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AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR AMLAPITTA / gastic Ulcer – peptic ulcer

AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR AMLAPITTA / gastic Ulcer – peptic ulcer

1.GULUCYADI KASHAYA
2.ARAGWADHAMRTADI KASHAYA
3.PUNARNNAVASAVA
4.AVIPATTI CURNA
5.DADIMADI GHRTA
6.TIKTAKAM GRITHAM
7.MAHA TIKTAKAM GRITHAM
8.NALIKERE KHANDA
9.AMLAPITTANTAKA LOUHA

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

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AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR AMLAPITTA / gastic Ulcer – peptic ulcer

AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR AMLAPITTA / gastic Ulcer – peptic ulcer

1.GULUCYADI KASHAYA
2.ARAGWADHAMRTADI KASHAYA
3.PUNARNNAVASAVA
4.AVIPATTI CURNA
5.DADIMADI GHRTA
6.TIKTAKAM GRITHAM
7.MAHA TIKTAKAM GRITHAM
8.NALIKERE KHANDA
9.AMLAPITTANTAKA LOUHA

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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Ayurvedic Foot Massage for Good Sleep

Ayurvedic Foot Massage for Good Sleep

Foot massage…Pada Abhyangam as it is called in Ayurveda is a good and simple cost effective remedy for those who are suffering from sleeplessness or for those who have been victims of disturbed sleep. As such a complete body massage given by a trained therapist gives complete relaxation…but a foot massage would really be a complementary addition and would come in handy.

Foot is called as Pada in Ayurveda and is one of the five Karmendriyas or functional organs of importance. Pada or foot helps us in the karma(function) of gamana(locomotion). It is an important organ since we move from place to place only with the help of pada. Any pain or discomfort in foot handicaps all our works either for a short time or for a longer duration. Much of our life activity is dependant on our foot. The foot undergoes enormous stress and strain…due to the day long activities of ours…and also carries our weight.

How does Pada Abhyangam(foot massage) work??…

Vata dosha…one of the 3 humoral factors governing the body functions… being located in the lower parts of the body controls the movements of the lower limbs (as it does control the other vital movements of the body organs and fluids). Due to excessive workload on the foot and more activities…the vata dosha gets vitiated…and may disturb your sleep aswell apart from disturbing other functions of the body. A refreshing foot massage…even at home using a medicated Ayurvedic oil will pacify the vitiated vata and relax you apart from providing good sleep. It relaxes the body and mind, relieves pain and discomfort, improves circulation and vision…….and calms the nerves.

How to do a foot massage at home?

Just before retiring at night…wash your feet thoroughly with warm water to remove dirt.
Passively heat an Ayurvedic oil as prescribed…until it gets luke warm.
Massage the foot gently for about 20 minutes to half an hour.
Place your feet in hot water for about 10 minutes.
Remove feet….and wipe off with towel.
Relax for 15 minutes listening music and go to sleep.
Enjoy a relaxing sleep and feel the difference………..Good Night…Sweet dreams…………….

Oils which can be used for foot massage:

Ksheerabala tailam
Mahamasha tailam
Dhanwantaram tailam
Narayana tailam
Sahacharadi tailam
Bala Ashwagandhadi tailam………..etc

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

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Ayurveda for Computer Vision Syndrome(CVS)

Ayurveda for Computer Vision Syndrome(CVS)

Computer is the most beautiful gift ever to the mankind from the modern day science. Most of us are exposed to the computers and work on it throughout the day..some of us do it overnight also. Even today’s children are no exception. Most of our day to day work depends on the use of computers. But at the end of the day our eyes get tired and sick. They dont recover even after adequate rest since we cannot avoid the cause…i.e the computers. This problem has become very common today. This condition is called CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome.People who spend more than two hours on a computer each day will experience symptoms of CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome.

Symptoms of CVS

Eye Strain: Feeling of irritation and tiredeness of the eyes.
Dry eyes.
Burning sensation in the eyes.
Headache or heavyness of the head.
Sleeplessness.
General tiredeness and not awakening fresh in the morning.
Drowsiness during work.
Focusing difficulties
Aching eyes
Double vision & Blurring vision
Light sensitivity
Neck and Shoulder pain

Ayurveda and CVS:

If you are a professional or a student using computers for more than couple of hours a day and are experiencing one or more of the above said complaints, you are or might be a victim of CVS. You need to take caution and care for your eyes before your eyes give way. Dont worry.. Ayurveda can help you regain your eye strength and glow. Ayurveda helps rejuvenate your eyes and also make them capable of bearing the day to day stress.

Ayurvedic treatments for CVS

Netra Tarpana.
Netra Dhara.
Aschottana.
Vidalaka.
Netra Sanjeevini.
Nasya/Shiro virechana.
Shiro dhara/Shiro Abhyangam and/or Shiro pichu.
Netrya taladharana.
Virechana.
Pada Abhyanga.
Netrya gandhoosha.

“Sarvendriyanam Nayanam Pradhanam” (Su Sam)

Eyes are gods greatest gift and are said to be the best among all sense organs as per Ayurveda. All our life activities are possible only when our vision is proper

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

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Arthritis and Ayurvedic Treatment

Arthritis and Ayurvedic Treatment

Arthritis and Ayurveda: Arthritis is not a new concept for Ayurvedic science. Rather we can tell that Ayurveda is the first medical science to explain arthritis and other joint related problems. We can find references of various type of arthritis which simulate with those explained in the modern texts. Arthritis in Ayurveda is a disease involving the vitiated vata dosha in one or the other form, though the other doshas-pitta and kapha are also invariably involved being disturbed in varying proportions. The main dhatus afflicted are rasa-rakta(blood), mamsa(muscles, tendons, ligaments) and ashti(bone and joints). When these tissues are afflicted by one or more of the above said doshas with predominance of vata arthritis get manifested. Disturbed metabolism(agni dushti), circulating endo-toxins(ama), improper food and activities(mithya ahara and vihara) etc are also the chief causes. This indicates that most of the arthritis according to Ayurveda have a systemic origin).

