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Ayurveda And All - May 2004 issue

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Asthma: Comparison between modern and ayurvedic approach.
The incidence of asthma is on the rise owing to the increasing levels of pollution and changing life-styles. Ayurveda being a holistic system of medicine advocates simple methods for prevention and treatment that can help cure this most prevalent disease of today.
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Ayurveda History
Ayurveda the science of life, prevention and longevity is the oldest and most holistic or comprehensive medical system available. It was placed in written form over 2,000 years ago in India, it is said to be a world medicine.
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Premenstrual syndrome in women and its treatment
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.
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Ayurvedic cure for bed-wetting in children
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. This article gives ayurvedic treatment for bedwetting in children.
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Medicinal uses of aamla
The therapeutic use of plants in different diseases is a practice since ancient period. Most of the medicines are directly or indirectly derived from plant source. Aamla is one of the important medicinal plants which is now extensively used in clinical medicine.
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As the rainy season proceeds cholera makes its way into our houses. Cholera is one of the most severe diseases of the intestines and infects small intestines. Ayurvedic remedies can help treat cholera. Mentioned are a few remedies that can be taken if down with cholera.
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Ayurveda and skin: beauty tips
In this era it seems probably every body wants to look good leave apart whether it is a boy or a girl. In past few years ayurveda has manifested and grown deep roots in field of cosmetics and beauty.
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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 maintenance of normal health.
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Health Tourism
Kerala is the only place in the world where Ayurveda, the ancient form of science and the holistic system of medicine based on nature is practiced to perfection. The state's equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative programmes. The article explores this beautiful state with a mention of some renowned ayurvedic centres in the state.
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Importance of water baths, sun baths and sand baths
In spite of the tremendous progress made by the modern medical system in its various fields, it has failed to solve all the problems of health with which human life is faced. In relation to regimental therapy water baths, sun baths and sand baths are the important methods to be adopted by old physicians since long time.
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The origin of Reiki
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.
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Benefits of fasting
Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature's ancient, universal "remedy" for many problems. Ayurveda has set in few guidelines to maintain health. Of these guidelines one is fasting.
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Healthy cooking
The foods we eat can influence the Gunas in our being. The science of Ayurvedic Medicine focuses on this. The article is an introduction to some of the foods, which correspond with the Gunas.
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Reader's Queries >> Page 10
Book Review >> Page 56
Product Watch >> Page 58



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