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Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain

Updated at: Jul 04, 2018
Written by: Vatsal AnandPublished at: Jul 04, 2018
Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain

Ayurvedic treatment for back pain involves medications that strike the problem at its root and external therapies such as medicated massage to relieve pain and bring rejuvenation.

Back pain is experienced by all of us at some point in life. In the Ayurvedic treatment for back pain, this problem starts with low agni or poor digestive fire. Due to poor digestion of food, negative toxins called ama develops in areas of the body. This imbalance of the body manifests itself as some form of pain in the body, especially at the joints. A joint pain is the result of disturbance in one of the body humour called vata.

Apart from bio-chemical reasons of back pain, there are physiological problems too. Sleeping in a wrong posture, strain from travelling on bad roads or accidents are some of them. For all these problems, Ayurvedic treatment is very effective. It brings back the balanced state of the body by internal remedies and external procedures too. Asthavargam is a preparation widely used for taking internally by patients of back pain. 

Ayurvedic treatment for backache also involves the Panchkarma therapies such as massage with medicated herbs, medicated enema; and also medicinal herbs to be taken inerenally such as Triphala Guggulu, Maanaraya tailam, Lakshadi Guggulu and Yogaraja guggul.

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The problems caused by physiological reasons are corrected by Yogasanas. You need to get in touch with a good Ayurvedic practitioner to resolve these problems. Other than that there are certain home remedies for back pain as recommended in Ayurveda for digestive system problems or physiological ones.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Back Pain

Take a cup of uncooked rice and tie it inside a thick cloth. A sock may also be used for doing the same. Heat the cloth or sock for 30 to 60 seconds on the microwave with medium-low setting. This can be applied on the back for relief. Precaution for keeping the temperature tolerable is important.

Also read: 6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

Ginger and honey can be used to get mild aspirin kind of effect. Slice 1 to 2 inch long fresh ginger root into many pieces. Place the pieces in 1 quart of boiling water. Do not bring to boil but simmer for 30 minutes on low flame. Let it cool for 30 minutes after boiling. This solution can then be taken with honey because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Ice packs applied on area of inflammation helps to numb pain. A plastic bag and few crushed ice cubes are all you need for this treatment.

Fasting for a short period can consume the ama which is the cause of your ailment.

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