How To Prevent And Cure The Diseases In Summer With Ayurveda

Ayurveda,the science of life has always emphasized to maintain the health and prevent the diseases by following  proper diets and life style regimen rather than treatment and cure of the diseases.For this purpose the Dinacharya(daily regimen) and ritucharya(seasonal regimen) have been mentioned in the classics of Ayurveda.

With the change in season,the change is very evident in the environment we live in.So the human body also greatly influenced by external environment.If the body is unable adopt itself to stressors due to changes in specific traits of seasons,it may lead to dosha vaishamya,which make the body susceptible to one or other kinds of disorders.

In summer, the environment is prevalent with intense heat and unhealthy wind.The strength of the person become less,deposition of vata dosha occurs,but the vitiated kapha dosha is pacified during this season and the agni(digestive power)of the person will remain in mild state.

COMMON DISEASES IN SUMMER :

SKIN DISEASES

1. Heat stroke(sun burn and sun-allergy)

2.Folliculitis(skin rashes and boils)

3.Acne

4.Viral infections like chickenpox

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES

DIET REGIMEN

  • Foods having sheeta(cold) and drava(liqid) guna such as rice, lentil,fruits(orange,watermelon,grapes) and vegetables(cucumber,small onion,asparagus,green leafy vegetables).summer is the best time to have seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables and salads.
  • Drink plenty of water-8 to 12 glasses of water in a day and other liquids such as butter milk,fruit juices,shadava(curd churned with sugar and pepper powder).
  • Reduce meat and fried food. Take kharjura and ksheera(milk shake with dates), Rice gruel with ghee.

LIFE STYLE MODIFICATIONS

  • Staying in cool places,applying sandal wood and other aromatic pastes over the body,wearing light cotton dresses
  • Avoid sun exposure during the day from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Sleeping during the day time
  • Avoid excessive hardwork,too much sexual indulgence and alcoholic preparations are prohibitted.

MEDICINES

Ayurvedic preparations like nimbadi kashayam,drakshadi kashayam,mahathikthaka kashayam etc can be used based on disease condition

URINARY DISORDERS

1.Burning micturition

2.Urinary tract infection

3.Urinary calculi

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES

Drink water boiled with goksura(tribulus terrestris),coriander seeds,barley

Ayurvedic formulations like bruhatiadi kashayam,veeratharadi kashayam,chandanasavam etc can be used depends on the condition.

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

1.Diarrhoea

2.Constipaton

3.Acidity

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES

Arrow root powder mixed with water and boil in to a semisolid consistency and have 2to 3 times a day.

Drink plenty of water and   fruit juices. Do mrudu virechana or mild pugation with the advise of an ayurvedic physician

Ayurvedic formulations like gandharva hasthadi kashayam,dadimashtaka choornam,trivrit lehyam etc can be used according to the condition.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS TO BEAT THE HEAT

Ayurvedic  massages with special medicated oils are very effective to maintain the skin tone and skin irritations like dryness and itching .

Siro abhyanga,thaila dhara,thakra dhara,sirolepam, kheera dhara,netra sekam,akshi tarpanam,mukha lepam,lepana of the body with herbs having cooling properties,various body wraps,herbal facials etc are very effective.

At Kerala Ayurvedic Centre we are providing all treatments to prevent and cure the summer diseases.

For more details logon to http://www.keralaayurvedicdubai.com

Migraine Treatment in Ayurveda

Migraine is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent head aches which is felt as a throbbing pain,numbness or a pulsating sensation usually in just one side of the head.Associated symptoms are nausea,vomiting and extreme sensitivity towards light,sound,smell etc.Migraine usually runs in families and women are more affected than men.

According to Ayurveda the signs and symptoms of migraine comes under the thridoshaja
vyadhi ”Ardhavabhedaka” or “Anantavatha”where vatha and pitha are the predominant
doshas involved.

Causes of migraine :

Exact causes of migraine is not known.It can result from abnormal brain activity causing
temporary changes in chemicals,nerves and blood vessels in the brain.

