Unlock Clear Skin: Ayurvedic Secrets for Treating Acne Pimples

The face is the most important part of our body. It is not because of only cosmetics purpose but also because it reflects your inner health and confidence. Thus patients suffering from acne or other skin problems related face could experience in loss of confidence and other psychological disturbances. Acne is one of them which affects most or every other person somewhere in their life.

Acne commonly known as pimples is very common during adolescence.  But due to some unhealthy lifestyles acne is seen in middle-aged or adults too as a sign of skin disorder. The common treatment in allopathic is some antibiotics and local ointment etc. While treating acne with Ayurveda has a holistic approach. In this blog, we will see Ayurvedic medication, panchakarma treatment & some diet recommendations for acne treatment with Ayurveda.

Introduction & general review:

Acne is commonly seen occurring during puberty as a sign of hormonal changes in the body. Then it gradually subsides without much effort. But sometimes it does not subside that easily, it has to take the help of some medication.

In some people, acne does not easily with a period. This is due to some skin problems which are mostly not related to adolescent acne. In mid-age, this is mostly due to some skin issues along with some hormonal changes and some psychological disturbance.

Ayurvedic view for acne:

Face is a reflection of inner health many diseases are diagnosed by just observing it. As per Ayurveda face is the seat of Rasa Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu, Mansa Dhatu & Shukra Dhatu also. And acne is caused by vitiation of doshas in this dhatu. The most common doshas responsible for acne are kapha and vaata doshas. These accumulate in the above-mentioned dhatu to create acne.

Causes of acne:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Gut disturbance
  • Poor digestion
  • Prolonged acidity
  • Improper sleep
  • Junk food
  • Lack of proper skincare

Diagnosis for acne in ayurveda:

  • Yuvan-pedika
  • Mukha Dushika
  • Kshudra Kustha
  • Rakta Dushti

Above mentioned are some of the diagnoses for acne or pimples in Ayurveda. These all come under the umbrella term named Kushtha a skin disorder.

Ayurvedic  treatment for acne & pimples:

Ayurveda has a holistic approach to treating every disease same as it is with acne. While treating acne with Ayurveda it is most important to focus on all aspects of treatment which are Ayurvedic medication, the use of panchakarma procedure at the right time as well as correcting lifestyle.

So the treatment for treating acne with Ayurveda consists of Ayurvedic medicine, local application or lepa (face mask), panchakarma procedures, and an Ayurvedic healthy diet. So let’s look deep into it.

Ayurvedic medicine for acne or pimples:

  1. Laghu Manjishthadi Kadha approximately 10 ml with an equal amount of water after the meal
  2. Syrup Saafi (Hamdard Co.) 10 ml twice a day
  3. Sarivadi Vati 250 mg twice a day
  4. Triphala churna ( dose according to your gut health) at night with warm water

External application for acne:

  1. Home-made lepa: turmeric powder+ Neen leaves powder+ Rose petals powder + Multani mitti Half a spoon of each ingredient mixed with rose water once a day.
  2. Rajni lepa
  3. Raktachandanadi Lepa

Above mentioned are some lepa or face that can be used while treating acne & pimples.

Panchakarma treatment for acne and pimple:

Vamana helps to clear the toxins from the upper gastric tract i.e. stomach, liver, etc. It helps to promote for creation of Rasa dhatu and removes excessive kapha from the digestive tract. The kapha doshas accumulated in this area are one reason for creating acne-prone skin.

Virechana the purgation treatment in Ayurveda removes the toxins from the lower gastric tract i.e. intestine, rectum, spleen, etc. It helps to expel pitta dosha from the body which is responsible for pimples too. It also helps to purify the Rakta dhatu (purifies blood). The impure or vitiated blood causes acne.

Raktamokshana is a bloodletting and purifying treatment of panchakarma. For this, a leech a worm-type creature is used to suck the impure blood from the skin. The leech or jalauka helps to expel the impure blood from the system and allows it to replace it with pure blood.

Ayurvedic Diet recommendation for acne patients:

To promote clear acne-free skin one should consume fresh vegetables and fruits regularly. One should have a proper wholesome meal with all the natural organic food. The meal should be consumed as per once Prakriti, Agni, and age. It should also contain a good amount of ghee to balance the three doshas.

For more details please read our series on simple Ayurvedic diets parts 1 to 4.

The link is given below:

  1. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-1/
  2. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-2/
  3. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-3/
  4. https://www.ayurvidhiclinic.com/a-simple-ayurvedic-diet-plan-for-every-person-to-be-healthy-part-4/

Things to avoid while suffering from acne & pimples are fermented and deep-fried food, extremely sour food, stale and dry food, etc.

 

Conclusion:

Treating acne or pimples with Ayurveda has very good results due to its holistic approach. The ayurvedic remedies along with panchakarma and a good ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modification as per the ayurvedic regimen will help you in restoring skin health naturally from inside.

