Yourwellness Magazine Looks at How Ayurveda Treats Allergies

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With a Mumbai ayurvedic doctor being chosen for the International Aryrbhatta Award by the AAPNA, Yourwellness Magazine looked at how ayurveda can be used to treat allergies.

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An ayurvedic doctor in Mumbai has been chosen for the International Aryrbhatta Award by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), DNA India reported September 25th. According to the article, “Navi Mumbai ayurvedic doctor to receive Aryrbhatta Award in the US,” Dr Amar Dwivedi will be conferred with the award during the eighth international conference on “Ayurveda & Cancer Care” scheduled to take place between October 3rd and 6th in Las Vegas. Dr Dwivedi commented that the award is self-claimed as winners put themselves forward and the AAPNA ‘decide after going through the research.’ (

This inspired Yourwellness Magazine to take a closer look at how Ayurveda is used in the West, focusing on the practise of treating allergies based on ayurvedic principles. Yourwellness Magazine explained, ‘During the spring season, many people find that their body is more sensitive to pollen and other allergens. The body’s natural defence against allergies is for the immune system to create an anti-inflammatory attack on the allergen – it does this as it believes the allergen to be harmful. The dust, pollen and even the smell of flowers can cause an attack. The antibodies produced by the body in response to these allergens can cause hypersensitivity, such as sniffling, sneezing and rashes on the skin. Most people notice these more in the spring and summer as this is when flowers come into bloom, making the problem worse.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine noted that, in Ayurveda, the symptoms of allergies are rarely caused by the allergens. Rather, it’s thought that how the immune system reacts to these allergens creates the allergic response, which is why the main factor for allergies is food which has not been digested properly. Yourwellness Magazine reported that those who practice Ayurveda believe that actions coincide with how people live in harmony with the world, ultimately helping them to create a more harmonious relationship with the body. Yourwellness Magazine concluded that people can therefore help to reduce allergies through these techniques, adding that Ayurveda tailors each scheme to each body, as everyone is unique and reacts to allergens differently.

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