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Ayurveda and Respitatory Concerns

Respitatory system

There are many respiratory concerns, but the most common ailments are colds, allergic reactions, infections like pneumonia and bronchitis, or overall weakness. More severe illnesses can include asthma, obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and cancer. But the most common are allergies, which stem from the changes of seasons, what we ingest, house dust and mites, mold, pets, pollen, pollution, and smoke. 


The lungs are a complex apparatus that expands and contracts thousands of times daily, bringing in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. 


Ayurveda and Yoga pay great attention to the respiratory system because the life force (prana) is attached to the breath. The prana is vital because it carries our awareness, intelligence, and presence and, along with our food, ensures our daily existence. 


The first step in Ayurveda is to establish the individual’s constitution (Prakruti) and our current state of health balance (Vikruti), which determines if the imbalances are hereditary, seasonal, or allergic. Then, a treatment program is designed based on this information. 


Where Western medicine uses steroids and other medications to help relieve symptoms, Ayurveda looks to the root cause of the disharmony. It then uses holistic practices, including lifestyle adjustments, food choices, herbal medicines, and five-sense therapies, to find health and balance. 


In addition, cleansing the body can be a significant factor in removing toxins and finding balance. Ayurveda uses the Panchakarma modality (detox and rejuvenation process) to rid the body of allergens and to bring balance. This treatment can be done at a designated Panchakarma center here in the US or in India, but it can also be done outpatient from home, accommodating your regular work schedule and life. 


If you are experiencing any imbalances, the first step is to have an Ayurvedic evaluation to determine your constitution and current state of health. On the front page of my website, there is an option to set up a FREE phone appointment to discuss your concerns and decide what might be best for your health. 


I Look forward to speaking with you soon. 

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