Asthama – The Ayurvedic Viewpoint
Aam (toxic mucus) is produced in the body due to indigestion which in turn blocks the normal air movements in the body.
Vitiated air movements (prokupit Vata) and aam (toxic mucous) push the cough upwards which is located in the diaphragm. This vitiated air also destroys the natural softness and elasticity of the respiratory channels. Thus, the respiratory tract’s natural lubrication is dried up creating the channels rough and stictured. These physiological changes cause difficulty in inhalation and exhalation.
This make Asthma treatment with Ayurveda, a necessity.
SIGNS / SYMPTOMS
- Difficulty in breathing
- Continuous Coughing (Allergic cough)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain, Heavy chest, congestion
- Low Appetite
- Less sleep due to breathlessness
- Patient feels relief while seating in a slightly bent position. Supine position increases breathlessness.
Ayurveda’s powerful healing tips to get rid of Asthma symptoms:
- Powerful Diet
Consume more: Rice, millet, spelt, quinoa, cooked vegetables, mung, lentils, spices like ginger, cinnamon, clove, garlic, onion, coriander, asafoetida, black pepper, turmeric, mustard.
Have warm mung soup or vegetable soups. Can occasionally have soaked nuts, potato, fish, egg.
Avoid: Mik, Curd, Yogurt & diary products, fermented food, heavy beans, sweet fruits, tomatoes, Brinjal, cold drinks, chocolates, ice cream, wheat, maida, meat, pork & deep fried foods.
- Ancient effective Home Remedies
a.Keep drinking warm ginger water throughout the day.
b.Chew six to eight slices of fresh turmeric during the day.
- Natural Inhaler for amazing relief in nose block, sneezing, breathlessness
One teaspoon of Ajowain seeds to be roasted on a griddle. Inhale the fumes for 5 minutes. Repeat this process 3 times a day.
- Proven, safe & deep healing marma treatments for Respiratory problems.
Massage on the marked points (as shown in the figure) with Painmukti cream. Use your thumb to massage the cream in a circular movement for three minutes. Repeat this Marma 2-3 times a day for a week. Once done, use whenever required.
Massage with Painmukti cream using the thumb in a circular movement for 3 minutes. 5Repeat this Marma 2-3 a day times for a week. Once done, use whenever required.
Herbs that can help in reducing allergies and improving immunity:
Yashtimadhu (Liquorice), Adulsa (Adhatoda vasika), Tulsi (Basil), Ginger
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