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May 22

Survey on AYUSH

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For the first time, the India government will carry out a survey on the use and acceptability of the alternative systems of medicine and employ the results for effective planning of a road map for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

 

The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has agreed to include some questions, in its Consumer Expenditure Schedule for the 68th annual round of socio-economic surveys, for collecting information on AYUSH.

 

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Apr 03

Ayurvedic Management Of Uterine Prolaspe

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Uterine prolapse is a condition in which a woman's uterus (womb) sags or slips out of its normal position. Uterus may slip enough that it drops partway into the vagina (birth canal), creating a lump or bulge. Uterine prolapsed occurs due to weakness of the structures supporting the organs in position.

Causes:
CONGENITAL: due to some neurological problems lie Spina Bifida
ACQUIRED : subsequent injury of the supporting structure of uterus, continuous strenuous work, increased intra abdominal pressure like constipation, cough etc

Types of Prolapse:

Vaginal prolapse:
a) Cystocele: laxity and descent of upper two-third of anterior vaginal wall, causing herniation of bladder through it
b) Urethrocele: laxity of lower third of anterior vaginal wall causing herniation of urethra.
c) Rectocele: : laxity of middle third of posterior vaginal wall causing herniation of urethra.

Uterus prolapsed: prolapsed of vagina and uterus.

Displacement of uterus has been defined in ayurveda as a part of Yoni vyapad in which • Mahayoni: third degree prolapsed of uterus
• Prasrmsini: excessive vaginal discharge with second degree prolapsed
• Phalini: excessive laxity of anterior and posterior vaginal wall(cystocele and rectocele)

Grade of Prolapse:
First: the uterus descends down from its normal position but cervix lies inside
Second: cervix protrudes out but uteus lies inside vagina
Third: uterine body descends outside

Symptoms
Backache/dragging pain in pelvis
Feeling of something coming down from vagina
Excessive white discharge per vagina
Difficulty in passing urine or stool

Treatment:

Prevention
Avoid injury to supporting structures during vaginal delivery
Avoid strenuous exercise, chronic cough, constipation

Conservative Management
• Improvement of general health
• Special exercises, called Kegel exercises, can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This may be the only treatment needed in mild cases of uterine prolapse. To do Kegel exercises, tighten your pelvic muscles as if you are trying to hold back urine. Hold the muscles tight for a few seconds and then release. Repeat 10 times. You may do these exercises anywhere and at any time (up to four times a day).
• Yoni pichu: using bala taila, aswaganda taila, pichu inserted inside vagina and hold it for some time. The oil used helps to nourish and strengthen the uterine muccles. The pichu helps to hold uterus upwards and prevents its descent.

Ayurvedic Medications:
Pushyanug churna
Shatavari ghrita
Phal ghrita
Maharasnadi kwath
Musali paak
Asokarista

Jan 25

2 Months Ayurvedic Therapies and Panchakarma Training in Kathmandu

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2 MONTH TRAINING COURSE IN ADVANCED AYURVEDIC THERAPIES AND PANCHAKARMA

 

ELIGIBILITY: M.D. AYURVEDA, B.A.M.S., AYURVEDIC HEALTH ASSISTANT (3 YEARS COURSE). INTERNS CAN ALSO APPLY.

Course Commences on 3rd February 2011.
 
COURSE STRUCTURE:
 
  • Theory and Practical training by experienced Ayurvedic Doctors and Therapists (from Kerala, India)

  • Learn details about Ayurvedic therapies such as Marma Points, Abhyanga, Dhara, Pichu, Swedana and Bastis

  • Learn details about Panchakarma with complete demonstration of all karmas.

  • Will empower you with necessary knowledge and skills to carry out Panchakarma independently.

