Healthy Living in Ayurveda

Concept of Healthy Living in Ayurveda

Ayurveda, “the awareness of life,” is a System of health that originated during the Vedic culture of India almost five thousand years ago. We see a growing interest in Ayurveda in the Western world that speaks of how much the principles of this type of healing can improve lives in many ways. Ayurveda helps find the balance between the body, mind, and spirit as all three of these are connected. Ayurveda teaches us to achieve optimal health by adopting healthy practices to prevent illness and achieve an optimal sense of well-being.

 

Maintain body balance- Maintaining a balance of the body and mind is the natural way of life.  With the help of this ancient ayurvedic wisdom, we can make choices in our diet and lifestyle that will lead to health and longevity. According to the Ayurvedic philosophy, each of us has a body type called Dosha — a combination of Air (Vata), Fire (Dosha) and Earth (Kapha). Inconsistent eating habits, no physical activity, and being exposed to chemicals or germs are harmful to health. Also, disadvantageous is not getting enough sleep and having emotional disturbances causing an imbalance in our body.  We can restore the balance with this holistic practice of Ayurveda.

 

Let’s learn the right ways of life that will benefit us-

*A Proper and healthy breakfast– We have all heard this phrase many times—”Breakfast is Brainfood”. That’s how important breakfast is. So, skipping breakfast or not having a healthy portion of it can affect your entire working system. Eat breakfast like a king [ the most substantial meal of the day].

 

*Average Portion during lunch- this meal is lesser in portion size than breakfast. A balanced diet of calories, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals is what forms a balanced diet.

 

*Light dinner – To improve digestion and the quality of sleep, Ayurveda suggests to have dinner by 8 PM so that the body can digest it before bedtime. Our bodies need Agni [fire] to digest the food. Due to less Agni after sunset, overeating can be a disadvantage. If you eat just enough, your body can concentrate entirely on giving you restorative sleep rather than working extra on your system.

 

Neti Pot

Neti poti is very vital in preserving health by helping your nose get rid of the toxins, pollution, and allergens. Using the neti pot to flush saline water up each nostril, helps to flush out excess mucus along with impurities, for deeper breathing and relieving the symptoms of allergies and colds.

 

Eat Fresh, Seasonal and Local

The remarkable principle in Ayurveda is to eat food that is fresh, seasonal, and locally grown. Maintain your internal balance by eating seasonal fruits and vegetables of the best quality possible.

Using spices to heal

Ayurveda considers spices to be a healer as well as a flavor enhancer. Use turmeric to reduce inflammation and protect your heart.  Ginger can aid better digestion and cinnamon can regulate your blood sugar. All other spices should be added to the dishes for an antibacterial effect that can help you fight infection.

 

Exercise

Incorporating exercise in the form of yoga is very beneficial for a good quality of life. Our bodies are designed to move, and so if it does not get the exercise it needs, the body starts becoming weak. Give work to your body and avoid being sedentary. 

 

Meditation

According to ayurvedic philosophy, there seems to be a link between the health of the mind and body–being inseparable. Disturbances in your mind can start as physical ailments. A regular meditation practice helps maintain the balance necessary for health by reducing stress, having a better sleep, thereby, increasing your sense of well-being.

 

Oil Pulling

The practice of detoxification, as well as naturally brightening your teeth, can be done in the morning. About 20 minutes of swishing with a natural oil in your mouth (organic coconut or sesame are good choices) and spitting out the white substance is very beneficial. That white substance is bacteria and toxins. Your immune senses will thank you for helping it preserve your health. This ancient ayurvedic system has flourished in modern-day because it still has plenty to offer to the world. 

 

Connect with our team at ‘The Madras Institute of Ayurveda’, sharing ancient wisdom with modern technology. This institution was established to bring the same genuine treatments that are offered in Kerala. So, come and benefit from our various treatment types. 

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Addressing Acid Reflux

Addressing Acid Reflux -The Ayurvedic Way

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or Acidity as its commonly called. It is a chronic digestive disorder where acids in the stomach or, occasionally stomach contents, flow back into the food pipe (oesophagus). A valve called the Lower oesophagal sphincter opens between your throat and stomach to allow food and liquids to enter the stomach. If the lid doesn’t close all the way, or if it opens too often, stomach acid can move up into your oesophagus, causing Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Symptoms of GERD

  • Burning sensation in the chest
  • Sour belching.
  • Nausea
  • Regurgitation of food or sour substance
  • Gaseous distention of abdomen
  • Heaviness in abdomen
  • Indigestion.
  • Aversion towards food.
  • Pain in the stomach.
  • Severe burning sensation over feet and hand
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Fatigue (especially in legs)
  • Tiredness

Preventing ‘GERD’ – the ayurvedic way

 “Prevention is better than cure”- We have all heard this phrase. So, avoid all the causative factors of acid disorder. 

