There are numerous skin diseases, complaints and general ailments that can be contacted, with conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema and Urticaria probably the most common. They can be caught in a number of different ways, with allergies, over exposure to hot conditions, genetic disorders and mental stress and fatigue being the most common. None are fatal, however swift treatment is advised, as depending on the severity of the attack the spots, blemishes and itches caused by these conditions can be very uncomfortable for the sufferer and the slight disfigurement that occurs to the skin, can make you self-conscious of your appearance.
According to Ayurvedic principles, migraine is a tridosha disorder,Out of the three doshas, Vata and pitta dosha are the prominent factors. Vata controls the nervous system and brain activity and it is the imbalance of this Vata that causes the diseases. Vata imbalance arises due to improper metabolism, poor elimination, mental and physical stress, viewing of TV for long periods, reading with insufficient light, sleeplessness, etc.Out of the three doshas, pittadosha is the most prominent factor. "Pitta" causes dilation of the blood vessels, which causes the onset of a migraine attack.
Many basic Ayurvedic texts have explained skin diseases, which resembles Psoriasis. According these references, Psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha. (Two of the basic energies/humors, which maintains our body equilibrium) Accumulation of low potency poisons (Dooshi vishas), are the basic pathological changes taking place in the system. Irregular food habits, consumption of foodstuffs that cannot be eaten together (Eg: diary products with fish), excessive intake of yogurt, black gram, seafood, sour and salted items etc can activate the pathogenesis. Alcohol and tobacco consumption will act as a catalyst here. Ayurveda do emphasize on the effect of stress in the pathogenesis of Psoriasis.
Lifestyle changes have long been recommended for digestive disorders with the goal of decreasing the inflammation of the digestive tract. Ayurvedic treatments are well suited for these diseases because they center on creating balance with our bodies through nutrition and mental and spiritual tranquility. In Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, metals, massage, and other products and techniques are used with the intent of cleansing the body and restoring balance. This is believed to help treat illness and promote wellness. Ayurvedic practitioners expect patients to be active participants in their treatment, by making the necessary lifestyle changes.
Poor Postures, Prolapsed intervertebral disc or strainedmuscle / ligament, -inflammation of the pelvic joints, chronic constipation- any of these may cause either a sudden or a gradual onset of low back ache resulting in aggravated Vata. Sometimes Low Backache may be associated with sciatica, a typical condition characterized with pain radiating from Low Back to the backside of either one/both the legs. Specific oral medication along with treatments like kativasti, katidhara, local patrapotala sweda, helps to alleviate the agitated Vayu. Administration of medicated enemas for a period of 8,15,30 days also gives good relief. Postural corrections are advised along with mild yogic exercises.
The most common nutritional disorder of modern age, this condition is characterized by excess accumulation of fat in the body. Continuous indulgence in high fat foods, fried items etc., along with sedentary life style results in excessive fat getting blocked in various body channels causing a number of metabolic disturbances such as hypertension, diabetes, irregular digestion etc. Deep dry massages with herbal powders and pastes (Udwarthanam) , Synchronized massage with specific oils (Abhyanga), steam bath etc., mobilize the accumulated fat where as specially designed diet and yoga programs prevent its further accumulation. Appropriate Panchakarma therapies are also administered based on the requirement of the individual.
This is a Metabolic disorder where body fails to utilize the glucose produced at the end of digestion, leading to increased glucose level in the blood serum and urine. The Ayurvedic treatments range from simple oral medications to some purificatory. Panchakarma - procedures such as Vamana, Virechana, Vastietc., based on the severity of the condition. Regular physical exercise, Individually tailored low carbohydrate diet and low stress level in day-to-day life goes a long way in maintaining normal blood glucose level.
According to Ayurveda there are two main causes for depression- (1) Imbalance in the three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, (2) Lack of awareness of one's deeper, inner Self. Most of the depression conditions are of kapha imbalance. Initially the brain's electrochemistry has an erratic overreaction (vata imbalance), which triggers a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism (pitta imbalance). Kapha responds by trying to glue everything down, bringing about heaviness, darkness, and stagnation that the mind-body interprets as the negative message of hopelessness and depression. Sometimes depression is a pitta disorder. Allergies and the breakdown in metabolic processes they lead to can also disturb brain chemistry. This can cause dramatic mood swings, with depression as one of the consequences. Vata imbalance also can cause depression.
The ayurvedic methods of treating depression are gentle, natural, and effective. It offers a more complete understanding of the nature and causes of depression. Ayurveda offers very effective treatment for depression without negative side effects and the real possibility of prevention. It promotes higher levels of psychological health. Ayurvedic methods not only restore the balance in the body, they also progressively raise the overall level of inner contentment.
'Vrushya chikitsa' - one among the 8 clinical branches of Ayurveda- concerns with treatment for various conditions which can lead to infertility. Even though the sperm production or ovulation is normal, there are some conditions where the implantation of the zygote does not take place.
Male infertility: Ayurveda has laid equal importance for treatment of male impotence, low libido, erectile dysfunction and has very effective treatment vajikarana chikitsa for effective family planning and healthy progeny.
Female infertility: Ayurveda has mentioned management of yoni vyapad (various gynecological disorders) and also prasuti tantra (ante-natal, pre-natal, and post natal health care) which explains the various causes, symptoms and management of an female individual. According to Ayurveda, there are 4 main factors responsible for an effective conception-- Ritu (proper ovulation and healthy permeation), Kshethram (pure and favorable uterine atmosphere), Ambu (proper nourishment and blood circulation), Beejam (healthy zygote). Impairment in any one of the above factors can cause infertility.
Punarjani Ayurveda offers a very effective treatment methodology based on the classical texts The treatment comprises of Detoxification , rejuvenation, administration of rasayanas and vajikara dravyas (virilificatory recipes or aphrodisiacs) internally, yoga, pranayama and meditation which not only helps in conception but also in producing healthy offspring.
Ayurveda attach great importance to the various physiological conditions a woman goes through in her life. The care to be bestowed on a woman from the time she attains menarche is mentioned in detail in the ancient scriptures. Various pathological conditions that women often encounter like menstrual disorders, infertility, polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, uterine fibroids as well as health conditions related to pre, peri and post menopausal syndrome, etc. are attended to by specific treatments.
Punarjani Ayurveda offers you the Women’s Care Programme. This carefully planned health package includes specific traditional therapies like Avagaha, Pichu, Kshalana and Sekam apart from Panchakarma. The herbal medicines taken internally and the external therapies combined with the prescribed vegetarian diet and sessions of yoga, meditation and pranayama collectively acts on the body and the mind to maintain normality.
Motherhood is a phase in a woman’s life that has no parallel. The Eve Care Programme offers you pre-natal consultation and post-natal care.
The positive effects of suitable ayurvedic herbal preparations in the conditions mentioned above are tremendous. Punarjani Ayurveda assures women, suffering from ailments that are specific to their gender, better physical and mental health through our Women’s Care programme.
The most attention and care craving period of one’s life is infantile to adolescence. Specific disorders are age related and management of the same is done with specific medicine with preferable dosage. Pediatric ailments like growth and developmental disorders, autism, atensive deficiency hyperactive disorders, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, skin disorders, such other childhood related ailments, along with “Suvarna Prashana”, the monthly regimen of ayurvedic immunization is being dealt by specialist in the subject.