Treatment for Sciatica : With Ayurveda


What causes pains in muscles and bones in human body?

Vata dosha is the controller of the pelvic area and the metabolism of bones.

Pitta dosha is the controller of the navel area and the metabolism of blood, tendons and heat.

Kapha dosha is the controller of the chest area and the metabolism of plasma, muscles, ligaments, fat and nerves.

All pain is associated with Vatadosha as Vata is responsible for all movement in the body – the impediment of which causes pain. Vata moves through channels (nerve, blood, etc.) and allows the function of the two other doshas. Therefore, when Vata is prevented for any reason from moving correctly both Pitta and Kapha become implicated in the disorder.

This is especially true in any condition of pain. Therefore, in Ayurveda, pain is classified by the three doshas, all the while knowing that Vata is always implicated.

Ayurveda treatments for bones and pain therefore primarily focused on balancing the Vata dosha and additionally work on the other two doshas as well.

What this program aims to achieve:

This special treatment keeps your spine and neck healthy and cures problems related to neck, lower back and spine. You can also go for this program if you are experiencing arthritis related problems.

The treatment includes traditional massages with herbal oils, application of warm pouches with medicinal herbs, intensive oil therapies, medicated baths and internal medications.

Given below is an overview of a typical Ayurveda and Yoga Back, Joints Pain and Arthritis Treatment at an Ayurveda Retreat in India. This program also helps in treatment and relieve from sports injuries.


Turmeric, Garlic, Ashwagandha and Ginger are known to reduce inflammation causing pain.

In an Ayurveda Retreat, you will be provided with Satvik vegetarian meals to help you get maximum benefits from this program. The food is provided basis Ayurveda principles that helps you manage weight from within.


Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) - This pose expands the chest and strengthens the spine. It also helps soothe sciatica.

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half-Spinal Twist) - This pose stretches the neck and shoulder and also energizes the spine.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) - This asana stretches and stimulates the neck.

Marjariasana (Cat Pose) - This pose stretches the neck and alleviates backache.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) - This asana improves the flow of blood to the head, thus relieving it of headache. It also stretches the neck.

Matsyasana (Fish Pose) - This asana strengthens the back of the neck. It also stretches and stimulates the throat and neck.


Accupuncture - Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with needles.Well, no, it’s definitely not the overtly painful procedure you may be imagining, and considering that it’s been studied and practiced for over 2,500 years.

Physiotherapy - the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

Sujok - Sujok therapy, palm and foot represent all the organs/meridians in the body. Su means hand while jok means palm. Since hands and feet are the locations of systems of active points corresponding to all organs and part of the body, stimulation of these points produces a curative effect. Since hands and feet are the locations of systems of active points corresponding to all organs and part of the body, stimulation of these points produces a curative effect.


Group Meditation / Group Chanting - There is no better way to manage imbalances leading to a disease, than meditation. Group Meditation / Chanting practiced at these Yoga Retreats help you explore your spiritual angle and develop holistic ways to re-align your senses which may have caused any illnesses in the first place.

Ayurvedic methods:

Kativasthi - In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment last 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders.

Vasthi - Certain herbal oils ,herbal extras etc , are applied through the rectum daily for a period of 5 to 25 days .This treatment is for Arthritis, paralysis , Hemiplegia , Numbness , gastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation.

PIZHICHIL - In this treatment lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists in special rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days .This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like Arthritis , paralysis , Hemiplegia , Paralysis - Agitanus, sexual weakness, Nervous weakness and nervous Disorder etc.

NjavaraKizhi - Potlis (pouches) containing Njavara (a rice with healing properties) and types of oil are used to massage all over the body. Beneficial for healthy skin, strengthening muscles, reducing stress, arthritis and relieving arthritis symptoms.

Swedish Massage - It focuses on releasing tension from the superficial muscles, using a combination of various techniques using palms and hands, through circular motions, kneading, tapping, stretching and bending. Helps in reducing and managing pain. Sciatica patients have been known to use Swedish Massage to experience effective results and is widely adopted for curing osteoarthritis as well. Helpful in opening up blood vessels and increasing the blood flow in the body.Ensures speedy recovery from muscle injuries by increasing blood circulation and improving muscle flexibility, thereby reducing the time needed for recovery.Reduces stress levels.Removes toxins from the body and enhances the immune system.

Deep Tissue Massage - As the name suggests, Deep Tissue Massage is a therapy that focuses on deeper layers of muscles and fascia, to ultimately relax the whole body and treat muscle pain. The idea is to break any adhesion that is obstructing the flow of blood through slow strokes and firm pressure on the affected areas. The therapist uses fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms to reach the tense areas and release the tension. People across the globe, rely on the effectiveness of this intense therapy. Deep Tissue Massage is not opted for relaxation, rather advised for rehabilitation and treating chronic physical conditions.Effective in treating back pain.Helps in increasing mobility of the joints. Helps in regulating the blood pressure.Reduces muscle tension.Helps in recovering from athletic injuries.Reduces the effects of arthritis.

Marma Massage - This massage is stimulates all the vital points called “Marma” of the body . It helps to attain the equilibrium of Vatha, Pitha and kapha. This massage is helpful for old trauma and injuries of sports, dance and martial arts. This also helps to strengthen the inner muscles and ligaments.

Other practices followed at Naturopathy Retreats to help in pain management and relieving from bone and joints problems:

  • Daily Scheduled Yoga / Meditation / Pranayam
  • Daily Scheduled Naturopathy / Ayurvedic / Reflexology Massages
  • Daily Scheduled Mud / Music / Magnet / Chromo Therapies
  • Daily Scheduled Wraps / Packs / Compresses
  • Daily Scheduled Detox Sessions / Ozone Cleansing
  • Daily Scheduled Acupuncture / Physiotherapy / Sujok
  • Daily Scheduled Steam / Sauna / Sun Baths
  • Daily Scheduled Hydrotherapy / Panchakarma
  • Daily Scheduled Yogik Shatkriya / Maun / Nidra



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