  • Avoid excessive salty, oily, sour and spicy foods
  • Avoid cumbersome and untimely food
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol intake
  • Include barley, wheat, old rice and green gram in the diet.
  • Avoid overcooked, stale and contaminated food.
  • Cook food thoroughly before consuming.
  • Follow relaxation techniques

 

Medical management

  • Avoid inducive causes
  • Palliative treatment – Since the disease is of Pitta origin, measures are taken to pacify pitta.
  • When oral medications don’t work, ‘Panchakarma procedures’ like Vamana (emesis) or virechana (purgation)is administered. 

 

Some important roots helpful in Amlapitta

  • Shatavari – 2-3 gm twice a day with milk
  • Yashtimadhu – 3-4 gm twice a day with milk
  • Amalaki (Indian gooseberry) – 2 gm twice a day with water
  • Sunthi (dry ginger) – 1- 3 gm twice a day with water

Do’s (Pathya)

  • Eat on time
  • Light food, Coconut water, food having cooling properties
  • Vegetables like white pumpkin, bitter gourd, matured ash gourd, leafy vegetables except for fenugreek leaves
  • Wheat, old rice, barley, green gram, sugar candy, cucumber,
  • Fruits like gooseberry, dry grapes, black grapes, sweet lime, pomegranate, fig, dry fig,
  • Take adequate amount of fluids like pomegranate juice, lemon juice, amla juice, sweet lime juice,
  • A cup of lukewarm milk every two to three hours.
  • Have one teaspoonful of ghee with warm milk
  • Take adequate sleep & rest
  • Practice Yoga, Pranayam, meditation & exercise regularly

 

Don’ts (Apathya)

  • Avoid excessively spicy, sour and salty foods
  • Avoid fried and junk foods
  • Do not remain hungry. Avoid fast.
  • Do not overeat, take small frequent meals
  • Avoid untimely and irregular food habits
  • Avoid foods containing an excess amount of garlic, salt, or oil
  • Avoid lying down immediately after eating
  • Avoid, smoking, alcohol, tea, coffee and aspirin type of drugs.
  • Avoid stress

It is not difficult to control GERD, provided the instructions given by the Ayurvedic Vaid [Doctor] are pursued, correctly.

Let’s consult the expert—

Visit ‘The Madras Institute of Ayurveda’ to experience the real authentic Ayurvedic treatment.

Authentic Ayurvedic treatment from hip pain treatment to the management of paralysis is available in the heart of Chennai city. An ambience of greenery offers comfort and therapy, crafted with maximum care to promote holistic healing. So, log on to www.miayurveda.org for any further questions.

 

hip pain treatment

Hip Pain Treatment- The Ayurvedic Way

Hip pain is a sign of high Vata dosha according to Ayurveda.  It is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint Hip Pain Treatment.

In the Ayurvedic tradition, regular oil massage, or snehana, is revered as a highly effective form of therapy for all sorts of ailments. Massage helps reduce pain because it tames vata, allays joint and muscle stiffness, increases circulation, mobilizes toxins, and relaxes the body.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Ayurveda welcomes and accepts pain, even while trying to relieve it, for Nature intends pain to be a multi-layered message to us. Underlying the immediate directive—stop using that body part lies a request to look into our lives and see what we are doing to create this misery.”

If you tend to ignore your body’s messages until pain overwhelms you, problems get out of control. Certain unconscious habits—holding your breath, chronically tensing your muscles, suppressing your emotions, eating over processed, refined food, ingesting too much caffeine or not enough water—make us more susceptible to pain because they aggravate vata, the dosha that is involved when there is pain. If you can step back and observe which of your activities and habits contribute to the problem, you can start to undo your pain naturally.

All-Natural Pain Remedy—Ayurveda Suggests—–

  1. Systematic relaxation

The next time you’re inclined to pop a pill for your symptoms, spend 10 minutes doing a systematic relaxation in Shavasana (corpse pose) instead. This practice can reduce muscle spasms, relieve tension, and calm the mind naturally.

