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Eye Care during Monsoons
Monsoon brings with it a host of infections that affect the eyes and causes pain and discomfort. As we read along let’s identify some common ailments, find out how to address them and then some general eye care tips for the monsoons.
 
Cool Yourself this Summer
Summer is here which is a pitta season so you need to balance pitta in this hot weather. It’s important to stay cool and hydrated to help prevent summer breakouts and rashes. Here are a few Ayurvedic tips to stay cool naturally and healthfully.
 
Health Benefits of Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is an Australian evergreen tree. The therapeutic effect of eucalyptus leaves was first realized by the aboriginal people of Australia. It became a traditional remedy that cured diseases. It is used by people throughout the world in the form of pills, inhalers, ointments and salves for a variety of ailments. Eucalyptus aids in the treatment of colds, flu, bronchitis, chest congestion, respiratory infections and pneumonia. Eucalyptus leaves are a potent antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent and often used externally in the treatment of small cuts, wounds, burns, sores and ulcers.
 
The Secret to Weight Management
Fad diets or crash diets may produce short term results in losing weight but over a long period of time they are hard to follow and bring more harm than good. Instead follow a healthy, nutritious diet to loose weight and do not fall prey to these so called fad diets.
 
Facts About Food Allergy
Your diet provides the nutrition you need at every life stage for body function and day-to-day health. Wrong foods can diminish productivity and create stress. We can manage our work and thus our lives better and save ourselves from stress by paying altention to our diet.
 
Vegetarian and Vegan Eating
Following a balanced vegetarian and vegan diet can be a wonderful and healthy way of eating. These popular styles of eating, if carried out correctly, can have many benefits for both the animal world and human health.
 
Benefits of Healthy Diet
If you want to be healthy and alive, you have to get foods with life of their own into your body. By choosing the best fuel for the body, you can promote dramatic improvement in energy level and a generally enhanced sense of well being. The following are rules for the journey towards health and a vibrant life.
 
Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic progressive disorder, which has no known cure. Ayurveda has much to offer to patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease in the form of medicines, dieting and lifestyle changes and rejuvenation therapies.
 
Salt - How Much do we Know?
The amount of sodium required depends on the individual’s ideal body weight and is equivalent to 1 mmol per kilogram per day. For instance, for a man of 176 cms height and 70kgs of ideal body weight, 70 mmol of sodium per day is the recommended dietary sodium.
 
Emotional Secrets in Musical Constructs
Right from the days of Plato, music is known for its healing role, though only of late – from the world war aftermaths, music has turned into an exclusive discipline called ‘music therapy’. When we talk of emotion, we all know that music may sound joyful, sad or angry depending on its contents and tempo. For the purpose of this article, we would analyse the sadness in a musical structure.
 
Understand Thyroid – A Functional Myriad, and Clear Skepticism on Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Disease is a hidden epidemic and arguably, among the commonest endocrine disorders worldwide. An estimated 108 million people in India suffer from endocrine and metabolic disorders among which 42 million people suffer from thyroid diseases. Early diagnosis and treatment remains the cornerstone of management.
 
Understanding Gout (Vatarakta)
Gout is an inflammatory response to the deposition of MSUM crystals in the soft tissues of the joints manifesting as acute arthritis, synovitis, tophaceous deposits, renal disease and hypertension. Hyperuricaemia (Serum uric acid concentration greater than 7.0 mg/dl in males and 6.0 mg/dl in females) is the major determinant of risk of developing gout. This is a brief presentation on gout and its Ayurvedic management.
 
Sugarcane for Instant Energy
Cane juice is a natural high-energy drink, which makes it a healthy alternative to refined sugar added drinks. The health and nutrition benefits that result from consuming sugarcane, in the raw form as well as in the form of juice, have been listed below.
 
Effects of Pranayama - Physiological Aspect
“Pranayama is control of Breath”. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind.
 
Physiotherapy - Medical Science - The Physical Way
Physiotherapy includes examination, treatment, advice and instruction to any person preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder/disability, healing and pain from injury. Diseases, physical and mental condition using physical agents, activities and devices including exercises, mobilisation, manipulation and electrotherapy for diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Because of many years of successful use of physical agents under different classifications, the physiotherapists, physiologists and recent development in the science of physics and various branches of medicine has made it possible to develop a sound scientific basis for physiotherapy.
 
