Relieve Sciatica Pain with Ayurveda
Sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly numbness, weakness or tingling,—that originates in the lower back and then travels all through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. It comes on like a sudden cramp and the pain can last sometimes for an entire day. It’s usually caused when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. There are many Ayurvedic remedies for sciatica pain that help reduce the stiffness, swelling and pain naturally. These remedies provide long term solutions. Ayurvedic medicines for sciatica that are prescribed by Ayushakti like Painmukti MJ 2 -2and Suhruday – 2-2 Improves metabolism, promotes blood circulation, relieves pain, stiffness, inflammation and promotes joint flexibility.
Home remedy to reduce your stiffness, pain and swelling:
- 1/2 cup bajri flour
- 1 tsp Ajwain
- 1 tspn Hing (asafetida)
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp. garlic (Lasoon) paste
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 tspn dry ginger powder
- Onion juice enough to make a paste
Cook the mixture till it turns into a thick paste. When it is Luke warm apply it to the back and lower back area. Cover it with a cotton pad and keep it for 2 hours. After the pack becomes dry, apply hot water bag for 10 minutes to the area before washing off with warm water. Spinal dhara with warm Mahanarayan oil is another Ayurvedic cure for sciatica which is remarkable in reducing the inflammation and stiffness in the back and it also reduces compression of nerves. This is why Ayurvedic medicines for sciatica are also gaining popularity.
Sciatica can be very painful and disrupting for anybody experiencing it. My mother has sciatica and I have seen her in complete agony and no amount of doctor prescribed ointments or leg massages seemed to give her any relief whatsoever from the pain. It comes on like a sudden cramp and the pain can last sometimes for an entire day. It’s usually caused when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve.
Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body. Pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg. Medication for pain and physical therapy are common treatments but Ayurvedic remedies for sciatica are slowly gaining popularity among the masses. At the top of the ladder is Ayushakti with its team of vaidyas led by Dr. Smita Naram, who have used the knowledge of Ayurveda coupled with years of research to develop non-invasive treatment procedures and herbal medicines that help provide relief from many diseases. They have been offering their services to people not only in India but in many countries abroad as well!
Common causes for sciatica according to Ayurveda-
- Intake of Vata aggravating eatables like- adhaki (pigeon pea), chanaka (Bengal gram), kalaya (peanut), masura (red lentil), nishpava (a flat bean), uddalaka etc.
- Excess intake of dry and cold food.
- Excess intake of pungent, bitter and astringent food.
- Heavy weight lifting, long walks, improper posture while sitting or sleeping,
suppression of urine or feces etc.
- Improper practice of enema, purgation etc.
- Fall or injury etc.
Ayushakti’s Arthrox panchakarma treatment is the most favoured Ayurvedic cure for sciatica. It works first by removing inflammation and swelling. A packed module of nourishing oil treatments, diet, home remedies, and herbs to soothe the swelling/inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
Ayushakti treatment module outlines a strict diet of mung and vegetables only for at least for 5 – 10 days for the next one year. This helps remove the swelling which then soothes the pain and is a long term solution. It’s best to avoid wheat, maida, and dairy, and red meat, deep-fried and fermented foods for at least a year.
Watch this video to know about how you can get relief from Sciatica with Ayurveda
You can do certain yoga postures like Hastapadaasan, Shalabhasan, Naukasan, Dhanurasan and Shavasan under the guidance of a yoga trainer to help increase flexibility and work the muscle.
If you have sciatica and are looking for that much needed long-term relief then Ayushakti has the solution for it. Visit our website or one of our clinics for more information.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Ramchandra Konduskar
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd