Ayurvedic Treatment for Frozen Shoulder (Snehana, Swedana, Basti & Nasya)

Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years.

Shoulder is made up of three bones that form a ball-and-socket joint. They are your upper arm (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle). There’s also tissue surrounding your shoulder joint that holds everything together. This is called the shoulder capsule.

With frozen shoulder, the capsule becomes so thick and tight that it’s hard to move. Bands of scar tissue form and there’s less of a liquid called synovial fluid to keep the joint lubricated. These things limit motion even more.

According to ayurveda, frozen shoulder is described as Apabahuka and it most commonly affects the amsasandhi (shoulder joint). Ayurveda categorizes it as a vatapradhanavyadhi (Disease due to high involvement of vata) that causes pain in the shoulder and severely restricts movements.

Ayurvedic treatment for frozen shoulder involves the pacification of the aggravated vata and restoring its normal functions.

Disclaimer: All the Ayurveda treatments will be customized by Physician only after detailed consultation. Image used is only for understanding purpose and doesn’t represent the actual treatment.