Ayurveda and Dermatology

Dear Gracious Readers,writing a blog and meeting you all after a long time as was busy and couldn't spare time to write a blog...but now on wards shall try to write regularly...Few days back there was an on line International Ayurveda summit was been organized and i was One of the Speaker of this conference and i spoke on Ayurveda and Dermatology which was been appreciated by lots of listeners across the Globe...My Friend from Israel Yossi Joe Nazar also heard this speech of mine and he wrote a blog on my speech...I'm thankful to Yossie for his passion for Ayurveda and i'm sharing his blog with you all... hope you all will like this blog...Skin is an organ which represents some inner abnormalities and stress condition within one’s body.Skin in Sanskrit is called Twatcha, and Twatcha Roga means skin diseases in Ayurveda. All skin diseases are categorized under the term of Kushtha.Some of the skin diseases include: Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Dry skin, Eczema and more.Most people approaching Ayurveda, are seeking a cure and treatment for Psoriasis and Vitiligo.In this article Dr. Gaurang Joshi, a specialist in dermatology by Ayurveda will explain about those diseases, their causes and of course treatment. Psoriasis is composed of two words: Psoria which means itching, and Isis which means inflammation. This disease includes scaling of the skin, redness and itching.Vitiligo or Leucoderma is a situation where the skin has white patches on it. In most skin diseases including Psoriasis and Vitiligo, Vata and Kapha doshas are involved, as well as Ama (Bodily toxins). Causes for Skin diseases:Incompatible food combinations.In Ayurveda diet plays a very important role in our health. Like the saying says: “As you eat so you become”.Ayurveda also emphasizes on incorrect combination of food, for example Milk and Bananas. Read more about it here. Inappropriate lifestyle.Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and sweating at work without proper hygiene. Stress! (The most important).Stress is a very important factor in skin diseases, as I mentioned above, the skin reflects our inner stress and emotions. Treatment according to Ayurveda:Panchakarma procedures –Rakta-mokshana (Bloodletting) – letting some of the blood will be very beneficial for skin diseases. When blood is poured out of the body, the body is forced to make new blood, helping getting out the impure blood.–Virrechana (Purgation) – drinking herbs which make one purge the intestines is very important in the removal of Ama (Bodily toxins) from one’s body.–Snehana and Swedana (Oiliation and Sweating) – Oiliating the whole body and then sitting in a steam bath, helps in removal of Ama from the skin directly.–Abhyanga (Soft massage) – Massaging the skin with appropriate oils, will helps in rejuvenating it. DietA correct diet to treat the disease and help in preventing its recurrence. Stress managementAs mentioned above, treating stress is a key role in a successful treatment. Pranayama, which are breathing exercises are very important and beneficial in treating skin diseases and helping reduce stress. A correct lifestyleStopping alcohol consuming, smoking and lots of sugar intake. Some herbs beneficial in Vitiligo and Psoriasis:Bakuchi is a very important herb for Vitiligo, as well as some sunlight. Vitiligo is considered as a cold disease, hence being in the sun with specific oil, helps in treating it. Being in sunlight will help Psoriasis as well.Bitter herbs will be beneficial for Psoriasis, such as Neem, bottlegourd and more. The bitter taste helps in purifying the blood, and thus helps in most skin diseases. Please visit Dr. Gaurang Joshi’s website in this address: http://www.atharvaayurvedaindia.com/Dr. Joshi on Twitter: @drgaurangjoshiFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Atharvaayurveda
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  • Shirodhara Massage

    Atharva Ayurveda that offer shirodhara are careful to create a comfortable and tranquil environment with atmospheric background music and a soft treatment table.
    Lying on your back, your body will be cocooned in warmed towels and your head will be positioned under the oil ‘fountain’ – a metal bottle with a slow-flowing spout from which the oils will stream gently onto the forehead.

  • Abhyanga Massage

    Abhyanga, the Ayurvedic form of massage, functions as both a strengthening and reducing therapy. There are four main reasons for giving or receiving an Abhyanga:
      • The eliminate excess water and fat deposits
      • To purify the blood and tissues of toxins
      • To strengthen and rejuvenate
      • To maintain strength and balance

  • Panchakarma

    Panchakarma therapy is also used as a purification therapy to cleanse the body before starting a treatment. A diseased body can be compared to a soiled cloth which can not be colored as we desire. Hence to attain the maximum benefits , the body has to be purified or cleaned before starting the treatment.The cleared channels help medicines to penetrate the deeper tissues.

  • Research At Atharva Ayurved India

    Currently Doing Research Project Title “Clinical study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Polyherbal powder in patients with vitiligo.”with The Department Of Pharmaceuticals Sciences,Saurashtra University,Rajkot. Currently Doing One More Research Project Title “An open label study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Polyherbal formulations in patients with mild to moderate psoriasis”

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