Triggering factors of migraine :

  • Loud noise,strong smell,bright light,dehydration,severe heat or extremes in weather.
  • Stress,poor sleep,strenuous activities.
  • Hormonal changes such as estrogen and progesterone fluctuations during
    menstruation,pregnancy or menopause.
  • Skipping or irregular meals,caffeine products such as tea or coffee,certain foods such as chocolates,cheese etc.
  • Smoking,alcohols etc.

Symptoms of migraine :

Before the onset of migraine patient may feel prodromal symptoms such as mood changes,neck stiffness,constipation etc.

AURA-Patients may experience warning symptoms before or with the head ache.Black spots or zigzag lines in the visual field,light flashes,blurred vision,numbness or tingling sensation in one side of the face or body,hearing unusual noise,speech difficulty etc.

Even after the attack of migraine patient may feel postdromal symptoms such as
confusion,moodiness,weakness,dizziness,sensitivity to light and sound etc that persists for about 24 hours.

Types of migraine :

  • Migraine with aura.
  • Migraine without aura (commonest type)
  • Migraine aura without head ache (silent migraine)

Diagnosisis based on clinical history and physical examination.Imaging techniques such as CT scan,MRI scan etc can rule out other causes of headache.

Ayurveda Management of Migraine :

Treatment depends on age and health condition of patients,dietary activities,frequency of migraine attacks,associated symptoms etc.

Ayurveda offers various panchakarma treatments. Nasya,virechana,vasthi, shirodhara, lepam etc are the effective therapies.Various herbs and internal medications can be administered according to the advice of an ayurvedic physician.

Avoiding triggers and certain lifestyle modifications help to reduce the frequency of
migraine attacks.

  1. Regular physical exercises.
  2. Healthy diet including easily digestible foods,fruits and vegetables,regular meals and plenty of water.
  3. Good sleep and reduce stress.
  4. Avoid smoking,alcohol,strong coffee/tea,spicy and oily foods.
  5. Protection from direct sun.
  6. Yoga and meditation.

For more details about our treatments logon to http://www.keralaayurvedicdubai.com

Blog written by Dr Fathima Mohammed (Medical Director) Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at Kerala Ayurvedic Centre Dubai.

Heal your Back with Ayurveda

Blog written by Dr Fathima Mohammed (Medical Director) Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at Kerala Ayurvedic Centre Dubai.

Lower back pain(lumbago) is the common problem which affects our daily activities. Pain in the lower back restricts activity and reduces work capacity and quality of enjoyment of everyday living and turns daily life into a misery. Surveys indicate that 70 per cent of the population suffers from low back pain at some time in their lives. The highest rate of back pain occurs among the 30 to 64-year age group.

Known to Ayurveda as Katigraha or Prishtashula, the condition is characterized by a chronic, persistent pain ranging from a dull ache to a sharp stab-like pain to a burning sensation affecting the lower back. It may also present with stiffness and loss of motility, numbness or tingling with pain shooting down the buttocks, back of the thighs and the legs and feet.

What causes lower back pain

Low back ache is often precipitated by moving, lifting objects or twisting of the waist. Common causes for the backache is a poor posture habit,Lack of physical exercises,incorrect posture,constipation,stress are the common minor causes

Other common major causes are: Degenerated disc diseases like spondylosis, herniated disc, sciatica,arthritis,lumbar muscular spasm,infections,skeletal deformities,anorectal diseases like haemorrhoids,fistula etc,uterine disorders,renal diseases like urinary calculi,etc.

Ayurvedic Perspective of Low back pain:

Ayurveda holds that low back pain is a result of vitiation of one of the three principal ‘doshas’. ‘Katigraha/Prishtashula’ or low back pain is most often an indication of Vata aggravation and bone and muscle weakness (asthi dhatu kshaya or mamsa dhatu kshaya

Treatment Approach

Treatment in Ayurveda aims to bring the vitiated dosha back to the state of equilibrium and thereby to the state of health. One thus pacified, the balanced doshas will allow treatment efforts to be directed to the dhatus (tissues) involved.

