It is a general tendency that Ayurveda can’t help you in relieving your pain. But, on the contrary, Ayurveda has got ayurvedic treatments for pain management and some very good pain relieving therapies. Some among them are Agni Karma, Leech therapy, Basti treatments of both external and internal type.
Agnikarma: Agnikarma or thermal micro-cautery is a clinically proven ayurvedic therapy that offers great results in acute or chronic management without any side effects when performed by a trained therapist. It is a minimally invasive ayurvedic procedure that uses heat to relieve pain. Agnikarma involves the application of heat to cause controlled, therapeutic burns over the areas that are painful.
Ayurvedic practitioners create therapeutic burns by applying a heated metallic instrument called Shalaka. The Shalaka instrument is heated and then applied to areas of the body, by a trained practitioner, who creates these therapeutic burns according to the body constitution, area of pain, and severity of the disorder.
What are all the common conditions treated with Agnikarma?
- Lumbar spondylitis
- Cervical spondylitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Knee pain
- Sports injury
- Ankle pain
● It is a safe and cost-effective treatment that works excellently to treat ligament, bone, muscle, and joint pain.
● It is a minimally invasive, procedure that can curb the requirement for surgical interventions.
● It doesn’t affect the daily routine of a patient who is undergoing treatment.
● It neither requires any drug nor a hospital stay
● It has zero side effects when performed by a certified doctor.
● It can show effective results in 2-3 sittings of treatment. Agnikarma is a safe procedure if it is performed by a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. If not performed properly, Agnikarma can lead to increased tissue destruction, pain, burning sensations etc.
Lech therapy: In recent years, leech therapy for pain management has been gaining a lot of popularity. It is an Ayurveda treatment modality in which leeches are used to let out impure blood in order to accelerate the healing of tissue.
The leech attaches to a person’s skin and uses its teeth to puncture the skin. The leech then inserts anticoagulants through its saliva, allowing it to extract blood, for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
There are many ways to use ayurvedic leech therapy to treat chronic pain. One of the most common methods is to apply a leech to the skin and allow it to feed on the patient’s blood. This process is said to release negative energy and toxins from the body, which in turn can relieve symptoms of chronic pain.
It is observed in many cases, that Lech therapy is an effective treatment for Varicose veins, Non-healing ulcers, Alopecia, Gangrene healing, Musculoskeletal pain syndromes, Gouty and Osteoarthritis. Leech therapy can also be very effective to treat cardiovascular diseases.
Leeches are known to secrete a number of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties which is effective in reducing pain, inflammation, and tenderness of the affected joints. It is important to speak with a qualified ayurvedic practitioner if you are considering using this method of treatment for your chronic pain.
If you are in Jaipur (Rajasthan) and looking for a qualified Ayurveda doctor who is certified to perform leech therapy book a consultation with Dr. Abhishek Mishra, the founder of Punarnava Ayurveda and Panchkarma Centre.