Health Tip’s

Health Tip’s

These are some general health tips recommended by Ayurveda:

  • When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
  • Taking heavy meals in short durations without earlier meals properly digested produces toxins (AMA).
  • Kala Viruddha (Time against): Intake of cold and dry substances in winter, Pungent and hot substances in summer.
  • Combination of fruit salad, milk & banana should be avoided.
  • One should not take fish along with milk because this combination is Abhishyandi (great obstructer for channels), it vitiates blood.
  • Using Yoghurt with Milk, Fish with Milk, ACHAR (Pickle) with Milk, Honey with Ghee (Butter) are some VIRUDHA AHARA (in competent food) if taken together, they produce a lot of toxins in our body.
  • Taking fish and cheese preparations along with alcohol, this is a deadly combination and can easily lead to skin diseases, because fish with milk products like cheese are contraindicated.
  • Drinking cold water after taking hot tea or coffee is bad (virudha).
  • Consuming Curd at night is not advised – Intake of curd at night can block the body channels which in turn can disrupt digestion.
  • Health Care During Rainy Season : Do-take Honey with Food.(Don’t heat honey),Sour and salty tastes, Eat old rice,wheat barly,use Boiled water for Drinking. Don’t take the foods which are heavy,Preserved food items and Fruits in Excess. Life style to be adopted -Take proper Ayurvedic Health Care &Detoxification of Pitta. Avoid-Sleeping in day time &heavy Exercise.
  • Sleep on time: Wake up early, preferably before sunrise. A good night sleep can help to start a day with a fresh and clear mind.
  • Drink lots of water: Drinking water is advantageous in every way. It assists metabolism and digestion, prevents constipation and the accumulation of waste products (ama) in the body, keeps away diseases and even helps in keeping the skin clear of acne and pimples.
  • Wash your face often: Wash your face with water many times a day to remove dirt and grime, prevent the occurrence of pimples and acne and get a refreshed feeling.
  • Take an oil massage: Massage your body with oil before bath which will rejuvenate you, reduce fatigue and prevent dry skin. Massaging the scalp with oil can prevent dandruff, graying and hair fall, enhance mental alertness and so on.
  • Exercise regularly: There is no doubt as to the benefits of a regular exercise routine. Practicing Yoga and meditation can make your body immune to diseases, give your mind the capability to concentrate and ward off stress, lose unnecessary fat, give the body flexibility and suppleness.
  • Follow proper hygiene: Cleanliness is very important to preserve health. Bath twice a day, keep your hair and nails clean and wear only clean clothes. Wash your face, hands and legs after going out.
  • Watch out for negative vibes: Try to keep your mind clear of negative thoughts and emotions such as anger, jealousy, depression, greed, hatred, sadness etc. Saying a prayer can help- in the morning, at dusk, before having your meals and before going to bed. Avoid speaking ill of others and always keep your mind at ease by engaging in things that you like and enjoy.
  • Mind what you eat: Eat fresh and wholesome food and follow healthy eating habits. Food should be well cooked, preferably at home and should be had in a peaceful and calm environment.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: According to Ayurveda, both obesity and emaciation (Under weight) are dangerous. So always follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and maintain a weight as per your BMI.
  • For an undisturbed sleep: Drink a glass of warm milk before going to bed. This will help you sleep peacefully. Also isolate your mind from all stressful and worrisome thoughts before going to bed.
  • A wholesome and balanced diet can maintain health and nourish the Dhatus.
  • Milk and ghee are considered to have good rejuvenative powers.
  • Pranayama is a breathing exercise that can bring about a wonderful feeling of consciousness.
  • Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
  • Ayurveda is known to be one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world; Ayurveda originated in India about five thousand years ago. Charaka, the renowned physician and propagator of Ayurveda, is known to be the Father of Anatomy. Dhanvantari is considered to be the God of Ayurvedic Medicine. Susrutha is the first known surgeon in the world and the father of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Yogic Approach to Back Pain

Yogic Approach to Back Pain

Suffering from back pain? Yoga can help.

