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Boost your Metabolism : Natural way

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Nowadays we saw many patients with disturbed metabolism in our day today’s practice but they don’t know how to maintain healthy metabolism so today we will learn what is metabolism and how to maintain that with easy ayurvedic practices.

Metabolism is nothing but a chemical process by which the body converts the food you eat and drink into energy. The body needs this energy to function and allow you to go about your day-to-day routine activities.

 

It is also needed that when the body is at rest, to perform tasks like breathing, circulating blood throughout the body and repairing body cells.

Your metabolism is determined by several factors, such as genes, sex, age, hormone levels, body size and composition, and activity level. A slow or low metabolism can have a huge impact on your energy level, body weight and overall health.

Some causes of low metabolism are

1.Excessive fasting,

2.Poor eating pattern,

3.An unhealthy or low-calorie diet,

4.Lack of physical activity and exercise.

  1. Snacking on sugary foods,

6.Drinking too many high-sugar drinks,

7.Poor or inadequate sleep,

8.Too much stress and accumulation of toxins in the body. 9.Other key factors responsible for slow metabolism are conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Some of the most common symptoms of slow metabolism are as below

  1. low blood pressure,
  2. slow pulse,
  3. fatigue,
  4. weakness,
  5. constipation,
  6. dry skin,
  7. high body fat
  8. Increased sensitivity to cold.
  9. mascular cramps

Men usually have a higher metabolism rate than women.

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If your metabolism rate is low, you can make some small lifestyle and dietary changes to increase it.

Healthy Tips to Boost your Metabolism :

1.Never skip meal and breakfast

2.Avoid sleeping late habit.

3.Avoid high suger consumption

4.start day with early wakeup.

5.Eat light whle the sun shine.

6.Get include ginger, curryleaves in your meal.

7.Intense workout strictly for min.45 min

8.Shodhan detox yearly to remove all excessive doshaj.

NOTE :

This information for knowlwdge only physician opinion required for critical disorders.

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Warning Signs of a Ligament Injury and Its Ayurvedic Management

Ligament sprain happens when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are tough tissues that connect bones. They are fibrous, strong wire like bands that grips the joint bones together.

Ligaments support the joints and keep the bones in place. They allow the body to lift, lower, or rotate the arms and legs. A ligament sprain may involve one or more ligaments.

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Causes:

A sprain is caused by a direct injury or sudden twisting of the joint. This may occur while playing sports, or maybe due to a fall or accident. Below are some factors that may increase the risk of a ligament sprain;

  • Overuse of the muscles or muscle fatigue
  • A sudden increase in the amount and intensity of sports training
  • Using sports equipment the wrong way
  • Wearing shoes that don’t fit or aren’t well suited for the activity

Symptoms:

 

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Symptoms of a severe and sudden (acute) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury include:

  • Feeling or hearing a “pop” in the knee   at the time of injury.
  • Sudden instability in the knee. (The knee feels wobbly, buckles, or gives out.) This may happen after a jump or change in direction or after a direct blow to the side of the knee.
  • Pain on the outside and back of the knee.
  • Knee swelling within the first few hours of the injury. This may be a sign of bleeding inside the joint. Swelling that occurs suddenly is usually a sign of a serious knee injury.
  • Limited knee movement because of swelling and/or pain.

After an acute injury, you will almost always have to stop the activity you are doing, but you may be able to walk.

Ayurveda concept behind ligament injury :

  • In Ayurveda, ligament is correlated to mamsa dhatu. Ligament injury causes imbalalnce in the vata and pitta doshas, and it usually occurs from outside factors like unexpected events.
  • Ayurveda treatment of ligament injury takes a more holistic approach. Ayurveda treatment aims at reducing inflammation and swelling and to restore the ligament to its proper healthy function.
  • Ayurveda acknowledges energy imbalance, takes into consideration the amount of toxins (ama) a patient may have in their body, and assesses how well prana, the life-force energy responsible for all movement in the body, is flowing in the injury itself and in the patient’s body in general. 

