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Tight muscles

Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Tight muscles can be a sign of cold, poor circulation, toxicity, or tension.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

One or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated.If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda would generally recommend avoiding foods and lifestyle habits with that quality.

Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingDigestive Effects Help

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Correct Imbalance

Food and lifestyle habite with the following effects may reduce imbalances associated with 'Tight muscles'.
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Stage of Disease: 2 - Affecting Blood

If you have symptoms in this category it means that imbalance is weakening your system but hasn't yet become systemic.

Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Tight muscles

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Tight muscles.

Vata Oil (16 oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
Experience the deep calm encouraged by Vata Massage Oil. Nourishing, grounding, calming herbs are infused into a sweetly warm blend of sesame and sunflower oil.

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Calms the nerves while rebuilding strength and stability. Energy all day long and sound sleep are benefits of ashwagandha.

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam (9.4oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Ayurveda's most popular immune tonic. Tasty and safe for adults and children alike, chayawanprash prevents seasonal colds and flus.

Kapha Oil
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Balancing for Kapha types, this invigorating herbal oil is in a sesame and almond oil base. The Kapha Oil formula is designed to improve circulation, warm cold extremities, and clear stagnant lymph.

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Manjista is the quintessential blood purifier in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. I

Diet for Tight muscles

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in tight muscles.
AlcoholVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravatingNigella (black cumin)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
TurmericVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

Related Symptoms & Habits

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Tight muscles' See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
Conflict makes me restlessMononucleosis (Past)
Gallstones / AttackEasily cold
Post nasal dripForgetful / spacey / distracted
Difficulty concentrating

Comments & Personal Experiences

How does 'tight muscles' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something you'd like to know about 'tight muscles'?

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I do sit around more as I'm caregiving my 86 yr old mother. I'm 66 and my energy, weight gain, toxicity levels have increased since doing my caregiving. My calves feel tight and I don't get any exercise at all. I was diagnosed in the 90's with fibromyalgia but I have not done anything to improve this condition. Therefore, I don't know if it's the fibromyalgia or circulation due to sitting? I'm on no medication whatsoever and prefer it that way. I haven't done a de-tox procedure in many years and don't know where to start?

- SANDRA WOOD, Orange park, FL, 07-12-12 (Reply)

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