How Do I Stop My Hand From Sweating?
Simarouba Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic
Thippasandra, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
According to Ayurveda excessive sweating is caused due to high Pitta, fat metabolism, mental conditions like stress, anxiety etc. excessive sweating can be because of many reasons so it is very important to keep an eye on weather ventilation of the room, stress levels before judging yourself. In medical term, heavy sweating is called hyperhidrosis.
Primary Hyperhidrosis: If heavy sweating has no underlying medical cause than it is termed as Primary hyperhidrosis. This occurs when the nervous system is triggered for excessive sweating.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis: If sweating is due to medical condition than it is termed as secondary sweating. People who have diabetes, heart attack, hyperthyroidism, stress disorder, nearing to menopause, they usually sweat more.
In Ayurveda, excessive sweating is called as Swedadhikya. Sweda refers to sweat and adhkya means excess.
Treatment in Ayurveda
Treating High Pitta Dosha: Pitta Dosha is responsible for hotness, digestion, body temperature, skin health and eye health. Pitta Dosha also causes gastritis, migraine, bleeding disorders such as menorrhagia, nasal bleeding, etc.
To control Pitta:
- Wear a hat while going out under the strong sun.
- Eat soaked 10 raisins empty stomach.
- Soak 20 grams of coriander in a cup of water at night, filter it the next morning and have it.
- Take a teaspoon of Amla powder with jaggery or ghee once a day.
- Purgation therapy
Treatment of Fat Tissue Storage: In Ayurveda sweat is termed as the by-product of fat tissue. Hence, reducing fat tissue in the body leads to the reduction of Sweda. Fat tissue nourishes Asthi Dhatu. In cases of obesity, the channels between Meda Dhatu and bone tissues are blocked. So, Ayurvedic medicines also help to open up these channels, leading to the easy conversion of excess fat tissue into bone tissue. Ayurvedic medicines used for this are, Triphala Churna, Varanadi Kashayam, Varadi Kashayam, Ayaskriti etc.
Stress Management: Stress, fear, and anxiety lead to excessive sweating. So breathe slowly during anxiety and panic attacks, practice pranayama, and apply a few drops of Brahmi oil or Ksheerabala oil on the scalp.