Foods Can Fight Your Pains

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Man, born in mom’s labor pain, lives a life of pains. Everyone suffers from some kind of pain from time to time. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system says that pains can be controlled by taking proper foods.

Foods fight against pain

Pain in human life is inseparable. Dictionary defines that pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage in the body. It is pain that makes us withdraw ourselves from potentially damaging situations, protect a damaged body part while it heals, and avoid those situations in future. Pains vary in their quality. Some may experience recurring pains and some constant pains.

Foods do fight against pain

Foods can fight pain. According to Hippocrates, Father of Medicines, food is medicine and all illnesses can be cured by foods applicable to those illnesses. Ancient medicinal system Ayurveda also confirms this. Sandy Guerriere of North Carolina who was crippled with pain and nearly bedridden from her rheumatoid arthritis for more than 11 years claims that she could control her pains for such a long time not due by any drug or medical treatment but only by her diet. Guerriere states that her regimen of diet had been only foods promising to cure chronic pain, from gluten-free food to gin-soaked raisins. Ayurveda assures that by maintaining the three humors vata, pitta and kapha through balanced diet physical pains can be controlled.

Different foods for different kinds of pain

Research studies have revealed that special effects of certain foods and nutrients reduce certain kinds of pain. Each food acts in different way in body parts. For example, rice or peppermint oil can soothe your digestive tract. Ginger and the herb feverfew can prevent migraines or headaches. Sometimes drinking coffee cures your headache. Natural plant oils have proved to reduce arthritis pain. Cranberry juice is shown to fight the pain of bladder infections. Vitamin B6 can even increase your resistance power against pain.

Ayurveda guides to find out which foods have caused your pain and how you can avoid the pains through proper foods. While they build up your immunity they protect you from further side effects and increasing pain. For taking treatment in Ayurveda, you have to take certain foods and avoid certain foods. This is called “Pathya”. For example, it strictly forbids using refined sugar which may affect pain, at least in certain circumstances.

Foods fight in four ways

How do foods fight against pain?

Foods fight against pain in natural way promoting the functions of the body systems. To cite an example, foods that improve blood flow have a great role in reducing pain in angina, back pain, and leg pains. So also foods that relieve inflammation help your joints to cool down and reduce pain. Certain other foods balance hormones and reduce pain during menstrual time, or fibroids or breast pain. Hormone-adjusting foods have shown much relief in cancer pain.

Foods fight in four ways

Foods contain different nutrients which work against pain in four different ways.

1) They serve as analgesia on pain nerves and reduce pain. When the body systems can act freely, pain is much relieved.

2) Foods can reduce damage at the site of injury by building up the body tissues.

3) Foods cool your body's inflammatory response and controls feeling of pain.

4) They even work within the brain to reduce pain sensitivity through supplying the necessary antibodies to fight the pain.

In the process of pain-relief, choosing pain-safe foods is as important as taking the special healing foods in. Ayurveda as well as ancient alternative medicines provide a holistic treatment, by rectifying the disorder of the whole system.

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Ayurveda, Balancing Humors, Blood Flow, Fight Against Pain, Foods, Nutrients, Pain Treatment

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author avatar Srikanth R
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Informative.

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Srikanth.

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author avatar jayababy
4th Aug 2011 (#)

A healthy informative article. Thx for sharing.

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Encouraging comment. Thank you dear Jayababy.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
4th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks a lot for sharing such an informative article sir!

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Aug 2011 (#)

A lot of thanks dear Geeta.

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author avatar barbara bethard
4th Aug 2011 (#)

very interesting! I knew about ginger and feverfew but need more information on the vata,pitta and kapha..very interesting!

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Those three humors are the basis of Ayurveda. Thank you dear Barbara

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Aug 2011 (#)

thank you vpaulose...

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author avatar vpaulose
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you a lot my dear sister Delicia.

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author avatar Retired
7th Aug 2011 (#)

Excellent information in this article. Thanks!

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author avatar vpaulose
7th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you dear brother Mike.

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author avatar Retired
5th Jan 2012 (#)

It is very true that with proper nutrition your body can better fight illness, disease and pain. More people need to understand what their body actually needs - and go back to how we should eat. We'd all feel so much happier, and feel so much better.

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author avatar vpaulose
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Ann for this comment.

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