 

  1. Massage

In the ayurvedic tradition, regular oil massage, or Snehana, is revered as a highly effective form of therapy for all sorts of ailments. Massage helps reduce pain because it tames Vata, allays joint and muscle stiffness, increases circulation, mobilizes toxins, and relaxes the body. Once a week would be good.

Ayurvedic physicians can choose ideal combinations for each individual. The therapies like Tailadhara (pouring of medicated oils), Nhavarakkizhi (massage with bolus of rice boiled in medicated milk) and Ksheera vasthi are among the most effective therapies for preventing degeneration and strengthen the joints.

  1. Diet

Food is a powerful healer. Follow a Vata-pacifying diet of warm, moist, mildly spiced, nourishing foods for a month and see if it makes a difference. The sweet, salty, and sour tastes are all Vata pacifying—just make sure you find natural, healthy sources of sweets (like ripe plums, pears, or dates) but don’t overdo it. Overeating aggravates Vata.

  1. Gentle Asana

Pain can discourage us from stretching and moving the way we normally do, restricting your movement will only compound the problem. Toxins accumulate where there is stagnation and congestion in the body, and this causes pain. Contracting and relaxing our muscles with gentle asanas relieves the stagnation by mobilizing blood, lymph, and synovial fluid. Even 15 minutes of stretching every morning or evening will make a world of difference.

  1. Aromatherapy

Studies show that the essential oils of rosemary and thyme increase blood flow to muscles and create warmth, while peppermint and myrtle have temporary painkilling effects.

 

 

  1. Herbs

Turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammatory pain, while valerian, kava kava, chamomile, skullcap, passionflower, hops, and jatamansi (the “Indian valerian”) help combat tension-related pain. Chronic pain is often a combination of inflammation and tension.

Therefore, Ayurveda’s insightful perspective on chronic pain—combined with natural remedies—can help soothe the symptoms of hip pain.

 

  • Come let’s learn more on how to conquer this pain at’ Madras Institute of Ayurveda’, Chennai. They have dedicated service by trained physicians and therapists.

 

So, connect with the expert at www.miayurveda.org for an Authentic Kerala Ayurvedic treatment.

Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis Treatment- An Ayurvedic Approach

Osteoporosis Treatment – it is a condition in which the density of bone decreases, thereby making the bones fragile. It leads to unusually porous bones that can be compressed like a sponge.  Osteoporosis results in recurrent fractures in the bones particularly the spine, hips, ribs, and wrists bones. Both women and men can be affected by this disorder.

 

Risk factors of Osteoporosis-

Age. Bone density peaks around age 30 after which bones begin to lose mass.

Gender. Women over the age of 50 are most likely to develop osteoporosis. The condition is 4 times as likely in women than men.

Family history. If parents or grandparents have had osteoporosis, then chances are higher.

Bone structure and Body weight Petite and thin men/women have a greater chance of developing osteoporosis. One of the reasons being that they have less bone to lose, than women with more body weight and larger frames.

Broken bones. Fractured bones are more susceptible to osteoporosis.

Certain diseases. Some diseases such as osteoarthritis raise the odds of getting osteoporosis.

Smoking. Bad for the bones.

Alcohol. Heavy drinking can lead to thinning of the bones and cause fractures.

So, how can we treat osteoporosis with help of Ancient Ayurveda?

Ayurvedic cure for osteoporosis is simple to follow and helps relieve the problem naturally.

 

The “Ayurvedic Approach” to preventing and treating osteoporosis involves restoring balance to all three doshas, and most particularly pacifying Vata energy.

As per Ayurveda, all the food that we eat, converts into different tissues because of Dhatu Agni (Metabolism). Calcium and vitamin D conversion to bone tissues happens with the help of Asthi Dhatu Agni. When this Asthi Dhatu Agni or metabolism does not function very well, in spite, of taking calcium and vitamins, bones start degenerating and lead to osteoporosis.
Besides this, excess vata (air) in the body also cause degeneration.

In Osteoporosis, it is very important to increase metabolism, nourish bones constantly and reduce vata regularly, which can help stimulate dhatu Agni and metabolism. The calcium and vitamin D in our body, then starts working and producing bone tissues again and Improving bone density.

Ayurveda Treatment for Osteoporosis suggests…………

 

  • Developing regularity in life. …
  • Meditating on a regular schedule. …
  • Consuming– nourishing and easy-to-digest hot and cooked food. 

