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Effect Of Cyclone Ockhi on Health and Environment

Compiled by Dr. Priyanka Sampat, M.D Panchakarma

HAVE WE EVER WONDERED WHAT MIGHT BE THE REASON FOR SUCH IRRELEVANT CLIMATE CHANGES?? THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS “WE” HUMANS

Due to the development of civilization, man now needs to be guilty about his activities causing damage to this nature.

In Ayurveda, we get references about prayers before cutting any twigs from the plants.

These are the references from Ayurveda which tell us the effects of human activities on this nature.

Ayurveda not only teaches us how to live healthily but also how to live harmoniously with this nature.

It is important to upgrade our view on this. Now global warming is the major problem. Seeing the season it is the right time to discuss this problem.

In the above verse, Ayurveda says when the symptoms according to the rates happen in a wrong manner it should be understood that this season will give rise to diseases and devastation.

Also, there are references that mention that such disruptive Climate change leads to severe drought and floods, untimely weather resulting in the destruction of human civilization.

Ayurveda – Nature – Disease

जनपदोध्वंस  in Ayurveda mainly explains about impact of undue human activities on nature.

Dinacharya and Rtucharya (daily and seasonal regimen) explain a nature-friendly lifestyle.

Global environmental hazards to human health include climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, changes in ecosystems due to loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and the supplies of fresh water, land degradation, urbanization, and stresses on food-producing systems.

As a result, new pandemics and new diseases are rising Even simple viruses are becoming more virulent. Because of the pollution incident of genetic disorders, metabolic disorders and Malignant diseases are becoming very common. Now even cancer has become a very common disease.

How to Approach???
Understanding of global warming in Ayurveda

वाताज्जलं जलाद्देशं देशात् कालं स्वभावतः।
विद्याद्दुष्परिहार्यत्वात् गरीयस्तरमर्थवित्॥

These two lines explain the total process of global warming Air, Water or Land, Climate or Time pollution (everything happens untimely like untimely rain, etc on the earth and Untimely aging, death, etc in humans) It becomes more and more complex and difficult to cure as we move from air to Time.

Consequences

Melting of glaciers, changes like untimely rains, draught, potent cyclones, etc.

How to save ourselves from the effect of this janapadodhwans

  • Following rutucharya, dinacharya-daily, and seasonal regime
  • Following sadvrutta-ethics of life
  • Due to excessive climate change, when medicines don’t help we have to approach to panchakarma treatments mentioned in Ayurveda.
  • Later rasayan treatment –rejuvenating treatments are mentioned in Ayurveda.

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