Stomach pain is a condition in which a person feels discomfort in or around the stomach. Unhealthy dietary habits and lifestyle leads to any kind of stomach related disorders.
Causes of abdominal pain
Abdominal pain can be caused by many conditions. The main cause of abdominal pain includes infection, abnormal growths, inflammation of organs, etc.
Cramps during menstruation also cause lower abdominal pain, but these are more commonly known to cause pelvic pain.
Other common causes of abdominal pain include:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Excessive acid secretion or acid reflux
Conditions that cause chronic stomach pain
- Inflammatory bowel syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Celiac disease
- Urinary tract infection
Conditions that cause severe stomach pain
- Gall bladder stone
- Kidney stone
- Any organ rupture
Diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosis is done by taking history and doing a physical investigation of the patient.
Some blood investigations are also helpful. Imaging techniques like CT abdomen, MRI are helpful to exclude out the cause.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR STOMACH PAIN
Medications are given to treat the underlying causes. For eg.
- Drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Antibiotics to treat infection
- Drugs to reduce inflammation
- Targeted treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Surgery is done in conditions like a kidney stone, appendicitis, etc.
Ayurvedic Approach in Stomach pain
In Ayurveda Decreased digestive fire is considered as root cause of all diseases especially disorders related to stomach. Various kind of unhealthy dietary habits leads to vitiation of agni and cause stomach disorders.
According to Ayurveda, various kind of harmful foods, such as fried and junk foods, processed meats, and very cold foods, can create undigested residue that forms toxins, or in Ayurvedic terms “ama.” Ama is the main root cause of disease.
So, to treat the stomach disorders main aim is to balance this digestive fire. When it comes to good eating habits, or eating something following points should kept in mind
Eat only when you feel hungry.
gaps of at least three hours between meals, after the digestion of previous meal
Avoid overeating , excessive heavy or fried food, cold and spicy food.
Treatment in ayurveda for stomach is based on treating the decreased digestive fire . Main treatment that is done in stomach disorders is langhan karma . Langhan karma effective for digestion of ama i.e. the major cause for vitiation of digestive fire.
In addition to this panchakarma procedures and many ayurvedic herbs has been prescribed to treat the ailment.
Ayurvedic herbs in the treatment of stomach pain
Ginger ( saunth)
Ginger is a commonly used natural remedy for an upset stomach and indigestion.
Meditative properties of Ginger is due to chemicals like gingerols and shogaols that help speed up stomach contractions and help in digestion of undigested food so cure various kind of stomach related problems like indigestion, nausea , vomiting etc. Ginger can be used by adding this in daily cooking or herbal tea.
Asafoetida ( Hing )
Hing contains the chemical constituents that possess properties like anti-spasmodic , anti-inflammatory , antibacterial and it is widely used in stomach related health problems like pain, gas ,bloating etc. and also beneficial in cases where there is any kind of infection in stomach.
It can be used in daily cooking , drinking Hing boiled water , massaging Hing paste around umbilicus .
Mint possess compound like menthol which helps in
preventing vomiting and diarrhea
relieving pain by reducing muscle spasm
Mint leaves can be used in Raw as well as in cooked form for consumption.
Cinnamon ( dalchini )
Cinnamon contains constituents like eugenol , cinnamaldehyde that ease digestion and reduce gas and bloating. Antinflammtory properties and soothing effect helps in treating acidity and other problems.
Cloves ( lvang )
Cloves contains eugenol that is helpful in reducing free radicals present in the body and also have anti inflammatory effect.
Cumin( jeerak )
Cumin seeds contain active compounds like terpenes, phenol, flavenoids that are helpful in
- decrease gas and bloating
- reducing intestinal inflammation
Aloe juice helps in treating various stomach disorder as it contains constituents that helps to
- Reduce stomach acid hence prevent acidity
- Encouraging healthy bowel movements
- reducing inflammation
Aloe can be taken in the morning empty stomach by mixing 10-20 ml of aloe juice in water , this will prevent issues like heart burn , acid reflux.
Licorice ( yashtimadhu )
Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin that is effectively helpful to reduce acidity , peptic ulcers ,gastritis and other stomach related problems.
Carom ( ajwain)
Carum is effectively used in stomach related disorders. It is very beneficial in stomach disorders . Daily Use of carom helps in digestion of free radicals ( ama ) so helps in treatment of decrease digestive fire . Beneficial in issues like acidity , gas , bloating etc.
Chandigarh Ayurveda center provides very effective and ayurvedic treatment for stomach pain. Combination of medicines that has been made by Chandigarh ayurveda centre is totally based on the ayurvedic principles that has advised by ayurveda Acharyas. Combination of medicines are:
- Liver Care tablet
- Detox Standard Powder
- Sheet Dhara Syrup
- Panchsakar Churna
- Triphala Guggulu tablet
- Liver Care Syrup
- Digestion support tablet
All these medicines are helpful in treating the stomach pain from root.
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