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Piles And Haemorrhoids

Definition:

Haemorrhoids commonly known as piles are swollen blood vessels in or around the anus and rectum. The haemorrhoidal veins are located in the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. Sometimes they swell so that the vein walls become… Read the rest

Ulcerative Colitis

Definition

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The innermost lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed, and ulcers, which are tiny… Read the rest

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Definition:

A degenerative joint disease due to the lack of lubricating (Synovial) fluid in the joints,  leading to the damage to cartilage, bone, joint capsule, ligaments and muscles.

In Ayurveda, this medical condition is described… Read the rest

Arthritis – Rheumatoid

Definition:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) / Polyarthritis is an autoimmune, chronic, systemic inflammatory condition that affects various tissues and organs, but principally the joints. It causes deformity and painful joint condition,… Read the rest

Colour Therapy

Colour has been known to have some of the most powerful effects on our mind and body. Colour contains the energy of the Sun, the life restoring force of nature. Hence, Colour, as well as music and fragrance, are the efficient modes of nature to … Read the rest

Aroma Therapy

Natural plant oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing, cleansing, preservative and mood-enhancing properties as well as the sheer pleasure of their fragrances. Aromatherapy harnesses the pure essences of aromatic … Read the rest

Autophagy vs Langhana Therapy

Dr Yoshinori Ohsumi, the Japanese scientist who was the Nobel prize Laureate for medicine this year due to his research on “Autophagy”.

The definition of Autophagy is to “self-eat”, which, by definition, is the… Read the rest

Uterine Fibroids

Ayurveda treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumours that develop in the womb (uterus), a female reproductive organ. The uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. They are normally

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Colitis

Ayurveda treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The innermost lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed,

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Sinusitis Treatments

Sinusitis Definition:

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (air-filled cavities inside the bones of the skull). The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull. They are located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks,… Read the rest

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The digestive fire should be protected by every effort because when it is lost the person becomes lost (dies), when it gets seized by the doshas the person gets seized by the group of diseases, when it is normal (Sama Agni) the person enjoys a long… Read the rest

Insomnia

Definition

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People living with insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. This could result in getting little or poor-quality sleep. Such persons may not feel refreshed when they wake

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Ano-Rectal Disorders

Ayurveda treatment for fistula in ano-rectal disorders

Fistula can be regarded as a condition, which results from an abnormal connection (tract / sinus) that forms between two organs that are lined with epithelial cells. Fistula may be from… Read the rest

Constipation

Definition

Constipation is derived from the latin word “constipare”, meaning “to press, crowd together”. It’s a condition of the digestive system due to incorrect lifestyle and poor eating habits. At … Read the rest

Asthma

Ayurveda treatment for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory reversible lung disease that inflames, produces extra mucus, cause’s spasms and narrows the airways. This can make breathing difficult causing coughing, wheezing … Read the rest

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

Definition

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is an abnormal response to normal hormonal changes. It’s a group of symptoms that appears one or two weeks before menstruation and disappears once menstruation starts. It’s a menstrual… Read the rest

Paralysis

Definition

Paralysis can simply be defined as the loss of movement of muscles or muscle function in the body. It can occur when there is a disruption of communication between the brain and the muscles. The nervous system which processes and … Read the rest

Osteoporosis

Definition

The term Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone. It means “porous bone”. It’s a condition that causes the bone to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of breaking a bone.… Read the rest

Multiple Sclerosis

Definition

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society defines Multiple Sclerosis as a disease that involves an immune system attack against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). The disease is thought to be triggered… Read the rest

Menopause

Definition

Menopause is the end of menstruation. This means that a woman’s ovaries stop producing an egg every four weeks. She will no longer have a monthly period or able to have children.

It is caused by a change in the balance of the body’s

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Fibromyalgia

 Defenition

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition literally meaning “muscle and connective tissue pain”. It’s more a syndrome which includes other symptoms as fatigue (Generalised tiredness), sleep… Read the rest

Eczema

Ayurvedic Treatment for Eczema

The word Eczema was coined from the Greek word “ekzein”, meaning to “boil out”. Eczema is dermatitis – an inflammation of the upper layers of the skin known as the epidermis.

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Depression

Definition

Depression is a common illness all over the world. Most people often pay less attention and seek medical advice for this illness. Depression is described as a brain disorder, which affects a person’s mood, and thus interferes

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Diabetes

Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic lifestyle disease in which a person has high blood sugar level, either because the pancreas does not produce insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. … Read the rest

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Definition

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is pervasive, and common amongst doctors, business executives, engineers and airline pilots.Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Immune dysfunction syndrome. Chronic… Read the rest

Bulimia

Definition

According to Boston Children’s Hospital’, 1-5% of adolescents and 1.1 to 4.2% of females in the United States are believed to have bulimia nervosa.The National Health Services’, Uk, says that up to 8% of females… Read the rest

Prostate Hyperplasia

Definition

Prostate problems can become a serious issue for men after 60s. The prostate gland is a small gland only found in men. It opens into the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis) and sits just below the bladder… Read the rest

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease responsible for most cases of loss of memory and cognitive decline in humans. It’s the most common cause of dementia. The term “Dementia” is an overall term describing… Read the rest

Eye Disorders

Dry Eye Syndrome

Description

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that results from reduced tear production or excessive tear evaporation, or an abnormality in the production of mucus or lipids normally found in the tear layer, or a combination… Read the rest

Obesity

Ayurvedic weight loss treatment

Obesity statistics is increasing all over the world, and it is becoming one the world’s biggest health problems. Recent reports suggest that it may soon overtake cigarette smoking as a serious health… Read the rest

Addiction

Definition

Addiction is a primary chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related activity. Addiction affects neurotransmission and interactions within reward structures of the brain, including the nucleus accumbens,… Read the rest

Allergies

According to ‘Allergy UK’, research shows that one-in-four people in the United Kingdom suffer from an allergy at some time in their lives. The numbers are increasing every year and as many of those affected are children.

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Gastritis

Ayurvedic treatment for gastritis

Definition

Gastritis is a common name for all kinds of inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach, which is known as the mucosa. It is characterised by severe stomach ailments like cramps in the stomach,… Read the rest

Psychological Disorders

Definition

The build-up of chemical imbalances in the physiology can create a psychological imbalance. These impurities often aggregate due to poor diet, weak digestion and blocked elimination. According to Ayurveda, psychological … Read the rest

Cardiovascular Diseases

Definition

Cardiovascular disease includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease and stroke. it is also called heart and circulatory disease.

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Guided Imagery

The power of the mind to influence the body is quite remarkable. Imagery is the most fundamental language we have. Everything you do the mind processes through images. When we recall events from our past or childhood, we think of pictures, images,… Read the rest

Energy Healing

There is a universal life energy that is our source of life. It has been spoken of, written about and identified for over 5,000 years. This universal life energy emanates from, surrounds and penetrates our bodies and has been scientifically… Read the rest

Gem Therapy

Gem therapy has gathered a lot of ground as an alternative form of healing. Practitioners of this therapy believe that gemstones carry certain vibrations which when placed within a person’s aura, have the effect of changing it. It is… Read the rest

Ayurvedic Emesis Therapy – Vamana

Description

One of the Panchakarma procedures is a medicated emesis therapy, it cleanses Kapha toxins collected in the body and decongests the respiratory tract. Daily treatments are administered to loosen and mobilise the toxins and to… Read the rest