The pain can be described as physical pain or discomfort that is generally caused by disease or injury. Even thou the pain are mild or occur in any part of the body it falls into a state of discomfort and affect you’re day to day life. The pain can be in various forms like sports injuries, eye pain, muscle pain, sprains, and chronic abdominal pain discomfort, chronic pain that comes as spasm as kidney stones, chronic pain in toothache, joint pain due to inflammation and many more. The answer to this is an analgesic is very simple live healthy lifestyle that builds the power of resistance of the body.
Ayurveda View on Chronic Pain
According to Ayurveda holistic way of life, chronic pain is caused by imbalances of dosha (energy) that are influenced by many factors such as diet, digestion, stress, toxin accumulation, levels of exercise and day to day routine .Ayurveda explains that the origin of the pain is the result due to vitiate of Vata dosha and if once effectively treated the pain goes away automatically.
Ayurveda explains how poor diet, digestion and elimination can lead to accumulation of toxins in the tissues that trigger the pain response .There are certain foods that sensitize nerves that increased pain response. The accumulation of stress and disruption of bodily rhythms through poor lifestyle destabilize the nervous system and predisposes an individual to increased pain. Finally, any factor that depresses the natural healing ability of the body will slow down the recovery of the chronic pain experience
As there are many factors that can create symptoms, Ayurveda assessment the root causes and balances the imbalance dosha by identifying the gross physical abnormality and match right cure to a symptom. As every persons may have different reasons for the same disorder not all have chronic pain are for the same reasons.
Ayurveda evaluate the imbalances in the body and determines the operating mode of the body. It understands the imbalances that causes of a disease and remove by healing methods. By determining the causal imbalances on the basis of a disorder, it can help Ayurveda doctors to address the fundamental source of poor health of the person.
The Root Causes of Chronic Pain
According to Ayurveda, the following are the general types of imbalances or the root cause of most chronic diseases, including chronic pain.
1. In capability of body of reducing the natural resistance and immunity
2.The accumulation of toxins in the tissues and circulation blockage
3.The accumulation of physical and mental stress
4.Disruption of natural biological rhythms
5.Imbalance of the nervous system
6.Due to poor nutrition
7.Poor digestion system of the body
Ayurvedic Way to Reduce Chronic Pain
Since chronic pain can be influenced by many factors, such as diet, digestion, toxin accumulation, stress, exercise levels and daily routine, the Ayurveda approach to the condition is a comprehensive by balancing many physiological functions simultaneously below are few of them.
To remove accumulation of impurities and toxins of body: Ayurveda describes three types of toxins. The most common type AMA, which is the waste product of the digestion that accumulates in the digestive tract when digestion is weak or bad, overloaded with food. If the AMA is not removed from the body it continues to accumulate.Over the time AMA becomes reactive and mixed with the sub-doshas, the dhatus (body tissues), and malas (waste products such as urine). When mixed with these parts of physiology, amavisha becomes more reactive toxic.
Ayurveda recommends regular drinking of “hot water” for balancing Vata and Kapha dosha, strengthening digestive power, and reducing metabolic waste (AMA) that has accumulated.
To maintain flexibility of body by exercise: Ayurveda advises that flexibility of the body is must, it can be maintain by various means such as stretching, walking, running and flexibility exercises such as yoga, as it has a very positive effect on the blood circulation and functioning of nervous system .This way the body’s healing response that treats of chronic pain.
To maintain healthy Lifestyle: One of the most important factors to keep life healthy is that doing not disturb the natural bodily rhythms’. Ayurveda have described it in “dinacharya” the daily schedule that will increase physiology and aid towards the healing of the body.
To maintain mental stress: It is necessary to maintain mental stress, emotional and physical stress of the body. According to Ayurveda mental stress can worsen the symptoms of chronic pain. To maintain mental there are various therapy such as herbal hot oil massage called “abhyanga massage” and various yoga postures.
To balance nervous system of the body: The imbalance in Vata are the cause of the painful condition and it can be reversed by specific Ayurvedic ways such as herbs, diets , cleansing programs , meditation , yoga asana and yoga breathing exercises called “pranayama”.
To maintain proper strong digestion: Ayurveda explains that the undigested foods create toxins and impurities that are eventually absorbed by the body which travel throughout the physiology. It than localize in tissues and disrupt their functioning part, which lead to a chronic pain. With the use of various spices and cooking oils the promotion of digestion is enhance by reducing digestion depressing foods.
To eat proper nutrition food: Ayurveda advises to eat various easy digestion foods such as “kitchari”. An approach to satisfying and nutritious diet improves digestion, along with herbal medicine Ayurveda helps to restore balance to the specific functioning modes whose malfunctioning causes chronic pain.
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