March-April 2013 Print
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Mystic Medicine Rudraksha Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood & Divya Jaswal   

The word “Rudraksha” has its roots in the two Sanskrit words “Rudra” and “Aksha” meaning Lord Shiva and teardrops respectively. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva once went into deep mediation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up. He opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the earth. These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the cosmic force. Apart from its religious use, it has got great medicinal value also. Lord Shiva is always portrayed wearing rosaries of rudraksha beads on his head, arms and hands. With this came the religious and spiritual significance of Rudraksha. The sages and yogis of the Himalayas, who live according to the eternal natural law of santana dharma, have always been wearing Rudraksha for centuries for a fearless life on their path to spiritual enlightenment and liberation.

Botanically, the holy rudraksha tree is known as ‘Elaeocarpus ganitru, a large evergreen tree with broad leaves and wide crown. Geographically, it is found growing naturally and abundantly is tropical and subtropical areas. Seventy percent of the Rudraksha trees are found in Indonesia, twenty five percent in Nepal and five percent in India.

Rudraksha beads are the seeds of the rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudraksha beads are covered by an outer shell of blue color on fully ripening, so they are also called blue berry beads.

Each seed also possesses from 1 to 38 vertical lines running down its surface, like the longitudinal lines on a globe. These lines are known as mukhi (clefts) or faces and are natural formations of the seed. Seeds with one vertical line are known as Eka-Mukhi (one facet), very rare, those with two lines are Dvimukhi (two facets) and so on. According to the basis, these lines or clefts, Rudraksha is set as one, two, three, five, six, sixteen or thirty eight mukhi.

Each mukhi Rudraksha has specific properties and provides various scientific, medicinal and spiritual benefits.

There are up to 38 mukhi Rudraksha, but 1-14 are most commonly available 95% of the Rudraksha are found with 5 Mukhi.

 

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100 Benefits of Meditation Print
Written by Er. Tajinder Johar   

Physiological benefits

1. Less energy wasted

2. Makes you sweat less

3. Higher skin resistance

4. Helps with weight loss

5. Decreases muscle tension

6. Relaxes our nervous system

7. Increases exercise tolerance.

8. It decreases respiratory rate.

9. Decreases the aging process.

10. Cure headaches & migraines

11. Significant relief from asthma

12. Enhances the immune system.

13. It lowers oxygen consumption.

14. Helps in post-operative healing.

15. Reduced Need for Medical Care

16. Normalizes to your ideal weight

17. More inclined to sports, activities

18. harmonizes our endocrine system

19. Enhances energy, strength and vigour.

20. Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning

21. improved performance in athletic events

22. Good for people with high blood pressure.

23. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.

24. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.

25. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage

26. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.

27. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress

28. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

29. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.

30. Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases

31. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity

32. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.

33. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.

34. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.

35. Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

 

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Girl Friendly-Aloe Vera Print
Written by Dr. Swati Khandale & Dr. O.P. Dadhich   

Aloe vera is an important and traditional medicinal plant belonging to the family Liliaceae. Due to its various uses in cosmetics and as a medicine in gynaecological diseases it is said as a girl friendly. In Sanskrit it has names like Kumari, Ghritakumari, Grahakanya, Vishala, Virasrava. English name of Aloe Vera is Indian Aloe. It is found all over India.

A coarse looking plant is with short stem, large fleshy green leaves are densely crowded with sharp spines and white specks at the bases of leaves.

 

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Fight Cancer Through Diet Print
Written by Dr Arghya Mukherjee   

Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease. Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity has always stressed on the way of attaining optimal health through healthy lifestyle to keep away from carcinogen as well as to make the body immunologically potent. If the body’s functional homeostasis is maintained with the Ayurvedic diet and regime there is least chance of malignancy. All the body biological mechanisms depend on kind of food intake.

 

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Brahmacharya, Prana Shakti and Vivekananda Print
Written by Satish K Kapoor   

Self control is the key to healthy living. Brahmacharya, whether viewed in its narrow meaning as abstinence from sex, or in its broader meaning, as establishing oneself in the path of Brahma-the Supreme Reality- is traditionally believed to provide a new stimulus to life by invigorating the nervous system, strengthening will power, and purifying the soul. Chastity in thought, word and deed, helps one to achieve perfect concentration as the vital energy (prana shakti) ravelling in lower channels of the body enters the brain.

 

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Natural Home Remediesfor Constipation Print
Written by Dr. Rekha Mohindra   

You’ll find that these natural home remedies for constipation are the very best constipation remedies for natural constipation relief. And our all natural constipation diet will help you to avoid the foods that cause constipation.

