Dear Power Up On Plants,
I’m writing because I’m experiencing extreme abdominal pain that I can no longer endure. By the way, my name is Peter, 25-years-old, and I work as an IT Professional.
For you to better understand my dilemma, let me take you back to where it started about three years ago.
I was fortunate enough to land in a high-paying IT job in the city when I turned 22. Aside from earning and enjoying my job, my environment also allowed me to have the time of my life. I
enjoy partying every weekend, drinking ‘till dawn, smoking here and there, and eating whatever I want using my hard-earned money.
This kind of lifestyle went along for years until a few months ago, and I felt like this excessive enjoyment is already taking its toll on my health. I started having abdominal pains. At
first, I could tolerate the pain, and pain relievers could quickly get me back in shape.
However, I noticed that the pain increased when they gave me a more significant project, which requires me to socialize more with our clients and workmates. There are days when I have an
upset stomach, occasional, and vomiting. When I am getting these“attacks,”I also lost my appetite and can even go for 24 hours without eating anything.
I tried seeking professional help, but it seems like the medications are no longer working for me. I’m in one of those nights when I am stuck on my bed because of my gastric pains. I stumbled
upon your blog, and I think maybe a more natural approach can help me get over this continuous suffering. Can you recommend me an Ayurvedic healing technique for my problem?
First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to us. Before we proceed, what approach can help treat your gastric problems. Let us first remind you that Ayurveda is not just
any healing alternative to cure your pain. It’s a form of lifestyle that you should sustain if you want to cure the root cause of your problems.
Many factors can affect gastric issues. But looking at the Ayurvedic perspective, gastric problems are usually caused by the combination of indigestion and stress. When this happens, your Pitta
dosha is most likely out of balance.
As you mentioned in your letter, you’re partying until dawn, drinking alcohol almost every night, and eating whatever you like. This kind of unhealthy lifestyle causes an increase in your Pitta.
When your Pitta remains too high, it will eventually cause gastric problems like ulcers, hyperacidity, constipation, bloating, and more.
Below are some of the recommended Ayurvedic healing approaches to help you balance your Pitta and eventually Cure gastric problems
FOLLOW A PITTA DECREASING DIET
To bring back the life of your Agni or digestive fire, you must follow a Pitta decreasing diet. It is a balanced, fresh, and whole foods diet.
Pitta decreasing diet also promotes eating moderate-sized meals three times a day. Setting a regular time to eat your meals will provide better digestion. Make sure not to skip meals as it will
lead to more severe conditions.
Choose warm over cold foods, and indulge in healthy fruits and vegetables rather than junk food.
Reduce or better yet stay away from food that is spicy, generally salty, sour, and pungent. These flavors will increase unnecessary heat within your Pitta.
PAUSE YOUR PROACTIVE LIFESTYLE
You work during the day and party all night, your time to rest is undoubtedly just very minimal. So take time to pause and rest. Remember that the rhythm of life does include not only activity
but also relaxation. It is essential to leave an ample amount of time to calm your mind and body after a long and tiring day.
Instead of filling your day with so much activity here and there, leave space for enough restful sleep and rejuvenation. I would advise you also to take a short break in between work, walk
outside, and a breath of fresh air, listen to music or meditate.
To keep your Pitta in balance, you should avoid excess heat and humidity at all cost, especially during the summer.
MAKE A DAILY ROUTINE
A routine based on your dosha will introduce a calm and grounding energy that you will carry throughout the day. Make a routine that suits your lifestyle and at the same time gives you time to
breathe whenever you are tired.
Start the day by reminding yourself to relax, allow yourself to balance work and play, make sure to follow a regular bedtime schedule instead of partying all night. Follow your routine
consistently and observe how it will affect your life and overall health.