Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in Ayurveda


What happens when you get hurt in an accident or any other physical trauma? You take medications and rest for a certain period of time and gradually you recover from that trauma. Right? But what if, the pain persists with extreme intensity and becomes chronic. This is something that happens in complex regional pain syndrome which is also known as Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. We are today going to learn more about this in our article and also look for its treatment in Ayurveda.


Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic condition in which there is an intense pain felt over a lower or upper limb which is usually followed by an accident, surgical procedure, or a heart attack. The pain felt by the patient is out of proportion to the injury which occured in the past. Though both sexes are affected with this condition, females are more prone to complex regional pain syndrome. It could be reported at any age which means it also affects the children.


There is no particular known cause for complex regional pain syndrome, but some factors are accounted for this, which are

  1. Injury (Trauma)
  2. Heart attack
  3. Stroke
  4. Surgical procedure
  5. According to the collected statistics, there is a history of smoking in most of the patients of complex regional pain syndrome.

Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Following are the symptoms of the complex regional pain syndrome

  1. Intense pain in one arm or leg
  2. Burning sensation at the location of the pain
  3. Swelling at the site of pain
  4. Type of the pain is of throbbing, stabbing
  5. Limited range of motion of the affected area
  6. Changes in the colour of skin due to inflammation like shiny appearance
  7. Muscle loss of the affected limb (atrophy)
  8. Tenderness, the affected site becomes so sensitive that they can’t stand the touch of themselves or even their clothes
  9. Changes in the hair and nails (nails become brittle)
  10. More or less sweating on the affected limb as compared to normal limb.


A patient presenting with the above mentioned complaints in the opd will be examined physically. The physician then will ask the history of the complaints like onset, duration, aggravating factors etc. Your doctor may also advice you the following tests

  1. Bone scan
  2. Sweat gland function test
  3. MRI

Treatment in Allopathy

The approach of treatment in the allopathy for complex regional pain syndrome is not wide. It is very limited only till prescribing painkillers which might be giving very slight relief, that too for a short duration. In some cases the allopaths use antidepressants and anticonvulsants which have side effects in the long terms.

Ayurvedic point of view in complex regional pain syndrome

In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, every being in this universe is seen as interconnected. The reason for this concept of interconnectedness comes from the fact mentioned in the ancient texts that the body is composed of five elements Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Space. Therefore no being in this universe is composed without these elements. There is a defined combination of these elements which form a dosha. There are three doshas in Ayurveda. Vata dosha (Air+Space), Pitta dosha (Fire+Water) and Kapha dosha (Earth+Water). In a healthy individual these doshas exist in a harmony, say in equilibrium. A disease occurs only when this balance is disturbed and one of these three dosha gets vitiated (corrupted). So, the diagnosis and treatment of any disease in Ayurveda is based on recognising the dosha involved. In complex regional pain syndrome the dosha involved is vata dosha. Therefore the treatment will be based on the aim of pacifying the vata dosha.

Planet Ayurveda is a leading firm which prepares natural herbs using authentic ways and has great results in curing complex regional pain syndrome. All the herbs that are prepared here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colours, yeast, binders and fillers. They are 100 percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with years of experience. It has a worldwide range of distributors and has a great response from various countries when it comes to cure diseases that are considered incurable by allopathic doctors.

Herbal Supplements for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Herbal Supplements for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Products Available at Planet Ayurveda for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Musli Strength
  3. Rumogin-5 Capsules
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Nourish max powder

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

This formulation of Planet Ayurveda is a blessing for the patient of complex regional pain syndrome, as due to excessive pain they are depressed. This will work wonderfully to reduce their stress, nervous breakdown. Nerves which are often affected in this condition, could be managed well with this product as this is a great nerve tonic. It is an excellent remedy to bring the power in the muscles. Ingredients of the Ashwagandha Capsules are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.

2. Musli Strength

It is an inevitable remedy for the individuals who have lost the power to perform well. It increases the stamina and brings back the lost excitement. The sperm count which is low could be handled well with this powerful ayurvedic formulation. Ingredients of the Musli strength capsules are Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and other herbs.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.

3. Rumogin-5 Capsules

This is another formulation for the victims of complex regional pain syndrome with the goodness of sonth, pippali, haridra etc. It is very useful in decreasing the morning stiffness. It lubricates the joints naturally by reducing swelling around them. It also aids the proper digestion thus very helpful in the cases of dyspepsia, indigestion etc. Ingredients of the Rumogin-5 capsules are Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and other herbs.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice or thrice daily with plain water.

4. Yograj Guggul

As we have already discussed that the dosha involved in the causation of complex regional pain syndrome is Vata, therefore this formulation can’t be overlooked. This pacifies Vata dosha in the joints, muscles and nerves. By producing antioxidants, it helps to boost the immune system. A well indicated remedy for the females who are suffering from irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Ingredients of the Yograj guggul tablets are Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vidang (Embelia ribes) and other drugs.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Nourish Max Powder

For those who are looking for a complete natural source to put on a healthy weight, this formulation is a blessing. It will increase strength by boosting the immune system. It is capable of providing proper and complete nourishment to the whole body in a natural way. Ingredients of the Nourish max powder are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and other herbs.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon twice daily with normal water.

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This could be said that with the help of naturally occurring herbs and ancient texts, there is a permanent cure possible for complex regional pain syndrome. The only need is to see which dosha is involved and then selecting the herbs which would bring back the harmony among doshas. One can expect a permanent cure with the help of ayurveda because of its capability to restore the connectedness between the sick and the universe.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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