Pain is the primary concern for anyone and the most intimidating type is the lower back pain. It is a very common and inescapable health complaint. However, modern medical science can provide you quick relief from the pain via painkillers, but it (the painkillers) can further damage one’s body in many inevitable ways.
People often prefer using some natural – no-side-effect causing ways to get rid of the pains. Ayurveda is one of such time-tested medical tradition. According to Ayurveda, the cause of various kind of pains is the escalation of “vata” in the human body. “VataDosha” is especially prevalent in the cases of lower back pain. There are three fundamental constituents or “Doshas” of the individual body — “Vata”, “Pitta”, and “Cuff”. To stay healthy, it is important for these three constituents in our body to remain balanced. Each ofthese “Doshas” is made up of a different combinations of the five basic elements of World around us: air, water, fire, earth and ether. Vatadosha is made of air and ether.
Ayurveda says the following solutions can help reducing “vatadosha”, particularly the back pain:
Stay warm. If you have ever noticed, you get affected by pain mostly when you are exposed to cold. This because it is one of the qualities of “vata”.
Reduce the intake of pungent spices in your food, which are dry by nature, another quality of “vata”.
Practice yoga and breathing exercises.
Try herbal remedies to treat chronic and stubborn pains.
Dr. 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. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. 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