Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Concept of AAM as a basis of disease in Ayurveda

There are many internal medical conditions like Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Arthritis or Glaucoma that are not caused by bacteria or virus and cannot be fully explained by the western medicne system.

Ayurveda explains these conditions by the concept of AAM or blockages in the body's various circulatory systems (like arterial system, nervous system, respiratory system, lymphatic system). Ayurveda explains that foods that are not digested completely creates blockages in these various systems and over a period of time exhibits in the form of diseases.

Besides the medicines, a very strict control on diet where the food is limited to very small subset of vegetables is recommended (many times Milk and Wheat is to be avoided, while Ghee - a type of clarified butter is recommended). The strict diet composed of light food works to remove the internal blockages over a period of 6 months to 1 year.

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