Ayurvedic Therapy

New Ayurveda Wellness Clinic in Bangalore -India !

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Our new wellness clinic (2nd branch in Malleshwaram-Bangalore, India) for various Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga was opened on 15th Aug 2017.  

Following therapies and treatment options are available

  • Online Consultation
  • PCOD / PCOS management
  • Weight Loss, Skin and Hair  loss Issues
  • Detox therapy
  • Allergies and Wheezing
  • Joint Pains
  • Ayurvedic Detox
  • Arthritis Management
  • Psoriasis /Eczema
  • Children’s Health Mgmt
  • Diet and lifestyle plan
  • Panchakarma Treatment
  • Yoga classes for specific disease management
  • Children’s Counselling
  • Medical Consultations
  • Ayurvedic Beauty therapies

In case of any queries , appointments please contact by phone or filing in details below.

 

 

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How Spearmint Helps Hirsutism in PCOS

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Spearmint is emerging as the most promising herb in controlling facial hair growth in PCOS. Does it work? If yes, why does it work? Watch my new video on YouTube!

 

Wedding Bridal MakeUp or MakeOver ?

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Ok, lets start with a quick trivia – What is the difference between the term Marriage and Wedding ?
Wedding is the ceremony to get into a relationship called Marriage 🙂
Therefore inviting people by writing “You are invited to my wedding.” is correct rather than saying “You are invited to my marriage”.

Every young girl dreams of getting married to her prince charming some day in a fairy tale Indian-weddingmanner. Weddings in any culture are a big moment for any girl or groom for that matter.

Girls from the subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Middle East Asia (UAE, Dubai) etc. have a long drawn tradition of preparing for the wedding-months in advance.
These days Bollywood style weddings are quite a rage in India and with Indians settled abroad in US, UK and other parts of the world.

Most often the preparation involves Guest list planning, Venue Selection, Wedding Jewelry,Clothing, Food, logistics and following the traditional rituals during the wedding ceremony.
On a personal front though, the bride and the groom focus on enhancing their appearance only at the last moment.
This typically involves, hiring a bridal makeup artist or specialist to do makeup during engagement and wedding events.
There are very few who really focus on wedding “make over”.

Most of my clients are confused between MakeUp and MakeOver especially for such a big event in their life called Wedding.

In order to appear “your Best” during the wedding period, its not only important to focus on Makeup, Jewelry, Clothing aspects but also on enhancing your personality and health.
In order to appear your best during the wedding period, we generally recommend to start the basic preparation of focusing on your health and lifestyle aspects at least 4-6 months in advance. This would involve focus on your diet, daily routine , building stamina and focusing on critical health aspects like managing your periods,PCOD related issues etc., skin care , dental hygiene and hair care. The  most important aspect governing most of these health areas is  Diet and lifestyle modifications.

Consult a good dietitian and make subtle changes in your lifestyle based on your health issues can prepare you for the big day and the life after wedding  🙂

 

From Wheezing to Blissful Breathing with Ayurveda

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Gone are the days when only those with strong family history of asthma would suffer from wheezing i.e. difficult breathing due to constriction of airways. Regardless of economic background, family history, day-care attendance; children especially those below 7-8 years are developing allergic wheezing at an alarming rate.

Source: community.mom365.com

Bangalore has emerged as the hub of wheezing and childhood asthma with as many as 17, 000 cases being diagnosed every year! Apart from making children miss school very often, childhood wheezing due to allergies and asthma leaves indelible scars on a child’s overall health and well being.

Nebulization, pumps and variety of conventional medications only help in suppression of symptoms and managing emergencies. However, the relief given by such medicines is short lived, not to forget the various side effects on child’s health!

Ayurveda goes beyond suppression of symptoms. It chooses to strengthen the immune and respiratory system of the child, thereby reducing allergies and wheezing. Ayurvedic therapy for childhood wheezing not only gives long lasting relief from symptoms, it also improves child’s quality of life and overall health.

