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*August-2012 * *Ayurveda on Medovriddhi (Overweight)*
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This months news letter suggest the solution for overweight in Ayurveda
point of view compiled by Dr Rajeshwari Singh. She have done her MD in
Ayurveda from National Institute of Ayurveda and can be contacted at
The term metabolic syndrome is not new in the age of modern life style
when men have turned machines eating junks and living a sedentary life.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions which make the person
susceptible to cardiovascular disorders and diabetes; and among these
the over weight is first step towards the metabolic syndrome. Please
Wishing all our readers health and wellness.
Best Regards and Namaste.
Dr. Rajesh Kotecha 'Vaidya', M.D. (Ayurveda)
Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and rearch center*
*M**edovriddhi(Overweight) by Dr. *Dr Rajeshwari Singh
Overweight is a state in which weight exceeds a standard based on
height; Obesity is a condition of excessive fatness, either generalized
or localized. In most people overweight and obesity tend to parallel
each other. Overweight is a condition which can be correlated with
Etymology of Medovriddhi:
The word "Medovriddhi" is the combination of two Sanskrit words "Meda"
The word "Meda" means - Fat of Body (Sanskrit eng dictionary)
The word "Vriddhi" literally means the growth, increase etc.
Concept of Meda:
Ayurveda considers that the human body is made up of seven body tissues
(saptha dhatu) and medodhatu is one among them.
The causative factors (nidana) known for a disease can be classified
under four broad categories:
A. Dietetic factors (Aharatmaka)
B. Physical activities & practices (Viharatmaka)
C. Psychological causes (Manasa vyaparatmaka)
These are tabulated as follows -
**A. * *Dietetic factors (Aharatmaka Nidana): *
Excessive usage of food items (dravya) having homologous properties help
in progressive increase of the tissues (dhatu) and the process becomes
reversible in case of heterogeneous ones. Few dietetic factors are as
1. Over eating (Ati Sampurana)
2. Highly nutritious intake (Santarpana)
3. Food intake before the digestion of the previous meal (Adhyasana)
4. Excessive Consumption of Heavy food (Guru Ahara sevana)
5. Excessive Consumption of Sweet food (Madhura Ahara sevana)
6. Excessive Consumption of Cold food (Sita Ahara sevana)
7. Kapha increasing food intake (Snigdha Ahara sevana)
8. Fresh food & grain (Navanna sevana)
9. Fresh alcoholic preparation (Nava Madya Sevana)
10. Domestic animals meat & soups (Gramya Rasa Sevana)
11. Meat intake (Mamsa Sevana)
12. Milk Products (Payasa Vikara Sevana)
13. Curd (Dadhi Sevana)
14. Ghee (Sarpi Sevana)
15. Sugar cane preparations (Ikshu Vikara Sevana)
16. Jaggery preparation (Guda Vikara Sevana)
17. Rice (Sali Sevana)
18. Water intake immediately after meal (Bhojanotara Jal-pana)
**B.**Causes due to physical activities & practices (Vihara Parak Hetu):*
Physical activities & practices are termed as Vihar.
1. Lack of physical exercise (Avyayama)
2. Lack of sexual act (Avyavaya)
3. Day time sleep (Divaswapna)
4. Luxurious sitting for long time (Asana Sukha)
5. Bath after meal (Bhojanottar Snana)
6. After meal sleep (Bhojanotar Nidra)
**C.**Psychological causes or Manasika Nidana
The psychological causes for overweight/obesity, according to various
Acharyas are listed as below-*
1. Forever cheerfulness (Harshnityatvata)
2. Free from anxiety (Achintan)
3. Relaxation from tension (Manasonivritti)
4. Sight of beloved things (Priyadarsana)
**D.** MISCELLANEOUS CAUSES *
1. Ama (accumulation of toxins in the body)
2. Administration of oily & sweet enema which is nourishing in property
(Snigdha Madhura Basti Sevana)
3. Massaging using oil (Tailabhyanga)
4. Heredity factors (Bijadoshasvabhavata)
**Treatment (Cikitsa) *
Thus, the treatment has got 5 divisions:
Avoiding the causes : (Nidan Parivarjana) (S. S.U.1/25)
It very clearly advocates that the restriction and avoiding the root
cause is the foremost line of treatment to curb the progression of the
External purification (Bahya Sansodhana)
It includes body massage with some specific herbs powder (Ruksa
Udvartana). In obese persons, it removes the foetid odour & restricts
the excessive sweating & alleviates the aggravated doshas by function.
