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Ayurveda's Approach to Pain Management

April 22nd, 2019 with Dr. (Vaidya) Jaya Daptardar, BAMS., MHA RAAP (Ayurveda Doctor)

Ayurveda suggests a different approach to pain relief. It begins by viewing pain as a mind-body experience that’s highly subjective. Pain is approached through a phenomenon called “self-efficacy.” The brain contains many pain-relieving chemicals, and these can be triggered mentally, which is why taking a placebo leads to pain relief in a significant proportion of people. Learn how Ayurveda's food, nutrition, and therapies help in managing pain.


Jaya is an Ayurveda Specialist. For the past 20 years, she has led clients to health and healing by sharing the transformative power of Ayurveda in her seminars and workshops. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Active Ayurveda and Yoga, LLC, she works as the Chief Operating Officer of The Institute of Ayurveda and Lifestyle Management, a substance abuse and mental health practice in Connecticut.