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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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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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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Monsoon Detox: Revitalize with Basti Panchakarma in Ayurvedic Healing

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

The Rainy Season and Ayurveda

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

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

Types of Basti Procedure:

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

Duration of Basti:

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

Benefits of Basti Panchakarma in the Rainy Season

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

As shown above the benefits of basti panchakarma during the monsoon season are indeed

Relevance in Modern Times

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

Ayurvidhi clinic is best for the Basti panchakarma treatment.

At Ayurvidhi Clinic we offer the best ayurvedic treatment and provide the best panchakarma therapy on Porwal Road, Lohegaon, Pune.

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11 Yoga-asana you should start this International Yoga Day!!!

 Yoga is a word derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to connect. It helps to maintain the connection between mind, body & soul.  Nowadays yoga is popularised for maintaining health and body posture.

Let’s find some easy yoga-asana that you can do easily at home to maintain your health:

1. Tadasana (ताडासन):

This is a standing asana done standing straight and raising hands above.

Benefits: Helps to develop steadiness in the body. Releases stress on arms, legs, and back muscles.

2. Paad-angushthasana (पाद-अंगुष्ठ-आसन): This asana is one of the basic. In simple terms touching your own toes. It can be done while standing or sitting on the ground.

Benefits: Beneficial for spine health. Also helps to relive the abdomen pain that occurs during menstruation

3. Vrukshasana (वृक्षासान): This is a tree similar position created by standing on one leg with other folded and relaxed on the thigh of other muscle.

Benefits: Helps to develop the balance, concentration.

4. Trikonasana (त्रिकोणासन): Triangle pose made by touching our feets with crossed leg with wide open apart.

Benefits: Helps to release the stress of spine by twisting of muscles attached to it. Muscles of hips are stretched which helps in people having sitting jobs.

5. Vajrasana (वज्रासन): Thunderbolt pose or diamonds pose. This is simple sitting pose by kneeling and sitting back on legs to take weight off your knees.

Benefits: It is beneficial to do this asana for few minutes after meal to improve digestion. Also helps to improve strength of muscles of thigh and calves.

6. Shashakasana (शशंकासन) : Rabbit pose done by first sitting in vajrasana and then bending forward and stretching the arms.

Benefits: Helps to releves the stress and tension. Improves gut health and helps in constipation.

7. Bhujangasana (भुजंगसन): Cobra pose done sleeping on your belly then lifting the upper body from hip with help of hands.

Benefits: Helps to relieve stress. Helps to stretched abdomen which improves gut health. Good to improve the respiratory system.

8. Padmasana (पद्मासन): Lotus Pose. It is a modified Indian sitting pose done by crossed leg and resting feet on either laps facing upwards.

Benefits: Ideal for meditation. Improves muscle strength of hip muscle and thigh muscle. This asana helps to upward the blood flow toward navels which helps to improve the digestion and gut health.

9. Ardhahalasana (अर्धहलासन): This is the asana done sleeping back on and lifting both legs from hips by making 90 degree angle in the leg and hip.

Benefits: Relieves muscle tension of calf muscle and feet.

10. Pawanmuktasana (पवनमुक्तासन): This asana performed by one leg hold closed to the stomach while other is rotated in the air making an imaginary circle.

Benefits: Helps to release gases and flatulence. Helps in digestion.

11. Surya-namaskara (सूर्य नमस्कार): A complete yoga-asana actively involves all the muscle of body. It is set of  asana done in a uniformly active speed of motion.  It is good combination of asana and pranayama.

Benefits: Helps to stretch every muscle of body and release its tension. It helps to improves digestion and the gut health.

Precaution to be taken:

People suffering from arthritis, severe osteoporosis, old age patient are advised to by expert advise.

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Suvarna Prashana

Ayurvedic texts are the source of various ancient medicines along with some unique traditional practices. These practices were originally described in the form of a health regimen which further transferred into rituals. Suvarna Prashana or Suvarna Bindu Prashana is one of them.

It is mentioned as among the Sixteen Sanskar of Hindu Scripture.  These sanskar connected and considered as milestone with many important events in child life during pregnancy (while in the womb), during birth and after birth. These sanskar are done at every particular stage of child’s life as part of achieved milestone which indicates major completion of child growth.

