Gas Belly

Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda. Why gas belly?

Gastric Problems—according to Ayurveda and Treating Gastric Issues with Ayurveda. Lets understand  with some  fundamentals in Gastric issues and why gas in stomach? Why there is pressure in stomach and releases gas often. Lets find out the Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda.

belly gas
gas formation in stomach and pressure

What is Bloating? 

Bloating is nothing but an accumulation of gas in the abdomen, that feels like an inflated balloon. It is a very commonly reported symptom today.

Gastric Problem according to Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, there are four clinical conditions that quite closely resemble each other–

  • Aadhmana– stomach distention
  • Pratiaadhmana– a collection of gas in the upper abdomen only, without pain
  • Aanaha – distention of the stomach due to obstruction of the passage of urine and stool
  • Atopa – gurgling in the gut, along with pain.

According to Ancient Ayurveda, bloating or gas is a Vata disorder (Vatvyadhi). It is accompanied by a weakened digestive fire (Agnimandhya).

Causes of Stomach Bloating/Gas

“According to Ayurveda, bloating is a Vata disorder (Vatvyadhi). It is accompanied by a weakened digestive or metabolic fire (Agnimandhya).”

Weak digestive fire and vitiation of Samana Vataare the main reasons for bloating. The formation of biotoxins (Ama) is the second most common factor for severe colic pain.


Consumption of Vata-aggravating foods like beans, fried and frozen foods, dairy products and fermented foods can cause severe gas in the gut. Consuming incompatible food combinations such as milk and fish, having too much stress, and practising suppression of natural urges as–urination or defecation, can all create gas in the intestine causing colic pain in the abdomen.


Causes of Belly Gas

Ayurveda says–Vata-aggravating factors such as improper food and incorrect lifestyle (Vatprakopaka Ahara Vihara) can lead to abnormal conditions of the digestive fire (Agnidushti) and disturb the intestinal function. This can lead to improper digestion, causing gas– (Adhmana).


Adapting Proper Cooking Style Can Help Reduce Flatulence—

Vegetables that produce gas– must be cooked with digestive spices that can help in digestion and elimination of gas. A combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel–for better digestion. Turmeric, rock salt and asafoetida are excellent for eliminating gas and toxins.

Spices Used to Prevent Gas Formation


  •       Black pepper [Marich]– stimulates the digestive fire, acts as a digestive stimulant and promotes intestinal motility. It helps in painful conditions, Vata-related disorders, and bloating due to gas.
  •       Ginger[Sunth]– increases heat in the stomach and aids proper digestion.


  •       Cumin[Jeeraka]– ignites the digestive fire (Deepana) and promotes digestion (Pachana). It is useful in patients with weak digestive fire (Agnimandhya).


  •       Fennel [Mishreya]– is a carminative herb (Anulomana) which ignites digestive fire (Deepana) and removes toxins from the body (Amadoshahara).


  •       Garlic [Lasuna]–ignites the digestive fire (Deepana) and alleviates Vata (Vatahara). It helps in painful conditions (Shool), Vata disorders (Vatavyadhi), as well as colic accompanied by flatulence (Vatashoola). Garlic relieves constipation and helps treat disorders related to Vata imbalance.


  •       Asafoetida [Hing] stimulates the digestive fire (Deepana), promotes digestion (Pachana), acts as a carminative (Anulomana), alleviates Vata (Vataprashmana) and enhances the digestive enzyme action.


Some Ayurvedic Products Used to Treat Stomach Bloating:

  • Abhayarishtam
  • Jirakadyarishtam
  • Dadimashtaka Churnam
  • Panchakola Churnam
  • Brihatvaiswanara Churnam
  • Hinguvachadi Churnam
  • Dadimadi Ghritam
  • Balapunarnavadi Kashayam
  • Gandharvahastadi Kashayam
  • Rasnasaptakam Kashayam


Panchakarma Treatment—

Treating Gas with Ayurveda-

Observing fasting (Pachana) is advisable until Ama is detoxified. During this period, one can drink warm water, mung water, warm water with lemon and honey or have warm vegetable soups.


Vamana (Medicated emesis)-

In some cases, mild Vaman–followed by the proper Deepana, can be administered to eliminate all the biotoxins.


