Ayurveda treatment for obesity” The Ayurveda Approach towards obesity”
Obesity has become one of the major health problems not only in India but all around the world.It leads to many other health problems and I don’t want my readers having obesity. It can be easily tackled through slight changes in your lifestyle and eating habits. In this post ” Ayurveda treatment for obesity” I am going to share with you the Ayurvedic perspective of very common disease obesity. In this post, you will get the information about, the causes of obesity according to Ayurveda, Ayurveda treatment for obesity, Ayurveda herbal remedies for obesity, home remedies for obesity, Mudras for obesity and Ayurveda lifestyle to tackle obesity.
Causes of Obesity
Let us see what are the root causes of obesity according to Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a science always deals with the root cause of a problem and tries to solve the root cause of the problem. You might have come across a lot of weight loss programmes, diets, instruments and some kind of like surgical operations also. Many of us go for these programs but these programs may reduce weight in a quick span of time but it is not a permanent solution for you.
In Ayurveda, we always looking for permanent solutions. Ayurveda says that fat is also one of the Dhatus “Medho dhatu”. There are seven ghatus or seven tissues in the body. The food that we eat is converted into seven tissues, “Ras, Rakth, Mamsa, Medha, Asthi, Maja, Shukla”, limb, blood, muscles, fat, bones, bone marrow and the reproductive tissues. These are the seven tissues, the seven dhatus which are nourished by the food that we eat. But when we have a weak digestive fire, “low Gataragni”, when our agni is “mandh” mandhagni, then the food that we are eating is not completely digested and this undigested food gives rise to a toxic material which is called ” Ama”. This Ama is mucus type of material very sticky which originate in the small intestine and the deposited in the fat-carrying channels. The channels which are responsible for carrying the nourishment for fat. As a result, all the food that we are eating, all the nutritious that we are eating gets converted or gets blocked at the fat level or at the medhu level. The nutrition or the food that we are eating nourishes only fat. Whatever we eat converted into fat.
There is also another samprapthi, another pathogenesis mentioned in the Ayurveda that when the fat-carrying channels are blocked with Ama or Kapha, so the air the vata which goes in these channels can’t go beyond these channels. As a results the vata comes back into the stomach, and when air and vata come back into the stomach, the Agni, the fire gets stimulated more and the people generally who are obese, they feel like they are eating a lot. They get hungry very fast. So that is the reason the vata comes back and fire or the agni goes high and the gataragni becomes very strong and the person eats more, But the nourishment is all going into the fat.
Now, what are the reasons for the formation of Ama? The main reason is indigestion or weak digestive fire. What could cause the weak digestive fire, there could be physical reasons like lack of physical activity, sleeping during the daytime or eating too much of fat type of foods, fatty foods, eating foods which are very difficult to digest. For example, deep fried foods, sweets or you can say milk products or cool things, chilled with a lot of ice, anything that will suppress the digestive fire, anything that will kill the digestive fire, which we called it “gataragni” will make the Ama. Another reason for it could be the mental problem, emotional problem, there is fear, anxiety, and depression. Under these conditions, the digestive fire automatically becomes very slow.It doesn;t function. That is why we often say don’t eat your food when you are nerves or depressed, anxious. Because in these conditions, the digestive fire becomes erratic. It doesn’t digest the food as a result again Ama will block the fat-carrying channels.
Ayurveda Approach towards obesity “Ayurveda treatment for obesity”
What we need to do is stimulate the digestive fire and the second is clean the channels which are blocked by Ama. If we do these two things properly, then we get the permanent solution for obesity. As a result, what will happen the fat which is deposited mostly in the hip areas, in the stomach area, in the chest area will be equally distributed to the other parts and no more nutrition will be converted only into fat. The nutrition, the food that we are eating, they will convert into all the seven tissues, they will be equally converted. Of course, we do need some fat in our bodies. It’s not true we don’t need fat at all. Some people are obsessed with becoming skinny and they want to be very very slim, they want no fat in their bodies, but they can become sick.
In Ayurveda, we don’t recommend that you should have no fat diet or you shouldn’t eat fats at all. We recommend fixing your digestive system. We recommend that keep your “Medhova hi Srothas or fat carrying channels clean. So that you don’t have the diseases called obesity.
Obesity is a very dangerous diseases because it can lead to the heart problem, it can lead to joint problems, it can lead to many other problems. Diabetes is one of the post obesity diseases. Two things I will remind you to take care of your digestive fire, watch your diet, don’t let the Ama being formed in your stomach and keep all your channels clean, keep the srothas clean. There are many things that you can keep your channels like you can do exercises, you can do running, you can do jogging, you can do panchakarma treatment, it is very popular in India and very powerful to clean the channels.
Yoga asanas for the treatment of obesity
Yoga therapy and yoga asana is very useful to overcome obesity the list of yoga asana that is useful to treat obesity is given below
Abdominal uplift, Back-stretching, Bow, Cobra, Forward Bend, Head knee, Plough, Spinal twist. Suryanamaskar, asana, Suptavajrasana, Mayura asana, Hala asana, Uddiyanabandh, and Agnisar pranayama are useful postures.
