The Natural Way to Heal Irritable Bowel Syndrome-C via Ayurveda

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Digestive

Starting your day with a sensation of bloating and constipation can be frustrating and annoying to experience- That’s IBS-C for you!
The common gastrointestinal disorder can be debilitating, irritating, and incredibly uncomfortable for those who suffer from it. 
Fortunately, Ayurveda offers a natural, holistic treatment for this frustrating disorder, which can improve your well-being and provides optimal health. 
In this article, let’s unveil the causes, symptoms, and Ayurveda Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Overview

Irritable Bowel Syndrome-C, where C stands for Constipation, causes extreme pain and discomfort and includes bloating, excessive abdominal pain, and infrequent stools that are hard to pass. 
According to Ayurveda, Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation refers to ‘’Grahani Roga’’ in which there is a disturbance with the normal functioning of the digestive tract and an imbalance in the doshas present in the body. 
The culprit behind this painful and discomforting disease is a weak and improper digestive system that leads to a buildup of harmful toxins, referred to as Ama, the reason behind numerous symptoms of IBS-C.

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-C

The list below several reasons that are believed to play a role in leading to Irritable Bowel Syndrome- C:- 

  • Imbalance in gut bacteria
  • Abnormalities in the digestive system
  • Changes in the muscles of the intestines
  • Increased sensitivity to pain 
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Poor diet and nutrition, like consuming fried and processed food. 
  • Episodes of overeating. 
  • Skipping meals or having food at improper timings. 
  • Reduces body immunity and internal strength
  • Irregular and disrupted natural biological rhythm.

Warning Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome- C 

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-C vary from person to person. Some of the common issues or indicators are listed below:- 

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea
  • Bloating and flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • The feeling of an incomplete bowel movement 
  • Mucus in the stool
  • Heartburn, throbbing pain in the chest.

Other symptoms may also include fatigue, anxiety, stress, and depression. The symptoms can be mild or severe based on the patient's condition. 

When Should you Seek Medical Help?

 If you’re diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome C, it is necessary to seek medical attention, the person should see a doctor if he/she is experiencing any of the below-listed warning signs:- 

  • Your symptoms worsen from the usual regular pattern
  • Persistent abdominal pain and discomfort. 
  • Blood in mucus/ rectal bleeding. 
  • Past family history of chronic inflammatory disorders. 
  • Noticeable severe symptoms of diarrhea, and vomiting. 
  • Frequent unexplained weight loss. 

How Ayurveda Can Alleviate IBS-C Symptoms Naturally?

According to the Ayurveda perspective, Irritable bowel syndrome-C is believed to cause due to an imbalance in the doshas, especially Vata Dosha which leads to IBS-C. 
In Ayurvedic treatment for irritable bowel syndrome-C, dietary and lifestyle changes are combined with herbal remedies and therapy options, such as Panchkarma. 

Panchakarma 

Ayurveda believes in curing and treating the root cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. 
Panchakarma Therapy is a full Ayurvedic detox, which helps in balancing the doshas, eliminating toxins from the body, and nourishing the overall health of an individual.
Panchkarma for Irritable bowel syndrome includes:

  • Shirodhara: (warm oil treatment on forehead)
  • Chakra Nabhi Basti: (warm oil treatment around the naval)
  • Abhyanga: (therapeutic message)
  • This detox therapy improves the quality of life and establishes colon health naturally. 

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies

  • Chamomile–With its pain-relieving, carminative, and anti-spasmodic properties, it holds utter importance in treating Grahani. Relaxes and treats abdominal cramps, flatulence, and diarrhea effectively. 
  • Fennel Seeds–Its carminate, anti-inflammatory properties relieve indigestion, flatulence, and stomach pain. 
  • Aloe Vera–Aloe vera juice’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties effectively treat constipation and diarrhea. When ingested regularly, it helps reduce gastrointestinal inflammation, abdominal pain, and flatulence, leading to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Ginger–Ginger’s anti-inflammatory qualities strengthen the stomach muscles and help calm the pain and inflammation.
  • Triphala- While detoxifying the digestive system, Triphala aids digestion by removing harmful toxins from the body. 

Dietry and Lifestyle Modification 

Diet and lifestyle changes will help to heal IBS-C effectively and naturally. 

  • Consume a high-fiber, adequate fluid diet to help alleviate IBS-C symptoms. 
  • Reduce the intake of fried, processed, spicy foods, as they can be a reason for painful abdominal cramps and diarrhea. 
  • Include jowar, bitter gourd, pumpkin, pomegranate, gooseberry, pudina, turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds, sprouts, and asafoetida in your diet. 
  • Opt for green veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, and fruits. 
  • Follow a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle to treat your IBS naturally. 
  • Practice stress-reducing techniques like yoga and meditation, and get plenty of restful sleep.
  • Proper exercise is a significant way to keep your body active and heal your disease beneficially, a 10 min. Pranayama and meditation can do wonders for your health. 
  • Avoid dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese as they will flare up the symptoms of IBS and will lead to severe complications. 
  • Add Buttermilk and cow’s Ghee to your diet. 
  • Add Herbal Lukewarm water to your diet. 

Summing-Up 

Irritable bowel syndrome-C being a painful and discomforting chronic inflammatory disorder is quite frustrating to experience. 
To counter this, Ayurveda offers a natural and holistic approach to treating your symptoms. Incorporating dietary changes, herbal remedies, lifestyle modifications, and Ayurvedic therapies like Panchakarma, the individual can treat IBS-C effectively. 
By embracing Ayurveda, you can say goodbye to IBS-C and cheers to vibrant health.

Article By:

Dr Sharda Ayurveda

At Dr. Sharda Ayurveda emphasis is made on treating the patients with the power of Ayurveda and traveling along with them in the path of natural and safe healing. The satisfaction and recovery of our patients is our utmost priority.

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