Optimal health conceived in Ayurveda is the perfect synchronization of body, mind, and soul i.e. a psychosomatic approach of health. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic progressive and disabling autoimmune disease that causes inflammation (1) (swelling) and pain in the joints, the tissue around the joints, joint deformity, and other organs. The RA has been described as Amavata in Ayurveda, in which the vitiated Vata and Ama afflicts the lining of the joints, causing Shula (pain) & Shotha (swelling). Studies have shown that a number of disorders are associated with Aamvata including depression, anxiety, fatigue, social stigma, disability and reduced quality of life. Sattvavajaya Chikitsa (SC- Ayurveda psychotherapy) has the psycho-spiritual approach and is exclusively meant for the mind and its related attributes. The current study aimed at reviewing psychosomatic aspects of Amavata vyadhi and the effectiveness of the Sattvavajay chikitsa over it.
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