Welcoming discomfort is a fundamental technique of Ayurveda, a natural, alternative remedy that invites pain in the process of relieving it.
In conjunction with professional medical treatment, Ayurveda can be a powerful healing tool. The natural healing technique originated in India 5,000 years ago, and focuses on the mind-body connection and the power of daily routines. The ancient medicine believes that the root of physical discomfort lies in subconscious, negative habits, such as tensing muscles, suppressing emotions, and not drinking enough water.
Ayurveda’s primary philosophy is that pain is the mind’s way of alerting the body that it is pushing physical and emotional capacities. The method attempts to resolve these issues by encouraging the mind and body to listen to each other and establish new, healthy habits and regimens.
For lower back pain, Ayurveda specialists tailor unique daily routines to undo the pain naturally. The first step is for the patient to welcome and accept the pain, by viewing it as a subjective experience. The Ayurvedic practitioner, who is trained in human anatomy, Hinduism, Sanskrit, yoga, aromatherapy, and herbal therapy among others, will then create a multifaceted program for the patient’s specific needs that comprises activity, rest and diet.
Ayurvedic techniques include removing the buildup of toxins from poor digestion and stress through a balanced nutrition plan, and enhancing circulation and cleansing muscle tissue through herbal oil massages. Many programs consist of daily, strengthening exercises, such as walking, yoga and stretching to improve nervous system activity. Together, this holistic approach attempts to strengthen the body’s natural functions and healing mechanisms, and in turn relieve the pain.
Ayurvedic techniques can be used as a long-term approach to pain management, and when accompanied by medical care, it can help alleviate discomfort and jumpstart a healthier lifestyle.
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