Dr Rama Prasad

What is Asthma
Ayurveda defines it as disorder characterized by wheezing due to endotoxin overload blocking the airways. Asthma starts with weak digestion, absorption and metabolism. In this process endotoxins and cytotoxins are formed. This results in breathing difficulty. Modern medicine defines Asthma as the respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin.

Signs of asthma
In this long-term respiratory condition, the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing

Chemical approach
Anti disease approach such as anti inflammatory, broncho dilators, anti spasmodic and steroids.

Ayurvedic approach
Ayurveda calls it 'Tamaka Svasa', as during an attack 'we loss all awareness'. Ayurveda upgrades the client's digestion, absorption and metabolism; controls the inflammations and opens up the airways. Ayurveda prevents attack by avoiding triggers. During this process, periodically Ayurveda uses safe, gentle and deep cleanses to toxins at various sites.

Diet and asthma
Avoiding chemicals, extremely processed items are a great start. Dairy and wheat are often asthma agitnats among 90% people. Cold foods and drinks can shrink bodily channels. Additives like colours, preservatives in food and drink can contribute to asthma.

Bowel and asthma
Most asthmatics had bad bowel habits. Incomplete defecation tells an attack is imminent.

Complications
With modern chemical treatments, most asthma patients develop eczema or other skin inflammations as complications of the treatments. Its is simply due to the lack of cleansing treatments.

Home management
A clean house, less chemicals and upgraded lifestyle would be the first few powerful steps towards Asthma management. Clean house begins with less dust and pollutants. Chemical sprays, chemicals in the food are asthma agitants. Improved lifestyle includes early dinner, early to bed, organised or planned life so that stress is minimal.

Signs of danger
Cold extremities, blue or white discoloration of the face and hands

We, at our Ayurvedic Asthma Clinic
Assess each client individually
Plan a program to suit them
Optimise the clients biological functions
Provide in-between-consult support and
Start with therapies and herbs and move you to simple home remedies

Useful info
Some general advise.
Please use it only in conjunction with a practitioner's advise.


Diet.
Dairy, wheat products, flours and sugars might feed the disease. Additives all most kinds may do the same damage.

Meals. Eat bigger meals during daytime. In chronic asthma moving dinner to 4pm or even 3pm (slowly, over a few weeks) have proven to be extremely effective. Eat and drink warm.

Sleep. Plan to be in bed as early as possible. Take a bath an hour before. Dress loose and warm. Avoid sleep soon after eating a meal. Chew solids for 30 times each mouthful. Sip fluids slowly.

Indoors. Keep the indoors dust-free, chemical-free and pollutant-free. Steam-clean your carpets regularly, vacuum them daily, make sure there is no dust or fungus accumulation anywhere including the sealing. Check for raising dampness or power points close to the bed.

Outdoor. Make sure you avoid dusty, smoky, damp and congested areas if possible.

Clothing. Loose, chemical free is the best.

Body. Avoid chemicals on body. Soap, shampoo, hair products, fragrances, sprays etc. are all can irritate your airways.