Seasonal Diseases

July 26, 2018
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Ayurveda Teaching On Seasonal Diseases

By Dr. Sajimon George BAMS. AAA. ATMS

Seasonal Diseases and Ayurveda – Ayurveda gives prior importance to prevention of diseases.

Being a holistic system, Ayurveda defines health as a harmonic equilibrium of three humors or doshas. This equilibrium will be affected by seasonal changes.

Every seasonal change causes increase or decrease of qualities such as lightness, heaviness, hotness, coldness, oiliness, dryness, softness, hardness, dynamicity, staticity etc. Structural and physiological units of the human body have the same properties. Thus seasonal changes will have a strong influence in our body and surroundings.

Change from summer to rainy season

Let us consider changes happening during the transition from summer to the rainy season. Fruits and vegetables collected during this period become comparatively sour in comparison to expected sweetness. Outbreaks of diseases predominant in Pitta principle like skin diseases, inflammatory conjunctivitis, heartburn and different types of fever happen during this season.

From this, it becomes obvious that during such seasonal changes, an increase or decrease of qualities mentioned above will affect the harmonic equilibrium of three basic humors such as Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Change from winter to summer

During the change from rainy season to early winter energy level goes up in all living beings. Properties like oiliness and tastes like sour, salt and sweetness also increase in nature.

In winter all qualities of surroundings support Kapha principle. But since Kapha is a state of frozen state type it cannot result in diseases. In the next season ie, Spring, hot sunny days cause Kapha to melt and now it is capable of causing Kapha predominant diseases such as itching, sinusitis, loss of appetite, skin allergies, rhinorrhoea and many respiratory diseases.

During the change from winter to summer, inherent energy decreases in all living beings. During this period, properties such as pungency, hotness, roughness increases. Tastes such as astringent, bitterness and pungent gain more power.

In summer all qualities except heat support accumulation of Vata principle but since hotness is an opposite quality of this season, it cannot result in breaking of equilibrium of the three fundamental humors or doshas. But in the next season ie, Rainy season, coldness replaces the heat of summer resulting in aggravation of Vata.

Changes caused during Autumn

Properties supporting Pitta principle accumulate in autumn and reach the brim of breaking of the equilibrium of three humors. This can result in Pitta predominant conditions such as skin diseases with inflammatory changes, burning, redness etc…

Transitional Phase

During the transitions of every season, the last week of the previous season and the first one week of the coming season together is considered the ‘Transitional Phase.’ This is a critical phase of seasonal diseases and a small trigger of unsuitable food, drink or activity will be sufficient enough to start a disease.

Prevention of seasonal diseases

Ayurveda strongly suggest body purification techniques to eliminate accumulated doshas or body humors .Diet modification for each season, specific drinks and exercises enable the body to prevent chances of any disease occuring during this seasonal change.

Ayurvedic suggestions for season changes

Winter: Sweet and salty food items and drinks. External application of oil and exercises are also good for this season.

Spring: Consume easy to digest and dry food items. Alcoholic beverages are not contraindicated in this period.

Rainy Season: Easy to digest, warm food and hot water.

Summer: Sweet, oily and easy to digest food and drinks.

When someone fails in sensible modification of life style as per Ayurvedic advice they are sure to end up with illness.

For information about how to maintain your health in different seasons, to assess your body constitution or a complete health check up please contact Ayurclinic.


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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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