Ayurveda and Osteoporosis
Ayurveda has an interesting view on Osteoporosis
As any living tissue of the body, bones are in a constant state of reconstruction, so in order to make new bones; the body must first remove some of the old bone.
Thus, the process is very similar to the natural removal of dead skin to make way for new skin. In biological terms, the old bone is removed by cells called osteoclasts, and new bone is deposited by cells called osteoblasts.
Certainly, processes in the body tend to fail due to Vata imbalances mainly. When osteoclasts activity is excessive, large bone extraction causes holes within, weakening the bone and causing osteoporosis. Ayurveda has developed effective treatments and diets to prevent and treat the implications of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis has been considered a disease that appears in men at a certain age and women after menopause.
However, it has been proved that exist other different factors such as insufficient estrogen and testosterone and also a lack of absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and boron which also affects some young people and also represent a serious health problem.
Ayurveda recommends the prevention of osteoporosis beginning in childhood or adolescence with a healthy lifestyle and with a complete nutritious diet and regular physical exercise.
According to Ayurveda, all the food you eat is converted into different tissues due to Dhatu Agni (in charge of metabolism). The transformation of calcium and vitamin D to bone tissues occurs thanks to Asthi Dhatu Agni.
When Asthi Dhatu Agni or metabolism does not work properly despite taking a lot of calcium and vitamins, the bones begin to degenerate and lead to osteoporosis. In addition, excess of Vata (air and space) in the body also causes degeneration of the bones.
As occurs in the atmosphere, when there is a lot of wind everything dries up, same happens in the body during Vata time (autumn winter).
When it comes to treatring osteoporosis, it is very important to improve digestion and increase metabolism, constantly hydrate and nourish the bones and reduce Vata all the time.
Thus, it is necessary to stimulate Asthi Dhatu Agni, so that your own Calcium and vitamin D start working and produce bone tissue again, improving the density of your bones.
Consequently, all Ayurvedic treatments, foods and herbal medications used for the predominant conditions of Vata are successfully used to treat osteoporosis. An Ayurvedic treatment works best when you work with a Vaidya or Ayurvedic consultant at Ayurbeauty Wellness Center where Ayurveda meets beauty.