Cervical Spondylosis is one of the most painful and difficult to manage condition. It is a degenerative condition that affects the cervical spine.
Caused by the wear and tear due to age and joint diseases, it affects the bones, discs and joints in the neck. The disc loses the fragment, moisture and becomes stiff. It also affects the bone strength and leads to osteophytes, which add more pressure to the spinal nerves.
In ayurveda, it is termed as ‘Grivasandhigat Vata’ triggered by aggravated vata and ama (accumulation of toxins). Ama not only affects the stomach but also creates multiple blockages in the micro-channels in your body. Accumulation of Vata dosha and Ama in the neck, block the energy channels in the neck region.
Neck is the supporting organ which connects the head and body. When it lacks stability and strength, it leads to a lot of complications. In many cases, it majorly also affects the day to day activity.
Although western medicines have no cure or treatment for any degenerating condition, Ayurvedic therapies help!
The treatment aims at nourishing the body to balance the vitiated Vata and eliminate Ama. Physical therapies include Panchakarma therapy for detox.
The term Greeva refers to the neck area of the body and Vasti refers to cleansing the body by administering medication in the form of enema. Although Greeva vasti is not a procedure where the medicated oil administered through rectum, it is retained on the back of the neck. Warm oil is retained in the lower back for around 30 to 45 minutes, which alleviates the pain, nourishes the tissues and bones and reduces the stiffness.
It is the form of pain relief treatment, a massage, performed by wrapping ayurvedic herbs in poultice and applying it warm on the neck and shoulder region. It reduces the pain and inflammation, provides instant relief and soothing effect.
A traditional ayurvedic oil massage performed with specific importance and care to the neck and shoulder region. It relaxes the body and mind, relieves stress.
Medicated Enema is provided to manage imbalanced Vata in the whole body, which is a part of Panchakarma therapy, in case of severe Cervical Spondylosis.
Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations for Cervical Spondylosis
Ayurvedic treatment for cervical Spondylosis also includes changing diet for nourishing your health and body. Lifestyle recommendations help prevention of aggravating the condition.
- Eating pure cow ghee helps moistening the body and nourishes the neck region too. It is highly effective to balance the vata dosha.
- Increase intake of the easily digestable oily foods. Add more of sweet foods, stews, vegetable soups, fresh juices, etc.
- Turmeric, garlic and ginger are highly effective herbs that reduce inflammation and pain.
- Make sure to avoid foods that cause constipation – Constipation worsens the pain and stiffness!
- Understand your body and the requirements, from food to climate.
- Make sure to stay away from causes that induce stress! Stress is one of the major triggers for Cervical Spondylosis.
Some Ayurvedic herbs are quite beneficial for Cervical Spondylosis. However, you must need proper medical care and diagnosis before taking any medicine. Combination approach of physical therapies, diet and lifestyle changes help treating Cervical Spondylosis. If you look for effective treatment, consult now with Ayurways, Spotswood Melbourne.