Life is in the breath; he who half breathes half lives. The respiratory system plays a vital role in delivering oxygen to the body — the fuel for all the body's functions. Respiratory diseases can arise from a number of causes, including inhalation of pollutants, allergens, infections, accidents, and harmful lifestyles such as smoking.
Our immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance – dust, pollen or dander as something harmful and release chemicals. These chemicals cause a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, and sneezing and sinus pressure.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your air tubes and lungs. Cough, mucous secretion, fatigue, slight fever, chest discomfort are the symptoms.
Airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. Breathing becomes difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Allergies and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) commonly cause asthma.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Generally, a non-reversible condition - COPD causes the air tubes and air sacs to lose their elasticity and they partially collapse. This leaves some air trapped in your lungs when you exhale. Wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, cough, mucous, blueness of lips and nails are symptoms. The main cause of COPD is smoking.
Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda Therapies
According to Ayurveda medicine, the imbalanced Belgum (Phlegm) accumulates in the air tubes causing cough and breathing congestion. Medicines like - Sapistah, Tukhmi-Khatmi, Khubazi, Gule-banafsha and Gaozabah are time tested Ayurveda medicines. Ayurveda says the above-mentioned conditions are caused by imbalances of Prana & Udana Vata – which govern the physiology of normal breathing.
1. Deepana & Pachana medicines – Carminatives & Digestives.
2. Anti Allergy medications – Turmeric, Adathoda vasica, long pepper.
3. Broncho-dilators – Kanakasavam, Swasanandam widen the air-tubes.
4. Oil application and external heat application.
5. Laxatives balance the normal movement of Vata. Eg: Agasthya rasayana Nasya - Nasal drops.
6. Tonics to respiratory structure & Pranayama,