Feb 2010
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Tulsi Sacred & Medicinal Herb Print
Written by Dr. Parveen Kumar   

Considered as lord Krishna’s wife, it has a mythological background and therefore is the most worshipped plant in Hindu culture. It is a strong belief that those who implant Tulsi in there houses never get sick, as it is very lovable to lord Krishna and lord Krishna has blessed this herb with this property. Tulsi contains such a chemical composition that no mosquitoes and flies can come near the plant because of it s peculiar odor. This herb is found everywhere in India. Plant height varies from 2 - 4 ft. It flowers in winter season i.e. from December to February
Ayurvedic energetics : Tulsi is bitter and pungent in taste & hot in potency. It has light and dry properties with vata and kapha pacifying properties.

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Keralite Panchakarma at your doorsteps Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood & Dr. Parveen Kumar   

Ayurveda and Panchakarma was conceived in the foothills of Himalaya i.e. Panchnad Pradesh (Punjab). Keralite practitioners modified some therapies of panchakarma. So with the passage of time, it became popular as Keralite Panchakarma. The therapies of Keralite Panchakarma are very beneficial in Anxiety, Stress, Migraine, Backache, Sciatica, Paralysis, Joint pains, Asthma, Sinusitis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Rejuvenation, Cervical spondylosis & Neurological disorders.


A help for healthy lifestyle: In the present most competitive and fast life style, society is facing tremendous physical and mental stress which is leading to various lifestyle and autoimmune disorders. Therapies of Keralite panchakarma immensely help into mental and physical relaxation and assist the immune system for its auto-correction.
Enterprising north Indians because of fast pace of their life style invites a lot of stress and diseases, to en-cash this many commercial panchakarma centers are mushroomed and doing unethical and non classical practice of panchakarma therapies.

Premier Institute of Ayurveda, Dayanand Ayurvedic College & Hospital at Jalandhar is only centre which never compromised with ethics and quality.

At our panchakarma centre, therapies of each individual are selected by highly qualified & experienced panchakarma clinicians according to constitution and requirements of the person. Readymade packages of therapies on demand and choice of patients are not sold at our center. Now the same modified therapies of Keralite Panchakarma, we are offering in northern India.

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YOGIC BANDHA For Vigour and Vitality Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood   

Literal meaning of Bandha is lock. In yoga bandh are used for inter locking or regulating the hyper activity of various organs. There are three bandha's Jalandara Bandha, Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha. Each bandha is a lock or closing a part of the interior body. These locks are used in various pranayama and asana practices to tone, cleanse and energize the interior organs.
Jalandhar Bandha: This bandha exercises a control on all the nerves of neck region and thus cures many of the throat. It wards off old age and cures many diseases.
Benefits: Due to firm contraction of throat the Jalandhara Bandha, temporarily arrests the Ida and Pingala nerves. There are Chakra (astral centre) in the body which controls the sixteen vital locations in the body is called Madhya Chakra or Visuddhi Chakra. According to yogis, the sixteen vital locations in the body where the prana (life-giving breath) is installed are : thumb, ankle, knee, thigh, perineum, genital organ, navel, heart, neck, throat, palate, nostrils, the centre of the eye-brows, forehead, cerebrum, and Brahmarandhra (on the top of the head), Jalandhar Bandha revitalizes and tones up these chakra's. In Ayurveda, these sixteen centres are called marma-sthanas (vital spots).

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HEART Health In Winter Print
Written by Dr. Upendra Kaul   

On a cold windy night in December, Satish Gupta had gone to a late night party.
On his way back, his car began giving trouble and he had to push it for a while along with a colleague. Later, he felt some strain in the chest and thought that he had pulled a muscle. The nagging discomfort continued for the whole night. He applied a balm and used a hot water bottle to soothe the area.
But the next morning, since he still felt restless, he went to the hospital. After the primary examination, the doctor asked for an ECG, which revealed a full fledged heart attack.
He was admitted in the Cardiac Care Unit and had to undergo an angioplasty and stenting.
He recovered but has been left with a weak heart, necessitating long-term drug treatment and the implantation of a defibrillator.
His total hospital bill exceeded Rs 10 lakh and he is still incurring costs.
The winter months are known to increase the chances of a heart attack and related problems.
This is especially true for people who have one or more risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, high blood cholesterol levels etc.

