Nowadays, back pain is a common problem. It may also occur in youngsters. There may be a variety of underlying causes of the backache and one of which is sciatica pain.
Sciatic nerve is a nerve travelling from the buttocks into the legs. This disease is caused due to the irritation to the sciatic nerve. It is a type of neuropathic pain, which may occur due to injury, compression or dysfunction of the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica and Ayurveda
Sciatica is termed as GRIDHRASHI in ayurveda. All symptoms are caused by aggravation of VATA humor. The constipation and cold weather may be a risk factor to worsen the sciatica pain, according to ayurveda. Ayurvedic ancient texts have described an extensive treatment of sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The following symptoms may be present :
Ayurveda stresses on the correction of the main cause of sciatic nerve irritation. Ayurvedic medicines help correct the aggravated VATA .
As Sciatica is a VATA disease, so ayurvedic medicines also pacify the VATA humor in the body. For relieving pain and treating underlying cause, ayurveda recommends certain herbs and therapies, which may offer support.
Some of the following herbs have been used traditionally.
Boswellia (Indian Frankincense)
Guggul (Commiphora myrrha)
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Sciatica Pain Relief- Ayurvedic Natural Therapies & Panchakarma Detox
Kati basti is an ayurvedic therapy in which medicated oils are used. It help to offer relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain and may provide strength to the back and spine. Generally, it is prescribed for patients with sciatica and chronic backache. Kati basti procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes per session.
Herbal steam bath or ayurvedic steam therapy may also be beneficial for relieving pain, numbness and tingling sensation of the back and legs.
Yoga and Sciatica
Yoga effective alternative and natural treatment for this kind of pains. Some yoga poses help in lowering discomfort and pain associated with the sciatica. Generally, these yoga postures are helpful for providing strength and improving mobility. These yoga postures are
Revolved Triangle Pose, Extended Triangle Pose, Low Lunge, Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Staff Pose, High Lunge, Easy Pose, Raja kapotasana (king pigeon pose), Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose), half spinal twist (ardha matsyendrasana) etc.
Lifestyle during Sciatic Pain
Following lifestyle changes can help patients :
If you wish to enquire more information on Sciatica Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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