Ayurvedic treatment for Ear pain

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Ear pain

EAR PAIN AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

The ayurvedic management of ear pain comprises of finding the dosha imbalance and pacifying it to bring the balance in body doshas. Simple aahar and vihar along with herbs can help treat the disease.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Since ear problems are associated with an imbalance in the kapha dosha, a diet that does not vitiate the kapha dosha, should be followed. The following dietary guidelines must be followed: -
    • Sour foods must be avoided as impair the kapha dosha. These include sour fruits and curds.
    • Fruits like bananas, watermelons, oranges, papayas and cucumbers must be avoided since the increase the risk common cold. This would aggravate the ear problem. All refrigerated foods must also be avoided for the same reason.
    • Onion, ginger and garlic should be preferred during ear problems.
    • Turmeric is also very good remedy for infections, and must be used for spicing the meals.
    • Follow a kapha soothing diet.
  • Stress on breastfeeding for infants
  • Avoid processed and oily food

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Apply 2 drops of the juice extracted from ground basil leaves inside the ear.
  • Boil and mash 2-3 cloves of garlic. Wrap this compress in a woolen cloth and place on the aching ear.
  • Put 2-3 drops of warm mustard oil in the infected ear
  • Place a clean towel soaked in warm water near the infected ear for about 20 minute to help with the pain and discomfort.
  • Inhale steam from boiling water mixed with several drops of eucalyptus oil. Inhale the steam through the nose several times till the pain subsides. This will ease the pressure and help to drain the fluids from the ear.
  • Massage around ear. Place hands on your cheeks and massage this area while opening and closing mouth.
  • Increase the intake of Vitamin C and zinc. Vitamin C helps in combating infection by boosting the immunity. Zinc it reduces ear infection
  • Avoid smoking as well as exposure to second hand smoke, since smoke can block Eustachian tubes.
  • Maintain a good hygiene, avoid colds. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid touching eyes and nose.

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