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ANTI ANXIETY AYURVEDIC DRUGS AND TREATMENT This category of medicine contains drugs that

ANTI ANXIETY AYURVEDIC DRUGS AND TREATMENT

This category of medicine contains drugs that have tendency to calm down a person suffering from anxiety or stress due to any internal or external cause. Yhis is particularly used to control the psychosomatic disorders and phobias. The general use of ant-anxiety drugs is meant to control the tension up to severe phobias. The stage of anxiety or tension can be characterized as the reaction to the stress, danger that can be real or imaginary. The patient is having fast pulse, excess sweating, trembling, fatigue, and weakness. there may be thirst also. Certain cases that are advance stages of anxiety are epilepsy, pregnancy cases, panic disorders, and phobias. The early stages of anxiety disorders are treated easily by using the ant anxiety drugs and counseling but for complicated cases the prolonged treatment under the observation is required. For this purpose of treatment the anti-anxiety category drugs are used.
The anxiety disorders may be classified as, panic conditions, the social phobia, the obsessive-compulsive disorders and general anxiety conditions. The symptoms of the disorders are not seen in an isolated manner. In common the patient is having the syndrome of symptoms and they are complicated. The rare cases are seen with patient having symptoms of single disorder.
Normally the patient is having depression and other complications. It is seen that the anxiety disorders cannot be cured fully, the patient is relieved from the acuteness of the symptoms and the consistency of normal conditions is maintained by the use of drugs and behavior therapy. In ayurvedic classical texts the description of the anxiety disorders is seen in the bhootvidya (psychiatric) segment. The basic definition of health in ayurveda is a state of physical and mental well-being.
Ayurveda states that the emotional disorders as well as mental state of a patient must be balanced and should be in equilibrium. The reason behind the anxiety disorders in ayurveda is pragya apradh (the unhealthy adaptation of physical and mental type leading into the mental imbalance). The improper diet and life style that leads the disturbed state of mind causes the negative feelings that overwhelm the mind. This is termed as manovaha strota vyadhi (the disease of mental condition. The unmaad (hysteria) and apasmaar (epilepsy) are the diseases described in ayurveda.
The root cause for these disorders are purva janmakrtia (sins of the previous birth), viruddha ahaar vihaar (improper diet, overindulgence in sex, over stress), and the graha avesha (astrological and occult reasons). the pathology of the anxiety disorders in ayurveda is due to the vikriti of manovaha strota due to vata.
The basic line of treatment in ayurveda for this disease is to eliminate the vata dushti (reason). For this the nasya therapy (inhalation therapy) is used as the ayurveda suppose the nasal cavity as entrance of the brain. The anxiety disorders and the symptoms described in the classical ayurvedic text are nearly the same with those of modern sciences. The symptoms in anxiety disorders can be divided into physical symptoms and mental symptoms.
The physical symptoms are the consistent condition of the reflex action that body shows in cases of danger like increased pulse, heartbeat, hot or cold flashes, stiffed muscles, stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia. The mental symptoms seen in the patient are restlessness, behavior problems, nervousness, imaginary fear, hyperactivity, and confusions.
The common symptoms seen in the anxiety disorders are insomnia, some times loss of memory, nervine weakness, unrest, and more specific symptoms like convulsions and phobias are there in advance stages. The causes behind anxiety disorders are either physiological like hormonal imbalance adrenal, thyroid, hypoglycemia, insomniac conditions as well as chronic disease. There are certain other reasons like drug dependency upon certain category drugs amphetamines, respiratory medications, hormones, withdrawal from benzodiazepines. The modern sciences treat the anxiety disorders by drug therapy and behavior therapy.
The behavior therapy is the first stage to control the anxiety disorders. In this therapy, the patient is exposed to the causes in a controlled environment so that they may get adapted and gain self-control to fight such conditions. The basic ideology of this is to change the basic thinking pattern by regular consoling and observations. This counseling therapy is normally taking 14 to 20 weeks. This is the best way to control the anxiety disorders.
The anti-anxiety drugs from allopathic aspect in general are sedatives like benzodiazepines, azapirones and antidepressants. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors commonly abbreviated as ssri and others like tricyclic antidepressants beta-blockers. The most of these drugs when taken for a continuous therapy creates dependency and produces side effects as well as withdrawal symptoms.
The ayurvedic line of treatment for the anxiety disorders is the use of herbs and medicines, nasya (inhalation therapy), mantra (occult rituals), and achaar vichaar (life style modification).
The herbs used as anti-anxiety drugs are sarpagandha, khus, jatamansi, bramhi, kevada, vacha, tagar, amla, and rose. the medhya (brain tonics /intellect improvisers) category drugs are used to balance the loss of concentration, memory, and insomniac disturbances. The nervine tonics like ashvagandha and bala are used to strengthen the nervous system. the choorna of single and multiple combinations are used. Like saraswat choorna, tagaradi choorna and ashvagandhadi choorna, and single drug choorna like vacha choorna, jatamansi choorna are used. along with these medicines the rasayana preparation brahmi rasayana, ghrita (ghee based medicines) like maha paishachik ghrita, panchagavya ghrita, puran ghrita, and brahmi ghrita are given to the patient.
The fermentation preparations like saraswatarishta, balarishta are used. The rasa (mercuric) preparations like krishna chaturmukh ras, unmad gajkesari ras and smriti sagar ras are frequently used in anxiety disorders. The anti convulsant used for aptantrakari vati, and svarna bhasma (calcinated ash of gold). The oil-based medicines used are dhanvantaram oil; mahanarayana oil. the confectionary based preparation is errand paka.
For controlling the insomniac conditions the jatamansi kwath (decoction) and madananand modak (big shaped sugar mixed pill) are described as anti-anxiety drugs. The herb brahmi (bacopa monari) is a good anti anxiety medicine and have good anti stress property (see- bacopa monari). The jatamansi herb is also a good sedative and is safe, as it doesn’t perform the dependency. On the other hand the sedative from the modern sciences are very much likely to produce dependency and withdrawal symptoms.
The regular use of brahmi medicated oil on scalp at bedtime and inhalation is a better preventive measure to avoid the anxiety disorders.

