How to Cure Hormonal Imbalance in Ayurveda?

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones is chemical messenger or any member of class of singling molecules that are secreted directly in bloodstream of an individuals, which carries them to the tissue and organs of the body to exert their function, there are many types of hormones present in the human body that act on the different aspect of bodily function and processes.

As previously mentioned, Various glands present in the human body which secrets hormones which are essentials to Growth, Development, and Reproduction, here are some important hormones and their functions-

Hormones of Thyroid GlandTriiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4), Help in controlling the metabolism of the body, regulating body weight, determines the energy level and internal temperature.

  • Insulin – Release from Pancreas (Gland, located in the abdominal cavity), the Main function is controlling the blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (Hypoglycemia)

  • Estrogen – Female sex hormone release from the ovaries, responsible for reproduction, menstruation, and menopause. Imbalance as the excess of this hormone increased the risk of Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Depression and Moodiness and less level lead to Acne, Skin Lesion and Hair loss, etc.

  • Progesterone – Produced in ovaries, the placenta, and the adrenal gland while a woman gets pregnant and has an important role in maintaining pregnancy, like regulation of monthly cycle and prepare the body for conception, and when pregnancy doesn’t occur, Progesterone level drop and menstrual cycle occur.

  • Prolactin – This hormone released from the Pituitary Gland after childbirth for Lactation (Breast Feeding).

  • Testosterone – Male Sex Hormone, mainly helps in building body muscles, development of Male Reproductive Tissue, Testes and Prostrate and Hair growth, imbalance of these hormones can lead to abnormality including Frailty (Condition of being weak and delicate) and bone loss.

  • Serotonin – Mood-Boosting effect hormone (also called natures feels good chemical), Regulates the mood (Learning and memory), muscular functions, sleep, and digestion.

  • Cortisol – Produced by Adrenal Gland, the Main function is controlling the physical and psychological stress, in danger, it increases Heart rate, respiration rate, and Blood pressures. A high level of cortisol leads to Ulcers, High Blood Pressure, High level of Cholesterol, Anxiety and Low Level of these hormones create Alcoholism, a condition responsible for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

  • Adrenaline – Secreted in the medulla in the adrenal gland, Also known as emergency hormones cause its initiate the quick reaction which make the individual to think and respond quickly to the stress, Increase the metabolic rate, dilation of blood vessels going to the heart and the brain, Adrenaline quickly release in bloodstream and send impulse to organs to create specific response.

  • Growth Hormone – Also known as Somatotropin Hormones or Protein Hormones (has 190 amino acids which is synthesized and secreted by the cells called Somatotrophs in anterior of the pituitary gland), important in human development, cell reproduction, cell regeneration and boosting metabolism.

Common Symptom’s like ……

Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

– Unexplained excessive Sweating

Change in the sensitivity to cold and heat or Dry skin or Skin Rashes

Change in Blood Pressure or Heart Rate or Blood sugar concentration

– Brittle or weak Bones with irritability or anxiety or unexplained long-term fatigue

– Increased Thirst or Depression and Headache with Bloating.

– Puffy face, Blurred vision, in women, Breast tenderness and deepening of the voice

 

Hormonal Imbalance in Men and Women

Men – Natural causes of hormonal imbalance in men is Puberty and Aging, but as per medical condition, Hormonal imbalance in men include Prostate Cancer and Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone Hormone). Symptom’s as follows,

  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Low sperm count
  • Reduced Body hair growth
  • Overdevelopment of Breast tissue or Breast tenderness
  • Osteoporosis

Women – Women’s naturally experiences several periods of hormonal imbalances throughout their lifetime during Puberty, Menstruation, Pregnancy, Child Birth, Breast Feeding, and Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause.

Medical conditions causing irregular hormones imbalance in women as-

  • PCOS or PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Hormones Replacement or Birth Control Medication
  • Early Menopause or Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)
  • Ovarian Cancer

Most common symptoms in women for hormonal imbalance is Heavy or Irregular or painful periods, Night Sweats, Vaginal dryness, Breast Tenderness, Indigestion, constipation or Diarrhoea, Acne just before menstruation, Uterine bleeding not associated with menstruation, Increased hair growth on the face, neck, chest or back, infertility or weight gain.

