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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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.

Commonly seen eye Diseases now a days:

  • 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:

Besides going for heavy treatments suggesting you some useful tips to maintain your eyes 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 or any chronic 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.

As long as you follow these basic rules and diet it will help you to restore and prevents from various eye diseases. If it is not possible to you all the things mentioned try to implement as much as things possible to you on daily basis.

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

For eye-related diseases and their treatment, you can consult us at www.ayurvidhiclinic.com or WhatsApp or call 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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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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Relieving Knee Pain with Ayurveda

Knee pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages and can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Whether it’s due to an injury, arthritis, or overuse, the discomfort and limitation in mobility can be frustrating. While conventional treatments like pain relievers and surgery are available, Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, offers a holistic approach to managing and treating knee pain. In this blog, we will explore the causes of knee pain, Ayurvedic principles behind it, and natural treatments to find lasting relief.

Understanding Knee Pain in Ayurveda:

In Ayurveda, knee pain is often attributed to an imbalance in the Vata dosha, which represents the elements of air and ether. When Vata is aggravated, it can cause dryness, stiffness, and pain in the joints. However, other doshas can also play a role, especially in cases where inflammation is present, such as in rheumatoid arthritis.

Common Causes of Knee Pain:

  1. Osteoarthritis: This is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the synovial (lining of the membranes that surround the joints), causing pain and inflammation.
  3. Injuries: Knee injuries, such as ligament tears (ACL or MCL) or meniscus tears, can lead to chronic knee pain.
  4. Overuse: Repetitive strain on the knee joint, often seen in athletes and individuals with physically demanding jobs, can result in pain and discomfort.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Knee Pain:

Ayurveda emphasizes on treating the root cause, so first (@ Ayurvidhi Clinic) we diagnose according to Ayurvedic way by taking detailed case history. As per it by making final Diagnosis we start treatment as per dosha and the disease.

  1. Diet and Nutrition: Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet to maintain healthy joints. Foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties, such as ginger, turmeric, and garlic, can help reduce knee pain. Ghee (clarified butter) is also beneficial for lubricating the joints.
  2. Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Dashamool, Guggul are known for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. They can be consumed in various forms, including capsules, tablets or as part of Ayurvedic formulations.
  3. Massage and Other Therapy: Abhyanga, (the practice of self-massage with warm herbal oils) can alleviate knee pain. Mahanarayan oil, which contains a blend of herbs, is commonly used for joint pain relief. Few other treatments like Pottali Massage, Janu Basti (putting oil on the knee for specific timing) helps to relieve the pain also helps in painless movement of the joint.
  4. Basti: A course of basti helps to elevate the pain of knee by providing the nourishment and keeping the Vaata doshas in check which is a major cause for Knee pain.

Treatment and medicine mentioned above are only for the purpose of information please consult to your Ayurveda Doctor before consuming any ayurvedic medicine.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic (Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment Centre) we provide best ayurvedic & panchakarma treatment for knee pain and other joint pain problem.

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