Snehana, Swedan and Paste-

Applying various warm Vatahara Oils, followed by hot steam—helps pass gas and soften the stomach. A similar effect can be achieved by applying the paste of Hing, Triphala, or Trikatu. Ajamoda with Takra or warm water can also be used. Applying warm Hingu water in the umbilicus also helps relieve gas.


Enema (Basti)—

For adults with severe pain, performing Aasthapana Basti (medicated decoction enema) gives immediate results. It aids in defecation and helps release gas.

In case of excessive dryness, the Ayurvedic expert may advise a course of an enema (Oil enema) for a week, depending on the severity.


Dietary Guidelines-

Ayurvedic nutritional advice (Ahara Vidhi Vidhan) proves to be very helpful in preventing most digestive issues, including bloating due to gas. Conscious and cautious eating results in the natural digestion and absorption of food. Thus, dietary practices promote both digestion and overall health.

  • Freshly cooked food helps digestion. Food should be freshly prepared and warm as it stimulates the digestive Agni. Whereas, reheating affects the taste of the food and also slows down the digestion.
  • The proper use of natural fats is critical as they lubricate the digestive canal and the visceral organs increasing their strength. Deep-fried food must be avoided unless prescribed.
  • Food should be consumed, only if the previous meal is properly digested. This allows the body to eliminate waste.
  • Proper hygiene of the self and a peaceful atmosphere is needed while having a meal.
  • If the food is eaten too quickly, it will not provide the necessary nutrition to the bodyand might also increase the possibility of toxin generation. Hence, it is recommended to chew a bite 32 times for better digestion.
  • Mindful eating helps digestion.


Madras Institute of Ayurveda [MIA], Chennai—is the centre of Ayurvedic medicine and treatment, where ancient tradition meets modern techniques. From Panchakarma treatment to Rejuvenation–all services are available. With facilities for a wide range of effective ayurvedic treatments such as Bloat belly, Gastric Problems and Belly gas on par with the highest standards and finest traditions dating back to the Vedic times, MIA has outpatient and in-patient services too. Connect with with to know more about Gastric Problems according to Ayurveda at for any queries you may have.

Rejuvenation Therapy

Rejuvenation Therapy — Rasayana Chikitsa with Ayurveda

Rejuvenation Therapy — Rasayana Chikitsa with Ayurveda Ayurvedic Treatment in India is an ancient practice —for the harmonious revitalisation of the mind, body, and soul. This brings about natural balance in the best manner possible.

Ayurveda has two primary purpose – to maintain health and to cure the disease.

Rejuvenation or Rasayana as it’s called in Ayurveda—is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy, that helps to restore the body’s vitality. It is described as a herb, food, or activity that cures disease and grants youthfulness. Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa) helps to tone the skin and strengthen body tissues to facilitate longevity.

Rasayana keeps you fit both physically and mentally. The total resistance of the body increases, due to the optimisation of the ‘Ojas’ [strength] and the ‘Sattva’ [clarity]. This therapy includes body and face massage using special herbal oils and creams that are tailor-made as per the needs of the patient.

Advantages of Rasayana—

Rasayana Chikitsa makes one feel young and energetic, improves the skin tone, improves sleep quality, concentration and improves the capacity of our sense organs. The body’s immunity is increased to resist any diseases and bring calmness to the mind.

*Kayakalpa Chikitsa–

This method is used to sterile the ageing process and stop the degeneration of body cells. It also helps the body’s immune system. Kayakalpa Chikitsa is known to be most effective before the age of 50 and includes the Rasayana (particular Ayurvedic medicine and diet).

*Body Transpiration–

Exclusive steam bath help improve the skin tone and aid in weight loss treatments. They help in pain relief. A unique hand massage with herbal oils, help to tone the muscles and improve blood circulation.

*Better Control of Body Weight–

To maintain the bodyweight– herbal oils and powders are used. The treatment includes special herbal juices that help improve the conditions of the body.

*Skin Care–

Herbal oil massages, herbal face packs and the intake of herbal tea can help in rejuvenating the skin.

*Meditation and Yoga–

The treatment is designed to achieve mental tranquillity and improve one’s concentration beyond the physical being.