Types of Arthritis as per Ayurveda: Many conditions resembling various types of the modern day arthritis is available in the Ayurveda viz:

*Amavata: Where ama is involved along with vata to produce a picture resembling an inflammatory arthritis with special mention of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

*Sandhigata vata: Where the vitiated vata enters the joints and occupies them causing swelling, pain etc. This condition indicates the explanation similar to degenerative arthritis w.s.r.t Osteo-Arthritis.

Vata-Rakta: Where the vitiated vata along with the vitiated rakta produce painful conditions of the joints mimicking the picture of crystal arthritis w.s.r.t Gouty-Arthritis.

There are many other conditions explained but the above said are important ones. The notable feature is the mention of the word vata in common in all the conditions.

Treatment of Arthritis in Ayurveda:

The treatment of arthritis can be initiated only after understanding the ailment in detail(nidana panchaka) and after a thorough examination of the patient through Dashavida pariksah(10 fold examination of the patient), Trividha(3 fold examination) and Ashta Stana Pariksha(examination of 8 essential parameters). In general the below said treatment can be implemented as per the type of the arthritis being dealt:

*Langhana(fasting and other forms of treatment which bring lightness in the body), Deepana(enhancing the digestive fire or improving the metabolism),Pachana(digesting the endotoxins and separating them from the association with morbid doshas) etc when ama is associated with the doshas in the pathogenesis of the arthritis. Eg in Amavata

*Shodana(purificatory measures including panchakarma): In the form of :

1.Virechana(purgation) – in all types of arthritis

2.Vasti(medicated enemas) – Kashaya vastis(decoction enemas) and teekshna vastis(strong enemas-evacuatory) in amavata, Ksheera vastis(medicated enemas prepared in milk base) in vatarakta, Anuvasana and matra vastis(oil or ghee enemas) in sandhigata vata etc

3.Rakta mokshana(blood letting) – In vatarakta

4. Snehapana – Intake of medicated oils and ghee – in amavata/sandhigatavata/vatarakta

*Sthanika Chikitsa(Local treatment):

1. Janu vasti(oil pooling around the knee joints in a chamber constructed around the joint using flour so as to accomodate oil) – in sandhigata vata

2.Patra pinda sweda(sudation to the painful joint using medicated leaves tied in a cloth in the form of a bolus) – in sandhigatavata

3. Shastika shali pinda sweda(sudation to the painful joint using processed rice tied in a cloth in the form of bolus) – in sandhigata vata

4. Lepa and Upanaha( annointments and poultices) – in all types of arthritis

5. Abhyangam and swedana(massage and fomentation) – in sandhigatavata

6. Vaaluka sweda(sudation to the painful joint using heated sand tied in a cloth in the form of a bolus) – in amavata

7. Parisheka(sprinkling or spraying medicated fluids) – in vatarakta

8. Sandhi pichu(keeping a cotton pad dipped in medicated oil in contact with afflicted joint and wrapping it with a bandage to keep it in position) – in sandhigata vata

*Shamana Chikitsa: (Palliable treatment in the form of oral medication) – Some of the important medicines useful in various types of arthritis are mentioned below:

Oils for application: Balaguluchyadi tailam, BalaAshwagandadi tailam/kuzhambu, Chandanadi tailam, Dhanwantaram khuzhambu, Karpasasthyadi tailam, Karpooradi coconut oil, Kottamchukkadi tailam, Ksheerabala tailam, Madhuyashtyadi tailam, Mahamasha tailam, Murivenna, Narayana tailam, Pinda tailam, Sahacharadi tailam, Vatamardanam kuzhambu, Vatashini tailam

Oils and ghee for internal consumption: Bala tailam, Dhanwantaram tailam(3 & 101), Gandha tailam, Ksheerabala tailam(3 & 101), Sahacharadi tailam, Gulgulu tiktakam ghritam, Varanadi ghritam etc

Kashayam’s: Amrutottaram Kashayam,Balaguluchyadi Kashayam,Dhanwantaram Kashayam, Gulgulutiktakam Kashayam/Tablets, Kokilaksham Kashayam,Maharasnadi Kashayam/Tablets,Rasnadi Kashayam(small and big),

Tablets: Amruta Gulgulu/Amruta Gulgulu(DS), Dhanwantaram/Mahadhanwantaram Gulika, Kaishora Gulgulu/Kaishora Gulgulu(DS), Shaddarana gulika/Shaddarana gulika(DS), Yogaraja Gulgulu/Yogaraja Gulgulu(DS) etc

Patent medicines from the house of Arya Vaidya Nilayam(AVN):

*Amavatari Kashayam: Contains important ingredients like Amruta, Kokilaksha, Punarnava and Dashamoola. Indicated in – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-immune Collagen diseases, Ankylosing Spondylosis, Gout, Dermato-Myositis, Osteo-Arthritis.

All the above articles / blog posts are not the original contribution from author, please consider a opinion of qualified doctor, if you considering this. If you need a advice please contact Dr. Anil Joy email: [email protected]

Thank You,

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