Each year, millions suffer from debilitating back pain. Despite Western medicine’s phenomenal advances and powerful technology, two of the most commonly prescribed solutions—painkillers and surgery—do little to address the underlying causes of pain and can potentially cause side effects.

In truth, a one-size-fits-all solution is impossible given that the causes and manifestations of pain—arthritis, strained ligaments, scoliosis, and herniated disks, to name a few—vary widely.

But as many practitioners can attest, yoga can offer effective healing that’s relatively free of side effects. The key is to proceed with caution and be willing to treat your healing as a process. It will likely take time and perseverance to find a treatment program that is helpful. Here’s how I suggest you get started.

Rule Out Serious Causes

While potentially life-threatening causes of back pain, such as cancer, infections, and rupturing aortic aneurysms, are a lot less common than muscle spasms and sciatica, you should check with your health care practitioner to make sure it’s safe for you to practice yoga as part of your healing program—especially if you are over 50 or if you have worrisome symptoms like fever or unexplained weight loss.

Treat the Initial Injury With Caution

When tissues are acutely inflamed or when you’re feeling a lot of pain, it’s important to proceed slowly. Aggressively working to improve strength or flexibility at this stage can backfire, causing even more pain, inflammation, and injury. However, studies have shown that strict bed rest causes more harm than good. Try breathing exercises and a gentle asana practice as soon as the first day of pain.

Find an Experienced Teacher

Back problems are complex, so it’s important to find a teacher with adequate training and as much experience as possible. A yoga therapist not only will suggest exercises but will be able to create a unique and personalized program that’s appropriate for your levels of fitness, strength, and flexibility as well as your medical condition. By observing your practice and tracking how your body responds, he or she can gauge which elements are likely to be helpful and determine whether modifications are necessary.

Balance Strengthening With Stretching

Doctors often prescribe stomach crunches to prevent future episodes of back pain. From a yogic perspective, such an approach is imprecise. Indeed, doing too many stomach crunches or other ab exercises can increase tightness in the hip flexors, like the psoas, potentially exacerbating back problems. The yogic approach is to determine which muscles need strengthening and which ones need stretching and to design a program to address those specific needs.

Make Yoga Your Ally, Not Your Enemy

Avoid poses that could make the problem worse. If you have a lumbar disk problem, be careful with forward bends, particularly those that include a twist, like Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose). Also take care during transitions, when attention tends to wane: Avoid sudden changes of position and try stepping rather than jumping into poses.

Consider Psychological Causes

While I don’t believe that stress, anger, and other emotions are typically the sole cause of back pain, they can play a role. Psychotherapy as well as yogic tools such as svadhyaya (self-study) and meditation may help.

In the Yoga Sutra (II.16), Patanjali taught that future suffering can be avoided. When applied appropriately and intelligently, yoga not only can help you recover from back pain, it may prevent it from recurring.

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam

– Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam  is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of  Vata disorders causing neuro muscular pains, sciatica, spondylosis, paralysis etc. This oil is also available in capsule form.

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam uses:

It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It is used in arthritis, sciatica, myalgia, spondylosis, etc.

It is used in pain due to neurological origin – neuralgia.

This oil on oral intake in form of Ksheerabala 101 capsule is believed to bring about nerve regeneration

It is used in all types of arthritis – RA, Osteo-arthritis and gout.

It brings about rejuvenation, nourishing in nature and improves quality of voice.

How to use Ksheerabala Thailam?

It is used for massage (non oral intake usually processed only once oil), Ayurvedic enema therapy, Dhara, Seka etc.

It is also used for mouth gargling, oil pulling, nasya therapy (nasal instillation of drops) etc.

Dosage: 

Ksheerabala 101 (Capsule) : For oral intake; the usual dose is 2 capsule 2 times a day before food. It is usually administered along with hot water, which helps in quick absorption.

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam : If it is plain oil  and indicated for oral intake, it is given in a dose of 5 – 10 drops once or twice a day, usually before food. Patient is asked to drink a glass of warm water following the oil.

