Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), is the second most common type of infection in the body. Urinary tract infections are one of the serious health problems striking millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to UTI compare to men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Cause of Urinary Tract Infection
UTI cause due to the inflammation of the urinary bladder. Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although urinary system is designed to keep out such microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. When that happens bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract.
Ayurvedic Approach to Urinary Tract Infection
According to Ayurveda, UTIs are due to an imbalance with 'pitta dosha'. This is mainly dominated by the fire. Causative factors for the aggravation of 'pitta dosha' and contribute to UTIs are :
- Eating foods that are too hot or sour or spicy.
- Drinking Alcohol
- Suppressing the urge to urinate
- Habitually retaining urine in the bladder for long periods of time.
- Exposure to extreme heat, and overexposure to sunlight
- Emotions of anger, impatience, jealousy
- Environmental factors such as working with fire, chemicals or toxic fumes.
- Not drinking enough water
Ayurveda treatment mainly includes root cause elimination. First understanding and removing the cause begins the healing process in Ayurveda. First we need to eliminate all the factors above mentioned that are responsible for the UTI's.
Ayurvedic Urinary Tract Infection Treatment:
Usually powerful treatment procedures are not required for UTI. But in very chronic conditions Panchakarma procedures may be needed. Following are the steps involved.
Snehana (Oral Administration of medicated ghee)
This procedure has ability to transport therapeutically effective components to different tissues of Urinary Tract. This is also helpful in achieving tone and neurological control of bladder musculature.
Swedana (Ayurvedic Steam Bath)
Swedana is used to remove the excess toxins from the body through induced sweating. In Pitha predominant conditions, steaming is not required.
Vamana or Medicated vomiting
Vamana means therapeutic vomiting which is a medicated emesis. Only in Kapha predominant conditions. steaming is not required.
Virechana or Medicated Purgation
It is a cleansing method, performed by giving some herbal purgatives. This helps to eliminate blockage of pathways of Vata humor and alleviates pitta predominant symptoms.
Vasthi or Medicated enema
This treatment is most effective in ayurvedic treatment bringing cleansing of subtle channels or srothas spread all over the body. This procedure help in maintaining normal PH, muscle tone and neurological control of urinary bladder thus useful in chronic and recurring UTIs.
This procedure is very useful in chronic UTI. In this procedure medicine is applied to urinary bladder through urethral route. This is different from common vasthi in the way of administration, quantity and in ingredients.
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This therapy includes both hair treatment as well as skin treatment. This therapy is best for those who want to eliminate stress from their head, shoulders, neck and face in a single shot. Medicated herbs and oils used in this treatment will gently relax your body and also gives you long time benefits.
This herbal facial is designed for those who want to repair their skin from tanning, uneven skin tone, remove dark spots and pigmentation. The facial includes herbal plant extracts and essential oils. This facial will refresh your skin, makes you look radiant and brings back the lost glow.
This therapy focuses on the whole body and is performed in four stages. The first stage constitutes full body massage that helps you relax, and in the second stage herbal pack made of medicinal plants is applied to the whole body. Then the body is covered with banana leaves for deeper penetration. in the third stage, the body is washed followed by a milk bath. This therapy will relax the body and also gives you a smooth and glowing skin.
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