At Ayurvidhi clinic we have successfully cured acne & pimples with pure ayurvedic and panchakarma treatment.

Address: Dr. Bathe’s Ayurvidhi Clinic – Ayurveda & Panchakarma clinic. Office no. 309, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047

 

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Say goodbye to Hair-fall with Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Treatment

Hair fall is a common health problem for everyone in today’s era. Are you also one of them? And looking for an effective natural way to pause, restore & regrow your hair? Ayurveda has a traditional age-old and effective solution to your hair fall problem. In this blog, we will see the causes, ayurvedic and panchakarma treatments for hair fall.

Concept of hair fall or hair loss:

As per studies on average a healthy person shreds near about 100 hair strands (more or less). This also gets replaced by a new follicle in a certain period. But if the falling or losing the hair is more and regeneration or recovery is less then it is a matter of worry.  Hair fall occurs due to some nutritional deficiency or any other health problem.

Ayurvedic concept for hair loss:

Ayurveda has described its theory for every disease same with hair loss. Ayurveda theory revolves around Vaata, Pitta & Kapha. Due vitiation of the doshas mostly pitta it causes dilation of the hair follicle which causes the easy plucking of hair from its root. Whereas kapha and vaata mix up together and close the follicle which restricts the growth of hair.

Ayurvedic causes for hair loss:

  • Late night awakening
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Digestive problems: such as acidity, I.B.S., etc.
  • Consuming of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Pitta imbalance factors: Spicy food, Junk food
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Previous history of fever, typhoid, or other chronic diseases

Other causes for hair loss:

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Low heamoglobin
  • Hormonal Imbalance

Types of hair loss:

  • Alopecia totalis
  • Traction Alopecia
  • Alopecia arearta
  • Post-partum hair loss

Ayurvedic Diagnosis for Hair-fall:

Following are some commonly done diagnosis for hair fall in Ayurvedic text

  • Khalitya
  • Rakta Krumi
  • Asthi-Kshaya
  • Pandu

Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss or hair fall:

Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss consists of a unique holistic approach towards correcting lifestyle, diet monitoring, and changes. It also emphasizes some herbal remedies to stop hair loss and panchakarma treatment for boosting hair growth and eliminating toxins from the body.

 

Ayurvedic remedies for hair loss:

Following are some medications can be used while treating hair fall.

  1. Half a spoon of Chyavanprasha in the morning on an empty stomach
  2. Half a spoon of Aamla powder with honey in the morning empty stomach
  3. Brahmi Churna 250 mg with honey or warm water to reduce hair falls due to stress, tension & anxiety.
  4. Asthi-poshak vati 250 mg twice a day can help to promote your hair growth.
  5. Narasimha-Rasayana half spoon in the morning on an empty stomach

 

Oil recommended for restoration of hair and promote hair growth:

  1. Vaata Jatadi Tailam
  2. Mahabrungaraaj Tailam
  3. Sukuntalaam Oil by Ayurvidhi Clinic
  4. Japa-kusumadi Tailam

Above mentioned are the few ayurvedic medicated hair oil to promote hair growth.  These all are rich all essential ayurvedic herbs that will help with hair problems. All the above tailam when used along with the proper ayurvedic treatment and diet shows a good improvement.

Our Sukuntalam Hair Oil by Ayurvidhi Clinic is specially made with Aamla, Cow milk, Brahmi, Jatamansi, etc., and processed by Kshirpaaka Vidhi as per ayurvedic text.

 

Panchakarma Treatment for Hair Loss:

Panchakarma is a detoxification therapy in Ayurvedic treatment. It is useful in expelling out the toxins accumulated in the system by using various therapeutic procedures. In hair loss, these techniques are very useful to restore hair fall and promote hair growth.

Vamana helps to remove the toxins from the upper digestive tract which helps for better absorption of minerals and medicine for hair growth.

Basti is one of the best treatments for hair loss. The introduction of basti is into the rectum a site for vaata dosha. This helps to pacify the vaata dosha and promote bone health which ultimately helps in restoring the balance of hair structure and health.

Nasya is a nutritive treatment that directly acts on the hair root and matrix.  The medicine is generally in the form of drops introduced through the nostrils.

Rakta-mokshana is bloodletting procedures.  The impure blood in the scalp region is the reason for to development of various scalp-related diseases like dandruff, boils, etc. which ultimately results in hair fall. Expelling out the impure blood can help stop hair fall.

Shirodhara continues dropping oil on the forehead. It helps to calm the mind and reduces stress and also helps to restore hormonal imbalance which is one cause of hair fall. It also helps to nourish the scalp and hair.

Ayurvedic diet for healthy hair growth:

To promote hair growth one should have a complete wholesome food to get optimum nutrition for hair growth. It should consist of all types of green vegetables, fruits, pulses, and nuts. Ghee should be included in the meal. As ghee is an abundant source of Vitamin B, D, E & K it helps the minor elements of the body which promotes hair growth.

