Ayurvedic tips for chronic pains
- Jan 18 , 2017 1
Is your pain not ready to leave you even after trying ample of treatments? If yes, then you must give Ayurveda a chance. Ayurveda is known for its effective treatments for chronic pain and diseases. Natural remedies involved in Ayurveda can help you soothe the symptoms of migraines, osteoarthritis and more.
Before you go for severe chemical treatments, try these natural pain remedy tips to get rid of your age long chronic pains.
- Systematic relaxation: The next time you’re inclined to pop a pill for your pain, simply spend 10 minutes doing a systematic relaxation in ‘shavasana’ instead. This practice can reduce muscle spasms, relieve tension, and calm the mind naturally.
- Massage: In the Ayurvedic tradition, regular oil massage is revered as a highly effective form of therapy for all sorts of ailments. Massage helps reduce pain because it tames joint and muscle stiffness, increase circulation, mobilises toxins and relaxes the body. Try giving yourself an oil massage daily.
- Diet: Food is a powerful healer, too. Follow a pacifying diet of warm, moist, mildly-spiced, nourishing foods for a month and see if it makes a difference. The sweet, salty, and sour tastes are all pacifying, like ripe plums, pears or dates.
- Aromatherapy: Studies have shown that the essential oils of rosemary and thyme increase blood flow to muscles and create warmth, while peppermint and myrtle have temporary painkilling effects. Sprinkle a few drops into an aromatherapy diffusers, a hot bath or your massage oil and enjoy.
- Gentle Asana: Pain can discourage us from stretching and moving the way we normally do, but restricting your movement will only compound the problem. Toxins accumulate where there is stagnation and congestion in the body and this causes pain. Contracting and relaxing our muscles with gentle asans relieves the stagnation by mobilising blood, lymph and synovial fluid. Every 15 minutes of stretching every morning or evening will make a world of difference.
- Herbs: Turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammatory pain, while valerian, kava kava, chamomile, skullcap, passionflower, hops and jatamansi help combat tension-related pain. And since chronic pain is often a combination of inflammation and tension, these herbs are sold in combination formulas.
- Some certain unconscious habits: holding your breath, chronically tensing your muscles, suppressing your emotions. Eating over processed refined food etc makes you more susceptible to pain. The Ayurvedic approach to chronic pain management is a holistic one. So, start practicing these Ayurvedic tips to say goodbye to chronic pains.