Yoga Therapeutic Treatment


Symptomatic and systematic - are two types of treatment. Modern therapeutic science is based on symptoms. But in Yoga and Ayurveda the case is different. The problem of the patient would be eradicated once for all while balancing the system in it.  Some diseases like Malaria and T.B. would be treated fully. Hypertension, diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid and other diseases would just be maintained by medicines and drugs are not available for these cases in in allopathy. By doing Yoga excercises and by obtaining a natural life style one can control diseases like B.P. Thyroid, Asthma etc. We can practice two types of Pranayama. 1. Before Anulom-vilom Pranayama 2.
After Anulom-vilom Pranayama. We have to practice Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Bahya Pranayama to maintain well balanced-state and health before Anulom-vilom Pranayama. And after completion of Anulom-vilom Pranayama, we have to practice Bhramari, Udgeetha and Pranava Pranayama to well-balance and maintain  good health in circulatory, respiratory, nervous, endocrine systems.

There are so many doubts regarding Yoga in the people. They ask How it is possible that diseases are plenty in number and just doing by some Yogasanas and Eight types of Pranayam , how they all can be cured wholly? To clear our doubts, let us go to learn some fundamental truths of Physical science as well as psychology. And then we have to analyze the scientific procedure of Yoga science and its authentic effects. Primarily, even though all the bodies are having different shapes and sizes, but the internal functions would be the same for all.  The functions of secretional glands, reproductory system, Mooladhar flux to Sahasrar or Brahmandra flux, physical body,  the emotional body which is constructed by mind, conscience, ego are the same for all. All beings are having the same nature nourished by ridoshatmaka , Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Satwa, Raja and Tamas are the Trigunatmaka. In man there are so many minute differences would be found by the varied disparity of D.N.A and ordination (samskaara) levels. Difference at D.N.A. levels helps discriminating one from the other physically and at ordination levels the difference exists in the karmic patterns of earlier births as well as present one. But in the medical field this difference is not being considered as significant. The definition of a word 'Healthy person' has certain standards in modern therapy while going through a series of  tests, whether they  belong to a  blood level or to hormones, heart, liver, kidney or to mind.  The same test would be conducted for everybody. They use  Angiography that measures cholesterol, C.T.Scan, M.R.I, Ultra sound, X-Ray, Endoscopy to test Blood pressure and Sugar. Every body has the similar function of Liver, Kidney, heart - shape, weight. Then Yoga treats appropriately for the same human beings. To balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha etc Tridoshatmaka one should depend on Yoga therapy. In Ayurveda there would be different drugs to maintain Vata, Pitta and Kapha etc Doshas. But Gulancha tinospora ('Guduchi') is a drug of Tridosha Shamaka. Just like that Yoga - Pranayama is also Tridosha Shamaka. And moreover Yoga takes us to a  par excellent state of Satwa, Raja and Tamo gunas. In Yoga Sutras of Maharshi Patanjali , he himself declares - 'Puroosharthashunyaanaam gunaanaam pratiprasavah kaivalyam Swaroopa pratishthaavaa chitishaktiriti' (kai.paa.4.34). Yoga takes us to the doorstep of conscience beyond the state of mind. 'Yogaschittavritta nirodhaha' (sa.pa.1.2). Yoga relieves us from the accumulated ordinations of our previous births and makes us realize our self - nature. So Yoga is useful for all the beings alike , because we came from the same substance of the nature, even though our forms are diversified.

Yoga impacts our mind, system, doshas and ordinations at the same time and cures the person physically as well as emotionally and makes him completely healthy, he becomes aware of himself at last also. And in Allopathy drugs work on symptoms, which are varied as the systems are different. This is the basic disparity of Yoga and Allopathic Therapies.

Drugs, chemical salt or hormones etc. would be given to the patient externally in Allopathy. Thus they try to balance the deficiency of chemicals. But by practicing Pranayam, chemical salt or hormones would be well balanced and also generated internally. Ayurveda is also based on the same principle. Just like Yoga, Ayurvedic herbs and other medicinal procedures also work on our eight systems (fluxes) and balance them internally.  For example, Asphalt (Mineral Pitch or Shilajit) heals every kind of illness. In Caraka Samhita also it is said - 'Na sosthi rogo bhuvi saadhya roopaha shilahwayam yam na jayet prasahya (Caraka) .' means there is such ailment on this earth which is not curable by Asphalt.

Because Asphalt effects reproductory system to respiratory system. That means it increases sperm count and roots out venereal diseases. It corrects the imbalances of urinary track, balances digestive system, contortion of liver and stomach. It is highly useful in strengthening bones and muscles, rectifies the skeletal system and circulatory system and transportation of the body. Asphalt power works well on respiratory system and confiscate all the problems. When these six systems work well, our autonomic and voluntary nervous system also controls well the whole system. If in this way internal system is regulated, our secretional glands (endocrine) system functions well. In this way Asphalt supplies energy and fitness to all the eight systems. So Asphalt is the curer of all diseases. Just like Asphalt, there are some more herbs that cure all diseases in Ayurveda. In Allopathy the thing is different. It is a symptomatic treatment. Every disease has a different kind of drug there.  It it does not work on systems.  That is the reason that it can not cure all the diseases. In Yoga and Ayurveda we don't symptomatic treatment. We cure the  reasons. The basic element is corrected. From Muladhaar flux to Sahasrar flux  all the eight chakras or eight systems would be energized. That is the basic contrast between the ancient and modern theraptic theories. Both are varied in their methods of treatment.

If the disagreements are to be obliterated, we should think high above all the prejudice, ignorance, selfishness and ego and understand the theoretical values of these systems. We have to use appropriate method to correct the patient's illness. Life saving drugs, Operations, Emergency, T.B, Malaria etc. are the excellent benefits of Allopathy. Modern Theraptical science has done wonders.  And on the otherside, internal system can be set right by doing Yoga and Ayurveda, we can rectify Asthma, High blood pressure, Arthritis, Depression, Migraine pain, Liver , Kidney, Intestines and Heart problems like degenerative diseases.  Yoga seeks the welfare of the whole universe.  Patient's well - beingness is the sublime objective of Yoga. So patient's health is regarded as the highest priority, beyond all the levels of the personal and professional controversies in therapeutic theories.