Health Treatments play a vital role in Ayurveda. It has highly effective Panchakarma treatments for chronic diseases and helps to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit and Rasayana Treatments to boost the immune system. When health problems are not valued at the right time, they progress into chronic diseases.
Ayurveda may not give relief in a week or two, it may take some time as it has to go down to the root cause and make the body to regenerate and correct the disorder. To get full benefit of Ayurveda treatments, one has to follow the diet advised by an Ayurveda doctor
Allergies start troubling when flowers start blooming each spring every year. Millions of people all over the world start fighting their allergies with symptoms of nasal congestion, watery eyes, itching etc. Such allergies are more common in countries where the surroundings are sterile, use of antibiotics are more prevalent, use of food treated with chemicals or preservatives is a mode of life which causes improper digestion and heavy accumulation of toxins and polluted air. People in such countries absorb more toxins, excess wastes, and impurities in their body than people in other countries. Other causes of Allergies are poor digestion, accumulation of mental stress, imbalance of nervous system and its deterioration.
When the temperature goes up, the toxins already absorbed by the body clog the blood channels. These blocks the nutrients to get the cells, thereby the immune systems become weak to resist allergens spread by flowers, carpets, dogs, cats, insects etc. Even some particular food or fruit can cause allergy for some people.
Ayurveda knows it is the toxins in the body and the weak nervous system that causes allergies. Ayurveda teachings how one can avoid toxins or how to get rid of these toxins and strengthen the total nervous systems. Read further how Ayurveda manages Allergies.
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment using specific chemical agents or drugs to destroy malignant cells and tissues. This treatment, however, has serious drawbacks including side effects. The side effects of chemotherapy range from nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weight, loss of hair, inflammation of the gut lining and reduced number of red and white blood cells.
The reasons for the above side effects are as follows:
* While chemotherapy kills or arrests the growth of cancer cells by targeting specific parts of the cell growth, it also destroys normal healthy cells that share these pathways; theby the health and immunity of the body become weak.
Diabetes is a wide spread chronic disease of which 80-90% are Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Beta Cells of the Pancreas Glands is responsible for Insulin which is essential for proper utilization of carbohydrates. If insulin is absent, the carbohydrates is not utilized and these appear in the blood in the form of Glucose. Main problem with Diabetes is that it is very difficult to diagnose in the early stages. The main symptoms are: excessive urinary formation & frequent urination, burning of palms and soles, increased hunger, excessive thirst, sweet taste to mouth, weight loss, blurry vision, wounds that take time to heal, skin Infections, unexplained extreme fatigue etc. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Impotence etc.
Drugs, Insulin injections and all other Medicines available for diabetes can only control the level of sugar in blood stream and may not be effective at all times. And also it should be consumed through your life time.
Gastrointestinal disorders specific to those diseases that affect the gastro intestinal tract. Their symptoms are manifest in the form of constipation, upset stomach, heartburn, nausea and even the fatal colorectal cancer. Multiple factors such as stress, fatigue, food habits, smoking, unhealthy life styles and alcohol abuse create an imbalance in the functioning of the doshas. Ayurveda provides corrective steps for remedying these disorders and to bring the doshas back to their normal self.
A women's body is wonderfully complex and delicate. It consist of both external and internal genital organs. Increasingly, women – young and old alike – are facing innumerable problems such as menstrual irregularities, discomfort during menstruation, excess and heavy bleeding, absence of menstruation, white disscharge, infection, infertility, cysts, fibroids etc. A phenomenally high rate of women under hysterectomies today. But what is generally not known is that for all these problems Ayurveda offers effective treatment.
Diseases of women arise as a result of improper food and regimen.This results in the dearrangment of three doshas -Vata, Pitta and kapha along with the blood, located in the reproductive organ, giving rise to numerous diseases. Depending upon the combination of the doshas involved, the diseases exhibit characteristic symptoms.