Treatments :

The treatment modalities includes panchakarma, external therapies, internal medications, Activities, Advice of food and life style changes.

Panchakarma – Nasya, Virechana, Basti – Depending on the site of injury

Externally – Abhyanga, Patra pottali swedan, Shastik shali pind swedan, Kashaya Seka,Jaloukavacharan (leech therapy )

Sthanika Basti, Dhara, Pichu, Lepa

Internally –  Vedhanashaapana (Vata and Pitta balancing),Aampachanam

Balya (Strenthening)

Food Lifestyle changes:  

Its specific to the individual’s constitution, nature of work and geographical conditions.

Doctor ….I feel tired all the time

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Even after getting enough rest and a comfortable working life routine I  constantly looking for caffeine to perk me up. I feel fogginess in head all the time…young IT professional from kharadi came in our clinic.

Maybe its high  time that  its right  time to evaluate your diet and your exercise. Its difficult to understand in daily routine  what is making you feel tired all the time.

If this has been persisting for some time may be you need to get yourself tested for  “Thyroid problems” and more, even vitamin D deficiency or the medications you’ve taken could be making you tired.

  • We don’t realize but small habits can lead to big health consequences in our life. For e.g. even drinking too many cups of tea or coffee can be causing you some iron and Vit. b12 deficiency. For example, drinking tea or coffee with your meal can hinder in the absorption of iron from the food. Therefore, always keep a gap of 1-2 hour between your meal and tea or coffee. Iron is required by your body to synthesis hemoglobin which is a part of red blood cell and responsible carrier of oxygen in the body. In the iron deficiency hemoglobin are not synthesis properly therefore they are not able to carry the oxygen properly. This condition is also known as anemia. Due to the lack of oxygen in the body there is a frequent or unexplained headache, dizziness and tiredness all the time. Other symptoms also include pale skin, brittle nails and despite of having enough sleep you will feel the need of frequent nap in a day.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is also one of the most common problems that have been doing the rounds. Vitamin D regulates calcium in the body and helps it to maintain strong bones. It is involved in healthy muscle movement, the nervous system relies on it, and it improves immune function as well as helps to reduce inflammation. When there is not enough vitamin D in the body the bones get softer and lose their strength, leaving you feel tired all the time. There are very few natural sources of vitamin D such as natural sunlight, some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks – and in fortified dairy and grain products. Make sure to get your dose of Vitamin D by getting some early morning sun for at least 15 minutes or eating Vitamin D rich food daily.
  • Being overweight is also a leading reason and sometimes a pre-condition to a more serious lifestyle related health disorder that saps you of all your energy. Obesity may lead to insulin resistance – a condition when goes unchecked can result in pre-diabetes and other serious conditions. Typically food is converted in the form of sugars such as glucose and absorbed in the blood.
  • The pancreas release insulin (hormone) as the sugar in the bloodstream is increased. Insulin, the hormone is responsible for removing sugar from the bloodstream so that it can be used for energy. When your body develops insulin resistance the body’s cells have a lowered ability to respond to the action of the insulin hormone. This leads to increased release of insulin by the pancreas. Over time people with insulin resistance can develop high sugars or diabetes as the high insulin levels can no longer compensate for elevated sugars.

The good news is that all these conditions can be managed and even reversed by eating healthy and exercising. Here are some easy tips to help you manage your health better –

Dont Forget :

  • Make sure you are eating enough seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet.
  • Use minimum oil to cook your food in.
  • Limit the usage of packaged food even if the label insists it is “healthy”. Nothing is healthier the food in its most natural form.
  • Get at least 45 minutes of exercise everyday for detox and better metabolism.
  • Don’t skip your meals. This will only trigger obsessive binging, instead focus on the quality of food and not just the quantity.

 

Doctor, I Have a Hormonal Problem! …please help me

Doctor, I Have a Hormonal Problem  …please help me

Nowadays we saw many female patients who always blame on hormonal disturbance came routinely in our clinic.

