Pain Management Through Ayurveda

What is Pain

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be steady, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching, or described in many other ways. Sometimes, it’s just a nuisance, like a mild headache. Other times it can be debilitating.

Pain can bring about other physical symptoms, like nausea, dizziness, weakness or drowsiness. It can cause emotional effects like anger, depression, mood swings or irritability. Perhaps most significantly, it can change your lifestyle and impact your job, relationships and independence.

Pain is classified as either acute or chronic. Acute pain is usually severe and short - lived, and is often a signal that your body has been injured. Chronic pain can range from mild to severe, is present for long periods of time, and is often the result of a disease that may require ongoing treatment.

Currently, the best way to treat the pain is to manage the symptoms. If the source of your pain can’t be treated, or isn’t known, our pain medicine specialists can offer options for pain control.

Examples of pain conditions which can be treated by Ayurveda

  1. Sciatica
  2. Sprains
  3. Accute fissure
  4. Perianal abscess
  5. Cellulitis
  6. Gout (vata Rakta)
  7. Amavata (R.A.)
  8. Planter fasciitis or calcanial spur
  9. Fracture
  10. Osteoarthritis
  11. Vrana sopha
  12. Cevical spondilitis
  13. Strain
  14. External piles
  15. Varicose vein
  16. Appendicitis
  17. Renal stone & uretric stone
  18. Soph18 - frozen shoulder
  19. Corn
  20. Prolaps of intervertibral disc
  21. Back pain
  22. Dislocation of joint
  23. Migrane
  24. Glucoma
  25. Burn
  26. Sinusitis
  27. Fistula
  28. Epididymitis
  29. Bursitis
  30. DVT
  31. Conjunctivitis
  32. Inflammed externointernal piles

Other pain full conditions.

  1. Low back pain
  2. Spinal stenosis
  3. Vertebral Compression Fractures
  4. Cervical and lumbar facet joint disease
  5. Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  6. Sacroiliac joint disease
  7. Neuropathic (Nerve) pain
  8. Head pain / Occipital neuralgia (Scalp/head pain)
  9. Intercostals neuralgia (Rib pain)
  10. Peripheral neuropathy (Diabetic nerve pain)
  11. Complex regional pain syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - RSD)
  12. Neck pain
  13. Shoulder and knee arthritic pain (osteoarthritis)
  14. Myofascial (Muscular) pain
  15. Post surgical pain
  16. Cancer pain (pancreatic, colorectal, lung, breast, bone)
  17. Pain from peripheral vascular disease
  18. Anginal pain (chest pains)
  19. Post - herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain)
  20. Nerve entrapment syndromes
  21. Spastisticy related syndromes/ pain
  22. Spinal Cord Injury (central pain)
  23. Pelvic pain

There are different types of pain. Acute pain is a type of pain that typically lasts less than 3 to 6 months, or pain that is directly related to soft tissue damage such as a sprained ankle or a paper cut.

Acute pain is of short duration but it gradually resolves as the injured tissues heal. Acute pain is distinct from chronic pain and is relatively more sharp and severe
Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for more than three months. The pain can become progressively worse and reoccur intermittently, outlasting the usual healing process.

After injured tissue heals, pain is expected to stop once the underlying cause is treated, according to conventional ideas of pain. However, chronic pain can persist after injuries heal for no apparent biological cause.

The most common sources of chronic pain include low back pain, headache and arthritic pain. Chronic pain can cause significant psychological and emotional trauma and often limits an individual’s ability to fully function.

Ayurveda’s Approach to Pain Relief

Ayurveda suggests a different approach to pain relief. It begins by viewing pain as a mind - body experience that's highly subjective. Pain is approached through a phenomenon called "self - efficacy." The brain contains many pain - relieving chemicals, and these can be triggered mentally, which is why taking a placebo leads to pain relief in a significant proportion of people.

