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Jan31
SCOPE FOR HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT IN RENAL FAILURE BY DR HARSHAD RAVAL MD HOMEOPATHY INDIA
Renal failure is a final common path way for a number of disease processes and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In modern medicine approach kidney treatment, like dialysis and kidney transplant is not rational approach but its temporary phase, not complete cure to end stage renal failure or CRF (Chronic Renal Failure). The kidneys attempt to compensate for renal damage by excessive straining of the blood within the remaining functional filtering units that consist of a glomerulus and corresponding tubule. Over time, hyper filtration causes further loss of function.

Homeopathy medicine develops immunity in damage nephrons of kidney, so that kidney function is not damaged further and there is decrease in s.creatinin and BUN level with every passing day.

End stage of renal failure caused due to diabetes mellitus or Hypertension, the patient has S.creatinin level between 6 and 7. In this stage we can cure or re-establish kidney or renal functions by homeopathy medicine. Patient with no blood pressure or diabetes has S.creatinie level of more than 6. In early stage homeopathy medicine reestablishes Kidney functions very well. There are not curative procedures for CRF but instead they keep a person alive by performing the crucial functions of the kidneys. Homeopathy stimulates one’s immune system to perform normal functions and in this way damaged kidneys start functioning normally.

TYPE OF RENAL FAILUR PATIENT :


Pre renal
Decreased blood flow is one cause of damage to the kidney. Acute renal failure may occur when there is extremely low blood pressure; the patient may suffer from trauma, septic shock, haemorrhage, severe vomiting, diarrhea, burns and associated dehydration or other severe or complicated illness.

Intra renal
Renal failure usually occurs as the internal structures of the kidney is suddenly or slowly destroyed. It is a complex chronic failure commonly noticed with hypertension, and diabetes damage the vascular walls. Smoking causes atherosclerotic changes of the arterial walls.

Post renal
A simple mechanical or functional obstruction to the free flow of urine precludes, its excretion and renal failure occurs. It commonly happens with kidney stones, urethral stricture and prost. The symptoms are sudden in acute renal failure and gradual in chronic.

Sine and Symptoms:

Increased Blood pressure, Weight Loss, Proteins pass in urine, General weakness, Persistent fatigue and shortness of breath, Loss of appetite, Pale, dry and itchy skin, Muscular cramps and twitching, Headache, nausea, vomit and hiccups.

SCOPE FOR HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT BENEFIT FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS:

Persons suffering from Early stage renal failure due to Diabetes and Hypertension must take homeopathic treatment.
Healthy persons who have strong family history of renal failure should take classical homeopathic treatment to avoid the risk of renal failure.
Persons who are having symptoms of early renal failure of unknown etiology, then homeopathy medicine work very well.
Kidney patients of any stage should start homeopathic treatment at the earliest, in order to avoid passing into complete renal failure.
Patients who are waiting for renal transplant should start homeopathic treatment which can stop the urgent need of kidney donor.
Patients who are on dialysis can get rid of the frequent dialysis by taking classical homeopathic treatment.
Let us say it is never too late to start homeopathic treatment; all patients should start it as soon as they come to know about benefits of homeopathy.

ALLOPATHIC V/S HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT:

In comparison to life long treatment in Allopatht or conversional therapy, Homeopathic medicines can be stopped in 2 to 5 years depending on the severity and underlying causes of the disease.
Allopathy cannot repair damaged Kidney. Modern medicines try to facilitate the body’s waste products to pass out by the process of dialysis through artificial means or by a kidney transplanted from a Donor. Though Homeopathy does not provide any substitute for any organ (Kidney) but it can revive the damaged organ as it has been proven many times in my treatment of TB cases where I always found normal tissue in place of fibrocavitory lesions.
Allopathic process of dialysis cannot be stopped once a patient starts on it. As the time passes this procedure has to be done more frequently. Patient’s kidney starts improving as soon as he starts taking homeopathic treatment. It helps the patient to withdraw from dialysis.
There is very high percentage of rejection of new kidney received from a Donor but if such patient starts taking homeopathic treatment that would minimize the rejection percentage.
For Allopathic treatment the patient has to spend Rs.10000 to 20000/- per month exclusively on medicines. Expenses on hospital fee and investigations are superfluous. Homeopathic treatment cost depends upon the severity of the disease and knowledge and experience of the doctor. Even the costliest doctor's treatment remains quite economical as compared to allopathic expenses.
In case of patients who have received transplanted Kidneys, the diseases associated with Kidneys like Diabetes mellitus and Hypertension may become uncontrolled in spite of taking full medical care. But Classical Homeopathic treatment not only repairs the damaged kidneys but also it helps in maintaining the blood sugar and blood pressure to a normal level.
THE ROLE OF HOMEOPATHY IN CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE

Homoeopathy has already done a significant service to the society here, as hemodialysis and renal transplant are not within easy reach of majority of population in under- developed countries. In developing country hemodialysis and kidney transplant are very costly treatment service for CRF patients while homeopathy is cheaper & is an easy treatment.

