Celebrate World Asthma Day with Ayurveda: Unlock Your Breath!
Discover Asthma's causes and symptoms and discover how Ayurveda can help you manage Asthma naturally.
Asthma is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in May to raise awareness about the condition. World Asthma Day will be celebrated on the 2nd of May, 2023. The goal is to encourage people to control their asthma better and help them learn the best ways to manage the condition.
World Asthma Day is a great opportunity to discover the power of Ayurveda in managing asthma. Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that originated in India and has been used for centuries to treat various ailments.
Ayurveda focuses on treating the root cause of an illness and emphasizes a holistic approach to health. Ayurveda is an effective way of managing asthma symptoms, as it helps to balance the body and reduce inflammation. It also helps to strengthen the immune system, which can help to improve asthma symptoms. Ayurveda also uses herbs, oils, and other natural remedies to help manage asthma.
World Asthma Day is the perfect time to explore the benefits of Ayurveda for managing asthma. Unlock the power of Ayurveda and learn how to control your asthma better. Celebrate World Asthma Day by discovering more about Ayurveda and its potential to help manage your asthma symptoms.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. It is a condition in which the airways become inflamed and narrowed, making it difficult to breathe. Although asthma is often seen as a lifelong disorder, it can be managed with Ayurvedic therapies and lifestyle changes.
Symptoms of Asthma:
Asthma symptoms can vary from person to person but are generally characterized by difficulty breathing. The symptoms of asthma can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:
- Wheezing (high-pitched whistling sound that occurs when you breathe)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
An asthma attack can be triggered by exposure to an asthma trigger and can cause severe symptoms such as difficulty talking, severe chest tightness, and bluish skin color.
Fortunately, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to managing asthma. Ayurvedic treatments can help reduce inflammation, improve lung function, and reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. By making simple lifestyle changes and incorporating Ayurvedic therapies into your daily routine, you can take control of your asthma and unlock your breath! Book Your Appointment Now!
Also Read: 8 Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Asthma
What are the Causes of Asthma?
A combination of environmental and genetic factors causes asthma. Common triggers include dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and certain medications. The exact cause of asthma is not known. But Ayurveda believes asthma is caused by an imbalance of the three doshas or energies – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. However, certain factors can trigger asthma symptoms, such as:
- Allergens: Common allergens include dust mites, pollen, animal dander, and mold.
- Irritants: Certain irritants, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and strong odors, can trigger asthma symptoms.
- Respiratory infections: Respiratory infections, such as colds and flu, can trigger asthma symptoms.
- Physical activity: Physical activity can trigger asthma symptoms in some people.
- Obesity: Being overweight
- Being a smoker or Exposure to second-hand smoke
- Exposure to exhaust fumes or other types of pollution
- Exposure to occupational triggers, such as chemicals used in farming, hairdressing, and manufacturing
- Having another allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Factors responsible for causing Asthma -- According to Ayurveda:
- Exposure to dust, smoke, and wind.
- Excessive intake of cold water, cold potency foods, residing in cold places.
- Excessive exercise, sexual intercourse, and long walk beyond one’s capacity.
- Habitual intake of dry foods.
- Intake of food, deficient or excessive in quantity, and before or after meal time.
- Constipation associated with flatulence
- Fasting in excess
- Weakness and injury to vital organs.
- Excessive administration of Shodan therapies.
- As secondary affliction to diarrhea, fever, vomiting, rakta-pitta, udavarta, visuchika-cholera, alasak, anemia, poisoning, etc.
- Habitual intake of pigeon peas, black gram, oil cake, excess consumption of sesame oil.
- Food causes a burning sensation in the abdomen.
- Intake of aquatic meat, marshy animals, and birds.
- Intake of excess curd and unboiled milk.
- Food obstructs the channel of circulation.
- Intake of Kapha aggravation ingredient.
- Injury to throat and chest.
What is the root cause of Asthma as per the Siddhaveda lineage of Ayurveda?
- Ayurveda calls Asthma or Breathlessness Kaas. The root cause of Asthma is Kapha mucus and Vata (air) increasing foods which block the respiratory channels and disturbs the breathing pattern. Excessive Vata in the respiratory channel for many years dries up the mucus, causing narrowing of the lung's airways. This causes chest tightness, pain, persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and breathlessness.
- Low Ojas (The Immune imbalance) create allergic histamine reactions or frequent infections. Many people have a sensitive immune system that as soon as there is exposure to any allergic situations such as grass, pollen, dirt, smoke, fumes, or food allergies, lots of mucus is produced in seconds & they start sneezing, running nose, redness, and itching in eyes, itching on the chest and neck, coughing and finally breathing difficulties. Also, acute viral or bacterial infections in the respiratory channel cause cough, cold, fever, and bronchitis.
- Autoimmune attacks cause inflammation, which again secretes excessive mucus, causes narrowing the airway, and leading to difficulty breathing. Inflammations and infections lead to chronic bronchitis in the long run. Normally in 80% of cases, breathlessness starts in the early morning. In a severe breathlessness attack, a person can say only a few words without stopping to breathe. Confusion, lethargy, and blue skin color indicate that the person's oxygen supply is severely limited.
In Children, persistent cold is the most common cause of Asthma or breathing difficulty. Even after the cold is gone, asthma symptoms and airway swelling can last several weeks.
