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CURRENT ISSUE: Ayurveda And All - OCTOBER 2016

~ Woe with the Dengue Throe : Live Alert
~ Kriya Kala – Early Detection and Prevention from the Perspective of Ayurveda
~ Ayurveda for Anxiety
~ Concept of AMA in Ayurveda
~ Pudding Pipe Tree
~ Diet for Summers
~ Ayurveda for Women
~ Regular section
~ Home Remedies

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S E L E C T E D   A R T I C L E S

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.
 

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.
 

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?

Before you sprinkle a little salt on your next meal, learn the truth about how much salt you really need, how it can impact your health, and more. Read these surprising facts to improve your salt IQ and your overall health.
 

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’.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.
 

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. The bath is therapeutic, all natural, chemical free and rich in botanicals, vitamins, minerals and natural antibiotics.
 

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.

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.
 

Cholera

Cholera is a common disease that occurs in summers and rainy seaosn. Below is given the ayurvedic treatment for its prevention and cure.

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 is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature’s ancient, universal "remedy" for many problems. In ayurveda the main concept of ill health is "Ama" i.e. the toxins released in body due to indigestion. These toxins circulate all through the body producing harmful effects. Therefore ayurveda has set in few guidelines to maintain health.
 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.
 

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.

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.
 

Lemon

The medicinal and curative properties of lemon are many. Here are some ways in which you may use lemon to treat certain ailments.

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.
 

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.
 

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. Consumer’s demand for quality of life has fueled the 'nutraceutical revolution' and they are seeking complementary or alternative beneficial products. [More]
 

How to Live Long?

Ageing is a challenging biological phenomena. We are bound to experience several types of structural and functional changes at levels of organs (cellular or sub-cellular). There is a decrease in the level of enzymes, antibodies, hormones and post mitotic cells with increase in the age pigment, cross-linking and tensile strength of collagen. [More]

Revisiting the Age-Old Concepts on 'Acid-Peptic-Disorders'

A brief description of acid peptic disorders with ayurvedic herbs that give relief. [More]
 

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. [More]

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. [More]
 

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. [More]

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. [More]
 

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. [More]

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. [More]
 

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. [More]

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. [More]
 

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. [More]

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. [More]
 

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. [More]

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Ayurveda in Indian traditional system of health and healing is now being rediscovered all over the world. The Ayurvedic system shows us how body, mind and spirit interactions can be predicted, balanced and also improved to enable us to live gracefully, harmoniously and vigorously.

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