Internal purification (Abhyantara Sansodhana)
Panchakarma procedure i.e. Vamana (emesis), Virechana (purgation), Nasya
(nasal drops), Anuvasana Basti ( oil enema of herbs) and Niruha basti
(decoction enema of herbs).
Pacifying Therapy (Sansamana Therapy)
Dry, warm & strong basti, dry massage, night awakening, sexual act,
physical activity & mental exertion should be undertaken in gradual
manner. Guduchi, BhadraMusta, Triphala, Takrarista, Maksika, Vidamgadi
Lauha, Bilwadi Panchmula & Shilajatu with Agnimanth Swarasa should be
Dietary regimen (Pathyapathya Ahara)-
Pathya --apathya also play an important role in the treatment of
Cereal grains (Suka Dhanya): one year old cereals (puran dhanya) should
Take only one carbohydrate source at a time i.e. potato / rice/ wheat
should be taken only one in a single meal.
Pulses (Sami Dhanya) : Vigna Catiang(Rajamasa), Phaseolus aureus
(mudga), Ervum lens, Cajanas indicus(Masur), Cajanas indicus (Adhaki)
and Cicer Arientum (Canaka) should be taken but Phaseolus mungo (Masa)
should be avoided.
Vegetables (Saka Varga): Leafy vegetables can be taken as salad.
Take one plate of salad without dressing, before every meal
Fruits (Phala Varga): Gooseberry, Piper nigrum, Piper longum and Aegle
mermelos should be taken but excessive sweet (madhur rasa) should be
avoided. Banana and mango should be taken less.
Fruits should be taken instead of fruit juices.
Liquid (Drava Varga): Honey, Honey with water, lukewarm water, Lemon
water should be taken but dairy products should be avoided.
Cold drinks and excessive caffeine should be avoided especially
immediately after meals.
Eat slowly and mindfully (Have a set time for every meal and while
eating concentrate on the food without indulging in any other things)
Spices like Fenugreek, Coriander, Cumin, Black pepper, turmeric, dil
seeds, dry ginger, garlic can be used for cooking.
Avoid excess spices, white bread, oily food or deep fried foods, excess
sugar, salt, cold drinks.
Replace the old cheese with fresh cottage cheese
Take freshly cooked warm home made foods.
Treatment of the Month
Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center is giving wonderful
services for obesity and over- weight
Panchakarma is the best choice but require minimum 7 days.
Panchakarma includes the 5 treatments mainly as the word itself suggest
pancha means 5 & Karma means treatments or actions.
The 5 treatments are emesis, purgation, oil enema, decoction enema,
nasal drops/ sinus cleansing.
The treatment among these is selected as per the patients ailments,
prakruti / body type, season and many other factors.
The panchakarma treatments includes the shodhana or purificatory
treatments and also has many other treatments as preparatory procedures
and post treatment procedures.
The preparatory procedure is to prepare the body for elimination of
toxins by any of the 5 karmas so that the body can tolerate it.
The preparatory procedures includes oil massage, powder massage,
different types of steaming etc.
And the post treatment procedures and herbal internal medicines will be
given to restore the effect of the treatment.
Thus the whole Panchakarma treatment is beneficial for a diseased to
cure his disease and also for a healthy person to maintain his health.
It detoxifies and rejuvenates the body.
Please go through our previous news letters in which Panchakarma is
explained in simple words
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Apart from the panchakarma we have one day solution which can be done
without a consecutive duration of 7 days.
This combination of treatment included in Panchakarma is called
Udvarthanam, swedanam and Karshana basti
Udvartanam is a powder massage or gel scrub massage ( customized as per
the patients) particularly for cellulites management. This treatment
helps to reduce fat or cellulites with taking care of skin tone. The
usual weight reduction results in stretch marks and loss of skin tone
and this is taken care by the Udvarthanam.
Swedanam is the steaming which helps in expelling toxins through skin pores
Karshan basti is a particular herbal decoction enema specific for the
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