According to World Health Organisation (WHO) one in six people, and one in three families, that means 15 ti 17 % of population suffer from arthritis in India. Chronic pain affects30% of adult population and musculo skeletal disorders affecting joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves impact about 20 to 25% of the population. Back pain accounts for 25 to 30 % of the population.
Quality of life, is undeniable fact about chronic pain, and it goes untreated and undertreated. Thus the market of painkillers in such conditions is going up.
But, a ray of hopes comes from promising panchkarma treatments, yoga and gentlest ayurvedic medicines. Decoctions, oils, pastes of plant parts like Nirgundi, Dashamool, Ashwagandha, Shtavari, Dhatura, Rasna, Shigru, Guggulu, Bala etc are in Abhyang, Swedan, Local Basti, Pind Swed, Dhara, Basti karmas in muscle and joint pains.
Ayurveda, the science of life, advocates not just the management of pain but also address pain prevention by advising certain daily regimen, rituals which are effective to prevent all pain types.