Digestive Complaints

Agni i.e. digestive fire helps in proper digestion & elimination of unwanted incompatible products from the body. The body remains alert & active.

Irritable Bowels Syndrome (IBS) also known as colitis.

The common digestive complaints are caused due to inadequate biological fire associated with irregular passing of stool with or without mucus, sometimes blood stained. While inadequate fiber and water intake are common culprits, a hectic lifestyle is also often to blame for this nagging health problem. The condition results due to derangement of digestive fire followed by vitiation of Apana Vayu Energy situated in the pelvic region and below.

Long term sufferers might be advised to undergo specific Panchakarma procedures like Basti (medicated oil/decoction enemas) after a course of Snehana and Swedana to correct the deranged apana vayu.

Hyperacidity

Hyperacidity is a widespread common disorder which, if not treated in time, leads to ulcer formation in the digestive tract. It is mainly caused when hydrochloric acid, an important component of the digestive juices, is produced in excess.

Symptoms of Hyperacidity

Burning sensation in the chest and throat. Sour oral secretion/belching.
Vomiting, headache. Heat in the body.
Lack of appetite.  

According to Ayurveda, it’s caused due to derangement of digestive fire by vitiated Pitta, is characterized by the inflammation and irritation of the gastric mucosa. The treatment mainly includes dietary restrictions, internal medicines to pacify the aggravated Pitta.

Indigestion (Ajirna)

The word 'Ajirna' itself signifies the state of incomplete process of digestion on indigested food. The main reason for indigestion is agnimandya (weakened digestive fire) & incomplete metabolism due to weakened digestive fire leads to unprocessed state of food causing ajirna. Indigestion refers to any number of gastrointestinal complaints, which can include gas (belching, flatulence or bloating) and upset stomach. In the case of gas, it might be making your reflux worse or might even be the cause of it, when food sits in the stomach for too long.

Symptoms of Indigestion (Ajirna)

Aversion towards food. Heaviness, distention in abdomen.
Constipation or diarrhoea. Nausea, vomiting.
Pain in abdomen. Body ache, feeling of heaviness in chest & body, giddiness
Headache, backache. Repeated yawning.
Burning sensation in chest, sour belches. Sweating.
Body stiffness. Excessive thirst.

Bloating/Gases

The most common symptoms of gas are flatulence, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain and belching. Sometimes a person with chronic belching may have an upper gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, such as peptic ulcer disease, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastro paresis, also called delayed gastric emptying. Bloating is usually the result of an intestinal disorder, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Any disease that causes intestinal inflammation or obstruction, may also cause abdominal bloating. In addition, people who have had many operations, internal hernias may experience bloating or pain.

Piles(Arsha)

In Ayurveda this is known as arsha. There are various reasons like constipation, sitting constantly for a long time on hard surface, lack of exercise and harmful food habit     like food without fiber for piles.

Piles are generally categorized into two types, namely, bleeding piles and dry piles. In bleeding piles, so much of the blood is bleed that, the patient suffers from anemia.     Bloting, loss of appetite, itching in the anus region is often associated with this disease.

In conventional system, there is no cure for piles and many people are advised to go for surgery to get rid of pain and inflammation of the engorged veins. Piles are a     common problem that occurs among men and women of any age.

Constipation

Constipation refers to trouble with passing stools & the condition occurs due to any disturbance in the digestive tract. Due to constipation, faecal material gets accumulated in the body. These toxins can lead to Arthritis, Rheumatism, Cataract, High blood pressure.

Symptoms

Abdominal cramps Excessive gas in stomach
Bloated sensation Erratic bowel movements
Feeling of coating on the tongue Bad taste in mouth
Bad breath