Excessive fat accumulated in the body leads to obesity. People who generally weigh a weight more than 30kg/m2 are defined as overweight.
People who suffer from obesity are prone to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and depression are recipients of obesity.
Wrong dieting habits can lead to obesity and other related diseases. In Ayurveda, this state is termed as athisthoulym. Herbal juices and various treatments like udthwarthana, yogavastahi and abhyanga lead to eradication of obesity.
Permanent loss of muscle movement of the body leads to irrecoverable damage to the affected individual. Our senses are controlled and accessed by the peripheral and central nervous system.
Disruption of any of the muscles and nerves can cause paralysis for anybody at anytime. Muscle weaknesses as a result lead to loss of ability to move the muscles. Ayurvedic doctors and physicians follow the treatment through techniques like Prana vayu. Ayurvedic treatment includes Pizchil, Sridhora and Sneha Vasthi(detoxification process under Pancha Karma)
Mental Unrests can be the main disorder for some of us. In Ayurveda, the mental illness is caused by gunic and doshic imbalance leading to understanding difficulties and clouding of comprehension activities.
Samshamana or pacification (which over time—months to years-- re-balances the doshas and gunas) -Samshodhana or deep cleansing (which over a shorter time –weeks to months-- removes excess doshas and gunas) -Rasayana or revitalization (which over one‘s lifetime strengthens specific weaknesses, prevents the recurrence of the disease and promotes sattvoguna)
Samshamana therapies subsume two vital components which enhance the return of the vitiated humor(s) to equilibrium without disturbing of the other non-vitiated doshas. They are:
a) Nidana Parivarjana. This is the knowledge of how to avoid the known disease-causing causative factors with regard to a specific individual and a specific disease. There are foods, emotions, thoughts, behaviors, habits, environments, and sensory inputs which can precipitate or aggravate various prakritis and diseases.
b) Pathya Vyavastha. This encompasses what is advisable and inadvisable with regard to diet, exercise, sleep, sensory exposures, lifestyle choices, and mental habits in order to enhance the therapeutic measures of samshamana chikitsa (therapy).
Panchakarma therapies or radical purification procedures, famous for their efficacy and spa-like procedures, are part of the samshodhana phase. Ayurveda has such a logical and natural approach which takes advantage of the healing energies inherent in the individual.
Psoriasis a medical condition in which the skin produces plaques of thickened scaling skin that’s non-contagious. The dry skin scales result from proliferation of skin cells. Abnormal production of special white blood cells called T-Lymphocytes causes the skin of elbows, knees and scalp to shed like scales.
In Ayurvedicparlance, Psoriasis is related to sidhmakustha, a generic term for psoriasis. Severity of disease varies from person to person. And so, treatments include Snehapanam, Lepam, virechana, vamana or thakradhata.