Relieve and Strengthen Frozen Shoulder with Ayurveda

Relieve and Strengthen Frozen Shoulder with Ayurveda

Shoulder Pain Vaidya Vishwanath Vata


Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a common disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and loss of the normal range of motion in the shoulder. The resulting disability can be difficult to manage and tends to worsen over time if it's not treated.

Frozen shoulder is closely related to avabahuka in Ayurveda. Avabahuka is a shoulder joint disorder described in the ancient text Acharya Sushruta. The cause of Avabahuka is mainly imbalanced vata dosha and in the later stages, kapha dosha.

According to Acharya Sushruta, vata around the shoulder joint depletes causing the muscles to atrophy and kapha fluid fills up the surrounding tissues. This causes constriction of the blood vessels leading to pain and stiffness of the joint, and ultimately causing the restricted movement of the shoulder joint.

Symptoms of Avabahuka

  • Pain (main feature of vitiated vata) in shoulder
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Restricted range of movement in the shoulder joint
  • Sosha (muscular atrophy)

Avoid Activities that Increase Vata Dosha to Begin Healing

  • Cold showers or baths
  • Excess use of air conditioning
  • Excess dry and cold foods
  • Heavy or moderate exercise
  • Improper sitting or sleeping positions

Diet and Lifestyle Activities that Balance Vata Dosha

  • Improve your digestion by using spices, ginger, black pepper, cumin
  • All meals should be cooked, warm and moist
  • Use turmeric and black pepper for anti-inflammatory support
  • Do slow, gentle and restorative movement like yoga or walking
  • Nadi shodana (breathing exercises that reduce stress)
  • Warm baths with epsom salt

Prasaranyadi Kwatham Tablets

Prasaranyadi Kwatham is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in tablet form that is beneficial for all types of joint and musculoskeletal disorders. It mainly supports the afflicted vata dosha when associated with kapha dosha.

It’s action are anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic, which helps to strengthen the joints, neck and shoulder muscles. It gives nourishment to shoulder muscles and helps to improve function. It also provides an analgesic and muscle relaxing properties which improve flexibility and movement of the shoulder joint.

Why is it important to consult with an Ayurvedic doctor for frozen shoulder?

When any health problem becomes chronic, an Ayurvedic doctor can help you understand the root cause of your symptoms and recommend the right protocol for your specific body type, climate and age.

If you suffer with a chronic conditions associated with pain, we recommend consulting with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vishwanath Guddadar, to support your overall health.

Following the advice from a personalized Ayurvedic consultation will change your life and give you the knowledge required to maintain your best health. If you book a consultation with Dr. Vishwanath Guddadar, you will receive a personalized diet, lifestyle, and herbal protocol that will strengthen your vitality and improve your overall health.

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