Enjoy free shipping on orders over $75, use code "ayurveda2021" (domestic only)

5 Natural Solutions for Joint Pain

middle aged woman suffering from knee pain

October 30, 2019

Joint pain can be miserable, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks and even get out of bed in the morning. During winter joint pain can start to flare up—especially for people who struggle with arthritis.

Thankfully, there are soothing activities and natural joint support supplements that can help ease the pain and stiffness of arthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions.

You don’t have to suffer through another cold season with joint pain. Here are some tips for alleviating pain and improving your bone and joint health—naturally.

1. Change Your Diet

The ayurvedic diet can help soothe joint pain and reduce inflammation. In ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a main dosha, or life energy. The three doshas are vata (air/space), pitta (fire/water), kapha (water/earth).

When you eat according to your dosha, you can help balance your system and reduce inflammation and pain. Here’s a snapshot of some foods that are appropriate for each dosha:

Vata (air/space)

Pitta (fire/water)

Kapha (water/earth)


Hot peppers





Hot cereals



Raw nuts


Basmati rice

Ripe fruits

Egg whites

Warm skim milk


Even if you can’t always eat according to your dosha, try to eat foods that are warm and easy to digest. Avoid raw foods that are hard on the digestive system.

2. Get Physical

You might think exercise is off limits if you have joint problems, but it’s how you move your body that really matters. Gentle yoga is one of the best forms of ayurvedic exercise for people with joint problems.

The fluid movements and gentle stretching involved in yoga can help reduce inflammation and provide a sense of tranquility. It can also help reduce physical pain, boost your energy, and reduce stress levels. 

3. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body. If you struggle with arthritis or joint pain, not getting enough sleep can make the pain even worse. Yet, it can be hard to get enough sleep if you’re suffering with joint pain.

There are some things you can do to improve your overall sleep routine and to help you get a more restful night, including:

  • Going to sleep at the same time each night
  • Going to bed early and getting up early
  • Taking a warm bath before bed
  • Practicing meditation before bed to calm the body and mind
  • Avoiding naps during the day

Spa with towels and candle

4. Applying Heat and Cold

Applying heat and cold to painful, sore joints can help relieve symptoms. Try using a cold compress to reduce inflammation, especially before bed. Use a hot compress to reduce stiffness on waking in the morning. The warm temperatures and moist air of a sauna may also help.

5. Supplements for Healthy Joints and Muscles

Certain herbal supplements, including willow bark, turmeric, and ginger, have anti-inflammatory properties—and less inflammation means less pain and stiffness. Taking daily herbal supplements known to support joint health is a good part of an overall joint health strategy.

Athreya Herbs offers a collection of high-quality herbal products. Our Healthy Joints supplement is formulated with ethically sourced, quality ingredients, including turmeric, galangal, and Himalayan cedar to support joint health.

Also in News

Ayurvedic Herbs to Tackle Sleep Problems
Ayurvedic Herbs to Tackle Sleep Problems

February 02, 2021

Most people are familiar with this adage. However, we hardly ponder over the wisdom behind it. It signifies the importance of a healthy sleeping routine. Unfortunately, due to sleep disorders, work schedules, and the fast-paced lifestyle of the 21st century, sleep does not come easily to everyone.

Research suggests that around “50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes are affected by sleep-related problems”. A big part of this population relies on prescription sleeping aids. The problem is that prescription sleeping drugs can cause side effects ranging from minor to extreme.

Continue Reading

Compassion, Touch, and Ayurveda—Three Mantras to Achieve Good Sleep
Compassion, Touch, and Ayurveda—Three Mantras to Achieve Good Sleep

December 19, 2020

Sleep is an essential body function that recharges the mind and rejuvenates the body. Good quality sleep leaves us refreshed and keeps us alert in the morning. The brain cannot function properly without proper sleep, which is why sleep disorders can impair the ability to think, concentrate, and process information.

Moreover, adequate sleep is fundamental to a healthy body as it staves off diseases. For all these reasons and many more, it is essential to make sure you get sound and adequate sleep every night. Unfortunately, a large population suffers from a chronic lack of sleep and other sleep disorders.

Continue Reading

Mindful Self-Analysis: What Wearing a Mask Tells You About Your Health?
Mindful Self-Analysis: What Wearing a Mask Tells You About Your Health?

December 04, 2020

Everyone would agree that life is not the same as it used to be before the COVID-19 outbreak. From the way we dress to the way we communicate and even commute, the pandemic has touched and influenced every aspect of life, and one of the most evident changes is the prevalence of face masks.

While previously masks were mainly reserved for medical personnel, they have become a part of our daily attire today. It is now not only customary but mandatory to wear a mask in most public places. But did you know that apart from preventing the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask can also help you get a good idea about your general health and hygiene?

Continue Reading


Welcome to Athreya Professional Solutions!

Thank you for registering with Athreya. Next step, we will verify your document(s) and will inform you via email for next steps and verification process.