Coconut, sesame seeds, dates; walnuts are some superfood that boosts hair growth, and try to add them to your diet accordingly.

Things to avoid while suffering from hair loss are fermented and deep-fried food, extremely sour food, stale and dry food, etc.

Yoga and pranayama to avoid hair fall:

One should avoid stress to prevent hair loss. For that regular moderate exercise along with some pranayama like Anulom-vilom, Bhrahmari, Sitali &Sitkari are advised to do regular basis.

Yoga such as Chandra-namaskar, Parvatasana, Adhomukha- Shwanasana, and Vrukshasana, are advised for good hair growth.

 

Conclusion:

Treating hair fall or hair loss with Ayurveda has very good results due to its holistic approach. The ayurvedic remedies along with panchakarma and a good ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modification as per the ayurvedic regimen will help you in restoring hair loss & health.

At Ayurvidhi clinic we have successfully stopped hair loss of various patients and helped them to restore their hair health with pure ayurvedic & panchakarma treatment.

Address: Dr. Bathe’s Ayurvidhi Clinic – Ayurveda & Panchakarma clinic. Office no. 309, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047

 

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Balancing acidity with ayurvedic secrets & panchakarma techniques

Acidity is a common ailment in today’s world faced by numerous people. Occasionally having a single or once an episode of acid reflux is normal. But recurrent episodes of such acidic episodes are a thing to worry about.  Many people are taking antacids for longer duration to get instant relief. But in the longer run it can cause various other side effects. While treating acidity with modern medication focuses only on symptoms whereas Ayurveda has a unique holistic approach to it. In this blog, we will deep dwell on the Ayurvedic approach to acidity.

 Understanding the Ayurvedic aspect of acidity:

In Ayurveda, acidity is called Amla-pitta. The word amla-pitta is formed from two words amla means sour and pitta which is one of the doshas. Amla-pitta is the vitiated state of pitta doshas. The normal guna and properties of pitta get changed and cause various symptoms.

Symptoms of Acidity or Aamla-pitta:

  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Chest burning sensation
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea
  • Sometimes vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

 Complications if Aamla-pitta remains untreated:

If Aamla-pitta (acidity) remains untreated for a longer duration can cause several health issues such as:

  • Severe gastric issues
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint pain
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Mouth Ulcers

Causes of acidity (Aamla-pitta) as per Ayurveda:

  • Unhealthy food habits
  • No proper meal time or irregular eating patterns
  • Skipping meal time or eating post-meal timing
  • Overconsumption of over-fermented and fried
  • Excessive consumption of beverages
  • Accumulation of toxins in the stomach or system
  • Stress or emotional factors
  •  Exposure to heat due to environmental, professional, or any other causes

Ayurvedic way of treating acidity (Aamla-pitta):

The ayurvedic treatment of acidity consist of 3 important things such as dietary changes, ayurvedic medication and panchakarma therapy. 

Dietary changes:
  1. Keeping proper meal time: Eating at proper meal time is the best remedy your ayurvedic doctor will suggest to avoid the acidity problem. Acidity occurs due to maleficent or ill Agni, eating on time keeps it in check.
  2. Avoiding junk: Avoiding junk food and packet foods can help to reduce acidity issues. All fermented food and carbonated food are causative factors of acidity avoiding them is a great step in avoiding it.
  3. Calories tracking: Over-fried food and heavily oil foods have to be avoided to treat acidity. Eating a good amount of ghee in foods helps to boost metabolism and cure acidity.
  4. Fruit diet: Eating fruits for breakfast helps to reduce the burning sensation and nausea ultimately treating acidity. Fruits like musk melon, watermelon, pomegranate, Chiku, custard apple, and amla are great choices for avoiding acidity issues. All of them are gut-balancing and keep pitta doshas in check.
  5. Avoiding triggering foods: Avoiding spicy foods, heavy gravy food, tomato ketchup, excessive coffee or tea, and alcohol is recommended.

While treating acidity with ayurvedic medication it is equally important to follow diet regulations along with the medical treatment.

Ayurvedic Medication for Acidity (Aamla-pitta):

Every person has having different composition of doshas and different causative factors for causing diseases. The same thing is applicable while treating simple but yet tricky acidity. So our readers are requested to consult a doctor before adopting any medication on their own.

  1. Eating Aamla powder with honey on an empty
  2. Coriander infused water
  3. Yashtimadhu with honey
  4. Avipattikar churna with warm water before bed at night
  5. Gulkand and Morawala is well recommended to ease the burning sensation and pacify the vitiated pitta doshas

Panchakarma treatment for Acidity (Aamla-pitta):

Vamana & Virechana are highly recommended while treating acidity or amla pitta. Acidity originates due to improper digestion and toxins accumulated in the digestive tract. To expel such toxins from the body Vamana and Virechana procedures seem to be more helpful as well as beneficial.

