Treating Gout Posted By Dr.Sanand Ratnam Thekkayil Date : 28-Dec-08
In ayurvedic medicine, gout is referred to as vatrakta.
Vatrakta is indicated biochemically of:
- An augmentation in the concentration level of serum urate. - Recurrent acute pain attacks within the joints, which may become persistent and chronic in nature. - Occurrence of monosodium urate mono hydrate crystals within the fluid spaces inside the joints at the time of an acute attack
Another level of gout pain relief in the ayurvedic style can include panchakarma, which can involve either a form of massage using medicated oils or snehana therapies, which have shown very beneficial results when treating gout.
If you are considering ayurvedic treatments for gout pain relief, you should first make sure to speak to your doctor or another trained health professional in order to assess your unique health needs and determine whether ayurvedic medicine is the right choice for you.
You may find that there are also other treatments available for gout pain relief that may work better or in conjunction with ayurvedic methods. These may include techniques such as uric acid manipulation through the pH level of the body. The only way that you will be able to make this decision is by speaking to your health practitioner and learning about the various techniques and treatments for gout sufferers before coming to a decision on the best approach for your individual situation.