Dis-ease Management

Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Dis-Ease & Disturbances.

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Dis-ease Management

Be it any kind of disease or disturbances, it is always due to the inherent weakness or disturbance of the individual and not so much to the external factors that often are perceived to be the ’cause’ of Diseases. In the study of History, we come across stories of impregnable fortress eventually becoming breached. We subsequently learn that the breach became possible only because a traitor caused this breach to happen but from within! Otherwise it would remain impregnable. The body and mind works in a very similar manner. Vibrant and virile health offers strong immunity and this is our impregnable fortress.

Take for instance allergies due to certain substance in a particular food item. This substance is ingested by everyone who eats this food item but then it effects one more then the other. The one who suffers extensively due to this substance, we say the person is allergic to that substance. However it does not mean the person who does not suffer allergy is immune to the substance but it only means the body is better equiped to manage the allergy. Just because most such people do not exhibit symptoms of allergy, it does not mean they do not suffer the allergy but they do!

Why is it that one person suffers so badly from a substance in a food item and the other does not! The answer is obviously not in the food item but in the individual.
There are means to help support the individual to build the resistance to the allergic substance by means of firstly undergoing correct detoxification and thereafter a rejuvenating program but this has to be strictly based on the unique individual and not just any standard program that is readily available in the market. It has to be tailor-made to suit the individual constitution.

However in order for the program to be successful, the individual must have the will, faith, confidence and trust in the system and in the practitioner and more importantly the willingness to ‘work the program’ but this is often found to be so very lacking and deficient.

People want to be ‘cured,’ but they are so unwilling to seriously work the program or they begrudge the cost involved. Years of incorrect understanding and mismanagement of the individuals body and mind has caused the dis-ease but yet they expect it to be removed overnight!
Vaidyar mani

Indications of Detoxification, according to Ayurveda…..

Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Dis-Ease & Disturbances.

Ayurvedic treatment, correction and Lifestyle management, be it short-term or long-term, is a process where toxins are forced out of the body and mind.

What are Toxins?

Food and thoughts, not able to become digested due to aggravated or disturbed Dosha, are rejected by the liver as unfit for nourishment and directed to be eliminated the fastest and soonest.  However the process of elimination will not be able to take place soon enough due to earlier waste food waiting to be eliminated too. So you see, there is a queue here already!  When these rejected food do not become eliminated fast enough, they turn putrefied. These are then forced back into the blood where they are taken to those organs and tissue having an aggravated Dosha.  These are now termed as ‘Ama’ or ‘Toxins’. The ‘Toxins’ then add on to the Dosha and aggravates the system even further, causing more suffering and disturbances. This is also recognized as the ‘Root-Cause’ of all our problems!

All healing modalities, systems, traditions and whatever are all addressing the removal of these ‘Toxins’. Only difference is that some of the systems are directly referring to this in whereas others are not so clear and yet others, very unsure what they are doing!

Removing Toxins

The longer the ‘Ama’ remains in the system the harder it becomes to remove them.  Various modalities of Ayurvedic treatment are available at our clinic to help remove these stubborn toxins, namely; Herbal formulas, Ayurvedic full-body Massage and Pancha Karma, a 7-day intense detoxification program.  Not forgetting long-term support like, Dietetics, exercise, sleep and etc.

Often the process or symptoms of de-toxification can be unpleasant.  These could include headaches, skin irritation, loose motions, abdominal cramps, lethargy, irritability and more. However not all will suffer all of the symptoms and some hardly notice any effects!

Ayurvedic treatment, when carried out correctly will induce de-toxification, which in turn will cause certain symptoms to become manifested.  We very closely observe the process of detoxification through regular feedback and contact with the client. As we are monitoring the progress, we are at the same time advising the client and putting them at ease in spite of their discomfort.  As the saying goes, ‘it often gets worse before it gets better’, is very true in Ayurvedic detoxification.

