Best Ayurvedic treatment for chest infections - Alveda

Chest infections

Chest infections from the point of view of Ayurveda

Lungs breathe air from the atmosphere into the body and keep the organs in the body enriched with oxygen. If any pathogen or microorganism enters the body through the airways, they irritate the lungs and cause infections or lung diseases.
If the infection is in the smaller air sacs of the lungs (alveoli), it is called pneumonia. If it is in the larger airways (bronchi), it is called bronchitis. The airways become swollen and make more mucus or pus, which blocks the airways and makes it hard to breathe.
There are three types of chest infections:
Pneumonia — occurs when the smaller air sacs get infected by communicable and infectious bacteria or viral strains.
Bronchitis — is one of the most common infections seen in people is an infection of the bronchial tubes in the lungs, which are responsible for the transference of air into the lungs and back out.
Bronchiolitis — this infection is mostly seen in young children, and it happens when the bronchioles get affected by a microbial infection.
Chest infections can be spread to others when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The most common symptoms of a chest infection are: cough, with or without brown, yellow, or green mucus, difficult breathing, fever (sweating, shivering, chills), body aches and pains, chest pain or tightness.
Chest infections are usually caused by either bacteria, viruses or by fungi, pneumonia is often caused by bacteria, and bronchitis is often caused by viruses.
According to Ayurveda, many imbalances in the body could contribute to chest pain. This begins especially with digestive disorders, as digestion and elimination can lead to an environment in the bronchial area that makes it easier to become infected.
According to Ayurveda, common causes of chest pain are:
accumulation of toxins in tissues, blocking circulation,
poor nutrition,
exposure to chemicals and pollutants on a continuous basis,
poor digestion,
nervous system imbalance,
mental and physical stress,
constant disruptions in the natural biological rhythms.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat chest infections

The basic strategy for chest pain is to reduce the undesirable Pitta or Kapha that is creating this condition. Determine whether the pain is dry (Vata) or productive (Pitta) with increased mucous (Kapha) production or whether Pitta is involved.
The Ayurvedic doctor determines the cause of the problem and during the examination determines the treatment methods: inhalation, massage techniques (to speed up the removal of toxins and lymph drainage), and depending on the current condition, detoxification methods (Panchkarma) can also be used.
He also prescribes the necessary medication and prescriptions that can be used at home using natural products such as ginger, garlic, turmeric, and eucalyptus during the consultation.

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of chest infections

  • After coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soapy water
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat healthy
  • Practice different pranayama techniques
  • Fenugreek is used for mucous congestion
  • Apply garlic paste on the chest
  • Avoid milk products and other mucus-forming foods like ice-cream and cold water
  • Use ginger, honey, and ghee

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