Category Archives: Paediatrics (Balrog)

  • ADHD in children – An Ayurvedic perspective

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            Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests in childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. In addition, there are other secondary symptoms associated with ADHD such as insomnia, learning disabilities, and delayed language development. The symptoms affect cognitive, academic, behavioural, emotional and social functioning. ADHD is found to be more common in boys than girls. It often continues into adolescence and adulthood. If left untreated, it leaves millions of children and adults incapacitated causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. The most commonly prescribed modern medications are central nervous system stimulants combined with counselling and cognitive behavioural interventions. The role of dopamine and nor-epinephrine regulation in patients with ADHD is considered the most important in treatment. The symptoms associated with ADHD cease only for the time these medications are active within the body. When the medication wears off, the symptoms return. A patient taking these medications needs to continue taking them throughout his/her life. There are many potential side effects of stimulants, including: decreased appetite, poor growth, dizziness, insomnia/
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  • All about increasing height

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    Comparing height with our friends and siblings is one of the common games played in childhood days; have you ever experienced the humiliation after being teased by the taller friend? you may feel as if you may never catch up with your friends all though the fact is that growing spur may differ with an individual. Growth and developement depends on the release of growth hormone, secreted by anterior portion of the pitutary gland situated deep inside the brain. On an average children grows about two inches each year between the ages of three and early adolescence, release of growth hormone is at its peak at adolescence when accelerated growth occurs, but growth hormone levels fall steadily on reaching adulthood, and the body stops to increase height. Our body constantly generates Human growth hormone, throughout our life, thus maintaining the chemical balance in our body and most importantly carries out the process of cell rejuvenation persistently. Some individual related factors like improper nutrition, lack of sleep or parental pattern may hamper secretion of growth hormone.
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  • A deeper insight to Garbhasanskaar

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    Garbha sanskar, as described earlier is a program designed to welcome the baby. It includes a series of events. Here in this article we shall have a brief idea about what  exactly these procedures are?         The Garbha sanskar program basically comprises of three stages : I) Preconception (Beej sanskar) II) Duration of Pregnancy (Garbhasanskar) III) Post Delivery (Bal sanskar)   I) Beej Sanskar –        Creating awareness and explaining the importance of Garbhasanskar.  Determining Prakriti (Body constitution) of both the parents after proper examination and to get aquainted with their medical history if any. Beej shuddhi (Shodhan sanskar) by Panchakarma so that Ovum (Matru beej) and Sperm (Pitru beej) are in its best & purest form and devoid of any abnormalities or genetic disorders. Treatment for any associated ailments which can cause hindrance in conception. Treatment for conceiving Physically, mentally and emotionally healthy offspring.  This can be achieved by Panchakarma, Rasayan (rejuvination) and Vajikar (aphrodisiac) medicines. Associated treatments which enhance the internal environment in the womb like Uttar basti, Pichu dharan and
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  • Ayurvedic cure for Worms in children

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    Krimi or worms is one of the most common and important aspect causing health problems in children. The common complaints indicative of worm infestation are increased appetite, low digestive fire thereby causing indigestion, and in some cases decreased appetite is also noticed, recurrent mild abdominal pain around the navel, bad breath, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, itching at anus, whole body itching, white patches on the face, excessive dry skin, weakness, lack or disturbed sleep, dribbling of saliva during sleep, teeth biting, bed wetting, boils over skin accompanied by itching, headache, picking of nose. Worms may manifest themselves by various symptoms as mentioned above, not every child with worms will have all the symptoms, but few of these. Worm infestation may result due to lack of personal hygiene, uncooked and contaminated food, leafy vegetables should be washed thoroughly as it may carry with it eggs and larvae of the worms, eating excess sweet, fried food, junk food, jaggery, curd + sugar,fruits + milk, udad dal preparations, nonveg, etc which are hard to digest. Worms can be well treated
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  • Suvarna Prashan Sanskar (Ayurveda Immunization for children)

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    Dear Readers, This is to inform all our readers and patients that in recent past we have noticed that somebody is misusing Ayurvedalive brand in Mumbai region for SuvarnaPrashan medicine. Kindly note, we are operating only in Pune on the name of Seven Ayurveda Care – Karve Road and Chinchwad Center. We are nowhere associated with any organization or any person providing door to door service for Survana Prashan registration in any other area or by any other name. Suvarna prashan sanskar is one of the 16 essential rituals described in ayurveda for children. Definition : The process in which Suvarna bhasma (purified ash of gold) is administered with fortified ghee prepared with herbal extracts, and honey in liquid or semisolid form. Whom to administer : Suvarna prashan can be given to age group of      0-16yrs. Time of administration : suvarna prashan can be done daily early in the morning, or atleast on every Pushya nakshatra- an auspicious day- which happens to come after every 27 days, given on this day it bestows excellent benefits. Benefits
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