REVIEW OF CONCEPT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT IN AYURVEDA
In spite of very advanced researches in Science, Pain still remains the major cause of disability affecting the large number of population in the world. An integrated approach towards Pain Management should possibly answer the grief involved in treating this Symptom of varying degrees. Even Ministry of AYUSH, India has stressed upon this alarming topic and professed its theme as “Pain Management through Ayurveda” for Second National Ayurveda Day.
In this article, review of the classical text with special references to pain, and its management through Ayurvedic procedures such as Snehan, Swedan, Agnikarma, Jalaukaavcharan, Vedhankarma, Lepankarma & Bastikarma has been discussed in context to their utility in Pain management. Similarly, The role of Madhur-Amla-Lavan Rasa Aushadhi in Pain management due to Dhatukshayjanya Vataprakopa in view of G-PCR bio-signalling of taste and Pain modulation is also incorporated to explain role of palliative medicines.