Indigestion causes and remedy


Indigestion symptoms

Indigestion/Dyspepsia or upset stomach is a term that describes discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen.Dyspepsia is a group of symptoms which often include nausea,hiccup, belching,bloating ,vomiting,diarrhoea.


  • Excessive intake of food substances that are hard to digest as fat,fish,meat,ground nuts,etc…
  • Intake of decayed food substancesand food made of rice flour will decrease the digestive fire.
  • Untimely meals
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Fear and greed
  • Stress
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Stomach infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol


  • Abdominal distensions
  • Rumbling noise in abdomen due to stagnation of air
  • Regurgitation
  • Belching
  • Salty taste in mouth and throat
  • Hiccup


  • Regurgitation of food due to decreased digestive fire
  • Sour belching
  • Hiccup
  • Rumbling noise in abdomen
  • Excessive thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain in the lower abdomen due to stagnation of air in the abdomen


Indigestion is a symptom not a disease ,its treatment depends on underlying condition.Normally indigestion symptoms go away with in hours ,without any medications.If your symptoms become worse ,you should consult a doctor.


  • Try not to chew with your mouth open,talk while chewing or eat too fast.It will cause you to swallow too much air,leading to indigestion.
  • Drink fluids before taking food.Avoid drinking during meals.
  • Avoid late- night eating
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Eat small meals so the stomach does not have to work as hard
  • Eat slowly
  • Avoid foods that contain high amounts of acids ,such as citrus fruits and tomatoes
  • Reduce caffeine products
  • Don’t exercise with full stomach
  • Don’t lie down right after eating .wait for 2 hours after your dinner before going to bed.
  • Sleep with your head elevated above your feet and use pillow to prop yourself up.It will help to allow digestive juices to flow into intestine rather than to oesophagus .


See a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms :

  • Vomiting /blood in vomit
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • Black tarry stools
  • Blood stained stools

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Benefits of Massage Therapy


ayurveda massage

Massage therapy is the physical manipulation of the body. It should be done by a well experienced physician. It can be carried out either with or without medicated oil application. The manipulation should be employed with accurate amount of force and on correct postures.

Various techniques used are :

  1. Tapping
  2. Tightening
  3. Massage
  4. Twisting
  5. Pressing
  6. Drawing or pulling
  7. Bending
  8. Moving
  9. Holding the hands in a particular manner


  • Wear loose comfortable dress.
  • Avoid jewelleries which irritates body during massage.
  • Before you step in for any type of massage eat lightly one hour before.
  • An empty stomach won’t allow you to focus on good effects of massage and full stomach will be painful to lie on.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking and other heavy drugs before going for a massage
  • Try to relax. It will help you to sooth your body after trials of day.
  • After the massage, drink few glasses of water, to avoid dehydration and to flush out toxins from the body.
  • Avoid heavy intense exercises after massage, instead yoga or light stretching exercises is enough.


  • It improves the blood supply to different parts of body.
  • It nourishes and promotes strength to the muscles.
  • It gives shining and healthy appearance to the skin.
  • It induces sleep and increases vitality, there it promotes sound mind in a sound body.


Normally massage therapy doesn’t have any side effects. But it should be taken in a proper way, by the advice of a good physician.

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How to sleep?


sleep in ayurvedaWe all know the importance of sleep and rest.But in our busy life we reduced our sleeping time to minimum. By doing like this, we are harming our body itself. If you continue this life style, we have to pay for that.

According to our great Siddhars,if a person wants a good physique and health, he must have proper diet, adequate sleep and good personal habits. Sleep and rest is very essential for each and every living beings. Continuous work leads to tiredness. If we take a rest for a while, those tiredness due to work is overcome and our Vital organs regain strength to work again.

During sleep, our heart, lungs and other vital organs work gently and hence they also get a little bit rest. The person who does fasting is giving rest to digestive system. If we doesn’t give proper rest to the vital organs, they get damage soon. During sleep, there also occur metabolic changes to the body. On waking up after a good sleep, the mind become fresh. That is why our great Siddhars said that benefits of sleep are seen in growth of the body.


There is also a sleeping posture. We must lie in the left lateral position on a suitable bed keeping the flexed left hand as a support to the head and left knee should flex. The right leg is stretched over it. We should keep the head in the eastern direction. It will give you good health.


