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Panchkarma Therapy For Treating Fissures!

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Dr. Naveen Chauhan 90% (80 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), P.G.C.R.A.V. (Kshara Sutra)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Ghaziabad  •  13 years experience
Panchkarma Therapy For Treating Fissures!

Anal fissure, better known as fissures refer to tear or cracks in the lining of the anal canal. This results in extreme pain during and after bowel movements. At times, people might find blood in their stool due to this particular problem. As already mentioned the most common symptoms are pain, stool with blood in them, itchiness in the anal area and an uncomfortable situation while urinating, known as Dysuria.

The ayurvedic treatment through Panchakarma, especially Basti, which is a part of Panchakarma therapy involving elimination of toxins present in the lower colon through the usage of an Ayurvedic enema like milk, ghee.
Before going into the details about the part of Panchakarma treatment, Basti, let’s discuss about Panchakarma ayurvedic therapy.

Panchakarma is a process used to clean up body’s toxic materials, left behind by disease and poor nutrition. Generally our bodies have innate abilities to efficiently process and remove waste materials but with repetitive dietary indiscretions, almost no or poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, the digestive enzymes, hormones and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This leads to the accumulation and spreading of toxins throughout the body, resulting in diseases. Digestive problem and constipation due to lack of food intake, containing fibres, while continuous consumption of high protein items invite the problem of constipation, thereby giving rise to fissures.

Panchamarma is a Sanskrit term that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. Through these five types of treatments, according to the needs and requirements of individuals, it removes the excess doshas and help rectify the imbalances in them and also eliminate harmful substances out of the body through it’s different organs like colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines etc.

Remedies in Panchakarma for Fissures
Ayurvedic remedies are all very efficient and help in avoiding the need for surgery treatment in many of sufferers of Anal Fissure. These natural remedies can cure lot of ano-rectal issues and ensure normal bowel movements up to 90%.

  • These remedies are particular useful for those who are not willing for go for surgeries or other medical treatments.
  • The five treatments of Panchakarma are Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya and Rakta Mokshana. Out of these methods, implementing the method of Basti helps in providing relief from the painful problem of Fissures.
  • Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction of herbal substances like oil and decoction in a liquid form, into the rectum. Through the use of this therapy, the herbal substances help in cleaning up and curing the tear or crack in the lining of anal canal due to fissures, ensure that the rectal tunnel gets relaxed and thus reduce the painful sensation.
  • The enema, which is a method used to stimulate evacuation of stool, by injecting a liquid of medicated ayurvedic oil and ghee, helps in reducing pain, cramps within the region and swelling of the anal ring. This particular method of Panchakarma also ensures that the dryness of internal skin is reduced, thereby providing fast relief from the problem of fissures.
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