 

Moreover, ayurvedic treatments such as Panchakarma are practiced to, treat osteoporosis since ages.

So, let’s consult an expert to follow this age-old ayurvedic therapy—-

The ‘Madras Institute of Ayurveda’ (MIA) has a full-fledged out-patient and in-patient department with facilities for consultation in different specialties, regular check-ups, etc.  Successful treatment programs for an entire spectrum of diseases are offered.

Contact MI Ayurveda Clinic Chennai for any further questions you may have about Osteoporosis. You can also log on to www.miayurveda.org or call at +91-9444615161.

Digestion

The Foundation of Good Eating Habits – With Ayurveda

‘The Act of eating’ is life giving and The Process of digestion, is the critical half of it!!! Benefits of right Eating Habits-Eating for maximum benefit requires awareness and is important for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health—

 

  • Stimulating Digestion- When we sit down to eat with our stomach in a relaxed posture and our awareness on the taste, texture and smell of the food, then digestion is greatly improved. For optimal digestion, our bodies need a suitable environment, for it to start an uplifting and a settled environment allows the body to process and absorb the nutrients from our meals. Standing, walking, driving and other similar activities can inhibit digestion.
  • Another way to improve digestion is stimulate the ‘Agni’ or Digestive fire in our stomach, before we begin eating. Weak digestive fire may result in fatigue after eating —

 

So, to handle this, “The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians” recommends Right Eating which include the following—

*Eat sitting down, in a settled environment, without the T.V on.

*Eat a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger with a few drops of lemon and a pinch of      salt, before a full meal. The blend of spices activates the salivary glands, producing the necessary enzymes to help digest the nutrients in the food and help support absorption by the body.

* Follow nature’s prescription of suitable times to eat. Our digestive system is closely tied to the solar cycle.

*Ayurveda suggests that lunch be the largest meal of the day, since that is the time when the digestive fire is at maximum potency. As the sun goes down, so does our digestive fire.

*Avoid ice-cold drinks and foods

*Chew food thoroughly.

*Stay Hydrated.

*Eat mindfully and only when hungry.

*Add healthy fats to your diet. Good Digestion requires eating enough fat.

Good Nutrition goes beyond eating foods that are fresh and wholesome. If the process of digestion is sluggish, the body creates sticky food residue called ‘Ama’, that can clog the channels in our body and hinder the process of assimilation. Proper digestion and metabolism on the other hand results in the conversion of the foods you eat into healthy body tissues.

A few Ayurvedic Dietary Rules—

-Leave 4 hours between meals with no snacking [Eating in between meals weakens the digestive fire].

-The sign that the previous meal is digested is when the breath is fresh.

-Drink hot water to stimulate the digestive fire [Agni]

-Eating foods with cold, wet and heavy qualities, weakens the Agni.

-Avoid contradicting food combinations, such as raw and cooked foods together and very hot and cold foods at the same time.

Therefore, what you eat can nourish and strengthen the digestive fire, boosting your digestive system—or on the other hand it can smother it, leading to an impaired, weakened or imbalanced Agni. So, the health goal is to balance this ‘Digestive Fire.’

“A diet of Simple Foods is the Best for your Gut”

Joint Pain Treatment

Joint Pain Treatment in “Ayurveda”

Joint Pain Treatment – Joints are the vital parts of our body and in case injured or inflamed, they can cause immobility and pain. Joint pain and stiffness are common complaints about many.

Notable causes of joint pain can rise from, number of conditions that include–

*Medical complications arising from treatments for other problems.

* While there are many kinds of joint pain, the most common ones are Osteo Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can be very worrisome and can make a person unable to fully perform his/her daily activities. In severe cases, it disrupts sleep to a certain extent.

*Injury or Accidents

*Inflammation of joints

*Leukemia

*Degeneration

*Sprains and strains.

Common Symptoms of Joint Pain-

*Swelling

*Stiffness

*Limited range of motion

*Tenderness

*Fever

*Weakness

 

Holistic Treatment of Joint Pain— Through Ayurveda— Ayurveda offers ‘Safe and Effective treatment alternatives for joint pain.

The herbs used in Ayurveda have all shown to reduce inflammation by interfering with the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body.