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam side effects:

  • There are no known side effects of this oil on external application.
  • People with high cholesterol and BP should take extra precaution while taking this medicine, orally.
  • Frozen food should be avoided soon after, or before taking this, orally.
  • Hot water should be taken after taking this.
  • Overdosage may lead to indigestion.
  • It can be given to pregnant mother or children, under medical supervision. 

Ksheerabala oil ingredients:

Ksheerbala 101 is the oil, which is processed for 101 times. Usually it is used only for internal administration.

Ksheerabala taila – name suggests that it is processed only for one time. Usually this oil is used for external application, as in massage, Panchakarma treatment (enema) etc.  However, this version of the oil can also e taken internally.

  • Ksheera means cow milk
  • Bala means an herb called Sida cordifolia
  • Taila means – sesame oil

The oil is formulated as follows –

  • Bala – Sida cordifolia 10 grams
  • Bala – water decoction – 160 ml
  • Ksheera – Milk – 160 ml
  • Taila – Sesame oil – 40 ml

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Vatarakta Chikitsa 22/45-46

Expiry date: 3 years from the date of manufacture. Once you open the seal, it is better to use it within an year.

Shelf life of capsule – 2 years

Manufacturers: Swadeshi, Nagarjuna, Kottakkal

Ginger – Healing Properties

Ginger – Healing Properties 

Ginger is probably one of the world’s favorite medicines and cooking ingredients. A perennial herb native to China and India, ginger root has been used for centuries in Asian cooking and for its therapeutic properties. Its many different varieties are cultivated throughout Asia, Australia, South America, Jamaica and the U.S. Its delicate green leaves, resembling baby spinach, can be eaten in salads, but the roots of the plant, called rhizomes, are where the benefits of ginger root lie.

Aids in Digestion – Ginger is perhaps the best herb for digestion. It helps break down proteins to rid the stomach and intestines of gas. It also aids in the digestion of fatty foods.

Alleviates High Blood Pressure – Ginger’s warming quality improves and stimulates circulation and relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels, facilitating the flow of blood throughout the body.

Treats Nausea and Morning Sickness – Ginger has been widely shown to prevent as well as treat motion sickness, relax the stomach and relieve the feeling of nausea.

Lowers LDL Cholesterol – Studies demonstrate that ginger can lower cholesterol levels by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver. Its extract can help reduce the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the body, reducing the risk of developing heart disease.

Using Ginger

Whenever possible, choose fresh ginger over the dried form of the spice since it is not only superior in flavor but contains higher levels of gingerol as well as ginger’s active protease (its anti-inflammatory compound). Fresh ginger root is sold in the produce section of markets. When purchasing fresh ginger root, look for a root with a firm, smooth skin, free of mold and as few twists and joints as possible. If it is wrinkled, it is drying out and will be woody inside.

Ginger is generally available in two forms, either young or mature. Mature ginger, the more widely available type, has a tough skin that requires peeling while young ginger, usually only available in Asian markets, does not need to be peeled. To remove the skin from fresh mature ginger, peel with a paring knife. The ginger can then be sliced, minced or julienne. The taste that ginger imparts to a dish depends upon when it is added during the cooking process. Added at the beginning, it will lend a subtler effect.

By combining the complementary flavors of sweet ginger with the pungency of garlic not only adds a wonderful taste, their anti-viral qualities are an excellent cure for colds and flu.

Brewed as a tea, it induces sweating, which helps fevers run their course. It also tones and helps boost the immune system. For a cup of fresh ginger tea, steep about five or six thin slices of ginger root to hot water. Add lemon and sweetener if desired. Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator in an airy container for up to three weeks if it is left unpeeled. Stored unpeeled in the freezer, it will keep for up to six months.

Why does Ayurveda have so many restrictions, & Allopathy does not

Why is Nidana Parivarjana so important?

Imagine a person who has been smoking cigarettes for several years, and they have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer. The person obviously has to stop smoking in order for any treatment to be effective.

