Pain Relief with Ayurveda
Ayurveda considers pain as an indication of a person’s health conditions. Pain is caused by various reasons. In Ayurveda,Vata dosha is the root cause of all types of pains (shoola). Therefore treatment is determined after analyzing exact reasons of pain in order to ensure effectiveness of treatment. Pain has been divided into two types for determining the line of treatment – acute pain and chronic pain.
Acute pain includes a range of pain starting from stomach pain caused due to indigestion to heart attack, which requires immediate treatment. Chronic pain is caused by dosha imbalances and is influenced by many factors like diet, digestion, toxin accumulation, stress, exercise levels and daily routine.
Pain management in Ayurveda has a holistic view which incorporates several therapeutic procedures for pain relief without using painkillers. Hence, prescription writing for pain in Ayurveda is varied as Ayurveda considers pain as subjective phenomenon which includes therapy to body and mind both.