Ayurveda has specific treatments for sorts of pain, all of which have proven to be really effective. Abhyanga massage therapy for general body pain , Janu Basti for knee pain, Patra Pinda Sweda for arthiritis, Padaghata massage for sports injury, Kati Basti for back pain, Shirodhara therapy for Fibromyalgia and Greeva Basti for neck pain.
Pain, be it joint pain, bone pain, muscle pain or ligament pain; this may grip your body at any age, and it mainly interferes with everyday living including the easily accomplished activities like moving, exercising and interacting with the environment around you. Not only at the physical level, the pain tends to impinge on the mental and emotional grounds. Therefore, it becomes significant that naturally safe and promising methods may be adopted that not only help to relieve from the pain, but also (more importantly) help to keep the distressing ailment at bay.
Ayurveda treatments, Ayurveda massages and Ayurveda therapies work wonders in relieving you from the pain and its associated symptoms.
And these Ayurveda Pain relieving methodologies are proven since times immemorial to manage pain associated with a variety of injuries and conditions. Recent study shows that multiple massages per week could help decrease chronic pain and improve day-to-day functions.
7 Painful Conditions where Ayurveda works Wonders!
1. General Body Pain
When you feel generalized body aches and body pains in multiple areas of your body, with more discomfort in the muscles and joints, there is no better comfort than to give your body a complete full body massage. Ayurveda offers Abhyanga massage therapy which provides relief as well as relaxation to the painful muscles and joints of the entire body and also the oil nourishes the skin and mobilizes the deeper tissues.
Abhyanga massage therapy is performed by two therapists using warm medicated oil, moving their hands synchronously all over the body including the Marma points followed by a medicated steam bath and shower. The massage oil is specially prepared which provides the goodness of balancing the Vata dosha. This is because Ayurveda believes that the aggravation and imbalance of the Vata dosha is the main cause of any kind of pain inside the body.
2. Knee Pain
The knee pains are another kind of pain in the body which are much weakening and distressing. This pain is mainly the form of osteo-arthritis which is a degenerative joint disease due to the lack of lubricating (Synovial) fluid in the joints, leading to the damage in cartilage, bone, joint capsule, ligaments and muscles. Ayurveda offers special knee joint massage and external treatment for relieving the knee pains. In this particular Ayurvedic procedure, the warm medicated oil or herbal decoction is used to bathe the knee. This may be followed by hot fomentation of the knee joint.
Janu Basti is Authentic Ayurveda procedure to relieve you from knee pain. During this procedure. generally two trained therapists will lightly massage your knee with warm and medicated oil which is Vata balancing. And then warm medicated oil is filled over the knees, by making a doughnut shape area encircling the knee. This entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. This is one of the best known Ayurveda treatments for knee pain.
Ayurveda also has great help for those suffering from arthritis or the Osteoarthritis, a condition with chronic pain and limited mobility. This is a painful condition and the disease gradually worsens if not properly taken care of. There are aggravated symptoms of pain, stiffness and lack of flexibility in the joints. Ayurveda massage therapy and Ayurveda treatments relieve the joint pain considerably, as well as help to mobilize the joints. Ayurveda offers specialized treatment for this condition of arthritis called as Patra Pinda Sweda. This is an ancient Ayurveda technique of massaging the whole body with boluses prepared out of medicated leaves, fried in sesame oil and dipped in warm herbal oil. This is very helpful in relieving the joint pains in arthritis, and also helps to reduce the joint stiffness and immobility.
Ayurveda centers offer specialized Ayurvedic treatment of Patra Pinda Sweda which is generally performed by 5 Ayurvedic therapists that are trained at our center, and the entire procedure would take about 2.5 hours.
4. Sports Injury
This is another form of pain commonly suffered by players and sports men. Ayurvedic massage therapy and Ayurvedic pain relieving treatments help considerably in reducing muscle soreness, stiffness and fatigue. These also aid in early and improved recovery from the sports injury. Ayurveda offers special massage treatments like Abhyanga and Padaghata which is a special method of deep tissue massage by feet.
Padaghata deep tissue massage treatment is aimed at strengthening the body muscles and its internal organs. This procedure is relaxing and rejuvenating for the entire body. This is performed by 2 therapists for a period of 45 minutes. The pressure is given according to your strength. After the thorough massage session, steam bath followed by shower is recommended.
5. Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common painful conditions which is experienced by all age groups. Ayurveda treatments and massage therapies are much relieving for chronic and acute back pain.
At Indus Valley Ayurvedic center, we provide with Ayurvedic treatment of Kati Basti. This is bathing of the lower back with medicated oil or herbal decoction. After a gentle massage of the lower back, using herbal dough, a round doughnut shaped tank is formed and medicated oil is poured into it. This is great help and relief for acute and chronic back pain and stiffness, and also strengthens the back muscles considerably. This procedure of Kati Basti Massage therapy is performed by two therapists for 30 minutes.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition literally meaning “muscle and connective tissue pain” which is generally associated with chronic fatigue. stress, insomnia or sleep disturbances all along with painful muscular condition. While the cause of fibromyalgia is uncertain, Ayurveda massage therapies help to improve pain and quality of life, especially when combined with other Ayurvedic treatments.
Shirodhara therapy is generally recommended along with other pain relieving Ayurveda therapies. Shirodhara is simple technique of running a fine stream of warm oil, buttermilk, milk or ghee (clarified butter) on the middle of the forehead, which recharges and rejuvenates the entire body and mind. This Ayurvedic therapy is performed for about 45 minutes and stimulates the central nervous system, thus providing considerable relief in pain and nervous tension.
7. Neck Pain
Several studies have shown that massage therapy may be effective for certain kinds of chronic and acute neck pain like in case of cervical spondylitis and neck stiffness.
Greeva Basti is a special Ayurvedic treatment for the neck pain. In this Ayurveda therapeutic procedure, which is performed by two therapists for 30 minutes, medicated oil or herbal decoction is used to bathe the back of the neck. This relieves the pain and stiffness in the neck region and strengthens the neck muscles.