Bones & Joints

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Asthi dhatu- Asthivaha-srotas in Ayurveda

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Asthi (bone) is the hard tissue of the body which provides a framework for your body. It is ‘pitrij’ bhava (paternal factor). Muscles are attached with the bones through tendons and apo-neurosis. Bones from the locomotor system with the help of muscles and ligaments around the joint. So for your body movements, this is important. It is turning of our body is dependent on srotas as they carry sukshma.

Formation of Asthi dhatu-

According to texts of Ayurveda, Asthis are formed from the nutrients supplied by Medha dhatu through Asthivaha srothas. The nutrients in Medas dhatu which is meant to nourish asthi dhatu are processed in asthivaha srothas by dhatwagnis. Dhatwagni and bhutagni (vayu, agneya and Prithvi) bring about hardness and heaviness to these nutrients which form asthi or bone.

Functions of Asthi according to Ayurveda:

In nature, we observe the trees are supported by strong solid stems. The same way it is very fundamental to Ayurvedic system of medicine. All muscles (mamsa), tendons and ligaments are attached to asthis . These structures and gives shape to our body. Joint is a point where two or more bones are quoted that although there are satisfied.

Asthi Vriddhi Laxana:

When asthi dhatu increases more than normal, it leads to the formation of adhyasthi (hypertrophy of bone) and adhidanta (formation of extra teeth). Inflammation of bones and joints (like arthritis and gout).

Asthi Kshaya Laxanas:

Falling of hairs, nails, beard, mustache and teeth

Asthitoda : Inflammation of bones and joints

Sadana : weakness

Dwija prapatana : falling of teeth

Srama : weakness

Bhagna : pathological fractures

Phakkaroga : rickets

Asthi Kshaya : thinning of bones like osteoporosis, early onset of osteoporosis

Asthi Vrana : Osteomyelitis

Fatigue and laxity of joints

Pathology and the Asthi Dhatu

Bone pathologies inflicted with dosha vitation.

Vata vitiation leads to weak or fragile bones that become osteoporotic and fracture easily.

Pitta vitiation leads to bone infections (osteomyelitis) and inflammation.

Kapha vitiation leads to excessively thick, dense bones.

 

There are disorders of Asthi such as Amavata, Sandhigata vata, Vata rakta etc.

Osteoarthritis is a combined Vata-Kapha condition in which is (age, motion, and stress) is responsible for provoking growth in an irregular fashion leading to bone spurs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a sannipatika condition whereby it pushes the Kapha to cause irregular bone growth. The vata fans the flames of pitta causing inflammation and bone destruction due to basically presence of Ama.

Asthi Kshayaja Vyadhi

Osteoporosis

Osteogenesis Ins-perfecta

Osteoarthritis & Osteo-Arthrosis

OsteoMyelitis

Osteoclastoma

Ricktes

Cervical Spondylosis

Osteosclerosis

Disc Prolapse

Hyper-parathyroidism

Radiation necrosis

Pathological fractures

Osteomalacia

Asthi Vriddhija Vyadhi

Cervical Rib

Extra tooth

Ivoryosterone

Osteo Poikilosis

Osteophyma (over growth)

Calcaneous Spur

Diaphyseal Aclasis

Osteopetrosis

Disc Prolapse

Diaphyseal Aclasis

Osteopetrosis

Management of Asthi Rogas

Panchakarma is the basic treatment of Asthigata rogas. Among them, Basti is the best treatment for Vata disorders especially given with milk and ghee prepared with tiktaka dravyas.

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