Osteoporosis can be seen in both men and women during their late 50’s. It is a common among women especially during their postmenopausal stage.
Studies mentioned that around 14 million people in Australia have low bone density and osteoporosis, placing them at a much higher risk for osteoporosis. One in two women and one in four men suffer from osteoporosis in their late 50’s.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a health condition, which affects bones, causing them to become fragile, weak and brittle. Bones are more likely to fracture (break) due to weaken bones.
From an Ayurvedic prospective, the reason behind osteoporosis can be explained as the aggravation of Vata humor. Vata has the quality of dry and porous. The excess Vata in bones can lead to making them, dry, hollow and porous and risk of breaking them. In Ayurveda, osteoporosis is known as a vata disorder. Osteoporosis is known as AsthiSushirta where ASTHI also known as bone and SUSHIRTA known as porousness.
As per ayurvedic principles, osteoporosis occurs due to two major reasons:
Ayurvedic natural treatment for osteoporosis involves subsiding vitiated Vata humor. It includes herbs and ayurvedic medicines that help in formation of bones and prevent loss of minerals from the bones. Detailed ayurvedic treatment is discussed below:
Ayurvedic herbs in this case aim at preventing bone loss and restoring bone mineral density. Ayurvedic principles advise the use of herbs according to the body type and dominance of a particular humor in the disease, so the detailed consultation is suggested before using these herbs.
You may consult ayurvedic doctors for the treatment and prescription of useful herbs to help treat osteoporosis naturally. Some of beneficial herbs in osteoporosis are are mentioned for your reference, these have been used traditionally in ayurveda and should only be taken after consultation with ayurvedic doctors.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Basti is used to treat the Vata disorders. It can be beneficial in osteoporosis by stabalisnig the excess vata and improving the noursishment of the bones. It pacifies vata and helps to remove toxins from the body by cleansing colon.
For osteoporosis, there are special ayurvedic oils that can be used for Ayurvedic massage. to offer strenght and nourshment to the body.
Yoga for Osteoporosis
Yoga can help offer strength to the bones and joints, and enhances distribution of important minerals in the bones. The yogic breathing exercises and postures include Tree pose (Vrksasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana), Parsvakonasana (Side-angle pose), Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana), Camel pose (Ustrasana), Cobra pose (Bhujangasana), Setu Bandhasana, Locust pose (Salabhasana), Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining leg stretch).
Few changes in regular lifestyle may help people with osteoporosis to get relief and strengthen bones:
If you wish to enquire more information on Osteoporosis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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