Ailments

AILMENTS TREATED WITH AYURVEDA

Ayurveda has tons of good remedies available for common ailments. From a headache to skin problems, migraine to obesity, acid reflux to diabetes, there is a host of conditions that Ayurveda can treat. Ayurvedic remedies work best when it is applied during the initial stages of a particular ailment.

Anemia

Termed `pandu' in Ayurveda, this is a very common ailment, wherein the hemoglobin and RBC (red blood corpuscles) counts fall from their normal levels of 15 gm of hemoglobin per 100 ml. of blood and approximately five million red cells per cubic millimeter of blood.

Acne

It is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles which primarily targets teenagers.

Anorexia (Loss of Appetite)

Anorexia means loss of appetite. It is a symptom of disturbed digestion and common results from failure of activity of the stomach and secretion of gastric juices due to low vitality which, in turn, can be due to various causes.

Symptoms :

  • Person suffering from this disease may refuse to eat
  • Generally they suffer from Insomnia also.

Root causes :

People suffer from anorexia when they habitually take a faulty diet and hardly do any physical work. It may cause from physical stress and strain. It also can be caused by mental or domestic worry, emotional disturbances. Difficult working condition and nervous disorder also may cause Anorexia. General body disorder and diseases also lead to this condition.

Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state of uneasiness and distress, or feeling of impending doom, although there is no obvious threat. It is characterized by apprehension and worry. Some anxiety is normal; it becomes a problem when it interferes with normal activities. According to Ayurveda, anxiety is a classic sign of imbalance in the body. Prolonged anxiety, stress, and tension affect the nervous system, and can cause many further complications if left uncorrected.

Ayurveda, the "Science of Life" provides a clear, concise, cohesive regimen to help people correct conditions such as anxiety in a natural way. Yet it is much more than just very effective holistic treatments. It provides a complete system of preventive medicine and health care which has proven its effectiveness over thousands of years in India.

Bronchitis & Asthma

In Ayurveda, Bronchial Asthma – an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens and is one of the most fatal respiratory diseases – is named `tamaka shvasa' and its seat of manifestation is the lungs.

Back pain

Back pain is one of the most common problems, to which hardly any lady is an exception. This is the most agonizing and incapacitating physical disorders which owes its origin to multiple physical factors. It is merely a symptom and not a disease whose cause lies elsewhere in the body. Spine is the longest column in the body that is comprised of - Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae or Dorsal Vertebral, Lumbar Vertebrae, Sacrum and tail bore. In backache, only lumbar portion is affected, though pains may radiate to sacrum and coccyx also.

Boils

Boils are localized tender, inflamed, pus-filled swellings in the skin surrounded by large red areas. They are infections of the hair follicles of the skin. They are quite painful, particularly in areas where the skin is closely attached to the underlying tissues, such as the nose, ears, or fingers. They usually occur in teenagers and young adults. The common sites for boils are the face, neck, and thighs.

Baldness (Khalitya) - Premature

Baldness refers to a loss of hair, usually on the head.

Constipation

A very common disturbance within the digestive tract, it restricts regular bowel movement. Since improper stool produces toxins (ama) which find their way into the blood stream and are then carried to all parts of the body, in chronic cases this problem can give way to serious diseases as rheumatism, arthritis, piles, high blood pressure and even cancer.

Common Cough & Cold

It is a catarrhal and inflammatory condition of upper respiratory tract due to viral, allergic or mixed infection. In Ayurveda it is known as PRATISHYAYA mainly due to vitiation of Kapha.

Colitis: Inflammation of the Colon

Colitis refers to inflammation of the colon .The diseases results from prolonged irritation and inflammation of the delicate membrane, which lines the walls of the colon. Chronic ulcerative colitis is a severe prolonged inflammation of the colon or large bowel, in which ulcers from on the walls of the colon.

Cystitis (Inflammation of the urinary Bladder)

The term 'cystitis' refers to inflammation of the urinary bladder. The recurrence of cystitis may in some cases, be associated with kidney trouble.

Cataract

The Word "CATARACT" signifies an opacity, which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, as a result of which vision of the affected individual is lost either partially or completely. Whenever an individual indulges in unwholesome activities like excessive alcohol consumption, strains his/her visual activities then the bodily humor like Vata, Pitta & Kapha gets vitiated & atfirst the quality of vision is impaired afterwards the transparency of the vision zone becomes hazy & ultimately become opaque, this opacity of the visual area is known as "Linganash", the Ayurvedic terminology for Cataract.

Cervical Spondylosis

A specific form of arthritis, which attacks vertebrae and connecting bony; and ligament structures, is known as Spondylosis. Frequently it occurs in the cervical vertebrae. In Ayurveda this condition is known as Greeva Sandhigata Vata. Pain in the back of neck, shoulder and arms, stiffness of the neck and even paraplegia occur due to this condition. The movement of the spine generally aggravates the pain of the neck. It is often associated with loss of memory and sleeplessness.

Cramps

Cramps are extremely common. Almost everyone (one estimate is about 95%) experiences a cramp at some time in their life. Cramps are common in adults and become increasingly frequent with aging. However, children also experience cramps. Any of the muscles that are under our voluntary control (skeletal muscles) can cramp. Cramps of the extremities, especially the legs and feet, and most particularly the calf (the classic "charley horse"), are very common. Involuntary muscles of the various organs (uterus, blood vessel wall, intestinal tract, bile and urine passages, bronchial tree, etc.) are also subject to cramps.

Conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, which extends from the undersurface of the lids and stretching up to the anterior part of the eyeball, an infection or inflammation to Conjunctiva is known as conjunctivitis.

Diabetes Mellitus

Termed `Madhumeha' in Ayurveda, its incidence is higher amongst the older and the obese. Originating from an absolute or relative lack of insulin, it gives way to abnormalities in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat in the body.

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is word of Greek origin meaning indigestion or difficulty in digestion. It is a common ailment and results from dietetic error.

Dysentery

A term applied to a number of intestinal disorders, especially of the colon, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes.

Dandruff

The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin where in shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collect amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected.

Depression

Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is an emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea, or loose and frequent evacuation of the bowels, is a serious condition.

Eczema

The terms 'eczema' and 'vicharchika'are synonymous. They refer to distinctive reaction patterns in the skin, which can be either acute or chronic and due to a number of causes.

Enlarged Prostate

A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40 years or middle age. This condition is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).

Flatulence

Distension of the stomach and intestine owing to excess of wind in the system, it is called `Adhmana' in Ayurveda.

Fatigue

Almost everyone has to work long hours on certain occasions, sacrificing rest and sleep. This may cause temporary fatigue.

Fever

Fever refers to a condition of the body in which the temperature goes beyond the normal .It is also characterized by disturbance in the normal functioning of the systems. It is a common ailment, which occurs both in children and adults.

Female Sterility

As you know, the union of sperm and ovum and the implantation of the foetus in the wall of the uterus lead to pregnancy. For its proper development, the foetus needs adequate and correct nourishment - provided through the mother's umbilical cord. The mother therefore should be free from disease during the entire period of pregnancy - through conception and gestation. Sterility in females is thus a result of either the impairment of the ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes, or hormones controlling the functions of these organs as well as diseases suffered by the would-be mother. Defects in the genital organs may be structural (organic) or functional. To correct the organic defects, surgical measures have to be taken. Functional defects of the organs, termed bandbyatva in Ayurveda and caused by the simultaneous aggravation of all the three doshas, can be successfully treated by Ayurvedic medicines.

Gout

This is painful metabolic disease characterized by recurrent attack of acute pain and swelling at first affecting only one joint, usually the joint of the big toe, later becoming polyarticular (Gradually other joints are involved and the patient experience difficulty in walking, taking and even moving)., inflammation and chalky deposits in the joints due to disturbance of metabolism in the body. In Ayurveda this is known as Vatarakta.

Gastritis

Gastritis is of several types depending upon the nature of the inflammation, the condition of the mucous membrane and glands. Hydrochloric acid and some other digestive enzymes are secreted by the glands of the stomach. Inflammation of the stomach thus results in the impairment of these secretions leading to indigestion. In Ayurveda, this condition is known as urdhvaga amlapitta.

Gall bladder Disorder

In Ayurveda it is known as PRATISHYAYA mainly due to vitiation of DOSHAS (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that averages three to six inches in length. It lies underneath the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the liver and small intestine by small tubes called bile ducts. Bile, a greenish-brown fluid, is utilized by the body to digest fatty foods and assists in the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals. The gallbladder serves as a reservoir for bile. Between meals, bile accumulates and is concentrated within this organ. During meals, the gallbladder contracts and empties bile into the intestine to assist in digestion.

Goiter

This disease is catheterized by the enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting in a swelling in the front part of the neck. Depending upon the nature of morbidity it is divided into several types. IT is usually manifested because of lack of iodine in food and drink. According to Ayurveda this is caused by the aggravation of Kapha and diminution of pitta. The swelling of the gland in the neck becomes visible and the gland at times becomes exceedingly large, thereby causing difficulty in respiration and swallowing of foods and drinks.

Gray Hair

Graying of hair is generally considered as a sign of old age .At times, graying starts even at young age. This is considered as morbidity. In Ayurveda this is called palitya. According to Ayurveda excessive passion, anger and psychic strain results in graying of hair Persons suffering from chronic cold and sinusitis and those who use warm water for washing there hair are more likely to be victims of this condition.

General Debility

This is lack of resistance to disease. Those who cannot tolerate diseases measurable and immediate affecGeneral Debility means the lack of strength of the human beings. In Ayurveda strength is "Balam". Balam is described as Immunities. Charaka has used the word Vyadhi and "Avyadhi kshamatwa" in this reference. Those who are capable to tolerating diseases are called "Vyadhi Kshamatwa "ted by them are called "Vayadhi Akham" which is symptoms to general debility or general weakness lack of strength.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is an inflammatory disease affecting specially the mucous membrane of the urethra in the male and that of the vagina in the female, but spreading to other parts of the body too.

Hair Loss

Hair loss is treated in Ayurveda with a combination of diet, herbs, oil massage, meditation, aromatherapy, breathing and yoga. To reduce pitta and preserve the health of hair, drink 1/3 cup aloe vera juice.

Hiccups

Hiccups are characterized by the sharp respiratory sound produced with the spasm of glottis and diaphragm. In Ayurveda it is known as hikka roga. Depending upon the doshas involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, different types of symptoms are manifested.