Night is the suitable time to sleep, because during night, earth becomes cool, so the body can get rid of the heat caused by the physical activities during the night.


Growth takes place because of sleep. So more sleep is required during growth period.

1 – 4 Yrs 12 hrs
5 – 15 Yrs 8 to 10 hrs
16 – 30 Yrs 7 hrs
30 – 50 Yrs 6 hrs
Above 50 Yrs 8 hrs

One must wake up one hr before sunrise,so that the intellect becomes clear and active, anger reduces and three humour will be in equilibrium.


If we doesn’t have even a little sleep following illeffects will occur

  • Body pain
  • Feeling of heaviness in head and eyes
  • Yawning
  • Convulsions
  • Giddiness
  • Indigestion

How to prevent illeffects of sleep disorders?

If one happens to remain awake during night or if one had disturbed sleep, they should sleep for at least half of the sleepless period in the morning before breakfast. Take a good massage to the body by which skin and muscles Vitalise and tiredness is removed.


Day sleep is not good. But below mentioned persons can sleep.

  • Vehicle drivers
  • Travellers
  • Weight lifters
  • Those who consume liquor
  • Tired persons due to anger,fear and sorrow
  • Person with dyspnoea ,diarrhoea
  • Aged
  • Children
  • Insane


Excessive sleeping will cause

  • giddiness
  • head ache
  • sinusitis
  • fever
  • cramps
  • indigestion


Those who are in fear, anger and mental agony should get rid of their Sleeplessness by doing physical exercises in the evening. By taking oil bath, consuming milk, curd or meat one can have a good sleep.


One should sleep on a cot in a clean hall under a roof free from dampness and heavy air-blow.


We should take supper by 9 o’ clock and get to bed by 10 o’ clock in the night. After supper we should sit for some time then walk for a short distance and then go to bed.

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Are you suffering from Arthritis?

We assure you,a very effective treatment for arthritis by experienced physicians. We welcome you all to our Agasthyar Siddha & Ayurveda health care, kovalam.

In Siddha & Ayurveda, vatha, pitha, kapha are the three vital forces controlling entire body functions. If vatha aggravated and when it joins with weak digestive fire (Agni), toxins will accumulate and causes Arthritis.

Arthritis is a form of joint related disorder. It involves inflammation in one or more joints of the body. The most common popular arthritis are..

  1. Osteoarthritis (Azhal keel vayu)
  2. Rheumatic arthritis (Vali keel vayu)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (Vali azhal keel vayu)
  4. Cervical spondylosis (Sahana vatham)
  5. Periarthritis (Kumba vatham)
  6. Lumbar spondylosis (Thandaga-vatham)



When vatha derranged and when it joins with weak digestive fire (Agni), there occurs invasion and localisation of vayu in the joints of the body there by producing pain, swelling and disturbed movements.

In this condition, swelling in the joints increased day by day. Due to increased Agni, the fluid gets dried up, causing crepitus. Some times Stiffness also present.

Treatment Method

  • normalizing derranged vatha usinginternal medicines.
  • Marma therapy with special herbal oils.
  • Application of different types of herbal kizhi.



The main reason for the neck arthritis is aggravated vatha. Its causes may different from each person due to several reasons like age, job related problems, heavy exercises to neck, incorrect sleep postures etc…

In this condition there will be pain in the neck expecially in the cervical area, radiating pain in the upper extremities, giddiness (due to compression of vertebral arteries)

Treatment Method

  • detoxification with internal medicines.
  • normalizing derranged vatha.
  • Marma therapy and various special treatments.
  • Light exercises.


It is a condition in which the shoulder joint movements are restricted in every directions and there will be difficulty in upper limb movements.

Treatment Method

  • Detoxification with internal medicines.
  • normalise derranged vatha.
  • Special Marma therapy & various medicinal applications.
  • Light exercises.


In this condition, there will occur pain & discomfort which starts from lumbo sacral vertebra up to the head. Due to the involvement of nerves & bones, there will be pain and inability to walk. There will be altered bowel and bladder functions.

