Saturday, 24 October 2015

Remedies of Sinusitis

Home remedies of Sinusitis
(Self help guidelines)

1.                  Avoid cigarette smoke & other air pollutants.
2.                  Do not swim in the pool treated with chlorine since chlorine irritates the lining of the nose & sinus.
3.                  Avoid curd, banana, ice-cold drinks and fragment head baths. Mosquito repelling are the major culprits. If possible use mosquito nets.
4.                  Household remedies such as turmeric, garlic, ginger & black peppers are always helpful for both the prevention as well as cure of the disease.
5.                  For some people who have chronic sinusitis, exercise helps reduce congestion by increasing nasal discharge.
6.                  Steam can be very helpful in receiving congestion. You can use steam inhalation with or without astringent such as eucalyptus or menthol.
7.                  Saline rinse helps moister dry nasal membrane and makes the mucus better and easier to remove.


Ayurvedic Remedies:

1.                  Ayurvedic doctors generally recommend nasal drops such as Anu taila or Shadvindu taila to reduce congestion.
2.                  To reduce the inflammation, you may be advised to take medicines such as Khadiradi vati, Vyoshadi vati and Kanchanar Guggulu. These medicines will produce a soothing effect and reduce the inflammation.
3.                  Other symptoms such as headache, pain and nasal allergies are treated with appropriate medicines. Medicines such as Laxmivilas Ras, Chyawanprash, Abrahak Bhasma will build up the immunity if used for a long time.

4.                  Chitrak Haritaki available in Lehya form in the dose of 2 tsf with warm milk twice daily is also an effective remedy for sinusitis.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Ayurvedic Home remedies for Weight loss

Excess weight problem is mostly attributed to poor lifestyle choices, such as eating processed foods high in fat, oversized food portions, overeating, excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, lack of sleep, and other similar habits.

Genetic factors and hormonal problems also tend to increase the risk of developing obesity.
Stress is a major factor these days for disturbed metabolism and further gaining weight

Obesity is a great concern not merely because of the excess weight, but also because it makes you susceptible to a number of serious health problems such as Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and others.

It is important to adopt healthy lifestyle changes to combat this problem. In addition, you can use some easy and effective natural remedies and tips to help with your weight issues.

Maintaining weight these days is a big challenge. Due to a lot of busy schedules of individual health is not being considered important that leads to lots of diseases

Tips and Remedies for Weight Loss

1.     Practice good sleep patterns (going to bed early and getting up early in
the morning). Sleeping adequately is important.

2.     Eat at proper & fixed timings.

3.     Do not skip meals.

4.     Do not take cold water immediately after food. Instead take Luke
-warm water and sip it whole day.

5.     Practice Transcendental Meditation to make your physical and mental body calm. This will reduce Stress which is one of the greatest weight increasing factor these days.

6.     Don’t over eat. Leave one part of your stomach empty every
time you have your meal

7.     Finish your dinner by 7.30 p.m. or maximum by 8.00 p.m.

8.    Go for regular walks and practice Yoga Asanas.

9.     Avoid acidic & cold drinks

10.           Take Luke water with lemon juice, ginger and cinnamon powder

11.           
Take Triphala decoction twice a day.

12.           Avoid heavy dinner meals take one bowl of vegetable soup
along with one cup of steamed vegetables.

13.           Avoid foods containing excess sugar or salt or oily food.

14.           Taking around ten Curry leaves every morning is equally benefitting.

15.           Eating Finger millets (Atsi) helps in reducing weight.


16.           Take Green tea every day

17.           Take fresh amla juice along with aloe vera juice.

18.           Increase Oats, millets, barley instead of taking whole wheat.

19.           Take papaya every day

20.           Take buttermilk instead of curd before lunch.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

PANCHAKARMA IN MADHUMEHA (Diabetes)

Madhumeha is vataja type of prameha where ojas of shareera itself goes out through mutra.So shamana i.e. pacifying therapy is better.
If rogi is having good strength and the disease is also new then shodhana therapy could be considered.

KARSHYA MEHI:

Karshya mehi are underweight.They need to increase the body’s immunity and balance the harmones to prevent further damage to the body.So they need Santarpana and Brihmana therapy.Santarpana means replenishment of the body.Brihmana means increasing the bulk of the body.

They don’t need shodhana therapy.They require only shamana therapy.
Abhyanga with Ashwagandhabala laxadi taila or Ksheerabala taila is advisable.
Anuvasana basti and brihmana bastis are highly beneficial.

STHOULYA MEHI:

Sthoulya mehi are obese.They need apatarpana and samshodhana therapy.Apatarpana means to cause loss of weight by denourishment.This method works in people in whom madhumeha is caused due to additional weight.Samshodhana is cleansing of the body.So both Apatarpana and samshodhana is brought about by a specific treatment called Panchakarma therapy.