One aims at attaining peace through the eight steps of training, which are–

Disciplined behaviour
Pratyahara and
Panchakarma–This five-fold treatment aims for tranquillity and overall wellbeing of the individual with—tuning the body, breath, mind, nerves and blood purification.

Madras Institute of Ayurveda, Chennai, ( Location: Inside Vijaya Hospital) has an out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different areas of treatment. We provide Rejuvenation Therapy and Detoxification treatment. It also possesses an in-patient department with Panchakarma Theatres. Successful treatment programs for an entire spectrum of diseases are provided here. Therefore, connect with us at for more information on rejuvenation therapy.

Author: Raj Mohan


Treating Arthritis chronic condition – With Ayurveda

Arthritis is a chronic condition of the joints in which the cartilage, cushioning the ends of the bones, gradually loses its elasticity and wears away. Without this cartilage, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, inflammation and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide, with symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitation. It can occur in any of the body’s joints but must often develops in hands and weight bearing joints including the knees, hips and spine.

How can ‘Natural Remedies’ help relieve pain in Arthritis?

Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that started in India. It uses nutrients, exercise and meditation together to encourage, good health. Combining certain nutrients and other supplements with modern medicine may be beneficial if you have arthritis. These natural treatments may help to ease some of the arthritis symptoms and help prevent progression. Natural herbs like turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha and a few others, have all been shown to reduce inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body.

An Ayurvedic Approach in the Treatment of Arthritis…

Both Patients and Health care Professionals are seeking out alternative therapies, including “The Ancient Healing System Known as Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment”.  Studies show that Herbal Ayurvedic Therapy is very effective in treating knee osteoarthritis. An important principle in Arthritis is acknowledgment of the importance of emotional and spiritual aspects of health and healing. Health is achieved by balancing the body, mind and spirit as well.

How can we change our Wellbeing and Eventually relieve pain due to Arthritis—According to Ayurveda, the following are all beneficial to lead a pain free life—

*Meditation – provides a way to achieve balance. The practice of                  meditation also creates many physiological changes including reduction of inflammation in the body. Mind- Body practices have value as part of a treatment regimen for chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions. A mindful meditation can be useful in the treatment of pain syndromes. It’s a tool to diminish feelings of pain. During meditation our body enters a state of restful awareness. When we regularly practice it, the following benefits can be achieved—

-More efficient oxygen use by the body.

-Improved immune function and more restful sleep.

-Low cholesterol levels.

-Slower heart rate.

-Divert mind from pain.

*Yoga—is a time-honored science for balancing living. Since it focusses on balance, it helps alignment and improves biochemical imbalances that create stress on the joints. Misalignment of bones, dysfunctional movement patterns, lack of body awareness and poor posture, can all contribute to wear and tear of the cartilage. Yoga can retrain our body to move in ways that reduce stress on our joints. Yoga also keeps patients moving and reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis overtime.

*Hot water fermentation is another way to relieve pain in arthritis, since it soothes the joints.

* Natural Relief from Arthritis— Keep an eye on your Weight, Exercise regularly, use hot and cold packs simultaneously on the painful areas, meditate, try acupuncture, include the right type of fatty foods in your diet and consider herbal supplement

Law of Nature—“Take care of every part of your body thoroughly, and the body will take care of you, in return” —–



The Foundation of Good Eating Habits – With Ayurveda

‘The Act of eating’ is life giving and The Process of digestion, is the critical half of it!!! Benefits of right Eating Habits-Eating for maximum benefit requires awareness and is important for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health—


  • Stimulating Digestion- When we sit down to eat with our stomach in a relaxed posture and our awareness on the taste, texture and smell of the food, then digestion is greatly improved. For optimal digestion, our bodies need a suitable environment, for it to start an uplifting and a settled environment allows the body to process and absorb the nutrients from our meals. Standing, walking, driving and other similar activities can inhibit digestion.
  • Another way to improve digestion is stimulate the ‘Agni’ or Digestive fire in our stomach, before we begin eating. Weak digestive fire may result in fatigue after eating —


So, to handle this, “The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians” recommends Right Eating which include the following—

*Eat sitting down, in a settled environment, without the T.V on.

*Eat a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger with a few drops of lemon and a pinch of      salt, before a full meal. The blend of spices activates the salivary glands, producing the necessary enzymes to help digest the nutrients in the food and help support absorption by the body.

