What is the Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Treatment for Appendicitis?
Appendicitis creates inflammation, pain, & swelling of the appendix, it’s a finger-like pouch connected to the large intestine. The exact cause of appendicitis is not yet known. In the case of appendicitis, usually a small piece of feces, blocks the entrance of the appendix, causing it to swell. As the inflammation worsens, appendicitis pain increases and eventually becomes very severe. The site of pain may vary, depending upon the age and position of the appendix present in the body. An Appendix is a small, thin pouch about five to ten centimeters long. It is also known as “vestigial organ” as it is of no use but still present in the body. An Appendix is connected to the large intestine in the human body.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis?
The different signs & symptoms in appendicitis patients are:
- Progressively worsening pain
- Loss of appetite
- Painful coughing or sneezing
- Swelling in the abdomen
- An inability to pass gas
- Severe cramps
- Painful urination
Symptoms of appendicitis may take four to 48 hours to develop.
What are the Causes of Appendicitis?
The different causes of appendicitis are mentioned below in detail:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Trauma to your abdomen
- Blockage of the appendix opening
- Parasites, stool and growths that can clog your appendiceal lumen
- Blockage due to any infection
What are the Risk Factors of Appendicitis?
The risk factors for appendicitis are mentioned below in details:
- Age – Appendicitis most often affects people between the age of 14 and 30 years old.
- Family history – People who have a family history of appendicitis are at higher risk of developing it.
- Sex – Appendicitis is more common in males than in females.
What is the Ayurvedic View of Appendicitis?
According to Ayurveda, appendicitis may be due to an imbalance of one or more of the doshas and qualities may be aggravated. If someone has an imbalance of these doshas or qualities then a patient may result in appendicitis. The aggravation of the dosha took place due to wrong eating habits & a sedentary lifestyle.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Appendicitis?
In Ayurveda, there are many herbs to treat appendicitis. So for proper treatment, Chandigarh Ayurved center introduces the “Appendicitis care kit” for maintaining the signs and symptoms related to appendicitis. This kit contains five ayurvedic medicines that are given below in detail:
1) Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces
abdominal pain, & cramps that are associated with the appendix patients.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
2) Detox Premium powder
Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body, balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
3) Nerve Up
Nerver Up Capsules are an ayurvedic preparation containing ingredients such as abhrak bhasam, praval pishti, ras sindoor, shankh bhasma, shudha shilajeet, shudha kuchla etc. All these ingredients in combination deal with the vata dosha that is accumulated in appendix patient. The use of these tablets reduces inflammation & pain naturally.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
4) Trikatu Syrup
Trikatu syrup is a purely herbal formula containing ingredients such as long pepper, black pepper, & dry ginger. This herbal syrup shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, carminative, & immuno-modulator effects. These properties provide effective results in appendicitis conditions.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily before meals.
5) Panchsakar Churna
Panchsakar Churna is a herbal preparation containing five ingredients such as shunthi, haritaki, pippali, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. The use of this herbal churna deals with sudden abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, etc. It helps in overall detoxification of the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime.
6) Triphala Guggulu Tablet
Triphala Guggulu Tablet (3 fruits) tablet is a herbo mineral of size 650 mg and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. It is a polyherbal formulation comprising of three ingredients. Each fruit is thaught to positively impact the body’s three doshas. It has been used in ayurvedic medicine since ages. It is thought to support bowel health and aid digestion. As an antioxidant, it is used to detoxify the body and support the immune system. It is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral abilities.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Appendicitis?
Along with Ayurvedic treatment, Panchakarma treatment also provides good & effective results in appendicitis. The procedures that will help out are mentioned below in detail:
1) Anuvasana Vasti
Anuvasana vasti helps in the overall detoxification of the body. Anuvasana vasti is used for the purification and rejuvenation of the colon. In Appendicitis anuvasna basti with Triphala tailam is recommended to the patients.
2) Kashya Vasti
Kashya vasti means medicated herbal enema. Kashya vasti contains medicated herbs and oils. In Kashya vasti medicine reach your bowels directly without enzymatic actions and its effectiveness is very high.
Healthy diet and lifestyle:
The patients should follow a healthy diet along with lifestyle for reducing the risk of appendicitis. So follow some healthy tips mentioned below in details:
- Drink plenty of water
- Vitamin C rich food such as orange, guava, lemon are very useful in this condition.
- Zinc-rich foods should also be included in the diet.
- Take high-fiber by including salad, fruits, oats, pulses, and nuts in daily routine.
- Exercise daily for half an hour to one hour daily.
- Daily walking for half an hour is good for health.
- Yoga & meditation is good for health so do perform them for reducing stress, anxiety, & diseased condition.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.