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Autogenics Print
Written by Dr. Rohit Johari   

Autogenics is a system of relaxation exercises developed in the late 1920's and 1930's by a German psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr. Johannes Schultz. He used Hypnotherapy on many of his patients and became aware of the great benefits they gained from the deep state of relaxation brought about under hypnosis. This led him to try to devise a set of exercises to enable people to induce a state of relaxation themselves- the word autogenic means self-originated, or coming from within.
The aim of these exercises is to help switch off the part of the nervous system that produces the “Flight of Flight” response to stress, and to switch on the relaxation mechanisms. There are essentially six exercises, each focusing on a different sensation, and they may be carried out either lying down or sitting in one of two different ways. No special equipment is required, just the time and space to allow relaxation. The simplicity and effectiveness of autogenics have led to it spreading throughout Europe and America and ever to Japan.
Autogenic training is normally carried out by a practitioner with a group of people, with the exercises being learned over several weeks. A feature of the training process can be so-called autogenic discharges, temporary sensations or emotions that can be quite intense and are often followed by a feeling of greater energy. These do not happen to every-one, but are one reason for training with a qualified practitioner, who can explain what they mean.
In a training session these sensations are enhances and strengthened by the silent repetition of certain phrases, which, when carried out on a regular basis, can have remarkable effects in relieving stress and fatigue symptoms. The release of long standing stresses can be the reason for autogenic discharge phenomenon.

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12 Surprising Signs You'll Live to Hundred Print
Written by Krishna Mohindra   

Discover the "Longevity Zones"places around the world with the highest rates of 100-year-old-plus residents. Adopt their habits, and you may add years to your life and life to your years.
1. You're the life of the party: Outgoing people are 50 percent less likely to develop dementia, according to a recent study of more than 500 men and women age 78 and older from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Participants also described themselves as not easily stressed. Researchers speculate that their more resilient brains may be due to lower levels of cortisol. Studies show that oversecretion of this "stress hormone" can inhibit brain cells' communication. Science-backed ways to cut cortisol levels: Meditate, sip black tea, or take a nap.
Exercise your mind with these memory and brain games.
2. You run for 40 minutes a day: Scientists in California found that middle-aged people who did just that for a total of about five hours per week lived longer and functioned better physically and cognitively as they got older; the researchers tracked runners and non runners for 21 years. "What surprised us is that the runners didn't just get less heart diseases they also developed fewer cases of cancer, neurologic diseases, and infections." says study author Eliza Chakravarty, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. "Aerobic exercise keeps the immune system young." If you don't like to run, even 20 minutes a day of any activity that leaves you breathless can boost your health, she says.

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Ayurvedic Help For HEARING LOSS Print
Written by Dr.(Mrs) Rajni thakur   

Hearing loss is termed as Badhirya in Ayurvedic science. It is very uncomfortable ailment, disturbing the patient's daily routine. Previously, Hearing loss was considered as a disease of old age, but now it is entrapping the young and middle age group also .The factors responsible are noise trauma, changing life style, diet alterations and stressful & competitive life.
How do we hear: Sound waves from the atmosphere enter the ear canal and vibrate the ear drum, which transmits the vibrations to the ear bones present in the middle part of the ear, their motion stimulates the sensory cells responsible for the hearing, in the internal part of the ear. The impulses generated as a result pass to the hearing centers in the brain via hearing nerves and this is how we hear.
How hearing is affected: Continuous and prolonged exposure to high frequency and loud sounds cause injury to the sensory cells disrupting their functions and the person becomes hearing impaired. Sudden exposure to high intensity sounds as in blasts, gun shots cause damage to the ear drum, ear bones and sensory cells resulting in severe hearing loss which is irreversible. Infections due to viruses as in mumps, due to bacteria as in tuberculosis and metabolic disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid dysfunctions also result in hearing loss. Persons who are under medications since long time are also prone to this ailment as many of the drugs are toxic to the sensory part of the ear.
Pregnancy and lactating period: During these periods take place hormonal changes in the body which may affect the hearing system. Drug intake without supervision of the doctor during pregnancy affects the growth and development of the hearing system of the unborn and the baby born is deaf.

