Friday, December 14, 2018

Home Remedies for Cold And Flu

 If you find yourself sneezing, or coughing—or if you’re down for the count with the flu—try these all-natural remedies from Ayurveda. Some of them are also backed by modern science.
Flush out toxins. You know the old tradition: Drink plenty of fluids when you’re sick .  Ayurveda is more specific: Drink lots of hot water. Why? According to this ancient healing system, hot water
·         Is easier for the body to absorb than tepid or cold water
·         Flushes out immunity-compromising ama (toxins) from your system
·         Hydrates your mucus membranes, loosening mucus
·         Pacifies the dry, cold vata dosha with its hot, hydrating properties.
At the first sign of a cold, Ayurvedic practitioner Vaidya Ruchi Gulati suggests sipping hot water every 10 to 15 minutes.
Take Turmeric to boost your immunity. A pilot study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that turmeric extract activates immune cells
Fight the cold from your kitchen. Ayurveda suggests using food as medicine, says Vaidya Ruchi Gulati, Ayurveda Consultant  and owner of SukhAyurveda. She recommends eating light, simple, and warm foods, particularly kichri , daliya ,clear broths, clear liquids (water and teas), and seasonal veggies once they’re thoroughly cooked.
“Avoid heavy, thick, dense, rich foods, which can be challenging to digest when you’re sick,” says Ruchi. That includes dairy products, juices, and sweets. Also avoid cold, frozen, fried, dry, and raw foods, which are all hard to digest, she says.
Gargle with salt water. Gargling with salt water loosens excess mucus and removes bacteria and fungi from the throat. It can provide temporary relief for sore, itchy throats. Dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1 cup of warm water. A study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that people who gargled for three times daily saw nearly a 40 percent reduction in upper respiratory infections during cold and flu season, when compared to a control group.
Take ginger. Numerous controlled studies have found that ginger relieves the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. According to Ayurvedic theory, ginger is one of the best remedies for colds, too. “Its pungent nature reduces the kapha dosha,” which is active during colds and produces excess mucus when it’s out of balance, Ruchi explains. But a word of caution -Don’t combine ginger and anticoagulant medications such as aspirin, because they’re both blood thinners. 
Ginger Steam. Inhaling ginger-infused steam reduces sinus and lung congestion. First, boil 1 teaspoon of ginger powder in 1 liter of water. Once the water cools a bit, you can lean your face toward the pot (just to the point where it’s comfortable), drape a towel over your head, and inhale the steam through your nose for several minutes. Repeat as needed.
Try pranayama to relieve chest constriction. To relieve breathing-related constriction due to coughing, sneezing, and physical inactivity, Ruchi suggests deep long breath.

Happy Ayurveda!

Monday, September 24, 2018

SukhAyurveda: Sukh Ayurveda Parkinsonism Testimonial

SukhAyurveda: Sukh Ayurveda Parkinsonism Testimonial: Case study of Parkinsonism A 70 year old male Parkinsonism patient came with complaints of difficulty in initiating movement/stiffness/...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sukh Ayurveda Parkinsonism Testimonial

Case study of Parkinsonism

A 70 year old male Parkinsonism patient came with complaints of difficulty in initiating movement/stiffness/rigidity after reduction of allopathic medications due to side effects like hallucinations. No h/o tremors. Bradykinesia rt>lt. Patient gives history of freezing of rt lower limb at rest, difficulty to stand, difficulty in walking in the form of difficulty in initiation and once he starts walking he stoops forwards with small &fast steps.However,he freezes during turning and has tendency to fall forward and backward. there is decreased swinging of hands, sleeplessness, difficulty in turning in bed. Dysphonia(soft,low pitched speech), masked face

We treated him with ayurvedic medicines along with detox panchkarma therapies-Abhyangam, shirodhara, Basti, Nasyam. Results are very encouraging as not only the long term side effects of allopathic drugs went off but there is a marked improvement in  walking, turning, sleeping. there is no freezing and pitch of voice has now become audible and he smiles

Friday, April 6, 2018

Local Heat Therapy Vs Ayurvedic Pottali Massage

How they are going to benefit more from Pottali Massage(Pinda Sweda/ Kizhi) when they are already using local heating pads?

  1. PINDA SWEDA or pottali massage is highly scientific with varied choice of drugs according to condition.
  2. Not just heat application but pottali also increases the absorption rate locally by potent vasodilatation
  3. Increases blood flow supplies oxygen and nutrients , relax sore muscle, ligaments and tendons
  4. Increases ROM(Range of movement) by improving flexibility of tendon and ligaments,reduces muscle spasm and alleviates pain
  5. Subsides oedema.
  6. It is an external route to subdue aggravated underlying dosha and also acts as an adjunct to bring the toxic waste out through skin with sweat
  7. Reduces SUNSTANCE P( an important element in pain perception). The sensory function of substance P is thought to be related to Transmission of pain information into the CNS
In which conditions is Ayurvedic pottali massage used?

Musculoskeletal and neuro muscular disorders such as
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Lumbar spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (Amavata)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Spur
  • Sciatica
  • Interverteberal disc prolapse
  • Peripheral neuritis
  • muscular dystrophy
What is the best way of getting it done?

Consult an qualified experienced Ayurvedic doctor and put forth  your problems. The Ayurvedic Doctor would accordingly plan your treatment modalities.

How to contact SukhAyurveda/ Vaidya Ruchi Gulati ?

