Pneumonia

Pneumonia from the point of view of Ayurveda

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can range from light to heavy problem. Pneumonia happens when an infection causes the air sacs in lungs – called alveoli, which is fill with fluid or pus. That can make it hard breathe in enough oxygen to reach your bloodstream. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The signs and symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe, depending on factors such as the type of germ causing the infection, and your age and overall health. Cause pneumonia. The most common are bacteria and viruses in the air we breathe. Your body usually prevents these germs from infecting your lungs. But sometimes these germs can overpower your immune system, even if your health is generally good. Pneumonia is classified according to the types of germs that cause it and where you got the infection.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Pneumonia

Ayurvedic treatment for Pneumonia include Internal medicine, determined by the Ayurvedic doctor during the visit. Oral medications or home treatments depend on the severity of the disease. Various of Panchkarma therapies could be advisable – 

Vamana – procedure in which waste products ( ama)  are eliminated through upper channels, specially the Kapha and Pitta dosha increase. Virechana – therapies where purgation is induced by drugs and it specifically aims at the elimination of excessive Pitta Dosha from the body. Basti – is the introduction of herbal decoctions and medicated oils into the colon through the rectum. Nasya – is an ancient Ayurvedic nasal treatment that combines a head, neck and shoulder massage. Udavartana – treatment in Ayurveda in which specially prepared herbal paste or herbal powder is massaged over the body. Abhyangam – full body massage using herbal oils, to remove toxins and improve blood circulation and lymph flow. 

Swedan – different hit therapies – Pinda, sweda, steam bath, Fito Sauna.
Meditation, Yoga and Pranayama always has a positive effect and is recommended in the Ayurvedic type of treatment process. The Ayurvedic doctor determines the required amount of therapy and the compounds of the medication to be used internally.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Pneumonia:

  • Peppermint, eucalyptus, and fenugreek tea

  • A warm saltwater gargle may help eliminate mucus or germs in the throat

  • small amount of caffeine, such as a cup of coffee or black or green tea, may help open up the airways in the lungs

  • person with pneumonia may benefit from keeping physical exertion to a minimum

  • Drinking warm tea made with fresh ginger or turmeric root 

  • garlic

  • raw honey

  • cayenne pepper

  • tea tree oil

  • echinacea

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