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Ayurvedic treatment of IBS(irritable bowel syndrome)

Ayurvedic treatment of IBS(irritable bowel syndrome)

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Steps forAyurvedic Management-

Ayurveda is a alternate way of treatment for IBS and helps mitigate the adverse symptoms in the most natural way possible. Here are few therapies can help.

1) Agnidipana- This process involves the regulation of the digestive fire. This is treated by undigested toxins (reducing ama) from the digestive tract. Ama can be reduced with the help of digestive herbs.

2)Vatanulomana- This is the process that involves correction and balancing the Vata dosha

3)Manoanukulata- It is seen in many cases, the condition of IBS flares up when people experience any stressful event in their life. This treatment involves relaxation and treatment.

4)Shodhan - Shodhan is a process of detoxification or purification. It involves the conversion of any poisonous drug into beneficial,nontoxic elements.

6)Shaman- Shamana revitalizes the body by treating imbalances and neutralizing any impurities that remain after detoxification. It is a healing treatment in Ayurveda. This therapy aims at rejuvenating and restoring the balance of the body after the process of detoxification takes place.Shamana Chikitsa therapies focus on balancing the doshas in a gentle way

IBS managment by Ayurvedic formulations- This involves the usage of ayurvedic formulations made from natural herbs-

Nidana Parivarajana- the process of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet, yoga, and meditation.

Panchkarma- Panchakarma is an ayurvedic detox and it includes enemas that can help cleanse the colon and can provide nourishment to the colon.

Panchakarma therapy for IBS -

• Therapeutic massage with ayurvedic oils(Abhyanga)

• Warm oil therapy on forehead(Shirodhara)

• Warm oil treatment around the naval and associated marma points(Chakra basti) to relax the digestive system

Ayurvedic tips that can help you in IBS-

• Reduce the intake of fried foods, processed foods, meats, oil, dairy foods and other fatty foods.

• Avoid spicy foods

• Taking more soluble fibers can help prevent diarrhea. This is readily available in sources such as beans, oatmeal, and some fruits such as apples, strawberries and grapes.

• Avoid taking water while you eat. Taking water 1 hour before and after your meals will help considerably.

• Eat Yogurt or any probiotic food.

• Eat rice, jowar, skimmed milk, buttermilk.

• vegetables like gourds, coriander leaves, lentils, grams soup consume.

• take Fruits like wood apple, pomegranate, nutmeg.

• herbs like black pepper, dried ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, and fenugreek can help in IBS because of their healing properties. Herb called Kutaj can be used in various forms like kutajavleha, kutajarishta, kutajghan vati etc. Bilva is another powerful herb that can be used in a case of loose motions in IBS

• Don’t forget the important part played by sleep in your digestion and overall health.

• Buttermilk, and arishta should be taken as a post-meal drink.

Few Important Lifestyle Modifications recommended in IBS- • dietary fiber intake

• Take probiotic foods like curd, kimchi etc.

• Identify and remove food intolerances

• Manage stress levels, both physical as well as psychological

• Focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle

• Learn to eat the right food. In Ayurveda, it is recommended to eat according to the individual’s Prakriti. This simply means that you can fo allow a diet that is suitable for your body type and according to your Take cleaned ginger, Dried nutmeg mace and with cumin seeds make a mixture by grinding.

• Peppermint oil can be very effective as it helps relax the muscles of the gut to improve motility (the passage of food through the gut).

• Aloe Vera is beneficial in the treatment of symptoms of diarrhea and constipation. The anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera reduce inflammation in the gut and can pacify many of the symptoms of IBS.

Ayurvedic Formulations for IBS- It is recommended to consult an Ayurveda Expert or Vaidya for individual analysis of symptoms. For regulating the digestive fire (Deepana-Pachana)-

• take Ashta churna, Hinguvachadi churna, • Dipakyadi churna

For Indigestion, diarrhea, Pain in Abdomen and cramps-

• Mustakaranjadi kashaya • Vilwadi gulika • Dadimaastak churna • Kalaskadi kwatha

For Constipation (Vibandh)-

• Triphala • Patupancakadi gulika • Bhuktanjari gulika

For Acidity and heartburn you can take

• Mahatiktak kashaya • Amlant • Kalyanakakashaya • Kalyanaka ghrita

Important Yoga poses for IBS symptoms- These are some of the poses that you can try doing daily and these can help you give long term relief.

• Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

• Pavana-muktasana (Wind-relieving pose)

• Marjariasana (Cat pose)

• Adho-Mukha shavanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

• Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)




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