Avabahuka: Support Frozen Shoulder with Ayurveda

Avabahuka: Support Frozen Shoulder with Ayurveda

By Vaidya Vishwanath June 01, 2022


Frozen shoulder is a common disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and loss of the normal range of motion in the shoulder. The resulting disability can be difficult to manage and tends to worsen over time. 

Ayurveda recognizes a condition called  which is closely related to the symptoms of frozen shoulder. Avabahuka is a joint disorder of the shoulder and is described in the ancient Ayurvedic text. The cause of Avabahuka is mainly an aggravated vata dosha and in the later stages kapha dosha also becomes aggravated.

According to Ayurveda, vata dosha accumulates around the shoulder joint and causes depletion. This causes the muscles to atrophy and kapha fluid accumulates the surrounding tissues. This causes constriction of the blood vessels leading to pain and stiffness of the joint, and ultimately causes restricted movement of the shoulder joint.

Symptoms of Avabahuka

  • Pain (main feature of vitiated vata) in shoulder
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Restricted range of movement in the shoulder joint
  • Sosha (muscular atrophy)

Avoid Activities that Aggravate Vata Dosha

  • Cold showers or baths
  • Excess use of air conditioning
  • Excess dry, cold, or raw foods
  • Heavy or moderate exercise or activity 
  • Improper sitting or sleeping positions

Diet and Lifestyle Activities to Balance Vata Dosha

  • Improve your digestion by using spices, ginger, black pepper, cumin
  • All meals should be cooked, warm and moist
  • Use turmeric and black pepper for anti-inflammatory support
  • Do slow, gentle and restorative movement like yoga or walking
  • Nadi shodana (breathing exercises that reduce stress)
  • Warm baths with Epsom salt

Prasaranyadi Kwatham Tablets and Oil

Prasaranyadi Kwatham is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in tablet form that supports all types of joint and musculoskeletal disorders. It mainly supports the afflicted vata dosha when associated with kapha dosha.

It’s action are anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic, which helps to strengthen the joints and muscles surrounding the neck and shoulder area. It helps strengthen and nourish the shoulder muscles which supports function. It also provides an analgesic and muscle relaxing properties which help improve flexibility and movement of the shoulder joint.

Prasarani Oil balances both vata and kapha dosha, the main herb is prasarni, supports and nourishes the neck and shoulder joints, helps strengthen neck muscles.


Ayurvedic Consultation

Kottakkal is committed to offering the highest quality Ayurvedic Healthcare. We offer two ways to have an Ayurvedic consultation. 1. Free 15-minute Consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Julie Wardwell for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. 2. In-depth Consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar for when your condition is chronic with multiple symptoms.


Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.



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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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