 

Consulting with an Ayurvedic doctor:

For personalized guidance and treatment, it is important to consult an Ayurvedic doctor. They can assess your unique constitution of doshas and find out the causative factors for acidity. At Ayurvidhi Clinic we provide one-to-one consultation with a proper case study and history of your symptoms to find the root cause of the disease. So we could provide you with a personalized tailored care ayurvedic treatment for your acidity problem.

 

Conclusion:

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to maintaining acidity by addressing imbalances in the body by finding the root cause. This helps to make an accurate diagnosis. Adopting proper dietary changes, incorporating ayurvedic herbal remedies along with making lifestyle adjustments & panchakarma therapy if required will not only help you to overcome acidity but also help to prevent the recurrence.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Clinic, we have successfully treated many patients suffering from acidity and other gastric issues. We at Ayurvidhi Clinic provide the best Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment for acidity and other problems related to it.

Address: Dr. Kaustubh Bathe, Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic Panchakarma clinic, Office no. 309, 3rd floor, Park Plaza Business Centre, Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune – 411047 or visit us at www.ayurvidhiclinic.com or call or WhatsApp at 9511953471.

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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.

Before jumping the world of panchakarma therapies one should how it is been scheduled. This will help to understand the nature of procedure and its benefits.

For an e.g. 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):

Before doing the main procedure one has to under go the pre operative measures.  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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Chyavanprash: The Ayurvedic Elixir for Immunity and Longevity

In the world of Ayurveda, Chyavanprash stands as a time-honored elixir. It is cherished for its potent health benefits and revered as a tonic (Rasayana) for overall well-being. Named after the sage Chyavana, who rejuvenated himself using this concoction, Chyavanprash is a harmonious blend of various herbs, spices, and natural ingredients.

In this blog, we delve into the rich history and the tremendous health benefits of Chyavanprash, particularly its renowned prowess in boosting immunity.

The Origins and Composition of Chyavanprash

Chyavanprash finds its roots in ancient Ayurvedic texts, most notably in the Charaka Samhita. The original recipe is attributed to the sage Chyavana, who formulated it to restore his youth and vitality.

Over time, the formulation has evolved by many experts to make it feel rich and luxurious by adding Gold ashes or Suvarna Bhasma, Silver ashes (Rajat Bhasma), etc.  But today we will look into the original formulation of Chyavanprash mentioned in Charaka Samhita & which typically includes a combination of:

  1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry): Rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant..
  2. Pippali: Supports digestion and metabolism.
  3. Ghee (clarified butter): Enhances absorption of herbal constituents.
  4. Honey: Acts as a natural preservative and adds sweetness.
  5. Various Other Herbs: Depending on the Charak Samhitas’s specific formulation, other herbs like Shatavari, Guduchi, Gokshura, Ashtavarga and Vidari are included. These all have tremendous health benefits having Rasyana properties for various systems in the body.

Health Benefits of Chyavanprash

  1. Immune System Support: Chyavanprash is renowned for its immune-modulatory properties. The combination of Amla, rich in vitamin C, and various herbs (mentioned above) and many more spices that supports the immune system. Which are helping the body ward off infections and illnesses.
  2. Antioxidant Powerhouse: The ingredients in Chyavanprash, particularly Amla.  The potent antioxidant which combat oxidative stress, reducing the risk of chronic diseases. It also helps with anti-aging effects on the body.
  3. Respiratory Health: It helps to strengthen the lungs and respiratory system organs. Herbs like Shrungi, Bruhati, and Kantakari in Chyavanprash; contribute to respiratory health, making it especially beneficial during cold and flu seasons.
  4. Stress Management: Adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha & Shatavari help the body adapt to stress and promote mental well-being.
  5. Digestive Aid: The combination of Abhaya, Pippali, and other digestive herbs in Chyavanprash supports healthy digestion and metabolism.
  6. Energy and Vitality: Chyavanprash is known for its rejuvenating properties, enhancing overall energy and vitality.
  7. Cardiovascular Health: The combination of herbs in chyavanprash supports cardiovascular health by promoting good gut health, developing healthy cardiac activity (in preventive care) & regulating healthy blood circulation in the body.
  8. Anti-Aging Properties: Regular consumption of Chyavanprash is believed to promote longevity and slow down the aging process.
  9. Some other benefits of Chavanprash are good for the voice (Swarya), helps children promote growth, balances doshas in the body, helps the growth of dhatu, helps to glow skin texture, etc.

Incorporating Chyavanprash into Daily Life

  1. Daily Consumption: Traditionally, Chyavanprash is ideally consumed empty stomach in the morning. This helps it to enhance absorption. After half an hour you can have lukewarm milk or warm water.
  2. Seasonal Use: It is especially consumed in the winter season for its health benefits. It is especially beneficial during seasonal changes and times of increased susceptibility to infections.
  3. For Children: It is a popular supplement for children, helping to support their growing bodies and strengthen their immune systems.

