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Breathe is not just a process to draw in and let out air from your body, but it is a sign of life. Difficulty in breathing may have many reasons but one important dreadful condition which can never make us to overlook is ASTHMA. Asthma plays a marked role as one of the major sufferings of mankind.

Asthma is a chronic lower respiratory tract disease, where an excess amount of mucous production and tightening of airway smooth muscles makes them become narrow which lead to recurrent attacks of breathlessness. The severity of the condition may vary from person to person. According to World Health Organisation 235 million people globally suffer from asthma.Over 80% of asthma deaths occur in lower income countries.

Reasons causing asthma :

  • Exposure to allergens in environment
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Chemical irritants
  • Hereditary condition
  • Chronic other respiratory diseases etc.

The above factors triggers the immune systems causing type 1 hypersensitivity reaction and release IgE antibodies from body’s own immune cells which makes the smooth muscles of air ways to become tight and aslo trigger the mucous producing cells to release more thick mucous, blocking the airways for exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Features of asthma :

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Tightness of chest
  • Gasping for air
  • Can be associated with wheeze or cooing sounds from chest area
  • In children, they may turn blue in colour due to shortness of oxygen which is a sign of emergency.

Asthma in Ayurveda :

Ayurveda gives in depth explanation of asthma under the nomenclature of disease  ‘SWASA’. The word swasa means the diseases which makes ‘difficult tobreathe’. It is categorised into 5 main types. TAMAKA SWASA in one among the types which is well correlated to bronchial asthma. The humour vata (air element) moves in reverse order in body pervading the channels, afflicts the head , neck and stimulates the humour kapha (mucous element of body ) there by blocking and channels and cause constriction of airways.

Ayur Healthcare makes it possible to cure Asthma:

At some phase of asthma, apart from medications people may even have to depend on puffers with steroids as primary management. Such mode of treatments makes the body become more dependent on medicine and even weakens all the systems. Ayurveda can show a perfect pathway to cure asthma from grass-root level through our expert Ayurvedic hands.

Therapies with detox plans helps to eliminate accumulated toxins from channels, Udwarthana (powder massage) pacifies the humour kapha (mucous content of body ), Abhyanga(hot oil massage ) with suitable herbal oils along with steam and pinda sweda (bolus massage )therapies , improves the blood circulation,relax the chest muscles and clears the airway from accumulated mucous. Along with therapies herbs having medicinal values like vasa (adhathoda vasica ) , pushkaramoola (inula recemosa), pippali (piperlongum) etc. act affectively on immune mechanism clears the channels and cures asthma.

You may forget about your asthma attacks after a visit to Ayur Healthcare.

We Make your breath as a true sign of life !!