Straining to pass dry, hard stools is no fun. And, since most commercial constipation remedies and drugs are only temporary and can be highly addictive, natural remedies for constipation are very important. Even occasional constipation causes gas, halitosis and hemorrhoids. And foods that cause constipation can also lead to other health problems.

Low fiber foods, foods high in saturated fats and processed foods that have had the fiber and nutrients removed are the main foods that constipate.

And the list of constipation causing medications is very long and often overlooked. They include prescriptions for depression, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease and even laxatives, when used frequently cause constipation.

4 Thumbs 4 constipation

1. Increase water intake.

2. Eat more high fiber foods.

3. Expand your physical activity.

4. And eliminate constipation foods.

Cause constipation problems

• Deep-fried foods, chips and foods high in bad fats,

• Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk,

• Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats,

• Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products,

• Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and any refined grains,

• Fast Foods – burgers, pizza, French fries and most other fried foods,

• Refined foods from the sugar list, such as cakes, cookies and pastries.

 

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Top 10 Healthiest Fruits Print
Written by Dr. Chirjeev Singh   

This healthiest fruit list shows the most nutritious antioxidant fruit benefits. You'll want to choose often from the healthiest fruit list in order to get the best fruit benefits. Then you can look better, think better and have more abundant energy. But that's not all. It turns out that an apple a day (or an apricot, grapefruit, kiwi, papaya or bowl of blueberries) CAN keep the doctor away! Besides being delicious and nutritious, by reducing your risk of colds, flu, heart disease, stroke and cancer, eating the healthiest fruits with the most antioxidant fruit benefits will help you to feel better and live longer. The Healthiest Fruit with Antioxidant Fruit Benefits:

 

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Vegetables are Medicines Too Print
Written by Dr. G. V. Karunakar   

Vegetables are useful to maintain the general health of the body. Basically they contain nutrients, which are for growth and maintenance of normal cells in the human body.

Vegetables not only protect our health, they also promote our health. Local availability of specific vegetables are considered to be the best because they contain specific active principles that help in adjusting and adapting with the local environment of season.

Vegetables are naturally available within the region in a particular season, thus vegetables that are naturally available in the summer are diuretic, antioxidant and protective against solar radiation and therefore, best suited for that season.

Similarly, vegetables available in winter contain health protective properties that enable us to adjust and adapt to the cold climate.

During the last few decades, time tested dietary practices, including the use of seasonal vegetables and fruits, are fast disappearing due to modern means of preservation and transportation. This has caused many health problems. It is therefore, important to have a closer look into the traditional practices for ensuring better health.

With increase in population, availability of vegetables is decreasing. In general, people are spending relatively less on this component of the diet. Whereas, the ground reality is that increase in the consumption of green leaves and other vegetables could play a major role in reducing deficiency diseases like anemia protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, night blindness, ulcer and wounds etc.

 

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Yoga & Physiotherapy for Low Backpain Print
Written by Dr. Prabhleen Puri   

Chronic low back pain is defined as back pain lasting more than 12 weeks and it affects more than 50% of the general population. As much as 80% of Indian population and 60% of general population experience acute Low back Pain someone in life. Complaints of low back pain with or without radiation are the second most common reason.

Prolonged poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle often cause chronic pain. The treatment of low back pain remains as controversial today as it was fifty years ago. Physiotherapy plays a major role in management of Low Back Pain. Exercise is one of the most frequently used modalities in the rehabilitation of patient with low back pain. Yoga is now emerging as a recognised means for effectively treating chronic back pain. Studies have shown that physiotherapy and yoga can significantly improve pain and functional disability in low back patients.

 

 

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Ayurvedic Approach of Understanding Your Body Nature To Maintain Health Print
Written by Prof. Raj Kumar Sharma   

Continued from Vata type of last issue

As explained in previous article related to Ayurvedic approach of understanding one’s body nature called “Prakriti” in Sanskrit or Hindi and Taseer in Urdu details of features of Vataj personalities and their general remedies were elaborated.

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Home Remedies for Dandruff Print
Written by Angelica Mitrea   

Dandruff remedies are time consuming and tedious. Definitely not suitable for busy men who are globe trotting every now and then. But it also true that the worst victims of dandruff are men and it can even get embarrassing at times. Imagine turning up for an important meeting showered in dandruff flakes?

Peculiar Men Dandruff Facts: Men have shorter hair but more dandruff then women. Firstly, we need to understand the fact that why men have more dandruff than women. This is at the core of all our hair problems. It is probably because men do not pay due attention to their hair care needs show that dandruff infests their scalp monstrously. Some experts also say that male hormones facilitate the growth of dandruff.

