Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition literally meaning “muscle and connective tissue pain”. It’s more a syndrome which includes other symptoms as fatigue (Generalised tiredness), sleep disturbance and joint stiffness. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men in their mid-30s to late-50s. Fibromyalgia is frequently co morbid with stress-related disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and depression.


There is no clear defined cause of fibromyalgia. But the following can be hypothecated as the risk factors-

  • Genetic factor – There is a high aggregation of fibromyalgia in families.
  • Chronic sleep disturbance.
  •  Poor lifestyles as smoking and lack of physical activity.
  • Stress is considered as an important precipitating factor for fibromyalgia.
  • Infections. Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been linked to fibromyalgia.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Fibromyalgia:

Fibromyalgia can be considered as a vāta vyādhi (diseases caused primarily by an imbalance of  Vāta dosha), with Pitta and Kapha involvement. Vāta vyādhi’s are a group of 80 diseases of chronic and unpredictable nature, difficult to cure, involving primarily the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Primarily the pathogenesis originates in the gastrointestinal tract then branches out to the muscle tissues (mamsa dhatu). Rasa, Asthi and Majja Dhatus are also often involved along with Mamsa.


  • Pain and Tenderness – The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache, the pain must occur on both sides of the body. The pain is associated with tenderness commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips called tender trigger points, widespread in deep muscle. The tenderness is worse in the mornings and has been described as flu-like, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing nature.
  • Fatigue – Feels tired always, wake up with tiredness, even having slept for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain / restless legs syndrome/sleep apnea.
  • Lack the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate.
  • Other problems – Many people with fibromyalgia may experience depression, headaches, and pain or cramping in the lower abdomen.

Line of treatment:

  • Balancing the vata, correcting Agni (digestive system and cellular metabolism – Dhatwagni), strengthening the Dhatus.


The treatment modalities include panchakarma, external therapies, internal medications, Activities, Advice of food and life style changes.

  • Panchakarma – Virechana, Basti, Nasya
  • Externally – Abhyanga, Udwarthana, Shiro Dhara, Kashaya Seka, SSPS, Chandana Avagha, Sthanika Basti
  • Internally – Deepana – Carminative
  • Pachana – Digestives
  • Vatanulomana – Balancing vata
  • Rasayana – Rejuvenators


  • Specific Asanas, Panayamas, meditation
  • Physiotherapy, Aqua yoga.


  • Improving on the intake of water preferably warm water and foods which aid easy digestion.
  • Include fresh ginger tea as it a good digestive – carminative.
  • Timely regular wholesome meals in a conducible non-disturbing atmosphere.
  • Lifestyle changes:  specific to the individual’s constitution, nature of work and geographical conditions.


More Treatments

Acne Ayurvedic Treatments


Acne is usually a result of excessive oil secretions that develop on the surface of the skin, due to fluctuating hormone levels a variety of external physiological factors and, in some cases, a certain level of negligence pertaining to a skincare regime.



According to ‘Allergy UK’, research shows that one-in-four people in the United Kingdom suffer from an allergy at some time …



Alzheimers Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease responsible for most cases of loss of memory and cognitive decline in humans. …

Ano-Rectal Disorders

Ayurveda treatment for fistula in ano-rectal disorders Fistula can be regarded as a condition, which results from an abnormal connection …

Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis


Arthritis is a term often used to classify any disorder that affects the body’s joints. Symptoms can generally include pain and stiffness in the joints. Other symptoms can include redness, bodily swelling, a sense of warmth along with a decreased range of motion in the affected joints.

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Definition: A degenerative joint disease due to the lack of lubricating (synovial) fluid in the joints,  leading to the damage …

Arthritis Ayurvedic Treatments

Arthritis – Rheumatoid

Definition: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) / Polyarthritis is an autoimmune, chronic, systemic inflammatory condition that affects various tissues and organs, but …



Ayurveda treatment for Asthma Asthma is a chronic inflammatory reversible lung disease that inflames, produces extra mucus, causes spasms and …



Definition According to Boston Children’s Hospital’, 1-5% of adolescents and 1.1 to 4.2% of females in the United States are …

Cardiovascular Diseases

Definition Cardiovascular disease includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, heart failure, congenital heart …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Definition Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is pervasive, and common amongst doctors, business executives, engineers and airline pilots.Chronic fatigue syndrome is also …

Welcome to IVAC in Mysore, Karnataka, India

Select Your Health Benefits Goal to Continue.
Doctor-Patient Privilege Protects Your Privacy.
We will Never Spam You. – Privacy Policy