Precautions and Considerations

Chyavanprash is generally safe for most people to consume it.  However, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or an Ayurvedic practitioner, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are pregnant, especially for people who are suffering from Diabetes and pre-diabetes. It contains honey and sugar as a natural preservative. It is advised that people consult an Ayurvedic expert before consuming it.

Chyavanprash, with its rich history and tremendous health benefits, stands as a testament to the profound wisdom of Ayurveda. Beyond its immune-boosting properties, this herbal concoction encompasses a holistic approach to well-being, promoting vitality, longevity, and overall health.

Including Chyavanprash in your daily routine can be a delicious and nourishing way to embrace the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda for a resilient and thriving life.

You can get authentically prepared Chyavanprash at Ayurvidhi Clinic. For building better immunity with Ayurveda.

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Revitalize Your Knee Health with Janu Basti: A Panchakarma Perspective

In the realm of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Janu Basti Panchakarma stands out as a unique and effective treatment for knee-related ailments. Derived from the ancient Sanskrit words “Janu” (knee) and “Basti” (to hold or contain), this therapeutic procedure focuses on rejuvenating and healing the knee joint. As a part of the broader Panchakarma system, Janu Basti offers a holistic approach to knee care by addressing the root causes of pain, discomfort, and inflammation.

Understanding Janu Basti:

Before diving into the specifics of Janu Basti, it’s crucial to grasp the concept of Panchakarma. Panchakarma is an essential component of Ayurveda, aimed at detoxifying and rejuvenating the body. It involves a series of treatments and therapies designed to remove toxins, balance the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), and restore overall health.

Janu Basti is a therapeutic procedure within the Panchakarma system, tailored to alleviate knee-related issues.

 

The Procedure

Janu Basti uses warm herbal oils and a dough dam to create a reservoir around the knee joint. The process begins with the patient lying on their back, followed by the application of a herbal oil on the knee area. A dough dam made from black gram paste is then placed around the knee, creating a sealed space. Warm, medicated oil is poured into this reservoir and allowed to remain for a specific duration.

Indication:

Janu Basti is seen as beneficial in the following knee conditions:

  • Knee pain while movement
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • ACL tear
  • PCL tear
  • Previous old history of knee operative with current knee pain condition,
  • Cartilage tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Tendonitis

 

Benefits of Janu Basti

  • Pain Relief: Janu Basti is particularly effective in relieving knee pain caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis, or other inflammatory conditions. The warmth of the oil and its therapeutic properties soothe the joint, reduce inflammation, and ease discomfort.
  • Improves Mobility: By nourishing the knee joint and supporting natural lubrication, Janu Basti enhances joint mobility and flexibility. This, in turn, helps in restoring a broader range of motion.
  • Long-Term Healing: Unlike temporary pain relief solutions, Janu Basti addresses the root causes of knee issues by oiling the knee ligament, tissue attached to the knee joint, etc. Regular treatments can lead to long-term healing, making it an ideal choice for chronic conditions like a meniscus tear, ACL tear, osteoarthritis of the knee, etc.
  • Preventive Care: Janu basti serves as a preventive measure in old age, for patients having degenerative changes in knee joints due to its rejuvenating properties.
  • Curative Care: Janu Basti can also serve as a curative measure to cure knee pain in degeneration of knee joints, especially for individuals at risk in old age & for professional players with knee injuries like athletes, tennis players, those who have undergone knee surgeries and now facing knee problem again, also in ACL tear, PCL tear, meniscus tear, and tendonitis, etc.

Janu Basti Panchakarma is a testament to the holistic approach of Ayurveda towards healthcare. By addressing the underlying causes of knee problems and promoting overall well-being, this ancient therapy offers a natural and effective solution for those seeking relief from knee pain and discomfort.

At  Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Treatment Centre many patients have found a good relief in knee problems with our Janu Basti program. We always choose the right oil for Janu Basti according to the patient’s complaints, which suits them giving the best result in knee pain and problems.

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The Ultimate Weapon against PCOS: Unleashing Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment

PCOS means Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease.

PCOS or PCOD is a common disease found with a prevalence (number of diseased people in a specific area or region)  rate of 10% which means it is quite common in reproductive-age females. It is one of the main causes of anovulation which leads to infertility.

PCOS is widely described in various symptoms, but the most important symptoms include irregular periods, weight gain or obesity, and excessive growth of facial hair which are high to check for PCOS.

While modern medicine offers management options, Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, presents a holistic approach to addressing the root causes of PCOS and promoting hormonal harmony. In this blog, we will explore the symptoms of PCOS, delve into Ayurvedic principles regarding this condition, and discuss natural treatments to manage and potentially reverse its effects.

