SCIATICA


SCIATICA


Introduction:

          There is sciatica nerve in the body which is one thick at the top. This nerve begins in the lower part of the back and ends at the heel of the feet by passing down behind the leg. This nerve is called sciatic nerve.  

         When there is swelling and pain in this nerve, it is called sciatic nerve. The patient feels pain in the feet suddenly when this disease occurs. Mostly men and women above 30-50 years become the victim of this disease. The pain of sciatica remains only one leg at one time. This pain proves very troublesome in winter season. Sometimes, the patient suffers from phlegmatic problems too. The patient feels difficulty while walking in this disease. Whole vein contracts when the patient of this disease sits or stands, he feels great difficulty.   

Symptoms of sciatica disease:

         When this disease takes a person in its grip, he feels acute pain in the posterior aspect of the leg. He feels pain in the above portion too. The patient is not able to stretch his leg and does not stand in erect position in the disease. Sometimes, he feels acute pain and sometimes light pain. Sometimes, the patient of this disease suffers from fever too.    

Cause of sciatica:

  • When a person gets injury in his backbone, he becomes the victim of this disease named sciatica. 
  • If heterogeneous liquid gathers near about the sciatica, this nerve presses because of which a person becomes the patient of sciatica. 
  • Arthritis in the lower portion of backbone may be the cause of this disease.
  • Use of imbalanced diet and dietetic errors may be the cause of this disease. 
  • Night vigil may be the cause of this disease.
  • This disease takes a person in its grip if a person keeps on sitting or standing in a same position.
  • Doing work more than capacity of body or excessive copulation may be the cause of this disease.

Treatment of sciatica in naturopathy:

  • The patient should sit by keeping his feet in hot water for half hour. The patient gets relief soon by doing so. Thus, a patient becomes well.
  • Mix 40-45 leaves of neem in one bucket water and then boil this water for the treatment of this disease. Mix a little salt and a little seeds of fenugreek in the boiling water. Filter this water properly. Thereafter, pour water in the bucket again to make it lukewarm. Keep both feet in this lukewarm water and cover whole body with a blanket. The patient should remain for at least 15 minutes in the same condition. Thereafter, mop the feet with towel. Thus, the disease named sciatica disappears by doing this treatment for one week.
  • Boil 250 grams leaves of parichaj in one liter water properly until 700 ml water remains. Filter this water and mix one gram saffron after grinding. Fill this water into a bottle after cooling. Drink 50 ml this water in the morning and 50 ml in the evening for 30 days regularly. Prepare this water again if the water ends.
  • Pestle 100 grams seeds of negad properly. Thereafter, separate into ten parts and prepare packets. After that, prepare halwa with ghee, shuji or flour. Take as much halwa as much a person can eat. Mix one packet of neged in the halwa. Eat halwa and wash mouth. The patient should not drink water. A patient of this disease named sciatica becomes well by the use of this medicine for at least 10 days.
  • Prepare powder by grinding Indian gooseberry, seeds of fenugreek, black salt each 20 grams, 10 grams caraway and five grams salt properly.
  • A patient gets rid of this disease within some days by eating two flakes of garlic and a little ginger regularly.
  • The patient gets lots of relief by eating 5 leaves of basil in the morning regularly.
  • The patient should give up rage and anxiety completely during the treatment.
  • The patient should massage his legs with mustard oil from down to up. The patient gets well within some days by doing so.   
  • Toast five black peppers on the grid and take with butter in the morning on empty stomach. The patient gets rid of this disease by doing this treatment for some days regularly.
  • The disease named sciatica disappears soon by the use of such things as bitter gourd, pumpkin, tinda, spinach, quarter goosefoot and green fenugreek.
  • The patient should eat papaya and grapes on large scale in this disease. He gets rid of this disease soon by this treatment.
  • A patient gets rid of this disease by eating currants, walnut, fig, raisins and other dry fruits.
  • The patient should drink the juice of fruits thrice a day. Besides it, mix honey in Indian gooseberry properly and drink. The patient gets rid of this disease by this treatment. 
  • The patient should cleanse his stomach by using enema for the treatment of this disease. Thereafter, mudpack should be applied on the feet. After that, the patient should take hip-bath (Kati-Snan) and then cold sitz bath (Mehen-Snan). Thereafter, foment feet for sometime and then feet should be washed with hot water. The disease named sciatica gets rid of this disease by doing treatment in this way.
  • A person who has been suffering from sciatica becomes well by taking sunbath followed by feet massage with oil. After sometime, the patient should take backbone bath and wrap wet coverlet all over the body.
  • Massage with oil of red colored bottle that has been kept in sunlight and drink water of orange colored bottle that has been kept for some days regularly. 
  • Grind the leaves of basil and mix in water. The patient gets rid of this disease by taking this medicine regularly.
  • Prepare decoction by boiling the leaves of harsingar in water and drink on empty stomach in the morning to get rid of this disease.
  • The disease named sciatica is cured within some days by beating feet with hands like clapping for two minutes.
  • The patient should do some exercises and yoga asana. A patient becomes well by doing these exercise and yoga asana for some days regularly.

Such exercises and yoga asana are as:

  • The patient should lie on his back for the treatment of this disease. He should raise his feet upwardly without folding. Do this exercise for at least 20 times. The disease named sciatica is cured by doing this exercise for some days regularly.
  • The patient should press his naval with knees by folding both legs. Do this process many times. The patient gets lots of relief by doing so for some days regularly.
  • The patient should lie on his back and move both legs repeatedly like cycling by folding both legs. Doing this exercise in the morning proves very beneficial in the disease named sciatica.
  • There are some Asanas for the treatment of this disease. A patient become well by doing such Asanas for some days regularly. Such Asanas are as Uttanpada-Asana, Nauka-Asana, Shava-Asana, Vajara-Asana, Bhujanga-Asana, etc.

The patient should follow some rules of abstinence during treatment. Some rules of abstinence have been given below.

  • Sourness, sweet, pickle, rajma, choole, curd and oil should not be taken in meal by the patient of this disease.
  • He should not eat fried foodstuffs.
  • The patient should not use pulses in his meal. If the patient wants to eat pulses, give pulse with bark in a little quantity to eat.
  • The patient should not eat cold foodstuffs in this disease.
  • The patient should sleep either on earth or on the cot of wood planks. He should take rest as much as he can take.

Precautions:

          The disease named sciatica is cured soon by doing the treatment according to naturopathy but the adoption of some abstinence of some things is very essential. In this way, a patient gets rid of this disease completely.