Best Ayurvedic treatment for Pneumothorax - Alveda


Pneumothorax from the point of view of Ayurveda

Pneumothorax is a condition in which air accumulates in the areas of the pleura between the lungs and the chest wall. It is basically a condition in which the lungs collapse due to leaking air pushing from the chest walls to the outside of the lungs.
In most cases, only one lung is affected, rare cases of this lung disease where both lungs refused at the same time.
Pneumothoraxes are classified as Spontaneous and Traumatic.
-  Spontaneous pneumothoraxes are further divided into primary and secondary types. Each specific kind is associated with different causative factors.

  • Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax -  The exact cause of this type is unknown, but people who smoke a lot or have a family history of pneumothorax, are more likely to acquire this lung disorder

  • Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax -  People with COPD ,  pneumonia and tuberculosis are more predisposed to contracting this kind of pneumothorax.

-Traumatic Pneumothorax-  this type is caused due to a sudden trauma or serious injury to the chest wall. The problem is most aggravated when the region affected is the ribs, resulting in fractures.


In Ayurveda, predominant Vata is responsible for respiratory disorders. The balance in life energies or doshas results in a healthy body. This Vata imbalance may lead to the formation and accumulation of toxins in the respiratory tract.  Ama ( toxins)  as produced may start to inflame the cells and tissues, resulting in the production of mucus, thereby blocking the lung tissues. The core of Ayurvedic treatment for lung disease is to eliminate the waste through medicinal herbs and procedures. Diet and Yoga also play a vital role in strengthening the function of the lungs. Ayurvedic treatment has induced evidence-based treatment methodologies to boost lungs and bring down inflammation by purging Ama or toxins. Natural herbs help to detoxify the body and remove toxins and harmful bacteria from the body. Ayurvedic therapies through different procedures, which is determinate by Ayurvedic doctor cleanses and removes toxins from the body eliminates their production pathways.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Pneumothorax

  • Avoid non- vegetarian and dairy products

  • Avoid unhealthy junk, oily, and cold food

  • Practice Yoga and meditation to keep your lungs strong and healthy.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

  • Drink warm water throughout the day to keep your respiratory system healthy

  • Black pepper has an anti-inflammatory property that protects lungs from different kinds of bacteria and viruses

  • Tulsi is rich in antioxidants

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