Ayurveda prescribes remedies tailored to your individual constitution for managing stress. These include dinacharya, a daily routine for a disciplined and healthy life; panchakarma or detoxification therapies such as virechana (purgation using herbs), vasti (medicated enemas), and nasyam (nasal administration of oils); yoga; dietary practices to balance your doshas; rejuvenating and adaptogenic herbs such as brahmi and ashwagandha etc; and adherence to moral practices.
Muscular dystrophy includes over 30 muscle-wasting disorders of the skeletal muscles, the heart, and the endocrine system. A faulty gene produces little or no dystrophin, a protein that maintains muscle strength and tone, leading to muscle weakness that worsens over time. Symptoms include abnormal gait, deformed spine and joints, and breathing problems. Patients find it tough to perform daily tasks, and in severe cases, die in their 20s.
Eat at regular intervals, while at the same time, avoid fasting or skipping your meals. Slash green chili, strong tea or coffee from your diet. Avoid hurting the sense organs with excess strong perfumes, bright lights, loud noises, or boiling or freezing bath water. Wear sunglasses to avoid direct sun exposure. Be sure to get at least 7 hrs of sound sleep. Quit smoking!
Trataka offers numerous benefits to those who practice the technique. It can be performed with the eyes open or closed, based on the method. It not only tremendously improves concentration, but also helps in treating depression, insomnia, allergy, anxiety, postural problems and memory. It also opens up a new perspective of looking at things and invokes the power of intuition. Read about the various ways in which one can practice this ancient technique.
Reduce amount of sodium, animal protein, calcium, and oxalate in your diet. Drink the juice extracted from the stem of banana plant which has diuretic properties. Figs and Basil leaves improve overall health of the kidneys. Tomato juice helps dissolve mineral salt deposits in the kidneys. Lemon juice contains citric acid that breaks down calcium-based stones.
Bell's Palsy (facial paralysis) caused as a side effect of herpes virus infection and nerve inflammation. 80% patients recover naturally within 6 months. Physiotherapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, ayurveda therapies - abhyanga, mridu swedana and nasya help speed up nerve repair. Herbs like garlic, mustard, clove, blackgram and castor are also effective.
Embrace aging as a natural part of life with a healthy mental attitude and then focus on slowing down the rate of physical decline. Proper diet and right lifestyle with yoga, meditation, moderate exercise and good sleep in your 30's help age gracefully. Chyawanprash, an ayurvedic rasayana, helps build immunity, improves digestive power and keeps mind and lungs clear.
Depleted kapha, poor immunity, low sex drive, sleep problems, mood swings, digestive issues, depression, changes in the menstrual cycle are signs that the adrenal glands are unable to cope up with stress. Practice Yoga, Nadi Shodhana, and Yoga Nidra, calm vata and rely on herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shilajit and Triphala for a stronger, healthier gut.
According to Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s is caused as a result of the imbalance in Vata dosha. So a vata balancing diet is advised. Herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Gingko, Vacha and Turmeric are effective. Ayurveda therapies such as Rasayana therapies, Shiro vasti, Shiro Dhara, Shiro Pichu, Abhyanga, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya are helpful.
Virechana Karma is a medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body and is recommended in cases of Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Hyper acidity, Headaches, Gynaecological disorders etc. It should be avoided in small children, the elderly and in cases where digestive fire is weak.
Ayurveda teaches us that are seven tissue layers in our body and our reproductive tissues are the final, most refined layer. This means that all nutrition goes through each tissue layer (about five days at each level), becoming more and more perfect at every layer. The reverse is also true—it takes thirty-five days to just begin to cleanse out wastes and toxins from this final tissue layer. Because of this, traditionally, a couple will go through an intense three-month cleanse. Here are three reasons why cleansing is so important.
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Ayurveda recommends nasya karma, where there is an instillation of herbal medications through the nostrils and is done for 3-7 days; Netra tarpana/netra basti, this procedure includes keeping wheat flour doughnuts above the eyes and filling them with warm ghee; and Netra dhara, a cleansing technique of pouring herbal decoctions over the eyes for 20 minutes to delay cataract, treat conjunctivitis and eye strain.
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