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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 271-275

Effect of Yogic management with Ayurveda regimen in underweight: a case report

Swasthavritta and Yoga, Government Ayurveda College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Rohini M Kendre
Swasthavritta and Yoga, Government Ayurveda College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_44_22

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Nowadays, everyone is conscious of body fitness and bodybuilding. People experiment with their body by exercising in the gym with heavy workout and with different diet plans. These experiments result in an adverse effect. In this case study, a 27-year-old male patient, lean built since childhood, with low body mass index (BMI), wanted to increase his weight. We took a detailed history to find out the exact cause. The patient was taking an extra amount of food for weight gaining, but because of the slow digestive fire, there was no positive effect of food seen; rather, the patient suffered adverse effects such as sour belching, anorexia, and indigestion. The cause of slow digestion cured with the help of Vaman Dhauti (Yogic therapeutic self-induced emesis) that helped in body detoxification. Drug therapy with do’s and don’ts were advised for 30 days, which subsided Pitta vitiation and increased appetite by increasing digestive fire. After that, the patient needs to take more quantity of food but should be balanced, so a diet plan, Yoga, and Pranayama were explained for the next 60 days. The result was a remarkable improvement in subjective symptoms as well as the weight of the patient increased from 50 kg to 58 kg and the BMI increased from 17.7 (underweight) to 20.5 (normal). With the help of traditional knowledge, we can achieve our targets to live happily and confidently. The combination of Yogic procedures (an easier method for the cleansing body) with Ayurveda principles results in remarkable improvement without adverse effects. This study has a unique intervention; lean patients also need to detoxify their body first for a better relief, then the medication will work out, which needs to be studied on a large scale.

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