* Follow nature’s prescription of suitable times to eat. Our digestive system is closely tied to the solar cycle.

*Ayurveda suggests that lunch be the largest meal of the day, since that is the time when the digestive fire is at maximum potency. As the sun goes down, so does our digestive fire.

*Avoid ice-cold drinks and foods

*Chew food thoroughly.

*Stay Hydrated.

*Eat mindfully and only when hungry.

*Add healthy fats to your diet. Good Digestion requires eating enough fat.

Good Nutrition goes beyond eating foods that are fresh and wholesome. If the process of digestion is sluggish, the body creates sticky food residue called ‘Ama’, that can clog the channels in our body and hinder the process of assimilation. Proper digestion and metabolism on the other hand results in the conversion of the foods you eat into healthy body tissues.

A few Ayurvedic Dietary Rules—

-Leave 4 hours between meals with no snacking [Eating in between meals weakens the digestive fire].

-The sign that the previous meal is digested is when the breath is fresh.

-Drink hot water to stimulate the digestive fire [Agni]

-Eating foods with cold, wet and heavy qualities, weakens the Agni.

-Avoid contradicting food combinations, such as raw and cooked foods together and very hot and cold foods at the same time.

Therefore, what you eat can nourish and strengthen the digestive fire, boosting your digestive system—or on the other hand it can smother it, leading to an impaired, weakened or imbalanced Agni. So, the health goal is to balance this ‘Digestive Fire.’

“A diet of Simple Foods is the Best for your Gut”

Joint Pain Treatment

Joint Pain Treatment in “Ayurveda”

Joint Pain Treatment – Joints are the vital parts of our body and in case injured or inflamed, they can cause immobility and pain. Joint pain and stiffness are common complaints about many.

Notable causes of joint pain can rise from, number of conditions that include–

*Medical complications arising from treatments for other problems.

* While there are many kinds of joint pain, the most common ones are Osteo Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can be very worrisome and can make a person unable to fully perform his/her daily activities. In severe cases, it disrupts sleep to a certain extent.

*Injury or Accidents

*Inflammation of joints



*Sprains and strains.

Common Symptoms of Joint Pain-



*Limited range of motion





Holistic Treatment of Joint Pain— Through Ayurveda— Ayurveda offers ‘Safe and Effective treatment alternatives for joint pain.

The herbs used in Ayurveda have all shown to reduce inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body.

The Efficiency of joint pain treatment through Ayurveda—

Ayurvedic specialists explain that joints are the vital parts of the body and in case of a disease, injury or fracture, they cease to function as they ought to. Treating joint pain with an ayurvedic approach is an individualized process. A patient is 1st diagnosed and evaluated as per the symptoms. Doctor may require an X-ray or an MRI, before treatment. Any treatment approach will aim at balancing the ‘Vata’[ combination of air and ether] which causes the inflammation and pain. Your treatment approach is influenced by the severity of the joint condition. Treatments also include massaging the joints with enriched oils and other herbs. Applying the medicated paste on the diseased joint is another treatment approach.

What happens in Ayurvedic Treatment—

Ayurvedic medicines combined with some joint exercises and therapies help to give natural and gradual relief from stiffness, swelling and joint pain. You can get rid of taking pain killers provided you do comfortable and easy movements regularly. Ayurvedic medicines can help in maintaining the healthy joints, from there on.

Does Ayurvedic Treatment have a Permanent cure for Joint Pain???

Well, Ayurvedic medicines work best to cure and root out the joint pain but it is just a remedial approach, depending on the nature and extent of the problem.

Ayurveda is —Holistic Healing Through Herbs


7 ways to reduce back pain in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is all about natural healing and it has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. The word Ayurveda means (ayur =life, veda= knowledge). This age old tradition has been here for many years and still holds a cure for many ailments.

These days a lot of us face lifestyle related diseases and back pain is one of them. Also known as ‘Nitambha shoola’ or ‘Kaati shoola’ that causes pain and muscle weakness.

Here are the 7 ways to reduce back pain in India

  • Kati Bashi (Back oil dough therapy)

One of the most popular treatment in Ayurveda, diffused oil is used on the back. The process helps the oil to get submerged in the body which gives a healing impact. It’s a tried and tested method that gives a huge relief instantly to the patient suffering from back pain.