Ayurvedic therapy involves the following steps for helping children with allergies and wheezing:

  1. Supporting digestion: Healthy digestion is the first step towards keeping immune system healthy and allergies away. Hence, supporting a good digestion with Ayurvedic medicines and healthy eating habits is a must.
  2. Modifying diet and lifestyle: It might seem heartless and even barbaric to deprive children of their favorite treats. However, when it comes to health, two words- moderation and prioritizing! Your child’s health is more important than momentary joy of eating. For example, cream biscuits laden with allergenic food colors like tartrazine- yellow-orange color- are notorious in triggering allergies and wheezing. Not to mention chocolates, pastries etc. among the common culprits. Also, generalizing does not often suffice. Each child needs tailor-made Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modifications based on their individual health needs.
  3. Ayurvedic medications: It is important to know that no two children with wheezing, allergies or asthma will be prescribed same medication when it comes to Ayurveda. Each child will receive tailor-made medication plan that meets their unique health needs. Medications will make sure that there are not sudden attacks of wheezing and all symptoms stay under control. Symptoms will not be suppressed; they will be relieved!
  4. Rejuvenating the immune system: Ayurveda is most popular for its amazing treasure of medicines which strengthen the immune system and health as a whole. Carefully chosen immune modulating Ayurvedic medicines will be given to the child to help fix defects in the immune system. These medicines will help the child’s immune system to stop reacting to common allergens like pollen, dust etc. Also, they will boost overall health of the child and improve their quality of life.

FAQs

  1. Ayurvedic medicines are bitter in taste. How will my child take them?

Ans: Thankfully, Ayurveda has come a long way from the era of bitter medicines, boiling of barks and bitter remedies. Today, many options are available for palatable Ayurvedic medicines for children.

  1. We have heard that Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals and toxic stuff like mercury and lead. How safe are they for children?

Ans: Ayurvedic medicines manufactured by following good standards of manufacturing do not contain toxic heavy metals. To be safe, make sure you always by Ayurvedic medicines from reliable outlets. Always insist on prescription and details of medicines being given to your child. Never buy Ayurvedic medicines which are sold loose, without their commercial packaging intact and without proper labelling.

  1. Can you completely treat Asthma and allergies with Ayurveda?

Ans: Allergies of recent origin can be completely treated with Ayurvedic medicines. Asthma which has developed recently, without family history can be brought well under control. Also, severity of childhood asthma with positive family history can be significantly reduced with Ayurvedic medicines. Most importantly, long term relief without dependency of medications is achieved with Ayurvedic medicines in every case of allergies and asthma.

  1. How long do we need to give Ayurvedic medicines to our child?

Ans: Although this varies from child to child, typical Ayurvedic treatment for allergies and wheezing may last anywhere between six months to one year.

It hurts as a parent to see that we have to keep the child from doing things they love, just so that they don’t come down with a bout of allergy. Time has come to look beyond suppression of symptoms. Because, getting rid of symptoms is not enough! Time has come for parents to choose what is best for their child’s health over what is popular!

No hear say, no shady medicines, no false promises; Ayurveda relies on its rich heritage of unique medicines which have been scientifically proven to be effective in relieving allergies, asthma and wheezing. Choose Ayurveda to help your child stop wheezing, start breathing and live their life to the fullest!

 

3 Simple Exercises for daily – Healthy Living

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3 Simple Exercises for a Healthy Living

We all know and are always inspired to do excercises and cultivate a healthly lifestyle.
However, due to the daily grind and tight schedules in our lives,  the morning rush hour for school,college, office meetings and deadlines – sometimes its hard to make this a regular habit.