Leucorrhoea/Shvet Pradar
Leucorrhoea, also known as white discharge, refers to the whitish discharge from the female genitals. It is an abnormal condition of the reproductive organs of women. Leucorrhoea is not a disease but a symptom of lot many other diseases. Ayurveda prescribes symptomatic treatment for this condition.
 
Eating Out Sensibly
Food is a basic requirement and healthy food is a necessity. Good food requires a lot of planning and consideration, especially when eaten outside home. There are many restaurants that provide good food, but only a few offer healthy food. Here are a few tips on how you can eat out in a healthier and a more sensible manner.
 
Tomato
The tomato is one of the most important "protective foods" both because of tits special nutritive value and also because of its widespread production. It is the world,s largest vegetabel crop after potato and sweet potato, but it tops the list of canned vegetables. Tomatoes are used for soup, salad, pickles, ketchup, puree, sauses and in many other ways.
 
Curing Anaemia
The body of an adult normally contains about 1200g of calcium. At least 99% of this is present in the skeleton, where calcium salts, held in cellular matrix, provide the hard structure of bones and teeth.
 
Reiki: A Blessed Science
Reiki is a simple and effortless physical and mental practice, which helps you heal the layers of stress and tension and enables you to balance yourself by controlling your emotions, anger and passions. Reiki helps you achieve your objectives without the accompanying stress and tension. Reiki creates the harmony between the vibrations of men within the material resources and the cosmic vibrations outside.
 
The Seven Chakras and Reiki
The major Chakras not only control and energise the vital organs of the body but also control and affect a person's psychological and spiritual conditions. An imbalance or malfunctioning of any of these chakras causes various disorders. The higher chakra controls the one lower to it starting from the root chakra. Through Reiki one can balance the imbalances of chakras and also attain the highest spiritual levels.
 
Bed Wetting - Enuresis
Ayurveda is not a science dealing only with drugs and more a "way of life". Thus ayurveda forms a very good mode of treatment for children’s ailments.
 
Mud Bath
Mud bathing is a very simple, inexpensive and true holistic approach to preventing and combating many diseases and ailments while promoting a general feeling of well-being.
 
Nav Jat Shishu Kamla (Neonatal Jaundice) and its Ayurvedic Treatment
Jaundice in newborns is a fairly common condition which is generally not serious. At times it can become serious, therefore it is important to know the signs when jaundice takes a serious turn in a baby.
 
Ayurvedic Cooking Fundas
Nutrition plays a very important role in keeping balance. An appropriate ayurvedic diet should be co-ordinated to the basic constitution, area, season, time of the day and the state of health.
 
The Life of Mikao Usui
Reiki was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, who set out on his path of spirituality after he experienced visions of — and instruction from — Mahavairocana Buddha, the Great Central Buddha. Determined to find answers to his questions about his vision, Usui eventually met a Shingon Bonze, who recognized Usui’s tremendous spiritual potential and took him on as a student. After years of work and meditation, Usui recieved enlightenment while he was meditating at hsi favourite spot at Mt. Kurama.
 
Cholera
Cholera is a common disease that occurs in summers and rainy seaosn. Below is given the ayurvedic treatment for its prevention and cure.
 
Non Suppressible Urges
All the urges somehow depict physiological action of the body. And if any of these is suppressed, then there is birth of pathology.
 
Home Remedies
Many a common conditions can be treated at home with some home based remedies. Here are a few common conditions treated with home remedies.
 
Home Remedies
Many a common conditions can be treated at home with some home based remedies. Here are a few common conditions treated with home remedies.
 
Home Remedies
Many a common conditions can be treated at home with some home based remedies. Here are a few common conditions treated with home remedies.
 
Benefits of Fasting
Fasting in a larger context, means to abstain from that which is toxic to mind, body, and soul. A way to understand this is that fasting is the elimination of physical, emotional, and mental toxins from our body.
 