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LEUCORRHOEA Ayurvedic Management of Causes of Leucorrhoea Print
Written by Dr. Sunita Godara, Dr. Anita Sharma & Dr. Vinod Kumar Gothecha   

Leucorrhoea is a condition in which there is a whitish discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female. Even its Sanskrit name shwetapradara, is made up of two words-shweta which means white and pradara which means discharge.
It may be thick, viscid and foul smelling. There is normally more discharge at puberty, when the sexual functions are being established.
In most women, the nature of the discharge changes as there are advances or if they travel a lot.
White discharge is a medical condition refers to the serious condition where there is some abnormalities in the manner of the discharge. The following are the situations when needs to be treated.
There are variety of reasons due to which leucorrhea can occurs in women. The most common causes are vaginal infection and hormonal and metabolic disorders. Ayurveda considers that leucorrhoea is caused by the vitiation of kapha. It occurs mainly among weak, emaciated and anemic women. The followings are other well known causes:
Stress and tension: The excess vaginal discharge can be due to following reasons:
1. Physiological reason: The normal discharge/secretion is expected to increase with rise of hormone level (estrogen) which is seen during puberty, during menstrual cycle, during sexual excitement, pregnancy.

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10 Nutrients that help during pregnancy Print
Written by Mrs. Sangit Grewal   

Pregnancy is one of the most important part and period in the life of a woman. There are very many subtle changes in the mind and body of mother which can greatly affect the health of mother and foetus. A special care in the diet of mother is required during the pregnancy, there is a specific requirement of some nutrients during pregnancy. Ten most important nutrients required during the pregnancy are as following:
1. Vitamin A: prevents abnormalities of the eyes.
Best sources: Eggs, dairy products, fish liver oils, carrots, green leafy vegetables, and yellow vegetables.
2. Vitamin B1: prevents chances of still birth and low birth weight.
Best sources: Whole grain cereals, peanuts, brewer's yeast and vegetables provide it.
3. Pantothenic acid: Prevents deformities in the embryo.
Best sources: Meat is the main source, whole grain, wheat germ, green vegetables, nuts, eggs and brewer's yeast.
4. Folic acid: Prevents malformation of the throat and mouth and anaemia in babies.
Best sources: Spinach, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, lentils, carrots, eggs, pumpkin, beans, whole wheat and whole rye.

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TRIPHALA A Super Rejuvinator Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood   

Triphala is a popular Ayurvedic herbal formula from India that consists of equal parts of three myrobalans, taken without seed: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Belerica), and Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), with potential anti-cancer properties and is also an effective colon cleanser. In addition, triphala also props up the body’s strength. Triphala is a Sanskrit term that literally denotes “three fruits”. The three herbal fruits of triphala endorse internal cleansing, reduce conditions of stagnation and excess, and perk up digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Owing to its superior dietary value, triphala possesses the capability to cleanse as well as detoxify the deepest organic levels without causing any injury or harm to the body or draining its nutritional reserves. In fact, such unique properties of triphala make it one of the most prized herbal preparations worldwide. In India, there is a popular adage saying, “A child needs not worry even he does not have a mother as triphala will take care of his requirements". This denotes that triphala takes care of the internal body organs, as a mother looks after her child. Triphala is considered to be the foundation stone of Ayurvedic medicine and comprises equal proportions of Haritaki (basically stabilizes vata, however, is tri-doshic), Bibhitaki (provides an equilibrium to kapha and pitta) and Amalaki (provides poise to pitta and kapha).

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7 at home exercises to Flat Your belly Print
Written by Dr. Gagan Thakur   

Feeling good and looking good are enough reason for shaping one’s waistline. But apart from psychological and aesthetic factors there are sound health reasons why strong, well toned abdominal muscles are important for us.
• Abdominal muscles support and protect some of our most vital organs like liver, stomach, intestines, pancreas, spleen, kidneys etc. Strong abdominal muscles support the membranes that keep their organs in place and enable them to function properly.
• Firm abdominal muscles give better support to lower spine, help to avoid or eliminate lower back pain.
• They help to prevent constipation and complications of constipation.
• Strong abdominal muscles can help in prevention of hernia.
In all, firm abdominal muscles can add many benefits to out life. One can build and maintain a firm, flat abdomen by adding a few abdominal strengthening exercises to his daily routine. The exercises are not substitutes, but supplements to diet and other exercises designed to reduce fat.

