Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India, recognizes pain as a symptom of an underlying imbalance in the body's doshas. Vata dosha is considered the main culprit behind pain, and each area of pain is associated with one of the five movements of vata. Pain that is generalized is linked to vyana vayu, headache to prana vayu and vyana vayu, abdominal pain to samana and apana vayu, and chest pain to prana vayu and udana vayu.
Charaka Samhita, one of the classic texts of Ayurveda, categorizes pain-relieving herbs as Vedanasthapana, these herbs help manage vitiated vata. Some common Ayurvedic herbs for pain include dashamula, brahmi, haritaki, guduchi, hingu, lavana, ajwain, gokshura, varuna, nirgundi, guggulu, turmeric, ginger, and ashwagandha. These herbs are used externally for Abhyanga, an herbal oil massage which is followed by svedana, or steam therapy. This Ayurvedic therapy plays a significant role in removing impurities from the tissues which helps to relieve pain.
Ayurveda offers a holistic approach for managing pain, this includes herbs, dietary changes, regular exercise, stress reduction, detoxification, digestion improvement, and following a regular daily routine.
Ayurvedic protocol that can help manage pain:
Ayurveda's non-addictive and effective natural pain management techniques emphasize the importance of a balanced lifestyle that includes a wholesome diet, regular exercise, stress reduction, and detoxification. By addressing the root cause of pain, Ayurvedic remedies aim to alleviate pain and improve overall health and wellness.
Kottakkal Ayurveda offers various herbal formulas to help reduce pain.
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