Homeopathic treatment in CRF patients’ medical history:


Homeopathic medical science is great for renal failure patients, but unfortunately we have not received high number of cases.

Patients mostly complaining of nausea, anorexia and progressive weakness. The laboratory renal parameters are disturbed. The evolution of individualized, totality, modality, mentality, past and family history require lots of patience and labor but the results are marvelous.

Patients with end-stage chronic renal failure pending Hemodialysis & Renal Transplant:

This is the group of cases with maximum presentations in the clinics. Majority of these cases come to homoeopathic rescue as a last resort as they can't afford long-term dialysis and transplant.

The other small group of patients want to know the benefits of Homoeopathic treatment over dialysis and if Homoeopathic treatment be carried along with Hemodialysis? The clinical judgment is individualized and varies for every patient. Remember the correlation of uremic symptoms with renal functions varies from patient to patient.

Homeopathic treatment under long-term hemodialysis pending renal transplant:

Homeopathy has a great role to play here. Research experiments in various hospitals reveals the following facts:

Indicated homoeopathic remedies reduce the number of dialysis needed over a period of time.
Indicated homoeopathic remedies reduce and overcome the complications associated with chronic dialysis therapy.
Homeopathic treatment in dialysis complications

Remember a chronic dialysis patient depends on a machine for his life. These patients develop a variety of psychiatric, neurologic and somatic disorders. A neurologic disorder 'Dialysis dementia' is a characteristic example.

In the mental sphere, these patients become very depressive, their reduced physical abilities make them sad and depressive. They become very irritable.

In the physical sphere, infections, thrombosis and aneurysm formation occur in the Arterio-venous fistula. There is a high incidence of septic embolisation in these cases. The homoeopathic remedies Arnica chelendula Q have immensely helped these cases.

Heparin necessary during the hemodialysis procedures to prevent clotting leads to complications such as subdural hematoma and intracerebral hemorrhage. Arnica and different well-proved snake poisons in our Materia Medica are of great help here.

Homeopathic treatment for Post Renal Transplant Patients:

The group of patients coming for homoeopathic advice after Renal Transplant is very limited. Homeopaths have very little experience with these patients and the results are not very encouraging. Most of the symptoms here are marked and distorted by immune-suppressive therapy. Immune-suppressive therapy suppresses all immune responses and hence Homoeopathic treatment has not much role to play in organ rejection of transplant cases.

Currently we have over 400 active Kidney disease patient cases and this number reflects the results we are seeing. Over the last 10 years there had been more than 15,000 kidney patients and 12,000 Cancer cases. Many people approach to Homeopathy or Dr Harshad Raval MD[homeopathy] for treatment when the Kidney disease is advanced, has recurred, or they have exhausted all the conventional possibilities for treatment. These patients are offered improved quality of life and length of prognosis. Many families report that the patients live quite comfortably and actively.

Our results are confirmed by conventional laboratory testing, scans and ultrasound. Throughout our treatment we ask the patient to keep scheduled visits with Nephrologist, in order to monitor the progress. All our results are verifiable in this way. The treatment involves taking a dose of the Homeopathic medicine daily. The remedies are prescribed individually after an extensive interview.


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Jan29
BIOCHEMISTRY
It is common knowledge today that inorganic salts and trace elements play an important role in staying healthy and that a healthy diet is essential to a healthy body. In modern times more people are turning to the Biochemic method of healing. It is a simple treatment that is easy for people to understand, and it is quite inexpensive. Today, mineral supplements are readily available and easy to obtain, but this has not always been the case.

The Biochemic healing method began as the work and research of medical
Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler (1821-1898). Dr. Schuessler was a Doctor of medicine, a Physiological Chemist, and a Physicist who had a keen analytical mind and was able to co-ordinate the far-reaching physiological discoveries of great contemporary scientists. As a practicing physician he put his theories to the test and achieved the formulation of his unique system of cellular therapeutics. He named this system Biochemistry – the chemistry of living tissue.

Dr. Schuessler surmised that there are four simple principles of Biochemistry. Later agreed by Virchow (Principles of Cellular Pathology) and scientifically proven by Stahlkopf (1918-1972). These principles are:

Disease does not occur if cell metabolism is normal.

Cell metabolism is in turn normal if cell nutrition is adequate.

Nutritional substances are either of organic or inorganic nature as far as the body is concerned.

