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  • Constipation (Malaavshtambha)

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    Constipation is defined as infrequent passage of hard stools, there may also be complaints of straining, sensation of incomplete evacuation and perianal or abdominal discomfort. Causes of constipation: Vishamaashan – Irregular habit of having meals. Adhyaashan – Over eating. Langhan – Fasting. Excessive intake of fermented food, dry food (food with no roughage), food which is heavy to digest. Lack of fluid intake. Excessive day sleep. No sleep at night. Suppression of natural urges. Stress. Agnimandya (weakening of digestive fire). Symptoms : Passage of hard stools. Heaviness in lower abdomen. Incomplete evacuation of stools & straining. Abdominal distention. Frequent painful passage of stools. Indigestion, nausea, bad breathe. Heart burn, pain in abdomen. Headache. Lack of sleep. Excessive passage of flatus with bad odour. Irritation, aversion towards food. It can also result in dysmennorhoea in females. Chronic condition of constipation and straining can cause insomnia, headache, piles, fissures, and even rectal prolapse. Treatment: Never use strong purgative medicines. Fluid intake like soups, warm water, fruit juices should be increased.  warm milk with spoonful of ghee should
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  • Vegadharan and its adverse effects

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    What  is vegadharan? The word ‘vegadharan’ has two components Vega + Dharan ; Vega means natural urge & Dharan is suppression,thus Vegadharan means suppression of natural urges. Initiation of vega are normal body activities through which unwanted body materials are excreted ,this is a process timely carried out by body at regular intervals & controlled by nervous system, suppression of which not only stops the elimination of waste products but also brings strain and disorders of nervous system causing many diseases .This developes in those who have regular habit of suppressing urges over long period and not immediately .So it is very important to respond to these urges and not to suppress them, cause its suppression may result in causing various diseases affecting the body.Ayurveda explains  that there are different natural urges exerted by human body,and for well-being of the human body some urges are to be suppressed and the rest should never be suppressed. Granthakaras describes thirteen urges which should never be suppressed. Here we shall know about these 13 Adharniya vegas (non-suppressable urges).
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  • Ashtang Ayurveda

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    Ayurveda-The science of life, is described as Ashtang Ayurveda. It is divided into eight branches……         “kayabalagrahaurdhwangashalyadaunshtrajaravrushan”(ref-ashtang hriday) Kaya Chikitsa – ‘Kaya’ means body & ‘Chikitsa’ means treatment. Treating  the body by taking medicines internally is kaya chikitsa. medicines when taken goes thru the process of digestive fire & then performs the desired action. Bala chikitsa – This branch is related to ‘Paediatric’ age group.Under the term ‘Bala’, Ayurveda includes patients from newborn babies upto sixteen years. Graha Chikitsa – The branch deals with ‘Demonology’. The disease is treated with different verses & hymns. It is also known as ‘Mantra -Tantra Chikitsa’ Urdhwang Chikitsa – Urdhwang means the body parts above shoulders, i.e. head,neck, throat,eyes,ears which deals with diseases of these organs. Shalya Chikitsa – Shalya Chikitsa is treating the patient with surgical procedures.It includes special procedures like ‘kshar karma, Agni karma, Rakta mokshan(Blood letting). Daunstra Chikitsa – Daunshtra or Daunsh means bite.The toxins released  into the body by bite of any animal,insect or any other creature can cause serious or even
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  • Mulbhoot Siddhanta (Basic Principles)

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    As previously stated, ayurvedic science is based on its mulbhoot siddhantas. Here v’ll deal with two important siddhant “Dosha-Dhatu-Mala” siddhant & “Panchamahabhoot  siddhant” I. Dosha-Dhatu-Mala Siddhanta “Doshadhatumalamulam hi shariram” (ref:ashtang hriday). This siddhant explains that human life is a constitution of three Doshas, seven Dhatus, and three Malas. Tridosha: Vata, Pitta, kapha are the three Doshas prevailing in our body, normalcy of these doshas keeps the body in a healthy state and their imbalance leads to diseased state. The normalcy or imbalance should be understood with  respect to the quantity, quality, and functions of these doshas. Sapta Dhatu: The human body is composed of seven dhatus, which are : Rasa (Plasma) – Rasa is the first dhatu, its function is “Prinan” (to provide nourishment to the body.) Rakta (Blood) – This second dhatu is essential bodily element which keeps life going.this function is known as “Jeevan”meda dhay. Mamsa (muscle) – Mamsa dhatu performs “ Lepan” function. lepan means to cover all the internal body components. Meda (Fat tissue) –“Snehan” is the main role of meda dhatu,the
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  • What is Ayurveda?

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    Ayurveda is an eternal, immortal ancient indian medical science. It has its origin from the Vedas, which are believed to have their existence right from the beginning of this universe. It is a branch of “Atharvaveda“. The word Ayurveda is composed of Ayu(Life) + Veda(Knowledge) meaning knowledge of life i.e. every single existing knowledgeable thing about Human life is described in this science. This Ayu according to Ayurveda is the combination of Satva, Atma, Indriya & Sharir. “Samadosha samagnischa samadhatu malakriya. prasannatmendriyamana swasthya iti abhidiyate” (ref: Sushrut) The above verse means, the normalcy of Dosha, Dhatu, Mala & Agni in our body is termed to be Swasthya. According to ayurveda swasthya(health) does not only mean physical fitness but  mental fitness as well. The aim of ayurveda is to maintain healthy mind in a healthy body and to prevent and cure an individual from a disease. The science has also described Pathya(Do’s) and Apathya(Dont’s) for maintenance of swasthya. Ayurveda believes that no two individuals are same as no two fingerprints, their body constitution depends solely upon their parental beeja(genes), its permutation
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