CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Vomiting is the reflex reaction of expelling the stomach’s contents forcefully through the mouth. It occurs with or without underlying pathology. Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by recurrent bouts of nausea and vomiting, particularly in children.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • CAUSES OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • TREATMENTS FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • PROGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME
  • YOGA FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

The associated symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome are;

  • Tiredness
  • Loss of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain

CAUSES OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Overeating
  • Indigestion
  • Motion sickness
  • Diseases of the stomach and intestines
  • Certain allergies
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Milk intolerance  in babies
  • Menstruation
  • Weather changes
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome is triggered by many factors. Psychosocial factors like anxiety and stress are also contributed.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

The pathophysiology of cyclic vomiting syndrome is explained based on causative factors. At the onset of vomiting, intrinsic contractions occur in both the duodenum and the stomach, the lower oesophagal sphincter relaxes, and vomitus moves from the stomach into the oesophagus. Next, the inspiratory and abdominal muscles contract and expel the vomitus into the mouth.

DIAGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Proper history taking
  • Physical examinations
  • Laboratory tests

TREATMENTS FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Antiemetic drugs
  • Oral rehydration solution (ORS)
  • Treatment of underlying pathology
  • Antidepressant medications

PROGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • The symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome can be managed but cannot cure completely. The underlying disease needs proper investigations and treatments.

COMPLICATIONS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME           

  • The persistent cyclic vomiting syndrome cause derangement in the daily activities 
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition

CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,cyclic vomiting syndrome falls under ‘chardi roga’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Excess consumption of sweet, oily, heavy, unwholesome food
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Agnimandya (indigestion)
  • Agantu factors(infections)

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • The feeling of nausea followed by vomiting

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moved greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated doshas particularly vata and kapha reside in the stomach causes ‘chardi’.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Saada – weakness
  • Chardi –vomiting 
  • Aruchi – loss of appetite

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Treatment of dosha vitiation
  • Treatment for agni
  • Intake of water boiled with laja
  • Ashtachurna
  • Vaiswanara churna
  • Dhanwantharam gulika
  • Vilwadi lehyam

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Proper rest
  • Drinking cold fluids
  • Bathing in warm water
  • Body massaging

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sweet and heavy food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, warm water
  • Avoid dehydration
  • Consume a balanced diet

YOGA FOR CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from cyclic vomiting syndrome

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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