The ability of the body cells to assimilate and to excrete and further to utilize nutritional material is impaired if there is a deficiency in the inorganic (mineral salt) constituent of tissue.

Once Dr. Schuessler reached the conclusion that the normal function of the cell is dependant on a normal dosage of inorganic mineral salts, he was inspired to expand his Biochemic research, eventually concluding that the 12 most important mineral salts are:

Calcium Fluoride
Calcium Phosphate
Phosphate of Iron
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Phosphate
Potassium Sulphate
Magnesium Phosphate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Phosphate
Sodium Sulphate
Silica Oxide
Calcium Sulphate

Dr. Schuessler believed that the body needed to maintain a proper balance of the twelve mineral salts in order to ensure normal cell function and good health. Any disruption to this balance would cause illness. He also believed that a normal balance of these vital mineral salts could be re-established with the administration of the deficient mineral salt in a readily assimilated form, which would pass rapidly into the bloodstream and body cells. Gunther Stahlkopf proved this simple logic scientifically in his research in the early 1900s.

Therefore the difference in the normal dosage of nutritious inorganic Mineral Salts especially the shortage of them was classified as the reason for the illness. Dr. Schuessler's therapies consisted in the medical supplement of the missing inorganic substances in order to keep the "balance". "One must not think that these supplements were to replace the missing", the idea is to stimulate, or send on information to the cells in order they again start to absorb their necessary inorganic mineral salts from the diet, in order to keep up the internal consistency. "If these mineral salts exist in an incorrect concentration, we have a situation we call illness" – Gunther Carl Stahlkopf ( Biologist).

This natural form of medicine is about – diagnosing which Mineral salt(s) are lacking in the organism – establishing the cause – treating by temporarily supplementing the required Mineral(s) in order to stimulate the cell system.

During the era of natural sciences, these fundamentals were improved upon with the help of Biology, Medicine, Physiology and Chemistry. All of these fields are now a part of common Biochemics. It is a comprehensive discipline, the knowledge of the basic legitimacy of life, where every change, illness, intellectual achievement and spiritual movement is connected with a specific chemical transformation of the cells, both internally and externally. The mineral substances play a major role in these Biochemic processes. The work of the Clinical Biochemist we refer to today is to normalize the disturbed chemical balance of an organism. Schuessler's decision to call his new therapy "Biochemic" must therefore be seen as a historical one.

Although Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler died in Oldenburg in 1898 at the age of 76, the story of his research and Biochemics did not end there. His work continues throughout the world to this day, as doctors and scientists strive to make even more progress in the amazing field of Biochemistry.


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Jan27
“Cosmic Healing”
Cosmic Healing Foundation
“Cosmic Healing”


In recent years, the field of Alternate Medicinal Therapies (AMT) has evolved with a great pace and that too with proper scientific proofs. The masses have started talking about meditation, Reiki, yoga etc as most of us have turned towards some or other fields among these, for the curement of our health and psychological problems. On the other hand, these fields have also shown more than expected results thereby strengthening people's faith in such process of curement which work on absolutely different rules as Allopathy or Homoeopathy works.

Among these fields, another name that has evolved in recent years is ‘Cosmic Healing’ and it is the only organization that practices and teaches cosmic healing. ‘Cosmic Healing’ is somewhat close to Reiki as it too works on the similar principles as Reiki does. Then what exactly is the difference? "Dr. Yogesh Mathur" says that, 'Cosmic Healing can be called "Reiki" but the difference lies in the way our organization teaches it'. Cosmic Healing Foundation not only teaches to work on the human body but on non-living things too. As per Dr. Mathur, Each and every thing that exists is made up of similar particles and elements but the difference in their configuration makes them either living or non-living thing. Cosmic Energy is nothing but the universal energy. Moreover to that, most of the institutions that conduct Reiki and Meditation sessions around, present it merely in a spiritual format rather than focusing on its scientific roots. A scientific platform not only helps us understand the topic in a better manner but on the other hand we can compare the spiritual explanations of these subjects with the scientific theories thereby coming to the conclusion that our civilization's ancient science is not just a myth and holds strong points.

In between the above conversation the question that might arise is, what exactly is Universal Energy? We all know about the famous British scientist "Professor Stephen Hawking". According to his theories, there exists an unknown form of energy in the universe, which is present in infinite limits. He named this energy as 'Dark Matter' and it is this dark matter that binds stars, planets and galaxies together. If this energy has such an immense effect on the objects of the universe, it must also effect the human civilization. If discussed in a simpler form, we receive energy when we sleep. We use this energy to continue with our daily routine. But as we never get an enough amount of this energy, we get tired and fall ill. With a similar lifestyle for years, our diseases get stronger and the immune system gets damaged. This is where Cosmic Healing works.

