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Suppression of Natural Urges
can Cause Diseases
|by Dr. Savitha Suri|
Ayurveda acharya Vagbhata in his “ashtanga sangraha” suggests methods to prevent diseases. These are explained in chapter “roganutpadaniya” which means methods to prevent occurrence of diseases.
The first step in prevention of any disease is not to suppress natural urges. The following urges should never be suppressed. The urges like passing flatus, urine, feces should not be controlled. The involuntary actions like sneezing, yawning, breathing, coughing and vomiting are the natural responses of body. Holding these urges back can cause discomfort to body. Natural body demands like hunger thirst and sleep have to be fulfilled properly. Neglecting these can lead to diseases. Ejaculation of semen should not be prevented.
Here is a brief description of diseases which arise when natural urges like passing flatus, feces and urine are controlled. These are elaborately mentioned in ayurveda.
Using rectal suppositories help in easy passage of gas and feces. Massaging abdomen with warm herbal oil and later applying warm packs on abdomen aid in easy bowel movement. Drinking warm water with a spoon of ghee also facilitates easy passage of stools and gas. Enema is another method which helps to relieve the symptoms. Mild laxatives can be used if the symptoms are less severe.
When obstruction to pass urine is observed catheter can be inserted to remove blocked urine. Once again massaging lower abdomen with warm oil, soaking in warm water tub and drinking warm water with ghee also help in easy passage of urine.
A word of caution: Consult your family physician before taking any remedial measure.
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