 

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Balance Your Diet For A Longer Life Print
Written by Dr. Vivek Mohindra   

No matter what your age, you have the power to change many of the variables that influence how long you live, and how active and vital you feel in your later years. Actions you can take to increase the longivity and more satisfying life span are really quite simple.

Plenty of research suggests that eating healthy foods can help extend your life and improve your health. Studies reveal that a healthy diet can help you sidestep ailments that plague people more as they age, including heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and cataracts. There is no shortage of new and conflicting advice on diet and nutrition. Stick to the basics with more broad-based changes, such as cutting back on meat; eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; and striking a healthy balance between calories in and calories out.

 

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Natural Management of Stress & Anxiety Print
Written by Dr. Isha Bhalla   

Many people now a days are getting inclined towards natural remedies to overcome these problems. Instead of resorting to prescription drugs and popping pills, they have begun to seek natural alternatives for controlling stress and anxiety.

The popularity of relaxing therapies like yoga, massage and Reiki have seen an upsurge during the past few years as people struggle to cope with a range of stresses and mental (and physical as well) burdens. Not only people benefitted from them for treating stress but they have also helped in the overall improvement of health.

 

 

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Ayurvedic Solution of Cardiac Disorders Print
Written by Dr. Amit Kumar Sharma & Prof. Ajay Kumar Sharma   

Cardiovascular disorders are one of the major causes of the disability and premature deaths throughout the world and contributes substantially to the escalating cost of health care. The significant increase in the number of cardiovascular patients globally is mainly due to the influence of the life-style in the present modern era. Altered food habits, sedentary life styles, more inclination towards Junk calorie rich food, ever increasing stress in the mechanical and materialistic world may be directly linked with the increase in incidence of cardiovascular diseases world-wide.

Ayurveda also propounds the theory of “Hridroga” and detailed descriptions in treatises of Ayurveda.

On the basis of constitution and predominance of the dosha present, five types of Hridroga Vatika, Pittaja, Kaphaja, Sannipataja & Krimija are explained in ayurveda.

Group of Cardio-Vascular disorders

a. Cerebro-vascular disease - disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain

b. Peripheral Arterial disease - disease of blood vessels supplying the arms and legs

c. Rheumatic Heart Diseases - damage to the heart muscles and heart valves from rheumatic fever caused by streptococcal bacteria.

d. Congenital Heart Diseases - malformations of heart structure existing at birth

e. Deep Vein Thrombosis / Pulmonary Embolism - blood clots in the leg veins, which can dislodge and move to the heart and lungs.

Risk Factors

1. Change in life style – sedentary lifestyle

2. Change in food habits – heavy, sweet, oily etc.

3. Obesity

4. Addiction – tobacco, alcohol

5. Hereditary

Ayurvedic Line of Management

a) Avoidance of causative factors.

b) Complete physical and mental rest.

c) Controlled diet & life style modifications.

d) Treat according to dosha predominance.

On the basis of these descriptions, Hrid Roga has close association with various ailments described in modern cardiology. It is difficult to give a specific correlate of coronary artery disease in Ayurveda but on the basis of descriptions available in Ayurvedic classics the manifestation of coronary artery disease resemble very closely with Vatika Hridroga. While treating a patient of coronary artery disease on Ayurvedic principles, the status of Plasma, Plasma metabolism, Fat metabolism and Vitiated microchannels are primarily to be considered. High cholesterol leads to disintegrity of the interior layer of Coronary Arteries, which results in appearance of fatty streaks of vitiated dosha, ultimately producing Obstruction in microchannels due to thickening of coronary arteries. Herbs which possess properties like Appetiser, Digestants, Hypo-lipidaemic, Cardiac tonics, Liver stimulants and which cleanse the microcirculatory channels etc. may help in breaking down the chain of reactions taking part in thickening of arteries which is a primary precursor of coronary artery disease Drugs which possess such properties, may act at the very root cause of the disease coronary artery disease and check its progress.

 

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7 Steps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Print
Written by Malkiat Grewal   

 

Learning how to lower blood pressure naturally is simple. But to naturally lower blood pressure takes commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Why should you bother?

MAJOR RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION

• Stroke

• Heart Attack

• Kidney Damage

• Hardening of Arteries

• Congestive Heart Failure

• Impaired Vision and Blindness.

