Pain is any physical suffering or discomfort usually caused by injury or sometimes illness. Even milder pain in the body, puts us in a big discomfort and affects our day to day activities. Pain can of many types starting from minor pains like toothache, eye sore etc to severe pains like frozen shoulder due to sports injury.
Many of us have natural tendency to take pain killers but they only suppress the pain but not cure. Ayurveda plays an important role in eradicating the pain.
In Ayurveda the pain can be described due to Vata dosha, once vata dosha is treated the pain subsides automatically.
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The procedure includes application of medicated oil which is selected as per pain followed by steam. Useful in cases of sprain, back ache, muscular injury as in sports injury.
In some cases like abdominal pain, renal colic or accumulation of gases, Basti treatment is performed. Lumbar pain can be managed by Various types of Vasti therapy. Kati Vasti, Janu Vasti, Manya Vasti, Hrid Vasti, Netra Vasti . These are organ related procedures performed at respective site to manage pain and at the same time strengthen them.
In this process an “oil-well” is made on the paining area. This well is made of ‘dough of Urdh’. Hot oil is poured into this oil well. Griva vasti Treats Cervical Pains . A special technique for curing Chronic and acute pains in neck like Cervical Spondolysis .
Relieves the chronic pains. Useful for curing swelling especially. The Potlies or Pouches are made of herbs and soaked and warmed in the oil. These Potlies stimulates blood flow, with in the affected area and relives the chronic pain.
The therapy relives from back Pains. Kati Basti treats the pains in the area of lower back like lumber Spondylitis, disk prolapse, back stiffness. The oil well is made on the painful area and hot oil is poured for certain duration.
Arthritis is caused due to accumulation of Ama or toxins andaggravated Vata (dosha type) paired with weak Agni (digestive fire). Since the main dosha associated with arthritis is Vata, most treatments call for Vata-pacifying remedies. It can be treated with local therapies based on potli massage..
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Treatment is based on pacifying the vata.
< PS : Results may vary from person to person based on his/her body type and combination of doshas >