The Ayurvedic Approach to Pain Management
Millions of North Americans are reported to be suffering from chronic pain, a number larger than all the people suffering from diabetes & heart disease. For pain, we generally take painkillers, but this has led to a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.
We consume a majority of the prescription drugs called opioids—the strongest and most addictive pain pills. Evidence shows that long-term opioid drug use triggers a vicious cycle of continued pain and addiction.
Ayurveda suggests a different approach to pain relief. It begins by viewing pain as a mind-body experience. Ayurveda recognizes this power of the mind to relieve pain, and strengthens this force through use of therapies. Ayurveda presents Panchakarma & pain-reducing techniques that are effective and non-addictive.
According to Ayurveda, Vata is the main Dosha involved in pain. It is responsible for generating and spreading the pain. However, a specific fraction of Vata is responsible for pain in a specific region such as; generalized pain is caused by Vyana Vata, headache – Prana and Vyana Vata, abdominal pain – Samana and Apana Vata and chest pain – Vyana and Prana Vata.
According to Ayurveda, chronic pain is caused by doshic imbalances and is influenced by many factors like diet, digestion, accumulation of toxins, stress, exercise levels and daily routine. Ayurveda explains the origin of pain is due to vitiated Vata dosha, once vata dosha is treated efficiently the pain subsides automatically.
Sevayu contains a wide variety of time-tested Ayurveda recommendations to balance Vata . These include specific diets, herbs, cleansing programs. Our Ayurveda Experts will design a customized Individualized Programs program to address your chronic pain condition.
Ayurvedic pain management therapies are safe and natural ways that help in the management of different types of pain like muscle pain, musculoskeletal pain, bone-joint pain,sports injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, myalgia, spondylosis, sciatica, low back ache, muscle cramps, sprain etc.
Ayurvedic Therapies to offer in cases of pain management include
- Full body massage: Sarvanga abhyanga
- Oil treatments for lower back, knee joints, cervical area and chest: Kati Basti/ Janu Basti/ Griva Basti
- Dry fomentation: Baluka Sveda
- Oil and herbal fomentation: Patrapotli Sveda
- Herbal steam treatment: Nadi Sveda
- Poultice treatment: Upanaha Sveda
Based on your individual constitution, wellness needs and pain-related concerns, an Ayurvedic specialist will recommend a specific therapeutic protocol.
Please call us today at 289-621-3050 to book a consultation with an Ayurvedic specialist today!