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Five Reasons to Choose Alternative Healing Therapies

The modern world is leading a lifestyle which is prone to various diseases & ill-health conditions. This sedentary lifestyle is involved with eating a lot of junk food and much lesser locomotion. The results can be milder as acidity, bloating, joint stiffness, or harsher as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc. Let us go through some points on why to choose alternative healing therapies than the traditional holistic treatments: – The history of Ayurveda spans many thousands of years. The Indian culture is very much inclined to the Vedas, which are the Sanskrit relics existing from beyond the centuries. Out of the Vedas, Rig Veda and Atharva Veda have contributed to the creation of Ayurveda. Ayurveda believes in the self-healing power of the human body. It considers diseases as conditions occurring due to the underlying imbalance of the human body. Once these imbalances are restored, these diseases can be eliminated. – In … Continue reading “Five Reasons to Choose Alternative Healing Therapies”

Five Reasons to Choose Alternative Healing Therapies

Alternative therapies also known as Complementary medicine is any form of therapies or system of medicine other than Conventional Western Medicine. Naturopathy, Traditional medicine and other systems of medicine based on its own principles contribute Alternative therapies. Now let’s go through some points on why to choose alternative healing therapies. 1. Contemporary world is leading a lifestyle which is causing various diseases and ill- health conditions. This sedentary lifestyle is involved with eating a lot of junk food and much more stress. The results are always taxing ranging from tiredness, fogginess, increased irritability, irregular sleep to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, skin diseases, mental health issues, etc. Alternative therapies generally provide guidelines on diet and lifestyle to support healing which can be used solely or complementing the conventional medicine. 2. Many of the Alternative therapies are time tested. The history of Alternative therapies spans from hundreds to thousands of years. For example … Continue reading “Five Reasons to Choose Alternative Healing Therapies”

Ayurveda – Understanding The Treatment Methods

There are three basic groups of functional factors in every human being, as Ayurveda says. These Doshas, known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha, does the proper balancing of our body. They act as the forces helping the body for carrying out metabolism, growth, digestion and all functions in the cells, tissues, organs and the body whole! While Vata involves the internal movement, Pitta takes care of the metabolism including digestion, and Kapha maintains the structuring and lube of the body. According to the subtle dominance of these doshas, Ayurveda understands the individual difference of human beings as Ayurvedic body type. – Vata is a combination of ether and air. In balanced form, it helps to keep a balanced and flexible body and mind. The functions like breathing, locomotion, blinking, internal movements in cells, heartbeat, etc will be normal with a balanced Vata. Once out of balance, Vata initiates fearfulness, agitation, … Continue reading “Ayurveda – Understanding The Treatment Methods”

Pain Treatment with the Ayurveda

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is of three types; acute, chronic and cancer pains. Acute As the definition says it’s a very unpleasant experience affecting the quality of life and mental health. What Causes Pain? Most of the time pain is a symptom of a disease or a damage happening in the body. Pain happens when your body is hurt by injury or trauma, infection, inflammation and so on. Sometimes it could be coming by the compression of a nerve root and actual cause of pain can be away from the site of the pain. Sometimes some pains – especially chronic pain- stays even after the cause has been removed which is then considered as a disease rather than a symptom. Ayurveda says that always pain is associated with … Continue reading “Pain Treatment with the Ayurveda”

Balancing the Doshas: Ways & Tips

“You must find the place in yourself, where nothing is impossible” Dr Deepak Chopra Doshas: Prakruti and Vikruti There is a basic ratio of these three doshas for every human body, which is fixed from the time of birth. This ratio gives us our uniques body type. Ayurveda calls this ratio as “Prakruti”, which is a Sanskrit term for ‘Nature’. Whenever your doshas are affected by doet, lifestyle, weather or environmental factors, they get imbalanced. Imbalance of doshas is called “Vikruti” which is the Sanskrit for ‘Abnormality’. Let’s go through some aspects of diet and lifestyle to harmonize the doshas to stay balanced. Vata Vata responds quite quickly to stimulation. In balanced form, Vata helps to keep a balanced and flexible body and mind. A proper balance of vata can be attained through these steps: – Meditation, Yoga and sound sleep. – Eat warm, colourful and flavourful diet. – Give … Continue reading “Balancing the Doshas: Ways & Tips”