Most of us make it a new year resolution and perform it as a daily habit. However, after a few days/weeks, the enthusiasm dies down. We forget or cannot keep up with this plan and eventually, it ends up becoming NEXT new year’s resolution – and the cycle continues 🙂

It’s quite important to form a regular habit of exercising in order to remain healthy and also to heal faster from any eventualities.
Basic exercising is like regular service and maintenance of a car – if not done regularly , the wear and tear – stress of our daily lives will eventually take its toll on our general well being. It becomes hard to manage good health and recovery from illness after the age of 40.
Hence, from a long term perspective of general well being – its important to do regular exercise.
It helps immensely in recovery from simple health issues like weather-depression, cough & cold to  PCOS/PCOD, stomach,acne and stamina issues and for improved brain functions to be more productive in our daily lives.

As a doctor , I generally recommend these basic 5 exercises to my patients based on their lifestyle, prior health history and after careful analysis of their body types. It’s also important to follow a routine for exercising and take care of certain DO’s and Dont’s before and after exercising.

  • Mornings are best for regular exercise, however its ok to do it in the evening time too.
    Generally, preferred timings for these exercises would be between 5 am to 8am (earlier the better) and for evenings between 4pm-6pm.
  • It should not take more than 20-30 mins to complete the entire session.
  • Also, generally, do not eat anything 2 hours prior to exercising and 1 hour post doing the exercises.
  • Find a cool and clam place to do these exercises – roof tops, garden areas, balcony etc are preferred places.
  • Use a yoga mat which is soft yet firm and provides enough grip while exercising without a risk of slipping while performing stretches.
  • Wear loose clothing or yoga pants and round-neck t-shirts. Bare foot is best for performing these simple excercises.

So,  here we go……….

  1. Warm Ups (10 mins)
    – Do simple breathing for 5 mins – with large cycle of inhaling and short cycle of exhaling.
    – Stretching and bending of back to loosen the muscles
    – Side ward bending , forward bending , Neck -Shoulder rotations etc.
  2. Regular Exercises (10 mins)
    – The best would be complete Surya Namaskar poses for a count of 10 -20 based on your stamina and progress.
  3. Cool Down (5 mins)
    Pranayama and shavasana.

Its pretty important to do these exercises for a regular period of 6-8 weeks without fail, for your brain to form it as an habit.
Also to start seeing the benefits of this lifestyle change – it takes a minimum of 3-4 weeks.
So doing this for 6-8 weeks without fail – is pretty important.

Hope this article inspires, enlightens and brings about a positive change in our lives and makes living a great experience.
Happy Diwali /Deepawali to all……

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome/Disease (PCOS / PCOD) – Ayurveda Treatment Options

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Management of PCOD or PCOS with Ayurveda is very individualistic and highly customized based on each woman’s specific health needs.Ayurveda pays attention to specific aspects of your overall health, which forms the basis of customizing the treatment.

Following are some of the aspects to consider and focus on, while being treated for PCOS/PCOD –

Ayurvedic body type or Prakriti-

This analysis done by a trained Ayurvedic physician allows us to understand the fine make-up of your body and mind. Choosing specific diet and lifestyle for PCOS is based on this analysis. Also, it helps us understand why one women’s PCOD or PCOS is different than others.

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Appetite and digestion-

Ayurveda pays great attention to the status of your digestion, elimination and overall metabolism. PCOD and PCOS being metabolic disorders are deeply connected with past history of poor digestion. Moreover, a link has been seen between poor gut flora and inflammation leading to PCOS.

Lifestyle

While deciding the course of Ayurvedic management of PCOS, assessing patient’s current lifestyle is crucial. Sedentary habits can be the reason behind failure of some of the most powerful Ayurvedic therapies employed for treating PCOS. Also, haphazard and poorly planned exercise routines which do not complement one’s body type, may not be useful at all or may lead to complications. Ayurvedic therapy includes a detailed guidance on type of work out or Yoga that suits the patient.

Diet

An account of past eating habits usually inquired by Ayurvedic physician helps to understand the probable dietary causes behind the development or worsening of PCOS.

