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Live Better Through Ayurveda

Dr. Debasis Khan MD (Ay), Dr. B.C. Jana MD (Ay) Phd.

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Regarding desires Charaka mentioned clearly and they are three in numler namely:
  • Pranaisana (life),
  • Dhanaisana (wealth) and
  • Paralokaisana (After life).
These desires or Esana of human will be solve by preventive (svasthavritta), Promotive (Rasayana & Vajikaran) and Curative (Roganut Chikitsa) measures.

Steps for better quality of life: Both quality and quantity can not stay side by side. Any compromise with quantity will definitely have an adverse effect on quality. Ayurveda is essentially a qualitative science, which is best on the systematic observation of physical, mental, s*x**l and social qualities of life in relation to age & s*x.

What is the definition of quality of life?

Quality of life refers to a life which is not afflicted by disease, productive, prosperous, endowed with youth, strength, virility, courage, reputation, beneficial to the other and society.

Explanation of Valuable ideas for better- physical, mental, s*x**l and social quality of life-

Physical Quality

Life begins with birth and ends in death i.e. from womb to tomb. so, care should be started from women, during pregnancy and in infancy pregnant lady urgant.
  • Regimen for Women, Pregnant, Infant & Children (Garbhini & Sisu-Parcharya):-
  • Marriage age: Aim of marriage is to give birth of a good progeny and not the enjoyment as per Ayurveda. Proper age for marriage in male 20-25 years and 16-20 years in female. This age of marriage can prevent many hereditary disorders.
  • Recommended age for S*x**l: indulgence to get a good healthy progeny s*x indulgence should be prohibited before 16 yrs. and after 70 years.
  • Care during menstrual period: Mode of living during menstruation like avoid day sleep, shedding of tears, massage, heavy meals, avoidance of Tikshna, katu and laban substance should always concentrate on thinking good or auspicious things. However, in today changed social structure it is not possible to observe these things strictly.
  • Care of Pregnant lady (Garbhine Paricharya): Total health care of a woman during pregnancy to give a healthy baby to a healthy mother is the objective. Health care refers to dietetics, mode of life, do and do not, Excess use of exercise and coitus, early detection of medical problems and their treatment.
  • Care during labour and management of new born: Today the labour or delivery has been changed i.e. delivery of child usually takes place in various institutions. Regarding management of new born includes procedure of bath of nconates, Raksakarma or measures adopted to protect the child against diseases. Feeding schedule, Br**st- feeding method, naming ceremony of the child etc.
  • Care of the infant and children: Refers to diet, mile stone of growth and development, toys, treatment as well as preventive measure of various illness etc.
  • Svasthvritta (Hygiene): It refers to health regimen (swastha = Health & Vritta = Regimen). It comprises of five subdivisions namely : daily regimen; night regimen, seasonal regimen, fasting & rules of diet etc.

    Daily Regimen (dinacharya) : Refers to daily hygienic life of an individual comprises of cleanliness, massage by oils, bathing and other measures.

    Night Regimen (Ratricharya) : Consists of light and wholesome diet, sleeping place sleep and enjoyment of s*x.

    Seasonal Regimen (Ritucharya) : Seasonal regimen related to diet and activity etc.

    Fasting (Laughan/ upavasa) : For promotion of digestive power, digestion, clearing of channels fasting are essential. Diseases due to abundance of Kapha, pitta, blood and excreta combined with ama etc.

    Rules of diet (Ahara bidhi) : It includes eight factors of dietary habit (nature, processing, combination, quantani, habitant time, Rules of diet and user); Prescribed method of eating habit (warm food, unctous proper quantity); bad habit of eating like eating of food before digestion, irregular eating non antagonistic, not too fast, not too slow and eat with full concentration.

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