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AMRUTHARISHTAM AND ITS PROPERTIES The herbs in this formula are used

AMRUTHARISHTAM AND ITS PROPERTIES
The herbs in this formula are
used for all types of fever and
inflammatory conditions,
including arthritis. Also helps
relieve headaches.
Ingredients:
Jaggery, Five flame bush, Ajowan,
Tinospora, Snapdragon tree, Bael
tree, Pink jacaranda, Indian trumpet
flower, Premna, Desmodium,
Pseudarthria, Nightshade,
Puncturevine, Indian madder,
Scholar tree, Ginger, Long pepper,
Nutgrass, Indian ironwood,
Picrorhiza, Atis root, Telicherry,
Centratherum.
Recommended use:
1-2 Tbsp./15-30 ml. twice daily.

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ACUTE CYSTITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT Discuss ACUTE CYSTITIS In URINARY SYSTEM Discussion Forum

ACUTE CYSTITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Discuss ACUTE CYSTITIS In URINARY SYSTEM Discussion Forum In Case Discussion Section Of AncientAyurved.org

Ayurveda describes fourteen types of urinary tract disorders depending on the aggravated body energies. Ayurvedic regimens normally prevent surgical interference in these conditions. The line of treatment involves the removal of infection with internal detoxification, cleaning and removing any blockages in the urinary tract combined with herbs to tone the kidneys.

DEFINATION
Acute cystitis is an infection of the urinary bladder that occurs suddenly and follows a short but severe course.

WHO GETS IT

Acute cystitis is commonly seen in womens but can also occur in men’s.Women are more prone to develop cystitis because they have shorter urethras than men, and bacteria does not have to travel as far to enter the bladder. The distance between the opening of the urethra and the anus is also shorter in women than men.

