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Managing Chronic Pain Disorders with Ayurvedic Oils

Managing Chronic Pain Disorders with Ayurvedic Oils

By Vaidya Vishwanath January 19, 2022


How can Ayurveda relieve chronic pain?

Ongoing chronic pain impacts every aspect of your life. Chronic pain can also create and aggravate anxiety, anger and depression. While modern medicine takes an approach that usually includes medication or steroid shots, those solutions are not holistic or made for the long term.

Ayurveda takes a different approach to healing chronic pain: balancing vata dosha!

When vata dosha becomes imbalanced, it can start to cause a lot of problems, especially when it comes to physical pain. Excess vata blocks the circulatory channels and causes tissue depletion and malnutrition. Ayurvedic texts have a saying: “Where there is pain, there is always vata dosha.”

Ayurvedic massage for relieving pain

Dhanwantharam Oil is an Ayurvedic massage oil formulated for all types of vata disorders, especially those related to the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. It’s also beneficial as a uterine tonic for postpartum conditions and helps restore and strengthen the natural size of the uterus.


Regular daily massage with Dhanwantaram Oil improves the strength of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It is especially helpful in relieving nerve pain associated with inflammation. The herbs in Dhanwantarm are analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-paralytic and can be useful for all musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

Dhanwantarm Oil can be used daily for Ayurvedic massage called Abhyanga. To learn more on how to do an Abhyanga Massage at home, read our related article: Abhyanga Body Massage - Love Yourself with Oil.

Why is it important to consult with an Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner?

It’s important to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner when any health problem becomes chronic so that you can understand your mind-body type, including your dominant doshas. And once you know your dominant and imbalanced doshas, it’ll be easier to know the best foods, herbs and lifestyle activities that will support your health and get rid of pain forever.

If you have chronic health problems, 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 will 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.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and this information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at and we will provide you with one of our affiliated Ayurvedic professionals. Check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant.


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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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