Overweight and obesity are complex diseases caused by excess body fat. The problem of obesity extends beyond cosmetics. Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and certain cancers are a few of the diseases and health problems associated with this medical condition.
Generally, people with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese. The definition of overweight is having a body mass index (BMI) that is equal to or greater than 25.
In low- and middle-income countries, obesity and overweight are on the rise dramatically, particularly in urban areas.
What causes obesity?
How does Ayurveda help in the management and treatment of obesity?
In Ayurveda treatment depends on the “Prakriti” of the patient. Ayurveda experts 1st check Vat, Pitta and cough balance and then decide on the therapy, diet and medicines.
Panchkarma helps a lot in the management of obesity. Herbs like Varikshamla (Garcinia Cambogia), Green tea and green tea extract, and Triphala also help in the containment of food craving and boost metabolism.
Medicines like Mohair Vati and Mohair Guggles also help to manage obesity.
How does naturopathy help in the management and treatment of obesity?
Naturopathy is the best bet to manage and treat obesity. Detoxification is the base of all treatment in naturopathy.
Colon hydrotherapy is the best for weight management and obesity treatment. Mud therapy, fasting, acupuncture, chromo threrapy, diet management also helps a lot.
How does yoga therapy help in the management and treatment of obesity?
Obesity is a psychosomatic disorder, so it has to be managed at the physical and mental levels. In yoga, not just asanas but also meditation and pranayama help a lot in the complete cure of obesity.
Shatkarma and cleansing kriyas such as Kunjal, Neti, Shankhprakshalan (stomach wash), Basti etc are very useful and effective to manage overweight problems, all these kriyas should be done under an expert guideline.
Other than these therapies and procedures, nutrition also is a great factor. In many cases imbalance of nutrition or malnutrition also causes obesity. Especially protein deficiency and overuse of carbohydrates cause obesity.
At Dr Kumar Lifestyle Centre we work on the root cause. On one hand, where proper diet and exercise play an essential role, by naturally treating the underlying cause, Naturopathy reduces the risk of severe health complications. Completing treatment reduces the chance of health complications in the future.