The Efficiency of joint pain treatment through Ayurveda—

Ayurvedic specialists explain that joints are the vital parts of the body and in case of a disease, injury or fracture, they cease to function as they ought to. Treating joint pain with an ayurvedic approach is an individualized process. A patient is 1st diagnosed and evaluated as per the symptoms. Doctor may require an X-ray or an MRI, before treatment. Any treatment approach will aim at balancing the ‘Vata’[ combination of air and ether] which causes the inflammation and pain. Your treatment approach is influenced by the severity of the joint condition. Treatments also include massaging the joints with enriched oils and other herbs. Applying the medicated paste on the diseased joint is another treatment approach.

What happens in Ayurvedic Treatment—

Ayurvedic medicines combined with some joint exercises and therapies help to give natural and gradual relief from stiffness, swelling and joint pain. You can get rid of taking pain killers provided you do comfortable and easy movements regularly. Ayurvedic medicines can help in maintaining the healthy joints, from there on.

Does Ayurvedic Treatment have a Permanent cure for Joint Pain???

Well, Ayurvedic medicines work best to cure and root out the joint pain but it is just a remedial approach, depending on the nature and extent of the problem.

Ayurveda is —Holistic Healing Through Herbs

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7 ways to reduce back pain in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is all about natural healing and it has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. The word Ayurveda means (ayur =life, veda= knowledge). This age old tradition has been here for many years and still holds a cure for many ailments.

These days a lot of us face lifestyle related diseases and back pain is one of them. Also known as ‘Nitambha shoola’ or ‘Kaati shoola’ that causes pain and muscle weakness.

Here are the 7 ways to reduce back pain in India

  • Kati Bashi (Back oil dough therapy)

One of the most popular treatment in Ayurveda, diffused oil is used on the back. The process helps the oil to get submerged in the body which gives a healing impact. It’s a tried and tested method that gives a huge relief instantly to the patient suffering from back pain.

  • Camphor oil therapy

‘Camphor’ or ‘karpoor’ is widely used for Ayurvedic treatment. This is a very simple technique, but can work wonders for the back pain. Heat some coconut oil and add a few pieces of camphor. Once it gets cooled, store in air tight container. Massage it daily before bedtime.

  • Cut down intake of pungent spices

Daily intake of pungent spices can aggravate back pain. It dries the body and disbalances the ‘vata’ which results in back pain.

  • Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has many benefits and the healing properties are immense. It’s a very simple procedure to cure back pain. Just add a few drops in the water and use it before bath. You will get energized and will instantly see a relief from back pain as well.

  • Turmeric and Ginger

It has inflammatory properties that help in reducing pain in the body. Daily intake of these will prevent back pain from spreading.

  • Follow a Vata diet

The kind of food you consume creates a massive difference in the body. Have a warm, mildly spiced diet that will maintain a proper balance in the body. Overeating irritates the Vata.

  • Exercise

Exercise is something one must not avoid. Mild stretching and exercise can ease the pain. It helps to relax the muscles. Start with 15 minutes and gradually increase the timing .

Back pain can cause serious discomfort in the body. Because of our modern lifestyle, our movements have become restricted and we often consume junk food. Follow these simple principles and keep back pain at bay.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears – How Can MI Ayurveda Clinic Chennai, Help You Overcome This Exasperating Condition?

Those who have heard about tinnitus are well aware of how challenging this condition is, often completely derailing regular routines of daily living. In most cases you often hear the calming words that you need to somehow learn to accept this condition and make it a part of your life. Now, that’s much easier said than done, especially when the condition is severe. Imagine having to listen to a constant sound, not necessarily ringing, that only you can hear. What if that sound is always present, at all times, at varying intensities? Yes, tinnitus, or Karnanada, as we address the condition in Ayurveda, needs immediate attention and lifestyle-driven Ayurveda-based care to help you manage the difficult complications of this condition. But before we go to the solution at Ayurveda Clinic Chennai, let’s find out a little more about tinnitus.

Tinnitus
Tinnitus Treatment at Ayurveda Clinic Chennai

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus refers to a constant sound a person perceives often, intermittently, after specific stimuli, or all the time. It varies from a ringing and a whistle to the sound of waves. The intensity of the sound can vary, from being faint and manageable to being unbearably loud. None of these sounds emanate from the person’s environment. They are generated from within the body; hence no one else can hear these sounds. It can affect one or both ears and can completely destroy activities of regular living, with chances of the person even becoming depressed from a feeling of complete helplessness

Why does it occur?