Lets us also take a glimpse in the ancient science, which is mentioned in our Vedas and puranas. With an experience of 32 years as a homoeopathic physician, Dr. Mathur himself used to have complete faith in modern science and often underwent reasoning when discussed about the science of rishi munees. Once while going through a fragment of one of the Vedas, he found a small shloka, which mentioned about the presence of electrons, protons and neutrons in every aspect of life. It also discussed about electricity and possibility of humans to travel from one place to another without any materialistic object. After practicing cosmic healing in the recent years, he no more considers the ancient science as a myth. Dr. Mathur says, "the ancient science that earlier used to create a topsy-turvy situation for me while I heard about it is rather a motivating and inspiring factor to understand nature and its effect on us in a better way". He no more rejects any given concept, theory or observation of any of the students and instead support them for further research. A lot of his students are researching on Aura while some other are busy researching on enhancing the immune system of the body against any form of disease and the results as per them are commendable.

Cosmic Healing Foundation has been teaching a number of students since a long time back and has made a remarkable identity. Apart from classes, a routine of workshops make the students practice on various objects, which helps in better understanding of the sensitivity of those objects towards the flow of cosmic energy in them. The human body is the prime target of every student and just by scanning the aura; the problematic area of the body can be traced without even asking the patient. Also, Cosmic healing is quick enough that by the time a medicine tablet will reach the stomach of a patient, a person on the other hand, receiving cosmic energy will start feeling much better.

As far as the success rate of Cosmic Healing Foundation is concerned, 'Dr. Mathur' and his students have worked on a lot of critical cases. The most memorable ones among them are, an old lady suffering from cancer was taken to mumbai for surgery. Weighing just 28 kilograms, the doctors were afraid of operating her, as she had no energy to handle an operation. Dr. Mathur while sitting in Delhi provided her with distant healing and also sent some quartz crystals, which were placed under her bed to enhance the treatment. Unbelievably, she not only survived the operation but was also shifted to general ward after just 1 hour of surgery. Also in one of the cases, a man suffering from 80 per cent tumor in brain was provided with cosmic energy, 2 days before his surgery and he too survived and was back at home on the second day. There are a number of cases enlisted with Cosmic Healing Foundation which prove that, cosmic healing is not only an independent curing therapy but can also catalyze the ongoing treatments of any disease. Also, there is a particular field in cosmic healing known as 'Psychic surgery’, which is also conducted without even touching the patient but produces the same results as a surgery does? Sounds shocking? Say for an example, a person is suffering from stones in bladder. A cosmic healing practitioner sits in front of him and will performs 'psychic surgery' which might last an hour. And on the very day or next day, that person finds that the size of the stones has reduced by looking in an ultrasound report. Then it must be such an incident, which will open up his mind, which will demand to think about it.

Cosmic Healing Foundation also teaches various subjects such as 'Cosmic Crystal Therapy', Cosmic- Pyramidal Vaastu Therapy' and 'Distant Healing'. These subjects are useful for people related to IT sector as all computer geeks no that the motherboard of a CPU has a crystal used for programming. So a course in Cosmic crystal therapy might help him in his field. Also, students of architecture can do a course in Cosmic- pyramidal vaastu therapy but the main focus of Cosmic healing foundation are those people who are undergoing a stressful lifestyle and those who want to get cured. It is always a better option to learn cosmic healing rather than seeking the help of some or other practitioner as there is no eligibility to learn it. Anyone can learn it and become a good practitioner by practice.


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Jan26
IS CONSTIPATION TROUBLING YOU ?
Most cases of constipation respond to conservative treatment such as dietary and lifestyle changes or mild laxatives. here are the tips ----

Dietary changes include getting enough of the recommended daily amount of fiber (20 to 35 grams), drinking 64 ounces of water or juice a day, and limiting foods that have little or no fiber, such as ice cream, cheese, meat and processed foods.


Lifestyle changes consist of exercising, reserving enough time to have a bowel movement and having a bowel movement when needed. The above two measures have cured 90% of my patients.

Next measure is to use laxatives----
Laxatives may be recommended if the above changes did not help the constipation.

There are four types of laxatives - bulk-forming, stimulant, lubricant and saline. Bulk-forming laxatives, increase the volume of feces, making them softer and easier to pass. Stimulant laxatives, such as Dulcolax, Purge, stimulate the intestinal wall to contract. Lubricant laxatives, such as mineral oil, soften the stool so it is easier to pass. Saline laxatives, such as Milk of Magnesia, Citrate of Magnesia and Haley's M-O, increase the concentration of salts within the feces.