CAUSES
(1)Acute cystitis is caused by bacteria that are normally present in your digestive system and on the skin around the rectum and vagina. The bacteria can pass through the urethra and up into the bladder. This can occur during sexual intercourse, because of poor personal hygiene, or due to a defect in which the urethra is shorter than normal. It is normally caused by the E.coli bacteria, which live in the bowel but can cross into the urinary system.

(2)Cystitis can also be caused by anything that blocks the flow of urine or makes it difficult for the bladder to empty completely, such as pregnancy or, in men, an enlarged prostate, tumor, or kidney stones.

(3) Acute cystitis in children is usually caused by urinary tract abnormalities

(4)A virus can also cause cystitis, but this form is rare in adults.

(5)Cystitis may also results from acute constipation.

(6)stress, poor diet, poor personal hygiene, oral contraceptive use, and those with immune system disorders can get acute cystitis.

SYMPTOMS
(1)A strong persistent urge to urinate
(2)Burning sensation while urinating
(3)Passing frequent and small amounts of urine
(4)Pain in the lower part of the abdomen or lower back
(5)Flank pain
(6)Penis pain (rare)
(7)Blood in the urine (hematuria)
(8)Cloudy and strong-smelling urine
(9)Fever, and chills
(10 )The inflamed bladder may spasm, causing pain
(11)A frequent urge to pass urine even when the bladder is empty
(12)Fatigue

TREATRMENT OF ACUTE CYSTITIS
Cystitis is a condition that Ayurveda has been studying minutely since ancient ages. Due to this, there are some very beneficial herbs that Ayurveda has found out having properties of treating the condition.

The following is a list of some of the most effective herbs used in the treatment of dysuria with their actions on the human body:-

Chandana
The powder of chandana mixed with milk and had on a regular basis is a valuable treatment for cystitis and other urinary inflammations. The effectiveness of chandana can be increased by the addition of fennel water or a piece of ginger in the infusion.

Kateli, Kantakari
Kantakari is a diuretic, i.e. it helps in the easy flow of the urine through the excretory system. It is also used as a cure for gonorrhea and urinary stones.

Kulfa
Kulfa is a very effective herb used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is common to both Indian as well as Greek traditions. Its leaves infused in water and taken twice a day can take care of the scanty urination caused due to excessive sweating. Regular use of purslane can provide immense relief from the burning sensation during micturation.

The following Ayurvedic preparations are highly beneficial in treating dysuria problems:-

Asava/Arishta

Sarivasava, Useerasava, Punarnavasava, Palashpushpasava, Dashamula Arishta,

Bhasma/Kashaya

Dashamula Kashaya
Veeratharadi Kashaya
Vanga Bhasma
Naga Bhasma

Choorna

Gokshuradi Choorna
Punarnavastaka Choorna

Ghrita

Traikantha Ghritam
Gokshuradi Ghritam

Lehya

Shatavari Gula

Rasa

Chandrakala Rasa

Vati

Gokshuradi Guggulu
Chandraprabha Vati
Dhanvantari
Kasturadi

It must be borne in mind that while taking any Ayurvedic preparation, the doctor must be consulted first. Most of the herbs do not have any side-effects (and are indeed a regular part of the diet), but some people may be allergic to certain herbs and may show adverse reactions.

SELF CARE TIPS

You can prevent acute cystitis by making sure you always empty your bladder completely when you go to the bathroom. Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Cranberry juice may have infection-fighting properties. Urinate frequently, and avoid holding your urine for a long time after you feel the urge to go. Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement to prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra. If you are sexually active, empty your bladder as soon as possible after intercourse, wash your genital area to remove any bacteria that could travel up the urethra, and drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.

