According to Ayurveda, the skin has six layers, located not only superficially but extending to the deeper levels of the body. A skin disease is, mostly, rooted deeply into various dhatus or tissues like fat, muscles, blood etc. Most skin treatments are generally external applications like creams or oils. These, however, never reach the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, the symptoms disappear temporarily, and the disease is not rooted out permanently. Ayurveda always tries to root out the disease by treating it specifically according to its cause. As the disease is deepseated it is difficult to fix the problem quickly. Skin treatments in Ayurveda may take a few weeks to remove the symptoms but the diseases are treated uprooted from root permanently.
Causes of Skin Disease
Two of the main causes of diseases in Ayurveda are a wrong diet and lifestyle, which an individual follows either knowingly or unknowingly. Following a diet or life style that is against the season or the prakriti (nature) of a person, creates an imbalance in bodily energies, thus contaminating the body tissues to produce a skin disease. In Ayurvedic terms, although skin diseases are caused due to imbalances in all the three doshas, the prime dosha involved is pitta. Pitta symbolizes heat or fire. Therefore all those foods or activities that increase the fire element in the body should be eliminated. This includes hot, spicy, fried, oily and greasy foods. Acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, yogurt and vinegar should be avoided. Exposure to heat and sun, drinking too much tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking also aggravate the pitta.
Skin Treatment At Ayurjyoti Wellness Ayurveda LLP.
As stress and other mental fatigues are big factors in the development of skin disease you should do all that you can to avoid them. Simple things like keeping to a regular sleeping pattern can work wonders on this score. Yoga, meditation and other breathing exercises can steady the body and allow you to find a sense of stillness and of being at one with the nature. Removing the root cause is the main line of Ayurveda treatment. Therefore eliminating all the foods and activities that increase pitta is the main treatment. At Ayurjyoti Wellness Ayurveda Treatment Centre’s ayurvedic doctor can advice you a proper toxin (Ama) eliminating diet which suitable for your constitution as well as according to your current imbalances in the diet. We offer the whole range of treatment at our Ayurvedic treatment centre at various cities as well as in Kolkata where we provide Ayurvedic Therapy and Yoga as part of our therapeutic approach.