beneficial in osteoporosis. It pacifies vata and helps to remove toxins from the body by cleansing colon.
For osteoporosis, there are special Ayurvedic oils are used for Ayurvedic massage. Ayurvedic therapist should do massage on patients with osteoporosis. You can book a massage session with specialist of Pure herbal ayurved clinic, Melbourne.
Natural Ayurvedic medicines for Osteoporosis
The following Ayurvedic products used traditionally in Ayurveda are known to be effective for treating Osteoporosis naturally with herbal recipes.
Yoga for Osteoporosis
Yoga is natural drugless treatment for osteoporosis, but patients suffering from osteoporosis should do yoga under the supervision of yoga expert using yoga as treatment. Yoga stimulates bone building capacity of the body, gives strength to the bones and joints, and enhances distribution of important minerals in the bones. The yogic breathing exercises are beneficial on preventing bone loss and restoring the bone mass. Other yoga postures include Tree pose (Vrksasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana), Parsvakonasana (Side-angle pose), Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana), Camel pose (Ustrasana), Cobra pose (Bhujangasana), Setu Bandhasana, Locust pose (Salabhasana), Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining leg stretch).
Diet and Lifestyle for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a silent killing disease and patients may not notice their bones are getting weakened. Few changes in regular lifestyle can help people having osteoporosis to get relief and strengthen bones. Few changes in diet and lifestyle are essential.
If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic". People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation.
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