Updated: Jan 26, 2021
General aches & pains are often a sign of ama or toxic buildup in the body. Ama is the toxic undigested, unmetabolized waste that may accumulate in the body if a weak Agni or digestive fire is unable to process and eliminate it. According to Ayurveda*, Ama or toxins is the root cause of all disease in the body. In due course of time, ama may spread in the body and can often clog channels leading to specific signs and symptoms such as sluggishness, poor circulation , swelling as well as generalized aches and pains. Drinking warm water throughout the day , eating unprocessed food , eating Organic, fresh food , keeping away from environmental toxins, chewing food really well are some of the ways in which one could detoxify oneself.
*Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of traditional natural healing in the world. Also known as the sister of Yoga, it stresses deeply on nutrition and lifestyle for optimal health.
Ayurveda believes that there are three bio energies ie Vata ( Air and Ether Elements), Pitta ( Fire and Water ) and Kapha ( Earth and Water) within the body and their balance or imbalance determines the state of good or ill health .