In the same way, the diet and lifestyle advice that is complementary to Ayurvedic treatment must be followed to get the best results. In many cases, especially in the very early stages of disease, removing the cause is enough to begin the process of healing.

 

Why does Ayurveda have so many restrictions, and Allopathy does not?

One of the major differences between Ayurveda and Allopathy is that Ayurveda usually works to resolve the root cause of disease. This root cause is often due to disease-causing factors which can be avoided with diet and lifestyle adjustments. At first, these adjustments may appear to be restrictive – but they are actually health-promoting measures which you can easily adapt to your daily routine.

Allopathy, on the other hand, tends to use symptomatic treatment. This puts most people under the false assumption that just because the symptom is gone, the disease is also gone. Dietary and lifestyle adjustments which maintain one’s natural balance are usually not considered as important factors for disease in Allopathy.

For example, in fever, Allopathic medicines trick the body’s natural thermostat, causing an instant reduction in temperature. Conversely, in Ayurveda, the medicines and treatment protocols work to aid the body in breaking down the causative factor for the fever. With the Allopathic approach, the fever generally returns as soon as the drugs wear off. But with the Ayurvedic approach, the body becomes stronger and more capable of regaining health.

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes

Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes

 

INTRODUCTION:
All pramehas change into diabetes in the absence of proper treatment. In diabetes the patient passes urine which is as sweet as honey and his body also becomes sweet. That is why it and other Pramehas endowed with these symptoms are called Madhumeha.

In Ayurveda, the main reason of diabetes is believed to be Vayu. When Vata gets aggravated and Oja flows out through urine, the condition is called diabetes. Usually diabetes occurs during the old age when all the Dhatus go on weakening day by day.

3000 years ago Acharyas Charak and Sushruta had discovered the passing of sugar in urine due to excessive blood sugar. The scientific method of estimating the blood sugar and urinary sugar given in the Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita are unique. Acharya Sushruta describes the colour of the urine of the diabetic as honey – like and Acharya Charaka examines the urine of a diabetic with ants.

“Madhuryachcha tanoratah evam makshikopasarpena sharira madhuryam.”
By just observing the colour, ants and flies, they concluded the presence of sugar in urine and blood without performing any laboratory test.
MAIN CAUSES OF THE DISEASE:
This occurs mostly to rich people than the poor, to fat persons in comparison with the lean, to mental workers in comparison with the manual labourers, to sedentary toilers, to those who sleep during the day, to those who take curds, meat, milk, cream, sweetmeats and heavy diets, to men in comparison with women, to persons of medium age and old people (40-60 years). People with a strong history of diabetic parents and chronic alcoholics, are the people with an increasing risk of diabetes.

SYMPTOMS:
Over thirstiness, excessive appetite, frequent urination to which ants are attracted, dryness of throat, weakness, worry, roughness in the skin are the symptoms of diabetes. Constipation, bleeding of gums, itching all over the body, swelling in the legs, unexplained weight loss or weight gain, repeated respiratory infections, are also the chief symptoms. Women develop itching in their genitals.

COMPLICATIONS OF LONG STANDING DIABETES:
Diabetes should be managed early in its course. The earlier the better. Inadequately treated diabetes can cause in the long run, complications involving symptoms over the whole body, viz.
Brain and Nerves: Strokes and neuritis.
Kidneys: Chronic renal failure.
Eyes: Premature cataracts and diabetic retinal involvement.
Skin: Recurrent skin infections.
Pregnancy: It can have detrimental effects on the mother as well as the child.
Usually, the complications of long standing diabetes are not seen while the patient is under Ayurvedic treatment.

ROUTINE TESTS REQUIRED FOR A DIABETIC:

  • Urine Analysis.
  • Kidney Function tests.
  • Lipid profile.
  • Eye check up.
  • 2D Echo Cardiogram.
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin%

All these are to be done once a year apart from monthly blood sugar analysis.

