Archive for November, 2010

Punarnava herb benefits in Ayurveda

Punarnava herb benefits in Ayurveda

Boerhaavia diffusa is a spreading plant with a thick perennial root found growing throughout India up to an altitude of 2,000 m. Both the whole plant and the root have been used in medicine for a variety of conditions; however, it is most widely used in Ayurveda for treating renal and urinary problems. Punarnava is a well known diuretic, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory agent in urinary tract infections. [...]
Role of music and imagery in healing

Role of music and imagery in healing

A modality that affects physiological changes and, at the same time, expands the boundaries of consciousness to allow for new frames of mind sounds a little like magic. In actuality, it is achieved through the combination of two healing agents from the ancient world-music and imagery.
Stress and heart disease

Stress and heart disease

Effect of Stress on Heart Stress is considered number one killer for heart. Racing ambitions, hurry and worry of modern life directly affects man’s cardiovascular system. It is said that mind is like a Jockey and heart is like a horse. If the Jockey whips, the horse races fast. Similarly when the mind is tense, the heart beats faster and has to overwork. Modern man races against time and in turn [...]
Pain Management through naturopathy

Pain Management through naturopathy

Pain is scientifically defined as an unpleasant emotional and sensory experience associated with actual or potential damage. Pain is a warning signal produced by our body. It sends signals to the higher centers when the body part experience a disturbance before getting worsened.
Obesity – causes, effects and steps to get rid of it

Obesity – causes, effects and steps to get rid of it

Obesity is perhaps the biggest single health problem in the middle and high income groups all over the world, but more prevalent in civilised people. They are often subjects of pity and ridicule rather than respect. In most cases people realise about their obese condition too late and is not a sign of property, nobility amiability and economic stability as considered by lay public.
Health benefits of onions

Health benefits of onions

Onion is a source of energy and acts as a stimulant, increases vigour and vitality, acts as an expectorant and diuretic, slows the heart beat, prevents flatulence and dyspepsia. It is useful in various diseases.
Self massage Techniques

Self massage Techniques

For centuries oil massage has been part of the routine of Indian households. A ‘keep-fit’ tradition enjoyed by everyone from babies to great grandmothers, it is an excellent way to combat the stress of modern life.
Asana & Pranayama in Yoga

Asana & Pranayama in Yoga

According to great sage Patanjali : Asana is needed in order to sit comfortably for a considerable period of time to do Dhyana and Tapas. If this is so, why so many Asanas? Various Asana stretch and relax different muscles and joints. In Pranayama we consciously regulate our breathing. This has a positive effect on health and vital organs.
Harmful effects of salt on health

Harmful effects of salt on health

Despite the progress of science, the correction of dietetic errors and the various advanced methods of treatment for disease, sickness and death pursue their relentless path from month to month and year to year. Although exhaustive research on bacteria has proved effective to a great extent in coping with many diseases, it has been futile in the handling of maladies of baffling character, and now the [...]
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