Other treatment methods may include:

Bowel retraining - may provide relief for people who have gotten into the habit of ignoring the urge. If a tight schedule has produced a tight sphincter, it may help to sit on a toilet, with book in hand, about 20 minutes each morning to encourage a return of reflexes that have disappeared. Straining is not recommended, since it may lead to tightening of muscles that should be relaxed for comfortable defecation.

Rectal suppositories - helpful in providing lubrication and in stimulating the defecation reflex. They are usually composed of glycerin, which is sometimes blended with sodium sterate, a fatty acid. Bisacodyl-containing suppositories have added potency, because they act directly on the bowel to stimulate emptying.

Enemas - usually become attractive only when oral laxatives cannot do the job. Introducing water into the colon helps to stimulate defecation. "Disposable" enemas deliver a solution of highly concentrated, nonabsorbable salts into the rectum and sigmoid colon. These salts attract an outpouring of fluid into the bowel and thus promote bowel contraction. Oil-containing enemas are sometimes recommended as softeners for feces that have become hardened within the rectum.

Biofeedback - may be recommended for people with chronic constipation caused by anorectal dysfunction. Biofeedback involves using a sensor to monitor muscle activity displayed on a computer screen allowing for accurate assessment of body functions. With this information, the doctor helps the person learn how to use the anorectal muscles.

Surgery - Surgical removal of the colon may be an option for people with severe symptoms caused by colonic inertia (lack of movement in the colon) and unremitting extreme constipation. it is done when all other measures fails.


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Jan26
Hair Loss
Hair loss is medically termed as alopecia, meaning loss of hair from any hair bearing area of the body.
Hair in primitive animals served an important function as it covered entire body surface and helped in maintaining body temperature, with the evolution of animals into human beings the hair coverage of the body declined gradually, in the end the hair coverage practically covering the scalp, eye brow, eye lashes. In human beings, function of hair is practically cosmetic as it forms an important part of appearance of a human being. Loss of hair causes significant psychological effect in many human beings.
Hair is appendage of the skin, which grows in a cycle. There are 3 phases in a hair cycle, namely
Anagen – this is the growing phase, the duration of this phase determines the length of the hair. Most of the hairs are in this phase.
Catagen – this is the stage where hair growth stops and it starts involuting. This phase lasts for few weeks
Telogen – this is the resting phase, here the hair which have stopped growing are held till they are shed off, this lasts for 2-3 months
Exogen – this is the phase of hair shedding
Every hair goes through this cycle, to keep producing the hair. Any disturbances in this hair cycle can cause significant hair loss. As some of the hairs are in a phase where they have to be shed, it is normal for some of the hairs to be shed daily. Normal average hair loss daily is 75-100 per day.
Hair loss is a very common problem for which a patient consults a dermatologist. In a broad way the cause of hair loss is most often simple, it depends the loss of hair is in a patch or it is diffuse occurring all through the scalp. Causes of these 2 different types of hair loss are varied.
Diffuse hair loss – this is much more common than the patchy hair loss. Most of the patients who come for consultation complain of diffuse hair loss. This hair loss can occur in a patterned manner in both the sexes; this is what is called as male-pattern and female-pattern baldness. The pattern of hair loss differs in males & females, in males it starts with recession of hairline from the front, while in females it starts as widening of central partening or loss of density of hair on the vertex i.e top of the head. This patterned hair loss is genetically determined process and is a gradually progressive condition.
The next common causes of hair loss particularly in a woman are Iron deficiency anaemia, thyroid disorders, malnutrition etc; this is termed as Chronic telogen effluvium. In some cases any acute sever illness like fevers (malaria, typhoid etc.), surgery, trauma, post-partum, severe stress can be followed by a bout of hair loss about 2-3 months following the event, this is called as Acute telogen effluvium. Some of the medications can also be a cause of hair loss; the common medications that can be a cause of hair loss are anti-cancer drugs, heparin, anti-thyroid drugs, retinoids etc.
The next form of hair loss is the patchy form this can be divided into scarring or non-scarring depending on the presence of opening of hair roots (hair follicles). The various causes of non-scarring patchy alopecia are:
Alopecia areata, this is a common cause of non-scarring patchy hair loss more so among children. It is an autoimmune disorder i.e the body starts damaging its own organ in this case the hair. It is most often a self-limiting disorder but sometimes when it is rapidly spreading or involves extensive areas it responds poorly to treatment. It can be precipitated by stress. There are several treatment options for managing it properly.
In children another common cause of patchy hair loss is the fungal infections of the hair on scalp i.e tinea capitis. This can present in several ways, like a scaling patch on the scalp or a patch of hair loss with broken hair at the surface of the hair root opening.
Another not so common cause of hair loss is the trichotillomania, which is an obsessive compulsive disorder in which the patient’s pulls off his/her own hair resulting in patches of hair loss. This form shows a characteristic tuft of broken and twisted hair.
Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia commonly seen at the front of the hair occurring due to some of the hair styles that exert an excessive pull on the hair.
Next form of hair loss is the scarring type, in which there is destruction of the hair roots, resulting in patches of hair loss that is permanent. It can occur because of several skin disorders like discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planus, folliculitis decalvans, severe fungal infections like kerion, favus etc. Severe bacterial infections like recurrent folliculitis, furuncles etc. The causes of scarring alopecia are plenty. Management of scarring alopecia is difficult and most often it is permanent.
In addition to the above mentioned causes there are several more causes of hair loss.
Hair Care measures:
1. Hairs are a pure protein structure so a good diet is necessary for good hair.
2. Don’t use too harsh shampoos or cosmetics on hair.
3. Never comb hair when they are wet.
4. Don’t use shampoo’s more than 2 times in a week.
5. Don’t undergo procedures like hair straightening, curling etc.
Management of Hair loss: depends on its cause; there are several treatment options available for the various forms of hair loss. Whatever the treatment used it takes time for the response to be obtained as the hair grow in a cycle and the dynamics of the hair cycle need to be altered to get response, and it takes time for these things to happen. So, any treatment used for hair loss should be given a trial for at least 2 months before thinking of any response.


