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Ayurveda And All - February 2006 issue

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Ayurveda and Liver Care
The liver does an amazing amount of work in the body. The malfunctioning of liver can lead to a variety of problems. Below is an account of liver disorders with their Ayurvedic treatment.
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Nosey Disorders
Our nose is a part of the respiratory system and helps in the normal breathing process. Any affection of the nose can thus hamper our breathing. Nasal disorders range from a slight cold to allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, which produce symptoms such as running or a stuffy nose, post nasal drip, difficult breathing, sneezing etc. A brief overview on common nasal disorders and their management with ayurvedic remedies is what is given in this article.
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Excerpts from "The Methods of Meditation" OM, the road map to self realization
According to our vedas, the most sacred of holy words and the most supreme is OM. Chanting of OM is the road map to self realization.
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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.
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Managing Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders
Most people, both men and women included, ignore or do not believe in the reality of posnatal or perinatal depression. But they should know that women are most prone to psychiatric disorders during pregnancy or after delivery. Learn some facts about these, the risk factors and how to manage these disorders.
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Vata Balancing Recipes
Vata is associated with windy, dry and cold climate. This a when it is time to change our diets to suit the vata season. Try some of the vata balancing recipes this season.
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Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Self-Massage
Wonderfully relaxing and energizing at the same time, a daily self-massage with warm oil is easy to do and takes only about 30 minutes. You can do it at home each morning, and reap the benefits of this luxurious therapy all day long.
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Blood letting- An Age Old Therapy
Blood letting or Raktmokshan as named in ayurveda is an age old therapy used by ayurvedic physicians for treating various disorders. How and when is it done is what is explained below?
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Why does a disease occur and how is its nature determined?
In Ayurveda, attention is paid to the nature and directly observable attributes of the disease process itself and to the pattern of doshic disturbance in the individual. Understanding the disturbance, or “vitiation” of the individual’s normal dosha is the essence of Ayurvedic diagnosis and forms the basis for the therapeutic approach.
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Sustainable Development Challenges and Opportunities
It is important to realize that “sustainability” from the standpoint of either the availability of natural resources to meet the needs of the world’s population in an equitable manner or from the standpoint of environmental protection is really two sides of the same coin., i.e. an integral part of the solution to both involves finding ways to limit per capita natural resources consumption in both developed and developing nations and ways to substitute renewable resources and “waste products”.
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Letter to the editor >> Page 10
Readers queries >> Page 11
Book Review >> Page 56
Laugh >> Page 58



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