Toxins when expelled from the body, as indicated earlier, may cause some discomfort. This is only due to ‘something being familiar’ and so ‘ does not like change’! This is the work of our ‘Mind’, the Ego that sabotages it all.  So when we advise our clients to continue in spite of the discomfort is because it is part and parcel of the process and remember, we are monitoring constantly.

 

 

 

 

 

Eczema in Children

Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Dis-Ease & Disturbances.

We have had a request from one of our students to write something about Eczema in Children.

Dis-ease in any form is due to the aggravated Dosha. Identifying this correctly is the key to proper treatment and management. Otherwise, one could further aggravate the condition without realising.

 

Symptomatic treatments, such as that offered by modern conventional medicine and almost all modern day Doctors in Ayurveda, surely would offer some relief but often times this is short lived, and at the worst it further aggravates the condition as it may not be suitable and compatible to address the subtle cause.

 

As already mentioned, correct Ayurvedic diagnosis is the first step to treating this subtle disturbance or root cause. Following this diagnosis, the next thing would be to ensure the child is put on a lifestyle that would remove her or him from the causes of the disturbances to that Dosha.

 

The principle and treatment in Ayurveda is very simple. It tells you to just follow the opposites; for example, when you are feeling hot, you make all efforts to keep cool. This is the how simple it is.

 

Things the parents should follow as soon as they have realized the disturbed Dosha are:

  1. Identify and prepare food items suitable for that child
  2. Feed the child only when it is hungry and not force-feed.  We need to pay attention to the child and respect what it is saying or trying to say by words or gestures
  3. Ensure the child has regular bowel motions and it is not constipated or having diarrhea
  4. Child must have daily playtime and this should be considered as a form of exercise and learning.  Children’s Yoga is fun and enjoyable for both child and parent
  5. Do not bathe or shower a child when it is perspiring. Let them cool down first and then shower
  6. Do not use regular bathing soap but grains like an equal mixture of chick-pea and mung bean.  This should be in a fine powder form. Mix into a small amount of warm water to make a nice smooth paste and apply this all over the body. Let it dry for a few minutes and then wash off with warm water.
  7. Correct and specific Ayurvedic oils can be applied on the body before taking a bath
  8. Good and undisturbed sleep is vital for stability
  9. Herbs prepared in a syrup base can be given to such children so long as the correct herbs are used to prepare the formula
  10. Fresh but pasteurized Goat milk would be an ideal form of nourishment and a detoxification food if mother’s milk were unavailable.  It has properties that improve the functioning of the liver. Goat Milk is recognized to be closest to the quality of human milk according to various studies
  11. Most importantly the child must know it is being loved and cherished, in spite of all the naughty things they do.  Selfless Love heals all

Dis-ease Management

Posted by on in Dis-Ease & Disturbances.

Be it any kind of disease or disturbance, it is always due to the inherent weakness or disturbance of the individual only and not so much to the external factor that is perceived to be the ’cause’ of that Dis-ease.

Take for instance allergies due to certain substance in a particular food item. This substance is ingested by everyone who eats this food item but then it affects one more than the other. The one who suffers extensively due to this substance, we say the person is allergic to that substance. However it does not mean the person who does not suffer allergy is immune to the substance but it only means the body is better able to manage the allergy. Because most people do not exhibit symptoms of allergy it does not mean they do not suffer the allergy but rather they do not exhibit the symptoms of this reaction.

Why is it that one person suffers so badly from a substance in a food item and the other does not? The answer is obviously not in the food item but in the individual.

There are means to help support the individual to build the resistance to the allergic substance by means of firstly undergoing correct detoxification and thereafter a rejuvenating program but this has to be strictly based on the unique individual and not just any standard program that is readily available in the market.  It has to be tailor-made to suit the individual constitution.

However in order for the program to be successful, the individual must have the will, faith, confidence and trust in the system and in the practitioner but this is often found to be so very lacking and deficient.

