Revitalize Your Vision with Ayurvedic Eye Treatments

In past decades the number of eye patients has increased, it might be due to over use of computers, mobile, late-night work schedules poor diet habits, and so on. Ayurveda has a detailed description of various diseases related to the eyes. The detailed description of ophthalmology is well explained in Sushruta Samhita and other texts of Ayurveda.

चक्षुः तेजोमऽयं तस्य विशेषात् श्लेष्मणो भयं।

As per Ayurveda text eye is referred to as a dyanendriya means the one who is responsible for receiving information i.e. sensory organ. The eye is the body of the specific organ where it receives or perceives colors. It is predominantly having a majority of Agni mahabhuta. As we know fire and water are specifically having opposite characteristics. The same thing is applicable while dealing with the disease of the eyes, it is mostly affected by the water-dominant Kapha doshas.

Causes of Eye diseases according to ayurvedic text:

The causative factors for eye disease are as follows;

उष्णभितत्पस्य जलप्रवेशाद् दूरेक्षणात स्वप्नविपर्ययाच।

प्रसक्त संरोदन कोपशेक क्लेशाभिघातादतिमैथुनाच्च॥

शुक्तारनालाम्लकुल्थमाषविषे बणा व्देग विनिग्रहाच्च।

स्वेदादथो धूमनिषेवाणच्च छर्देविघाताव्दमनाति योगात्।

बाष्पग्रहात् सुक्षनिरीक्षणाच्च नेत्रे विकारान् जनयन्ति दोषाः॥

सु. ऊ. २६/२७

In the above shloka, the various causative factors are described, and for the understanding, factors are divided into the following categories.

Dietary factors:  Vidahi food (food causing a burning sensation like bhel, panipuri, etc.), high spicy food, alcoholic beverages

Vihaar:  Late night sleeping, long working without taking rest, excessive crying, holding tear urges, excessive fear, excessive anger, working in a dusty atmosphere, looking at tiny objects for too long, sitting or working at high-intensity light, working on a laptop or mobile without adjusting the screen light.

Incoming factors:  Injury, infection, and sudden exposure to high intensity of light.

As a complication:  Diseases like diabetes, and thyroid can cause various eye diseases as a result of complications.

Diseases:

  • Strain on eyes while reading
  • Dryness of eyes
  • Redness of eyes
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Headache while reading
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Corneal Disease

Some easy tips to maintain eye health:

  • Rose water: If you are suffering from burning eyes or redness due to exposure to heavy strain or heat, then rose water can be beneficial for you. Just add some good-quality rose water drops to your eyes. Or dip a cotton pad into rose water and place it on your eye after closing them for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Fresh milk: Un-boiled milk is another quick and effective medicine for dryness & redness of the eyes. Just dip a cotton pad into fresh un-boiled milk and place it on your closed eyes for a few minutes. You feel the difference within some time.
  • Using Sunglasses:  While roaming in withe and or sun or riding a bike always use good-quality sunglasses. This not only helps you protect yourself from UV rays but also covers your eye from heavy wind waves, which is one reason to vitiate a Vaata dosha.
  • Applying Kaajal or Anjan: Applying a good quality of Kaajal made up of ghee is the best remedy to improve eyesight.

*(Applying Kaajal, using rose water and fresh milk dip are not to perform while having contagious eye disease. Before any use please consult your doctor.)*

Exercise for eyes:

  • Movement of eyes in circular motion clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • Movement of eyes from left to right and vice versa.
  • Up and down movement
  • Rubbing your palms on each other until they get warm, and then place them immediately on your eyes to feel the warmth. Repeat at least two to three times.
  • Do Trataka meditation

For better results do the above-mentioned exercise at least five times for good eye health.

Trataka Meditation:

Light up a candle or a diya. (If possible try to light up a ghee diya.) Place it at such a place that it should be in a straight line with your eyes & keep it away from you at a distance of one and a half meters. Sit in a comfortable sitting position on the ground. Start staring at Diya without blinking the eyelids. Continue this process until water comes from your eyes. Then gently rub your palms until they get warm and place on your eyes. This is an ideal way of practicing trataka meditation. Try to carry out this process in a dark room and avoid heavy and powerful light exposure after doing trataka.

Some Ayurvedic and panchakarma remedies:

Common treatment

  • Take Triphala churna (250mg) with an uneven quantity of ghee and honey twice a day.
  • Have a spoonful of Chyavanprasha in the morning empty stomach.

Panchakarma Therapies:

Paadabhyanga: Paad means limbs or legs whereas abhyanga is the application of oil. The procedure of application of oil to the legs especially to the sole or feet is called paadabhyanga. As per Ayurvedic text feet originate two types of naadi which are responsible for the health of both eyes. Doing daily paadabhyanga helps to improve vision and conserve health.