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We saw every next female patient suffer from obesity, irregular menses, hair fall,mood swing, hairs over unwanted areas, anxiety, skin dryness, unexplained swelling or any picture slightly differing from routine clinical scene is now a days are labeled as a hormonal problem by patients as well as general physicians . Trivial illnesses sometimes needs a thoughtful evaluation, we need to unravel the mystery of a diagnosis before sending or referring to other speciality.

Hormonal illnesses are a little bit difficult to treat in day todays practice to everyone and most of the times difficult to counsel  our patients. There are instances where a patient is being referred to a doctor for an illness which is hormonal but the treating physician is not aware of it and mostly vice versa.

why ayurvedic approach needed for endocrinology ?

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Endocrinologists see cases of diabetes, thyroid, obesity, PCOS, pituitary, adrenal, gonads, bone illnesses relating to metabolism like osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rare types of rickets, endocrine causes of hypertension, disease relating to calcium i.e. parathyroid problems. The spectrum of cases are wide and mostly treatable. Proper selection and reference to a trained doctor brings very satisfying results. On the contrary unnecessary labelling of a case as hormonal problem leads to a series of unwanted costlier tests.finally patient blame on physician and left hope of recovery..

when patient came to ayurveda with bundles of investigations and doctors files   we counsel them by our ayurveda agni  (means metabolism )concept.here you want ayurveda approch to get complete recovery from hormonal disorders.

what ayurveda says about endocrinology ?

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Ayurveda’s ‘Agni’ (metabolism) concept applies a natural and holistic approach that significantly help prevent and reduce hormonal challenges.
Its foundation is a ‘tri-dosha’ theory which views the individual’s constitution as a mixture of ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta,’ and ‘Kapha,’ which are three distinct combinations of the universal five elements of wind, space, fire, water and earth.

A person’s unique combination of these elements and the effects of past lifestyle and dietary choices are considered when developing a personalized care program. However, since Ayurveda is a science of body, mind and consciousness, it is not enough to merely focus on just physical symptoms and imbalances; the client’s mind and consciousness also play a major role, especially in endocrinology. Therefore, Ayurvedic perspective is to explore and offer support for the healing of ‘stuck emotions,’ which directly and deeply impact the client’s overall health. In this way, Ayurveda goes well beyond the physical level when addressing hormonal imbalances

Dr.Shailesh Shamkant Phalle MD (Ayurveda Medicine )

www.ayusanjivani.com

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Follow Ayurveda for Peripheral Vascular Diseases

PVD AND AYURVEDA

“Whenever I prefer to walk on bare foot my legs always feel cold and weak since 2 months” :an 28 yrs young male patient share his experience in my clinic.

This kind of or similar experience I always hear from my patients when they suffer from peripheral vascular disease.

The reason for the muscle cramps is narrowing of the arteries in the legs which leads to decreased blood flow and lack of oxygen.

In advanced stages lower leg ulcer crop up due damage .

Ayurveda concept :

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Due to defective lifestyle metabolites [aam] devlops in arteries which may hamper normal flow of  blood circulation results into PVD

Risk factors :

  • Improper lifestyle
  • Lack of exercise
  • Improper diet
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus

According to ayurved every patient having different prakruti,so according to that every patient shows different signs and symptoms.

Signs and symptoms :

Burning and aching pain in feet or toes while resting.

Numbness ,tingling or weakness in the leg

Redness of both legs

Pedal edema in some cases

Diagnosis  :

In day today’s practice we found many patients which gives us bundle of diagnostic reports which doesn’t have confirm diagnosis of PVD .we must have to take through clinical history which shows exact cause of PVD. We never rely on confusing diagnostic parameters.

We can do following investigations :

1.Arterial and venous color Doppler

2.MRI

Ayurvedic Management :

1.Oral medications :

According to dosha involvement and prakruti of patient one must follow medications at least for minimum3-6 months with proper balanced ayurvedic diet.

2.Panchakarma :

According to dosha involvement and prakruti of patient, physician may advice you following panchakarma.

  1. Vaman
  2. Virechan
  3. Basti
  4. Raktamokshan

Among all panchakarma raktamokshan(leech therapy )having excellent results in acute condition of PVD.

