Kidney stones and Ayurveda

November 12, 2018
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Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in the kidneys and can cause huge amounts of pain when they are passed through the body. The stones themselves are formed from salts in urine which form solid crystals in the body and these may vary in size. Once formed these stones can cause a range of problems such as infection, discomfort or kidney failure so its important to treat the condition.

Common treatment usually involves the patient undergoing a surgical procedure however you may be interested in reading about our non-evasive Ayurvedic kidney stone treatments that we offer at Ayur Clinic, Melbourne instead.

As specialists of ayurveda in Melbourne we take a less conventional approach to traditional medicine when it comes to healing the body. When it comes to dealing with kidney stones and all health conditions in the body,  believe that it’s important to not examine the condition in isolation but instead examine the individual it their entirety. This way we can get to the root cause of the problems rather than just masking the symptoms as a lot of conventional medical practices do.

The Ayurvedic system follows the main concept that the body needs to be kept in balance in which a well balanced body ultimately leads to optimum health. We see the human body to consist of three primary life forces called the Tridoshas. These comprise of Vata, Pitta and Kaptha, an imbalance of which causes a build up of toxins and ultimately leads to negative physical and mental health and is often the primary cause of most illnesses.

  1. Cleansing the body with water

Our body is made up of 60% water so it’s not secret that it’s important to keep hydrated but this couldn’t be more true when it comes to dealing with kidney issues. Cleansing the body of toxins is an important step in Ayurveda and water is the best method for detoxification to help flush out the kidneys and prevent further toxins spreading to other parts of the body.

  1. Lemon Juice with Olive Oilayurclinic lemon juice

Drinking a mixture of lemon and oil may also be an effective treatment for those looking to breakdown kidney stones and help them pass more easily. The acidic lemon juice is important as it can really help to soften and break down the stones while the oil then helps to lubricate any debris that is left so that it causes less pain as it is passed through the body. Honey may also be added to make the liquid more palatable.

 

 

 

  1. Coconut water

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Packed full of nutrients, coconut water has been found to be an effective way of hydrating the body and breaking down kidney stones too preventing the need for surgical intervention. Consumption of this liquid can help to flush stones and other toxins out of the body and it has even been found to removed the burning sensation from when they are passed too.

 

 

 

  1. Okraayurclinic okra

Okra’s high magnesium content, nutrient density and anti-inflammatory properties make okra a popular ayurvedic treatment for kidney stones. When consumed okra can be effective at helping to prevent the crystallization of chemicals in the kidneys as well as helping to maintain overall health.

 

 

 

  1. Tulasi (basil)

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Ayurveda sees the use of certain plants and herbs as an essential part of the homeopathic healing process. One herb that’s been found to be particularly beneficial when it comes to dealing with kidney stones is Tulasi, or basil. Taking tulasi in its pure form with liquid such as hot water to make a tea or blended in a juice has been found to restore balance in the kidney, helping the body to breakdown and pass kidney stones naturally.

There are also a lot of less commonly known herbs that are used as treatments in Ayurveda. Some of these include Cynodon dactylon Pers, Withania Somnifera and Tinospora cordifolia but there are many more that an ayurveda practitioner may prescribe depending on your symptoms, overall health and the severity of your symptoms.

As Ayurveda Melbourne practitioners, we will be able to provide to with a list of dont’s when it come to dealing with kidney stones as well as treatments. These may include a range of things such as avoiding certain foods associated with toxic build up such as meat and lifestyle factors such as emphasising the importance of exercise and eating regularly.

If you are suffering from kidney stones or seeking ayurvedic treatment for any other health issues contact us and come and speak to one of our Ayurveda practitioners today.

 


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Melbourne CBD Clinic: 

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Victoria, Australia 3000

+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

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Victoria, Australia 3038


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Disclaimer: In any means, we, AYUR CLINIC team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, AYUR CLINIC team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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