Changes in lifestyle and dietary habits have paved way for a lot of chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, obesity, depression, mental stress etc. Most of the times, these diseases can be avoided through changes in the regular routines and diet.
Although, genetics also plays a very important role in some of these conditions, a well maintained daily plan can do wonders on a person’s health. Most of us depend on allopathic medicines for these diseases. Although, allopathic treatments provide temporary relief, a permanent solution has not been found by modern science.
Ayurveda, on the other hand, works on the root cause of the condition and provides a holistic change in a person’s health – both physically and mentally. Unlike allopathic medicines, Ayurvedic treatments understand a person’s body and work internally to eliminate the root cause and rejuvenate the body thus making it strong and healthy.
It is a holistic approach to create a healthy body and thus makes changes in the complete diet and routines of a person. It works on the principles of “dosha” found in the body and the imbalances created in them.
For instance, Ayurveda identifies different types of diabetes based on the difference in the Doshas and their imbalances. Depending on these differences the treatment modes and durations are different. Even the symptoms are different. However, some common treatment processes are same. The first step is usually to remove the toxins in the body through a Sodhana Therapy (purification). This is done through various methods and various medicines.
The exact medication for a particular patient is based on the medical history and the condition of the body of the patient. The next process is to reduce the excess Doshas through external and internal medications and thus restore the balance in the body.
Understanding the root cause of the problem is one of the primary steps in the treatment through Ayurveda. Be it diabetes, or obesity or even depression. The signs and symptoms may vary and so will the medications.
A professional Ayurveda physician will be able to clearly read the symptoms and tell you the necessary treatment plans. While the medications are provided, it is also necessary to change your daily routines.
There are some common changes that can be easily adopted by anybody. For instance, practicing yoga on a regular basis, controlling sleeping patterns and eating a balanced and healthy diet can be beneficial for anyone.
Just like diabetes and obesity, another common lifestyle disease found these days is mental stress and depression. In this competitive world, everybody is in a hurry to finish the race. This leads to several stressful situations. Ayurveda offers several treatments for such conditions and recommends several techniques to overcome such situations.
In Ayurveda, “Panchakarma” techniques are used to find the cause of the problem and it is corrected using different medications balancing the Doshas in the body. Most of these medications balance the 2 hemispheres of the human brain and activate the chakra of crown. Depending on the cause of the stress, different treatments and diets are recommended.