Along with above classical treatment we follow following treatment regimen in PVD.

  1.  Shastikshalipindaswedan

2.lepam

3.siravedhanam

 

Tips for PVD :

  • Following a regular and right exercise regimen.
  • Eat well and balanced diet.
  • Stay warm
  • Take care of your feet’s daily.

success stories :

1.before and after treatment results of patient

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2 : non healing ulcer results :

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patient with DM And Non healing ulcer :

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Recurrent Throat infections in kids and ayurveda remedy

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It is very common for all that lot of anxious parents seeking treatment for their kids who always suffer from recurrent throat or upper respiratory infections.

Believe me, these young anxious parents are not tougher to handle than their kids.

Kids who have recurrent upper respiratory infections usually develop symptoms which start with cold and can very fast progress into bad chesty or dry cough, fever  and even in difficult breathing. The bigger problem is the kind of recurrence that can occur in some kids.

I have personally seen kids developing infection every 15 days and seem to be perpetually living on antibiotics. This affects their quality of life and immunity wise and also in many ways.

Now, the big question is whether ayurveda has an effective remedy for the recurrence, the answer is a big ‘yes ‘.

Before we get to the ayurvedic solution let us try to understand why these kids fall sick so frequently.

We are born with Immune system(body’s own defence system) which inherits some antibodies from the mother during gestation and with breast feed . Quite a bit of Immunity is developed later in life. The cells that fight infection in our body are called as antibodies. Our body has a very intelligent immune system and can recognize a microorganism as new or one that it has previously encountered and respond accordingly. The response in the previously encountered microorganism is to send the already developed antibodies to fight that organism. In the case of new type of Microorganism the body creates specific antibodies and once they are made, they are replicated in the body in great numbers and stay in the body for long. They keep on providing cover against that specific kind of organism henceforth.  This is one the reasons why grown up’s don’t have infections that frequently.

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The biggest reason for the recurrence of infections is that the young body with in immature immune system   is not getting a chance to develop natural immunity, as these kids at the slightest sign of infections, are being over-medicated by anxious parents and unscrupulous physicians.

As most of the pediatricians would agree that quite a few of these infections are Viral in nature, which means  that they require very less treatment and are self-limiting in nature. Bacterial infections are not that common and ones that can require antibiotics. It is very commonly seen here in India that at the slightest sign of any infection (even viral infections) antibiotics are given to kids. This Injudicious use of antibiotics is what leads to body not getting a chance to develop its own antibodies.

This leads to recurrence of infections. I never hate for antibiotics ,even I strongly believe that they are life saving medicines; but the parents have to realize that they should be given only when there is bacterial infection and the body is showing no signs of fighting it.

If overuse of antibiotics can lead to an impaired immune system.

 

How ayurveda would help in restoring immunity?

The answer lies in the basic principle around which ayurveda works –Ayurveda medicines increase natural immunity and fight against recurrent infections.

Drugs like guduchi,mulethi,tulasi,aswagandha ,haladi are best of the drugs of ayurveda which acts as booster on immunity.

According to ayurveda Diet plays important role in child care …proper diet helps to boost immunity and strength also.

Ayurveda herbal medicines works on recurrent infections well rather than overuse of antibiotics.

So dear parents don’t be panic while recurrent infections use ayurveda remidies used by your mother in your childhood…..

 

For details read more …

www.ayusanjivani.com/childcare programe

 

 

 

 

Ayurveda tips for asthma :for healthy rainy season

Ayurveda for asthma treatment :

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Due to modern faulty lifestyle, uncontrolled pollution and rapid industrialization, allergy, allergens, bronchial asthma has become common among children, adult and aged people. Ayurvedic herbal supplement, natural remedy and dietary treatments are good for the disorder. This disease comes in the paroxysm of dyspnoea and during the attack; the patient goes in extreme agony, perceives darkness, feels thirst and become motionless. On account of frequent coughing and expectorant, the patient faints and remains in extreme distress till phlegm is cough out.