Live Better Through Ayurveda
Learning and relearning are the basics to practice of medicine in general and Ayurveda in particular. Ayurveda is not a pathy like Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy etc. but is the science and art of life, longevity and its maintenance. Ayurveda has laid down some guidelines on the basic of which humans could live happily through all four stages of life (Chaturasham).
 
Magic of the Poles
Each cell acts as an electro-magnetic unit producing its own magnetic field. During health, cells vibrate with their own characteristic electromagnetic frequency. Bioelectromagnetic therapy helps to restore health by helping cells regain their natural electromagnetic frequency.
 
Sunbath
In ancient Rome Heliotherapy or rays of the sun and their various colors were used to remedy several diseases and ailments. The use of rays of sun to cure diseases is called Heliotherapy. Helio means sun and pathy means system of cure. Through sun bathing one can effect a cure without having to resort to medicines. But unfortunately humans are failing to benefit from this science.
 
Sun Tan
Prolonged exposure of the unprotected skin to the sun’s rays results in severe and painful burning. The body is well equipped with defenses against the sun and burning.
 
Absentee Healing with Reiki
Absentee healing can be put to use when you cannot physically be with the person needing treatment, such as someone lying in hospital or living in a distant town. It is also a method which can immediately put to use when you are asked for treatment by letter or telephone.
 
Healing Yeast Infection with Ayurveda
Ayurveda considers yeast infection as mainly a kapha disorder where a woman has more of kapha and less of agni. Below are given the ways by which you can decrease ‘kapha’ and cure the infection.
 
The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
Aspartame sugar is the most widely accepted and so called safe sugar for diabetics and obese patients. Herein are enclosed references about the sweet taste that kills.
 
The Pippal Story
Pippal tree is considered sacred in our country. Besides the sacredness the, tree has many medicinal benefits. Read all about the Pippal story.
 
Kerala – God’s Own Country
Kerala is one of the most important centres for ayurveda. People not only from India but also all once the world make kerala their deotination for receiving ayurvedic treatment for all birds of ailments. The information given below gives an account on Kerala tourism and health destinations. We are grateful to the Department of Tourism, Kerala for providing us with the following information.
 
Healthy Cooking
The foods we eat can influence the Gunas in our being. The science of Ayurvedic Medicine focuses on this. The following is an introduction to some of the foods, which correspond with the Gunas.
 
Music Therapy: For Children, and the Elderly
While music is universally beneficial- as plants are reported to grow well and cows yielding more milk and the like, there appears a dire and urgent need for extending the beneficial effects of music to at least a selected few population groups.
 
Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a succulent herb from the Aloe family (with 400 different species). Its thick leaves contain the water supply for the plant to survive long periods of drought. These leaves have a high capacity of retaining the water also in very warm and dry climates.
 
Atisar - Diarrhea in children
Atisar (diarrhea) is a state in which there is excessive secretion of watery and loose stool. “Guden bahudravsarnamatisar:” Diarrhea is common in childhood with an average of 10-15 episodes in first five years.
 
Mother & Child Care
A Bird’s Eye View on the care of an Expectant Mother, a mother during Child Birth and the protective care of an Infant - Ayurvedic View Points.
 
Teething in children
Babies are born with an almost completely developed set of teeth hidden under their tiny gums. When teething, the teeth begin to erupt from under their gums. Proper care of teeth of your children is a hygienic essential and must be given due importance.
 
Lemon
The medicinal and curative properties of lemon are many. Here are some ways in which you may use lemon to treat certain ailments.
 
Hair Care
Throughout our lives we take a great deal of pride in our hair and are at pains to keep it looking good; unfortunately, in an attempt to do so, we often illtreat it. For instance, we brush and comb it harshly; wash, lacquer, curl, perm, bleach and dye it with strong chemicals.
 
Ayurvedic Help for Women at Menopause
The period of life when there is a permanent cessation of menstruation is known as menopause. It is one of the difficult times in a woman's life where she has to come to terms with many changes that take place in her body. Menopause is a physiological change in a woman's life, which is inevitable. Most of the women do not need any particular treatment and the phase passes on its own.
 
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease is a chronic joint disorder characterized by degeneration of joint cartilage and adjacent bone that can cause joint pain and stiffness. The most common of all joint disorders, affects men and women in equal ratio.
 
