Obesity is a condition in which abnormal or excessive body fat has accumulated in the body which can lead to a negative effect on health. This is not just a cosmetic consideration, it is a chronic disease that can lead to other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory diseases, joint disease, liver diseases, high cholesterol.
Obesity may be due to intake of calorie rich food, over eating, increased frequency of eating, lack of sleep, physical inactivity, psychological factors, and hormonal imbalance. It can cause day to day health issues such as breathlessness, increased sweating, and inability to cope with sudden physical activities, feeling very tired after performing even small works, back and joint pains.
Ayurvedic treatments for Obesity :
- Diet Counselling – Dietary Counselling is a dietary therapy, focused on looking at how food and lifestyle changes can be used to improve health in general.
- Oral Medication
- Udvartana – Udvartana is a body toning program, with application of a combination of prescribed herbal powder and oil on the entire body .It is used in the treatment to reduce fat and strengthen the body, at the same time taking care that the body does not become too rough and dry in the whole process.
- Churna Pinda Sweda – Churna pinda sweda(Podi kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to bones, muscles and nerves. Churna means coarse or fine powder of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means fomentation or sudation. The sweda or sudation given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combination of medicated powders is called as Churna panda sweda ( podhi kizhi).