Landline +91 120 4270770
SukhAyurveda,D-17, Main Road, Sector 20,
Noida(DelhiNCR)  201301 India

Monday, March 26, 2018

Ayurvedic Strategic Lifestyle Changes for Lowering Cholesterol

Ayurveda emphasis that a disciplined diet and exercise plan can help lower LDL and improve HDL.
Here are a few time tested strategies that u may adopt to bring total cholesterol lower and keep it that way
1. Walking 2 miles in 30 minutes 3 times a week constitutes a moderate level of aerobic exercise. That may be enough to raise your HDL cholesterol by 1 to 3 points (higher is better) and lower your LDL cholesterol (lower is better).
If you can't get in a 30-minute block of exercise all at once, do a few minutes of exercise here and there throughout the day (climb the stairs at work, walk around the block on your lunch break, park and walk). Researchers have demonstrated that exercise even without weight loss can have a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels. It is the amount of activity, and not necessarily any changes in fitness or intensity of exercise that is important for cholesterol improvement and decreasing the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
2. Do deep breathing exercise for 10 min daily. It helps refresh your system and is an effective distress technique too.
3. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily
4. Quit Smoking. Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol levels and increases the tendency for blood to clot
5. Avoid alcohol.
6. Start your day with fresh fruits and high soluble fibre grain such as oats
7. Eat plenty of vegetables, esp green leafy vegetables, fruits and whole pulses. Certain foods really do have health benefits for controlling cholesterol and overall heart health beyond providing basic nutrition.
·        Broccoli
·        Fish or fish oil 
·        Green leafy vegetables
·        Oranges or orange juice
·        Carrots
·        Garlic 
·        Fiber Oats/oat bran/oatmeal

8 Take enough good fat in food, don’t avoid fat. Sesame oil, olive oil, rape seed oil are healthy.
9. Garlic- one or two cloves before your breakfast is beneficial in boosting HDL
Turmeric and Curry leaves can be used as spices in various foods.
Isabgol (psyllium Husk) at bedtime is also beneficial in boosting HDL
10.Arjuna, Guggulu can be added as medication on Ayurvedic physician advice

Conventional Aspects
The NCEP National Cholesterol Education Program has recommended a therapeutic lifestyle-change diet, which should be incorporated in the treatment of all patients. The following are recommendations:
·        Patients should reduce their intake of saturated fats to less than 7% of their total calorie (energy) intake. Their cholesterol intake should be reduced to less than 200 mg/d. Trans fatty acids (the HDL-lowering, LDL-raising fats) should be kept to a minimum. Polyunsaturated fats should constitute up to 10% of total energy intake, and monounsaturated fats, up to 20% of total energy intake. Total fat intake, therefore, should be in the range of 25-35% of total energy intake.
·        Carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates from grains, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) should constitute 50-60% of total energy intake.
·        Patients should consume 20-30 g/d of fiber.
·        The protein content should be approximately 15% of total energy intake.
·        In order to maintain a desirable body weight and to prevent weight gain, the total amount of energy consumed must be balanced in terms of energy intake and expenditure.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Chikungunia associated JOINT PAINS - Ayurvedic Management

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. The proximity of mosquito breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for chikungunya.

However, the most devastating aspect of these infections is the extended period of pain and swelling in the joints following the recovery from fever. This is due to the response of ones own immune system to parts of the virus which resemble the joint. This phenomenon is called as auto immune response. While the symptoms are less severe in younger patients, the older people and those with pre-existing arthritic tendency suffer badly. 

Arthritis associated with Chikungunya:
Arthritis involving multiple joints associated with Chikungunya can leave a person debilitated for a very long period of time.
The Allopathic treatment options are largely symptomatic for mitigating pain and fever using anti-inflammatory drugs along with rest. While recovery from chikungunya is the expected outcome, convalescence can be prolonged (up to a year or more), and persistent joint pain may require analgesic (pain medication) and long-term anti-inflammatory therapy, sometimes even to the extent of requiring a continuing use of steroids.
The human immune system is a well-designed, complex set of components that combine to fight micro organisms and various pathogens. A healthy immune system identifies pathogens as “foreign invasion” and quickly destroys them, protecting the body from a multitude of diseases. A depressed immune system, by contrast, allows invading organisms to thrive, thereby leading to incapacitation.
Depression, stress, anxiety and a hectic lifestyle contribute significantly to a depressed immune system.
For the mild to moderately affected, effective treatments includes suitable medications - to fight against the viral infection, to improve immunity and to combat the severe multiple joint pains & appropriate Ayurvedic therapies - such as Pizhichil, Abhyangam, Swedam, Ilakizhi(pottali) etc with Ayurvedic tailams and local applications like Pichu to provide quick relief from fever, pain and inflammation.
For those with a pre-existing arthritic condition, the aged & the severely affected, there are appropriate Panchakarma therapies to get rid from the accumulated toxins from the body and supportive medications and therapies to regulate the fever, pain, swelling etc. This provides a fast, safe & effective treatment for Chikungunya.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life has a great deal to offer by way of relief from Chikungunya & other forms of post-viral arthritis. The principle of Ayurvedic treatment in such acquired infections is of immuno- modulation. The medications and therapies help to modulate the immune response of the body against viral antigens which inadvertently affect the joints. Hence, in addition to the symptomatic relief which is very quickly felt, the immuno-modulation helps to reverse the inflammatory process as well as prevent tissue damage. This results in a faster recovery and a shortened convalescent period.
This is followed by a rejuvenating regime of medications and therapies which bring back the lost drive and dynamism to bounce back to a regular routine. It helps the body to reverse the degenerative damage caused by the viral infection. The complete restoration of normal health is made easier and faster using the traditional principles of this age old science and this makes it a system of choice in such chronic inflammations.

Happy Ayurveda!
For Kerala Ayurvedic Panchkarma treatments contact:
Vaidya Ruchi Gulati
M +91 9910163477|Landline +91 120 4270770
SukhAyurveda,D-17, Main Road, Sector 20,
Noida(DelhiNCR)  201301 India