  • Camphor oil therapy

‘Camphor’ or ‘karpoor’ is widely used for Ayurvedic treatment. This is a very simple technique, but can work wonders for the back pain. Heat some coconut oil and add a few pieces of camphor. Once it gets cooled, store in air tight container. Massage it daily before bedtime.

  • Cut down intake of pungent spices

Daily intake of pungent spices can aggravate back pain. It dries the body and disbalances the ‘vata’ which results in back pain.

  • Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has many benefits and the healing properties are immense. It’s a very simple procedure to cure back pain. Just add a few drops in the water and use it before bath. You will get energized and will instantly see a relief from back pain as well.

  • Turmeric and Ginger

It has inflammatory properties that help in reducing pain in the body. Daily intake of these will prevent back pain from spreading.

  • Follow a Vata diet

The kind of food you consume creates a massive difference in the body. Have a warm, mildly spiced diet that will maintain a proper balance in the body. Overeating irritates the Vata.

  • Exercise

Exercise is something one must not avoid. Mild stretching and exercise can ease the pain. It helps to relax the muscles. Start with 15 minutes and gradually increase the timing .

Back pain can cause serious discomfort in the body. Because of our modern lifestyle, our movements have become restricted and we often consume junk food. Follow these simple principles and keep back pain at bay.

Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda

Ensuring Bone Health with Ayurvedic Nutrition: Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda

Bones form the core of our body, giving every human their basic shape and size. But that’s not all! Bones have many critical roles to play; however, very often wear and tear that comes with aging starts eroding the bones, leading to multiple bone health complications, from osteoporosis and osteoarthritis to scoliosis. Very often, when my patients looking for Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda who come to my Ayruveda hospital, Chennai with bone-related complications, they are surprised when I assess their nutrition and digestive capabilities. Interestingly, it’s not just wear and tear that’s the culprit, it’s equally the toxins that build up in the digestive system, especially the intestines, that are the culprit. So let’s find out everything there is about the framework of our body – our precious bones!

Why is bone health so important to our body?

Yes, bones form the foundation of our body, giving it shape and size and supporting the muscular tissues. But they have much greater roles to play – they protect vital organs, from the heart to the liver; they are important reserves for precious minerals such as calcium, zinc, and iron; they help in forming blood in their marrows; and they contribute to managing the sensitive electrolyte balance of the body. With Ayurveda scriptures listing many more wondrous benefits of the bones, it’s no wonder that protecting the bones is one of the prime responsibilities of the body.

Focusing on bone health

A common misconception is that you need to focus on bone health only during childhood. This wrong assumption leads many adults to ignore their calcium, vitamin D, and other bone-related needs, resulting in serious bone-related conditions. Bones work on a continuous cycle of creation, growth, death, and elimination, regenerating and healing in case of injuries such as fractures. Hence bones are robust enough to handle all the stress of daily activities. The awareness that bone health should be your focus across all ages is fast increasing, with even the ads spreading information about the need for bone nutrition, especially for women.

The relevance of bone or asthidhathu in Ayurveda

Ayurveda refers to bon as ashtidhathu and is closely related to vata roga. This is why complications in the digestive tract, especially the intestines, cause serious bone-related issues. Vata roga is related to strong intestinal health; hence the presence of ama or toxins in the intestine increases the acidity of the blood. As a result, it takes up all the available calcium to neutralize the excessive acidity. This leads to weak and calcium-depleted bones. Hence, vata imbalance causes reduction in asthidhatu, resulting in osteoporosis and we cover these in orthopedic treatment Ayurveda.

How can you ensure bone health with nutrition and lifestyle changes?

A strong bone-friendly diet and following a healthy lifestyle are critical to ensure that your bones are well taken care of at all times.


Your nutrition should include Vitamin D and calcium-friendly food items – often related to the air and earth, which essentially mean leafy vegetables, grains, sesame, ghee and coconut oil. In addition, bones also require minor amounts of vitamin K and other minerals. However, do not go overboard with self-medication since excess of anything can also be harmful. Hence look for natural ways of supplementing your bones with the required nutrition. Quality time in the sun can also help provide the much-needed Vitamin D, for instance. Hence take the guidance of your Ayurveda doctor before you start on any nutritional support approach.