Mudras for obesity
Mudras is also a part of Ayurveda treatment. It is very effective and easy to practice anyone can do it anytime. Just forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get good results. To know more about these mudras click on the links.
helps you to strengthen your nervous system and improves your willpower. This helps you to overcome all the laziness due to obesity and overweight. Strengthens your entire nervous system to bear the extra fat.
This mudra decreases the earth element within the body and increases fire element within the body. Earth element is the major component in fat and over weight that is directly reduced and the extra increase in the fire element burns the extra fat in the body.
also, helps to increase fire element that extra fire helps you to burn the extra fat.
also improves the fire element within the body helps in weight loss. And this mudra decreases earth element within the body which leads to weight loss directly. To know more about mudras for weight loss click here
Acupressure Therapy for Obesity
First relief point:1/4 AI from the lower edge(little finger) and 1 AI above the inner wrist fold.
Second relief point: 3 AIs long along the top crest of hip bones, press with your thumb on both hip bone same time.
Third relief point:2-1/2 AIs below and outer side of knee cap bottom.
Fourth relief point: 1-1/2 Als above the knee and at the centre of the thigh-inner face of the leg.
When you apply pressure on this point, it stimulates the points to reduce fat in the body.
HERE 3AI EQUAL TO YOUR FOUR FINGERS OR THE DISTANCE BETWEEN MIDPOINT OF EYEBROWS TO THE HIGHEST POINT AT NATURAL HAIRLINE AT FOREHEAD.
Diet therapy for obestiy
Fasting honey-lime juice is best in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite.This treatment can be taken like this one spoon of fresh honey should be mixed with a juice of half a lime in glass of lukewarm water and taken in regular intervals.
The best and quick way of losing weight is exclusive lemon juice diet this can be done like this,On the first day the only water ,on the second day juice of three lemon mixed with equal amount of water.One lemon should be subsequently increased each day until the juice of 12 lemon is consumed per day.Then the number of lemons should be decreased in the same order until three lemons are taken in a day.You may feel weak and hungry on the first two days,but afterwards the condition will be stabilised itself.
Cabbage is a best home remedy for obesity,recent studies discovered in this vegetable a valuable content called tartoric acid which inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat.A helping of cabbage salad would be the simplest way to slim, a painless way of dieting.
Eating Rules To Overcome Obesity
- Diet of which include plenty of fruits and vegetable is very helpful to reduce over weight. There is a method called as Flectherism to reduce overweight .That method is
- Chew your food to a pulp or milky liquid until it practically swallows itself.
- Never eat until hungry.
- Enjoy every bite or morsel,savouring the flavour until it is swallowed.
- Do not eat when tired,angry,worried,and at meal time refuse to think or talk about unpleasant subjects.
- If you strictly follow this rule you never be over weight.
12 Juices that reduces weight and Obesity
Juice fasting or juice therapy is an effective and quick way of treatment to over come obesity. If you are over weight juice fasting is the instant way to reduce weight. Another advantage of Juice fasting is, it is healthy way of losing weight.
Here I am sharing the best twelve juices that reduces over weight.Orange,Lemon,Grape fruit,Beet root,Carrot,Cabbage,cherry,Papaya,Pineapple,Spinach,Lettuce,and Tomato juices are best juice that reduce extra fat and weight.
Home Remedies For Obesity and Overweight
Home Remedies for obesity
I will give you the home remedies also. So which you can start using at home. Early morning when you wake up, take two cups of warm water and squeeze a half of lemon and a tablespoon of honey in this and drink it warm. It is the very good formula to clean channels which contain Ama.The fat carrying channels will be cleaned.
You can prepare a recipe to take three things in equal quantities, ginger powder, black pepper powder, long pepper powder, and grind all these three powders. or you can also look for powder which is available called “Trikatu Powder”. Take this powder half tablespoon in the morning after breakfast, half tablespoon in the evening after dinner with warm water. It will work in two directions, it helps stimulate the digestive fire and also it helps to clean the “Srothas” which are blocked means the fat-carrying channels, the “MedhoSrothas”
- Crush the Brahmi in water and add honey to it. Take this mixture 40ml every day for a period to reduce weight quickly.
- Make a decoction from Venga Kadhal (Indian kino). Take 30 ml of decoction and add 20ml honey and drink it. Practice this for one month to overcome obesity.
- Take 25 ml of honey and add 25 ml of water. Drink this mixture early in the morning for a period. It will help to lose weight.
- Take one teaspoon Gingelly Oil and add 5-gram dried ginger powder. Take this mixture regularly to reduce weight.
- Take 10 Grams of Embilia( False Black Pepper) power in honey every day to overcome obesity.
- Make a decoction from curry leaves and have it by adding little ghee in the early morning. It will help to lose weight quickly.
- Have 10 Gm of Kanmada Bhasmam in honey early morning regularly to lose weight quickly.