TREATMENT FOR DIABETES:
Panchakarma procedures like Abhyanga, Swedana, Mashapinda Sweda, Shirodhara, Shirobasthi, Kayaseka are proved to be beneficial in the long run.

OUR AYURVEDIC APPROACH:
Ayurvedic treatment differs from person to person. In the beginning, medicine is given according to the personal criteria. After monitoring the blood sugar level in the stipulated time, maximum dosage of the medicine is given. Medicine is continued until blood sugar level comes to normal. It is the turning point. From then onwards, gradually the dosage of the medicine is reduced. Then either patient will be maintained in minimal dosage or without the medicine! This kind of approach gives hopes to diabetics where there is a possibility of stopping the medicine totally. Moreover, other medicines for constipation, drug induced hyper acidity, general debility, sleeplessness etc. are not at all needed. Complications such as sudden hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic shocks are extremely rare. Complications of long standing diabetes are uncommon while the patient is taking Ayurvedic treatment.

DIET:
The patients have to effect certain changes in their food. Dietary therapy in diabetes needs to be evaluated for individual needs depending upon the patient’s activities, his weight, work status etc. Till the disease in completely cured, they should not take excessive carbohydrates, proteins, fats and sugar. Generalizations like “no sugar” or “no rice” are not the correct way of dietary therapy. Your doctor is the only person who can advise you about your diet. Use of alkaline substances is rendered indispensable in order to equalize the increased percentage of blood sugar. The following substances provide the necessary alkalis: Green vegetables, dry fruits, fresh fruits, sprouted Moong, ‘Ragi’, Chana etc. are to be taken daily.

SOME HOUSEHOLD REMEDIES:

One can try any one or two of the following home remedies. But kindly monitor your blood sugar levels.

  • Take 3gm. Triphala powder with 0.5gm. Shilajith.
  • Take 2 spoonful of turmeric juice or 2gm. turmeric powder twice a day with water.
  • Take Gudmar leaf powdered 2gm. twice with honey.
  • Bitter guard: It is grated and 2 tsp in ½ glass of water, soaked for about an hour or so and is taken on empty stomach in the morning and also in the evening. During off-season of this vegetable, powder of sun dried and stored seeds of bitter gourd is taken either with water in the morning and evening or with boiled rice in both meals.
  • One teaspoon of Methi seed powder is effective and is to be taken daily in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Tender Neem leaves may be chewed raw in the morning followed by a glass of water.
  • Neem leaves roasted dry, may also be taken by the patient after grinding them.
  • Jambun seeds are finely powdered and one teaspoon be consumed daily with a glass of water in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Also finely ground green leaves of Jambun (10 leaves approx.) are given in the morning with water for only 10 days.
  • Guava leaves 125 gm are soaked in water overnight and strained and drunk in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Mango leaves (sheded ones and not plucked) are finely ground and a dose of 2 gm. is taken both in the morning as well as in the evening with water. Treatment is to be continued for two weeks. Also plucked fresh green mango leaves and boiled in ½ Litre of water till reduced to ¼th. The decoction is strained and taken in the morning and evening.
  • Bael leaves are effective in controlling diabetes and are taken in various combination as under:
  • Five leaves of Bael, Neem and Tulasi each with 5 pepper and a few Gudannar leaves are ground into fine paste and made into small pills and taken daily in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Bael leaves by themselves, also serve as medicine. Bael is quite efficacious in bringing down blood sugar level. 10gm. Bael leaves to be grounded and taken every morning on empty stomach for 7 days.
  • Bay leaf (Tejapatra) powder, taken after lunch is highly effective.
  • Four white Sadabahar flowers boiled in water into decoction and taken once daily for 7 days.
  • Amla (gooseberry) juice extracted from fresh fruits and mixed with honey is given twice a day.
  • Bengal gram (Besan) flour is mixed with barley flour and made into Chapatis. These are given to the patient instead of wheat flour Chapatis.