Many people want to be ‘cured’ but are so unwilling to seriously work the program or they begrudge the cost and effort involved! So how can they expect to be helped or come out of this state?

Oja in relation to feminine issues

Posted by on in Dis-Ease & Disturbances.

Many women undergo issues of being diagnosed with cysts, fibroids and tumours in the reproductive organs. Oftentimes surgery is recommended to remove the tumours or growths and in some cases complete removal of all the female reproductive organs is recommended. This procedure is called a hysterectomy.

 

Modern science sees this as just an organ and if problematic it should be removed and thus the problem solved or gone. The only downside considered is the loss of the ability to conceive and give birth. Similarly a problem with the gall bladder, appendix, tonsils etc. may be dealt with in a similar way – remove the problem by removing the organ. There are times indeed when the situation becomes so critical that removing an organ may have to happen to preserve life. However, yogic understanding sees an underlying spiritual quality or value in everything within and without us. Because of this awareness the problem cannot and does not become resolved so simply.

 

The womb and the female reproductive organs are seen subtly as the seat of creation. In ancient Hindu temples, the sanctum sanctuary is actually a small cave like structure with a small opening that has to be entered by the presiding priest by crawling inside. It is pitch dark with a very small oil lamp burning. From outside it represents the womb of creation of God or God’s womb. From there the light we see is the spark of life that is in all of us. Symbolically from there all creation comes forth. This is why most early cultures saw the creator or God as feminine because of the idea of creation and that all comes out from the womb. We all know that only the female has this womb and the capability to create and develop life, thus setting in motion the conditions to allow Karma to be expressed for that newly formed individual.

 

Regardless of whether the woman is still of reproductive age and capability, the effect of losing the womb will still be considerable as the related hormonal functions will be removed as well as what it is that makes a woman female is removed. All the endocrinal systems are interconnected and considered subtle. Prana (or life) works directly with these systems so if one is removed or severely damaged then the whole distribution system will be impacted. We must bear in mind that Prana is life and if it is denied in certain places that strength and energy related to that area will be denied. So the whole system becomes unstable or unsupported. Thus we can see that every part is interrelated.

 

Oja is a quality of Prana that is at its most refined and most potent. The whole of the process of digestion and metabolism etc. is in fact geared up to building up these Oja. Why this Oja is so very essential is because it is the primary curative and building block of the body and mind. It provides our immune system and is needed for supporting and developing all growth and destroying decay. The primary cause of this decay is known to be Karma or the natural law of cause and effect.  This Karma gives us qualities and the qualities may be stable or disturbed – that which is disturbed is termed Dosha (read more on our website to understand Dosha). Not understanding this Dosha will create opportunities to disturb this further thereby causing diseases (such as what is discussed here) or other diseases of the body and mind. The Oja is represented in its grosser form by the sexual organs and the sexual fluids, eggs and sperms. That is why there is a strict discipline regarding sexual activities in the older cultures. Understanding one’s sexuality is vital to help retain and develop Oja.

 

Karma defines the path our life follows and it can lead in any direction. All of us have experienced ups and downs in our life irrespective of how we plan things. We have been well, we have been sick. At times we or our loved ones succumb to chronic diseases, some recover, some don’t. All of these things are due to the laws of cause and effect. Whether we accept it or are familiar with it or not, natural laws will fulfil their functions. Just as we are all aware of the laws of gravity and we don’t question that, similarly these laws of cause and effect are those that are directly related to our lives. Why certain people experience certain things and others don’t can be explained and understood by the laws of cause and effect.

 

Traditional systems like Ayurveda help us to understand the laws of Karma in relationship to one’s own disturbances. It provides guidelines as to how to work towards pacifying and removing underlying and subtle disturbances. Within certain confines, a disturbed condition can be corrected by Ayurvedic intervention with a more intense form of treatment called Pancha Karma, thereafter followed by a rejuvenation program where run down organs and tissues are rebuilt with a strong disciplined Lifestyle approach; including treatments, herbs etc.