Sciatica - View of Ayurveda


Sciatica, also known as sciatica, is a condition in which there is pain, tingling, or weakness along the course of the sciatic nerve, which begins in the lower spine and travels through the buttocks to the lower limbs. This condition is often caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Ayurveda's View of Sciatica

In Ayurveda, sciatica is considered a condition that is often associated with an imbalance of the Vata dosha. Vata controls movement and nerve activity in the body, and its imbalance can lead to the pain, tingling and weakness typical of sciatica.

Ayurvedic Approaches to the Treatment of Sciatica

  • Herbal Therapies: Herbs such as Nirgundi, Guggulu and Ashwagandha are used to relieve pain and inflammation, as well as balance Vata dosha.
  • Massages and Oil Therapies: Ayurvedic massages with warm oils can help release tension in affected areas and improve circulation.
  • Yoga and Physical Exercises: Gentle stretching exercises and yoga asanas can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and strengthen back muscles.
  • Diet and Lifestyle Changes: Following a diet and lifestyle that suit Vata dosha can help relieve sciatica symptoms.

Common Causes of Sciatica

  • Herniated disc: One of the most common causes of sciatica, where a protruding intervertebral disc presses on the sciatic nerve.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal can cause pressure on the nerves.
  • Muscle Strains and Injuries: A strain or injury in the lower back or pelvic area can affect the sciatic nerve.


In Ayurveda, sciatica is seen as a condition that requires a comprehensive approach including herbal therapy, physical exercises, massages and changes in diet and lifestyle. Our products and recommendations are aimed at providing pain relief and supporting the overall health of the musculoskeletal system.

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