Constipation Gut Health Ayurvedic Management

At Jeeva Health Ayurveda Clinic in Melbourne, we believe in the concept of keeping healthy is highly important than treating disease, which is also a prime goal of Ayurvedic Medicine.

The constipation, the affected channels according to Ayurvedic Medicine include large intestine or “Purishvaha srotas”. Predominant Vata dosha (Apana vata vikaram) in the large intestine causes the disruption of the regular function of the muscular layer of the intestine and cause constipation “Malabhdhata”.

The main cause of constipation involves physical and mental factors. Physical factors mainly constitutes dietary. Eating food, which is GURU (difficult to digest), example red meat, cheese etc. eating  fast foods or junk food, irregular eating habits, eating foods with less fiber or less roughage, excess intake of coffee or tea, sleeping late at night. All these physical level factors aggravate VATA in the large intestine and cause constipation. Moreover, it is quite often, we see mental factors such as chronic depression, insomnia, stress, grief and fear are mainly responsible for the disruption of day to day digestive process and leads to constipation.

Other factors such as medicines, old age or other chronic diseases and long term consumption of medicines, laxatives or drugs may also cause constipation.


Ayurvedic Treatment

As it all depends on whether it is acute or chronic type. It requires a diet and lifestyle recommendations, which mainly includes Vata reducing diet.

In acute constipation, it is better to get Anuvasana Vasti or Oil enema followed by decoction (Asthapana) enema. For better progress it is important to make necessary diet changes and take Ayurvedic herbal treatment which suits to the constitution.

In chronic type of constipation, it is better to start with proper Panchakarma regimen, which includes internal Oleation and external Oleation (Abhyangam = Ayurvedic whole body massage) with viechana and vasti karma. Taking fruits such as pomegranate, prunes, pear and fully ripened banana will be highly beneficial in promoting the softness and reduce the dryness.

Client review on IBD

“3 years ago, at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with a serious inflammatory bowel disease called crohn’s syndrome. After consulting a few gastroenterologists I was put on pentasa which is a VERY COMMON medication used around the world to reduce the symptoms (but not to cure). After a few months of taking this medication I started to experience horrible allergic reactions, which consisted of chest pain, shortness of breath, muscle cramps and etc. I was admitted in the emergency ward for 2 weeks and was kept under constant observation. With no medication my condition was only getting worst and my doctors kept recommending me on taking another powerful immune suppresser called Imuran, which has again terrible side effects. I felt hopeless and wanted an alternative to modern medicine when I came across Dr. Kumar. Using Dr. Kumar’s diet advice, ayurvedic medicine and exercises in 6 months I was feeling so much better. Its been almost 2 year now and I feel wonder with no symptoms at all. I am a true believer of ayurvedic medicine now and I was fortunate to meet Dr. Kumar at such a critical stage. I would like to give a big thanks to Dr. Kumar on helping me when others doctors couldn’t. Sai from Melbourne

You may ask your personal query to Dr Kumar via Email or by phone 040 282 745 / 03 99399474 or 02 6156 0618 regarding any of your health problems. You will be offered authentic Ayurvedic information and an opinion, as to what best can be done pertaining to your ailment.

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