Kairali provides excellent holistic treatments for lung and bronchial problems at their Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala, India. Combining world-leading Ayurvedic herbal remedies, spa treatments and lifestyle management, their curative programs provide the benefits of a carefully tailored nutritional routine as well as Yoga Therapy and breath-work for these conditions. Guests undertaking 7 to 21 days of treatment are guaranteed a daily routine of twice-daily Ayurvedic spa treatments creating the perfect internal environment for healing.
The Ayurvedic Approach to Bronchial Disease.
According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, bronchial disease is classified as a kapha Dosha disorder; a condition associated with phlegm and requiring treatments targeting the chest and torso. Guests benefit from daily Abhyangam oil massage and steam bath, which work to cleanse the whole system of chemical impurities and remove the root of the disease. A key preparatory treatment for all chronic problems, the Abhyangam massage improves circulation, removes impurities and creates a base for Kairali’s targeted bronchial treatments.
Ayurvedic Treatments for Bronchial Disorders:
Vamanam - (Emesis Therapy)
Vamanam is one of the classic five treatment actions (Panchakarma) of Ayurveda, and has special application to instances of bronchial disease. The process of emesis, or induced vomiting, is an absolutely fundamental procedure in the classical systems of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Induced vomiting is a natural way to remove phlegm and toxins directly from the site of disease, and when the process is combined with specially medicated formulas, as in Ayurveda, the process brings unprecedented benefits to the lungs.
Nasyam – (Herbal Medication for the Sinuses)
Another favoured treatment in the bronchial treatment process is Nasyam, also forming one of the five classic treatment techniques (Panchakarma) of traditional Ayurveda. The insertion of medicated oils into the sinuses works cleanses the entire nasal cavity, improving oxygenation as well as directly stimulating the brain function. A vital procedure in the treatment of bronchial problems, it targets the upper passages, ensuring that an entire detox of the lungs is achieved.
Yoga Therapy for Bronchial Disorders.
Lung disease and bronchial disorders are areas in which Yoga provides an ideal supportive therapy to the Ayurvedic treatment process. Hatha Yoga provides physical therapy through the use of asana, correcting postural deficiencies and opening the chest and torso to increase lung capacity. The proper practice of pranayama (Yogic breath-work) in conjunction with the correct posture completes the therapy.
The system of Hatha Yoga offers numerous pranayama techniques for this purpose. The cleansing practice Kapalabhati uses a repeated forceful exhalation to pump air into the lungs, completely ridding them of stale air and achieving more than twice the usual oxygenation. Classic methods such as Anuloma Viloma(alternate nostril breathing) and Ujjayi (contraction of the epiglottis) help patients lengthen their breath considerably, while drawing the breath deep into the abdomen. Regular practice brings immediate benefits and is sure to transform your breathing habits, encouraging proper breathing throughout the day.
Patients undergoing Ayurvedic treatment for bronchial diseases are well advised to take a course in Yoga Therapy with Kairali’s resident Yoga Therapist. Patients can be assured of transformational recovery by learning proper posture and breathing in order to build their own daily practice of cleansing the lungs, and enhancing the oxygenation process.
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