Joint Pain Treatment in Ayurveda-Understanding The Basics
Ayurvedic Joint pain treatment uses special therapies that act by healing inflammation, reducing pain and swelling, and improving the mobility of joints. The primary objective of Joint Pain treatment in Ayurveda is to reduce pain and restore normal activities.
What Causes Chronic Pain In Joints?
Joint pain is commonly caused due to tearing of cartilage disc present between two joints. This tearing causes two bones to rub onto one another resulting in chronic pain. Chronic Joint Pain is more prevalent in aging people. However, excessive use of joints or some injuries may also result in Joint Pain. Some conditions such as Arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, etc. may also cause chronic pain in joints.
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What Are The Common Signs and Symptoms Associated With Joint Pain?
- Difficulty moving the joint
- Pricking pain
What Is The Theory Behind Ayurvedic Joint Pain Treatment?
As per the Ayurvedic theories Joint Pain is a result of excess Amavata. Vitiate Doshas and amavata is caused due to unhealthy food habits. Early morning stiffness is joint is a very peculiar symptom caused by excess Amavata in the body. Ayurvedic treatments are therefore aimed at correcting the metabolism and reducing Amavata accumulation in the body.
Which Ayurvedic Therapies Are Offered For Joint Protection & Pain Management?
Ayurveda suggests use of special massage therapies using herbal oils or application of herbal paste for joint protection. The herbs used in therapies possess pain reducing and anti-inflammatory properties.
At Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam we offer following therapies for healing Joint Pain.
Abhyangam : A full body massage (Head to Toe) done with medicated herbal oils. It relieves pains and aches in the joints by lubricating the same, improves blood circulation and channelizes nerve ending.
Kizhi : Kizhi uses powders, herbs, rice, sand tied in a muslin cloth to make small satchels. These powders, herbs, rice or sand sacks are then heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. This massage provides dry heat for aggravated Vata and vata kapha conditions. The heat generated in Kizhi helps to pacify the aggravated vata thus relieving the associated pain immediately.
Greeva Basti : In Greeva Basti specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the neck and retained inside a well, created with black gram paste or whole wheat flour. It is used in the treatment of neck and upper back conditions like cervical Spondylosis, stiff neck and pain due to muscular strain.
Janu Basti : In Janu Basti specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the knee and retained inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. It is used in the treatment of osteoArthritis of knee joints, osteoporosis, and Arthritis of knee joints and chronic pain of the knee joints.
Sneha Basti : Sneha Basti involves enema using medicated oil. It is used to treat lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
Kashaya Basti : Kashaya Basti involves enema using medicated decoction. It is used to treat lower backache, gout and rheumatism.