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Ayurveda & Gut Health

Healthy digestion is the most fundamental aspect of overall wellness in Ayurveda. The complete cycle of – digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food nutrients create building blocks of our body.

Recent modern researches have also established that a healthy gut is responsible not just for digestion, but it also has an impact on mental health and immunity. These researches reinforce the importance of a body-mind connection (The Gut-Brain Axis), which has always been at the heart of Ayurveda.

A number of serious illnesses can greatly impact our body when this fundamental physiological function of human body is compromised because of various conditions like chronic constipation, diarrhea, IBS, coeliac disease, acid reflux, etc. – the list is very long.

Ayurveda’s perspective on Disease Development:

The Flow chart below shows the path of disease development according to Ayurveda and how it has recently been supported by Science after multiple clinical studies.

As per Ayurveda, healthy gut and Balanced Agni is the gatekeeper of good health. Balanced Agni (Digestive fire) throughout the system prevents the undue accumulation of Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and Ama, (toxins). In the event that any of these substances do start to accumulate, a robust and healthy digestive fire keep them in the digestive tract (where they can be easily eliminated), and prevent them from invading any deeper tissues (where they may cause the imbalances leading to various diseases).

The root causes of Impaired Digestion or Agni: The strength of agni is inevitably affected when its qualities are muted by:

  • Poor diet
  • Improper food combinations
  • An unsupportive lifestyle
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Even damp, rainy weather

If we can learn to recognize and address imbalances with agni relatively quickly, the effects need not be long lasting. Otherwise, they will undoubtedly lead to ill health and disease. Here are some important warning signs that agni is not operating at full strength.

  • Emotional disturbances – with an increased tendency toward fear, anxiety, anger, confusion, lethargy, or depression
  • Low energy, weakness, or fatigue
  • Suppressed or over-active appetite
  • Indigestion: gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, hyperacidity, loose stools, a sense of heaviness, feeling tired or mentally foggy after meals
  • A tendency toward congestion in the sinuses, the lymph, or even the mind

If you are having some or even one of health issues mentioned above it would be a good choice to consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner and get your Agni (Gut health) assessed

How can we help:

At ShriAsha -we have helped a number of people suffering from gut issues like Chronic constipation, IBS, leaky gut, coeliac disease, acid reflux, etc. with a result-oriented protocol based on:

  • Determining the nature of your imbalance at tissue level: understanding which Dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha and /or their combination) is out of sync.
  • Detailed Agni Assessment: assessing your body’s current gut health.
  • Detox-Ayurvedic Gut Cleanse:  Gut cleansing therapies such as Virechan (therapeutic purgation) and Basti (Enema with herbal oils and Ghee infused with healing and nourishing herbs), when carefully performed under the supervision of an experienced practitioner are extremely powerful therapies to heal the Gut and the manage chronic Gut problems.
  • Herbal Supplements: As at the core of Ayurveda’s teachings compromised Gut function is at the root of every imbalance and disease, Ayurveda offers a wide range of herbs to heal and restore the healthy Gut function. These herbal supplements are proven to do wonders when taken in specific combinations based on the Doshic Imbalance.

Book a free consultation with our practitioner to discuss more in detail.

Our Consultation charges:

  • Initial telephonic consultation – Free
  • First face to face consultation (60-90 mins): £60-£90
  • Follow up treatments (45-60mins): £45-£60