Harmony through Ayurveda

The healing methods of Ayurveda teaches how to maintain our health and wellbeing. Health cannot only be absence of sickness .This includes “Prassanna Atma Manah & Indriya” i.e. A Happy or Content state of our Soul, Mind & Senses.

 

Ayurveda recommends a variety of practical techniques for keeping a Healthy state of body, soul & senses if we can incorporate following few of the steps:

 

Meditate on a regular basis: Studies are increasingly confirming the genetic changes that occur with regular meditation, which can help restore the body’s homeostasis, including the processes controlling digestion. To achieve maximum benefit, meditate for 20 to 30 minutes, twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening

Do some form of yoga every morning, or a daily walk

Don’t overeat: Ayurveda recommends that we leave one-third to one-quarter of our stomach empty to allow space for our body to easily digest our meal. If we eat food more than our stomach can accommodate, then adequate breakdown of food is not possible leading to indigestion.

Eat your largest meal at lunchtime: Ayurveda says that our Agni i.e. digestive fire or power is strongest at noon between 12p.m. to 2p.m., so we must have a heavy meal in between this duration. Studies have shown that digestive juices are in high amount during noon.

Focus on releasing negative emotions: Our emotions influence your digestion. You may get heartburn when you are under stress, loss of appetite when sad, feel nausea before a big exam or presentation. Research show that stress associated with negative emotions can inhibit the normal digestion process and lead to chronic digestive issues.

Helping respiratory distress: If Respiratory system or cardiovascular system has to be maintained in healthy state one must solve condition of chronic Constipation. Ayurveda states that both are interrelated through Vata dosha.

 

“Applying a paste prepared of Ghee & Rock salt over chest & back will help to ease respiratory distress.”

“Helping Cough bouts: If a person suffers cough bouts wrapping a cotton scarf, sipping Luke warm water also helps.”

 

The outcome of recommended method of Ayurveda harmonizes Mental & Physical balance, resulting in regularization of Physiological & Metabolic activity in body.

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Applied Ayurveda & Cancer treatment

The main idea behind Ayurvedic medicine is that health problems happen because one’s mind, body and spirit are out of balance, which depends upon the Metabolism of body. Ayurveda aim to bring balance and harmony back into a patient’s body, which in turn prevents or cures disease.

 

“Swasthsya Swastha Rakshanam, Aaturasya Vikar Prashaman Cha”

The above mention sutra states that certain combinations of Ayurveda helps to:

• Increase energy and wellbeing

• Balance mind, body and spirit

• Decrease stress

• Possibly prevent and cure disease

Ayurvedic concept of cancer diathesis and its pathogenesis in terms of the theory of body tissue, the metabolism of food, channels of the body who carry the nutrition to required tissue, and the generic sequence of events in the genesis of a disease. All this depicts a new paradigm of the disease state. This paper also examines the scope of plant drugs used in the treatment of cancer.

Principles of Ayurvedic treatment:

Abuse of nature’s law upsets the human system and ends up in disease like cancer. It is again the nature, the foremost physician who brings the cure. The Ayurvedic system of medicine was well founded on the basic principles of nature and its elements after a careful and thorough study of human physiology. This is the first system to emphasize health as the perfect state of physical, psychological, social and spiritual component of a human being.

The therapeutic approach of Ayurveda has been divided into four categories as health maintenance, disease cure, restoration of normal function and spiritual approach.

Finding the cause of an illness is the basic goal of Ayurvedic therapy. Classification of disease development has been done into six stages that include Aggravation, Accumulation, Overflow, Re-Location, Build-up in a new location, and Manifestation into are cognizable diseases. Ayurveda helps diagnosing an illness at even initial stages of body imbalance and the therapeutic approach maintains a balance by supplying deficient substances as well as reducing the excessive ones. Surgery is considered only for advanced cases Cancer effects.

“Rectifying the metabolism of body helps in achieving the set target of treating the Cancer as a tumor is formed because of Cancer, which is in whole a disease tumor itself is not the disease .”

To treat Cancer we need to treat the root cause of disease, only treating the symptoms will not help in eradicating the disease completely from body, which if not done causes recurrence of the same, so recurrence can also be prevented by following Ayurvedic line of treatment for diseases including Cancer.

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YOGA & AYURVEDA

  The Ayurveda views of our embodied nature (body, mind and soul) and how it works, the causes of disease and the treatment of disease are all connected together in a beautiful, clear, and wonderful system of optimal health and total well-being.

      The term Yoga itself means to unite, combine, harmonize, or integrate. A truly yogic approach is inherently an integrative approach, harmonizing Body, Prana, Senses, Mind, and Consciousness. Modern Yoga has defined itself primarily in terms of asana or physical postures. It largely consists of the application of Yoga asana as an adjunct physical therapy for the treatment of diseases as primarily diagnosed and treated by modern medicine.

      According to Ayurveda, Yoga therapy must consider all eight limbs of Yoga Practice known as Ashtang Yoga. Ashtang is translated as “eight-limbs”. The classical yoga as defined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras includes the following eight limbs. The path of yoga is most effectively practiced in this order.

    1. Yama (moral restraints) – how we relate to others
    2. Niyam (observances) – how we relate to ourselves
    3. Asana (posture)
    4. Pranayama (moderation of the movements of Prana)
    5. Pratyahara (moderation of the sense organs)
    6. Dharana (concentration)
    7. Dhyana (meditation)
    8. Samadhi (meditative absorption)


      A yogic approach to healing is not a specialization or a sideline technique but requires synthesis of all levels and aspects of healing.Yoga has an eightfold approach from life-style practices and values through asana, pranayama, to Samadhi. If we reduce Yoga to asana, we are not practicing Yoga or an integrative approach

      Yoga promotes a natural way to help us relax and cope with stress, anxiety and depression.Yoga could help to reduce anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress for some patients. And it improved the quality of sleep, mood and spiritual well being for some people.

  • Yoga & Cancer: An overview
  • Yoga used as therapy for cancer can help clear out toxins accumulated during cancer treatment more effectively.

    Yoga asana stimulate not just muscles, but also increases blood flow, balances the glands and enhances the lymphatic flow in the body, all of which enhances the body’s internal purification processes.

    The deep, relaxing breathing often emphasized in yoga for cancer therapy also increases the current of oxygen-rich blood to the cells, delivering vital nutrients to tired cells and further clearing out toxins.

    Yoga for cancer survivors and patients also provides an internal anchor of calm. Many practicing yoga therapy have discovered an interesting, subtle benefit, an increased awareness of a great, internal stillness and sense of unity.

 

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