Infertility: Men / Women
Infertility is the incapacity of the woman to conceive even after one year of regular sexual union without the use of contraceptives or to retain the fetus till child birth. This inability may be a result of impotence on the part of the male partner or it could be that of the female.
Male Infertility can be caused by Erectile dysfunction and sperm defects such as low volume, low motility, irregular shape, erectile dysfunction and obstruction such as varicocels and prostatitis.The term "erectile dysfunction" means the inability to achieveection. Even when a man has a strong desire to perform sexual act he can not perform sexual act because of absence of section of his penis.
Liver, Gall Bladder
Liver is one of the most vital organs in the human metabolism and is also the largest grand organ in the human body. The entire supply of blood passes through the liver several times a day. It converts sugar in to glycogen as also it detoxifies the human body of poisonous wastes. This vital organ, however, is afflicted with several diseases. Ayurveda offers cure for every form of liver disease and has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of all liver related diseases.
Some form of pain affecting the bones, joints or the muscles is a regular feature among a vast majority of the elderly population. Although this is not necessarily an age specific disease, the incidence of this disease is more pronounced among the elderly generation. Ayurveda considers these problems to be a result of improper functioning of the tridoshas. These imbalances in turn give rise to various diseases that affect the bones, joints and the muscles. Ayurveda system of medicine provides treatments and remedies to restore the tri-doshas through the use of proper herbal medicines and dietary precautions.
Disorders that affect the nervous system are generally termed neurological disorders. Physical injuries to the brain, spinal cord or nerves are known to be the main cause of neurological disorders. These can also be caused due to biochemical causes. Ayurveda covers a lot of ground as far as neurological diseases are concerned and offers proven and effective remedies in the treatment of neurological diseases.
Obesity is characterized by excess accumulation of fat in the body and is the most common nutritional disorder of modern age. Intake of excessive calories, lack of mental & physical exercise, disturbance of thyroid or pituitary glands, excessive and regular consumption of alcohol is the main causes of Obesity. The obese have shorter life, difficulty in movement and sexual intercourse, tiredness, body odor, copious sweating, huge hunger and severe thirst. Over weight persons are prone to chronic diseases such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, infertility, arthritis, cancer and many other metabolic-disorders
Ophthalmology (Eye Disorders)
Eye disorders are well documented in the various Ayurveda texts written thousands of years ago. Eye disorders also find a passing mention in the Shalakyatantra that deals with all disorders relating to the eye, ear, nose, throat and diseases of the head and neck. However, in the well known ayurveda treatise called Shusurta Samhita the anatomy and physiology of the eye and all eye disorders have been eliminated in detail. It has stated that the shape of the eyes is oblong and not a perfect round. It has enclosed, mentioned that the thickness of the eyeball is similar to the thickness of one's own thumb. Shusruta samhita has also noted that the eye has different layers, various junctions, the pupil, lense, eyelids, eye lashes etc. Shushruta samhita also remarks about the clinical application of this anatomical background in the chapters dealing with the classification of the eye disorders.
Respiratory disorders, also called lung diseases, are disorders that affect the human respiratory system. It affects almost every human being at some time in their lives. Asthma, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Lung Cancer, etc are some of the major respiratory diseases. Ayurveda classifies respiratory diseases in to two main categories; Kasa (cough) and Swasa (difficulty in breathing). Respiratory diseases in Ayurveda are considered to be a result of the vitiated doshas. Ayurvedic treatments are aimed at rectifying the vitiated doshas and to bring the doshas back to normalcy.
Skin is a sense organ. The senses of touch, pain, temperature, pressure are felt by it. The seven layers of skin get their nutrition from Muscle tissue. Skin mirrors the qualities of the blood and body's plasma tissue of a person. Here is said 'glowing' skin is the result of good quality blood and and plasma. No external skin care treatment and facial massage or application of make-up through dexterity of a skilled beautician can hide the shallow look if the skin is unhealthy. A healthy skin need no makeup.