Ayurvedic Tips For a Healthy Skin

We all suffer some type of skin issues at some stages of life- ranging from itchy dry skin to a full blown dermatitis or eczema or psoriasis. It’s especially common in dry and cold seasons, children and after travel. Here we are discussing how to help your skin. For that first of all we need to know the causes. Common Causes of Skin Diseases:  An infection or a disease of skin, usually it comes from 1. Dry skin is the prime and most common reason for unhealthy skin. It becomes prominent during winter, change of seasons; end of summer and after migration from humid weather to comparatively dry weather. 2. Low immunity plays an important role in infections of skin and recurrences. 3. Poor digestion affects the nourishment of the body including skin and also results in low immunity. 4. Constipation results in the accumulation of waste in the system … Continue reading “Ayurvedic Tips For a Healthy Skin”

Holistic Approach to H Pylori infection: A Case Study

Ayurveda never stops to astonish me. I always observed that Ayurveda is especially good when it comes to digestive disorders and chronic diseases. Lots of the time I have seen improvement earlier than expected, but lately I saw documents to prove my experience. A case of H pylori infection was completely negative by treatment of one month (and after one month of no treatment period before going for the test). The counts changed from 2000 to less than 200. H pylori is a bacterium that affects mainly upper digestive tract. It affects more than 50% of the population. Even though it can remain symptomless sometimes, in vulnerable individuals it results into severe pain, discomfort and nausea. H pylori damages the mucosa of the gut and affects normal flora and results into ulcer formation. If left untreated it can lead to stomach cancer. Case 1: Women aged 26 diagnosed with H … Continue reading “Holistic Approach to H Pylori infection: A Case Study”

How to Prevent Flu?

The change of season from autumn to winter comes with a phase of cold, cough, fever, flu and respiratory infections for a lot. So most of us are wondering how to prevent flu! Some of us have tried vaccines without any big difference. So first of let’s understand why these infections are happening! This cold season is quite favourable for microbes to grow and multiply. When the bacteria or virus are abundant they are strong enough to attack us and result into infection. But if we are healthy and have good immunity, we can prevent the infection and kill the microbes. Saying that, as the change of season itself is demanding for the body-the body has to change different metabolism to different modes to suit the new weather- microbes find it quite easier to attack even a comparatively healthy individual. That is why it is important to boost our immunity … Continue reading “How to Prevent Flu?”

Ayurveda and Yoga

Yoga has become an essential part of global lifestyle where as Ayurveda has already proved its presence in global platforms. Even though many of us are aware that both of the practices come from India, only a few understands their relation. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India. All types of healing that prevailed in ancient India (that includes present day Pakistan and Bangladesh) by the beginning of Christian era developed into a well established system of health care known as Ayurveda. The aim of Ayurveda is to ensure (and get back to) health and prevent diseases. What is Yoga? Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices that prevailed in ancient India. Yoga includes stretches, postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Yoga aims at tuning of mind and body together so that you can attain incarnation. What do Yoga and Ayurveda have in common? As … Continue reading “Ayurveda and Yoga”

Menopause is not a pause at all !!!

Menopause is the natural process of the end of monthly menstruation. Usually this change is associated with a set of miserable symptoms lasting from six months to more than five years. As you approach menopause, the production of female hormones; estrogens and progesterone by ovaries vary bringing about changes in the menstruation. Your cycles may get longer, shorter or irregular with lighter, heavier or unpredictable bleeding, gradually leading to complete cessation of bleeding. You are clinically said to have menopause, if you had no bleeding in last 12 months (if you are after the age of 50). Before 50, to confirm menopause you need to have absence of menstruation for last 24 months. Assessing your hormones via blood tests usually helps to have an early understanding. Menstruation marks the end of reproductive years. Usually women reach menopause between the ages of 45 to 55, age of 51 being the most … Continue reading “Menopause is not a pause at all !!!”