Contact: Karuna Healthcare, Opp. Nepal SBI Bank, Near Australian Embassy, Budhaneelkanth Road, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: +977-1-4017511
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holisticswasthya.com

Dec 03

World Ayurveda Congress in Bangalore from December 9

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About 4th World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo

With the 4th edition of the World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo, scheduled to be convened in Palace Grounds, Bengaluru from 9 to 13 December 2010, they expect to consolidate the momentum of this forum and provide a robust boost to the growing global popularity of Ayurveda and associated fields. With nearly half a million visitors and about 5000 delegates expected to be in attendance this year, the Congress is reinforcing its identity as a global summit that brings together diverse stakeholders of Ayurveda on to a common, meaningful, and popular platform. In the associated expo, Arogya 2010, the spotlight this year will be on traditional and tribal knowledge in health-care systems from India’s rural and tribal communities, with special focus on north-eastern states.

SALIENT FEATURES


Plenary and parallel sessions

    * Focused skill development workshops
    * Home theme pavilion
    * Special focus seminars
    * Buyer–Seller Meet
    * International Cooperation Meet
    * Invited public lectures
    * Students’ interaction forum
    * Banquet for international guests
    * Cultural programmes

Academic Sessions of the Congress
The academic sessions of the Congress are structured in such a way that the plenary sessions will take on the evolution of various concepts and the parallel sessions emerging from the plenary topics. The plenary and corresponding parallel sessions will be conducted on the same dates. Listed below are the themes identified for the plenary sessions this year.

1. Ayurveda for All
2. Public Health
3. Ayurveda Research and Education
4. Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
5. Food and Nutrition in Ayurveda
6. Ayurveda Medicine for Animals and Plants

The plenaries will be addressed by the most eminent scientists, academicians, policy makers or Ayurveda practitioners (clinicians).

The 4th WAC shall showcase as to how Ayurveda can provide safe, cost-efficient, and effective health care for all, especially in the following important areas.

• Food and Nutrition (including Water)
• Self Reliance in Primary Health Care
• Mother and Child Care
• Prevention
• Ayurvedic Management of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases
• Veterinary and Plant Medicine
• Ageing
• Ethics and Moral Values

Source: http://www.ayurworld.org/about-4th-wac.html

Sep 08

Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicines

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Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicines

* By using ayurvedic and herbal medicines you ensure physical and mental health without side effects. The natural ingredients of herbs help bring      “arogya” to human body and mind. ("Arogya" means free from diseases). The chemicals used in preparing allopathy medicines have impact on mind as well.        One  should have allopathy medicine only when it is very necessary.

* According to the original texts, the goal of Ayurveda is prevention as well as promotion of the body’s own capacity for maintenance and balance.

* Ayurvedic treatment is non-invasive and non-toxic, so it can be used safely as an alternative therapy or alongside conventional therapies.

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May 28

WHO's meeting on classification of traditional medicine

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About 50 delegates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and eight countries and regions Wednesday attended a three-day meeting here to launch the First International Classification of Traditional Medicine (ICTM) project.

Participants are either practitioners or academics in disease terminology, classification or informatics. The project aims to develop an international standard set of harmonized terminology and classification for traditional medicine.

The event, entitled "First WHO Meeting on the International Classification of Traditional Medicine", is organized by the WHO with support from the Department of Health of Hong Kong.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hong Kong's Director of Health PY Lam said the project would go a long way to enhancing the integration of traditional medicine into the WHO Family of International Classifications which is crucial to the documentation on matters relating to traditional medicine.

"It is generally recognized that traditional medicine is increasingly popular worldwide. The ICTM will provide a platform for compiling healthcare statistics and information on traditional medicine which in turn can facilitate the study and evaluation of traditional medicine and documentation of its role in disease prevention and treatment," Lam said

Apr 29

Curcumin May Delay The Liver Damage

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Curcumin found in Turmeric is the key ingredient responsible for delaying liver damage. Curcumin renders the spice its bright yellow colour. In order to study Curcumin's role in delaying liver damage, the Austrian research team incorporated Turmeric in the diet of mice.

The mice were chemically induced with liver damage and fibrosis. For four and a half months, scientists observed the effects of curcumin on the mice with chronic liver inflammation before and after intake of diet enriched with Curcumin.

When scientists compared the tissue and blood sample results of these mice with those fed with a diet sans curcumin they found positive indications. Not only did the curcumin diet reduced bile duct blockage but also put a brake on liver cell (hepatocyte) damage and scarring (fibrosis). The mice fed with a normal diet did not show such results. "Targeting these pathways may be a promising therapeutic approach," say the authors, led by Michael Trauner.