Ayurvedic Concept with Management

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system based on wisdom tradition which originated in India over 5,000 years ago and focused on the balance of Body, Mind, and Consciousness. Ayurveda does not any identification anymore because it is rapidly spreading throughout the USA and European and Western Countries, the traditional western approach has generally prescribed substitution for the Hormone utilizing Hormone Replacement Therapy or Surgery. Since the approach has risks associated with the treatment plan itself, western medicine is looking to Ayurveda in Sydney and other natural systems with new hopes.

Ayurveda’s comprehensive understanding of Endocrinology applies a natural and holistic approach that may significantly help prevent and reduce hormonal challenges.
Its foundation is a ‘Tri-Dosha’ theory which views the individual’s constitution as a mixture of ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta,’ and ‘Kapha,’ which are three distinct combinations of the universal five elements of wind, space, fire, water, and earth. A person’s unique combination of these elements and the effects of past lifestyle and dietary choices are considered when developing a personalized care program. However, since Ayurveda is a science of body, mind, and consciousness, it is not enough to merely focus on just physical symptoms and imbalances, mind and consciousness also play a major role, especially in endocrinology. Therefore, the Ayurvedic perspective is to explore and offer support for the healing of ‘Stuck Emotions,’ which directly and deeply impact on an individual’s overall health. In this way, Ayurveda goes well beyond the physical level when addressing hormonal imbalances.

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In General, Ayurveda simply stated that every Vikruti(Imbalance) based upon the person Aahar( Diet or intake food ) and Vihara(person LifeStyle). So here the basic principle of treatment depends on Organic and Natural Diet and Yoga (Meditation).

‘PanchaKarma’ A gentle but deep Ayurvedic Cleansing Programme is the best treatment. PanchaKarama in Parramatta is an ancient Indian healing modality involving the successive application of medicated oils to the entire body for the purpose of penetrating the skin and removal of soluble toxins at the cellular levels. This treatment is generally is done on a daily basis for a period of 7 to 21 days, depending on the severity of the imbalance and whether it’s been a chronic condition. After the cleanse, since the cells are no longer coated with toxins, the cellular ‘fire’ and intelligence is improved and healthy functioning is restored at the deepest level. Treatment is done under careful supervision by our Ayurvedic Practitioner (Called Vaidya) in our Ayur health care.

As per our Ayurvedic Physicians, Shirodhara is another ancient tradition whereby warm oil is poured on the forehead area known as the ‘Third Eye,’ which is associated with the Pituitary and Pineal glands. It is a highly recommended treatment that is generally done as part of Panchakarma since it directly targets the central nervous system and associated Pineal and Pituitary glands.

Ayur Health care provides the Classical Ayurvedic Aushadh (Herbals Preparation) which balances the Body, Mind, Emotions and Consciousness and disease management with ancient tradition and wisdom of Ayurveda.

 

 

 

Ayurvedic understanding of diabetes mellitus

diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most dreadful diseases which almost everyone complains of these days. Taking care of diabetes is very important and there are different ways to take care of diabetes but addressing the issue from the root level would be the right thing to do. Tackling the issues of diabetes has been possible effectively with Ayurvedic Science. The methods used in Ayurvedic Science have been proven to be quite effective for all the diseases and the same has been observed in treating Diabetes as well. So, let us quickly get to know Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes.

Some of the common symptoms observed when someone is suffering from Diabetes are as mentioned below

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Sweating

  • Hunger pangs

  • Urinating often

  • Injuries and bruises take a lot of time to heal

  • Vision gets blurred

Well, since Ayurvedic used techniques that help the disease to get eliminated from the root level, the physicians generally recommend a strict diet to their patients during the treatment of Diabetes. In Ayurvedic Science, the overall treatment is largely dependent on the type of food one eats.

Also, the three elements, Vata, pitta, Kapha; the doshas are to be balanced for a body to function well without any ailments. Hence, in Ayurvedic, the treatment would start only after performing the test of these three doshas. Let us quickly understand some of the foods that are to be avoided for Diabetes in Ayurvedic.