In severe cases patients are adviced to take rest initially. Treatments like lepam (herbal pasting on the affected area),kashayadhara (pouring medicated herbal decotion on the affected part),nadi swedam (a type of sweating treatment),virechanam(purgation) etc gives quick relief from pain and stiffness.

Panchakarma procedures and other various ayurvedic treatments are indicated in lower back pain. There are various internal ayurvedic medications that have to be selected depends upon the stages of the disorder and condition of the patients.

To avoid reoccurrence Ayurveda Practitioner will allow few changes in your lifestyle and Diet.

  • To follow an exercise program: It can include Yoga, aerobics Strength training, endurance training, stretching.
  • Improve posture: completely avoiding slouching and to sit up straight all the time.
  • Undertake Back-Friendly activities: Walking, Swimming etc
  • Quit smoking: Smoking leads to degeneration of spinal disc
  • Shed excess weight: Extra weight puts more pressure on back muscles and vertebrae.
  • Stress Management -Relaxation techniques like meditation, Yoga, Pranayama etc.

Last Drop!

      We depend on our backs for the most basic daily functions: standing, sitting, bending and walking. Our backs are, quite literally, the backbone of our existence. So the back is the keeper of mind-body integrity.

      Let’s face it, our backs can make or break us. So keeping our backs healthy should be a top priority! So do not let your back pain overtake you and your life balance, instead nail your bad habits and bring balance in your life through Ayurveda.

 

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What to expect on your first Ayurvedic consultation?

Have you scheduled your first Ayurvedic consultation? Or are considering making an appointment? Let’s face it, you might not know anybody who has had an Ayurvedic consultation before to discuss what one is exactly like. So if you feel apprehensive about your first Ayurvedic consultation, then you are not alone. Many people feel the same way, and the reason is that they just don’t know what to expect. You may have a lot of questions such as, will it be similar my other doctors’ visits? Do I need to know what Ayurveda is? The answer to your questions is no. Then what should you expect?

       You don’t have to be sick to benefit from a private Ayurvedic consultation. You can have an Ayurvedic consultation simply to know better about yourself.

An Ayurvedic doctor can help you understand your Ayurvedic constitution (dosha), which may always be helpful in many cases.

In times of illness, an individual consultation can give you a new point of view on your condition and help you work with your symptoms for better results.

Now that you are ready to take a plunge into this holistic approach, it’s time to divulge into the things that you can look forward to in your initial Ayurvedic consultation.

What to expect?

When getting your initial consultation, be prepared to spend about half an hour to one hour with the practitioner. Ayurvedic consultation involves a thorough examination of your body through which the consultant really gets to know you. It consists of examining important areas of the body and their functioning, which reveals the balances and imbalances in your body.

These consultations address a person’s health concerns from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective. Integrating the theoretical frameworks of Ayurveda and modern science, these sessions focus as much on the person who is facing a health challenge as the health challenge being faced.

During a typical evaluation, the Ayurvedic Consultant takes a complete medical and lifestyle history and performs a physical evaluation that looks at the body both as a physical system as well as a field of intelligence, reflecting the needs and choices of a person’s life.

Physician may observe your General Appearance, you may have to stick out your tongue, she may check your pulse, you may have to answer personal questions like, your Appetite, Sleep patterns, Behavioral traits, Temperament, Bowel habits etc.

Based upon this assessment, a personalized body/mind/spirit health-enhancing prescription is formulated, including recommendations on diet, stress management, exercise, emotional healing, nutritional and herbal supplements, and sensory modulation.

An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s prakriti ideal state of balance, determine patterns of imbalance (vikriti), and offer interventions using suitable diet, herbs, pancha-karma, massage treatments, yoga and meditation to reestablish the inner balance.

Now that you know a few things on what to expect on your first Ayurveda consultation, get on with your first visit or start scheduling one!

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