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Diagnosis of Asthma in Ayurveda:
Asthma is diagnosed based on medical history, physical examination, and lung function tests. Ayurvedic experts may also order additional tests, such as allergy testing, to determine if allergens trigger asthma symptoms. Nadi Pariksha (Pulse reading) is Ayushakti’s special tool to diagnose any health problems and detect the root cause and their severity.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Asthma:
How Does Ayushakti's Asthatox Treatment Help? 3 proven steps for long-lasting freedom from breathlessness, allergies, chest tightness, and bronchitis.
Ayushakti’s “Asthatox” treatment program is proven to be effective in conditions of breathlessness, chronic allergies and infections, chest congestion or tightness and pain, and bronchitis. "Asthatox" focuses on Three Steps, including a Customized diet, Herbal Supplements, Detox plans, Kitchen formulas, and Marma. Ayushakti practitioners evaluate your health condition and create customized plans for your needs. Lacs of people globally followed the “Asthatox” program to eliminate chronic years old respiratory problems.
Asthatox treatment regulates metabolism, removes excess dosha and toxins from the respiratory channel, and removes blockages from the bronchioles, which are the main causes of severe breathlessness, bronchitis, allergies, wheezing, chest pain, congestion, and shortness of breath.
- Balancing Doshas and improving Digestion (REMOVE) - Removing the excess Vata (air), melting the Kapha mucous from the airway passage, and expelling them through the stool help clear the chest congestion promote easy breathing.
- Balancing Immune functions (RESTORE) – Calms down the hyperactive immune and/or balances the underactive immune functions to help relieve respiratory inflammation and infections remarkably. Thus improve breathing capacity and reduction in persistent cough and wheezing.
- Repairing and Nourishing the lung functions (RENEW) – This helps strengthen the overall respiratory channel. Thus, it will remarkably diminish the frequency of allergies, infections, and chest tightness.
Ayushakti’s Key Focus Treatment For Managing Asthma Symptoms:
- Reduce Aam (Reduce swelling inside the airway)
- Eliminate Aggravated Kapha (Reduce heaviness & congestion)
- Regulate Vata Movement (Improve circulation)
- Increase Immunity
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to difficulty breathing. While Ayurvedic treatments such as panchakarma may help manage symptoms and improve overall respiratory health. Panchakarma is a set of cleansing and rejuvenating therapies that are often used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote detoxification and balance in the body.
What are the benefits you get through Ayushakti's Asthatox program?
- Relieves tightness and pain in the chest, whooping cough, and cold. Thus you can walk, climb steps, and do daily routines without breathing difficulties or chest congestion.
- Remarkable reduction in nasal congestions, sinusitis, throat, and ear infections.
- It helps eliminate frequent allergic attacks, allergic bronchitis, and wheezing.
- Promotes easy breath and Improves respiratory and lung functions.
- Improves immunity.
- Improves sleep quality as fewer episodes of persistent coughing.
Watch How David Franklin got relieved from his 20 years old Asthma in 7 Months. https://youtu.be/pp9Sf1cZVEM
Detoxification Therapy – Panchkarma:
Detox is the Ayurvedic cleansing process for body, mind, and emotions that helps you create holistic health and well-being. Digestive impurities such as mucus and metabolic toxins pile up in the veins, intestine, liver, and joints. They circulate throughout the entire body and block the system. Continuous build-up of these impurities can cause physical and mental disorders and diseases. A Detox helps to clean out toxins. Marma points help to remove blockages and improve circulation.
Also Read: Asthma – The Ayurvedic Viewpoint
Here are some of the panchakarma therapies that may be helpful for Asthma:
- Abhyanga: This is a full-body massage using warm herbal oils. It can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which may help ease asthma symptoms.
- Nasya: In this therapy, herbal oils or powders are applied to the nasal passages. It can help clear congestion and improve respiratory function.
- Vamana: This therapeutic vomiting treatment removes excess mucus from the respiratory tract. It is often used for conditions such as asthma and allergies.
- Shirodhara: Shirodhara therapy involves continuously pouring warm herbal oil onto the forehead. It can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which may help ease asthma symptoms.
You must always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider before beginning any detoxification therapies on your own.
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Living with Asthma: Coping and Thriving
Asthma can be challenging, but it doesn't have to stop you from living your best life. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It's caused by inflammation in the airways, which can make it difficult to breathe. If you're living with asthma, you're not alone.
Simple activities like walking up a flight of stairs or playing with your kids can become a struggle. But don't let asthma control your life. You can live a fulfilling life with asthma with the right care and management.
Here are some tips to help you Cope and Thrive with asthma:
Understand Your Triggers:
Knowing what triggers your asthma symptoms is essential to managing your condition. Common triggers include allergies, exercise, pollution, cold air, and stress. Keep track of your symptoms and what you were doing when they occurred. This can help you identify your triggers and avoid them in the future.
Create a Customized Asthma Action Plan with Ayushakti:
Working with Ayushakti Ayurved experts to create an asthma action plan can help you manage your condition. Your plan should include what herbal medications to take, when, and what to do if your symptoms worsen. Share your plan with your family and friends so they know how to help you in an emergency.
Stay Active & Positive:
Living with a chronic condition can be challenging, but staying positive is important. Focus on what you can do and find ways to adapt to your condition. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends who can help you cope.
Regular exercise is important for your overall health and can help improve your lung function. Talk to your healthcare provider about what exercise is safe for you. Warm up before exercising and take breaks as needed.
Remember, asthma doesn't have to control your life. You can live a fulfilling life with asthma with the right care and management. Talk to our Ayurvedic experts at Ayushakti if you have any questions or concerns about your condition. Keep track of your symptoms and follow your asthma action plan. You've got this!
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Blog Author: Dr. Sayali
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd