Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep and emotional and mental distress.
The key pathological factor responsible for Fibromyalgia is vitiated vata.
Fibromyalgia is both physically painful and mentally exhausting, and the best option is to enlist the expertise of an Ayurvedic Vaidya. An in-depth Ayurvedic health consultation will offer you a fresh look at your condition and help you understand your root cause. Once the root cause is known, then personalized foods, activities and herbal protocols can be recommended to bring your body back into balance.
For this client, Vaidya Vishwanath did a thorough assessment of her diet and lifestyle to pinpoint the triggering factors for aggravation.
Vata dosha aggravation is caused by overwhelming routine of home activities accompanied by stress, staying awake all night, indulging in spicy and dry foods, constant mind activation and worries from family problems, lack of nutritious food, suppression of natural urges like urine and stool as well as psychogenic factors like fear, grief and worry.
Luckily, Ayurvedic principles can fix many of these issues!
A female 37-year-old client suffering with muscular pain at multiple parts of the body, especially at the neck, left shoulder, left hand, left leg and swelling came to Vaidya Vishwanath looking for relief. She was also suffering with tenderness in the calf muscles over the last 8 years. Over the last 2 years, she has developed fatigue, depression and sleeplessness.
Both her parents had Amavata condition (rheumatoid arthritis) and Prameha (diabetes). She has two children aged 10 and 12 and Prasuticharya (post-delivery care) was not done properly. There is a high level of stress due to ongoing family problems.
She consulted with a neurological doctor and started taking some pain medicine and steroids per doctor’s advice.
Initially she experienced temporary relief. But over time pain and tenderness increased. She felt continuous pain whenever she did any type of activity and started feeling depressed.
- Anga gaurava: heaviness of the body
- Angasada: excessive pain throughout body as if beaten with a stick
- Ayasa: excessive fatigue
- Asvapna: insomnia
- Shiroruk: headache
- Agnimandya: loss of appetite
- Pulse: 60 beats per min
- Blood pressure: 120/90 mmhg
- Cardiovascular System: normal
- Central Nervous System: normal
- Respiratory system: normal
- Tenderness: all over the body
- Jivha (tongue): sama (with toxins)
- Mala Mutra Pravrutti (urine and stool): normal
- Prakruti: pitta pradhana vata
- Bala (strength): medium
- Jatharagni (digestive fire): avara (poor)
- Avoid over exertion and mental stress.
- Avoid vata aggravating foods: foods that are drying and lack oiliness.
- Regular practice of self-oil massage to head and body.
- Mindful practice required during all the activities.
- Keeping away from family issues and thinking about how to solve them.
- Avoid staying awake late at night.
- Avoid indulging in excess physical and mental activities.
Herbal Supplement Administration
- Gandharvahastadi Oil
- Dhanwantharam 101
- Maha Narayana Oil
- Ashtavargam Kwatham Tablets
- Dasamula Arishtam
- Kalyanaka Ghritam
- Manasamitra Vatakam
According to Ayurveda, the described signs and symptoms are diagnosed as Mamsagata Vata.
The client was administered both shodhana (detoxification therapy) and shamana (palliative therapy).
For the first three days, Vaidya Vishwanath prescribed Snigdha Mrdu Shodhana (mild laxative) with Gandharvahastadi oil to help nirama avastha (eliminate toxins). Next, she was given Nasya Karma (nasal drop therapy) with Dhanwantharam 101 for seven days which helped to manage depressive features, headache, and sleep difficulties. Each day before the administration of Nasya Karma the client was told to practice Shiroabhyanga (Ayurvedic head massage) with Mahanarayana Oil, which balances vata dosha.
After seven days of treatment, the client was then administered Ashtavargam Kwatham Tablets and Dasamula Arishtam orally to relieve pain. Dhanwantharam 101 and Kalyanaka Ghritam were also recommended to help nourish and lubricate muscles, nerves tissues, and induces good sleep.
Manasamitra Vatakam helps to calm down the mind.
This whole course of therapy was done over 30 days. The client was feeling less pain and tenderness in the muscles, and her sleep also improved. She was advised to continue following her daily regimen as recommended.
After three months of treatment, her body pain and other symptoms were reduced even more. After six months of treatment, 80% symptoms of her symptoms disappeared completely. Client is now able to do her proper daily routine without any discomfort and focus on her responsibilities.
How An In-Depth Health Consultation Can Help Relieve Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is both physically painful and mentally exhausting, and the best option is to enlist the expertise of an Ayurvedic Vaidya. An in-depth Ayurvedic health consultation will offer you a fresh look at your condition and help you understand your root cause. Once the root cause is known, then personalized foods, activities and herbal protocols can be recommended to bring your body back into balance. Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar is offering Ayurvedic Consultations for all your health concerns. It’s easy and quick to book!
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