- Make a decoction from Cutch tree ( Black Catechu). Have it in the morning after adding honey to fight obesity.
- Take dried ginger and clutch tree in equal quantities and boil it for a while in the water. After it cooled, drink it regularly to lose weight.
- Make a decoction from equal quantities of a Clutch tree and Indian gooseberry. Have it regularly after adding honey.
Massages are passive exercises; it activate your body burns extra fat. In generally obsessed people are not able to do heavy exercises due to their heavy body but messages are useful for them
Ever since our births, the massage plays a significant role in developing our body and in helping us to adjust to our physical environment. Consciously or unconsciously everyone uses it to beneficial effects. Soon after the infant’s birth, his massage starts. The mother parts and cuddles the body, the physical touch the helps him to grow well fast. Wealthy massage also imparts strength to the bones and relaxes the muscles. Every living being, including bird or animal, adopts the basic principle of massage and keeps itself fit. No doctor teaches this. It’s a natural instinct.
Just as the regular practice of yoga asanas and healthy food habits are essential for good health, the massage also plays a vital role in this respect. It helps improve the functioning of veins and arteries and makes them healthy. The muscles gain elasticity. On the full massage helps to improve the general health, prolonging the life.
It also plays a vital role transporting foodstuff from one part of the body to the other, for weak people it works miracles. If a person doesn’t eat for several days but gets himself massaged by an expert he can survive for several days. His body would use less energy, as massage will supply him it.
Major Advantages of Massage
- The circulatory system gets activated and helps body organs function efficiently.
- Proper circulation of blood helps to cleanse the body of the impurities collected at different points in the body through outlets like breath, sweat, stool and urine.
- The excretory organs like skin, rectum, lungs, kidneys, etc., get strengthened, and they start working more efficiently.
- The digestive organs like liver, small intestines get activated and function more smoothly.
- Massage helps to reduce fat. It is a best and effortless way of weight loss.
- The pores of skin improve.
- The veins and arteries gain elasticity and body become more efficient and oily.
- Those who do not do exercises or patients who cannot exercise can find in massage an ideal substitute. Because like exercise the massage improves the blood circulation and cleanses the body of impurities.
Types of Massages
- Oil massage
- Dry massage
- Foot massage
- Cold massage
- Warm-clod massage
- Powder massage
- Electric massage
For every massage, there is certain procedure that must be followed faithfully. Different ailments call for different massage, and they must be done keeping the patients’ conditions in mind. Not all patient can be given the same type of massage.
Dry massage and cold massages are good for reducing fat. Dry massage, powder massage and oil massage help to relax the body.
The oil massage should be done in the direction of the heart. Although one can massage oneself, is better to get somebody else to do massage. Leave your hand lose and massage toward the heart from the upper parts of the body downwards and from below upwards. The massage should begin from leg, knee, thighs, arms, stomach, chest, back neck and head. The massage activates the veins and helps to cleanse the body of impurities. The massage should concentrate on the muscles and not on the bones. This will help the muscles to become elastic and flexible.
Other types of massages are
Tapping, rubbing, kneading, patting, wringing, rapping, swapping, thumbing, pressing, punching and heating with hand.
Daily massage: Massage the body well for five to seven minutes before the bath. This can be an oil massage or simply dry one by rubbing the hand on the entire body.
Leg: Rub a little oil on the leg. Start from the ankle and using circular motion bring the hand up. Use the palms of both hands and rub in opposite directions. Pat and strike gently the leg with hands.
Arm: Rub oil on the arm and massage upwards starting from the wrist. Use circular motion. Pat and strike gently the leg with hand.
Stomach: Rub oil with both hands on stomach from right to left using clockwise motion. Then catch the flesh with fingers and rub downwards upwards. This helps to reduce fat. Now press with fingers and rub many times towards right and move upwards using clock wise motion.
Chest: Rub the chest all over with oil from left to right, and down to up. Move the hand outwards from the middle. This will broaden the chest. Cup both palms and gently tap the chest all over. This will benefit the heart and lungs.
Back: You can’t massage your own back yourself, so, as far as you can expand your hand, gently press and rub outwards. However, if you can get someone else to massage for you, it would be better, Rub oil at the back and massage well from left to right and down to up. Place both palms side by side with a back bone in the middle, press and rub downwards. Press with thumbs on both sides of the backbone and rub upwards. Rub every vertebra properly. Gently pull the flesh from different places and massage. Cup the palms and pat gently.
Neck and Face: Using circular motion massage all over the face and gradually move the hand downwards from the chin rub the neck. Massage the face downwards. Use fingers to massage around the eyes. Without pressing hard use palms to massage clockwise.
Head: Put oil on the head and massage right upto the roots of the hair. Use circular motion to massage forehead and head. At the back of the head move hands downwards. Cup the palm and pat the head. Do this massage daily for ten minutes before the bath. Give massage more times on holidays. All these massages are useful to lose weight effortlessly
After reading this, I think now you understand that obesity is not a difficult disease to handle with and all these practices are very simple that you can easily follow. If you like this post please share it in your social profile