Panchakarma treatment can be advised according to the dosha and dushya involvement and specific treatments according to any complications.

1.Deepana and Pachana therapy.
2.Abhyantara Snehapana.
3.Abhyanga
4. Mridu Swedana (precautions explained below)
5. Vamana
6. Virechana
7. Basti
8. Nasya

NOTE:

Swedana is contraindicated in prameha.Swedana does utkleshana and vilayana of doshas which are deeply adhered to the dushyas.But in diseases like prameha, kushta, visarpa the doshas are already in utklishta avastha so they don’t need swedana.

Prameha is characterised by shithilata of dhatus due to involvement of too much vitiated kapha, meda and udaka.So if strong swedana is done it causes depletion of all dhatus making the patient weak.

But it becomes necessary to do the swedan as poorvakarma for shodhana therapy.In this case depending on the severity of ama, swedana could be done by giving nadi sweda or bathing with warm water , wipe and immediately covering the body with  thick blankets.

      Few other procedures can be done according to the necessity and for prevention.

1. Shirodhara: to combat stress, disturbed sleep, reduces hypertension.
2. Pizichili and Navarakizhi: rejuvenation helps in diabetic neuropathy by strengthening nerves and increase immunity.
3.Neem lepa and parisheka:Beneficial in underlying skin issues,itching in the body and prameha pidakas.
4. Udvartana in obese persons.
5. Netra tarpana and Aschyottana in diabetic retinopathy.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

AYURVEDA AND SKIN DISORDERS

A
ccording to Ayurveda skin has seven layers. Each layer supports the layers above it.When all the layers are healthy and balanced; skin is effective in performing all functions.These layers are located not only superficially but extending to the deeper levels of the body. A skin disease is always rooted deeply into the Dhatus.

Mere external applications do not reach the deeper layers of the skin. As a result the symptoms go away temporarily and the disease is not taken care permanently. But Ayurveda focuses on the root cause of the disease and treats it accordingly. The medication may take a few weeks to remove the symptoms but the diseases are treated at a permanent level.

Skin Diseases are prevalent in rainy season as this is the time of Pitta aggravation. All the heat which is accumulated in summer season gets aggravated in the rainy season. Skin Disease in general is called as Kusta in Ayurveda. Majority of the skin diseases are chronic in nature.

CAUSATIVE FACTORS OF SKIN DISEASES

·         Intake of incompatible foods
·         Intake of excess preservative and toxic foods
·         Intake of foods like excess amount of curds, salt, fish, sesame and jaggery
·         Excessive exercise immediately after food
·         Exposure to hot and cold climate alternatively or taking cold bath immediately after exposure to
hot weather
·         Improper administration of panchakarma treatments
·         Suppuration of natural urges especially vomiting
·         Hereditary factors
·         Unhygienic conditions
·         Stress

Maharishi Ayurveda is very effective in treating the root cause of the disease and fixes the problems effectively, quickly and permanently.
When Doshas are vitiated in large quantity the skin diseases are treated by giving panchakarma treatments. This involves purification by giving basti, vamana, virechana, raktamokshana and nasya.
When doshas are minimally imbalanced palliative treatments are given. This involves administration of some herbal preparations internally and externally, proper diet and routine.
MaharishiAyurveda is very effective in solutions for Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Acne, Rosacea, Herpes, Fungal Infection, Leucoderma etc.

       DIET, ROUTINE AND SOME REMEDIES FOR SKIN DISEASES

ü  Drink lots of water throughout the day to flush out impurities.

ü  Triphala is most often advised in Skin Diseases. It is a soft and mild herbal laxative to clear bowels and for detoxification of the intestines.Triphala decoction is also used to wash certain skin problems.

ü  Alovera Juice is used externally and internally. It reduces inflammation, detoxifies liver, heals burns, scars, stretch marks, wounds etc.

ü  Neem Leaves are widely used for the treatment of Skin Diseases both externally and internally. They are proven to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory actions.

ü  Abhyanga with particular oil according to the Dosha imbalance.

ü  Maharishi Ayurveda has a range of herbal soaps like Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Neem, Citronella, Rose and Sandalwood which are beneficial in Skin Disorders.

ü  Regular practice of TranscendentalMeditation, Yoga Asanas helps combat stress which is the most common causative factor.

ü  Use of light, dry and bitter food and drinks.


ü  Favour moong, wheat, barley, basmati rice, quinoa, turmeric, black pepper, garlic, honey, ghee, bitter gourd, pomegranate, almonds, walnuts etc.