Ayurvedic Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly abbreviated as IBS is at times also referred to as irritable colon. Irritable colon is a gastrointestinal motility (GI) disorder which does not have a structural or organic cause.
The condition is called Grahani and indicates a pathological state of integrity and function of the small intestine tract, a part of the GI system that is called Grahani in Sanskirt. Grahani acts as a seat for the enzymes, and often holds the food until it has been digested before releasing it using the other side. When the food gets deranged because of digestive systems that are weak, the Grahani releases all the ingested material, even when it is in an undigested condition.
Signs and Symptoms (Rupa)
The symptoms can be brought about by a number of factors such as improper drinking, restraining or forcing natural urges, exercising after eating, improper eating and consuming chemical drugs.
Types of IBS
There are four main types of IBS:
Constipation(Vata grahani)
Diarrhea(Pitta grahani)
Dysentry(Kapha grahani)Complex(Tridosha grahani)
IBS Prognosis
IBS takes time to treat, and is considered difficult to cure in some patients. According to practitioners and scholars, IBS in children is curable, hard to treat in middle aged patients and incurable for the older patients.
Ayurvedic Treatment
The ayurvedic principle of involving the dosas is helpful as it makes it possible to understand the symptoms exhibited by a patient, as well as how they vary from one person to the other. When treating IBS, ayurveda utilizes diet, herbs as well as lifestyle advice.
Treatment is often based on the stool nature. The therapy process is as follows;
When treating constipation IBS, the first treatment line is to administer digestives such as shankha vati that help in eliminating enterotoxin. The digestive should be followed with a medicinal ghee administration.
For diarrhea IBS, Emesis is the first treatment line, followed by bitter herbs.
Laxatives are the first line of treatment of dysentery predominant IBS
Diet in Grahani (IBS)
It is recommended that a person follows a normal diet. Patients that suffer from increased flatulence and abdominal distention should consider reducing their intake of foods that such as beans and cabbages. The functioning of the bowel can also be affected by consumption of artificial sweeteners.
When it comes to treating IBS, it is recommended that patients take diets that are very light. Avoid foods that are hard to digest such as cheese, red meat, as well as raw foods. It is best to eat foods such as lentils green grams, pepper, and dried ginger.
Lifestyle Changes
It is possible to control IBS by making some changes to your lifestyle.
Start by identifying and doing away with all food intolerances such as grains
Improve the motility of your gut by consuming soluble fiber. Ensure you take the soluble fiber with lots of water
Use buttermilk to return a healthy bacteria balance to your body
It is recommended that one ensures that they get complete rest. Make sure that you avoid suppressing your urges, waking up at night as well as sleeping in the day as this can affect the IBS.

Ayurvedic Treatment
The ayurvedic principle of involving the dosas is helpful as it makes it possible to understand the symptoms exhibited by a patient, as well as how they vary from one person to the other. When treating IBS, ayurveda utilizes diet, herbs as well as lifestyle advice.
Treatment is often based on the stool nature. The therapy process is as follows;
When treating constipation IBS, the first treatment line is to administer digestives such as shankha vati that help in eliminating enterotoxin. The digestive should be followed with a medicinal ghee administration.
For diarrhea IBS, Emesis is the first treatment line, followed by bitter herbs.
Laxatives are the first line of treatment of dysentery predominant IBS

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