Acidity, heartburn, acid reflux are common terms almost everyone knows about. It is caused by a simple phenomenon when the stomach acid goes back up to the esophagus or food pipe and is characterized by a burning sensation usually felt in the lower chest area. You can probably relate to this condition if you have poor eating habits and bad lifestyle choices.
Our stomach consists of hydrochloric acid, which aids in digesting the food and guards us against the entry of pathogens. Our stomach has a protective lining that protects it from the strong acid but the food pipe has no barrier against the acid. We Indians are prone to acidity due to the foods we eat. Alcohol consumption, obesity, pregnancy, menopause, peptic ulcers are some conditions where a person might be suffering from acidity.
TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA PANCHAKARMA:
Ayurveda is a science of
holistic healing and is an ancient way of healing. Ayurveda is the science of
life. Good health is the balanced state between the body, mind and spirit.
Panchakarma simply means five actions, performed to detoxify the body and rejuvenate it. Our body is capable of flushing out the toxic wastes on its own but due to continuous poor food habits, zero exercise, sedentary lifestyle our body’s digestive system becomes extremely sluggish by disturbing the ‘agni’ or the digestive fire. This sluggish metabolism causes the deposition of ‘ama’ or toxins in the body.
Here, panchakarma can play a life changing role by completely detoxifying the body deeply and leaving the organs and systems of the body feeling fresh and light.
The specific therapy that works in reversing acidity is Sneha (oil) vasti (enema) . It is a procedure in which a medicated oil or a suitable decoction is administered through the anal route. This particular therapy aids in expelling the toxic waste from the body which as a result will cure the acidity and improve your health and longevity.