Foods to avoid when you are suffering from Diabetes

  • Consuming rice is definitely bad

Rice is rich in glycemic content and this can trigger the sugar levels higher. Hence, most of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Sydney would recommend their patients not to consume rice in larger quantities. Ayurvedic science does not discriminate between the colors of the rice hence, the patients would be asked not to consume both brown and white rice normally.

  • Processed foods

Well, everything used in Ayurvedic science is natural. Even the medicines are made using the natural ingredients and the same applies to the foods as well. The Ayurvedic physicians would advise the patients to not eat processed foods because these foods would contain high levels of sugar, fat, and cholesterol. These things would certainly be bad for a condition like diabetes.

  • Sugar and sugar-free items

There are a lot of items available in the market that are considered to be sugar-free but unfortunately, these products would also be high on cholesterol and fat. These things would again aggravate diabetes to a greater extent. So, this would again be forbidden when you are suffering from Diabetes.

  • Potatoes

All three doshas are to be balanced in the body for the body to stay out of diseases and ailments. Potatoes are high on carbs and when these are consumed in high quantities would imbalance the Kapha dosha. Hence, eating food items like potatoes, rice, red meat, and fried foods can be dangerous.

Well, now that we have understood the foods that are to be avoided let us quickly understand some of the best foods that are to be consumed for keeping the sugar levels under check. Food items that are high on proteins are to be eaten by people suffering from Diabetes because proteins keep the stomach full and it can keep the hunger pangs at bay.

Some of the foods to be consumed by diabetes patients according to Ayurvedic Science are as mentioned below:

  1. Chia seeds

  2. Turmeric

  3. Almonds, Apricots, Figs, Dates, etc…

  4. Yogurt

  5. Cinnamon

  6. Leafy green vegetables

  7. Salmons

  8. Broccoli

  9. Flax seeds

By eating these foods diabetes levels can be kept under control. Also, along with eating right, there are certain other things that are to be done to keep your sugar levels under control.

Green vegetables

  • Keep a tab on the carbohydrates consumption

Carbohydrates can be highly dangerous for people suffering from Diabetes. Carbs intake would increase the hunger pangs and this can make a person consume unwanted food items. Hence, focusing on a balanced diet which includes more proteins would do good and this is one of the tips to be followed when you want to control Diabetes.

  • Make sure to exercise regularly

It is important to keep your weight under control and not allow unnecessary cholesterol to get into our body. Exercises may not be brisk instead one can choose to go on regular walks, short jogs, basic cardio and swimming to keep themselves active.

  • Eat-in portions

Instead of consuming everything at once, it is advisable to eat food in portions at regular intervals. This is going to keep you away from hunger pangs and make you feel full all the time.

These are some of the important things that one must know about Diabetes in Ayurvedic terms. So, sticking to the right kind of Ayurvedic diet is the first step to control any disorder or disease.

Low Back Ache Ayurveda Treatment in Sydney

Man LowBack Pain

 

Low Back Pain (LBP or Back Ache) is a common disorder involving the Muscles, Nerves, and Bone of the back region, including degenerative or traumatic changes to the discs and facets joints, which can cause secondary pain in the muscles, and nerves, and referred pain to the bones, joints, and extremities.

Backache has sudden onset or can be chronic pain, constant pain or intermittent or stay in one place ( most common in Osteoarthritis, specific location like knee or any other local joint area) or radiate to other area’s ( Most common in Fibaromyalagia i.e most widespread pain), Can also be sharp, piercing or burning sensation. Pain may radiate in Legs or Feet and may include symptoms other than pain like Tingling, Weakness or Numbness. It can divide into two categories such as Acute or Short Term Low Back Ache and Chronic Bache Ache (Long Term)

 

Acute or Short Term low backache generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is mechanical in nature i.e the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis. Pain from trauma may be caused by a sports injury, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden occurrence such as a car accident or other stress on spinal bones and tissues. Acute pain syndromes can become more serious if left untreated.

Chronic Back Ache means pain that persists for more than 3 months is considered chronic. It is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.

Common Symptoms like …..