What is Suvarna Prashana?

Suvarna Bindu Prashana is an ayurvedic formulation likewise a tonic for children. 

It is a unique blend mixture of Suvarna Bhasma (purified gold ash), honey, ghee, and herbal extract of various drugs. Suvarna Prashana mainly consists of Suvarna Bhasma, Madhu, Ghruta, and several immunity booster herbs.

Where it is been mentioned?

Suvarna Prashana is mentioned as sanskar in the ancient ayurvedic text of pediatrics, Kashyapa Samhita. Kashyapa Samhita is specially written by Aacharya Kashyapa for child health, their diseases, and the treatments.

He described it in shloka as follows:

सुवर्णप्राशनं हि एतत् मेधाग्निबलवर्धनम्।

आयुष्यं मङ्गलं पुण्यं वॄष्यं वर्ण्यं ग्रहापहम्॥

मासात् परममेधावी व्याधिभिर्नच धष्यते।

षडभिर्मासैः श्रुतधरः सुवर्णप्राशनाद् भवेत्॥

Ref: Kashyap Samhita

Why Suvarna Prashana is important?

It is a unique Ayurvedic practice to build good health and an immune system without causing any side effects. In normal language, it is likewise nowadays vaccination. It is an ayurvedic immunity booster medicine. It comes with the protective properties of Gold, along with the goodness of Ghruta, madhu, and several ayurvedic immunity-boosting herbs.

Why only Suvarna or gold? 

 In the Indian subcontinent, Suvarna, or gold has an auspicious value. Generally, gold is connected with Devas inform of ornaments. The gold has the property of covering and protective mechanism. Suvarna possesses properties like rejuvenation, immunity booster, improves complexion and growth of the body, accelerate growth of the brain & improves memory. It also possesses antioxidant properties and it is very beneficial to relieve oxidative stress. All properties of Suvarna Bhasma are present in the Suvarna Prashana.

What are the Key Ingredients of Suvarna Prashana?

Suvarna Bhasma: Gold is considered very precious in Ayurveda and it would possess properties like madhura, rejuvenation, immunity booster, improves complexion and growth of the body, accelerate growth of the brain and improves memory, also increase digestion power of the body. Gold possesses a lot of antioxidant properties and it is very beneficial for babies who were delivered with difficulty during the process of delivery, oxidative stress to the baby can be relieved with the antioxidant properties of Suvarna Bhasma in the Suvarna prashana.

Ghruta or Ghee: It alleviates Pitta & Vata. It acts as a cooling, softening & improves voice and skin color complexion. It has the potency to carry and accelerate the property of the medicine used with it.

Madhu or Honey: Madhu or Honey has a great tendency to accept, carry and imbibe in various conditions. It accelerates the absorption of the medicine used with it. It also kapha elevates which is a major cause of diseases in children.

Various Herbs: Herbs like VachaShankhapushpi, Brahmi, etc are used in the making of Sauvarna Prashana. These medicines are good for the brain cells and their nourishment. They act as carrier for the above-mentioned medicine to transport them to their actual site of action. They also help to boost the absorption of gold particles in the body. 

 

Why Pushya Nakshatra?

Pushya Nakshatra is one of the 27 nakshatras in the Nakshatra mandala (constellation). Pushya is derived from the word Pushti which means nourishes. It is considered auspicious due to its nourishing nature. This is selected for the administration of Suvarna prashana to bloom its properties.

Administrative age group:

It is advised for children between the age of 0 to 16 years.

Benefits of Suvarna Prashana:

  • Boosts Immunity
  • Improves Memory & concentration
  • Improves Digestion & Gut Health
  • Prevents recurring Infection
  • Improves Skin tone and hair texture

When it should Be Started?

It can be started at any age of the child group regardless of previous dose history or not. But for better results, it should be given on a regular basis.  

 When to take:

It should be given on an empty stomach preferably in the morning.

Do not have food at least for 30 minutes after the consumption of Suvarna Prashana. 

At Dr. Bathe’s Ayurvidhi Clinic on Porwal Road, we do the Suvarna Prashana is done regularly on every months Pushya Nakshatra.

The Schedule is given as follows:

 

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