Osteoporosis in Ayurveda is called “Asthi kshaya.” The bones become weaker, more porous, and brittle due to this condition. You run the risk of pain, swelling, breaking bones, broken teeth, bleeding, dryness, and other conditions like joint swelling, pain, and tooth decay.
Osteo is a Greek term that means bone. Ayurveda divides the human body into seven components called Sapthadhathu. These elements are essential for the health and well-being of the body. Asthi dhathu or bone is the fifth component. The Asthi Dathu must be fed by the four previous dathus: Rasa Dhatu: Plasma/lymph fluid, Rakta Dhatu: Blood, Mamsa Dhatu: Muscles, Meda Dhatu: Fat.
Vayu, Agni, and Prithvi mahabhutas make Asthi/Bones. They combine nutrients in a compact, complex, and cohesive manner. Asthi, which is a tree stem, gives the body strength and structure. Asthis can also be attached.
Bones are living tissue. They are constantly rebuilding and changing. The process of rebuilding is slower than that of decaying. The jatharagni and the bhutagni (parthivagni in particular) will be affected.
Asthi poshana will be scarce.
Asthi kashya, also known as osteoporosis, can occur.
Vata dosha can be found in bones.
Vata Phage is more likely to affect people with high bone density after 45-50 years. Females are most affected due to drastic declines in estrogen.
The first stage of osteoporosis is called Osteopenia. Osteoporosis can develop if it is not treated quickly.
Six signs and symptoms of Asthi Kashaya
- Joint pain and swelling.
- Pathological bone fractures.
- Rickets, etc.
Ayurvedic treatment of osteoporosis
4-stage treatment of osteoporosis
- Treat the cause
- Stimulate the jatraagni and bhutagni
- Vata pacifying treatment
- Rejuvenation and Bone Nutrition
12 Tips to take care of your bones
- Milk should be an integral part of your daily diet as it is the primary source of calcium.
- Healthy, fresh, and nutritious food
- Light exercise every day
- Massage oil on your body
- Early morning sunbathing
- Avoid eating spicy, dry, or incompatible foods
- Ghee, milk, and turmeric milk.
- Ashwagandha and yogaraj Guggulu.
- Praval panchamritas.
- Triphala, Kapikachu, and Guggulu.
- Abhyanga and vasti karma are highly recommended.
- Pranayama and yoga are highly effective.
(Consult an Ayurvedic doctor/consultant before you begin using herbs.)
Options for osteoporosis treatment
- Calcium-rich diet.
- Vitamin D and Vitamin D supplements are recommended.
- Hormone replacement therapy: This estrogen is used alone or in combination with progestin to treat osteoporosis.
- Medicines: These include estrogen supplements, medications that stop cells from breaking down bone, pills to increase bone strength and prevent fractures, hormones that control bone loss, and other drugs.
Also Read: 7 Essential Tissues for the Body: Sapthadhatu