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Jan24
Biochemic cell salts
Biochemic cell salts
Biochemic cell salts are alternative remedies based on inorganic salts elaborated by Dr. Willhelm Heinrich Schüßler (1821-1898). Although moderately diluted (3X-6X), they are not classed as homeopathic remedies, because they are not purported to act according to the "like cures like" principle of homeopathy.[1] Nonetheless, they are commonly advocated by people who also advocate similar alternative medicine remedies, including homeopathy.


Tissue salt tabletsInorganic salts were first used as homeopathic remedies by Samuel Hahnemann, and further developed by Dr. Willhelm Heinrich Schüßler (1821-1898) who identified 12 different salts in human tissue based on his analysis of the inorganic constituants of cremated organs and remains.

Schüßler concluded that the cell salts are important mineral constitiuents that are present in human cells, and that (in accordance with the theories of Virchow) disease took place at the cellular level.

Even though water and organic matter make up a greater portion of living cells, the inorganic matter is the only substance that the organism/cells cannot produce by itself. Since the life of living cells is relatively short, the creation of new cells depends on the presence of minerals. Mineral deficiencies will inhibit the proper functioning of living cells.

Schüßler also stated that if an imbalance or definency of these salts at the cellular level were to occur, sickness may follow. Schüßler believed that the balance of these twelve mineral salts could be restored by ingesting "cell salts" in a bioavailable form. He claimed that these minerals needed not so much to be "replaced" as the cells needed to be prompted by the presence of the homeopathically potentised cell salts to restore balance of the essential components.[citation needed]

He ascribed a specific purpose to each one of the 12 salts, based on his understading of their biochemical purpose and relative distribution in the body. [2][unreliable source?] He also performed clinical experiments to verify his conclusions in the form of homeopathic "provings".[3][unreliable source?]

These days, tissue salts are usually prepared as tablets, made up with lactose powder in a manner similar to homeopathic products: Each inorganic salt is ground (triturated) with lactose powder in a ratio of 1:9, and this mixture is then ground with fresh lactose, again in a 1:9 ratio. This process is repeated either three or six times, yielding a 1 000 000 to 1 dilution or 1000:1 dilution.

Because of this dilution, tissue salts are generally prescribed at dosages that are too low to have any detectable effect on the levels of the minerals and electrolytes involved.[citation needed] No peer reviewed scientific clinical trials have been conducted on tissue salts, and they are less well known to the public than some other complementary therapies.[4].

The twelve salts described by Schüßler, together with the abbreviated names under which they are sold, are:

Calcium fluoride (calc fluor)
Calcium phosphate (calc phos)
Calcium sulfate (calc sulph)
Potassium chloride (kali mur)
Potassium phosphate (kali phos)
Potassium sulfate (kali sulph)
Sodium phosphate (nat phos)
Sodium sulfate (nat sulph)
Sodium chloride (nat mur)
Ferric pyrophosphate (ferrum phos)
Magnesium phosphate (mag phos)
Silicon dioxide (silicea)
The combination of all 12 salts in one formula commonly called by its non-trade name Bioplasma. Often the five phosphates are combined into a compound remedy at a 3X potency called "Biochemic Phosphates" which is recomended for nervous troubles.