In orthopedic treatment Ayurveda, we will find different body constitution requires different nutrition to support the bones. For example, people with a predominantly vata constitution require food rich in calcium to sustain their bones, so they have to include curd, root vegetables, sesame, and other nuts in their diet. People with pitta-based constitutions should include legumes such as beans, citrus fruits such as oranges, and kale in their diet, while those with kapha-based constitution should include green vegetables such as ladies finger and legumes.

Herbal formulations

Your Ayurvedic doctor, after a detailed assessment of your current bone health, could recommend appropriate Ayurveda formulations that help restore bone strength or support bone growth in case of fractures. Common examples include guggulu, ashwagandha, and triphala.

Caring for the intestine

Since intestinal health is closely related to bone health, ensure that you pay attention to nourishing your digestive system and hydrating your body carefully. Stay away from junk food and spicy food. Sesame, milk, curd, and many other food items are known to have probiotic effect on the intestinal flora.

Healthy lifestyle

Promote a healthy lifestyle that’s bone friendly. Adopt yoga or a physical activity without straining your body too much so you do not risk bone disorders with a sedentary lifestyle. Get enough sunlight and stay away from smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse.

Maintaining bone health is a critical responsibility that all of us owe to our body – with the right amount of exercise, nutrition, and physical activity, you will easily be able to ensure that your bone stays fit and healthy throughout your lifetime.

Contact me for any questions related to bone health, bandage, orthopedic treatment Ayurveda you have about bone health. You can connect with me at Ayruveda hospital , Chennai or call me at +91-9444615161.



Panchakarma Treatment Chennai

Detoxify and Nourish Your Body with Ayurveda – Panchakarma Treatment Chennai

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s power-packed secret for detoxifying the body from the harmful effects of imbalances in rogas, accumulating ama in the digestive system, reduced immunity, and other conditions that affect the body and mind. Panchakarma literally means five modes of treatment that serve as five critical approaches to purify the body and mind, resulting in complete rejuvenation. The treatment approach is personalized – depending on every individual’s requirements in terms of age, health status, mental status, strength, body constitution, roga balance, how strong the digestive system is, and immunity, in addition to other details. With many inquiries that I receive at my Ayurveda hospital in Chennai focusing on details regarding Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, I thought it’s best to give some quick refresher pointers on what Panchakarma is and why it is so beneficial to restore health.

Why should you embrace Panchakarma?

Panchakarma has evolved as a strong therapeutic procedure that is fast embracing not just staunch believers of Ayurveda but also every wellness-seeking individual. The benefits of this miraculous treatment modality is quite well-known by now. Panchakarma’s ability to restore your body’s mental and physical balance, enabling complete internal detoxification, curing illnesses, and building immunity is what makes it the gold standard of Ayurveda treatments.

Here are some of the well-known benefits of Panchakarma:

  1. Body purification by removing the toxins accumulated in the body through digestive tract, nose, and skin.
  2. Improved blood circulation and hence nourishment to the cells and tissues
  3. Improved metabolic capability since the body is now rid of all harmful elements
  4. The rejuvenated body is now strong with impressive immunity
  5. Panchakarma also delivers the benefit of weight loss
  6. This treatment modality also calms the mind, relieving it of all stress

Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, hence strengthens the body, mind, and soul by getting rid of all the toxins that accumulate in our body and stress our mind as a result of our current lifestyle choices.

What happens in Panchakarma?

 Panchakarma Treatment . Ayurvedic clinic

This is definitely not a one- or two-day wonder where you walk in, get a massage, and walk out. It requires many weeks and individual-based complete focus to complete the protocols. The process can be physically and mentally exhausting. Hence an experienced Ayurveda doctor has to necessarily perform an in-depth assessment of your body’s situation and determine your capability of undergoing this strenuous procedure.

Panchakarma includes 5 treatment protocols, but the entire process includes three critical stages:

  1. Poorvakarma
  2. Pradhanakarma
  3. Paschatkarma


This stage prepares the body for the strenuous protocols of the main treatment. At this stage your expert Ayruveda doctor will review your body constitution, immunity levels, and mental strength to determine the exact karmas to be used in the treatment. Your therapists will then prepare your body to withstand the strenuous pradhankarma. This preparatory steps include snehana and swedana.

