Ayurvedic Treatment for Digestive Disorders
Constitutional fire is responsible for digestion. It is availiability of fire that determines the production of gastric juices that are required for the breakdown of food and its conversion into micronutrients that can be assimilated by the body and bulk that needs to be eliminated. Whenever this fire is weak, there is not enough digestive power to metabolize food.
Ayurveda describes three types of toxins that may build up in the body. The most common type is 'ama', which is formed when the digestive tract is either weak or overloaded with the wrong foods. If ama is not cleared from the body, it will continue to build and cause an imbalance of the 'doshas', or the natural forces at work in the body. A temporary lapse in good dietary habits will create ama. long term eating habits that are not appropriate for a person's dosha will cause the development of amavisha. Digestive disorders are related to amavisha, indicated by their chronic nature.
Ayurveda indicates that pitta dosha is responsible for metabolism and digestion. Pitta imbalances cause stress related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, or ulcers.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Digestive Disorders Include:
- Vamana :Vamana means therapeutic vomiting which is a medicated emesis. This is an emesis treatment done through oral route to eliminate excess mucus by means of therapeutic vomiting and is recommended for chronic indigestion. This treatment is done for the aggravated Kapha dosha, which dislodges the toxins manily from the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. The Kapha toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract are effectively removed by Vamana.
- Virechana :Virechana is the second procedure in the sequence of Panchakarma( Ayurvedic Detoxification Program), mainly aimed at reducing Pitta Dosha and toxic accumulation in the GI tract, liver and gallbladder. This the simplest method or Panchakarma and has the most easily observed effects. The therapy cleanses the pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body and acne while also improving digestion and boosting metabolism .
- Vasti : Vasti therapy in panchakarma is to cure ailment of the patient by eliminating the toxins and doshas from the body. It is performed using the medicated oils and liquids to expel the impurities out of the body through the intestinal tract by the means of urethra,anus and vaginal passage. The medicated oils are administrated into the body.
The above mentioned treatment plan is the General treatment for Digestive Disorders. However, Our doctor will have to check your past medical history and diagnose your present heallth condition, before finalizing right treatment plan for you.