Obesity is the result of disturbance in the Agnis -both jatharagni and dhatvagni of fatty tissues .This impaired digestive fire produces Ama which disturbs fatty tissues and blocks their proper reformation .
The fatty tissues accumulated in the body causes obesity .Accumulated fat aggravates vata ,which in turns increases appetite ,so person eats more and vicious cycle continues .Obesity can occur in people with any body type of constitutions .
People who have Kapha type of body constitution are the most susceptible to obesity because their metabolism is very slow .They also feel relaxed in stress after having food .
people with pitta constitution usually have large appetite .how ever their metabolism is rapid ,they have fewer tendencies to develop obesity then people with Kapha body constitution .
The people whose body type is Vatta ,obesity is rare and their weight fluctuates greatly .They usually eat to provide security against nervousness or anxiety .
Ayurvedic way of management obesity .
The Ayurvedic line of treatment for obesity begins with the pacification of Kapha Dosha. This can be done by eliminating Kapha-aggravating foods from the diet. Next, the treatment also focuses on cleansing of the Medovahi channels through cleansing herbs so that excess weight can be reduced.
Principles of treatment
Apatarpana, rukshana ,shodhana,Kapha-medohar chikitsa .
Udvartana-Dry powder massage with dry and hot herbal powder .
Snehana-(Massage)- external and internal oliation using medicated oil .
Swedana*( bolus steam)- pinda sweda of herbal powder .
- Drink mint tea or make a paste of green mint with some simple spices and eat during meals.
- Eat vegetables such as bitter gourd and drumsticks to control obesity.
- Take one teaspoonful of fresh honey and mix with a half of lime juice in a glass of lukewarm water. Take several times a day at regular intervals. You can fast on this drink during the day without the loss of energy. Highly effective in obesity.
Surya namaskar-25-30 round .
Dhanurasana 1 minute on each side
Trikonasana-1 minye on each side
Savasana- 3 minutes.
Pathya-Green vegetables ,use of barley and whole wheat .regular exercise ,brisk walk for 40 minutes a day ,regular powder massage .panchakarma every six month .
Apathya- Avoid sweet ,sour ,salty,oily .cold food .
The information provided above is for knowledge purpose only .
Manish .Trivedi .
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