Our immune system is a complex and wonderful system. When in balance, it does a seamless job of identifying and eliminating potential threats to our health, such as toxins, bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. As the body acts to eradicate the perceived threat, we can experience the uncomfortable symptoms of an allergy reaction, including a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, and itchy, watery eyes.
Runny nose, recurrent sneezing, headache, heaviness in the head, teary eyes, itching in the nose, ear choking, irritation in the throat are some of the common symptoms that we normally experience during the seasonal changes.
But when this becomes a routine then this amounts to serious intervention in our daily routine and should be treated with proper diligence.
Dust, Food allergies, Pollens, Anxiety, Ama Sanchay(Toxins), Virus, Bacteria, or mental blocks to some emotions also leads to a few type of allergies.
Ayurveda says low agni is one of the main factors involved in the allergy. Ayurveda always stress on strengthening the individual body so that whatever comes you should be capable of fighting it and winning.
Finding out the Dosha imbalance, Prakriti analysis and Dhatu involvement management is planned.
Tulsi, neem, Aloe vera, Trikatu, Triphla, Haridra, Guduchi etc and a few Minerals and Bhasma are drugs of choice depending upon the diagnosis.
Nasya Karma, Vasti Karma are some of the panchkarma treatments of choice in more severe cases.
At Vedic Square nadi prakisha of the patient is done with latest software, dosha prevalance is judged in real time and treatment is planned according to the prakriti, vya, sthana, Aayu of the patient.
After years of experience dealing with the patients, we have Developed a few Drugs (combinations of herbs) which are very effective in reducing the problem without much recurrences and patient may start feeling relieved within a few days of treatment.
Respiratory Allergies(Allergic Bronchitis & Asthma):-
Hypersensitive response of the Respiratory system of a person, to a substance which may be totally harmless, causing excess formation of the mucus and constriction of respiratory muscles
This in turn causes the congestion of the respiratory passage and causing breathing problems and wheezing sounds in the chest.
Respiratory allergies can be dangerous and debilitating. Acute attack leads immediate hospitalization and demands quick decongestion of respiratory passages for smooth breathing or may lead to choking and even death.
Ayurveda Says allergies manifest due to exposure to Asaatmya ahara-vihara. This means, that which is incompatible to a particular individual. They can also result from virudha ahar (incompatible foods eaten simultaneously, ama (indigenous toxins formed due to impaired digestion) and vihar (an unhealthy lifestyle).
As a result of these causative factors, the Kapha and Pitta dosha, along with rasa which is plasma and other inter- and intra-cellular fluid systems including the lymph, and rakta (blood tissue) can become vitiated.
It includes diagnosis of vitiated dosha, prakriti analysis, nadi Priksha and Management of disease.
A few herbs mentioned in Ayurveda are,
Haridra, Tulsi, Manjishtha, Vasa, Kantkari, Sonth, Pippali, Bala, Rasna, neem, Cardamom, etc individually or in combination can help the patient with relieving the symptoms.
In Panchkarma, nasya Karma, Vaman karma are treatment of choice for expelling the excess dosha from the body.
There are a few points mentioned in Acupuncture where needling and pressure can reduce the symptoms.