Autoimmune Disorders

Chakra Location

All 7 chakras are involved

Dosha Imbalance

Three Dosha

Ayurveda for Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders occur when the body's cells fail to recognize each other and attack healthy cells, causing inflammation and leading to various diseases. Ayurveda considers autoimmune diseases to be closely related to the digestive system, metabolism, and emotional state.

Role of Ayurvedic Doctor in Managing Autoimmune Disorders

Ayurvedic doctors can help in managing autoimmune disorders by focusing on the restoration of Agni (digestive fire) and Oja (vitality, vigor, luster, power, bodily strength, and energy). Ayurveda believes that the problematic organ responds to the excessive burden on the tissues and tries to digest them.

The accumulation of undigested food particles, called Ama, in the deepest tissues of the body can cause autoimmune diseases. Therefore, Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the elimination of Ama and restoration of the digestive system's balance.

Ayurvedic Treatment Plan for Autoimmune Disorders

An Ayurvedic doctor tailors the treatment plan based on an individual's situation. Ayurvedic treatment may include changes in diet, herbal supplements, lifestyle modifications, and Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification).

Dosha Imbalance and Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders are associated with an imbalance in Pitta and Vata doshas. Individuals with a dominant Pitta constitution are more prone to autoimmune disorders. Vata dosha is also involved, as it spreads inflammation throughout the body, leading to disease progression in a weak spot.

Common Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders can affect different parts of the body, including tissues, immune system, joints, lungs, blood cells, nerves, kidneys, muscles, eyes, pancreas, legs, arms, thyroid, and skin. Some of the commonly known autoimmune disorders are:

Ulcerative Colitis, Ayurveda for Autoimmune Disorders, AIDS, Coeliac disease, Vitiligo, Fibromyalgia, Urticaria (Hives), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Goitre, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Sarcoidosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thyroid, Ulcerative Colitis, Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, Eczema, Psoriasis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Crohn's Disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Myasthenia gravis, Vasculitis, Celiac Disease.

Chakra Location, Dosha Imbalance, and Emotions that Block

Chakra Location
Muladhara – 1st chakra
Root Chakra

Dosha Imbalance
Pitta Dosha - Fire

Emotions that Block
hatred, rage, resentment, revenge, fear, aggression.