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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT DEFINATION Coronary artery

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

DEFINITION

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which blood flow is obstructed through the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen – rich blood . It is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries , that supply the myocardium ( the muscle of the heart ) with oxygen and nutrients . While the symptoms and signs of coronary artery disease are noted in the advanced state of disease , most individuals with coronary artery disease show no evidence of disease for decades . The disease is the most common cause of sudden death and is also the most common reason for death of men and women over 20 years of age .
First , the inner lining of the coronary artery is damaged . This in turn provokes an inflammatory immune response that causes further damage to the artery wall . Over the time , the endothelium is compromised and large , toxic LDL cholesterol molecules can penetrate into the artery wall . The white blood cells and cholesterol combine to form a lipid foam . In the early stages of atherosclerosis , these fatty streaks are present on the arterial wall as plaque deposits . Over time , the plaque may calcify or form a hardened ” shell ” . This reduces the artery’s ability to contract or expand and narrows the artery . Thus , it reduces the amount of blood that can flow through it . If the plaque deposit ruptures , a blood clot can form at the site of the rupture or pieces of the plaque can travel through the arteries until they eventually cause a blockage . A heart attack and cardiac arrest may result .
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses , there may be partial or complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery , severely restricting the flow of oxygen – carrying blood to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Individuals with this degree of coronary artery disease typically have suffered from one or more myocardial infarctions ( heart attacks ) and may have signs and symptoms of chronic coronary ischemia .

RISK FACTORS: –
(1) Hypertension , Diabetes Mellitus .

(2) Hypercholesteorlaemia .

(3) Diet rich in saturated fats .

(4) Diet low in antioxidants .

(5) Obesity .

(6) Age , sex , family history .

(7) Smoking , regular alcohol intake .

(8) Lack of exercise .

(9) Stress .

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: –
Chest pain or Angina with physical stress . The pain may spread to the left arm or the neck , back , throat or jaw . Exertional dyspnoea is one of the primary signs . There might be numbness ( paresthesia ) or loss of feeling in the arms , shoulders or wrists . The person gets severe sweating , vertigo or dizziness . Sometimes it is associated with nausea or vomitting . There are characteristic ischemic ECG changes during stress test . ST segment depression and angina in the presence of left ventricular wall perfusion abnormalities during thallium or other stress perfusion test .

AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR CAD: –
There is one entity in Ayurveda called as ” Hrid – Shula ” . The word Hrid derived from the original word Hridaya which means the Heart . Shula means pain . The meaning of Hrid – Shula is thus , pain in ( & around ) heart . The condition occurs due to increased or altered Vata Dosha in the heart & nearby area . As we know , the main force of movement of anything in any body system is controlled & done by Vata dosha . The indigested Meda Dhatu ( Cholesterol , LDL ) , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha blocks partially or totally the normal route of vata dosha . Thus the Vata dosha gets altered too , creating pain at the Heart & nearby areas .
There are 5 types of each dosha . In all, each dosha accompanies the heart in some or the other way . When the dosha alters , some problem occurs as per the doshas . These problems can be defined as follows : –

(1) The Prana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows exertional dyspnoea , cough , hiccups , drowsiness .

(2) The Vyana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows increased heart rate & swelling at ankle joints .

(3) The Sadhak Pitta ( type of Pitta dosha ) alteration shows loss of confidence , scare , feeling of self heart beats .

(4) The Avalambak kapha ( type of Kapha dosha ) alteration shows bigger heart ( cardian dialatation ) .

(5) The Ojas alteration shows dizziness , coma , cyanosis .

Treatment as per Ayurvedic Approach : –
In the body , Hriday ( heart ) is one of the most important organ . It is called as Marma Sthana ( Vital organ ) . The most important treatment is to cut the Apachit Meda Dhatu ( LDL ) . The treatment is directed to treat the hypercholesterolaemia . The use of Gold bhasma is beneficial . The Gold bhasma provides vital strength to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Thereby restoring the normal functioning of the heart .

The most important role of Ayurvedic medicines is in preventing or reducing atherosclerosis and thereby controlling coronary artery disease . Ayurvedic formulations like various forms of Guggulu , Chandraprabha vati and herbal combinations of various herbs like Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ) , Arjuna ( Terminalia arjuna ) , Kutki ( Picrorrhiza kurroa ) , Punarnava ( Boerrhavia diffusa ) and Triphala are very useful in reducing blood cholesterol , fatty deposits in the blood vessels , atherosclerosis , blood pressure & excess fat deposition all over the body .

