Ayurvedic Treatment Of Obesity


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Ayurvedic Treatment Of Obesity

  1. 1. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF OBESITY Dr. Rajesh Kalwadiya http://www.charakayurveda.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Obesity is the most common metabolic disorder of human and one of the oldest documented diseases. In India, as early as 1500 B.C. , charak described it under “medoroga” meaning the diseased state (roga) of the adipose tissue. Charak’s description and explanation of the disease and the treatment methods he prescribes for it remain valid today. remain valid today. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Through Charak, Ayurveda has this to say about one suffering from this disease: </li></ul><ul><li>An individual whose increased adipose and muscle tissue makes his hips, abdomen and breasts pendulous, and whose vitality is much less than his body size should be called one whose fat tissue is diseased (medorogi) or is obese. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The body is the product of food. Disease occurs as the result of faulty nutrition. The distraction between health and disease arises as a result of the difference between the wholesome and un wholesome diet. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Causes of obesity are mental and emotional influences on eating patterns as well as cultural influences and socio-economic status all can have an effect. Genetic factors play a role, but their mechanism remain unknown. Estrogen and androgen hormonal balance appears to influence the sites and amount of adipose tissue deposition. Only in rare instances of hypothalamic obesity can the etiology be clearly defined in scientific terms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Due to excessive eating of heavy, cold, sweet, and oily foods, derangement of the digested food mass takes place and produces Ama or improperly digested food, which disturbs the process of nutrition in the body. Due to this production the first tissue of the seven plasma ((rasa dhatu), is not properly formed. Instead the food undergoes fermentation and putrefaction, being retained in the stomach. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Management of obesity <ul><li>Ayurveda recommends a multidimensional approach in the management of obesity. The treatment planed with consideration of its causative factors on six levels: </li></ul><ul><li>Weakening of the digestive fire or metabolic power in the adipose tissue. </li></ul><ul><li>Production of Ama or improperly digested food. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Disturbed vata or nervous energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Blockage of the channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Life style factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Lake of exercise. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The vicious cycle which results in obesity must be broken. </li></ul><ul><li>To raise the metabolic power or digestive fire in the adipose tissue, herbs like guggule, shilajit and trikatu are used. </li></ul><ul><li>Ama production is treated by toxin-burning herbs like guggulu, shilajit and catechu. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Aggravation of Vata is treated by medicated enemas of the cleaning tupe (niruha basti). </li></ul><ul><li>Channel blockage is alleviated by fat-reducing (lekhans) herbs which have a scarping action to open the channels like black pepper, barberry or trikatu. Externally, the same channel cleaning effect is achieved by application of dry herbal powders like calamus. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Life style factors relate primarily to diet and exercise. Diet emphasizing pungent and bitter tastes, which are composed of the light elements of fire, air and ether, are advocated as they produce lightness in the body. Sweet taste is restricted in the diet as its earth and water elements increase heaviness. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Exercise with gradual increase according to the strength of the patient is advised. No strong exertion or straining is recommended by Ayurveda. Exercises are recommended that are simple to perform. </li></ul>
  13. 13. General treatment plan for obesity <ul><li>Massage with herbal powders like calamus, ginger, mustard and horsegram. </li></ul><ul><li>Followed by steam with the herbs like dasamoola, nirgundi, eucalyptus or sauna. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Herbs <ul><li>Herbs which are increasing metabolism like trikatu, guggulu, shilajit etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Dasang guggulu </li></ul><ul><li>Medohar guggulu </li></ul><ul><li>Chandraprabha vati </li></ul><ul><li>Triushanadi lauha. </li></ul><ul><li>Gokshura </li></ul><ul><li>Punarnava mandoor </li></ul><ul><li>Triphala </li></ul><ul><li>Haritaki with honey </li></ul>
