In our daily life, we often forget the most important factor of life is BREATH, life starts with the breath, and can’t survive for a minute without air.
According to many studies, it shows that more people die every year from respiratory issues than from car accidents. Air pollution affects our general health, especially in children, elderly people, and those with respiratory-related diseases.
What are the major causes of Respiratory disease?
◦ Air pollution
◦ Smoking tobacco
◦ Breathing in secondhand tobacco smoke
◦ Asbestos, or other forms of air pollution.
Breathing polluted air will cause pollutants to get into our respiratory system and it will enter into our bloodstream and be carried to all of our internal organs including the brain. This will cause severe health-related issues such as Emphysema, Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Bronchitis, more frequent or more severe asthma attacks, wheezing, coughing, and bronchial contraction, and even lung cancer and reduces the quality of life and lifespan. To increase the optimum level of energy received by nature, Proper breathing is very important, Also healthy breathing will also improve our blood circulation, immunity, and overall physical health.
How to Improve Breathing Air Quality in Indoors?
The air pollution indoors can be harmful as well. It could come from many sources. Passive cigarette smoke contains microparticles that can harm your lungs. Cooking gas ranges and other appliances also can cause harmful gases.
Pests and pets (such as cats, dogs, cockroaches, and mice) can shed substances, called allergens, that cause allergies. Dust and mold and dust mites also produce allergens. Even cleaning products like bleach, detergents, and other cleaning sprays can also cause harmful emulsions into the indoor air.
Over the last few years, researchers have found a lot about how our exposure to indoor air pollutants can contribute to many diseases. What precautions can we take? What prevention steps can help to reduce these exposures?
Many researchers are trying different ways to reduce harm from indoor air pollution. Use of air cleaners/air purifiers to improve the air quality especially for older people with conditions such as COPD. COPD is a condition that makes it hard to breathe and increases the risk of dangerous lung infections, like pneumonia. Much research has proven that improving air quality in indoor/home could also improve the health of kids with lung conditions.
The Outside Air
What we are gasping from the air is not in our control anymore. Today’s world’s atmospheric air is polluted with harmful gases like carbon monoxide (CO) from automobile emissions, fires, industrial processes, dust, and other impurities. Air pollution is one of the main causes of heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections in children. The respiratory system is mainly associated with the lungs, trachea, and nose. This is the organ for respiration. Respiration is gasping oxygenated air inside and exhaling carbonated air in the atmosphere. Oxygenated air mixed-up with blood and carried to each cell of our body.
Ayurvedic view of managing Respiratory diseases
According to Ayurveda, there are five elements that pervade the entire cosmos, the same with our bodies too. The elements are air, space, earth, water, and fire. Together they promote health and maintain the healthy balance of three doshas (Bodily Humor).
When these three doshas, turnout imbalance will result in many illnesses.
The Three Doshas in Ayurveda are-
• Vata (air and space)
• Pitta (fire and water)
• Kapha (earth and water)
Each body has a prime dosha, which is stronger than the other two. Individuals with strong pitta dosha have higher chances to get respiratory-related issues.
According to the Ayurvedic concept, treating respiratory disorders is focused on balancing doshas which includes daily exercises, following proper diet and lifestyle, Ayurvedic healing herbs, Panchakarma detox, and practicing yoga are also beneficial. Ayurveda has many safe medicines for long-term management of respiratory ailments and they are the first choice of management. At AYUR HEALTHCARE Sydney, highly knowledgeable and well experienced Ayurvedic practitioners do Ayurvedic treatment for respiratory issues, boost your immunity, and improve the defense mechanism to help fight against many diseases.
The Ayurvedic therapies include the insertion of Ayurvedic medicated oil & potions through the nose (Nasya), Herbal decoction gargling, Dhara, and many other Ayurvedic massages with warm oils is also highly beneficial.
The powerful cleansing procedure is very effective as it should be performed under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic doctor in a specialized clinic for Panchakarma, where all these cleansing procedures are carried out according to the classical Ayurvedic principles and authentic Panchakarma standard.
Home Remedies:- Ginger & Garlic – The use of ginger and garlic in our daily diet is highly effective in inflammation and helps to ease the accumulation of kappa in the airways. Turmeric & Ginger Tea – Drink it at least three times a day will help in preventing asthma attacks. Trikatu, Cinnamon, and Honey – Drinking boiled water of trikatu and cinnamon with a spoon of honey daily basis is also very beneficial in respiratory issues.
Ayurvedic Herbs commonly used for treating respiratory problems:-
• Yashtimadhu (Licorice),
• Long pepper (Pippali, Piper longum),
• Green Chiretta (creat, kalmegh)
• Adulsa (Vasaka, Malabar Nut)
The properties in all these herbs are very effective in boosting immunity and effective in treating the common flu, cold, cough, seasonal allergies, and asthma. These herbs work amazingly well in treating most respiratory issues.
Closure:- The Ayurvedic Treatments including therapies and herbs are believed to treat effectively common respiratory issues. Even though these ayurvedic herbs protect from pollutants, harmful gases, and toxins and improve immunity and overall health, if symptoms get worse, never make a delay in seeking immediate medical care. Believe in the best of Ayur Healthcare’s immunity-boosting & wellness programs!!!