  • Herbal tea made up of Trchyspermum, (Ajwain), Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi), pepper, and ginger is useful natural expectorant for it.
  • Panchakarma is very useful for asthmatic patients.
  • Vasa, an Indian herb, control bronchitis, a boon and known for cough remedy.
  • Turmeric, a bronchial herb, is highly useful for the chronic condition taken with milk.
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu), soothe the trachea and prevent airways obstruction.
  • Herbs like albezia lebbeck, clove is useful for bronchitis.
  • For natural cure of the condition and to get some relief, rub brown mustard oil on the chest.
  • Massage with sesame oil on the chest is a very useful alternative treatment.
  • To minimize congestion and reduce breathlessness, drink some pepper + 1 teaspoon honey + little onion juice. It is one of the natural ayurveda remedies.
  • More intake of fluid should be taken if one suffered with dryness of it.
  • To reduce asthmatic trigger, grind 2-3 gram of nagar and Bharangi, take this medicine mixture thrice a day with lukewarm water.
  • To ease the severity of bronchitis, take a mixture of Sitopladi Churna + liquorices+ borax powder and honey, thrice a day.
  • Chewing of the fruit chebulic myroblan at night allay asthmatic attack.
  • Powdered of bay berry bark an effective remedy for bronchial patients.
  • Garlic reduces the asthmatic severity.
  • Ginger can be used for bronchial asthma for its expectorant properties.

Diet for Asthma :

Chew your food properly and eat slowly with relax mind. To avoid over-fullness on chest, always eat less than your capacity and avoid imbalanced diet. If diet changes as per complementary and alternative medicine, there is a greater chance to bring relief in asthma. One should take diet as per COPD guidelines. Children are also at greater risk of the condition because some foods are the biggest trigger of asthma attack among children. Children with obesity are prone to it, so diet, weight loss regime and fitness is must here to reduce cholesterol.

  • Green leafy vegetable, fresh fruits and herbs are quite effective for the condition due to its antioxidant features.
  • Onion contains ‘quercetin’, an anti-inflammatory compound and considered as most effective remedy.
  • Hot pungent may make breathing easier by opening air passage.
  • Predominately vegetarian diet is the good option for the patients.
  • The therapeutic aspects of Tulsi can’t be ignored.
  • Nasal acuteness can be minimized by taking turmeric along with honey.
  • Eating of ginger and black pepper is advisable.
  • Take more and more lukewarm water.
  • Asthmatic diet should contain of limited quantity of diet and laghu aahar (light diet ) according to ayurveda.

 

Foods not for asthma :

  • Avoid sugar, rice, pickles, ice cream, cold drinks, curds etc. as all those help in phlegm(Cough ) formation.
  • Spicy and pungent foods should also be avoided.
  • Foods like cider, wine, beer and cheese may provoke asthma attack.
  • Allergen foods that are responsible for it are meat, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, chocolate, food preservatives etc.

Asthma prevention and precautions :

There are so many ways to control and prevent asthma. First of all, your surrounding should be neat and clean. It is a wise decision to keep himself away from asthmatic triggers like pollutants, dust, smoke, medications, pollen etc. Foods such as rice, sugar, lentils and fried one should be skipped as these items helps to form phlegm.

  • Bronchitis patients should always eat less than their capacity.
  • Keep away from cold and damp places.
  • Eat slowly and chew your food properly.
  • Give much more thrust on Yoga.
  • Avoid dusty places.
  • Keep yourself away from mental worries and stress.
  • Pranayama should be in your everyday routine.
  • Take proper quantity of water daily but not after with meal.
  • Walking, especially brisk walk should be preferred.
  • Spices, pickles, tea and coffee should be avoided.
  • During asthmatic attack, taking of warm water is preferred.
  • Excessive eating should be avoided.
  • Take light dinner.
  • Avoid Tobacco, alcohol, Gutka, Pan Masal, etc.
  • Smoking invites severity, acuteness and chronicity.
  • Air conditioners and coolers are also harmful.
  • Evade perfumes, repellents, deodorants, aftershave and air fresheners.
  • Don’t drink cold water.
  • Do moderate exercise.
  • Avoid over indulgence in sex.
  • Bedroom should be free from allergens.
  • Wash your mattresses regularly.
  • Avoid cleaning of house through broom.
  • Do swim to ease your chest.
  • Cold and heavy meal should be avoided.

