Obesity from the point of view of Ayurveda
A certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. Obesity means having excess body fat. The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads. In general, overweight and obesity indicate a weight greater than what is healthy. Obesity is not only about appearance. It is a disease that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity-related cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, gallstones, and other chronic conditions. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of cancers. Obesity is caused by consuming more calories than you burn in daily activities. Over time, these extra calories accumulate and cause weight gain. In the long run, this can lead to obesity.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat Obesity
There are many remedies in Ayurveda for people who are obese or overweight.
Deep, dry massages with herbal powders and pastes (Udwarthanam), synchronized massage with specific oils (Abhyanga), and herbal steam bath helps break down the accumulated fat. A specially designed diet and yoga programs prevent its further accumulation.
Dhanurasana, bhujangasana, shalabasana, ardhamatsyendrasana, trikonasana and vakrasana are few of the asanas or yoga postures for losing extra fat. This will be more effective when practiced with Pranayama and proper diet. The diet should be aimed at reducing the aggravated Kapha dosha.
Depending on individual needs, an Ayurvedic doctor can also prescribe Panchakarma therapies for obesity.
Book a consultation now, so an experienced Ayurvedic doctor will help you find out the best Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss that is suitable for your body type to help you achieve a healthy body.
More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Obesity :
- Walking and regular exercise helps in maintaining good health
- Drink a glass of lukewarm water with lime juice and honey daily on an empty stomach
- Eat smaller meals and eat every three hours
- Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Drink orange, pineapple, or carrot juice
- Consuming green gram sprouts is recommended
- Eat salads of raw vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes, and fruit like papaya and pineapple
- Avoid rice, refined wheat flour, and fat-rich foods