The use of Panchkarma can be done strictly under supervision . The panchkarma helps to restore the body doshas & maintains the metabolism . Not all , but some therapies of panchkarma can be done very effectively in the treatment of Hrid – Shula . The Virechana ( purgation ) , Basti ( Enema ) , Hrid Basti , Whole body massage helps a lot . The most basic reason of Cholesterol is treated very effectively with these therapies .

The use of Sattvavajay Chikitsa ( mental support , mental rehabilitation ) is the forefront treatment . It is very necessary to provide mental support for the affected person . The positive approach towards life & health is very important aspect . The calm mind can do this . The use of Shirodhara is the best remedy for this . It soothes the brain & refreshes the mind .

The diet should be appropriate too . The use of green vegetables & leafy vegetables is important to maintain the normal metabolism . Fresh fruits like apple , pomegrante , grapes , papaya , sweet lime etc are beneficial . Cutting down sticky foods like cheese , butter , sweets , sugar contained foods , preserved foods , white bread , saturated fat should be done . Fresh juices of fruits & soups of vegetables do wonders . The use of soup of Bottle Gourd everyday is one of the most important diet for any type of cardiac disease .

SELF CARE TIPS
What can I do to lower my risk of CAD ?

1) Don’t smoke .

2) Limit your alcohol consumption .

3) Control your blood pressure .

4) Daily exercise .

5) Eat a healthy diet . Add foods to your diet that are low in cholesterol and saturated fats , because your body turns saturated fats into cholesterol .

6) Cultivate emotional health & happiness .

Meditation : –

” Meditation ” is one of the best ways to relax , dissolve stress and allow the body to heal . It is often one of the first – line treatment of heart disease in Ayurveda . It calms the mind , nerves and emotions . An extended period of rest or reduced activity , both physical and mental , is recommended . As far as possible try to avoid stress , emotional worries and anxiety . Use Meditation to examine / understand what you really want to do in life .
Give up anger , aggression and assertion . Do 10 to 20 minutes of meditation twice a day for the well being .
Various Yoga postures ( Asanas ) and breathing exercises ( Pranayama ) provide benefits . Avoid heavy exercise . Minimize the unwanted travel .
Get plenty of sleep . Ayurveda considers sleep just as important as diet in maintaining the health . Research has linked sleep deprivation to depression , blood pressure problems and other issues that increase the risk of heart disease . Choose calm , restful activities during the evening to help the mind disconnect from the stressful senses . Keep the bedroom activities comfortable and the space clear of the television , computers and work – related materials .

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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

DEFINATION

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which blood flow is obstructed through the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen – rich blood . It is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries , that supply the myocardium ( the muscle of the heart ) with oxygen and nutrients . While the symptoms and signs of coronary artery disease are noted in the advanced state of disease , most individuals with coronary artery disease show no evidence of disease for decades . The disease is the most common cause of sudden death and is also the most common reason for death of men and women over 20 years of age .
First , the inner lining of the coronary artery is damaged . This in turn provokes an inflammatory immune response that causes further damage to the artery wall . Over the time , the endothelium is compromised and large , toxic LDL cholesterol molecules can penetrate into the artery wall . The white blood cells and cholesterol combine to form a lipid foam . In the early stages of atherosclerosis , these fatty streaks are present on the arterial wall as plaque deposits . Over time , the plaque may calcify or form a hardened ” shell ” . This reduces the artery’s ability to contract or expand and narrows the artery . Thus , it reduces the amount of blood that can flow through it . If the plaque deposit ruptures , a blood clot can form at the site of the rupture or pieces of the plaque can travel through the arteries until they eventually cause a blockage . A heart attack and cardiac arrest may result .
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses , there may be partial or complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery , severely restricting the flow of oxygen – carrying blood to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Individuals with this degree of coronary artery disease typically have suffered from one or more myocardial infarctions ( heart attacks ) and may have signs and symptoms of chronic coronary ischemia .