MAJOR RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION

• Normal: Systolic less than 120 / Diastolic less than 80

• Prehypertension: Systolic 120-139 / Diastolic 80-89

• Stage one hypertension: Systolic 140-159 / Diastolic 90-99

• Stage two hypertension: Systolic 160 + / Diastolic 100 +

And since high blood pressure medications have serious side effects, it makes good sense to learn how to lower blood pressure naturally. And, you can start right now with these seven steps to lower blood pressure.

 

 

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SUPPORTIVE SPROUTS Print
Written by Prof. Mahendra Singh Meena & Dr. Amita Saini   

Sprouts are germinated seeds of grains or legumes which through the process of germination acquired the properties of preserving and growing a life i.e. the particular plant of the seed. That's why it is believed that they have rejuvenating and health promoting qualities.

Being alkaline in nature sprouts help in improving health, purifying the body and rendering it immune to disease. It increases the nutritional value of our daily diet.

Introduction of sprouts as part of daily food may balance the ratio of acidic and alkaline food requirements which is important in maintaining health.

Seed which can be sprouted Seed of sunflower, moth, moong, lobia, methi, alfalfa, gram, soyabean and wheat etc. can be sprouted and may be taken as per the requirements of an individual. In germinating wheat special care is required to be taken to avoid catching of fungus. It is advisable to use glass jars for germinating wheat and expose them for sun light in morning.

 

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5 Tips to stand tall in the crowd Print
Written by Mrs. Pammy Bhatia   

Technically, you and I are much the same sixteen percent organic elements, including water, the proteins of RNA and DNA lipids and sugars. Then there is oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, calcium, sulphar and traces of chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, tin and zinc. The difference is in the intangibles of the personality we create for ourselves. Even after having our own personality you are easily over hebdomad by other's personality. It is then you realize that you are growing up but rootless. It is shocking. Then it becomes important to understand how we can make an impression and stand tall in the crowd.

In all of this self invention, confidence plays a part. The great thing about confidence is that it is self perpetuating. Get a little and you will soon have some more. It's a cumulative process, as people respond positively, you confidence builds, but it really counts when you are able to collect yourself and move ahead with your head held high in adverse situation.

It is said that we are all three different people; the person we think we are (the one we have invented), the person other people think we are (the impression we make) and the we think other people think we are (the one we fret about).

You could say it would be a lifetime's quest to reconcile the battling trinity into a seamless whole. A person who stands tall from the crowd is someone who is comfortable with who they are, has the confidence to be unique and to let their individuality shine. Standing out from the crowd means you are not afraid to speak your mind and to avoid following others when to do so results in sameness and conformity. It is about someone who generates admiration and is remembered by other for being someone special and worthy of looking up to.

 

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Tips For Healthy Life Print
Written by Dr. Mahesh Dadhich   
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7 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease Print
Written by Dr. Anurag Chopra   

Heart disease is the  number one cause of premature death in world for both men and women. But it doesn't have to be that way for you.

These seven steps to prevent heart disease or even reverse heart disease are not complicated. And they lead to the heart healthy fountain of youth.

Research published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, shows that the vast majority of people can live a life free from heart disease and stroke by just following these seven simple heart healthy steps.

Many people fool themselves into thinking they're living a heart healthy lifestyle. But studies show that you must be lined up with these seven criteria in order to prevent heart disease and live a long, healthy life. These seven factors end up being the fountain of youth for your heart. You live longer, live healthier longer, have a much better quality of life in your old age and you require less medication and medical care.

 

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8 Natural Ways to Prevent Cancer Print
Written by Dr. Harbhajan Singh   

 

By following these eight natural ways to prevent cancer, you can not only help prevent cancer, but you'll also dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and hip fractures.

So these 8 ways to prevent cancer offer many other healthy benefits.

But making major lifestyle changes takes commitment, time management and persistence. Just start by choosing one or two of these natural ways to prevent cancer and then take it slow and easy – one step at a time.

1. Don't smoke. Tobacco use and exposure (smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars, chewing tobacco and second hand smoke) is the single major cause of preventable death in the U.S. and it accounts for one third of all cancer deaths. Smoking health risks include cancers of the lungs, throat, mouth, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, cervix, prostate, colon and rectum.

 

 

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DAV's Ayurveda for Holistic Health
ISSN 2348-6910 Volume - 1 , Issue: 28 , September 2015

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Editorial Board

Chief Patron
Shri Punam Suri
President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Patron
Dr. S. K. Sama
Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Chief Editor
Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma
Principal, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Jalandhar.
Ph: +91-9814204443

Editor
Dr. Sanjeev Sood
Ph. : +91-9814004142

Executive Editor
Dr. Anup K. Gakkhar

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