Abdominal pain-   Insight on causes and cure —-      

Definition:-   Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between

your chest and groin.This is often referred to as

the stomach region or belly.

Alternative name:-

Stomach pain; Pain – abdomen; Belly ache; Abdominal cramps.

Comman causes:– Many different conditions can cause abdominal pain.

Possible causes include:

Excessive gas

Chronic constipation

Lactose intolerance (milk intolerance)

Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

Irritable bowel syndrome

Heartburn or indigestion

Gastroesophageal reflux


Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) with or

without gallstones

Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)

Diverticular disease, including inflammation of small pouches

that form in the

large intestines (diverticulitis)

Bowel obstruction — in addition to pain, this causes nausea, bloating,

vomiting, and inability to pass gas or stool

Food allergy

Food poisoning (salmonella, shigella)


Kidney stones

Urinary tract infections

Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)

Intussusception (telescoping intestines) — while uncommon,

this is a serious

possible cause of pain in an infant who may be drawing his or

knees to the

chest and crying to indicate the pain

Dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm — bleeding into the wall of

the aorta

Parasite infections (Giardia)

Sickle cell crisis

Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (two different types

of inflammatory

bowel disease)

Epiploic appendagitis

When an inflamed organ in the abdomen ruptures or leaks fluid, you not only have

excruciating pain, your abdomen will be very stiff (board-like) and you will

likely have a fever. This occurs when you have peritonitis due to an infection

spreading in the abdominal cavity from the ruptured organ, like the appendix.

This is a medical emergency.

In infants, prolonged unexplained crying (often called “colic”) may

be caused by abdominal pain that may end with the passage of gas or stool. Colic is often worse in the evening. Cuddling and rocking the child may bring some relief.

Abdominal pain that occurs during menstruation may be from menstrual cramps or it may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ. This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and

fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic

inflammatory disease (PID) — infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

Abdominal pain may actually be caused by an organ in the chest, like the lungs (for example, pneumonia) or the heart (like a heart attack). Or, it may stem from a muscle strain in the abdominal muscles.

Cancers of the colon and other gastrointestinal areas are serious but uncommon

causes of abdominal pain.

Other more unusual causes of abdominal pain include a type of emotional upset called somatization disorder, reflected as physical discomfort (including recurrent abdominal pain). Strep throat in children can cause abdominal pain.

Yogic cure:-

[1] Shatkarma                                            {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                             {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Sutra neti                       {Nose wash by string}

{c} Jalaneti                            {Nose wash by water}

{d} Kapalbhati          {Lungs and brain wash by breathing}

{e} Nauli                     {massage to abdominal visceral organs}

{f} Sankha-prakshalana   {Mouth to Anus gut wash}

{g} Baghi                               {Half filled stomach wash}

{h} Jala basti                        {Rectal wash}

[2] Yogasanas                                                {Posture}

{a} Sarvangasana                                  {Shoulder stand}

{b} Vipritkarni mudra                         {Opposite poture}

{c} Halasana                                           {Plough}

{d} Pawan muktasana                         {Wind ridding}

{e} Matsyasana                                      {Fish}

{f} Supta vajrasana                               {Lying adamantine}

{g} Siddhasana                                       {Perfect}

{h} Shavasana                                         {Corpse}

{i} Singhasana                                         {Lion}

{j} Katiasana                                            {Lumber wheel}

{k}Badhya-padmasana                         {Raised lotus}

{l} Gharbhasana                                      {Fotus }

{m}Shirashasana                                    {Head}

{n} Nokasana                                           {Boat}

{o} Vajrasana                                           {Adamantine}

{p} Kagasana                                            {Crow}

{q} Paschimottanasana                         {Posterior  stretch}

{r} Tribandhasana                                  {Triple band}

{s} Dhanurasana                                       {Bow}

[3] Pranayama                  {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhastrika                                      {Bellow pranayama}

{b} Anulome-vilome                        {Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

{c} Surya bhedana                             {Right nostrilar pranayama}

{d} Sheetali                                          {Beak-tongue pranayama}


[4] Bandhas:-                                                              {Bands}

{a} Jalandhar bandha                             {Chin lock}

{b} Uddiyana bandha                            {Abdominal lock}


[5] Mudras:                                                                  {Finger-posture}

{a}Pashini mudra

{b}Aakashi mudra

{c}Vipreetkarni mudra

{d}Tadgadi mudra

[6]   Dhayan                                                                {Meditation}

{7} yogic diet:-

  Foods to be Avoided by abdominal pain patients

  • Avoid large,heavy meals, fried foodsand any item of food that disagrees with you.
  • Avoid foods thatare mechanicallyand chemically iritating, like pickles spices, condiments, strong tea, cof­fee, vinegar,tamarind, raw vegeta­bles, raw fruit, seeds and skin ofvegetables and fruit, cucumber, on­ions, radish tomatoes,dried fruit (like currants, raisings, figs), non-vege­tarian foods,fatty foods,  curried dishes, rich and heavy puddings, hotbuttered toast,  coarse  cereals  , wholemeal bread, cakes containing dried fruit or peals, all heavy Indian sweets, wholemeal biscuits, cream biscuits, crisp bread and rusks.
  • Alcoholic and other aerated drinks.
  • Chewing tobacco in any form.
  • Green leafy vegetables.
  • Marketed chaats, sauces, chutneys etc.
  • Hot food drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, ovetime etc.
  • Hot items like very hot soups and cooked food.
  • Pulses with skin and whole pulses like  moong-sabut  (Green  Gram) channas, lobhia etc.
  • Chillies in any form.

Foods Allowed for ulcer, dyspepsia and acidity patients

All food drinks at room temperature.

Milk and its products like cottage cheese, butter, cream, sweet curd etc.

Fresh bread, cornflakes and rusks properly soaked in milk.

Plain biscuits and plain cakes like sponge cake.

Honey, jellies, sugars etc.

Cereals Refined and well cooked e.g., cornflour, arrowroot, samolina, ground rice, oat flour, porridge, dalia, rice, macroni, spaghetti etc.

Light home made custards, kheers, puddings jellies souffle, Potatoes boiled and baked, green and yellow vegetables, properly cooked and pureed.

Fruit stewed and finely sieved, served as purees, fruit juices strained, sweatened and diluted with water or fruit used in jellies. Ripened fruit without skin and seeds.

Fats and oils in moderate quantities.

All clear soups (without spices) and thin soups at Room temperature.

 Scientific explanation:-

Yoga is believed to reduce pain by helping the brain’s pain center regulate the gate-controlling mechanism located in the spinal cord and the secretion of natural painkillers in the body. Breathing exercises used in yoga can also reduce pain. Because muscles tend to relax when you exhale, lengthening the time of exhalation can help produce relaxation and reduce tension. Awareness of breathing helps to achieve calmer, slower respiration and aid in relaxation and pain management.

Yoga’s inclusion of relaxation techniques and meditation can also help reduce pain. Part of the effectiveness of yoga in reducing pain is due to its focus on self-awareness. This self-awareness can have a protective effect and allow for early preventive action.

Further suggestion:-

  1. Alcoholic Drink,cigar, cigarettes,use of tobacco, coffee,chillies,pepper and mustard must be eliminated from one’s life immediately.
  2. Non-vegetarian diet also should be excluded.
  3. High starchy foodstuffs and such articles as would produce gas like potatoes and whole grams must be eliminated.
  4. Don’ts use purgatives.
  5. The caloric needs should be skillfully programmed.