Obesity is often defined as increased body fat which negatively affects the overall health of the body. While the conventional medical system uses Body Mass Index and other measurements to understand obesity, Ayurveda measures obesity in a functional level too. It utilises certain parameters such as lack of enthusiasm, Shortness of breath, excess sweating, difficulty in having sex etc speak of an overweight body.
Long standing obesity can lead to various ailments which could even lead to high risk illnesses. Cardio-vascular ailments are the main outcome of obesity apart from the early onset of diabetes, hyper tension, hyper cholestremia and osteoarthritis. Obesity also increases the risk of certain types of cancers like ovarian, prostate, breast, liver, kidney and endometrial.
Ayurveda considers Obesity a serious condition and has outlined certain obesity treatments to alleviate the same. To put it bluntly across, there is no short cut to reduce obesity. There are no medicines which could replace good old physical exercises to shed extra weight. However Ayurveda Vaidyas from Kerala have chalked out a few very effective ayurvedic obesity treatment protocols to curb this disease.
At The Health Village a residential program for Ayurvedic treatment for Obesity management is in place which has three handles. The first one is to have a proper consultation with the physician to understand the underlying pathology of the weight gain and to asses any risks. The Physician may prescribe some internal Ayurveda medicines to resolve any such issues.
The second handle comprises of some changes in the dietary patterns. The supervision of the doctors will ensure that the food you eat do not contribute to your weight yet keeps you happy & satiated.
The third and final handle is rigorous Ayurveda external wieghtloss therapies which would allow a guest to shed weight without affecting your overall health. Specially prepared powders and decoctions would ensure that you lose inches and health risks.
To have a hint of the ayurvedic obesity treatment, please read below a very special treatment –Udvarttanam, often prescribed in obesity.
Powder massage (Udvarttanam):
The potential of this therapeutic procedure is elaborately utilized by The Health Village. The lipolytic action of Udvarttanam coupled with sudation stimulates the hair follicles and enhances fat mobilization and thus causes breakdown of subcutaneous fat. The most promising effect is slimming of the body. This is in fact, a type of deep tissue massage which can be performed in both dry and wet manner using specific herbal powders. This procedure for obesity treatment is also known to reduce blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and skin problems. This imparts mobility to joints, strengthens muscles and refreshes the body as well. Because of all these benefits Udvarttanam is one of the first choices for the treatment of obesity related problems.
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