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Sawkar Ayurvedic Hospital, Satara

SPINE & JOINT DISORDERS:

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. As the commonly reported pain conditions are of a musculoskeletal origin, we at Sawkar Ayurveda are specialized in pain care for spine & joint disorders like back, knee, neck and shoulder pain etc. Sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, lack of exercise, overuse of any particular joint, injury, aging, stress & strain etc are few reasons for these kinds of spine & joint problems. To a certain extent, we cannot avoid some of them in today’s hasty lifestyle. And that’s the reason these kinds of problems are prevalent nowadays.

We have successfully treated Lower Back Pain resulting from herniated, bulging, or degenerative discs. We are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients by combining Traditional Ayurveda Panchakarma Chikitsa with modern technology to deliver an unprecedented level of service. We have treated many patients with Spinal conditions like:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatica Syndrome
  • Spondylosis (Cervical /Lumbar/ Ankylosing)
  • Lumbago
  • Disc prolapsed
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Scoliosis etc.

SKIN DISORDERS:

Skin, according to Ayurveda, has seven layers. It is located not merely peripherally but extends itself to the deeper levels of the body. For this reason skin diseases have deep rooted causes; therefore its remedies also have to be penetrative. That is, most skin diseases are, rooted deeply into various dhatus or tissues like fat, muscles, blood etc.

Unhealthy diet and lifestyle causes vitiation of digestive fire leading to the production of partially digested food gaining toxic nature or Ama. Ama or toxins cause the disease .Due to the respective factors, all three humors Vatha ,Pitha and Kapha are vitiated and cause pathological changes of tissues (dhatu) such as Twak (skin), Mamsa (flesh), Raktha (Blood ) and water principle of the body. Thus in Vicharchika , Kandu (itching) the symptom of Kapha vitiation, Pidaka (pustules, vesicles and papules) the symptom of Pitha vitiation and Shyavata (erythema with discoloration) the symptom of Vatha vitiation are present. If the disease is not treated early, it will affect deeper dhatus or tissues.

HAIR & SCALP DISORDERS:

Baldness and dandruff are among the most pervasive hair and scalp problems. Hair loss may be either the result of illness or a normal genetic response to testosterone, the male sex hormone. Dandruff – excessive scaling of the scalp – affects more than 50 percent of the population. It may be due to stress or a chronic or recurrent skin disorder, such as seborrheic dermatitis, but the most likely cause is infection by Pytyrosporum ovale fungus. This fungus is found naturally on the scalp but some people are more affected by it than others. It feeds on the skin’s natural oils and causes irritation and shedding of dead skin.

Hair is composed of protein Keratin. Other nutrients that contribute to hair and scalp health include niacin, biotin, zinc and vitamins A, B6, and C. A varied diet based on the basic food groups should provide ample amounts of these nutrients. Because of hair is inert material, shampoos and rinses enriched with protein or other nutrients cannot affect hair growth or make hair ‘healthier’.

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS:

Lifestyle diseases characterize those disorders whose occurrence is primarily based on the way of living and occupational habits of people – they are preventable. These diseases are ailments of slow progression and long duration; their onset is insidious, they take years to develop and once encountered, they are not easily cured. The main factors contributing to the lifestyle (chronic) diseases include bad food habits, physical inactivity, wrong body posture, and disturbed biological clock – the resultant chronic ailments are: obesity, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic backache, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, nephritis/CRF, and stroke. It is most important to combat these diseases with properly balanced diet, physical activity and by connecting to nature – for health, happiness and wellbeing.

In the management of lifestyle diseases, Ayurveda has two objectives: (i) preservation of the health in the healthy and (ii) treatment of disorders in the diseased. The multidimensional role of Ayurveda is clearly the need of modern times. In the present times over stress and bad (fast) food habits or unhealthy lifestyle reduces a person’s happiness and makes him/her susceptible to many lifestyle diseases.

It is very impressive and a matter of great pride for us; that, an ancient health care system of India, Ayurveda is an emerging choice in accordance to the changing demand and awareness among people worldwide these days.

Ayurveda offers various regimens for the effective management of Lifestyle Disorders including: Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Panchakarma (five detoxification and bio-purification therapies) and Rasayana (rejuvenation) therapies.