Ayurveda Perspective on Viral Infections
The way that the Covid 19 virus affects the body from an Ayurvedic perspective can be explained by thinking of it as an infection. The degree of damage to the body’s systems varies depending on the size of the infection or the affected person’s immunity.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural healing that has its roots in India. This system is based on the principle that all living things are made up of five elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. Ayurveda practitioners believe that these elements are in constant flux and that when they are in balance, we are healthy. When they are out of balance, we experience disease.
Ayurveda way of managing Post Covid
The standard protocol for the management of COVID-19 includes performing Panchakarma, administering Rasayana, and undergoing specific therapies. Additionally, adopting a Sadvritta, consuming wholesome foods, and following a healthy lifestyle will help manage the disease.
Ancient management principles during epidemics can be best understood using an integrative approach. This means looking at management through different lenses and understanding how they work together. For example, Ayurveda physicians have described the Panchakarma, which is a five-part cleansing process. This is done in the preliminary stage to fight the viral entry into the body or to reduce the viral load in an infected individual.
The administration of Rasayana has been shown to potentially delay the onset of pathogenesis by increasing immunity and eliminating viral toxic effects on the body. This specific therapy involving herbs may help in alleviating residual viral load.
Things which are worth trying – According to Ayurveda
There are a few general things that you can do to help build immunity, according to the principles of Ayurveda. One is to make sure that you’re eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Another is to reduce stress in your life as much as possible and finally, get plenty of rest.
Relight your digestive fire:
The first and most important thing that Ayurveda recommends for keeping your digestive fire strong is following your dinacharya. Dinacharya is a daily routine that includes waking up in the morning, scraping your tongue and brushing your teeth, drinking a glass of warm water, giving self oil massage and doing pranayama.
Ayurvedic lifestyle together with Pranayama strengthens our immune system, including our pranavaha srotas (respiratory system). Rasa vaha srotas (lymphatic system) will be cleansed to boost your energy. This will maintain the balance of Ojas (immunity, strength), Tejas (digestion both subtle and gross), and prāna (vital life force).
We know from research that it can take a long time to recover from Covid-19. Symptoms like weakness, fatigue, and respiratory problems can persist for weeks or even months if they’re not treated. That’s why it’s so important to get the right care and support during this time.
At our Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village, we believe that everyone’s journey to recovery is unique. That’s why we offer personalised plans designed by our experienced Ayurvedic physicians. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you, book a consultation today.