Ayurveda Against Neurodermatitis: How It Helps!


Severe itching and inflamed skin areas: People with neurodermatitis know these symptoms only too well. Although the so-called atopic dermatitis is quite persistent, it can be soothed very well and above all lastingly with Ayurvedic treatment methods. How this works and what Panchakarma cures are, you can find out here.

Heal neurodermatitis from within Ayurveda for skin problems.

Neurodermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease associated with severe itching. Scratching, unfortunately, only worsens the condition. Neurodermatitis is also a chronic disease, which means that it can always return.

How does neurodermatitis develop?

Neurodermatitis appears in most people before the age of 5. To alleviate the unpleasant symptoms as quickly as possible, care products containing cortisone are then often used. However, only the noticeable features can be treated in this way – not the root of the problem.

The Ayurveda approach follows an entirely different path: An imbalance of the doshas Vata and Kapha are seen as the cause for neurodermatitis. More precisely, the nutrient juice (Rasa Dhatu) and the blood (Rakta Dhatu) are out of balance.

If emotional stress is added to this, these are the best conditions for skin disease. The strain manifests itself in dry skin, while the metabolism is disturbed by too much ama. As a result, the body sees no other way out than communicating via the skin irritations that all this is too much for it.

How does Ayurveda help with neurodermatitis?

So what Ayurvedic measures are available to respond gently and effectively to this cry for help from the body? Theoretically, it is quite simple: On the one hand, blood and digestion must be brought back into balance. On the other hand, relaxation techniques help to reduce stress. And this is precisely what is ultimately regarded as the main trigger for neurodermatitis attacks.

Possibilities of Ayurveda treatment for neurodermatitis

From an Ayurvedic point of view, the skin is a mirror of harmony between body and mind. To restore this harmony in skin diseases (Kushtha), the Ayurvedic teachings rely on gentle methods. From diet to soothing teas and oil treatments: There are many ways to do something good for the body with natural remedies.

Ayurveda tips on nutrition for neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis is a clear sign of stress. All the more important for concerning a healthy way, which works pressure reducing, is. Concretely that means Alcohol, sugar, wheat products, meat, fish, and all sour-tasting food; also, nearly food and sharp spices set the body very excited. Acids are formed, and the intestines are stressed.

If you have neurodermatitis, you should, therefore, avoid the food groups just mentioned. Instead, try to eat mainly light, warm dishes that are prepared gently. Bitter, fresh salads like dandelion or endive are ideal. Boiled pulses, (pseudo-)grains such as quinoa or oats, and spices that aid digestion also do good.

To give your body enough rest, we recommend that you spread your meals evenly throughout the day. You should allow 4-6 hours between meals. This provides the body with plenty of time to digest. And the more comfortable the digestive fire is, the more relief this ultimately means for irritated skin.

Ayurveda tea against neurodermatitis

It is no secret that the body needs a lot of fluids throughout the day. With neurodermatitis, it can help drink 1-2 cups of tea made from special herbs every day. Such an Ayurvedic tea is said to flush the toxins out of the body and inhibit inflammation. This can reduce itching and improve the appearance of the skin.

From the Ayurveda point of view, however, it is not sensible to recommend a specific tea. After all, which mixture works best depends on your symptoms. St. John’s wort, dandelion, burdock root, or even pansy herb are suitable for the tea mixture.

However, the following applies to neurodermatitis therapy with herbal teas Listen to your body. The tea should have a draining effect so that you can get rid of toxins. This effect should not last longer than 1-2 days. If this is the case, it is better not to drink the tea anymore.

So how can you find out which tea will help you? We would recommend that you consult an Ayurveda expert. This will help you find your ideal mixture the quickest, and you don’t have to try out several variations first.

Ayurveda oil against neurodermatitis

Oil plays a doubly important role in the Ayurvedic treatment of neurodermatitis. On the one hand, it is essential in your diet that you pay attention to a few high-quality fat sources in the form of oils containing omega-3 fatty acids. Olive and coconut oil, for example, are the right choice.

On the other hand, various oils are used for external treatments of stressed skin. Evening primrose oil, nim oil, almond oil, and more: precious liquids like these are individually adapted to the skin and worked in with extensive massages.

This is not only relaxing and stress-reducing; it also provides the skin with nourishing substances. The oil treatment is most effective if it is part of an Ayurveda cure that is specially tailored to the individual case.

Panchakarma: Ayurveda cure against neurodermatitis

A Panchakarma cure is suitable for both teenagers and adults. It is a long-term treatment consisting of different components. What these are and how you can imagine Panchakarma, we will now look at.

What is Panchakarma?

The term panchakarma is composed of “five” (Pancha) and “actions” (Karman). A panchakarma cure is, therefore, often called a fivefold purification cure. It combines external and internal treatments that are carried out over a more extended period.

There must be no panchakarma cure: Each therapy is tailored to the individual problems. Because, as the Ayurveda teachings know, every person is unique – no matter whether it is the mind or the body!

How does the Ayurveda cure work?

A Panchakarma cure always begins with a detailed diagnosis in examining pulse, skin, and sensory organs. The Ayurveda expert palpates the skin, feels the pulse and looks closely at the eyes, lips, and tongue.

As soon as the diagnosis is made, the internal and external preparation for eliminating toxins can begin. This is done in various ways: taking herbal preparations to strengthen the immune system can be just as much a part of a panchakarma treatment as cleansing the intestines, nasal rinses, or oil massages (Abhyanga).

Part of the Panchakarma treatment is also the individually created diet plan. To eliminate toxins to have a long-term effect, it is naturally essential to create better conditions afterward.

This also means that the Panchakarma treatment of neurodermatitis is not a one-off affair but, to a certain extent, the impetus to relearn old habits. It may require some discipline to get used to a new diet and integrate relaxation techniques into everyday life. However, in the long run, it pays off to apply the newly acquired knowledge every day anew.

Because whether it is through a Panchakarma cure or “only” an adjustment of eating habits, regular oil massages, or similar Ayurveda measures: By bringing your doshas back into balance, you care for your skin from the inside, so to speak, so that itching and inflammation finally disappear – and that permanently!

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