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7 Symptoms Men Should Not Ignore Print
Written by Dr. Gaurav Sharma   

When it comes to health, men often take better care of their cars or roofs than their own bodies. “If they spot a leak in their roof, they want to fix it before it damages the whole house. The slightest funny noise in their car will send men to the garage. If they could only do that with their own bodies.”
In fact, a possible reason for men’s higher mortality from major illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes is their unwillingness to seek medical help as often as women do. Perhaps young men can get away with ignoring various aches and pains, but in middle age, these can be signs of something that might get worse over time.
Indeed, there are some symptoms that a man should always take seriously, whatever his age. If you have one or more of them, stop, think and call a doctor.

1. Chest pain: This is the holy grail of symptoms. If you feel as if an elephant is sitting on your chest, head for the nearest ER. (Call an ambulance or have somebody drive you.) Often, however, signs of a heart attack are less obvious, involving left-arm pain, jaw pain, sweating and shortness of breath. Chest pain that catches you after exertion, lasts a few minutes and then goes away could mean your heart is not getting enough blood (a condition called angina). Yes, sometimes chest pain is only heartburn, but why take a chance?
2. Shortness of breath: Being a little short of breath after running or a game of pickup basketball is not a big deal. But if you feel short of breath lying in bed at night, after walking a block or two or climbing one flight of stairs, you should see your doctor at once. These may be signs that your heart is getting weak—also called congestive heart failure.

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7 Smart ways to buy Happiness Print
Written by Dr. Vivek Mohindra   

Money may be tight, but that doesn't mean you have to stop spending altogether. Rather, use these tips to get the most joy for your cash.
Countless studies have shown that most humans fail to realize what makes them happy. Typically, we spend on short-term glitz instead of long-term satisfaction. And that often leads to misery -- not to mention loads of debt.
Right now, we all need to make a giant U-turn. When money's tight, it's vital to spend in a way that yields the biggest payoff, emotionally as well as financially. Buying more stuff just won't do it.
What follows are seven ways you can use your wallet to turn around your life and your finances. (That's a big promise, but I wouldn't say it if I hadn't experienced it myself.)
1. Relationships: Friends, Romans, countrymen, kids and spousal units: Studies indicate we're happiest when we feel connected to others. People with strong relationships tend to be happier and healthier, and live longer on average, according to psychologist Martin Seligman and many other researchers.
How can you invest more in these bonds of family and friendship? Splurge on a plane ticket to see your best friend. Get your buddies together and buy season tickets to your favorite team -- or the opera. Treat a friend to dinner.
After all, what would really make your month -- another pair of shoes from Piperlime or spending time with someone you love?

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7 Tricks for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Print
Written by Malkiat S. Grewal   

Logging eight hours of sleep per night can take as much as three years off your real age. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, lowers circulation, causing you to look pale and washed out. Here’s how to get the sleep you need to wake up glowing:
1. Take herbs: Sometimes, to kick insomnia and get back on a better sleep cycle, all you need is to break the pattern. Alternatively, try valerian herbal tea or the combo of chamomile and valerian.
If your body clock is off, try getting some natural morning sunlight on you, do some exercise during the day, don’t stay up until the wee hours of the morning cleaning house, and set aside time to wind down before bedtime.
2. Try a bedtime snack: The bestbedtime snack is one that has both complex carbohydrates and a little protein, plus some calcium. Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture melatonin. This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods. And by combining carbohydrate together with a small amount of protein, your brain produces serotonin, the pleasure hormone with strong ties to mood.

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7sickness_sources@yourhome Print
Written by Dr. Gauri Mehan   

You may be unaware of the potential health dangers lurking in your abode—from critters in the kitchen to bugs in the bedroom. Here’s what you need to know and what to do.
1. Your kitchen sponge: Maybe you’ve heard about the germs on your kitchen sponge (gross news flash—there may be as many as 20 million microbes on it right now). But here’s the deal: Your method for “cleaning” that sponge may be leaving it loaded with potentially hazardous bacteria that can make you ill. Researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service found that some common cleaning methods for sponges—soaking them in a bleach solution, lemon juice or water—did not eradicate the germs.
What to do: The best ways to clean a dirty sponge, they say, are in the microwave (on high for one minute) and in the dishwasher, which will kill 99.9 percent of all germs.

