There are many essential oils that can be used to reduce the pain, inflammation and stiffness that is experienced in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Oils like Clove and Cyprus can be used as a combination to massage every day on joints that are painful or where you experience more arthritis to reduce pain and swelling. Also some other oils such as eucalyptus, wintergreen, mint, cypress, marjoram, incense, etc. They can be used as a mixture of essential oils for regular use before bathing to reduce pain and swelling. There are many options in massage in rheumatoid arthritis in Ayurveda. In Ayurveda we do a massage that can be done dry or preceded by an oil massage that relieves rheumatoid arthritis. They are called panda sweda pathra. Patra basically means herbs. Therefore, the leaves of herbs that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are used as a bolus tied in a cloth and are used for massages on the joints that are painful and swollen in rheumatoid arthritis. Pathra panda sweda for a period of time in repeated sessions, say 8 sessions each month, helps reduce pain considerably in rheumatoid arthritis. If done regularly, it can also reduce the joint stenosis or joint contractures commonly suffered by people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Some other dry massages or dry fermentations also help, for example, istika sweda that is made by using bricks, then the fence sueda, which is made using hot sand also helps reduce pain, inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis. taken successfully in succession. That means that eight sessions every two weeks when you experience the greatest amount of pain is seen to be very effective in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
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