The Raj Health Spa Arthritis Program - Causes and Treatments
The Raj arthritis program is based on Maharishi Ayurveda, which is the world's oldest and most complete system of natural health. The Raj arthritis program provides the most comprehensive and natural approach available today, both in terms of identifying the causes of arthritis and providing treatments.
Understanding the Root Causes of Arthritis, from The Maharishi Ayurveda Perspective
Healthy, flexible joints rely on strong digestion and metabolism. Poor eating habits and weak digestion allow impurities to accumulate, circulate, and build up in the joints. This inhibits joint function, mobility, and comfort.
Since impurities can develop faster than the body's ability to eliminate them, cleansing alone is not enough. The key to preventing a toxic build up is to create healthier cells, one's that can easily and efficiently eliminate harmful toxins from the body. The raw material for building healthy joints and bones is nutrient plasma. Plasma flows throughout the body — like the sap in a tree — delivering vital nutrients to cells. The body uses these nutrients to build tissues, including joint tissue.
Your program at The Raj is designed to improve digestion and metabolism, which then forms nutrient plasma that is more pure and easy to assimilate. This helps to create proper lubrication of joint tissue, helping impurities flow out of the joint cells for elimination, and allowing nutrients to flow in.
Ayurveda medicine assesses and treats the level of the body's inner intelligence that creates and controls the material structure and function of the physiology. The organizing principle within the body which controls the level of activation and sensitivity of the nervous system is called Vata.
Anything that aggravates, or overly activates Vata, will increase the sensitivity and experience of pain in the body. Therefore, an important component in treating arthritic pain is to balance and stabilize Vata.
In summary, the Ayurveda approach:
- Strengthens the metabolic pathways that prevent circulatory channels to joints from becoming blocked by impurities.
- Strengthens digestion to create nutritional plasma that is pure and easy to assimilate.
- Improves the lubrication of joints.
- Balances nervous system function and its sensitivity to pain.
The Ayurveda Assessment of Balance and Imbalance
During an in-residence stay, the Ayurveda Health Consultant will use pulse assessment and other Ayurveda evaluation tools to determine balance and imbalance in the body's inner intelligence.
This assessment is not an evaluation of the state of cells and tissues but an evaluation of a deeper level of physiological functioning that controls the healing and self-repair mechanisms of the body. Disruptions on this level are the root cause of disorder.
People can have arthritis for different reasons and need different programs to heal the condition. Your Ayurveda Health Consultant will not be just matching treatments to the condition of arthritis, but will individualize the program to the specific imbalances that are causing arthritis in you. This is the value of the Ayurveda assessment of balance and imbalance at the start of your program.
The following section describes the classic Ayurveda approaches used at The Raj to reduce Vata imbalance, to eliminate toxin buildup and provide relief from stress, thereby removing the root causes of arthritis.