Snehana involves massaging the body with a select herbal formulation that your Ayurveda doctor recommends specifically for you. The massage improves blood circulation, relaxes your muscles, and helps in moving out the toxins from the tissues. Swedana involves fomentation, which softens and relaxes the tissues and helps remove the toxins in the form of sweat.


The most exhausting part of the procedure is the pradhanakarma. Each procedure requires extensive focus and skill; hence ensure that your therapists are experts who work under the stringent supervision of your Ayurveda doctor. The multiple steps of this stage include purgation, enema, nasal treatment, and digestive tract cleansing.


This first step is critical to remove kapha roga imbalance, which helps in case of allergies, asthma, cough, nasal congestion, and related conditions. The process involves inducing vomiting through a combination on snehana, swedana, and internal medications. This requires a few days, as the body needs to completely remove the toxins.


This step focuses on the digestive tract and hence is beneficial to correct pitta roga imbalances that cause digestive disorders, skin conditions, joint pain, jaundice, diabetes, and other conditions. Virechana involves inducing purgation and thorough cleansing of the bowels using both internal and external treatments such as Ayurvedic purgatives and massages, respectively.


This involves administering enemas and related ghee or milk-based Ayruvedic formulations through the rectum. This step removes vata, pitta, and kapha roga imbalances and is great for digestive tract conditions such as colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, piles. muscular spasms, arthritis, kidney stones, and obesity.


This fourth step involves administering Ayurvedic oil-based formulations through the nasal cavity and then flushing them out along with the toxins. This procedure removes toxins from head and neck. This step is useful in managing insomnia, nasal conditions, sinusitis, and migraine.


This step is rarely followed and is considered only in case of severe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and other related disorders. This involves removing impure blood from a selected area or the entire body.


The body is exhausted after multiple days of this strenuous treatment; hence the paschatkarma helps in nourishing the body back to normalcy. The experts watch your body’s response to ensure that there are no untoward responses to the detoxification procedure. For Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, your Ayurveda doctor will plan and monitor your diet so you are gradually nourished back to health. Your doctor will also make healthy lifestyle recommendations.

Contact me for any questions you have about panchakarma treatments, and their benefits. You can connect with me at or call me at +91-9444615161.






Tharpanam – Long-lasting care and nourishment for your eyes through the magic of Ayurveda

Tharpanam in the context of Ayurveda treatments means nourishment and netratarpanam specifically refers to nourishing and caring or the eye. This is a popular treatment to cure ailments of the eye and to remove effects of stress on the eyes. Any influence of vata or pitharoga on the eyes can also be cured with tharpanam. This cleansing procedure is also critical in preventing eye irritation, strain, and diseases, delivering an overall cooling effect and strengthening the nerves arising from the eyes. Tharpanam is becoming an increasingly popular treatment at my Ayurveda clinic in Chennai. Given today’s extensive use of mobile phones, tabs, and laptops, our eyes are perennially strained. This procedure comes in as a savior in such instances. So, here are a few details about tharpanam.

Benefits of tharpanam

Tharpanam completely relieves the harmful effects of a fatigued eye, including reduction of puffiness around the eyes, removing headache, alleviating strain to the eyes, removing basic eye problems  such as dry eyes, soothing inflammation, and strengthening the nerves of the eye. Tharpanam is also an effective solution for conditions such as corneal disorders, retinitis, and optic nerve disorders.  This treatment is also found to be effective in degenerative eye disorders such as glaucoma.


The procedure involves placing medicated Ayurveda formulations, especially ghee-based preparations, into the eye sockets. This requires preparing strong poultices made from lentils. This batter is placed in the form of a ring around the eye region. The formulation or ghee is warmed and poured into this ring. The ring-shaped well seals any leakage and retains the warmth for maximum effect. The duration of time for which the formulation is placed inside the well differs, but the procedure usually extends to about half an hour. It usually lasts for more than one session, depending on the purpose of the treatment and the presence of any underlying disorder. After the process, the medication is removed by draining. At the end of the procedure the region of the eye is gently cleaned with a neat cloth and the eyes are sometimes subjected to fomentation to ensure that the medicated oil is entirely absorbed by the body. Sometimes, the doctor recommends applying a bandage around the eye in the night, after the treatment and between sessions. You might also be given supplement Ayurveda medications and recommended special diets during your recovery period.