Netra Tarpan: It is a process of pouring melted medicated ghee over eyes held in a vessel made up of black gram flour dough. The word tarpan is referring to calmness. It also means to give strength. The netra tarpan process provides strength to eyes at different levels of the eye structure such as Pakshma Mandal, Shukla Mandal, Krushna Mandal, Tara Mandal, etc.

Raktamokshana: Raktamokshana is a process of letting out blood through various bloodletting procedures. Most of the eye disorders or diseases are due to Rakta and Pitta imbalance. To flush out this vitiated dosha from the body Raktamokshana procedures tend to be more effective. This procedure helps to rebuild and reform microcells in the eye region.

Nasya: Nasya is a procedure of introduction of medicated oil or ghee through the nostrils. This process helps to strengthen the eyes by alleviating the Vata dosha responsible for various eye disorders.

Other panchakarma procedures such as Vamana, Virechana, and Basti also have their benefits in maintaining eye health and eliminating toxins from the body. These three panchakarma procedures are done according to necessity and condition according to the disease.

Pathya & Apathya in eye diseases:

Vegetable like drumsticks, Aamla, jeevanti shaak, and parwal are beneficial while treating diseases of the eyes.

Things to avoid heavy fried, fermented, sour foods, excessive salty food, heavily spicy, alcohol consumption, and smoking are hazardous for those who are suffering from eye diseases.

The above-mentioned medication and panchakarma procedures are for the sake of information. Please consult your doctor before performing it.

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The Ultimate Guide to Panchakarma Treatment: A 3 Step guide to Detoxify Your Body

You all know panchakarma therapies. Let’s revise it again Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya & Raktamokshana are the five karma therapies known as Panchakarma. Its merits, demerits, indications & contraindications will be discussed in another blog. In this blog will see how they are planned in three simple steps to give you maximum benefits.

While preparing a meal or any dish we do pre-cooking, cooking & post-cooking cleaning, the same thing happens with panchakarma therapies, it’s a three-step program designed for every one of the panchakarmas. They are termed as Purva-karma, Pradhana-karma & Paschat-karma.

  • 1) Purva-karma: (Pre-Panchakarma measures or procedures):

It’s a simple two types of procedure executed before panchakarma as a preoperative measure. It has two 1) Snehana, and 2) Swedana; both this procedure is carried out for 3 to 7 days as per one Prakriti, Agni, Bala, health condition, age, etc.

A) Snehana: It is oleation therapy done by using oiling agents like ghee & oil. Based on application or introduction it’s been categorized into internal application (Abhyantar Snehana) & external application (Baahya Snehana).

  • Baahya Snehana: It is a procedure of applying oil externally to the body with gentle pressure in such a manner to get absorbed in the body. It is a type of body massage with herbal ayurvedically prepared oils.
  • Abhyantar Snehana: The introduction of oil or ghee in such an amount, that it gets digested easily with increasing dose of it every day up to getting specific results is known as abhyantar snehana. In simple terms, it is the drinking of ghee.

B) Swedana: Making the body sweet by using various types of hot fomentation is known as swedana. It is done by steaming the body with steam of ayurvedic decoction.

What is the necessity of Snehana & Swedana??

Both the procedures (Both types of Snehana & Swedana) are very helpful in loosening up the toxins from the system. This helps them to bring the toxins into the elementary canal or system from where they can be drained out of the body from the nearest exit easily.

Both types of Snehana & Swedana are prescribed before Vamana, Virechana & Raktamokshana. While before Basti & Nasya required only external Snehana & Swedana are done.

2) Pradhana karma:

This is a day therapy program to expel the toxins from the body through the nearest exits they need. These are;

  • Vamana– toxins from the stomach are expelled through the mouth with the help of emesis.
  • Virechana– toxins from below the stomach are expelled out through the anal opening with purgative medicine
  • Basti– toxins present in the colon are expelled by introducing the enema through the anal opening & then it carries all toxins out with it.
  • Nasya– toxins present at the head and organs attached to it are expelled out from the nostrils.
  •  Raktamokshana– toxins present in the blood are expelled with the help of jalauka (leech) or syringes from the skin & veins.

 

3) Paschat karma or Uttar Karma (Post-operative measures):

After completing any of the main karma from panchakarma postoperative measures are a must. These are simple diet rules designed according to the condition of the body to recover faster without any discomfort.  The diet regulation starts from having just boiled rice water, and then shifts to gruel, after that khichadi then after that to regular roti sabji. This also continues up to 3 to 5 days.

What is the necessity of the Paschat karma??

The paschat karma is adopted to regulate the homeostasis of the body after doing panchakarma. During the first two panchakarma procedures, Agni has to go through various changes that lead to weakening Agni or Agni-Mandya. This diet management helps to restore its ability to normal in a very short time.  This also prevents from getting unnecessary complications after the panchakarma.

