Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Ear pain – Alveda

Ear pain

Ear pain from the point of view of Ayurveda

Human ear is divided into three sections - outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear.

  One of the commonest causes of ear pain is ear infections. An infection of the middle ear behind the eardrum is the most common cause. Ear infections can be caused by viruses or bacteria. These are the most common causes for ear pain :
- Swimmer’s Ear (infection or irritation of skin that lines ear canal) is common cause of ear pain.
- Ear canal injury due to an ear bud or a finger nail is another common cause of pain.
- Earwax blocking the ear canal may also lead to ear pain
- A foreign body or an object in the ear canal similarly can cause blockage and pain.
- Ear pain may also be caused due to pain in another region such as tooth that radiates to the ear.
- Airplane ear ache- due to change in ear pressure

SYMPTOMS OF EAR PAIN - Dull or sharp pain in the ear, Itching inside the ear, Ringing or buzzing sounds, Loss of hearing, Sense of blocked ear

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Ear pain

In Ayurveda, ear diseases are called Karna roga. Depending on the dosha involved in ear pain, they are classified into following 4 types.

  • Vata type characterized by severe pain along with thin discharge, dried ear wax, ringing in ear (tinnitus), and deafness

  • Pitta type shows symptoms as swelling, redness, tearing, burning, and yellow discharge

  • Kapha type characterized by swelling, mild pain, itching, white and slimy discharge, and abnormal hearing

  • Sannipatataja type is when vata, pitta, and kapha imbalance occur together; the discharge is colored according to the predominant dosha

Ear pain is managed by treating the underlying cause.  For example infections of the ear are managed with different Ayurvedic medication , past, oils. Foreign bodies in the ear or wax impaction may be removed .  Mostly used Internal medicine – Shaman chikitsa, Vata dosh chikitsa, Kapha dosh chikitsa.
Ayurvedic treatment depending on the cause of the pain and as directed by your Ayurvedic doctor could be following therapies  :

  •   Karnapoorna –  procedure of the instillation of the drug in the ear.

  • Karna Dhoopan – is  fumigation of the ear through various ayurvedic medicines for ear pain.

  • Pramarjana-   ear cleaning.

  • Shirovirechana and dhawana/ Prakshalana –  Toileting of ear where the removal of ear wax, discharge, and debris is carried out.

Also Panchkarma, Karna Paran, Lepam, Snehan, Swedan, Abhyang.

Ayurvedic formulation treats pain in the ear – Laksmi vilasa-rasa, Bhangra juice mixed, mustard oil, Jatamansi and ashwagandha.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Ear pain

  • Sour foods must be avoided

  • Bananas, watermelons, oranges, papayas and cucumbers must be avoided.

  • Include in your diet onion, ginger and garlic.

  • Turmeric is very good home remedy

  • Chew gum, suck on hard candy, or yawn and swallow during takeoff and landing

  • Do not clean ears with cotton swabs or sharp objects

  • mustard oil can cure your ear pain.

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