The key to the success of this procedure is the composition of the formulation, the ability of the poultice to seal in the formulation, the warmth of the formulation, and the duration. The poultice has to be leak proof and has to be placed around the eye sockets carefully so that the entire region on top of and around the eye is exposed to the medication. The Ayurveda doctor determines the type of formulation, duration, and number of sessions based on the inherent condition of the eye. The patient has to keep the eyes open as much as possible all through the procedure. Hence this could be quite a challenge. But the procedure results in rested eyes and completely distressed eyes and even better eyesight.


Points to note

While undergoing this treatment and during recovery, there are a few rules that patients have to follow. Completely avoid bright light since this adds to the strain. Either avoid going out in the sun or wear eye protection, such as sun glasses, when you go out. Restrict the amount of time you spend in front of the television, mobile phone, and computers. Equally restrict reading and other activities that irritate and strain your eyes. The intention is to completely relax your eyes. Check with your doctor before you start your daily routine practices such as having a hair bath, food, etc.

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bone-friendly diet

Ayurveda Guidelines for a Healthy Bone-Friendly Diet

As an Ayurveda doctor, I am observing an alarmingly increasing tendency over the recent years for people to develop bone-related disorders. Bones form the framework of our body; hence weakened bones will completely reduce your body’s strength and lead to all types of complications from osteoporosis to a crippling body pain. The best form of cure is definitely prevention, and in addition to a bone-friendly lifestyle, following a bone-friendly diet is critical. But what are the common causes of bone-related issues? Let’s take a look.

Common causes of bone-related issues and why bone-friendly diet

  1. Menopause: Menopause leads to a complete change in a woman’s hormonal profile, especially as a result of lack of estrogen production. As a result, the bones in women become weak and easily prone to injury
  2. Reduced intake of calcium and other bone-friendly elements: Calcium and Vitamin D are the core enablers of a healthy bone structure. If your daily diet does not include enough sources of these two food elements, then you definitely run the risk of facing a bone disorder.
  3. Certain conditions and drug increase the elimination of calcium in urine. If this does not get compensated with the right extent of intake, then the bone structure considerably weakens.
  4. A tendency for bone disorders such as osteoporosis is hereditary. Hence when you know that your chances of developing a bone disorder are high, it is better to develop a preventive plan.
  5. Poor lifestyle: A sedentary lifestyle, poor postures, and complete lack of physical exercise are all aggravating factors for bone disorders.
  6. Fall and accidents also lead to bone issues, where the bone formation process needs to be enabled with some additional nourishment.

So, now we know the common reasons why we worry about fortifying our bones. Let’s now look at some of the do’s and don’ts of bone nourishment and what a bone-friendly diet looks like.


  1. Never go overboard with salt. Salt causes excessive elimination of calcium through the urine.
  2. Avoid cold and bitter-tasting food items
  3. Avoid alcohol and dried vegetables
  4. Avoid processed and canned foods



  1. Eat nuts, green leafy vegetables, and dairy prodcuts so you get your regular intake of vitamin D.
  2. Don’t forget your ghee – include it in all your meals
  3. Sources of plant estrogens are great diet inclusions – for example, soyabeans and sesame seeds.
  4. Milk, buttermilk and all the milk products should be included generously in your diet.
  5. Always check the nutrition value on food packets to find the level of vitamin, salt, and calcium in them
  6. Include a lot of proteins in your food, from legumes to beans.
  7. Include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet; for example, bananas, papaya, watermelon, carrot, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, and mushrooms
  8. Try adding a lot of brown rice in your diet
  9. Sesame is one of the best source of calcium, so add it liberally to your diet.
  10. Many herbs are precious in supporting strong bones; for example, triphala, aamla, ashwagandha, and brahmi are great sources of calcium.


Never ignore your bone since they form the foundation of your body. Hence in addition to a healthy lifestyle, follow a healthy and bone-friendly diet to keep all bone-related disorders at bay. To find out more about bone-friendly diet, please do connect with me at or call me at +91-9444615161.