RISK FACTORS: –
(1) Hypertension , Diabetes Mellitus .

(2) Hypercholesteorlaemia .

(3) Diet rich in saturated fats .

(4) Diet low in antioxidants .

(5) Obesity .

(6) Age , sex , family history .

(7) Smoking , regular alcohol intake .

(8) Lack of exercise .

(9) Stress .

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: –
Chest pain or Angina with physical stress . The pain may spread to the left arm or the neck , back , throat or jaw . Exertional dyspnoea is one of the primary signs . There might be numbness ( paresthesia ) or loss of feeling in the arms , shoulders or wrists . The person gets severe sweating , vertigo or dizziness . Sometimes it is associated with nausea or vomitting . There are characteristic ischemic ECG changes during stress test . ST segment depression and angina in the presence of left ventricular wall perfusion abnormalities during thallium or other stress perfusion test .

AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR CAD: –
There is one entity in Ayurveda called as ” Hrid – Shula ” . The word Hrid derived from the original word Hridaya which means the Heart . Shula means pain . The meaning of Hrid – Shula is thus , pain in ( & around ) heart . The condition occurs due to increased or altered Vata Dosha in the heart & nearby area . As we know , the main force of movement of anything in any body system is controlled & done by Vata dosha . The indigested Meda Dhatu ( Cholesterol , LDL ) , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha blocks partially or totally the normal route of vata dosha . Thus the Vata dosha gets altered too , creating pain at the Heart & nearby areas .
There are 5 types of each dosha . In all, each dosha accompanies the heart in some or the other way . When the dosha alters , some problem occurs as per the doshas . These problems can be defined as follows : –

(1) The Prana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows exertional dyspnoea , cough , hiccups , drowsiness .

(2) The Vyana Vayu ( type of Vata dosha ) alteration shows increased heart rate & swelling at ankle joints .

(3) The Sadhak Pitta ( type of Pitta dosha ) alteration shows loss of confidence , scare , feeling of self heart beats .

(4) The Avalambak kapha ( type of Kapha dosha ) alteration shows bigger heart ( cardian dialatation ) .

(5) The Ojas alteration shows dizziness , coma , cyanosis .

Treatment as per Ayurvedic Approach : –
In the body , Hriday ( heart ) is one of the most important organ . It is called as Marma Sthana ( Vital organ ) . The most important treatment is to cut the Apachit Meda Dhatu ( LDL ) . The treatment is directed to treat the hypercholesterolaemia . The use of Gold bhasma is beneficial . The Gold bhasma provides vital strength to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Thereby restoring the normal functioning of the heart .

The most important role of Ayurvedic medicines is in preventing or reducing atherosclerosis and thereby controlling coronary artery disease . Ayurvedic formulations like various forms of Guggulu , Chandraprabha vati and herbal combinations of various herbs like Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ) , Arjuna ( Terminalia arjuna ) , Kutki ( Picrorrhiza kurroa ) , Punarnava ( Boerrhavia diffusa ) and Triphala are very useful in reducing blood cholesterol , fatty deposits in the blood vessels , atherosclerosis , blood pressure & excess fat deposition all over the body .

The use of Panchkarma can be done strictly under supervision . The panchkarma helps to restore the body doshas & maintains the metabolism . Not all , but some therapies of panchkarma can be done very effectively in the treatment of Hrid – Shula . The Virechana ( purgation ) , Basti ( Enema ) , Hrid Basti , Whole body massage helps a lot . The most basic reason of Cholesterol is treated very effectively with these therapies .

The use of Sattvavajay Chikitsa ( mental support , mental rehabilitation ) is the forefront treatment . It is very necessary to provide mental support for the affected person . The positive approach towards life & health is very important aspect . The calm mind can do this . The use of Shirodhara is the best remedy for this . It soothes the brain & refreshes the mind .