  15. 15. Diet for obese patient <ul><li>Break fast (7 to 9 A.M.) </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit juice – one cup of any fruit like orange, apple or pineapple. Or fresh fruits like one apple or one guava or one peach. </li></ul><ul><li>Sprouts ¼ cup </li></ul><ul><li>Whole wheat bread or toast two pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Lemon water with honey. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Lunch (12 to 2 P.M.) </li></ul><ul><li>Salad (a mixture of cucumber, radish, lettuce, carrot etc. with salt, pepper and lemon). </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable soup – one cup </li></ul><ul><li>Rice, bread or chapati. </li></ul><ul><li>Leafy and green vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Pulse (moong) </li></ul><ul><li>Non vegetarians can take fish or white meat in small potion. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Dinner (6 to 8 P.M.) </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable soup and steamed vegetables. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Principal and requirements of eating <ul><li>The first and most important principal is to eat slowly after chewing and crushing the food quite thoroughly. </li></ul><ul><li>The second vitally important principle is to finish eating (dinner) at least two hours prior to sleeping time during night. </li></ul><ul><li>The third and the most important principle is: Never eat more than 75 % of your capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid drinking water while eating. Drink water after half an hour of eating. </li></ul><ul><li>Take ten to fifteen glass of fresh water in twenty four hours. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Do not eat fatty, fried and highly seasoned food. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid pickles, chutney, souses, tin food and sweets. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat only three times in a day. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Yoga for obesity <ul><li>During the first week start with the following asanas: </li></ul><ul><li>Ekpada uttan asana – make a total of eight rounds, four rounds with each leg alternately. </li></ul><ul><li>Uttanapadasana – four rounds daily. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Second week <ul><li>Keep practicing both the asasnas of first week and following asanas: </li></ul><ul><li>3. Bhujanga asana – 4 rounds </li></ul><ul><li>4. Shalabha asana – 4 rounds </li></ul>
  22. 22. Third week <ul><li>Keep practicing all the four asanas and add followings: </li></ul><ul><li>5. Santulan asana – 6 rounds </li></ul><ul><li>6. Pawanmukta asana – 6 rounds </li></ul>
  23. 23. Fourth week <ul><li>Keep practicing all previous six and add followings: </li></ul><ul><li>7.Suryanamaskara – 4 rounds </li></ul><ul><li>8. Dhanura asana – 4 rounds </li></ul>
  24. 24. Fifth week <ul><li>Keep practicing all previous eight and add followings: </li></ul><ul><li>9. Ardha vakra asana – 4 rounds </li></ul><ul><li>10. Paschimottanasana– 4 rounds </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sixth week and onwards <ul><li>Keep practicing all previous ten and add followings: </li></ul><ul><li>11. Supta vajra asana – 4 rounds </li></ul><ul><li>12. Matsyendra asana – 4 rounds </li></ul>
  26. 26. Medohara Health Supplement <ul><li>(Natural Formula For Obesity Management) </li></ul><ul><li>(Combipack of 180 Tabs and 120 Caps For One month Course) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tab Ingredients- </li></ul><ul><li>Sunthi (Ginger; Zingiber officinale) </li></ul><ul><li>Chitraka Mula (Plumbago zeylanica) </li></ul><ul><li>Marich (Piper nigrum) </li></ul><ul><li>Triphala </li></ul><ul><li>Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus) </li></ul><ul><li>Pippali (Piper longum) </li></ul><ul><li>Vayavidanga (Emblica ribes) </li></ul><ul><li>Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) </li></ul><ul><li>Servings- </li></ul><ul><li>            Two Tablets Thrice a Day </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 27. Medohara Health Supplement <ul><li>Caps Ingredients- </li></ul><ul><li>Kustha (Saussurea Leppa) </li></ul><ul><li>Haldi (Curcuma longa) </li></ul><ul><li>Daruhaldi (Berberis Aristata) </li></ul><ul><li>Vacha (Acorus calamus) </li></ul><ul><li>Kutki (Picrorhiza Kurroa) </li></ul><ul><li>Guruchi (Tinospora Cordifolia) </li></ul><ul><li>Chirbilwa (Holoptelia Integrifolia) </li></ul><ul><li>Kankustha (Garcinia Combogia) </li></ul><ul><li>Servings- </li></ul><ul><li>Two Capsules Twice a Day </li></ul>
  28. 28. Consult doctor <ul><li>Please consult with Ayurveda panchakarma expert: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Rajesh Kalwadiya </li></ul><ul><li>Maharshi Charak Ayurveda </li></ul><ul><li>Clinic & Research Center, </li></ul><ul><li>E-7, Kanti Chandra Road, </li></ul><ul><li>Banipark, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  29. 29. Thank you