Ayurvedic treatment for Gout


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Management of gout involves managing the acute attacks and providing proper treatment to reduce complications. For this purpose, gout treatment usually involves medicines. 1

For acute attacks and to prevent future attacks, pain reliever medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), colchicine and corticosteroids are commonly used. To prevent gout-related complications, medicines that block uric acid production in the body, and medicines that help excrete uric acid from the body are commonly used.1

For treating gout, Ayurveda recommends Vata hara and Rakta prasadaka measures like shodhana (expelling) treatment - especially siravyadh (blood-letting with the help of surgical instruments) from the localized joint.2

Shodhana therapy

Shodhana is a purification therapy. The aggravated Doshas from the body are expelled out in this procedure, thereby eliminating the internal causative factors of the disease. Metabolic process causes generation of large quantities of toxic byproducts in the body. Toxins deposited in various tissues vitiate Dosha, Dhatu etc and thereby causes diseases. Shodhana therapy removes toxins from body and restores the equilibrium of Dosha. Shodhana therapy consists of a three-stage purification process as follows:3

  • Purva Karma – preparatory purification prior to the main purification
  • Pradhana Karma – the main five purification methods (known as Panchakarma treatment)
  • Paschath Karma – post rejuvenation therapy

In Vata rakta the best Shodana karma is Basti karma

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:2


Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume healthy foods including nuts, dairy etc in diet
  • Langhanam (dieting) to reduce weight helps in reducing the burden on joints
  • Avoid carbonated drinks, packaged foods and junk food

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Follow a systematic daily way of life (Dincharya)
  • Avoid activities that cause both mental and physical stress
  • Avoid excessive exercise and physical activities

Avoid suppressing your urges (vegavidharan) to urinate, defecate, etc

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