In Ayurveda management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome means management of Vitiated Vata dosha.Ayurveda itself recommends a holistic approach with medicines and therapies, a Vatahara lifestyle and diet, yoga and exercises.
Ayurveda therapies like Swedana,Abhyanga,Pizchil, Navara Kizhi, Ela Kizhi, Mamsa Navara Kizhi, etc. are very effective in reducing the pain and numbness. A 7-21 day therapy program comprises of general massage with herbal steam to Mamsa Navara Kizhi (meat based external application) to bring back normalcy.
The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves giving symptomatic relief for pain and swelling as well as for the numbness and burning sensation. Treatment is also given to reduce the swelling in the fibrous tissue situated in the wrist. Ayurvedic herbal medicines have a good anti- inflammatory action, which gives relief from pain, swelling, as well as other symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This treatment can also be supported by local treatment in the form of local applications as well as hot fomentation. Ayurvedic herbal ointments, pastes, and medicated oils are used as local therapy. Local therapy also helps in quickly reducing pain and swelling related to the condition.
Treatment Approach:(according to the condition of the patient)
ruksha sweda like Manal kizhi (fomentation with bundles made with sand) for two or three days as prior to the oil application will help to get fast relief from symptoms from pain and swellings.
Abhyanga sweda oil massage and fomentation will help to relieve symptoms.
Elakizhi (bolus made with anti Vata property drugs.
If any wasting of muscles in there or for chronic cases Mamsa kizhi, Njavara kizhi,etc will help to reduce wasting and for increasing blood circulation.
All these therapies with internal medicines will help to regain the muscle strength,power,and also helps to get relief from symptoms like pain,swelling,numbness,etc.
Blood-letting with the application of leeches in the wrist or ankle area is also a good way of reducing numbness and pain, especially for patients who do not respond to other conventional treatment .
Weight Loss focus for Obese people
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Avoid excess hot and spicy food items.
avoid junk foods,etc.