FOLLOWING YOGASANA AND PRANAYAMA ARE USEFUL IN DIABETES:

Sarpasana, Suryanamaskara, Pashchimottanasana, Janushirshasana, Suptavajrasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Mayoorasana, Chakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana and sheershasana.
Nadi Shodhan Pranayama, Uddiyan Bandha and Internal Kumbhaka are also useful to diabetics.
Regular Yogasana and Pranayama helps in better glucose utilization and reduce the requirement of drugs. It also helps in maintaining optimum weight.
Apart from this, after the practice of Kunjal and Neti for one month, Shankha Prakshalan is required at once. This should be undertaken at an interval of one month four times.
If diabetics practice the above Asanas and meticulously follow the rules of eating, they would derive maximum benefits from the medicines.

SUGGESTIONS:

  • Follow the diet, daily and seasonal regimen as advised by the doctor. “First diet, then drugs”.
  • Follow the Yogasanas and pranayama prescribed by the doctor.
  • Take your medication in prescribed doses at prescribed timings.
  • If you feel a sudden ravenous appetite, trembling, sweating, palpitation, restlessness, then you must be suffering from hypoglycaemia i.e. a sudden drop in blood sugar. Immediately take half a glass of water with 3 to 4 teaspoons of glucose in it.
  • If a diabetic lapses into unconsciousness take him to hospital immediately.
  • If any change is observed in the body structure or function, bring it to the notice of your doctor.

Benefits of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Treatment Thakra Dhara

Ayurveda Treatment Thakra Dhara

Benefits of Ayurveda are many:

  • The Ayurvedic approach to an illness is holistic and therefore after an Ayurvedic treatment a person will find an improvement in their physical, mental and psychological conditions.
  • The ingredients used in Ayurvedic medicines are mostly derived from herbs, plants, flowers, fruits etc. making it a remedy close to nature.
  • There are practically no side effects for Ayurvedic medicine.
  • Ayurveda has been found to be an effective cure for many chronic diseases.
  • An Ayurveda treatment can bring about wellness to the entire body and will be in effect for a longer time than Allopathic treatment.
  • Ayurveda not only helps in treating diseases but also in preventing the occurrence of diseases.
  • Ayurveda gives guidelines on how to keep away diseases by means of simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
  • Ayurvedic medicines are good even for healthy people since they are restorative in nature and helps in nourishing the body and enhancing mental ability.
  • Ayurvedic treatment and medicines are comparatively cheaper than other systems of medicine.
  • Ayurveda recommends readily available herbs and spices for minor ailments.
  • Ayurvedic therapies can give relief from stress and rejuvenating the body.

Takra dhara:

Description:
Takra dhara is a form of shirodhara, an Ayurvedic treatment method which involves continuous flow of medicated butter milk to the centre of forehead continuously for up to an hour a day. The process can last from 7 to 21 days. It is a cure for vata predominant diseases, relieves tension and cures certain types of skin diseases. Takra means butter milk,  what they do here is boil milk and medicines and add little curd keep it over night, it is then churned and shirodhara is done with that buttermilk. It is very cooling and very effective in skin diseases, like psoriasis.

 

Ayurvedic treatment [Chikitsaa]

Ayurvedic treatment [Chikitsaa] does not mean suppressing the main symptoms and creating some new ones as side effects of the main treatment. It is to remove the root cause and give permanent relief.

There are four main classifications of management of disease in Ayurveda: shodan, or cleansing; shaman or palliation; rasayana, or rejuvenation; and satvajaya, or mental hygiene.

The treatment mainly comprises of powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils etc. prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Because the medicines are from natural sources and not synthetic, they are accepted and assimilated in the body without creating any side effects and on the other hand, there may be some side benefits.

Along with medicine, proper diet, exercise and living style is also advised. This is equally important. If we are taking a medicine to remove the root cause and at the same time we are taking some food or following a life style which is increasing the cause of disease, then we may not get well or will be getting less relief. In addition to these Panch Karma and Yoga therapy can be very safely used to promote good health, prevent diseases and acquire longevity.

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