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Jan23
Ayurveda The Science Of Life
Ayurveda

Introduction

Ayurveda is India’s traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally translated means "science of life" or "practices of longevity." Ayurveda was the system of health care conceived and developed by the seers (rishis) and natural scientists through centuries of observations, experiments, discussions, and meditations. For several thousand years their teachings were passed on orally from teacher to student; about the fifth to sixth century BC, elaborately detailed texts were written in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. For many years Ayurveda flourished and was used by rich and poor alike in India and Southeast Asia.

Manuscript page from Atharva-Veda, earliest Indian text (approx. 1500 BC) with much medical information, one of several Vedas (meaning "knowledge"), upon which Ayurvedic medical practice is based on. Ayurvedic manuals were written by Charaka, Sushruta, and Vagbhata that give detailed descriptions of the various practices. Charaka listed 500 hundred remedies and Sushruta over 700 vegetable medicines

Ayurveda emphasizes prevention of disease, rejuvenation of our body systems, and extension of life span. The profound premise and promise of Ayurveda is that through certain practices, not only can we prevent heart disease and make our headaches go away, but we can also better understand ourselves and the world around us, live a long healthy life in balance and harmony, achieve our fullest potential, and express our true inner nature on a daily basis.

Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. It is based on the view that the elements, forces, and principles that comprise all of nature - and that holds it together and make it function - are also seen in human beings. In Ayurveda, the mind (or consciousness) and the body (or physical mass) not only influence each other - they are each other. Together they form the mind-body. The universal consciousness is an intelligent, aware ocean of energy that gives rise to the physical world we perceive through our five senses. Ayurvedic philosophy and practices link us to every aspect of ourselves and remind us that we are in union with every aspect of nature, each other, and the entire universe.

There can be no mental health without physical health, and vice versa. In Ayurveda, symptoms and diseases that could be categorized as mental thoughts or feelings are just as important as symptoms and diseases of the physical body. Both are due to imbalances within a person, and both are treated by restoring the natural balance mentally and physically. In Ayurveda your whole life and lifestyle must be in harmony before you canenjoy true therapeutic approach. In India, Ayurvedic practitioners receive state-recognized, institutionalized training in parallel to their physician counterparts. The research base is growing concerning the physiological effects of meditative techniques and yoga postures in Indian medical literature and Western psychological literature. Published studies have documented reductions in cardiovascular disease risk factors, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and reaction to stress, in individuals who practice Ayurvedic methods.



Laboratory and clinical studies on Ayurvedic herbal preparations and other therapies have shown them to have a range of potentially beneficial effects for preventing and treating certain cancers, treating infectious disease, treating diabetes, promoting health, and treating aging. Mechanisms underlying these effects may include free-radical scavenging effects, immune system modulation, brain neurotransmitter modulation, and hormonal effects.well being. Lifestyle interventions are a major Ayurvedic preventive and



Basis for Ayurvedic Philosophy

Ayurveda is applicable to every living thing, as implied by its name, the science of life. Vedic sciences attribute life to more things than we normally do - the things such as air, wind, fire, the earth, planets, stars, etc. are all thought to possess conscience like living beings.

The basic premise of Ayurveda is that the entire cosmos or universe is part of one singular absolute. Everything that exists in the vast external universe (macrocosm), also appears in the internal cosmos of the human body (microcosm). The human body consisting of 50-100 million cells, when healthy, is in harmony, self-perpetuating and self-correcting just as the universe is. The ancient Ayurveda text, Charaka, says, "Man is the epitome of the universe. Within man, there is as much diversity as in the world outside. Similarly, the outside world is as diverse as human beings themselves." In other words, all human beings are a living microcosm of the universe and the universe is a living macrocosm of the human beings


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Ayurveda Panchakarma ( Detoxification Of The Body )
Panchkarma


Athrava Ayurveda has developed its own unique methods of PanchKarma to obtain maximum benefit from it. All the "KARMAS" (Steps of PanchKarma) are tested scientifically with the help of different techniques and methods.

PanchKarma is a part of the purification therapies of Ayurveda. "Panch" means five and "Karma" means action so literally translated, it is a set of five systematic actions used for Purification of the Body. It is used to bring the aggravated "Doshas" imbalance in balance and to flush out the accumulated "Ama" toxins from the body using the normal modes of eleminations like intestines, sweat glands and the urinary tract.

Elimination is a natural body instinct but over a period of time and in cases of dosha imbalance these wastes are not effectively eliminated from the body. Thises wastes tend to stick into the minute channels of the body known as the "Srotas" and start producing disease. PanchKarma is consisted to be the most radical way to cleanse the body and thereby eliminate, once and for all the disease cauing doshas and the toxins.

The treatment consists of following steps.

