What is this disorder?
This involves both types of disorders, i.e., High Blood pressure and Low Blood pressure. When it comes to treating low blood pressure modern medical science entirely focuses on the medical history of an individual and in the case of high blood pressure, the doctors prescribe certain tablets, on daily basis. Ayurveda however, insists on the individual factor …… ʺWhy me? ʺ This approach leads us to the root cause. But before we discuss letʹs understand the simple definition of blood pressure. ʺPressure exerted by blood on walls of blood vessels while flowing through it. ʺ
If the blood pressure is caused because some dysfunction of the kidneys, lungs, heart, brain or something treatment has to be designed to remove the basic cause of dysfunction. However, in many cases, we find that despite apparent normal reports the person’s blood pressure is found on the higher side. In view of this, we need to go to the root cause. For example,
High blood pressure, in the case of most of the patients, is because of excessive thinking or jostling of too many unwanted, irrelevant, and/or negative thoughts. The proportion, excessiveness, and nature of such thoughts vary from person to person, depending upon his birth month/season. Ancient Ayurveda deals with this phenomenon to ferret out the root cause. At Prakruti, we also keenly follow the principles of Ayurveda to make the life of a B.P. patient medicine-free or “Drug-less”
How can you overcome it?
Once the basic cause is known right plan of individualized treatment is determined, which involves bringing change in approach towards life, suggesting a proper diet involving substantial use of green salads, sprouts, and so on to improve digestion and ultimately improve the viscosity of blood vis-à-vis blood circulation. This is how the ʹdemand – supplyʹ is matched. Similarly, we advise certain Ayurvedic medicines, some easy panchakarmas to be done at home, and certain measures for weight loss (if needed). Then through residential treatment and panchakarmas at Prakruti, a patient can gradually get rid of his B. P. tablet.
The journey towards healthy life
Salient features of Residential Panchakarma camp
Treatment for every patient is exclusively designed and individualized after a thorough study of his or her birth month and season in which he or she was born. Accordingly, his “Prakruti” or constitutional attributes are studied.
Similarly, other aspects such as the profession of the patient, his lifestyle, the root cause of the disorder, time span and intensity of health issues, etc. are taken into consideration. Accordingly, every day 13 – 15 panchakarma treatments are rendered and complete training is imparted to perform yog, pranayama, and meditation on regular basis. The consulting doctors also suggest a proper diet plan and an ideal lifestyle.
Our approach to counter the B.P. disorder as per ayurveda involves thinning of blood, keeping the cholesterol and triglycerides in control, and ensuring proper elasticity and flexibility of blood vessels vis-à-vis blood circulation in order to strike balance between demand & supply. This needs extensive study of the patient’s birth-month-related health attributes. For example, if a patient is born in the month of December, it means he was conceived in the summer season. Therefore, as per Ayurvedic research, we can assume that the person born in the month of December or in the winter so to speak, is generally an honest, forthright, and devoted kind of personality. He may not be able to resist his hunger and might suffer from constipation. Based on these general approximations his medicines for his panchakarma treatments like virechana, niruha-basti, anuvasan-basti, tailadhara/shirodhara/talam, massage, steam, nasya, gandusha, anjan, mukhalep, padambhyanga, karnapurana etc. are decided. This is called birth-month related treatment process and individualized line of treatment. Accordingly his diet plan, exercises, yog and pranayama regimen is set and with constant monitoring of his blood pressure, the dosage is gradually reduced, to eventually to help him get rid of blood pressure.