Understanding PCOS in Ayurveda

Ayurveda views PCOS as a result of an imbalance in the doshas, primarily Vata and Kapha. This imbalance especially with Apana Vaata can affect the functioning of the reproductive system, leading to irregular periods, cyst formation, and hormonal disturbances. Ayurveda emphasizes the restoration of balance in the body and mind to address the underlying causes of PCOS. One of the main causes of finding out

Common Symptoms of PCOS

Irregular Menstrual Cycles: PCOS often causes infrequent, irregular, or prolonged menstrual periods.

Ovulation Issues: Women with PCOS may experience irregular or absent ovulation, which can lead to infertility.

Hirsutism: Excessive hair growth, particularly on the face, chest, and back, is a common symptom of PCOS.

Acne and Oily Skin: Hormonal imbalances in PCOS can lead to acne and excessively oily skin.

Weight Gain: Many women with PCOS struggle with weight gain, especially around the abdominal area.

Insulin Resistance: PCOS is often associated with insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

The above signs and symptoms can indicate PCOS. But for the confirmed diagnosis of PCOS, you must consult your doctor and do an Ultrasound.

Ayurvedic Treatments for PCOS

Diet and Nutrition: Ayurveda emphasizes a balanced diet to manage PCOS. Include whole grains, organic food, fiber-rich foods, fresh vegetables, and lean proteins. Avoid processed foods, excessive sugar, and unhealthy fats. Ghee (clarified butter) is encouraged for its nourishing qualities.

Medication or Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs such as Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Dashmool, and Turmeric are known for their hormonal balancing properties and can be beneficial in managing PCOS symptoms. (Before taking any medication consult your doctor)

Lifestyle Modifications: Regular exercises, such as yoga specifically Surya-namaskara, and brisk walking, can help improve insulin sensitivity, manage weight, and reduce stress.

Panchakarma: Ayurvedic detoxification procedures, particularly Vaman (therapeutic emesis), Virechana (therapeutic purgation), and Basti (therapeutic Enema) can help eliminate toxins and balance hormones.

Abhyanga: Self-massage with warm herbal oils can promote relaxation and balance Vata, which is often aggravated in PCOS.

External Therapies: Specific treatments like Udvartana (herbal powder massage) Swedana (herbal steam therapy), Shirodhara, and Nasya can support hormone regulation.

Stress Management: High stress levels can exacerbate PCOS symptoms. Meditation, yoga & Pranayama (deep breathing exercises) like Anulom-Vilom, Bhrahamari, and Sitali-Sitkari can help manage stress.

(Treatment and medicine mentioned above are only for information please consult your Ayurveda Doctor before consuming any Ayurvedic medication.)

PCOS can be a challenging condition, but Ayurveda offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to managing its symptoms and promoting hormonal harmony. By addressing the root causes of PCOS, adopting a balanced lifestyle, and by incorporating Ayurvidhi Clinic’s Ayurvedic & Panchakarma treatments many women have found relief from the distressing symptoms of this condition.

Remember that Ayurvedic treatments may take time to show results, so patience and consistency are key. With dedication to these natural therapies, you can take significant steps towards managing PCOS and achieving hormonal balance.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic (Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment Centre) we provide the best ayurvedic & panchakarma treatment for PCOS & infertility problems.

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Strong from Within: Ayurvedic Management of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common, often silent, condition that affects millions of people, primarily women, as they age. It weakens bones, making them fragile and more prone to fractures. Osteoporosis may lead to diseases like lower back pain, spondylitis, slipped disc, joint pain, etc.

While conventional medicine offers medications for managing osteoporosis, Ayurveda, the ancient system of holistic healing from India, provides a natural and comprehensive approach to supporting bone health. In this blog, we will explore the causes and risk factors of osteoporosis, delve into Ayurvedic principles regarding it, and discuss natural treatments for maintaining strong and healthy bones.

Understanding Osteoporosis in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, bone health is closely linked to the balance of Vaata dosha, which governs movement and the nervous system. Osteoporosis is often seen as a manifestation of aggravated Vaata, leading to dryness and brittleness in the bones. In Ayurveda, preventing and managing osteoporosis involves pacifying Vaata while also addressing dietary and lifestyle factors.

Causes and Risk Factors

Aging: As people age, their bones naturally lose density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

Hormonal Changes: In women, the drop in estrogen during menopause can accelerate bone loss.

Dietary Deficiencies: A lack of essential nutrients, especially calcium and vitamin D, can weaken bones.

Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity can lead to muscle weakness and bone loss.

Family History: A family history of osteoporosis increases the risk.

 

Ayurvedic Management of Osteoporosis

Ayurveda focuses on treating the root cause rather than fixing the symptoms. As we have seen Osteoporosis is due to Vaata imbalance, so it is necessary to fix it by doing some dietary changes, lifestyle modification, and with some ayurvedic & panchakarma treatment.

Dietary Changes: Ayurveda places great importance on dietary choices for bone health. Include foods rich in calcium, such as leafy greens, sesame seeds, dairy (if tolerated), and almonds. Additionally, focus on foods that balance Vaata, like whole grains, ghee, and cooked foods.

Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs such as Ashwagandha, Guggul, Bala, Dashmool and Shatavari are known for their bone-strengthening properties. They can be consumed as part of an Ayurvedic regimen or in supplement form.

Abhyanga (Self-Massage): Abhyanga, the practice of self-massage with warm herbal oils, can promote relaxation, reduce Vaata, and nourish the bones. Oil like sesame, coconut, and groundnut oil can be used for abhyanga at home.

Yoga and Exercise: Yoga poses that focus on balance, strength, and flexibility can be instrumental in managing osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, can also help improve bone density.

Lifestyle Adjustments: Maintaining proper posture, avoiding overexertion, and managing stress through practices like meditation and Pranayama (breath control) are essential for preventing and managing osteoporosis.

Panchakarma: Ayurvedic detoxification procedures, such as Sarvang Snehan (Therapeutic ayurvedic massage), Sarvang Swedan (Therapeutic Steam), Basti (Therapeutic Enema), Shashtik Pinda Sweda can help for building the strength of bone tissues, eliminate toxins and balance Vaata, which is often aggravated in osteoporosis.

 

For a personalized treatment plan, consult at Ayurvidhi Clinic. At Ayurvidhi Clinic we recognize that each individual’s constitution (Prakriti) and imbalances (Vikriti) are unique, and treatments are tailored accordingly to that. We will assess your specific condition and recommend a holistic approach that combines dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, and treatments.

Osteoporosis can be a concerning condition, but Ayurveda provides a natural and holistic approach to supporting bone health. By addressing the root causes of osteoporosis, adopting a balanced lifestyle, and incorporating Ayurvedic treatments, you can not only manage the condition but also work towards preventing it. Remember that Ayurvedic treatments may take time to show results, so patience and consistency are key. With dedication to these natural therapies and guidance from an Ayurvedic practitioner, you can maintain strong and healthy bones as you age.

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Pottali Massage: A Rejuvenating Panchakarma Treatment

In the world of holistic healing and wellness, Pottali Massage has its place. Often referred to as Pottali Swedana (by Ayurvedic physicians) stands out as an ancient effective Ayurvedic panchakarma therapy. Derived from the Sanskrit words “Pottali” (meaning bundle) and “Swedana” (meaning sweating), this treatment offers a unique approach to rejuvenation as well as relaxation. As a part of the broader Panchakarma system, Pottali Massage focuses on endurance by strengthening the muscle also balancing the body pain and relaxation, mind calmness, and providing a range of health benefits that go beyond traditional massage techniques.

 Understanding Panchakarma Pottali Massage:

Before diving into the specifics of Pottali Massage, it’s crucial to grasp the concept of Panchakarma. Panchakarma is an integral aspect of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural healing. It is designed to detoxify, purify, and rejuvenate the body by removing toxins, balancing the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), and restoring overall health. Pottali Massage is a part of this comprehensive system, emphasizing the therapeutic use of warm herbal bundles in combination with skilled massage techniques.

The Pottali Massage Process: 

Pottali Massage involves the use of specially crafted herbal bundles, each containing a mixture of healing herbs, aromatic spices, and other natural ingredients. Here’s an overview of the treatment process:

Selection of Herbal Bundles: Several medicated dry powder medicine or freshly chopped medicine leaves are used to create a pottali or the bundle. Herbs having Vata pacifying properties are used while preparation. Medicine like Vacha, Devadaru, Rasna, Eranda, etc. are choices of drugs. (At Ayurvidhi Clinic we select specific herbs and spices based on an individual’s dosha imbalances and health concerns.) These are then tied into cloth bundles to create “Pottali.”

Warm Oil Application: The massage begins with the application of warm herbal oil to the body, which helps to relax the muscles as well as prepares the skin to receive the herbal bundles therapy. The selection of oil for massage depends on the condition of the patient’s symptoms. Generally, we used Sahacharadi Tail, Dhanvantaram Tail, Mahamasha Tail, etc at Ayurvidhi Clinic for Snehana before Patra pottali massage.

Herbal Bundle Massage: The Pottalis are heated to a comfortable temperature and used to massage the body in a rhythmic and synchronized manner. The bundles provide a soothing and therapeutic sensation, helping to improve circulation, reduce pain, and relax the mind.

Sweating Process: The heat generated by the herbal bundles induces sweating, promoting the elimination of toxins and impurities from the body through the skin.

Benefits of Pottali Massage

Detoxification: Pottali Massage is excellent for detoxifying the body, helping to expel accumulated toxins through the skin’s pores.

Pain Relief: The therapeutic touch of the warm herbal bundles, combined with massage techniques, is highly effective for reducing muscle tension, relieving pain, and improving joint flexibility.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction: The experience of Pottali Massage is deeply relaxing, promoting emotional and mental well-being by reducing stress and anxiety.

Enhanced Circulation: The treatment improves blood circulation, ensuring that oxygen and nutrients are efficiently delivered to all parts of the body.