 

Suvarnaprashan july 2017

The process in which Swarna bhasma  with other herbal extracts taken in the form of semi liquid and given to the children through their mouth is called as Suvarnaprashan.

It’s a unique method of immunization which helps the children to boost up the intellectual power and produces non specific immunity in body to fight against general disorders.

It is also helpful even to the Special children with Autism, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit, Hyper Activity, Delayed Milestone etc.

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For what period it should be done :

Daily dose of Swarna bindu prashana should be given for minimum of 1 month to maximum of 3-6 months.

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Monthly once for minimum of 30 Months to maximum of 90 months on the day of Pushya nakshatra ( Pushya Nakshatra day comes once in 27 days )

Time and duration to give Suvarna Prashan :

Every day Morning in the empty stomach or On the day of Pushya Nakshatra. The drops should be given by the parents to the baby in empty stomach.

Dosage of Suvarna prashan drops:

Birth to 1 Year – 2 Drops

1 to 16 Years – 4 Drops

Age of Children who can take Suvarna Prashan:

From birth up to the age of 16 years.

Ingredients of Suvarna Prashan :

Ash of Gold, Vacha, Shankha Pushpi, Brahmi, Guduchi satva, Yashti madhu, Ashwagandha, Ghee and Honey.

Benefits of Suvarna Prashan :-
  • 1. Immune System towards diseases becomes stronger.
  • 2. Increases Physical strength.and growth of the baby.
  • 3. Grasping power, Analysis power and Recall memory becomes sharper.
  • 4. Improves Digestive power.
  • 5. Tones up Skin colour and Texture.
  • 6. Protects the baby from different kinds of Allergies.
Importance of Suvarna prashan :-

An Ancient Indian Pediatrician, Maharshi Kashyapa has described the benefits of Suvarnaprashana in his Book Kashyapa Samhita in Sanskrit language as follows:

” Suvarnaprashana hi etath medhagnibalavardhanamm |
Aayushyam mangalam punyam vrushyam grahapaham ||
Maasat paramamedhave vyaadhirbhirnn cha dhrushyate |
Shadbhirmaasai shrutdhar Suvarnaprashanad bhaveth || “
                             ( Sutrasthanam, Kashyapa Samhita )

Maharshi Kashyapa says Suvarna prashana improves Intelligence, Digestive fire and Physical power.

It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin.

It improves immunity in a way so that the child is prevented from bacterial and viral infections.

Regular use of Suvarnaprashana helps in such a way that, the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases.

Regular use of Suvarnaprashana make child very intelligent and he can remember all heard by him.

Mode of Action of Suvarna Prashan drops:

Gold is considered as very precious in Ayurveda .When Swarna is converted into Swarna bhasma as explained in Ayurveda, it would possesses following properties

  • 1. Swarna bhasma has moisturizing & unctuous effect on body.
  • 2. It is Madhura, Rejuvinative and immunity booster.
  • 3. Improves complexion and growth of the body.
  • 4. Does Detoxification of the body.
  • 5. Has ability to treat different fevers like Vishajwara, Aantra jwara and general Weakness.

It has been proved that Swarna bhasma possesses Anti oxidants, Anti depressants, Anti cancerous, Antibacterial & Anti rheumatoid property.

It also acts as Nervine stimulant. As we know a human brain grows rapidly in 1 to 16 years of life.

Swarna Bhasma accelerate the growth of brain and boost up its utilization capacity if swarna prashana is done during this phase. Other drugs in it help to build Immunity of the baby

How to store the drops:

Drops should be kept in room temperature and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Note that it should not be stored in refrigerator. Swarna prashana drops can be used for 3 years when stored in shade and in room temperature.

