Do you find it difficult to unbutton your shirt?

Does it hurt at your neck when you comb your hair?

These may be primary indicators of underlying cervical pathology.

Here are some quick tips to ease your neck pain at home.

1) Practise neck and shoulder rotations regularly. This can be by bending forwards, stretching backwards and by clockwise-anticlockwise rotations. Neck nodding (side wise) are also beneficial.

 2) Posture correction is important especially if you are working in computer for long periods of time.

Take a 10 minutes break every hour so as to retard the pain as well as relax your joint. This will also help you to focus on your work and improve its quality.

3) Adopt proper posture while sleeping or sitting. Change the bedding or seating to meet your comfort.

4)Avoid lifting heavy weights and doing strenuous workouts.

5) Apply warm *sesame* or *ksheerabala* oil on your neck giving a gentle or no pressure massage. Take care that you don’t give a vigorous pressure massage as this can aggravate the pain. Massage in circular motion rubbing vertically from above downwards.

This will help you relieve stiffness and pain. This can be practised on an everyday basis followed by hot water bath.

6) Dietary changes like including milk, ghee and leafy vegetables will help you tame Vata – the culprit of pain according to Ayurveda.

7) Yogasanas which will involve neck movements like bhujangasana, matsyasana, ardha matsyendrasana, setu bandhasana helps you in relieving the pain. Meditation and Pranayam can also add to the benefits.

Now let me tell you what exactly happens in Cervical Spondylosis – A common causative factor for the neck pain.

CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS is a degenerative cascade that happen in your neck region usually because of the age related changes which start developing insidiously.


The causes of cervical spondylosis are all related to the degenerative changes which occur in the intervertebral disc, vertebra and ligaments of the neck.

Intervertebral discs which are cushions between vertebrae begin to dry up and dehydrate as the age passes by leading to friction between the vertebrae thereby irritating the emerging nerves.

There can also be cracks appearing on the external surface of the disc because of bulging and cause herniation of the gel like substance from inside the disc. This may impinge the nerve root arising from spinal column resulting in severe pain.

Vertebral changes may include growth bony spurs as a misguided effort to strengthen the spine inspire of degeneration which may also press spinal nerve roots. Ligamental degeneration makes the neck stiff and painful.


Pain and stiffness of the neck and shoulders are the important signs which are elicited in patients at its early stages. Gradually it can lead to a radiating pain affecting regions to which respective nerves supply. This on a long run can even make it difficult to lift your arms to do your daily chores thereby restricting your movements.

Tingling sensation and numbness of arms are also prime signs indicating CS.

Sometimes neck and shoulder pains are associated with recurrent headaches and fatigue.

Weakness and disability of arms and hands can result from severely compressed nerve roots causing permanent damage to the nerves.

Ayurvedic Management of Cervical spondylosis

Treatment of CS in current mainstream is very limited in conservative as well as surgical aspects and hence not satisfactory.

In Ayurvedic parlance greeva graha (stiffness of neck) manya stamba (stiffness and pain of neck) and viswachi (radiating or referred pain of hands and arms) are the stage wise correlations to CS and all of these are caused due to imbalance in vata and kapha doshas.

 At Shathayu we aim to get back the equilibrium of these bodily humours by a multidimensional approach focusing to uproot the disease rather than providing symptomatic relief.

Treatment of CS at Shathayu

We follow our unique way of customized treatments which is been practised for more than a hundred years after analyzing the your bodily constitution.

External and internal body oleation measures (SNEHANA), Fomentation procedures (SWEDANA), Oil retention techniques (GREEVA BASTI), Medicated enemas (BASTI) and errhines (NASYA) are attuned to your specific needs with a wide variety of herbal and mineral combinations. In early stages the disease can be retarded with custom made treatments.

Don’t be too Sweet! Reverse DIABETES

Diabetes is a kind of disease which depends more on the patient than any other factor in successful  Diabetes management. Keeping your blood sugar levels down to normal in the same range as that of people who do not have diabetes is as good as not having diabetes.

Unfortunately there is no “Absolute cure” concept in the management of diabetes. But it makes sense to live with diabetes without any medication which is essentially equivalent to CURE.

Development of type 2 Diabetes, also known as Non insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus is a gradual process. The body initially becomes unable to produce sufficient insulin and/or the body’s cells become resistant to insulin. So the patient goes from having impaired glucose tolerance (a condition where insulin is reduced but still adequate to convert food into energy) to having diabetes.

As soon as a person is diagnosed with diabetes, he may start some kind of rigorous exercise, lose some weight, cut down his carbohydrates and discover that his glucose levels drop down to normal. But this does not mean he is cured of diabetes or is out of danger from its dreaded complications. If he gains back his weight or scales back on his exercise and diet, his blood glucose shoots up. Also the pathology of reduced insulin production and insulin resistance intensifies over a period of time. This makes room not only for a worsened diabetic profile but for all those serious complications like neuropathy, nephropathy and retinopathy.

Scope of Ayurveda treatments in diabetes management & its complications:

As World Diabetes Day is round the corner approaching let us understand the the scope of Ayurveda treatments in managing them.

Ayurveda approach will be planning required cleansing therapies along with medication to reduce or remove dependency on insulin injections and other medications. Focus would be to bring desired results and lessen diabetic complications with herbal replacements and by establishment of new HEALTHY HABITS in life like exercise/Yoga, diet, timely monitoring of the glucose levels, regular medication and frequent sittings with the doctor to analyze and tackle the problems.

Ayurveda has its mark on managing some of the diabetes complications especially:

A wide range of treatments including Sarvanga takradhara, Shashtika shali pinda sweda, Basti(medicated enema) helps in managing the above said complications.

–        Diabetic Neuropathy

–        Diabetic amyotrophy

–        Diabetic foot

–        Post stroke management

–        Diabetic myonecrosis etc..

There is a saying

“Discipline is a gift that Diabetes gives to use as a tool to fight it”

Thus once diabetes has been diagnosed and the initial treatment started, there is a strong need for a planned routine and regular follow up with the doctor to keep it under control and avoid complication.

Diabetes retreat  program –Treatment Duration: 7 days/ 14 days/ 21 days

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