Ayurveda for Osteoporosis
The rise of osteoporosis cases, majorly in women past their menstrual age is a major
cause of concern. Osteoporosis is the weakening of the bones to the point that they
can crack even from minor stress.
Osteoporosis is when your bones lose inner mass and become thin leading to
fractures of bones.
Estrogen is the hormone in women that protects bones and it decreases sharply as
women reach their menopause which eventually can cause bone loss. Hence an
increased chance of developing osteoporosis increases as they reach menopause.
The causes of this can include a prolonged case of hormonal imbalances, excessive
use of medications such as steroids and deficiency of calcium or vitamin D in diet
Lack of exercises, a thin and small body frame and having a family history of
osteoporosis can also lead to it.
The principal thing you can do to resist osteoporosis is to build strong bones and
manage symptoms of osteoporosis by following perfect diet and lifestyle.
Some of the most points to prevent osteoporosis is to avoid smoking, alcohol and a
sedentary lifestyle. As far as diet is concerned, an adequate quantity of calories as
well as calcium and vitamin D, which are important in maintaining a proper bone
formation and density.
Women who haven’t reached their menopause should consume at least 1000 mg of
calcium per day and Postmenopausal ladies should consume 1200 mg of calcium per
Beneficial Herbs for Osteoporosis
Add the following to your osteoporosis diet and lifestyle scheme as the following
herbs help in strengthening the bones and in the Ayurvedic treatment of
Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Triphala, Gotu Kola, Brahmi, and Amalaki are
recommended by Ayurveda for osteoporosis, and to maintain effective hormonal
balance in the body. Take Ashwagandha with milk.
Tinospora or Guduchi, Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng, Pomegranate also showed
antiosteoporosis and Phyto estrogenic properties strengthening the bones.
Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Cleansing) for Osteoporosis
According to Ayurvedic concepts and treatments, best purification treatments of the
Vata dosha is Basti Chikilsa – medicated enema treatment.
Basti acts on the bone and bone marrow channels. Medicated milk enema concocted
with herbs is used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India and is called Ksheerabasti. It is
very effective for management of bone disorders (Asthivikaraas).