Based on the above points, Ayurvedic management of PCOS/PCOD has the following components:

  1. Ayurvedic Panchakarma: Highly specialized Ayurvedic detoxification therapies are used to rectify dosha imbalance, improve digestion and enhance a patient’s response to Ayurvedic therapies. These therapies are very advanced and need to be performed by a skilled and experienced Ayurvedic physician.
  1. Ayurvedic Medications: Many Ayurvedic herbs have individual effects on PCOD. However, Ayurvedic therapy involves use of compound Ayurvedic formulations based on each patient’s specific requirements. A skilled Ayurvedic physician seldom prescribes same medicines for two different PCOS cases.
  1. Ayurvedic Diet Modifications: A detailed guideline on modifying diet according to patient’s body type and severity of PCOS is an integral part of managing PCOS according to Ayurveda !
  1. Ayurvedic Lifestyle Modifications: Instructions for Yoga, exercises and a wholesome daily routine are suggested to make therapy effective and the results sustainable.

Unlike conventional medicine Ayurveda never adopts the ‘one size fits all’ approach. This is the reason behind success of Ayurvedic therapies in PCOD and PCOS.

Common Recipes for Common Cold..

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With the onset of winter , typical infection seen among many-young or old  is catching the common cold.

Most people have a misconception of common cold being treated with Antibiotics . However, Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, and cold is caused by virus infection. Hence taking Antibiotics will not treat your common cold – in fact, it will worsen your body resistance to fight it. Hence, do not insist your doctor to prescribe antibiotics   🙂

A preventive approach could be taking Vitamin-c tablets or eating oranges (if it suits your body type) . This helps prevent catching cold ..to a great extent.

Some of the common techniques to fight cold are

Cold Remedy #1:Steam1
Use a room humidifier or take steam from open water container or kettle or covered container with a open valve – to help relieve nasal congestion. You can add sinus reliving medication or a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the water if required (Eucalyptus can cause skin irritation, so people with sensitive skin can avoid this). Take a few deep breaths to feel the warmth of the steam..however, take care to avoid burns !

For young children and infants – to avoid burns by spilling hot water, a safer technique would be to create “Steam room” by letting the shower run for sometime WITHOUT THE FAN ON in the bathroom.
After a while, this should create enough steam – sit with the baby in the room and enjoy the steam for about 30-45 minutes!

Basically, Inhale steam 2-3 times a day, to ease nasal congestion and drippy nose. Simply holding your head over a pot of boiling water with head covered by a towel and breathing through your nose can relieve congestion and common cold a lot.
Saline nasal spray, warm shower or a room humidifier will also help to a great extent.

Another technique could be to apply Vicks or any other vaporizer to the child’s feet and put on socks -while going to bed.

Cold Remedy #2:
Blow your nose often, but carefully. This is better than pushing back mucus into your head. The best way to blow your nose is to press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other and avoid ear aches and cross infections.

Cold Remedy #3 (not recommend for kids):
Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose.
Salt-water rinsing helps in nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose.

Saline Nasal Spray recipe :
Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in a glass of warm water (use distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water).
Fill a bulb syringe with this mixture (or use a Neti pot).
Lean your head over a basin, and using the bulb syringe, gently squirt the salt water into your nose. Hold one nostril closed by applying light finger pressure while squirting the salt mixture into the other nostril. Let it drain. Repeat two to three times, and then treat the other nostril.

Cold Remedy #4:
Gargle with warm salt water early morning and late evenings.
Gargling can moisten a sore or scratchy throat and bring temporary relief.
You can also gargle with a mix of lemon juice in two cups of hot water; mix with one teaspoon of honey. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before gargling.

Cold Remedy #5:
Drink plenty of fluids to get rid of nasal congestion. Drinking water or juice will prevent dehydration and keep your throat moist. You should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of WARM water daily. Include fluids such as water, herbal teas. Some warm soups might help too!
Avoid or limit intake of cola, coffee, and other drinks with caffeine because it acts like a diuretic and may dehydrate you.

Cold Remedy #6:
Stay warm and rested. Staying warm and resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle.

Hope these remedies help in fighting common cold and common misconceptions about fighting the cold.

Stay warm and healthy this winter  and enjoy the cold 🙂 !!