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Ayurveda for a better approach towards chronic back pain

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Ayurveda understands every way of living. Ayurveda has an array of diets, medicines, and practices that can help us heal faster and better. So why turn your head towards any other medications, when our ancient texts are a one-stop panacea to our existing problems! Chronic back pain is one such issue that has created hurdles in living a healthy life and decreased our work efficiency. About 80 percent of the people undergo acute back pain in their lives out of which 20 percent develop chronic back pain. The burdensome disorder has led to poor health and has jumped to rank number three in list of chronic disorders that have affected people. Let us understand the reason behind it and of course the Ayurvedic approach of curing.

Reasons for chronic back pain:

  • Injury
  • Muscular disorders
  • Improper posture
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Intervertebral disc degenerative disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Accumulation of toxins in tissue

The Ayurvedic remedy to the complication

  • Ginger

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory rhizome. The use of ginger helps to reduce any kind of stiffness, remove toxins and oxidative molecules which degenerate the tissues and improves blood circulation. Bring the water to boil and add crushed ginger to it. Allow it to sit for 5-10 min and consume the tea when warm. A prolonged use of ginger tea, twice a day will eradicate the problem completely.

  • Honey

Honey has a pain-relieving property and does what an aspirin would do, without any side effects. Massaging honey combined with any oil of your choice on the affected area creates a magic. Repeating this twice a day works wonders. The patient will definitely feel the miraculous outcomes of honey massages within a day of use. One may also include honey in his diet for even better results.

  • Carom seeds

Carom seeds are an incredible way to get rid of the chronic back pain that has been causing a lot of distress for you. Prepare carom tea or consume it directly, either way, the seeds taken in. You may soak the seeds in the tub of warm water and take a refreshing bath as well. Ajowan oil massages have amazing benefits too. The seeds have an anesthetic property and help in relieving the pain real quick.

  • Practicing Bow Pose

Ayurveda is not just about medications, but practicing the natural way of healing. Yoga is a part of Ayurveda that should never be ignored while treatments are being carried out. Dhanuraasana or The Bow Posture strengthens your muscles, supports the spine, reduces the stiffness, stimulates your nerves and thus helps to overcome multiple symptoms of chronic back pain.

  • Mustard oil

Mustard oil is a must ingredient in the kitchen of every Indian. Warm mustard oil and add 23 cloves of garlic in it. Apply the oil on your back, twice a day and reap the benefits. Omega-3-fatty acids in mustard oil are excellent anti-inflammatory compounds which comfort you to the core. Massaging the oil keeps you warm for a good time and improves blood circulation too.

Ayurveda helps in improving our lifestyle and thus promotes a healthy living. Simple day-to-day measures that the science directs us have proved to be an astonishing solution to our multiple worries.

By: Dr. Sushma tiwary at

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