Category Archives: Panchakarma

  • Vasant Rutu – The King Of Seasons

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    Vasant rutu or Spring, Known as – ” The King of seasons “, proves the name by its pleasing characteristics. The beauty of the nature is at the peak, in this season,  –  With new leaves and colourful flowers blooming, birds singing sweetly around – as if all of them are painting the nature’s canvas with their varied colours. The climate is neither too hot nor too cool and pleases the mind, body and soul.   Ayurveda explains 6 rutus in a year, namely Shishir, Vasant, Grishma, Varsha, Sharad, & Hemant. The  “Vasant Rutu” or spring – which likely falls from mid-Feb to mid-April – is the junction of two seasons, namely- shishir and Grishma, where in the climate is neither too hot and nor too cold. The season changes its nature and qualities, and so does the body and its doshas. Hence it is very important to modify our diet and lifestyle accordingly to avoid seasonal illness. The sanchit (accumulated) kapha in the previous shishir rutu, starts liquefying with the increased warmth of the vasant rutu, which then spreads
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  • 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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  • Arthritis And Ayurveda

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    Our body is a machine, joined with various types of joints, like hinge joints at elbows and knees, ball and socket joint at shoulders and hip joint,etc. These joint are classified differently on the basis of its structure, function and anatomy. Irrespective of all these details, we know that any machine needs maintenance, to keep it working. so does our body; but do we really take care of this God gifted machine? or just toil it as per our convenience. Here, in this article we’ll take a brief insight of Joint disorders and how to keep them in best of their health. For a joint to be strong, it is not only the joint which needs to be taken care of, but also the bones involved in the joint, the surrounding muscles, cartilages, and the lubricant (synovial fluid) which facilitates the movement of the joint. Ayurveda explains that any joint disorder or pain in joints is the result of aggravated vata dosha. Joint disorder involving inflammation of one or more joints together is termed as Arthritis
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  • The Monsoon Health Care

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    The normalcy of Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha in the body is the state of well-being, whereas imbalance in this state causes disease. Monsoon brings about vivid changes not only in the nature but also the body. The season of monsoon brings with it increased incidences of gastric upsets, viral fever, malaise. All this is the result of diminished digestive fire, increased acidic tendency (Amlata) in the nature and the body as well; which aggravates Pitta. The accumulated vata in summer pops out its head, with the drop in temperature at the onset of monsoon. The vitiated vata leads to symptoms like Joint pain, muscular pain, acidity, loss of appetite, bodyache, gas trouble, indigestion, cough n cold, etc. These growing incidences of ailments due to accumulated vata and pitta dosha needs to be pacified with intake of medicines, proper diet and lifestyle modification. The excessive doshas should be eliminated through the body (detoxification) with the help of Panchakarma. Ayurvedic texts recommend specific Shodhan therapy (detox program) as per the season for everybody. This is a
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  • Pain management in Ayurveda

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    Pain can be described as any physical suffering or discomfort         caused by illness or injury. No matter however mild the pain is anywhere in the body it lands you in a state of discomfort and affects your day to day activities. Pain can present in various ways as throbbing pain in toothache, eye ache or a colic pain which comes in spasm as in renal calculi, gnawing pain in abdominal discomfort, muscular pain as in sprain, sports injury, joint pain due to swelling and many more; and our answer to this is a pain killer which on frequent usage also kills our resistance power. Ayurveda explains the origin of pain is due to vitiated Vata dosha, once vata dosha is treated efficiently the pain subsides automatically. Many people have a false belief that Ayurveda is no good in times of acute pain, Ayurvedic medicines should only be consumed in chronic illnesses and it always gives very slow results but the thing is they are unaware of the wonder management. Here are the various ways to kill
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