Subjects unknowingly self - regulate their pain. This isn’t just the mind fooling us. Brain scans show that a placebo, when effective, changes the brain in the same way as do active pills, and these changes can be found in the spinal cord, not just the brain. The implications are strong for chronic pain over an extended period, too. Studies in arthritis patients have shown that the placebo effect can last more than two years. In fact, self - efficacy is more powerful and more long - lasting than is generally realized, even among physicians. Ayurveda recognizes this power of the mind to relieve pain, and strengthens.

Lifestyle’s Role in Pain Management

The lifestyle components of Ayurveda—such as positive relationships, nurturing emotions, massage balanced activity, rest, and diet—are some of the means to rebalance, strengthen, and purify the mind/body variables that lower our pain sensitivity. Love and human touch are other potent pain relievers. Studies have shown that a 20 - second hug can relieve pain and stress by acting on nerve cells to release pain - relieving brain chemicals such as oxytocin and reduce the release of the stress hormone cortisol.

1. Local analgesics:
Local analgesics are topically applied to a particular part of the body, and often include paste preparations (known as Belladonna);

2. Central analgesics:
Central analgesics (known as Dhatura) are more powerful than local analgesics, and are sometimes combined with strict dietetic restrictions;

3. Bodyache medications:
Body - ache medicines are used to fight stress and fatigue (which we have generally known as Balam and Patala).There are more than 100 plants in ayurveda that are recognized to have pain - relieving properties, but some are really excellent.

The application of this plant and herbs are equivalent as used in muscle pain and other pain, relaxants in ayurveda is alike as that of the modern symptomatic treatment like use of drugs that act as sedative, tranquilizers and anti spasmodic.

There are specific terms in ayurveda Vednasthapak (which refer as painkiller) Shulaghan (high degree painkiller) adyavatahara (medications for anti convulsion and related complications), and the oil preparation used for massage are the categories of muscle relaxants and other pain used in ayurveda.

Apart from this, all the remedies that are used for treatment the stroke, tetanus and different disturbance due to physiological and pathological factors are also having the effects of muscle relaxants and other pain.

  1. Garlic for Earache Cure
  2. Clove for Toothache Pain Relief
  3. Honey for Mouth Ulcers
  4. Ginger Root for Muscle Pain
  5. Vinegar for Heartburn and Acid Reflux
  6. Epsom Salt Bath for Leg Pain.
  7. Cherries for Pain Relief.
  8. Diabetic Pain Treatment with Turmeric
  9. Fish Oil for Stomach Problems.
  10. Buttermilk for Pre - Menopause.

Ayurveda advises buttermilk for pre and post menopausal syndromes and menstrual pains. You can possess natural buttermilk two to three times; it’s truly efficient in curing vaginal infections and itching. Buttermilk is also highly effective in curing yeast infection.

Try to have a plain glass of buttermilk together with cumin seeds; this may truly help in your condition. Researchers conducted have shown the favourable results of buttermilk in treating gynaecological problems. The calcium in buttermilk dispassionate the physical and psychological irritability led to during PMS.

Pain management by Ayurveda

  1. Siravedha
  2. Leech therapy
  3. Shnehana
  4. Swedna
  5. Pradeha
  6. Lepa
  7. Agnikarma
  8. Acupressure
  9. Aqupuncture
  10. Awgaha sweda
  11. Basti Chikitsha
  12. Tarpan
  13. Sarvang sweda
  14. Virechna
  15. Deep yantra
  16. Sirovirechna

Ayurvedic Medicines for pain

  1. Guggulu
  2. Tail
  3. Upanaha
  4. Dashmool kwatha
  5. Rashnadi kwatha
  6. Yastimadhu tail
  7. Yashtimadhu Ghrita
  8. Colchicine
  9. Nashya
  10. Triphla Guggulu
  11. Sirovasti
  12. Bednasthapak mahakashaya
  13. Sool prashmana mahakshaya
  14. Ahiphena
  15. Sura (alcohol)
  16. Yoga
  17. Swarn yogaraj guggulu
  18. Pidan chikitsha
  19. Ashwashan


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