Ayurvedic treatment Muscular Cramps

Ayurvedic treatments are based on the patient’s body constitution and other factors such as the age, sex, occupation and other environmental factors. The medicines are safe as they do not produce side effects even after long use.  

Ayurveda attributes muscle cramps as a disease caused by aggravated vata dosha. The aggravated vata turns the muscle hard and stiff, resulting into contraction of muscle which causes severe pain. It also reduces blood circulation around the affected part.
Ayurvedic body massages with medicated oils can help to increase the blood circulation, relax the muscles and reduce the chances for muscle cramps. These messages provides a healing and revitalizing effect on the individual after being undergone for definite periods and repeated at specific intervals. It also helps to increase blood circulation, improved muscular tone, mental harmony and better health maintenance. 

Ayurvedic Remedies For Muscle Cramps

  • Apply sesame or Shatavari oil to the stomach muscle and massage gently. After the massage, apply a little heat by using a hot water bottle and press it over the muscles to sooth and heal the muscle pain
  • Make a tea using equal amounts of chamomile tea, confrey tea and Jatamansi tea (1/3 teaspoon each) to help relax the muscles
  • Take ¼ teaspoon of Hingwastak Churna daily after lunch and dinner to relieve abdominal muscle cramps
  • Take 1 tablet of Lagsunadivati after dinner for 5 consecutive days. This will relax muscles and calms the vata dosha, relieving pain from the muscle cramps.
  • Make a tea of ½ teaspoon dashamoola powder in a cup of warm water. Take a cup or two of the tea every Saturday as a preventive measure to avoid future cramps.
  • Vata in the muscles is the root cause of muscle cramps. Taking a Yogaraj Guggulu tablet of 200 mg, 2 to 3 times daily for about a month will effectively pacify vata

Causes of Muscle cramps

  • Overstretching
  • Dehydration due to heat and electrolyte depletion
  • Deficiency of calcium
  • Activity without proper stretching
  • Peripheral diseases causing Claudicating (Leg Cramps)
  • Spinal stenosis resulting into Claudicating
  • Parkinson’s disease 

Symptoms of Muscle cramps

  • Subtle muscle pain (contraction)
  • Stiffness in the muscle or a visible hard lump of muscle tissue which can also be felt beneath the skin

Prevention Of Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps are very common and can happen with almost everyone at some point in their life. These cramps can recur multiple times until these finally go away. Regular stretching, having adequate fluid and healthy living will help in preventing the cramps to a large extent.

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