Ayurvedic treatment for Myofascial Pain

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Myofascial Pain

MYOFASCIAL PAIN AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Ayurveda can play a significant role in managing myofascial pain through a combination of corrective Ahar (diet), Vihar (exercise) and Aushadhi (Medicines) regime.3,5

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Ayurveda focusses on treating the aggravation of Vata dosha and accumulation of Ama (toxins) which are the primary causes of muscle pains. Associated weak digestion, constipation, insomnia and effects of chronic stress are also tackled.3

Following is the diet suggested if you are suffering from myofascial pain:3

  • Vegetable juices and soups
  • Coconut water and coconut milk
  • Juice of carrot, cucumber, beet root
  • Cooked vegetables like squash, zucchini and pumpkin
  • Spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, asafetida, garlic, fennel and turmeric.
  • Green salad with a dressing of lemon juice and a little salt
  • Khichadi (recipe made by cooking rice and mung dal, 1:1 or 1:2 proportion)

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Regular yogasanas, pranayama (breathing exercises) and muscle stretching exercises are known to have positive effect on myofascial pain.5 Some recommended practises include:

  • Pranayama: Anulom Vilom and Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
  • Relaxation breathing: Shavasana
  • Yogasanas: Trikonasana, Tadasana, Vakrasana, Balasana and Vajrasana


 

 

Balasana

Vakrasana

 

 

 

 

Trikonasana

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of pain and/or myofascial pain without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for pain and/or myofascial pain, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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