The diet should be appropriate too . The use of green vegetables & leafy vegetables is important to maintain the normal metabolism . Fresh fruits like apple , pomegrante , grapes , papaya , sweet lime etc are beneficial . Cutting down sticky foods like cheese , butter , sweets , sugar contained foods , preserved foods , white bread , saturated fat should be done . Fresh juices of fruits & soups of vegetables do wonders . The use of soup of Bottle Gourd everyday is one of the most important diet for any type of cardiac disease .

SELF CARE TIPS
What can I do to lower my risk of CAD ?

1) Don’t smoke .

2) Limit your alcohol consumption .

3) Control your blood pressure .

4) Daily exercise .

5) Eat a healthy diet . Add foods to your diet that are low in cholesterol and saturated fats , because your body turns saturated fats into cholesterol .

6) Cultivate emotional health & happiness .

Meditation : –

” Meditation ” is one of the best ways to relax , dissolve stress and allow the body to heal . It is often one of the first – line treatment of heart disease in Ayurveda . It calms the mind , nerves and emotions . An extended period of rest or reduced activity , both physical and mental , is recommended . As far as possible try to avoid stress , emotional worries and anxiety . Use Meditation to examine / understand what you really want to do in life . Give up anger , aggression a

nd assertion . Do 10 to 20 minutes of meditation twice a day for the well being .
Various Yoga postures ( Asanas ) and breathing exercises ( Pranayama ) provide benefits . Avoid heavy exercise . Minimize the unwanted travel .
Get plenty of sleep . Ayurveda considers sleep just as important as diet in maintaining the health . Research has linked sleep deprivation to depression , blood pressure problems and other issues that increase the risk of heart disease . Choose calm , restful activities during the evening to help the mind disconnect from the stressful senses . Keep the bedroom activities comfortable and the space clear of the television , computers and work – related materials .

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 Oil Therapy "Oil is specific for Vata (wind) disorders

