Arthritis is one such condition that worsens with age. More than 10 million cases are seen per year. Sadly, I became a sufferer of arthritis as well. I am in my early 50s, and the signs started when I was in my 40s. I have been under medications for the last 8 years, but cannot see any improvement. The early signs were not painful. As my age and the condition progressed, I started facing joint pain, stiffness, and finally stopped the normal functioning of my hands and legs. After regular visiting my doctor and physiotherapist, I regained the mobility of my body parts, but did not heal permanently. I face a lot of trouble while walking down the stairs, stiffness in the joints in the morning, inability to use my hand and more.
A brief introduction to my problem
As per my doctor, I was suffering from Osteoarthritis. In this case, it primarily affects the joints, causing it to swell. Then, there came a time when I thought to end this pain permanently. With this motive in mind, I started looking for hospitals and care centres that specialise in treating Osteoarthritis. Somehow, I manage to come across Ayurmana, which is claimed to be the best Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala. I have been always sceptical about Ayurvedic treatments, so I thought to give it a try.
Ayurmana and its ambience
On going through the Ayurmana reviews, I understood that there are many who have received positive results in the end. Without much ado, I contacted them, booked flight tickets and flew down to Thiruvananthapuram. Once I reached, I was welcomed by a cordial and friendly driver, who took me to Dharmagiri. As I am a Delhi-based salesman, I was pretty much exhausted with the four-hour flight journey. However, Dharmagiri is one of the best things that I have seen till date. It is beautiful and eternally serene and takes you to a whole new world. Located atop the hillock of Dharmagiri, Ayurmana Centre for Advanced Healing brings you to a land which has lush garden landscape.
The quiet ambience and the coexistence of humans and plants makes this a perfect healing spot. As the dawn breaks, the morning breeze and the chirping birds awaken all the senses and attune your body with Mother Nature. After I reached there, I was introduced to my therapist. She was an old lady, who sat with me for almost an hour, understanding my pain and problems. After a quick examination of my knee joints and hand joints, she designed my entire treatment plan. The first thing I was supposed to do is take up yoga classes and meditation sessions.
The regimen I followed
From the very next day, I started my day with yoga, and this rejuvenated my mind and soul. I learnt that yoga helps to channelise the healing powers to flow through the body which helps to speed up the healing process. During my initial days, it was quite tough for me to move my hands and legs, but as the days progress, I became faster and flexible. It was not just yoga that helped me to achieve this. I was introduced to other therapists and masters who were skilled in providing massage. These sessions in Ayurmana were quite relaxing as it relieved all my pain from the body.
From applying therapeutic oils to essential oils, the healers tried everything to soothe the pain. The results started to show after three weeks of treatment. The first symptom which I noticed that the stiffness in the joints reduced to a great extent, followed by striking pain. I got control over the pain and observed noticeable changes in my mobility. Walking and running was no more a trouble for me. And, with regular yoga practice, I became mentally and physically strong.
Besides these sessions, I was also given oral medications, which were completely herbal based. The healers of Ayurmana make use of formulations that are extracted from plants and carefully they are prepared into herbal medicines and supplements. However, in my case, I received a customised treatment. To reduce the swelling of the joints, a rare medicinal preparation was made infused with the prayers of healers.
There was yet another interesting feature of Ayurmana. Dharmagiri serves vegetarian cuisine to everyone. Customised foods are made for patients who are not allowed to consume some of the vegetables. But, overall, light and easy-to-digest foods are given to every guest, though slight changes are made in the diet as per physician recommendations. I stayed in Dharmagiri for 8 weeks and the result is promising.
How do I feel after the treatment?
The entire treatment worked like a magic! After returning to Delhi, I continued with my yoga practice. The best part is, at Ayurmana you get treated like a family member. They take care of each and every issue and see to it that the issues do not arise after a month. Presently, I am involved with my regular job and do go for a jog every morning. There was a time when it took several minutes to get out of bed due to the pain and struggle. But, Ayurmana has transformed me physically and mentally. I will suggest Ayurmana to each and everyone out there who is facing similar struggle. Before going to this Advanced Healing Center, go through the Ayurmana reviews as it will give you much stronger ground to visit this place.