Ayurvedic Treatment for Constipation
The problem of constipation should be relieved as naturally as possible by dietary control, increased water intake and exercise. Ayurvedic system makes you aware of the natural ways to combat constipation.
 
Powerhouse of Nutrients-Almonds
Almonds have versatile qualities, are a tastier nut, rich in calcium, dietary fibre, protein, amino acids, vitamin E and are known to bring down cholesterol levels.
 
Nutraceuticals: Ayurveda’s
Nutraceuticals, often referred to as phytochemicals or functional foods, are natural bioactive materials that provide demonstrated physiological benefits or reduce the risk of chronic diseases, above and beyond their basic nutritional function.
 
How to Live Long?
To attain long life has been a longing fascination of the mankind. The ancient Indian philosophy, 'Jeevam Sharda Shatam', reveals that a man can live up to 100 years, This is possible if the strict stages of life like 'Brahamcharya', 'Grahastha', 'Vanprastha' and 'Sanyasa' are maintained in observing celibacy, confining to domestic duties, absenting from worldly desires and giving up the worldly life respectively.
 
Revisiting the Age-Old Concepts on 'Acid-Peptic-Disorders'
A brief description of acid peptic disorders with ayurvedic herbs that give relief. In ancient times, as the facilities did not exist to detect the exact location and presentation pattern of structure-functional disor- ders caused by excess acid secretion, the acid-peptic conditions were described under the titles of ‘Amla-pitta’, i.e., hyperacidity or chronic functional dyspepsia and the conditions where abdominal pain is predominant are termed as ‘Shoola’.
 
Ayurveda and Skin: Beauty Tips
Ayurveda has become renowned as an effective beauty treatment, being completely herbal, it is now being approached at more and more for beauty therapies.
 
Female Infertility-Vandhyatv
Failure to achieve conception by a couple of mature age, having normal coitus, during appropriate period of menstrual cycle, regularly, at least for one year is termed as infertility. It is due to the fault in either of the partners or both of them.
 
Diet for Anaemia
Anaemia is such a problem that can be benefited from the modification of the diet based on the cause of anaemia and the nutrient that is deficient. It is necessary to alter diet to pro vide the missing nutrients and thus improve the condition. Following are the foods that can be added to the diet of an anaemic patient to raise the haemoglobin level.
 
The Agony of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cure with Ayurveda
The pain that rheumatoid arthritis causes is immense which the patients suffering from this agonising discase can only feel. Ayurveda offers remedial measures for relief from the pain caused by this disease.
 
Importance and Effects of Water Baths, Sand Baths & Sun Baths
Some natural forms of treatment have proved more effective than any medicinal drugs. Among these natural aids are also water baths, sand baths and sun baths. Below are given the benefits of these in maintaining health.
 
Monsoons - A Respite But Also a Dread
Though monsoons come to bring a glee on everyone’s faces after the scorching summer heat but at the same time brings along a number of dreadful diseases.
 
Role of Vastu as Medicine for Health
By balance of 5 elements, 7 colour and 12 channels of Bio energy, Vastu can help a lot in prevention of disease and maintainenance of normal health.
 
Asthma: Comparison Between Modern and Ayurvedic Approach
Asthma is a frightening condition. It is a hypersensitivity reaction causing bronchospasm, swelling of the mucous membranes and increased bronchial mucous secretion leading to respiratory distress. Asthma is a reversible inflammatory airway disease. Ayurvedic treatment can help cure asthma and give relief during an asthmatic attack.
 
Medicinal Uses of Aamla (Emblica Officinalis) – A Review
Aamla is regarded as an important and sacred tree of Indian Hindu mythology. Aamla is one of the important medicinal plants which is now extensively used in clinical medicine.
 
Ayurvedic treatment for Premenstrual Syndrome
The best treatment for premenstrual syndrome in women is to get the whole body back to total health while treating the worst of symptoms. A good diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables should be taken. All stimulants including tea, salt, sugar and chocolate should be avoided.
 
Ayurveda - The Medicine of Gods
Ayurveda is the most ancient traditional system, which is said to have been revealed to mankind by gods. A brief history of this most complet system of medicine is in order.

 

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