Many reasons have been attributed as the triggers of tinnitus, but Ayurveda approaches this condition differently. But first let’s look at the common triggers/

Something as simple as excessive wax in the ears can lead to tinnitus. Similarly, loud noises or other infections that damage the hair cells or tiny nerves in your inner ear can cause tinnitus. Some medications such as even aspirin are known to trigger tinnitus. Serious underlying conditions such as tumors or cardiovascular conditions also have tinnitus as one of its symptoms. However, presence of tinnitus is not a diagnosis of any of these conditions.

Ayurveda has a completely different take on tinnitus. An imbalance of vata roga is often the root cause of this condition. Ayurveda considers tinnitus as an indicator of a critical internal imbalance associated with the brain. Hence stress is often considered an important trigger for tinnitus. This stress could be caused by improper sleep-wake cycles, excessive use of mobile phones, laptops, and other devices that generate harmful radiations, excessive physical or mental pressure, improper dietary habits, sudden traumatic events, unmonitored harmful exercise routines, and unmonitored intake of medications. All these factors cause an imbalance of vata roga, which manifests in the form of tinnitus. Pitta and kapha roga imbalances can also cause tinnitus but the intensity of the sound varies in these cases.

Managing tinnitus

You definitely require the support of an expert Ayurveda doctor or our doctor at MI Ayurveda Clinic Chennai to manage tinnitus effectively. It requires patience and the determination to change your entire lifestyle, from diet to exercise. I have listed below some of the common approaches that help you manage the condition.

Diet

Always ensure that your food is warm. Completely avoid cold water, chilled food, bitter preparations, and dry food. Add butter to your food, and avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. All the factors that exacerbate vata roga should be eliminated from your diet. Ensure that you follow a strict diet routine of eating on time and spacing out your meals sensibly.

Ayurveda procedures that can help

Karnapooranam: This simple procedure involves introducing medicated Ayurveda oils, or even garlic or sesame oil , into the ears and holding the oil in the ears for about 10 minutes. While its primary effect is to cleanse the ear, this procedure also helps relieve stress and regain the vata balance.

Nasya: The ear, nose, and throat are connected integrally. Hence the calming effect of nasya with medicated herbal formulations in warm sesame oil can help in restoring vata balance. Both these procedures can be performed at home, with the advice of an expert Ayurveda doctor.

Gargling: The throat is the third critical element that completes the triad that needs attention in case of tinnitus. Gargling with medicated herbal formulations known to serve as nerve tonics can be quite beneficial when repeated consistently.

Abhyangam: Of course, massaging the head and feet with medicated Ayurveda formulations can stimulate blood circulation, rejuvenate your body, and calm your mind. Interestingly many points on the feet have a direct beneficial effect on the ears.

Lifestyle changes

Include procedures such as simple scalp massages, nasya, and karnapooranam into your routine, with the strict guidance of your Ayurveda doctor. Limit your exposure to loud noise such as those from head phones and reduce the time you spend in front of your laptop, mobile phones, and other such devices. Practice medication, focusing on the total silence around you as you meditate. Avoid exposure to cold and adopt more warm elements in your life, from warm water to warm clothes and warm temperature setting. Explain your condition to your family members and other people close to you, so they can help you manage the condition effectively. As much as possible reduce stress and find ways of calming your mind and body.

Contact me at MI Ayurveda Clinic Chennai for any further questions you may have about tinnitus. You can connect with me at http://www.miayurveda.org/ or call me at +91-9444615161.

Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda

Ensuring Bone Health with Ayurvedic Nutrition: Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda

Bones form the core of our body, giving every human their basic shape and size. But that’s not all! Bones have many critical roles to play; however, very often wear and tear that comes with aging starts eroding the bones, leading to multiple bone health complications, from osteoporosis and osteoarthritis to scoliosis. Very often, when my patients looking for Orthopedic Treatment Ayurveda who come to my Ayruveda hospital, Chennai with bone-related complications, they are surprised when I assess their nutrition and digestive capabilities. Interestingly, it’s not just wear and tear that’s the culprit, it’s equally the toxins that build up in the digestive system, especially the intestines, that are the culprit. So let’s find out everything there is about the framework of our body – our precious bones!

Why is bone health so important to our body?

