Any treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome should aim at preserving the functionality of the duodenum. It involves alleviating aggravated body energies, restoring the function of the digestive system and eliminating accumulated toxins. As stress also a significant cause of the disorder. Important management of Ayurveda is lifestyle guidance and herbs to nourish the mind and nervous system.
Allopathic management of irritable bowel syndrome are:
- Changes to what you eat and other lifestyle changes.
- Medicines – maily for constipation, diorrhea.
- Mental health therapies.
In comparison, Ayurvedic approach is holistic, consisting of diet modifications, lifestyle changes, stress management, herbal medication and Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation. All of these together can help the body get back to a state of balance. The approach is effective in a majority of patients.
- Medicines for Ayurveda: Ayurveda has a rich tradition of plant pharmacotherapy with a great variety of plant origin medicines believed to reduce inflammation, remove impurities, and balance the doshas that cause grahani. In Ayurvedic treatment, the selection and dosage of medicines are specific to the patient and will depend on which of the three doshas are out of balance.
- Ayurveda Therapies: Panchakarma: The traditional treatment system to balance doshas involves five therapies: therapeutic vomiting (Vamana), therapeutic purgation (Viechana), medicated enema (vasthi), nasal administration of medicines(nasya), and blood purification(rakta mokshana). If the patient is strong enough to undergo such treatments, they can undergo the ones that are most suitable for them.
Ayurvedic treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome is much more than panchakarma. It also includes herbal medicines, medicated oil and therapies.
Oil therapies are known to increase the strength of body, digestive power and push accumulated toxins into the large intestine, ready for elimination. Oil therapies like abhyangam oleates the body, whereas others like pizhichil, potalis or kizhis combine both oleation and sudation techniques to improve circulation in the body, reduce inflammation, and improve the day today life of the patient.
In Irritable bowel syndrome especially doing treatments are:
- Kaadi dhara (Poring of medicated fermented liquid all over the body) for improving digestion, circulation and amapachanam.
- Abhyangam oleates the body and improve circulation and digestion.
- Siro Dhara & Pizhichil – Improve mental and physical health and help to give healthy life style.
- Virechanam – purgation therapy is helps to improve digestion and absorption, remove the accumulated morbid metabolic wastes in the body.
- Diet: A light vegetarian diet is recommended, with avoidance of foods known to trigger gastric complaints like potatoes, mushroom, cauliflower, cabbage, radish, leafy vegetables, fast food, half cooked food, vinegar, packed food products, tined and preserved food products, packed carbonated waters, tomato, sour fruits, oily and spicy foods, deep fry foods, yogurt, Refined flower (Maida), Tuvar dal.
Took food for proper time and avoid heavy food in dinner. Don’t skip breakfast.
- Lifestyle: Do some yoga, pranayama and meditation for reducing stress and to improve digestion and absorption. Daily go for a gentle walk or do simple exercises.
Ayurveda offers a holistic, historically rooted, reportedly safe, alternative treatment for Grahani.
At Saranya, we believe in the old school application of Ayurveda wisdom with a modern approach rooted in evidence based practise. The medicines and therapies are fixed only after individual consultation through listening, understanding the need and analysing the root cause. We incorporate different diagnostic methodologies in identifying the root cause of pain and plan unique customized treatment strategies to eliminate the causes.
We believe in restoring the quality of life by relieving the hardships and pain of those who suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome.