Whereas the pandemic appears lastly on the wane, individuals who have been affected would possibly nonetheless discover that they’re grappling with the consequences of lengthy COVID. In accordance with the WHO, when you’ve got recovered from COVID-19, however some signs keep cussed, that situation is called Lengthy Covid. Signs could be something from shortness of breath, mind fog, fatigue, palpitations, insomnia, gastric issues like bloating, acidity, irritable bowel actions, muscle weak spot and mobility points.
As a holistic remedy, Ayurveda can go a good distance in constructing immunity and strengthening the physique. Any microbe that enters the physique causes toxicity, ensuing within the imbalance of doshas or bio-energies of 1’s physique. Our our bodies are vulnerable to infectious illnesses when we’ve a weak immune system, and Panchakarma and different Ayurveda-related therapies assist fight this. Panchakarma is used as a prophylactic to forestall infectious illnesses.
In case of a affected person, who has examined destructive for the virus, we advocate a Panchakarma process to strengthen and fortify the physique for long-term wellness. Such procedures, nonetheless, can’t be administered quickly after restoration. To carry out Panchakarma, we’ve to attend until the physique turns into stronger and has greater power ranges. It’s higher to permit the physique to heal itself – for as much as two months – and for the power ranges to get again to regular earlier than cleaning procedures like Panchakarma are undertaken. Equally, when an individual has undergone surgical procedure or some critical sickness; a niche of two or three months is really helpful, earlier than present process Panchakarma. Within the meantime although, different Ayurvedic therapies for insomnia, anxiousness, stress-related problems, and immune boosting could be finished.
The diploma of lengthy Covid signs varies from affected person to affected person. So do the remedy protocols. In such instances, the physician assesses the affected person’s readiness for one or a number of Karmas of the Panchakarma procedures.
Most lengthy Covid sufferers we deal with come to us with respiratory issues. We even have sufferers with gastrointestinal (GI) tract points, cardiac-related, neurological circumstances, and mind and kidney points. Covid impacts the sense organs the place some folks lose their sense of odor, style, listening to, and imaginative and prescient for an extended time frame. Other than lengthy Covid, we’ve sufferers who come to us with extreme circumstances that have been brought on by the robust therapies taken to fight Covid.
Although Panchakarma has immense well being advantages, it’s vital that they examine the power ranges of post-Covid sufferers earlier than placing them on a remedy because it entails a tiring course of that brings down power ranges.
Panchakarma procedures embrace cleansing of the physique. It is a essential stage of remedy as these disease-causing microbes deliver a variety of toxins into the physique, and if they continue to be within the physique, we can not tackle the circumstances which have manifested. The remedy commences with Snehapanam, the place medicated ghee is consumed to loosen the toxins and make them simpler to expel. In terms of lengthy Covid, sufferers aren’t put by means of all of the panchakarma routines; medical doctors will prescribe a process particular to the ailment.
For instance, in sure instances, Kapha-related lung infections, chest ache, and contaminated pleural cavities are handled with drug-induced vomiting or Vamanam. This remedy begins by getting ready the physique for 3-7 days by means of inside and exterior natural remedy, physique therapies and therapeutic sudation. Then, the affected person is given medicines together with milk to induce Vamanam. This course of purifies the lungs and removes Kapha-based toxins within the higher stomach.
Likewise, purgation is suggested for gastric an infection or irritable bowel syndrome, by means of a remedy often known as Virechana. After the essential Snehapanam, a medication is given, which causes the elimination of extra pitta by means of the decrease GI Tract, cleaning the liver and pancreas. Then, medicines are given for restoration.
Some individuals are affected by arthritis, degenerating muscle tissues, or, pores and skin lesions, and in such instances, Vasti or enema is prescribed. This isn’t colon cleaning, however administration of medication to the colon and rectum. The expulsion of this heals neurological problems and the opposite talked about illnesses.
Nasya or nasal remedy is the principle process for issues associated to sensory organs like lack of odor, style, imaginative and prescient, listening to, and even lack of reminiscence or mind fog. Together with Nasya, further therapies like Vamanam and Virechanam are administered, which give an added layer of cleansing.
Alongside the Panchakarma procedures, secondary therapies or Upakarmas are additionally administered to the sufferers. Tharpanam for the eyes and Karnapuranam for the ears are therapies that medical doctors prescribe for sufferers who’ve Lengthy Covid circumstances associated to those sensory organs. Therapies like Njavara Kizhi and Pizhichil additionally assist in correcting the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha imbalances and assist rejuvenate the physique.
Panchakarma is completed in three phases: preparation, elimination, and rejuvenation. We prescribe particular diets and medicines, which can restore folks to their most energetic selves.
Natural medicines are additionally administered to enhance the immune system. Particularly, these with respiratory tract points profit from these prescribed natural medicines by bettering the lung capability and removing of extra accumulation of phlegm or fibroids. Equally, these medicines are helpful for these with GI tract points.
Frequently strengthening the physique with natural preparations after a course of Panchakarma additionally helps maintain COVID and different infectious illnesses at bay. The course of remedy can final from three months to 6 months, and in some instances the place the affected person is weak, it’s prescribed for a yr.
(Each medical doctors practise at CGH Earth Ayurveda’s Kalari Rasayana and Kalari Kovilakom)
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