A REVIEW ON PHYSIOLOGY OF PAIN AND ITS MANAGEMENT THROUGH AYURVEDA
Dr. Shilpa Kantilal Ingle* and Dr. R. S. Dhimdhime
Pain is one of the most complicated but poorly understood topic as it is only subjective. It is a signal that something is wrong and described as an unpleasant, sensory experience at emotional level. Entire spectrum of any kind of pain behaviour is related with patientâ€™s attitude, thoughts, expectations. Several investigative tests and laboratory tests are available at present to find out the cause of pain but till today the intensity of pain is not measurable as it is very subjective. According to Ayurveda Vata Dosha is mainly responsible for generating and spreading the pain. But beauty of Ayurveda has in itself which can pacify the imbalanced Doshas with various therapies. Worldwide it is a silent epidemic including joint pain, muscle pain, acute pain, chronic pain etc. Acute pain is physiological response which gives alarming sign of danger and hence it has a biologically important protective function. But still if the pain is neglected may be worse and lead to death.
Keywords: Vata Dosha, pain, Panchkarma.
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