– Muscle Ache (Strechning Like )

– Shooting or Stabbing Pain

-Pain that Radiates down your Legs( Usually found in Sciatica)

-Limited Flexibility ( inability of rotation of joint)

-Inability to stand up Straight ( Due to lack of Calcium, zinc and phosphorus content and Vit D or Brickling of Bones)

– Morning Stiffness( Most Common Symptom)

Differential Diagnosis

Muscle or Ligament Strain, Bulging or Ruptured Disc, Spinal Degeneration, Osteoarthritis , Skeletal Irregularities, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Cerebral or Lumber Spondylitis or Spondylosis or Osteomyelitis (infection in the bones of the spine) and Sacroiliitis(inflammation in the sacroiliac joints).

-X-ray (images show the alignment of your bones and whether you have arthritis or broken bones.)

-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computerized Tomography Scan (CT Scan)

-Bone Scan ( to detect Bone Tumors or Compression Fracture, in the rare case)

Ayurvedic Concept with Management

In Ayurveda, this condition referred to as ‘Kati-Shoola’ i.e Here ‘Kati’ means Low Back or Hip Region and Shoola mean the pain which can be different in nature. Various names for this condition are mentioned in Classics of Ayurveda ( Science of Life or Knowledge of Life ) like Kati-Vata or Prishta Shoola or Kati Graha or Trika Shoola. Here Vata (Air Factor) is predominant dosha( A Sanskrit language word used for three constitutions or substance of Human Body) among three doshas, i.e VATA (Air) , PITTA( Fire factor) and KAPHA( Water factor). Among these three doshas, Vata Dosha causing these conditions and are categorized under Vataj Nantmaja Vyadhi ( Vyadhi means disease, specifically Those disorders which occur due to vitiation of this specific Vata Dosha

Note – VATA, one among these three Dosha( constitution) is said to be superior most in all aspect for every properties and activity and health benefits but strongest in its ability to produce disease and worst mortality, In general, According to Ayurveda, Vitiated Vata is responsible for any type of Vedana or Shoola( Pain) in human body.

At Ayur Healthcare, the Ayurveda practitioners in Sydney treat Back pain or Kati-shoola according to the presentation of the dosha predominance and underlying cause. Treatment may include Panchakarma therapies for Shodhana, internal medicines, external applications and advice on diet and lifestyle modification.

Ayurveda Treatment

In Ayur Healthcare, Qualified and Highly experienced Ayurvedic Doctors ( Possesses B.A.M.S i.e Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines & Surgery) Degree(5 & Half Year Course, Included with 1 Year Internship, Registered in Indian Medical Council), team mainly focus on Abhyanga ( Medicated Oil Massage), Dhanyamaladhara ( traditional liquid massage therapy where lukewarm herbal liquid) or Also Called Deep Tissue Massage, Vasti or Kati Vasti ( A medicated Enema to expel out the unwanted toxins in Body, Mainly use in Rheumatoid Arthritis cause as per ayurvedic theory, main causative factor in Aam Vata (R. Arthritis) is Apakwa Anna ( Indigested Food which turns in accumulated toxins and get associated with Vata Dosha and travels to the joint area in body with vitiated Vata and causes burning sensation with inflammation and painful sensation ) are done according to the severity and nature of backache or the disease. Therapies may range between 3 – 6 weeks and can expect maximum recovery with in this period. Duration may vary further based on the underlying cause.

Backache pain treatment purely based on Vata shamak( pacifier) oil application and vatashamak medication, although Ayurveda believes root cause of every disease is individuals Aahar( type of food intake) and Vihara (Lifestyle), so we also focus on individual Prikriti( Constitution), Mahanarayana Oil mixed with Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera) is important useful oil for massage therapy.

Ayur Healthcare provides proper screening of patient, personalized herbal medication and therapies which make its path different in management of back pain. Some of the Herbal medicine preparation which is highly impactive in management of Back pain is as follows, Mhayograaj Guggul, Vatagajankush Rasa, Lakshadi Guggulu, Dashmularishta, Triphala Guggulu, Punnarva Mandoor, and Kiashor Guggulu. etc ( Do not take these medications without prescription or To be taken under Physician guidance)

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