MANAGEMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISORDERS
There are many reasons why respiratory diseases are on a rapid rise, especially, in urban areas – toxic levels of air pollution, low population of plants / trees, humidity, dust, pollen, inhaling of cigarette or beedi smoke etc.
These factors combined with high stress levels and poor nutrition lead to the destruction of lung tissues, constriction of airways and fluid retention in the lungs.
Respiratory diseases can be both short-term and chronic. The most common ones are:
- Allergic Bronchitis
- Seasonal allergies
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (Asthma & Emphysema)
- Post-nasal Drip
- Tonsillitis & Adenoids
- Recurrent infections
- Chronic Cough
- Nasal Polyp
As per Ayurveda, the respiratory system is governed by Vata. However, an imbalance in the functioning of any of the Doshas (Kapha, Pitta or Vata) in the body can lead to accumulation of toxins(Ama) in the respiratory channels. These toxin deposits cause an inflammatory reaction resulting in the build-up of mucous and blockages in lung tissues. With the specialized Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure called Panchakarma, such toxins can be easily eliminated, and physical well-being of the Patient can be restored. This procedure is supplemented with dosha-balancing diet, stress relieving techniques and immunity boosting medications.
THE AKAMI AYURVEDA APPROACH
Firstly, our Ayurvedic doctors assess the patients’ history, their body type (Pitta, Vata or Kapha), lifestyle patterns, diet and test results (modern diagnostic tests) to ascertain the root cause of the disease and an appropriate treatment plan. Sometimes, blood tests are prescribed to rule out possibilities of infectious diseases like tuberculosis etc.
- Then, we initiate our treatment program with the administration of simple herbs and internal detoxification therapy of Panchakarma.
These procedures help in lowering allergens in the system, reducing inflammations and boosting the natural immunity of the patient’s body.
- Treatment is supported by ayurvedic medications to help improve the digestive system and strengthen the overall immunity.
Later, targeted herbs are given to act on the bronchioles for:
Symptoms like Fever etc., are also counteracted using Ayurvedic preparations.
- lowering inflammation
- dilating bronchioles for better air passage
- improving secretion of mucus
- clearing out the lungs
- Diet management is given utmost importance in Ayurveda, simply for the fact that when food is not properly digested it creates toxins.
When these toxins reach the chest or the lung area, they leave deposits in the lung and airway tissues.
They not only irritate the epithelial linings (responsible for creating bronchoconstriction inhibiting chemicals) of the airways but also trigger inflammation.
Regulating Vata in the body can fix this problem. So, for resolving dosha imbalances a strict diet regime is recommended to the patient.
- Since unbalanced Vata leads to heightened stress in patients, our treatment plan includes therapies for stress management and mental strength.
In this program, we include other aspects of healing like pranayama to strengthen the respiratory system and to remove toxins via breathing techniques.
These programs are usually planned for 7/14 days of in-house stay. For more information or to book an appointment with our doctors, please call us on (+91) 9020162016.