Anorexia means the loss of the desire to eat, even when one is hungry. This disease is known as aruchi in Ayurveda. This condition can occur due to a sedentary lifestyle, stress and poor eating habits. In this state, a person has no appetite for eating due to indigestion or psychological causes. In some cases, the patient has a bad taste in the mouth and does not want to swallow the food.
Keep in mind that anorexia (simple loss of appetite) is not the same as anorexia nervosa (commonly known as anorexia), which refers to the serious psychological and physiological conditions that are generally observed in women where they develop an aversion. Eat scared of being obese. A person with anorexia nervosa often has a serious weight loss or even death. On the other hand, anorexia (simple loss of appetite) is usually temporary and does not become anorexia nervosa.
According to Ayurveda, anorexia is caused by the worsening of vata, pitta and kapha doshas and by psychological factors such as fear, anger and stress, resulting in incomplete digestion of food. This leads to the formation of ama (mucus). This lover blocks the gastrointestinal channels of the body and, therefore, interrupts the sense of taste.
The following factors contribute to this condition: inactive lifestyle; fatty, sweet and heavy foods; nibbling between meals; and eating meals in a disturbed environment, such as eating while watching television.
- Dieting despite being underweight
- Obsessed with calories and fat.
- Avoid eating with an excuse.
- Dramatic weight loss
- Vomiting secret after meals.
According to Ayurveda, the physical causes of aruchi (anorexia) are the aggravation of vata, pitta and kapha in the stomach. Kapha is a substance similar to mucus that is cold, dense, heavy, firm, slow, thick, sticky, moist and clear. The aggravation of a type of kapha, called bodhak kapha, causes a loss of appetite.
Negative mental feelings, such as pain, fear, greed and anger can also cause anorexia. Since Ayurveda treats the root cause of the disease rather than treating the symptoms, the Ayurvedic treatment line relieves the Bodhak Kapha and relaxes the mind. This ensures that neither physical nor psychological factors affect the appetite …
Mudra for Loss of Appetite
The practice of Surya mudra, Pitta-kaarak mudra, and Vaayan mudra are useful to overcome the loss of Appetite.
How to do Surya mudra
Place the tips of ring finger at the base of the thumb finger to form Surya mudra.
Place the tips of the little finger, finger at the bottom of thumb finger to form Pitta-kaarak mudra.
How to do Vaayan mudra
Join the tips of the index finger, middle finger and thumb finger to form Vaayan mudra.
Duration of mudra practice
45 minutes of regular practice or 15 minutes thrice a day. You have to do mudras with both the hands.
If you are a Pitta excess person, then do these mudras in moderation only.