Doing the panchakarma in the right way helps to flush out toxins from the body, helps to balance doshas & dhaatus equilibrium, boosts immunity, and builds better health.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic we provide the best panchakarma in an authentic ayurvedic way.

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Monsoon Detox: Revitalize with Basti Panchakarma in Ayurvedic Healing

Panchakarma, a traditional Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation process, has been practiced for centuries in India and beyond. Among its various forms, “Basti” or “Vasti” Panchakarma holds a prominent place in the therapeutic index. This therapeutic procedure involves administering medicated enemas to detoxify the body and restore its balance. Interestingly, the rainy season is considered an ideal time to undergo Basti Panchakarma due to its unique benefits and alignment with nature’s rhythms. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of the Basti procedure in the rainy season, its numerous advantages, and its relevance in modern times.

The Rainy Season and Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, the human body is influenced by the changing seasons. Each season has its qualities, and these qualities can impact our doshas (bio-energies) – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The rainy season is characterized by increased humidity and moisture, which can aggravate Vata dosha in the body. Vata imbalances can lead to various health issues like digestive problems, joint pain, and anxiety. To counter these imbalances, Ayurveda recommends specific therapies and practices, and one of them is Basti Panchakarma.

Basti Panchakarma involves the administration of medicated herbal enemas to cleanse the colon and remove accumulated toxins from the body. It is a deeply therapeutic process that helps balance Vata dosha and promotes overall well-being. The procedure typically lasts for a few days and is performed by trained Ayurvedic practitioners.

Types of Basti Procedure:

  1. Niruha Basti: Basti constitution made of medicine decoction along with some oil and honey emulsification is called niruha basti or kadha basti in layman’s terms.
  2. Anuvasana Basti: Basti constituted only by medicated oil is Anuvasana basti or tail basti.
  3. Matra Basti: Oil Basti introduced in a specific quantity is known as matra basti.

Duration of Basti:

The duration of Basti depends upon the person’s health condition and the necessity of the panchakarma procedure. Generally, it is been advised in the terms 8 days, 15 days, 21 days, or 30 days duration. It’s a physician’s call to choose the duration according to the patient’s health.

Benefits of Basti Panchakarma in the Rainy Season

  1. Detoxification: The rainy season can lead to an accumulation of toxins in the body due to increased humidity and weakened digestive fire. Basti Panchakarma helps eliminate these toxins and purify the system, reducing the risk of various diseases.
  2. Improved Digestion: The increased Vata during the rainy season can lead to digestive issues like bloating, gas, and irregular bowel movements. Basti helps pacify Vata and improves digestion, promoting a healthy gut.
  3. Joint Health: Vata imbalances can manifest as joint pain and stiffness, which are common during the rainy season. Basti therapy provides lubrication to the joints and reduces inflammation, alleviating joint-related problems.
  4. Enhanced Immunity: By removing toxins and balancing the doshas, Basti Panchakarma strengthens the immune system, making the body more resilient to infections and illnesses that are prevalent during the rainy season.
  5. Mental Well-being: The calming and grounding effects of Basti help soothe the nervous system, reducing stress, and anxiety, and promote mental clarity.
  6. Skin Health: Skin problems like acne and rashes can be aggravated during the monsoon. Basti Panchakarma helps purify the blood and detoxify the skin, promoting a clear and healthy complexion.

Relevance in Modern Times

In today’s fast-paced and often stressful world, the importance of traditional healing practices like Basti Panchakarma cannot be overlooked. The constant exposure to pollution, processed foods, and sedentary lifestyles contributes to the accumulation of toxins in our bodies. This toxic burden can lead to chronic health issues and a compromised immune system.

Basti Panchakarma offers a holistic and natural approach to detoxification and rejuvenation. Its benefits extend beyond the physical realm and encompass mental and emotional well-being. In a world where stress and anxiety are prevalent, this ancient therapy provides a much-needed opportunity to reset and reconnect with oneself.

Moreover, Basti Panchakarma is a complete Ayurvedic treatment for diseases.

Conclusion

Basti Panchakarma is a time-tested therapeutic procedure that brings harmony to the body and mind by aligning with the rhythms of nature. Embracing this ancient Ayurvedic practice, especially during the rainy season, can have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being. By detoxifying the body, boosting immunity, and promoting mental clarity, Basti Panchakarma proves its relevance and importance in modern times. So, this monsoon, consider experiencing the healing power of Basti and embark on a journey of wellness and rejuvenation. Remember to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before undergoing any Panchakarma therapy to ensure it suits your individual needs and health conditions.

Ayurvidhi clinic is best for the Basti panchakarma treatment.

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