Weight-loss, Ayurveda way

According to Ayurveda treatment of Weight-loss includes provision of nutrients, measures to increase bio-fire and making the channels of nutrition and metabolic pathways. Rasayanams are noted for making the nutritional channels patent and provide whole body nutrition. Hence, they are used in the treatment of Weight-loss.

                                   

Lets talk about the fact that insufficient nutrition in your diet cause excessive weight loss. That directly or indirectly effect the digestive system.  Biofire is the generator of energy in the body just as sun. In the body, fire is expressed in five distinct ways. Pachak agni play role to digest food in our body. If the bio-fire is not weak, supplementing nutrition will suffice to correct Weight-loss. But in the emaciated, the bio-fire also will be weak and the body will not be in a condition to accept any nutrition. In such cases, correcting bio-fire and strengthening it is an essentiality. Ayurveda usually attempts this.

We know that there are special mechanisms and chemicals involved in the absorption of each nutrient. These mechanisms may not be working properly in Weight-loss conditions. Ayurveda aims to correct the system and enhance the bio-fire, so that the body can take up the nutrients and transfer them to the tissues.

Ghee and powder preparations prescribed in anemia, tuberculosis and irritable bowel syndrome (grahanee dosha) are useful in this. These medicines aim to improve the quality of digestion and absorption, and simultaneously attempt to make the channels of nutrition, including pathways of metabolism.

Due to excessive Weight-loss, giddiness, cough, excessive thirst, anorexia, reduction of unctuousness in the body, weakness of bio-fire, insomnia, weakness of perceptions like eye-sight and hearing, reduction in semen and immunity, lack of hunger and hoarseness of voice may all occur. There will be pain in the bladder, pain in the region of the heart, headache etc. There will be constipation and reduction in urination. These may occur even when weight reduction is implemented medically. So, care should be taken in implementing schedules of weight reduction.

 

Ayurvedic Treatment of Weight-loss

Treatment of Weight-loss includes provision of nutrients, measures to increase bio-fire and making the channels of nutrition and metabolic pathways. Here carminative and digestive treatments are of importance. Rasayanams are noted for making the nutritional channels patent and provide whole body nutrition. Hence, they are used in the treatment of Weight-loss.
Another important thing is to purify the body completely before resorting to rejuvenation therapy. It is a pre-requisite of any nutritive regimen. Hence vomiting, purgation, nasal catharsis, enemata and even bloodletting are done before addition therapy.

Rasayanam preparations such as:

1. Chyavanprash
2. Brahma Rasayanam
3. Narasimha Rasayanam
4. Koosmanda Rasayanam etc. are given to increase weight

Chawanprasha plays best role in rejunevating immunity and health during weight loss. Brahma rasayana stands as the choicest natural remedy for stress and tiredness chronic. It stabilizes the mind and body to adapt the change for betterment. Narasimha Rasayanam is Improves immunity and physical strength, TonicRejuventative,  Improves libido, a helpful tonic for skin and healthcare. Kushmanda rasayana is a famous Ayurvedic medicine in herbal jam form and contain main nutrients that body need to rejuvenate itself. Hence these combinations are given to increase weight.

Ghee preparations of choice include: 

  1. Indukantha Ghritham
  2. Vidaryadi Ghritham

Fermented preparations such as:

  1. Aswagandharishtam
  2. Draksharishtam
  3. Dasamoolarishtam
  4. Balarishtam

And Avalehas such as: 

  1. Vidaryadi Lehyam
  2. Aswagandhadi Lehyam
  3. Pancha-jeeraka-guda are also used very frequently in the treatment of Weight-loss.

Weight-loss also has a psychic edge. People who willfully avoid food either to reduce weight to keep slim or due to various other reasons, will land on a psychic platform. They will become unable to consume food. This condition is called anorexia nervosa. This case requires psychiatric assistance. Here prescriptions should have a psychic bearing. Patient get dramatic weight loss. Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against whole categories of food (e.g. no carbohydrates, etc.). Frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss.

Recommended medicines and therapies

 

KAL Classical Formulations – Kalyanaka Ghritham, Brahmi Ghritham,Manasamithravatakam, Saraswatha Ghritham.

Please Note: The above-mentioned medication can be taken only upon prescription by a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner!

 

Therapies – Shirovasthi, Shirodhara, Takradhara, Thalam, Pichu are useful depending on the conditions.

Oil application on head daily before bath is recommended. Oils like Chandanadi Thailam, Himasagara Thailam and Bala Thailam can be used.

 

Beware!

Improper addition therapy and reduction therapies can cause Obesity and Weight-loss. Hence do not attempt self-medication for these problems. Always consult your Ayurvedic Doctor before undergoing such therapies. 

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