The research on Turmeric and its liver related effects is still in a preliminary stage. The findings of this study led by Michael Trauner may well lead to a development of a new liver drug. Michael Trauner works at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology division at the Medical University Graz in Austria.

The goodness of Turmeric has been hailed since long by practitioners of Ayurveda.With this as one more added benefit of Turmeric, the value of the spice even goes higher! Not only is Turmeric a natural product but is also easy to use in day to day lives. Chronic cholangiopathies have no known effective treatments and in most cases liver transplant is the only option. In view of such complications, Turmeric and its benefits are indeed a boon.

Apr 29

The Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is mainly focus on general well-being and holistic approach to create new lifestyle, way of thinking, and way of being in the world. In the process, however, it is also found to bring a myriad of healing effects.

yoga helps to enjoy better sleep, a happier disposition, a clearer and calmer mind. it teaches how to build up health and protect against colds, fevers, constipation, headaches, fatigue, and other troubles. Moreover, it helps to remain youthful, vital and alert, regardless of calendar-age; how to lose or gain weight; how to get rid of premature wrinkles, and keep a smooth skin and clear complexion."

Healing Effects of Yoga:

Yoga has been used for disorders such as:
*  Acid Stomach
*  Addictions,
*  Asthma:
*  Backache
*  Bronchitis
*  Cancer,
*  Cold
*  Constipation
*  Depression
*  Diabetes (not a cure!)
*  Emphysema
*  Eyestrain
*  Flatulence
*  Headache
*  Heart Disorders,
*  Hypertension (High Blood Pressure),
*  Indigestion
*  Insomnia
*  Menstrual disorders
*  Migraines,
*  Neurasthenia
*  Obesity
*  Premenstrual Tension,
*  Prostate troubles
*  Rheumatism
*  Sciatica
*  Sexual debility
*  Sinus
*  Skin diseases
*  Sore throat
*  Stress And Tension
*  Wrinkles

Yoga is being assessed for its potential in treating illnesses such as:
*  Multiple Sclerosis,
*  Cerebral Palsy,
*  Osteoporosis,
*  Rheumatoid Arthritis And
*  Depression Experienced After Childbirth.






































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Apr 29

Yoga for good sex

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It's long been known that yoga is good for your body. But is it good for your sex life? Definitely it is. Read more to explore it...

Yoga is not just about the beautiful bodies of diehard yogis and yoginis, although fitness is definitely one of the major payoffs, yoga is a path to that illusive center we are all seeking...it's a path to inner peace. And that is not all. It also enhances your body to perform good sex. Isn't that quite amazing?

Maintaining and increasing the flexibility of the pelvic muscles, is as important as strengthening your pelvic region. Any muscle is more effective when its range of movement is higher and it is in a relaxed state. The pelvic region is an area which tends to tighten up with the high stress levels of modern day life. Stretching these muscles will help increase the range of movement in this area. It will also bring you to a more relaxed state so that your sexual performance improves, as a tense individual has a tendency towards premature ejaculation.

Do you believe yoga is about twisting your body into good positions for sex? No. Yoga is really about what's happening in your mind, not your body when you make love. Like all other issues, Yoga's view of sex is also that of adherence to the middle path. It has been proved beyond doubt that a fulfilling sexual life is necessary to lead a happy life. Yoga considers sex to be a natural function, very helpful in a loving relationship and, of course, indispensable for the continuation of the human race on the earth. Yoga has a clear cut demarcation; do not indulge in too much of sex as it may diminish the force and pace of life.

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Apr 15

5 Yoga Poses for Better Orgasms

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Sexy yoga pose, yoga for better orgasms, yoga photos, yoga posturesIt’s no secret that yoga is good for sex, but certain poses can better your chances of obtaining an orgasm every time. We’ve done our research and have found the best poses for achieving the big O.

1 ::: Upavista Kanasana (wide straddle forward bend)

Sit on the floor with your legs spread wide. Lean forward and go as far down as it feel comfortable. This pose increases blood flow to the va-jay area.

2 ::: Biltilasana (cow pose)

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