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Sciatica Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

 Sciatica Pain Natural Herbal Ayurveda Medicine In Melbourne Australia

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 :


  • Tingling sensation may be experience by a person with sciatica over the lower back, thighs, buttocks and the calf region.
  • Burning sensation along the course of sciatic nerve
  • Stabbing pain in the back and it may extend to the calf region through the buttocks and back of the thigh. The pain may extend to the foot.
  • Numbness in buttocks, thighs or leg
  • Pain may aggravate on walking


 Herbal Ayurvedic Trearment for Sciatica


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.


How to get relief from Sciatica with Herbs Naturally 


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


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


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 :


  1. Avoid the diet that aggravates constipation. Also, do not consume sour foods such as sour curd and buttermilk.
  2. Regular gentle exercise of thigh, back and legs may help, but avoid strenuous exercise such as jumping and long run.
  3. Hot water bath may soothe the sciatic nerve irritation.
  4. Swimming is also very beneficial for the patients with sciatica.
  5. Do not take very dry foods that are devoid of the oil.
  6. Correct your sitting posture.






If you wish to enquire more information on Sciatica Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.







Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner  (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India

Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India

Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda) 

Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018

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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More