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Pain is a universal symptom from which many people desperately seek relief. When you’re suffering from joint pain or back pain; these pain signals are the body’s method of prompting self-awareness. Natural therapies such as Acupuncture, Ayurvedic herbs, Yoga therapy and dietary changes can be a useful tool for managing pain, particularly chronic pain, by addressing the underlying causes of the pain and promoting overall health and wellness. Here are some Natural medicine approaches to pain management:


The insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of QI and promote pain relief. The stimulation of acupuncture points triggers the brain to release neurochemicals such as endorphins, acetylcholine, serotonin, epinephrine and GABA which helps to modulate the pain signals.

Herbal Remedies:

Ayurveda recommends several herbs for pain management. For example, ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and can reduce pain and inflammation. Turmeric is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can help alleviate pain. Other herbs that may be helpful include ginger, boswellia, and guggulu.

Massage Therapy:

Ayurvedic massage therapy, known as Abhyanga, is a gentle massage that involves the use of warm oils to soothe the body and calm the mind. In this massage therapy the practitioner uses various techniques to manipulate the body’s soft tissues, promote circulation, and relieve pain.
This therapy can be helpful in managing pain, especially musculoskeletal pain.

Dry Cupping:

The use of glass or plastic cups that are placed on the skin and suctioned to promote blood flow and alleviate pain.

Dietary Changes:

According to Ayurveda, certain foods can cause inflammation and exacerbate pain. Therefore, it is essential to avoid such foods and consume a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. Spices like turmeric, ginger, and cumin have anti-inflammatory properties and can be included in the diet.

Yoga and meditation:

Yoga is a mind-body exercise that works on helping you relax, focus, control your breath, and strengthen your body and your mind. Regular practice of yoga and meditation can help reduce stress and improve overall health, which can help alleviate pain. Some benefits in addition to pain management, include:

  • Improving mobility and function
  • Preventing cartilage and joint breakdown
  • Reducing stress
  • Protecting the spine and helping improve posture.
  • Improving mood
  • Increasing psychological wellbeing
  • Improving strength, stability, flexibility, and balance
  • Promoting relaxation

Lifestyle modifications:

Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle for pain management. This includes getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, and managing stress.