Improved Skin Health: Sweating during Pottali Massage not only eliminates toxins but also enhances skin health, leaving it nourished, revitalized, and glowing.

Indication (Used in) of Pottali Massage:

Pottali Massage is generally prescribed & beneficial in diseases like Spondylosis, stiffness of muscle or muscle spasm, knee pain, pain related to arthritis, a few conditions of skin diseases like some conditions of psoriasis, Ankylosing spondylitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, slip disc, gout, sciatica, spur, etc.

Pottali Massage is a testament to the holistic approach of Ayurveda towards healthcare. As with any Ayurvedic treatment, it’s essential to consult a qualified practitioner before undergoing Pottali Massage. At Ayurvidhi Clinic many have found this therapy to be a valuable addition to their health and wellness journey, as it provides a unique and rejuvenating experience that nourishes the body, and mind.

One can also have a Pottali Massage without having any other symptoms. As it soothing procedure it can be done by a person who wants just to relax the stiffened muscle in the body.

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Constipation and Ayurvedic approach towards it.

Constipation is a common condition that affects everyone at some point.  It is an inability to clear out the bowel once a day is termed as constipation. It is characterized by restricted bowel movement. It is generally accomplished by strain during defecation and hard stool. In Ayurveda we termed it as Mala-badhata or Mala-graha.

It is generally common to have a few occasional episodes of constipation but long term it can cause chronic constipation.

General Causes for constipation:

  • Eating inadequate amount of food
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor digestive system or Gut issues
  • Inadequate amount of water intake
  • Eating a little amount of good fats like Ghee or oil in food
  • Eating dry or stale food
  • Eating too much preserved food etc.
  • Old age

Complication:

The common symptoms of constipation if neglected then it can lead to severe complications like,

  • Plies or fissures
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Pain or cramps in lower limbs especially in the thighs
  • Rectal Bleeding

Treatment:

Ayurveda always focuses on treating root causes rather than just treating the symptoms. At Ayurvidhi Clinic we follow the same principle while treating any kind of illness. Changes in diet and lifestyle help to treat constipation.

Diet Changes:

  • Adding a certain amount of ghee to a regular diet helps to lubricate the intestine and clear the bowel of those who have complaints of hard stool.
  • Including fruits like figs, black-seeded raisins, and papaya can help.
  • Avoiding maida as much as you can and adding whole wheat flour to your diet can help to increase fiber, which helps to overcome constipation.
  • Eat at regular intervals of time making it a complete wholesome food.

Ayurvedic Medicine Treatment or Shaman Chikitsa for constipation:

  • Triphala Churna about three grams at night with lukewarm water can be better for people having Kapha dominancy.
  • Castor Oil about 1 to 2 tablespoons (according to your gut health) with lukewarm water can help people of vaata dominancy.
  • For Pitta dominancy and having complaints of acidity along with constipation Avipattikar Churna 3 gram with warm water can be beneficial.

Panchakarma Therapy:

Basti:

Basti Chikitsa is usually recommended for improving gut health & clearing the rectum effectively. It not only clears the rectum and flux out the toxins, but it lubricates the inner layer of the rectum and prevents further episodes of constipation.  The Basti lower the vitiated vaata doshas which is one of the main causes for Constipation.

At Ayurvidhi clinic we practice basti treatment to elevate the vaata dosha. We use Niruha Basti (Kadha Basti) and Anuvasana Basti (Tail Basti) alternately to pacify vaata doshas, as a result, reduce the chances of constipation.

Basti Chikitsa is also useful in constipation during pregnancy. It is safe to use and has no any kind of side-effect. It helps to flush out the constipated excreta part and also helps to strengthen the muscles for delivery.

Virechana:

It is advised for patients having severe constipation.  It is a purgation medicine that helps to remove severe adherent toxins or waste material from the colon. It is beneficial for pitta doshas.

It is generally advised to do in Sharad Rhutu (Autumn) as a healthy ritual to do every year to detoxify the body from the ill effects of Pitta imbalance secreted in the body throughout the year.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment Centre we provide the best Ayurvedic treatment and panchakarma therapy.

Exercise:

Do try to do simple exercises to get rid of the constipation naturally.

Suryanamaskar: Doing regular Suryanamaskar helps to stretch the muscles of the abdomen and squeezes internal organs with the right amount of pressure to secrete gastric enzymes to help digestion which also helps bowel movements easily.

Some asanas like Pawan Muktaasan, Padangusthasan, Malasana, Vajrasana, etc. can help treat constipation.

If you are young or you don’t have any knee pain then slow running is the best option for exercise. 10 to 20 minutes of healthy run also keeps your metabolism on track.

As long as you have a good balanced diet with daily moderate exercise along with a good sleep schedule you will be far from constipation.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment Centre we provide the best Ayurvedic & Panchakarma treatment for constipation and other gastric problems.

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