Snehan (Oleation Therapy)


Medicated oils and Ghee are used. According to Ayurveda the Ghee can travel between cells of body very easily. Once the Ghee reaches to fine space between cells, all the fat soluble impurities are dissolved in Ghee and finally the Ghee is thrown in to rectum by the body. The Ghee containing impurities is eliminated by Virechan(Purgation) Virechan is obtained by electro-balanced purgatives, so the balance of electrolytes is maintained in body in spite of induced diarrhea.

Swedan (Steam Bath)

The Steam of medicated water heops opening fine pores on skin allowing the natural excretion path and heat of steam dilates the blood vessels allowing more blood to pass through muscles which supplies more nourishment.

The five steps of PANCHKARMA

>> Vamana

Use of emetics-artificial womiting is induced using herbs like, strong teas of locorice, salt and calamus. It is usually indicated for people with disorders "Kapha"(Phlegm).

>> Virechan

Use of laxatives - A strong purgatives like senna or rhubarb is given. Atharva is performing virechan with help of electrolity balancing purgative preparation to eliminate toxins from the body without loosing electrolyte balance of body. It is normally used to dliminate high Pitta(fire) from its site in the small intestines.

>> Basti

Use of medicated enemas-cleaning enemas are priliminary used to dispel high vata(air) from the colon and to remove Doshas(impurities). At Atharva Basti is performed with air tight, use and throw enema bags.

>> Nasya


Nasal administration - medicinal oils or herbal mixtures are inhaled or poured in nose by drops. This stimulates the nerve ending of nasal cavities resulting in better blood circulation in the sinuses. It is also good for balancing the "Prana Vata".

>> Rakta Mokshana

Blood letting - useful in many cancer and chronic skin disorders.

Post PanchKarma Procedures

>> Samsarjan Karma

On completion of PanchKarma a special diet and instructions are prescribed form Athrava according to Prakruti (Constitution) and Life Style. This diet helps the person to fulfill his/her calories requirement along with maintaining Dosha according to Ayurveda.

>> Rasayan

Its is a special form of rejuvination therapy. This is best done after the PanchKarma. Special herbs are used to tone up the various systems of the body. The herbs are selected according to Prakruti and disease. The duration for Rasayan is decided by experienced physician at Atharva.

Associate Procedures of PanchKarma

>> General Massage

Massaging the whole body with suitable oil to improve circulation, re-vitalisation and for keeping good health and to prevent ageing.

>> Udvartanam


This massage stimulates hair follicals and subcutaneous fat tissue to brak down subcutaneous fat storage. It reduces blood cholesterol, obesity, skin problems, imparts mobility to the joints, strengthens muscles and refreshers the body. The most promising effect is the slimming of the body.

>> Kaya Seka

Pouring oil in a uniform way to improve general health, vigor vitality and to prevent ageing.

>> Shirodhara


Medicated Herbal oil is pouring on the fore head by special method. It rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind. This therapy relieves stress and strain related problems, slows the aging process,improves memory and is known to have a beneficial effect for paralysis and other neurological malfuntions.

>> Abhyanga

This is a special type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the circulatory channels. This treatment is very useful for obesity, loss of skin texture, sleeplessness, fatigue, other vata predominant diseases etc.

>> Pizhichil

A variety of massage using Luke-Warm medicated oil poured form a certain height over the whole body. Effective in Prolapse Disc, Parkinsonsism, Paraplegia and similar conditions.

>> Kizhi

Leaves of medicinal plants or herbal powders are fried and into bolus in a cloth bag and applied for massage on the whole body for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis etc.

>> Navarakizhi

Rice with medicinal propery cooked with milk and herbal decoctions and made into bolus in cloth bag and used for massaging inconditions like muscular Atrophy. Hemiplegia, paraplegia and as a part of rejuvenation therapy.

>> Vasti

Medicated Enema is widely practiced in eradicationg Neurological disorders. Medicated oils of decoctions using herbs for the conditions selected. There are various forms of Enema-Shehavasthi, Kashayavasthi etc.

>> Ksheera

Inhalation of fumes prepared with milk and selected herbs in facial paralysis.

>> Dhooma

Dysphagia and other diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat.

>> Nasyam

Inhilation of drugs in the nose for neurological conditions.

>> Thakra Dhara

Medicated fat free curd is poured over the head and body for insomnia, neuralgia and skin diseases.

>> Kateevasthi


In this treatment medicated iol is kept in the round wall area prepared by special method on knee joint. It is specially used in knee join pain for soothing effect.

>> Tharpanam

Medicated oil and Ghee is retained in the eye for pathological conditions.

>> Thalopothicil

Scallp is covered with herbal paste, suitable for insomnia, depression, premature greying, baldness etc.

>> Upanaham

Local anti inflammatory therapy using herbal pastes.


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