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Being overweight or obese is characterized by having an excess amount of body fat that is not considered normal or healthy for an individual’s height. It can increase the risk of developing many health problems such as heart diseases, diabetes, and hypertension.
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is a great tool used to assess the body composition and measure weight in comparison to height. Accordingly, you can know if you are overweight or not.
Ayurvedic treatment for obesity is specifically tailored to each individual’s case and looks at the dominant dosha in their constitution as well as their symptoms.
However, Ayurvedic treatment for obesity generally involves the following aspects:
A. Purvakarma Treatments:
Purvakarma is the Sanskrit word for “foremost action.” It comprises herbal and oil treatments that loosen the accumulated toxins in the body. Ayurvedic medicine believes these toxins cause weight gain.
- Eat at regular times: Skipping meals makes it harder to establish a routine to eat well. Eating at regular times improves digestion and prevents toxins from accumulating in the body, which leads to weight loss.
- Exercise regularly: Engage in physical activity for 30 minutes every day to restore balance to all the doshas. Exercise also builds muscle and helps you maintain your figure.
- Sleep well: Maintain a regular sleep schedule and get at least 7 ...
Ayurveda uses natural and herbal remedies to treat diseases. However, if you want to use Ayurvedic medicines, herbs, supplements to treat a particular condition, you should consider the following precautions:
- Consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before taking Ayurvedic products on your own. Let them know if you have diabetes or are taking medication that may affect your treatment plan. They should adjust it to avoid any harmful interactions with the medication you are taking.
Since Ayurvedic treatments are derived from natural herbs and plants, most treatments do not cause adverse events. However, if you take some Ayurvedic preparations or herbs, you may experience the following side effects:
- Some Ayurvedic products contain toxic amounts of heavy metals like lead, arsenic, or mercury, and they might cause heavy metal poisoning.
- Some Ayurvedic herbal formulations might cause headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, rashes, or allergic reactions.
Rioux, J., & Howerter, A. (2019). Outcomes from a whole-systems ayurvedic medicine and yoga therapy treatment for obesity pilot study. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 25(S1), S124–S137. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0448
Verma, A., Shete, S. U., & Doddoli, G. (2019). An integrated therapy approach for the management of obesity-associated disorders: A case report. Journal of family medicine and primary care, 8(4), 1491–1494. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_200_19
Ayurveda For Weight loss / Overweight
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