Ankylosing Spondylitis

Homeopathic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease of the joints. Any inflammation of the joints is called ‘arthritis’. Ankylosing Spondylitis affects the joints between the vertebrae of the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis (sacroiliac joints). This condition may also affect other body joints adversely. The joints in the body get inflamed initially, and the inflammation may be followed by progressive inflexibility and stiffness.

As ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive disease, it eventually leads to the fusion of the spine resulting in permanent painful stiffness and inflexibility of the back. It is often called a bamboo spine, as the spine tends to get stiff like a bamboo. If ribs are affected due to ankylosing spondylitis, it can limit the movement of the rib cage leading to difficulty in breathing. It can also affect other organs, such as eyes, heart, lungs, or sometimes kidney.

The occurrence of ankylosing spondylitis is observed to be often genetically inherited. Most people who have ankylosing spondylitis have the HLA-B27 gene in their blood. But, many individuals who have this gene in their blood never develop ankylosing spondylitis. Early diagnosis and proper management of the disease can slow down the progress of the disease can prevent further complications.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Ankylosing Spondylitis ?

  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic progressive autoimmune disease that requires aggressive and strategic, long-term treatment.
  • As per our experience where we have treated hundreds of cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis at Life Force, homeopathy helps this disease by:
  • Controlling the disease process
  • Reducing the pain and stiffness
  • Improving mobility to a certain extent
  • Reducing the dependency on chemical-based medicines
  • As it is a deep-seated autoimmune disease, it needs to be treated with internal deep-acting medicines.
  • A single line of treatment is not sufficient to take care of the disease over a long period of time. The only use of conventional treatment is not enough. If it is augmented with homeopathy treatment at the proper time, it helps tremendously.
  • Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of individual case evaluation, by taking into account the patient’s current status of the disease, cause of the disease, genetic, immunological, and psychological parameters.

The Objectives of Homeopathic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis :

  • To reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness.
  • To improve the flexibility and recovery of physical functions related to daily routine and work activities.
  • To slow down the disease progress and structural damage.
  • To improve the quality of life of the patient.