If you’ve ever suffered from abdominal pain, you know that it deteriorates your quality of life. Abdominal pain is a very common health condition faced by almost everyone at some point in life. As per a recent Indian study, this pain causes over 15% of all emergency hospital visits. It can be of various types, among which one of the most common is colic.
Read ahead to understand these conditions in detail and how Vijaya can effectively help alleviate them.
The abdomen is the region between the ribs and the pelvis. It includes organs like the stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, and intestines.Abdominal pain can happen anywhere in this region and has various causes. It can either be a-
- Simple stomach pain,
- Pain due to issues in some other digestive organ,
- Symptom of a serious illness,
- A side effect of surgery, and
- Damage to an organ outside the digestive system.
The pain can be
- Sharp or dull,
- Mild or severe,
- Burning, achy, or cramping, and
- Localized (in a particular region) or generalized (over a large abdominal area).
It can either constantly happen, in intervals, or get worse over time (progressive). Moreover, the pain can either last for a few hours/days (acute) or many weeks/months (chronic).
The common causes of this pain include-
- Digestive issues (indigestion, gas, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies/intolerances, food poisoning, bloating, etc.)
- Bacterial/viral infections or stomach flu
- Excess stress
- Traumatic injuries
- Muscle strain
- Diseases like IBS, IBDs, cancer, hernia, etc.
- Heart and liver issues
It is a sudden sharp intestinal or urinary pain among adults. It can either happen one time or repeatedly over many weeks or months. Furthermore, it can last for a few minutes to five hours, leaving behind a mild residual pain for over a day.
Colic pain occurs in the hollow organs of the digestive system, like the small and large intestines, gallbladder, kidneys, and rectum. It happens either due to partial or complete blockage in these organs or due to muscle contractions happening in them.
Types of Colic Pain
There are three common types of colic pain:
In the digestive system, there are passages called bile ducts. They carry the digestive bile juices from the liver and gallbladder to the pancreas and the intestines. When a person eats a large and fatty meal, more bile juices are needed to break down the food.
But the excess cholesterol in the system causes parts or whole of the juices to harden, causing gallstones. They block the digestive pathways and cause severe abdominal pain, indigestion, and inflammation.
Renal colic happens when kidney stones block the passage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. These stones are usually formed due to digestive issues and incomplete breakdown of minerals in the food, causing them to build up as crystals.
Renal colic pain mostly occurs on the side of the body where the stone is located. Besides that, nausea, vomiting, and painful urination are common symptoms of renal colic.
In intestinal colic, patients face severe pain in the small or large intestine due to a certain blockage that does not let the foods and liquids pass easily. This blockage can be due to
- Scar tissue caused by a previous abdominal/pelvic surgery,
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs),
- Inflammation in the gut, and
- Cancerous tumors.
They lead to severe abdominal pain, bowel movement issues, diarrhea, nausea, appetite loss, and other digestive problems.
Why Choose Vijaya For Colic And Abdominal Pain?
Vijaya has been historically used to help patients excrete their kidney stones and alleviate renal colic. Many patients with kidney stones report that consuming Vijaya helps ease the associated abdominal pain.
A recent American study found that Vijaya effectively relieves pain among patients with renal and kidney diseases. It further reduces the need to consume harmful and addictive opioid painkillers. Besides that, the Ayurvedic cannabis solution is safely tolerated by patients, non-addictive, and without any side effects.
Patients report using Ayurvedic cannabis solutions over conventionally prescribed harmful painkillers to ease the severe pain, nausea, and vomiting caused by their kidney stones.
Another report showed that Vijaya significantly improved renal function, reduced kidney toxicity, and cell death, and decreased abdomen inflammation.
A recent survey in Sydney revealed that over 90% of the patients found significant relief from IBD symptoms after consuming Ayurvedic cannabis solutions. They reported the major benefits being immense relief in abdominal pain, stress, anxiety, cramping, and sleep issues.
They also reported improved quality of life and reduced consumption of traditional prescription medications. The treatment was well-tolerated with minor drowsiness as a side effect.
The Role of ECS
The ECS, or the endocannabinoid system, is made of numerous protein-based cannabinoid receptors. They are spread throughout the body, including the tissues of the digestive organs like the kidneys and intestines.
Thus, the ECS controls the vital digestive processes in the body, including pain and inflammation in the abdominal organs. Vijaya contains hundreds of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. On consumption, they bind to and activate these ECS receptors.
This gives the herb a direct influence over the abdominal organs and their function. And by activating the receptors in the Kidney, Vijaya can interact with and control kidney function, enhance overall kidney health, help excrete small stones, and increase blood flow to the organ.
How Vijaya Works
Among the various ECS cannabinoid receptors, there are two prominent types: CB1 and CB2. The former is highly concentrated in the brain, while the latter is mostly found in the gut and the immune cells.
By activating the CB1 receptors in the brain, Vijaya controls the organ’s pain-processing regions and prevents the transmission of pain signals. This helps in significantly alleviating all kinds of abdominal and colic pains experienced by the patients and relaxes their digestive muscles.
The activated CB1 receptors, because of their high concentration in the brain, further help enhance sleep and alleviate mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and stress, faced by the patients.
Besides that, by activating the CB2 receptors in the gut, the herb enhances the function of the gut’s ECS and helps it regulate overall gut function and homeostasis (balance). The gut can hence better digest the food, break the nutrients down, and efficiently excrete the wastes, thus preventing the chances of kidney stones forming in the future.
Moreover, Vijaya alleviates inflammation and reduces the blockages caused by it in the intestines. It acts on the CB2 receptors of the immune system and prevents it from producing inflammatory chemokine and cytokine cells. It makes the herb effective for alleviating inflammatory bowel disorders (IBDs).
Ayurvedic doctors often prescribe Vijaya in the form of a herbal formulation called Bilwadi churna. The herb is a prominent ingredient in this Ayurvedic cannabis solution. Besides that, Bilwadi churna contains ingredients like Bel, Mochras, Dhanyaka, Saunf, etc.
These have a cooling effect on the gut and help alleviate abdominal and colic pain. To discover more about Vijaya and how it can relieve your colic and abdominal pains, contact Hempstreet and get the best consultation for yourself.