Yes, bones form the foundation of our body, giving it shape and size and supporting the muscular tissues. But they have much greater roles to play – they protect vital organs, from the heart to the liver; they are important reserves for precious minerals such as calcium, zinc, and iron; they help in forming blood in their marrows; and they contribute to managing the sensitive electrolyte balance of the body. With Ayurveda scriptures listing many more wondrous benefits of the bones, it’s no wonder that protecting the bones is one of the prime responsibilities of the body.

Focusing on bone health

A common misconception is that you need to focus on bone health only during childhood. This wrong assumption leads many adults to ignore their calcium, vitamin D, and other bone-related needs, resulting in serious bone-related conditions. Bones work on a continuous cycle of creation, growth, death, and elimination, regenerating and healing in case of injuries such as fractures. Hence bones are robust enough to handle all the stress of daily activities. The awareness that bone health should be your focus across all ages is fast increasing, with even the ads spreading information about the need for bone nutrition, especially for women.

The relevance of bone or asthidhathu in Ayurveda

Ayurveda refers to bon as ashtidhathu and is closely related to vata roga. This is why complications in the digestive tract, especially the intestines, cause serious bone-related issues. Vata roga is related to strong intestinal health; hence the presence of ama or toxins in the intestine increases the acidity of the blood. As a result, it takes up all the available calcium to neutralize the excessive acidity. This leads to weak and calcium-depleted bones. Hence, vata imbalance causes reduction in asthidhatu, resulting in osteoporosis and we cover these in orthopedic treatment Ayurveda.

How can you ensure bone health with nutrition and lifestyle changes?

A strong bone-friendly diet and following a healthy lifestyle are critical to ensure that your bones are well taken care of at all times.

Nutrition

Your nutrition should include Vitamin D and calcium-friendly food items – often related to the air and earth, which essentially mean leafy vegetables, grains, sesame, ghee and coconut oil. In addition, bones also require minor amounts of vitamin K and other minerals. However, do not go overboard with self-medication since excess of anything can also be harmful. Hence look for natural ways of supplementing your bones with the required nutrition. Quality time in the sun can also help provide the much-needed Vitamin D, for instance. Hence take the guidance of your Ayurveda doctor before you start on any nutritional support approach.

In orthopedic treatment Ayurveda, we will find different body constitution requires different nutrition to support the bones. For example, people with a predominantly vata constitution require food rich in calcium to sustain their bones, so they have to include curd, root vegetables, sesame, and other nuts in their diet. People with pitta-based constitutions should include legumes such as beans, citrus fruits such as oranges, and kale in their diet, while those with kapha-based constitution should include green vegetables such as ladies finger and legumes.

Herbal formulations

Your Ayurvedic doctor, after a detailed assessment of your current bone health, could recommend appropriate Ayurveda formulations that help restore bone strength or support bone growth in case of fractures. Common examples include guggulu, ashwagandha, and triphala.

Caring for the intestine

Since intestinal health is closely related to bone health, ensure that you pay attention to nourishing your digestive system and hydrating your body carefully. Stay away from junk food and spicy food. Sesame, milk, curd, and many other food items are known to have probiotic effect on the intestinal flora.

Healthy lifestyle

Promote a healthy lifestyle that’s bone friendly. Adopt yoga or a physical activity without straining your body too much so you do not risk bone disorders with a sedentary lifestyle. Get enough sunlight and stay away from smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse.

Maintaining bone health is a critical responsibility that all of us owe to our body – with the right amount of exercise, nutrition, and physical activity, you will easily be able to ensure that your bone stays fit and healthy throughout your lifetime.

Contact me for any questions related to bone health, bandage, orthopedic treatment Ayurveda you have about bone health. You can connect with me at http://www.miayurveda.org/ Ayruveda hospital , Chennai or call me at +91-9444615161.

 

 

Panchakarma Treatment Chennai

Detoxify and Nourish Your Body with Ayurveda – Panchakarma Treatment Chennai

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s power-packed secret for detoxifying the body from the harmful effects of imbalances in rogas, accumulating ama in the digestive system, reduced immunity, and other conditions that affect the body and mind. Panchakarma literally means five modes of treatment that serve as five critical approaches to purify the body and mind, resulting in complete rejuvenation. The treatment approach is personalized – depending on every individual’s requirements in terms of age, health status, mental status, strength, body constitution, roga balance, how strong the digestive system is, and immunity, in addition to other details. With many inquiries that I receive at my Ayurveda hospital in Chennai focusing on details regarding Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, I thought it’s best to give some quick refresher pointers on what Panchakarma is and why it is so beneficial to restore health.

