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Obesity / Weight loss

WHAT IS Obesity /
Weight loss

Obesity is the serious illness concerning these days.  It is a complex disorder in which accumulation of fat tissue occurs under the skin or around certain internal organs of body in such an extent that its adverse effect can be seen on health.  It is a chronic condition which may lead to various other chronic and acute health issues.

Obesity is considered as the weight above the normal considerations of healthy body. If your weight is above 10 kg of your height (in inches) then you are considered as overweight and if it is more than 20 kg of your height then you are considered as obese.

Obesity is mainly caused due to the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits. It may also lead to many other chronic disorders like raised blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, etc.

Causes of Obesity

According to the Ayurveda, obesity is considered as a major illness which can be cured fully in due course of time but can revert back if the causes continue. The causes include;

  • Excessive eating,
  • Eating in between meals,
  • Intake of excessive bakery products,
  • Lack of exercise,
  • Sedentary lifestyle, etc

The causes mentioned above increase the fat deposition in your body which results in the person getting overweight. If not taken care of it leads to narrowing of various microscopic and macroscopic channels in the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, arteries, lymphatic drain channels etc. Thus free flow of blood, plasma, lymph, hormones, stools, urine, mucous and other body fluids is obstructed which leads to toxic accumulation throughout the body and in the long run starts affecting the brain and its functions too. Thus this gives enough reason for chronic disorders like high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, diabetes, stroke, congestive cardiac failure, cancer, gall stones, osteoarthritis, etc.

Signs and Symptoms of

  • Increase in body weight
  • Tiredness / Fatigue of your mind and body
  • Excessive sleep
  • Breathlessness
  • Lethargy
  • Excessive sweating with odor
  • Lack of initiative
  • Excessive hunger, etc.


Obesity can be cured and its management can be done with a proper treatment plan. Our Ayurvedic specialist consultant will take your detailed consultation and accordingly a treatment plan will be given which includes various herbal medications, subtle detoxification/ Panchakarma, herbal massage based therapies, Yoga, exercise and Yogic breathing techniques.

Herbal medication

Combinations of herbs are given after considering individuals body constitution, climatic conditions and other health issues.

Herbs like Haridra(Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Guggulu( Commifera mukul), Vacha (Acrous calamus), Amalaki (Embilica officinialis), Naagara (Zingiber officinale) , Haritaki ( Terminalia Chebula) , Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurrooa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), etc. are used for losing weight.

Herbal based massage therapies:

Herbal massage-based therapies may include Abhyanga (Ayurvedic full body massage), Udvartna (Weight management cellulite busting massage), Mardana(Deep tissue Ayurvedic-massage), etc are very helpful in losing weight. This helps in the draining of fat tissue and thus amplifies the effects of herbs in the body.

Detoxification / Panchakarma

In the context of management of Obesity Detoxification / Panchkarma plays a vital role in cleansing of toxins. It is effective in expelling the accumulated toxins from the body and thus acts as catalyst improving the effects of herbal medication. The procedures may include Virechan (detox through lower channels), Basti (Enema therapy), etc.

Diet and Lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle and excessive food intake with unhealthy cooking habits are the main cause of gaining extra weight. So according to your individual body constitution, climatic condition and considering other health issues necessary changes are made in diet.

Yoga, Exercise and Yogic breathing techniques

Yoga is a very essential part of treatment plan. It helps in improving digestion and burning excess fat from the body. The Yoga postures include Suryanamaskara, Bhastrika, Vajrasana, Pashchimottanasana, etc.

The breathing techniques include – Anulom-vilom, Kapalabhanti, Bhramri, etc.

Thus Ayurveda Body Cure’s holistic treatment plan will help you lose weight and improve your overall quality of life.


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