Pain Relief: It is a well-known fact that warm water baths work to soothe muscles and joints pain. Warm water also improves blood circulation and aids in flushing toxins out from the body. This works particularly well for arthritis patients, as it reduces stiffness and pain.

Q: How do I relieve ankle and knee pain caused by arthritis?
A: The nature of the therapies and treatments you employ for your arthritis will depend entirely on the nature of the arthritis you have.

If you experience the brittle dryness of osteoarthritis, you likely have an imbalance of the Vata dosha. This imbalance is concerned with issues related to movement and elimination. A lack of moisture and lubrication in the body will lead to a decreased nourishment of the cartilage and dry, painful joints are the result. Along with proper therapies as administered by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner, a sufferer of osteoarthritis can also favor cooked foods over raw foods, prepare foods with oils such as sesame oil and olive oil, avoid animal products such as pork and red meat, massage the whole body—but the affected joints in particular—with warm sesame oil, and add ghee to all cooked foods (1 or 2 tablespoons) as this is a great source of lubrication to the bones.

If you experience the inflamed, irritated heat of rheumatoid arthritis, you likely have an imbalance of the Pitta dosha. This imbalance is concerned with issues related to digestive fire and heat. With too much heat being produced by the body’s digestion, it is likely for this heat to spread out into the rest of the body and cause inflammation as happens with rheumatoid arthritis. This condition is also best treated by a trained practitioner, and can be supplemented by eating cooling foods like white basmati rice, cow’s milk, ghee, and sweet fruits, reducing the amount of physically rigorous activity in any given day, eating smaller quantities of food, and eliminating the intake of spicy foods, sour foods, meats and other animal proteins, and alcohol.

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Yogi Cameron is a former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master who uses ancient healing treatments to help people recover from their health issues in Z Living's TV show Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru. He left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice. Yogi Cameron has also brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal in the coming years, and works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Yogi Cameron has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, amongst others. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and ELLE magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Sharecare, a health portal which is part of Dr. Oz’s outreach program for health and lifestyle experts. The Guru In You, his first book, was published by HarperCollins in January 2011. His latest book, The ONE Plan (HarperOne January 2013) provides a realistic approach to the Patanjali teachings designed to penetrate one’s entire being to result in a positive transformation of one’s life. Through The ONE Plan, Yogi Cameron translates these complex, intricate teachings into practical daily tasks, routines and systems that can easily be incorporated into everyday life for an improvement in one’s overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.