Digestive upsets: a single cause generating thousands diseases
Each and every machine in the world needs energy to perform its basic actions quality of fuel and machine's ability to use the fuel makes the machine to do its best. As much good will be input that much good will be the out put. But if quality of fuel is good but machine can't use the fuel properly then also quality of performance will be lesser and weaker similarly good quality of machine can work more with a little bit lesser quality of fuel.
Same is with the human body. For us fuel is food and engine, which uses this food to get the energy, is our digestive and metabolic system. Out of which first one- digestive system is much more important as this is the place which absarbes required fuel from the food. As we are used to consume big quantities of the food, it is not possible that G>I>T> will consume all the food materials Digestive system selects the useful and useless and after this identification- useful is absorbed and supplied to whole of the body. Useless is excreted without any second thought.
This all depends on the physiological abilities of the cells lying in G.I.T. and no doubt, psychology of these cells also, which may be termed as cells behavior. Today this is a known fact that our gut thinks a lot. Neurons, the thinking part of the body is found in big number in our digestive system and these together makes a second brain there. These neurons not only control movements as our G.I.T. is a muscular bag also. Because with movements of this bag food will be forwarded as each and every part of G.I.T. works differently on the food, food will not be assimilated and digested properly. So both the things involved in the process are import, first one the cells behavior and second is movement of food inside the G.I.T. whenever these two are impaired problems start to appear in the body. These are discussed one by one below-
Problems occurring due to cell behavior-
Judgment power of cells to identify useful and useless from the swallowed food will cause metabolic defects. What, occurs in case of Aama formation inside the body. If without proper digestion the food sap, becoming from the food is absorbed it will reach to the different systems and there it will cause up set in the system, where ever this half cooked if uncooked food reaches. First of all this Aama will reach to general circulation and show following sign and symptoms in the body-
- Excessive salivation.
- Disability to perform routine jobs.
- Excessive urination.
- Irrigative behavior and many more.
Such happens because of the blockage of the small channels by Aama, because “Aama” is a denatured fuel and this is wandering here and there. As body cells are not ready to accept this because they know the difference between friend and foe. But continue lack of proper food and presence of the “Aama” only surround them, now these cells have no option other than to consume whatever is present there. This is because to romance of life, the cells have inside them. They take a secondary option as they know life is much important and they start to work with a foe because of lack of “friends” there. But this collaboration doesn't go far, soon these cells start to rebel because “foe” always remains a “foe” and it starts to damage internal system of a cell. Now cells of different systems involve and what was there in generalized form now comes on individual level of the system and organs. And due to continuous wear and tear on the cellular level immunological power of the body diminishes. And as a result different diseases attack the body and affect its capability to work.
“Aama” coming to the respiratory system, increases the histaminic activity there and result into the increased mucus formation and congestion of the respiratory tract in form of cough and Asthma. Weaker cells due to the wear and tear caused by “Aama” will respond more seriously and result will be allergies to different parts.
Due to repetitive exposure to the un- cooked food sap in form of “Aama” will lead the chemicals of body like- insulin and others, as they are not ready to accept these turbid material. Now insulin got weakened and result will be diabetes mellitus type 2. When Insulin is repetitively failing to work in favor of the body, cells producing it got, irritated and this psychological never allows, the normal production of the insulin, leading to the type I- Diabetes Mellitus.
These are two examples only but there are as many examples to pathogenesis by “Aama” alone, as much are the systems in the body. But due to improper approach towards the diseases and their etiology, physicians of modern medicine try to cure/ treat the diseases but fact is this that if we will concentrate on the causative factors of a disease we will understand that why body is doing so. Because diseases are friendly to us, as through these body passes a message to all of as that there is any deformity in the system, which is needed to be correct to gain normal physiology. Disease is a pathological presentation to the body and pathology- disturbed physiology. With developing modern aids we are becoming more concerned about the pathological presentations. While, fact is this, if we can understand the normal procedures its will be easy for us to know about the diseases. Ayurveda thinks like this because Tridoshas concerned about pathogenesis are similarly pur portent in physiology also. This inter connection between physiology is not visible in any other science with physiology; psychology is similarly a concerned topic for Ayurveda as well as for Tridoshas also. Treatment in Ayurveda is concerned more to the regain of physiology and psychology in normal conditions not to suppress the sign and symptoms, originated by faulted physiology – pathology. This is the season why Ayurveda means cause, not the management. This purpose is salved either by medication which will revert the normal physiology or by purification procedures (Panchakarma) by expecting all poisonous materials, which are easing disturbance in the physiology and making this pathology.
Before going to the treatment of this “stupid” Aama first discuss the causative factors in the production of Aama. As main treatment is to avoid these deeds so that production of the “Aama” will be stopped easily causative factors are –
- Excessive water intake (more than the need).
- Excessive heavy food (which are hard to digest).
- Sleep in day time (causing sluggish of the body).
- Excessive anger.
- Excessive intake of frozen foods.
- Dependency on fast foods.
- Excessively – Row/ more fibrous diet intake.
- Irregular timing of food.
These remain key factors in the causation of production of “Aama” in the body (for details why these factors cause production of “Aama” contact us).
For the treatment it is important to know the status of Bio-regulators (Tridoshas) in the body disturbed due to the Aama and, Bio-contusion (Prakruti) of the individual. Main drugs used for this treatment are-
- Hot water
- Butter milk
- Pippali(Piper longum)
- Bitter diets.
- Messua ferra.
- Postural exercises.
These drugs/ curative procedures should be used as per the Prakruti and need of the body/ and you will meet the harmony and happiness’s never horizons.
Wishing you a healthy life!!