Ayurvedic treatment for Growing pains

Growing pains

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Growing pains


There is no specific treatment for growing pains as they generally go away on their own.

Ayurveda recommends a general line of treatment for Vata diseases. Everytime, in pain Vata is the main dosha involved, following disease management can be useful depending on the symptoms. These include2:

  • Snehana (oleation) – administering ghee, herbal oil, animal fat or bone marrow to expel the imbalanced dosha out of the body
  • Swedana (fomentation) – application of hot, moist substances to heal pain

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage general pain effectively. The diet varies based on which imbalanced dosha is the cause. These include:4,5

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Vata balancing diet

  • Grains – Rice, wheat, barley, corn, millet, buckwheat, rye, oats
  • Vegetables - Peas, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, celery,
  • Fruits – apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries, dry fruits after soaking overnight
  • Sweeteners – jaggery, honey, maple syrup
  • Oils & Ghee - Sesame oil, Cow ghee

Pitta balancing diet

  • Vegetables - asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, raita, mung dhal, summer squashes, courgettes, cilantro, coconut, cucumber, lime and green salads.
  • Fruits – Peaches, figs, berries, raisins, pineapples
  • Grains - wheat, basmati rice, oats, barley, corn, millet and rye
  • Herb teas - peppermint, spearmint, rose, coriander or liquorice
  • Ghee

Kapha balancing diet

  • Vegetables – Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Bean sprouts, Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower, Lettuce Peas Peppers Potatoes (roast) Radish/Spinach
  • Fruits - Apples Apricots, Berries, Cherries Cranberries, Grapefruit, Papaya, Peaches, Pears, pomegranates, raisins, Watermelon
  • Grains - barley, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, corn, millet and rye
  • Herbs – Hot lime water with ginger, barley tea

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Yoga asanas, daily Ayurvedic body therapies and massage with special herbs, oils to rub into afflicted areas, lifestyle support, specific exercises, meditation, visualization (consciously using your natural creative imagination to make positive changes in your life and health), breathing, mantra repetitions, and prayers are recommended.

Types of Pranayama: Bhastrika pranayama, Suryabhedana pranayama, Anuloma-viloma pranayama

Yoga Asanas: Bhujangasana, Uttanapadasana, Sarvangasana (Yogasanas are to be practiced under supervision)

           Bhastrika pranayama                                                       Suryabhedana pranayama    

Bhujangasana                        Uttanapadasana                        Sarvangasana

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