Why should you embrace Panchakarma?

Panchakarma has evolved as a strong therapeutic procedure that is fast embracing not just staunch believers of Ayurveda but also every wellness-seeking individual. The benefits of this miraculous treatment modality is quite well-known by now. Panchakarma’s ability to restore your body’s mental and physical balance, enabling complete internal detoxification, curing illnesses, and building immunity is what makes it the gold standard of Ayurveda treatments.

Here are some of the well-known benefits of Panchakarma:

  1. Body purification by removing the toxins accumulated in the body through digestive tract, nose, and skin.
  2. Improved blood circulation and hence nourishment to the cells and tissues
  3. Improved metabolic capability since the body is now rid of all harmful elements
  4. The rejuvenated body is now strong with impressive immunity
  5. Panchakarma also delivers the benefit of weight loss
  6. This treatment modality also calms the mind, relieving it of all stress

Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, hence strengthens the body, mind, and soul by getting rid of all the toxins that accumulate in our body and stress our mind as a result of our current lifestyle choices.

What happens in Panchakarma?

 Panchakarma Treatment . Ayurvedic clinic

This is definitely not a one- or two-day wonder where you walk in, get a massage, and walk out. It requires many weeks and individual-based complete focus to complete the protocols. The process can be physically and mentally exhausting. Hence an experienced Ayurveda doctor has to necessarily perform an in-depth assessment of your body’s situation and determine your capability of undergoing this strenuous procedure.

Panchakarma includes 5 treatment protocols, but the entire process includes three critical stages:

  1. Poorvakarma
  2. Pradhanakarma
  3. Paschatkarma

Poorvakarma

This stage prepares the body for the strenuous protocols of the main treatment. At this stage your expert Ayruveda doctor will review your body constitution, immunity levels, and mental strength to determine the exact karmas to be used in the treatment. Your therapists will then prepare your body to withstand the strenuous pradhankarma. This preparatory steps include snehana and swedana.

Snehana involves massaging the body with a select herbal formulation that your Ayurveda doctor recommends specifically for you. The massage improves blood circulation, relaxes your muscles, and helps in moving out the toxins from the tissues. Swedana involves fomentation, which softens and relaxes the tissues and helps remove the toxins in the form of sweat.

Pradhanakarma

The most exhausting part of the procedure is the pradhanakarma. Each procedure requires extensive focus and skill; hence ensure that your therapists are experts who work under the stringent supervision of your Ayurveda doctor. The multiple steps of this stage include purgation, enema, nasal treatment, and digestive tract cleansing.

Vamana

This first step is critical to remove kapha roga imbalance, which helps in case of allergies, asthma, cough, nasal congestion, and related conditions. The process involves inducing vomiting through a combination on snehana, swedana, and internal medications. This requires a few days, as the body needs to completely remove the toxins.

Virechana

This step focuses on the digestive tract and hence is beneficial to correct pitta roga imbalances that cause digestive disorders, skin conditions, joint pain, jaundice, diabetes, and other conditions. Virechana involves inducing purgation and thorough cleansing of the bowels using both internal and external treatments such as Ayurvedic purgatives and massages, respectively.

Basti

This involves administering enemas and related ghee or milk-based Ayruvedic formulations through the rectum. This step removes vata, pitta, and kapha roga imbalances and is great for digestive tract conditions such as colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, piles. muscular spasms, arthritis, kidney stones, and obesity.

Nasya

This fourth step involves administering Ayurvedic oil-based formulations through the nasal cavity and then flushing them out along with the toxins. This procedure removes toxins from head and neck. This step is useful in managing insomnia, nasal conditions, sinusitis, and migraine.

Rakthamokshana

This step is rarely followed and is considered only in case of severe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and other related disorders. This involves removing impure blood from a selected area or the entire body.

Paschatkarma

The body is exhausted after multiple days of this strenuous treatment; hence the paschatkarma helps in nourishing the body back to normalcy. The experts watch your body’s response to ensure that there are no untoward responses to the detoxification procedure. For Panchakarma Treatment Chennai, your Ayurveda doctor will plan and monitor your diet so you are gradually nourished back to health. Your doctor will also make healthy lifestyle recommendations.

Contact me for any questions you have about panchakarma treatments, and their benefits. You can connect with me at http://www.miayurveda.org/ or call me at +91-9444615161.