Management of obesity with integrated Ayurveda and Yoga intervention: A case report
Keywords:Obesity, Sthoulya, Ayurveda, Yoga
Obesity is the disease of nutritional deficiency which leads to abnormal growth of adipose tissue resulting in an increase in the body weight to the extent of 20% or more of standard weight for the person’s age, sex, and height. Obesity is one side of the double burden of malnutrition, and today more people are obese than underweight. In Ayurveda Obesity is classified under santarpanjanya rogas and ashtaninditiya purusha by Acharya Charaka. Ayurveda attributes concept of Dosha, dhatus and Mala in which any vikriti in any of dhatus, pramanatah or gunatah then it firmly affects both body and mind. Yoga and Ayurveda both spring as a greater part of spiritual and mental aspect of treatment. Considering all these factors this study is carried out to understand cause, cause effect relationship as well as treatment. In this case study patient was treated with Udwarthana, Shodhana and Shamana chikitsa, also advised Ahara (scheduled diet) and Vihara (life style modification) for the management of obesity. This showed a significant change in anthropometric measurement.
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