The most common causes are,

  1. Strain
    • strained muscles
    • strained ligaments
    • muscle spasms
  2. structural problems
    • Ruptured disc
    • bulging disc
    • sciatica
    • arthritis
    • abnormal curvature of spine
    • osteoporosis
  3. sleep disorders
  4. bad mattress
  5. other Infections

Treatment Method

  • detoxification with internal medicines.
  • normalise derranged vatha.
  • Special Marma therapy & various medicinal applications.

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‘DIET’ plays a very vital role in preserving the human body.

Diet in siddha and ayurvedaThe siddha system is one of the oldest natural medical system in the world. Sage Agasthyar is said to be the father of siddha system.  Siddha system does not consider preventive and curative aspects separately, but as one; for every possible attempt has been made to prevent rather than to cure the diseases.
“wealthy life is that which is free from disease “. The human body is not only to enjoy the pleasures of the world but also to attain the salvation through various means and hence maintaining the body with good health and strength is a must.

According to the siddhars, ‘DIET’ plays a very vital role in preserving the human body.

We should always consume food only after the digestion of previously consumed food and only after the stools and urine are excreted. If we do so, no medicine is required. We should avoid food during excess appetite, anger or grief, but we can take soft liquid and semi solid foods. We should keep an interval of seven and half hours for each food intake,i.e three times a day (i.e at morning one and half hour after sun rise, at noon and at night one and half hours after sun set.

Due to daily actions, the digestive organs are restless. The nutrients are regularly absorbed by the seven physical constituents, so there is a chance for indigestion. In order to give rest to the digestive organs and to stimulate the physical constituents, we should fast at least once in a month. (If you are a diseased person, you should consult your doctor and take his advice.) If we fast once in a month, the impurities stagnant in the body will removed.
We should not take the food full stomach. We should take solid food half of the stomach, liquid food quarter of the stomach and a quarter of the stomach should be left empty. Doing so the digestive fire and gas can digest the consumed food properly.

We should always eat warm food. Before eating we should first sip a little water to wet the throat. Once you start consuming food, eat peacefully. You should not drink while eating because the gastric fire will decrease and indigestion will occur. After talking food, a short walk is must.
We should consume less food, in order to maintain the body healthy. But very small quantity of food will not give adequate strength to the body. Some times it may even affect the body growth. If we take food in excess quantity, the normal digestive fire will reduce and causes indigestion. We should take sufficient quantity of warm water also.
If we consume untimely food or if we consume food frequently, it will leads to indigestion. Life span will decrease, if we consumed food late in the night.

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Best Siddha & Ayurveda Treatment in Kerala

The Orgin of Agasthyar Siddha & ayurveda health care has been traced back since 1960, where our forefather Late, A. Devasahayam vaidyar had been serving the natives,with Siddha & Ayurvedic medications. Later his son-in-law, C. Lazer vaidyar, (DSM) (50 years of experience)and his daughter Late, D. G Retnam (DSM)followed his traditional treatments. After many years they shifted Agasthyar Siddha & Ayurveda health care from venganoor to kovalam in 1991.

Now Lazer vaidyar’s son,Dr. Sebastian.L (BSMS) (17 years of experience) and his daughter -in -law, Dr. Chinju Sebastian (BSMS) (7 years of experience ) is accompanying him in his traditional path.

The uniqueness of Siddha & Ayurvedic system is Marma therapy. We all are good experts in Marma therapy. We diagnose diseases by Naadi perception. We need the full satisfaction of our patients, so our treatment style is entirely different. So we ourselves doing the Marma therapy to the patients and not by the therapists. During the course of Siddha and Ayurvedic treatments, we are giving internal medicines also. After our treatment we assure complete, detoxified good health to all our patients.

The Siddha system is one of the oldest Natural Medical System in the world. It is a holistic system which was flourished in south India. Sage Agasthyar is said to be the father of siddha system. The term ‘siddha’ was derived from the root word ‘siddhi’ which means spiritual perfection or to become one with the supreme. This is the highest goal of life.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical system in the world. Ayurveda system is developed by the great Rishis of India. Ayurveda is science of life (Ayur=life, Veda =knowledge). Ayurveda emphasis that science, philosophy and spirituality are all necessary aspects of healthy living. Ayurveda is not only a medical system but also a way of living and the very concept of “mind,body and spirit” originates from Ayurveda. The basic principles of Ayurveda- Vatha, pitha, kapha. Ayurveda focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of life energies within us, rather than focusing on symptoms.

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