Ayurvedic Oil Therapy
"Oil is specific for Vata (wind) disorders. As these constitute the majority of diseases, oil therapy is essential for most forms of treatment. It is indicated in diseases of the nervous system, bones and the deeper tissues. It is useful for the other doshas as well." – Dr. David Frawley, "Ayurvedic Healing.
Called "Abhyanga," oil massage has for thousands of years played an important role in Ayurvedic health care. Beyond the obvious benefits of moisturizing and nourishing the skin, oils transmit their own qualities to the body on a deep physiological and psychological level.
The unctuousness of oil serves as an antidote to many of the scourges of modern life, such as overindulgence, addictions, irregularity, constant travel, stress and loneliness. It benefits the very young and the very old, the undernourished and the over-worked.
In addition, oil massage serves as a vehicle for the subtle powers of herbs, bypassing the digestive system and transporting their properties deep within the tissues.
As an indispensable preliminary to the Ayurvedic purification therapy known as Panchakarma, Abhyanga helps loosen and relocate imbalances so that they can be easily removed from the system.
Shirodhara and Pizichil are ancient and unique Ayurvedic therapies that are now gaining popularity in deluxe spas and health resorts worldwide, both by virtue of their effectiveness and their sensation of utter luxury.
In Shirodhara, warm oil is continuously and rhythmically poured on the forehead, while in Pizichil the treatment is expanded to the entire body. Shirodhara alleviates excess Vata, mental stress and nervous tension, enhances circulation in the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair, provides sound sleep and calms the body and mind.
Even without access to a Spa, the benefits of Ayurvedic Oil Therapy can be enjoyed. Many health conscious people are making self-massage part of their daily routine. Often this is performed in the morning upon rising. An appropriate oil is selected, then heated to slightly warmer than body temperature. It can be applied to the entire body, or to specific areas of attention. Strokes should be towards the poles of the body and circular at the joints. The oil can either be left on or washed off, after being allowed some time to absorb into the body. A steam treatment or hot bath following the Abhyanga will magnify its effects, although in some cases heat treatment may be contra-indicated.
Medicated Oils
In Kerala, the Ayurvedic Art of medicating oils has reached its fullest flowering. Nowhere else have oils been empowered, through tradition, research and revelation over the centuries, to act on such a panoply of conditions with such effectiveness.
Starting with oils such as Sesame, Castor or Coconut, which absorb quickly and are easily digested by the tissues, the recipes draw from a pharmacopoeia of well over 100 herbs, to combine and concentrate numerous healing properties, some strong, some subtle. Bitter herbs induce the tissues to expel toxins. Astringent herbs enhance cellular secretions. Pungent and aromatic herbs remove obstructions in the channels. Sweet and tonic herbs nourish and strengthen the tissues. Other herbs direct effects to specific systems and parts of the body. Each oil provides a synergistic action for a particular range of constitutions and conditions.
Abhyanga (Oil Therapy) – Called Abhyanga, the application of oil to the skin has for thousands of years played an important role in Ayurvedic health care. Beyond the obvious benefits of moisturizing and nourishing the skin, Oil Therapy treats Vata conditions, emaciation and weaknesses of the lungs, bones and nervous system. It is good for the old and the very young; it helps reverse the effects of over-indulgence, irregularity and loneliness.
In Kerala, in the far South of India, the Ayurvedic art of making medicinal oils has reached it’s fullest flowering. Pure, easily absorbed oils such as sesame, coconut and castor are combined with herbs according to recipes from ancient texts. These formulas provide a deep-reaching, synergistic action for the skin, muscles, blood, nerves and organs.
As an indispensable preliminary to the Ayurvedic purification therapy known as Panchakarma, Abhyanga with medicated oils induces the tissues to expel toxins and enhances their secretions. It lubricates and protects the tissues, pacifies and nourishes Vata and removes obstructions in the channels. With the luxurious yet powerful treatments of Shirodhara and Pizichil, Abhyanga is finding it’s way into deluxe Health Retreats and Day Spas throughout mainstream America.
For many health-concious people, Ayurvedic self-massage is becoming a part of their daily routine. First, the appropriate oil is selected (Tri Health offers 24 unique massage oils, each suited for different constitutions and ailments.) Ideally, the oil is heated to slightly warmer than body temperature. It is then applied to the entire body, or to specific areas of attention. Strokes should be towards the poles of the body, not across. The oil can either be left on, or washed off (after being allowed at least half an hour to absorb into the body.) A steam treatment or hot bath following the Abhyanga will magnify it’s effects, although in some cases heat treatment may be contra-indicated.
Shirodhara
Is the continous and rythmic pouring of warm oil on the forehead. This unique therapy, developed thousands of years ago by the sages of Ayurveda, is currently enjoying a vogue amidst deluxe Health Spas and cutting-edge therapy givers.
The reason? Shirodhara is not only exceedingly effective in alleviating high Vata, mental stress and nervous tension, all of which are rampant in modern society, but it feels utterly luxurious and nurturing, like a guilty pleasure that is actually good for you. Regular Shirodhara enhances circulation in the brain, improves memeory, nourishes the hair, provides sound sleep and calms the body and mind. Naturally, the quality and effectiveness of a Shirodhara treatment consist largely in the quality and characteristics of the oil used.
Massage therapists in America have customarily paid little attention to the nutritional and medicinal capabilities of oils, yet inappropriate or unmedicated oils will severely limit the benefits incurred by a Shirodhara. Tri Health is now making available the traditional thaila (medicated sesame oils) of Kerala, South India.
One of the most striking aspects of Ayurveda in Kerala, as it evolved somewhat isolated from the cultural masalas that influenced Ayurveda to the North, is it’s amazing array of medicated oils developed and retained over the centuries. Nowhere else in the world is to be found such a sophisticated knowledge of the medicinal capabilities and powers of herbally infused oils. Thaila are several which are specifically indicated for Shirodhara. According to the Ayurvedic Texts, Dhanwantharam, Chandanadi, Ksheerabala, Bala, Mahanarayana, Prabhanjanam and Sahacharadi are all outstanding Shirodhara oils. Which one is used depends upon the constitution of the patient and the desired effects.