One of my 40-year-old male patient male k/c/o non-specific colitis, under Science-Based Evidence-Based Ayurveda (SBEBA) treatment (currently only on scientific diet and medicated water), called me on the phone for his following complaints:FeverMalaise, body achesLoss of appetiteSevere weaknessBreathing difficultyProductive cough with hemoptysisHoarseness of voice for one day His complaints began after exposure to firework smoke and house cleaning work for the Ganesh festival. He took some cough syrup but it increased the cough. I analyzed all above sign n symptoms as per the Science-Based Evidence-Based Ayurveda (SBEBA).
His treatment was initiated as per the SBEBA guidelines for Saama Doshas with medicated water and small fragments of single medicine intended for the above condition along with a scientific diet and regimen. He called again in the evening to report that fever had subsided with lightness in the body, increased appetite, no body aches, and sweating was observed. He had a slight cough but no hemoptysis.
Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion due to a lack of energy. Fatigue may result from poor sleep, overwork, worry, or lack of exercise. It’s a symptom that could be due to illness, medication, or medical treatment like chemotherapy. Stress or depression can also lead to fatigue. Both weakness and fatigue are symptoms, not diseases. Because several other health issues may cause these symptoms, the value of fatigue and weakness can be determined only when other symptoms are evaluated.
Ayurvedic view of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Ayurveda originated in India over 3,000 years back. Attention in this holistic practice has emerged as a complementary therapy to Western medicine.
Many people seek out Ayurvedic therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), characterized by extreme fatigue and exhaustion. While Western medicine has no known cure, Ayurvedic practices have enabled many to feel better, providing a path to recovery.
According to Ayurveda, ailments such as chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue are imbalances of Vata, among the three doshas or dispositions which define our physical, psychological, and psychological makeup. Ayurveda views great health as resulting from equilibrium in these doshas.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects physical and mental health, which suggests the aggravation of the Vata dosha. Vata gets vitiated in physical, mental, and emotional aspects. The aggravation creates a negative impact all around the body. From brain fog to forgetfulness, nervous system damage to destruction, cramps, and spasm indicate a Vata imbalance association. It’s a state that makes you feel bloated, with low energy.
Vata imbalance occurs due to a lot of reasons. After the dosha becomes aggravates at multiple variables, it contributes to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ayurveda defines lack of the rasa dhatu (cells ) and the Ojas (resistance ) because of aggravation of Vata causes CFS.
Ayurvedic Remedy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Administer the other Vata dosha qualities to reverse the symptoms and eliminate the root cause and balance the dosha.
The line of therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome involves collecting therapies, diet, and inclusion of Rasayana herbs which calms your body and mind. The purpose of therapy is to rejuvenate the cells, strengthening the nervous system, and make the cells and cells nourished.
– Include Kapha-raising foods — milk and milk products that pacify Vata dosha.
– Add more oil and ghee to your daily diet to decrease the Vata aggravation
– Eat more fresh fruits and veggies
– Do pranayama or meditation for a few minutes to soothe the aggravation of Vata.
– Include cooling herbs such as mint, fenugreek, coriander, fennel, aloe vera in your daily diet.
– Establish a routine to prevent disturbances and distractions
The individual must avoid foods that aggravate Vata — beans, aerated beverages, deep-fried foods, salty foods, salads, smoothies (raw foods that are cold and dry ), etc.
Panchakarma treatment not merely involves purification but also balancing and rejuvenation dosha.
– Abhyanga — Ayurvedic oil massage which nourishes and soothes your senses.
– Shirodhara — Pouring treated oil or buttermilk or milk mixture on the mind to de-stress.
– Marma Massage (Ayurvedic Energy Point Massage) and Shirodhara are proven to enhance conditions of CFS
– Ayurvedic Herbs
– Triphala helps regulate excess Pitta from the body along with eliminating toxins
– Shatavari also reduces excess Pitta
– Turmeric helps prevent bouts of fatigue
– Ashwagandha calms and strengthens the nervous system, as it is a multi-faceted herb, adaptogen, and anti-stress
– Shankpushpi Syrup — Antioxidant and immune-modulatory components strengthen the immunity, delay aging of the cells and stimulate the development of fresh cells and cells.
– Brahmi — A brain tonic that comprises brain rejuvenating medication, anti-stress, adaptogenic, and memory fostering
Chyawanprash is an ayurvedic jam-like food supplement that is recommended to eliminate toxins and boost the immunes system. Take mixed in hot water
It is important to remain hydrated – drink lots of fluids
Avoid excessive hot and sour foods
Excite the digestive fire beverage grated ginger in lemon juice
Eat almonds every day since they help strengthen the immune system.
– Yoga therapy: Doing daily breathing exercises is recommended in Ayurveda as oxygen helps to flush out lactic acid. The best breathing exercises are alternate nostril breathing, left nostril breathing, right nostril breathing
Yoga poses to rejuvenate the systems would be the corpse pose and the kid position
– Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma, a detox treatment.
– Have routine liver cleanses with herbs such as Triphala, Turmeric, Neem, and Manjistha
– Regular purgation using castor oil can help.
– Since Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has many symptoms and possible root causes, it requires a combination treatment that involves a healthy diet, Panchakarma, and medications. CFS treatment and strategy is based on precise individual condition.
– Meditation reduces stress. Stress inhibits your body’s ability to make the ideal quantity of melatonin, and without this crucial compound, your sleep quality suffers a good deal. Meditation induces a state of relaxation, allowing your body to make the ideal quantity of melatonin and causing sleep through the night. Meditation and similar practices boost self-control so that you can be more objective about anxiety. Subsequently, you will have more energy.