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7 Ways to Achieve Inner Peace & prosperity Print
Written by Pammy Bhatia   

Happiness, peace and prosperity are always wished for everyone, but do we really know what peace means? Peace lies within us and we know it too. As we move beyond a year and enter new year, lets all take a resolution to become aware of this peace inside and allow our smiles to reflect the true sign of the prosperity that lies inside us. Here are seven ways to do it.
1. Give divine a chance, be grateful: Let the devotion flower to its fullest and give it a chance to work. Our love, faith & belief should be deep rooted, and then everything else moves on its own. The feeling that “I am blessed” can help you overcome any failure. Once you realise that you are blessed, then all the complaints & grumbling disappear, all the insecurities disappear & you become grateful, contented and peaceful.

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Constipation A Life - Style Disorder Print
Written by *Dr Durgawati Devi , **Dr Rajeev Srivastava & ***Dr B K Dwivedi   

Constipation is a common complaint now days. Because of the wide range of normal bowel habits, constipation is difficult to define precisely. Most persons have at least three bowel movements per week, and constipation has been defined as a frequency of defecation of less than three times per week in the British text book of medicine, "Davidson". In Indian contexts if atleast one complete evacuation of bowls does not take place, it is commonly considered as constipation.
The clinical picture may differ and it is not only based on frequency of defecation. Other associated symptoms may also present, e.g. complaints of excessive straining, hard stools, lower abdominal fullness and a sense of incomplete evacuation.
In modern medical science several causes of constipation are described, in which use of certain drugs, dietary habits and changing life-style patterns are also included.

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MUSIC-Heals Spiritualy Print
Written by Mrs. Abriti Das Mahapatra & Dr. Kousik Das Mahapatra   

We all experience the enchanting effects of good music. The classical compositions (ragas) of music create deep impact on our mind and emotions. The melody of vocal and instrumental music soothes our mind and heart. Music can awaken or intensify specific kinds of emotional streams and mental tendencies and thus influence the habits and nature of the engrossed singers and audiences. The immense potential of the power of Shabda (cosmic flow of sound) hidden in music was well recognised by the ancient Indian sages and they had devised several musical patterns emanating from the "Omkara" for chanting of the Vedic hymns and for distinct spiritual effects. Carlyle had once said "God walks behind good music". So, how could there be any disease or suffering where God is? There will only be a constant flow of bliss all over. His feelings seem to be true if we look at the marvelous effects of sonorous, calming musical compositions on the soft cores of emotions and subtle layers of the mind and also on physiological processes, as observed by some music therapists in the modern laboratories. In this respect, the effects of music can be likened to that of yoga.

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To achieve Your Dreams Remember your ABCs Print
Written by Jaideep Nagrath   

Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits
Believe in yourself
Consider things from every angle
Don't give up and don’t give in
Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches
Give more than you planned to
Hang on to your dreams
Ignore those who try to discourage you
Just do it
Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier
Love yourself first and most

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30 Piggy Tips to Bank Happiness Print
Written by Shilpa Mohindra   

1. Enjoy beauty.
2. Watch your posture.
3. Always tell the truth.
4. Enjoy your free time!
5. Look people in the eye.
6. Own up to your mistakes.
7. Don't believe all you hear.
8. Learn how to keep secrets.
9. Do only one thing at a time.
10. Learn how to listen, it's an art.
11. Spend less than what you earn.
12. You have the right to be happy!
13. Be honest, earn people's respect.
14. Don't criticize people, praise them.
15. Beware of who has nothing to lose.
16. Meditate for thirty minutes every day.
17. Watch the sun rise at least once a month.
18. Don't make decisions when you are angry.
19. Don't lose control at any time; take a deep breath.
20. Don't repeat all you hear, don't say all you think.


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Laughter is the best medicine Print
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DAV's Ayurveda for Holistic Health
ISSN 2348-6910 Volume - 1 , Issue: 28 , September 2015

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President, DAV College Managing Committee,
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Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee,
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Asst. Director, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Ph: +91-9814204443

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Principal, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
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