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say goodbye to your heel pain : Ayusanjivani Ayurveda

Ayurveda For Heel Pain

Heel pain is the most common problem in day today’s life for both genders. The most common form of heel pain is pain at the bottom of the heel. It tends to occur for no apparent reason and is often worse when first placing weight on the foot.

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               Calcaneum is the heel bone. Calcaneal spur is also called as heel spur.  When it is met with constant pressure, calcium deposition occurs beneath this bone and if the pressure continues, the deposition takes the shape of spur, causing pain. Pain on standing or while walking are the characteristic features. People who need to stand for a long period of time, or those who walk on uneven surfaces tend to cause pressure beneath the heel bone, triggering calcaneal spur.

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According to ayurveda this is known as Vatakantaka or Parshni ashrita vata.

Kantaka’ refers to thorn. The pricking pain felt due to vitiated Vata is termed as Vata kantaka.

Etiological factors:

  1. Walking in irregular or uneven ground
  2. Structural deformity of foot, causing increased pressure on heels
  3. Excessive strain on heels due to overweight
  4. Standing or walking for long.
  5. Usage of hard foot wears or shoes.
  6. Prolonged pressure over the heel or ankle joint etc.

Symptoms:

  • Pain in heel (sharp and shooting type) and surrounding region.
  • Pain is more evident soon after waking up in the morning.
  • Some patients feel pain after work at night time.
  • Increase in heel pain on standing for long time, running and walking.

Treatment for Heel pain :

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  • In severe cases, blood-letting (Raktamokshana) is carried, slightly below the ankle joint with leech therapy.
  • Snehana – oil massage with vishgarbha tailam,murivenna tailam
  • Swedana – carried outwith shastik shali pind swedan
  • Agnikarma also having excellent results in heel pain.

     Important tips for heel pain :

When it is severely paining, putting an ice pack helps to                       relieve heel pain quickly.

Avoid high heel along with hard and tight footwear to prevent               pressure on ankle  joint.

Use soft and smooth footwear.

During winter and rainy seasons, avoid walking barefooted                  inside home.
Heel pain is very severe painful condition but by taking proper treatment we can reduce the pain easily.In our center we offer extensive and proved treatment for chronic heel pain. lastly as we know prevention is better than cure so its up to oneself how we take precautions while doing daily work.

Dr.Shailesh Sham phalle MD

9011609371/02065609371

 

Poverty for the Poor and Obesity for the Rich : Obesity fact

Even as India battles malnutrition, the country has developed another nutritional problem-obesity.

In past 10 yrs ,the number of obese people has doubled in the country,according to the national family health survey. (NFHS-4)

A recent study has found that now on earth there are more overweight people than the underweight. Around 640 million people have fallen under the category of obese. According to a latest study 1 in 10 men and 1 in 7
women are obese.

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Across the globe now people have been more prone to diseases like diabetes, hypertension and also thyroid related disorders due to the pinpointing etiology, Obesity. Obesity is now in a stage where it can be categorized to be an epidemic.

Contrary to the above inferences still many developing countries in the world have got a high amount of people being underweight and in many cases malnourished. Let us see the simple example of our own country where 1/4th of the population is underweight. African countries many of which are very much underdeveloped have got upto 20% of the population being underweight.

According to the world bank, India has got one of the highest ranking in the amount of children suffering from malnutrition. Number of children in India is double of that of Africa.

Making people aware of the fact that how healthcare is important will also bring about the change. As we live in a country which has got a total of 70% of its population residing in rural areas, becomes difficult to educate people about mental and general health. Water sanitation also is very necessary for the individuals survival.

Now speaking again about obesity:

  • It has been found that Japan has the lowest BMI per capita in the developed countries.
  • USA tops the list with the highest number of people being obese.

India is the fastest  growing economy and tomorrows world leader. Today we  needs to decide whether we want our youth in the coming days to suffer with diseases like obesity and malnutrition or have a healthy , free of lifestyle diseases. It is now upon us to decide what we want our future generation to be.

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