Ayurvedic treatment for Acne


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Acne management by Ayurvedic principles requires a holistic approach. Diet (ahar), lifestyle (vihar) and medication (aushadhi) are two important aspects of management. Apart from that there are other external therapies (Shodham) recommended such as:

  • Vaman – inducing controlled vomiting to eliminate toxins- good for Kapha dosha
  • Virechan – controlled purgation for specific time to detox- good for vitiated Rakta
  • Nasya – procedure wherein herbalized oils and liquid medicines are administered through the nostrils which remove toxins, improves circulation and cleanses the system
  • Rakta Mokshna- also known as blood-letting, this involves, extracting a small amount of blood from a vein which relieves the tension created by the toxins. Leech therapy is employed for the purpose.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Include food items with bitter taste like pointed gourd vegetables, Giloya, Methi , Parwal, brinjal etc.
  • Include adequate fresh green and leafy vegetables in the diet
  • Ensure sufficient water intake (especially Luke warm water)
  • Avoid hot, spicy, oily, fried and pungent food, junk food, fast food, and outside food
  • Avoid sour foods
  • Avoid food that is incompatible to each other such as Milk with Fish

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Keeping the face clean-wash with water and mild soap
  • Meditation is recommended to reduce stress
  • Prithvi Mudra – Joining tip of thumb and ring finger has proven to be beneficial
  • Avoid exertion immediately after a meal
  • Sleep well during the night and avoid sleeping during the day
  • Reducing use of cosmetics

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