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Jul31
STRESS AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE
STRESS
AND
HOLISTIC MEDICINE

DR.SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR

The stress is unavoidable turbulence within us. One of the factors leading to such stress or turbulence in us; is non- availability of holistic medical assessment, investigations and treatment under one roof. The only way to manage this kind of stress is international and national policy of adopting holistic medicine in mainstream medical education, training, practice and research.

Our stress would certainly be managed if we actually witness development of medical institutions, which would engage in teaching, training, practice and research of holistic medicine and holistic health care.

The most essential and the core aspect (and also the asset) of these institutions would be that; everyone involved in them would be encouraged to practice NMAMSMARAN. The practice of NAMASMARAN could vary as per one’s religious beliefs.

Second characteristic would be encouragement to practice of PRANAYAMA.

The third feature would be encouragement of vegetarianism. The food served on campus to the patients and the staff members; would be strictly vegetarian and would include green vegetable, fruits, roots, tubers, different grains, spouted beans, and different variety of nuts, different oils, cow milk and plenty of drinking water.
There would be plantations of herbs such as tulsi, neem, bel, kmari, gulvel, aghada, putrajeevak, shivalingi, kadamba, lemon grass, pudina, jaswandi, pipal, banyan etc and other edible fruits and vegetables also.

There would be quotes, portraits, photos, paintings, specimens, murals of (from Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy; of scientists, instruments, techniques, herbs etc), which would empower, inspire and motivate the patients, the students the staff members for working together to blossom one another!

The curriculum would include compulsory introductory course as a foundation in which holistic approach, holistic medicine, holistic health are introduced and explained; so as to inculcate the unity amidst apparent diversity of people as well as medical systems, so as to enable everyone to appreciate the contribution of every walk of life and every system of medicine in contributing to holistic health.

The OPD and IN DOOR treatment would be in consultation with the experts from different systems of medicine, in as much as experts from the different specialties. Different modalities of treatment (under the supervision and control of experts) such as yoga, pranayama, panchakarma, shatkarma, naturopathy; besides; physiotherapy, intensive care, surgery and rehabilitation would be available.

There would be a team of doctors to advise the local, state and central governments; on designing and implementing policies in different fields such as agriculture, industries, education, information and broadcasting; and so on; for achieving holistic health, on routine basis as well as during critical periods such as endemics, epidemics and pandemics.

To be edited and other features to be added…..


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Jul31
STRESS AND IDENTITY
It is very true that we dream to be somebody; in terms of a certain profession or occupation. Sometimes we become so and sometimes we don’t. Subsequently; we try to project ourselves as someone and people accept or take us as someone, the two either matching or otherwise!

The realized dream; our projection and the public appraisal however; never give complete satisfaction and fulfillment. This is what causes stress.

What is the reason for this?

The reason for such stress is that our dreams never match the majesty of our true nature or our true self, which is infinite and immortal. Our own appraisal and projections even if bloated and hyped; also do not match the grandeur of our true self. Lastly, the public opinion or what we perceive as public opinion; also do not match the sublime character of our true self.

In other words, there is underestimation in our dreams, our own appraisal, our projections and the actual or perceived public opinions. This is so; even if we are approved and branded as “successful”; by ourselves and the others.
This is why even if we are “achievers” and have achieved extraordinary “success”; are often hollow from within and deeply melancholic. Even if we are towering personalities having achieved enormously; often land up in various symptoms of frustration and depression in terms of addictions, crimes, perversions and/or suicides.

We have to introspect and assess our so called successes or failures in this light and reach the core of our self, which is infinite and imperishable source of bliss.

But how is this possible?

It is said by the enlightened seers; that this is possible through NAMASMARAN.


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Jul28
Uni-Compartment knee Replacement
Uni-compartment Knee replacement (also known as partial knee replacement) is a special kind of surgery in which resurfacing of only damaged portion of knee is done, leaving healthy areas intact.
Human Knee joint is a complex joint. It actually consist of 3 sub-joints, i.e. two tibio-femoral ( medial & lateral ) & patella-femoral joint. All these three joint work together to perform range of movements and strength.
When osteoarthritis of knee joint starts, it starts by affecting one of its sub-joints. Most commonly affected is medial tibio-femoral joint (in approximately 95% ). If it is not taken care of, Osteoarthritis sets in all the three compartment. Traditionally total knee replacement is advised in advance cases of osteoarthritis of knee joint, but in early stage of osteoarthritis , when only one sub-joint is involved, Uni-compartment Knee Replacement (UKR) is always a better option, in which only the damaged sub-joint is replaced.
In India Uni-compartment knee replacement was started in 2002, since then it is getting more & more common to get relieve of uni-compartment knee osteoarthritis.
Advantages:
1. Only one sub-joint is replaced, so incision is smaller & tissue trauma is less, which ensures early recovery. Blood loss is also negligible.
2. Bone cuts are very minimal, so when after 10-12 years, when patient requires another surgery, it is primary total knee replacement later on, instead of revision knee replacement.
3. Patient can bear weight on next day itself, which makes it superior to other treatments of uni-compartment osteoarthritis, i.e. medicines, which does not cure the disease, & high tibial osteotomies, in which early weight bearing is not possible and have all the complication of fracture treatment.
4. Implant is cheaper than total knee, which makes this surgery cost-effective than total knee replacement.
Drawbacks:
1. UKR is advisable only when one sub-joint is involved. If any of the other sub-joint is also involved, UKA won’t provide much needed relief. In those type of cases Total knee replacement is the only option, And in India patient comes to joint replacement surgeon at a stage when knee is badly damaged, & UKA is not indicated.
2. UKA is more precise surgery than total knee replacement, since only one compartment is replaced. By any means, during the surgery, if knee mechanics not achieved perfectly, the surgery itself can lead to osteoarthritis in other sub-joints.
Summary:
After an age of 50 years, one should always take good care of their knees, & when knee start paining on the inner aspect of leg, one should always consult a joint-replacement surgeon, so that he can explain you the exact stage of the disease & provide proper treatment. And when only one sub-joint is involved, he can offer you uni-compartment knee replacement, thus delaying the total knee replacement by at least 10 years.


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Jul28
HOMOEOPATHY BEST FOR CHILDREN
Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that utilizes minute doses of carefully selected ingredients made from plants, mineral sources and many other natural substances, to enhance the body's natural healing processes. Its strength lies in its marked effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels. Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Homeopathy is growing in popularity all over the world because its medicines are gentle, non-toxic aids, harmless. This makes Homeopathy safe to use when many other types of treatments may not be recommended, such as in case of newborns, children and during pregnancy. Homeopathy is a safe system of Medicine for children. Primarily, any medicine administered to children must be free from harmful effects. Unlike antibiotics and other such medicine, Homeopathic pills do not affect digestion; does not lower resistance power; does not produce allergies and does not harm even if taken for long-term. Homeopathy helps in building body resistance in children who habitually have recurring infections due to lowered resistance power. Homeopathic treatment being based on the ~Constitutional Approach~ treats the disease at the root level, hence enhancing the resistance power of the child. As a result of which the child will not fall sick frequently. Besides the below-listed conditions one must think of Homeopathy for any resistant, difficult disorder.
a) Infections: Children are prone to a variety of infections such as Cough & Cold, Flu, Ear Infections, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Measles, Chickenpox, Mumps, Skin-
boils, Gastroenteritis (Diarrhea & Vomiting), Kidney & Urinary Tract infection, and many more. Every parent should know that Homeopathy has remarkably fast acting treatment available for all above-mentioned disorders.
b) Allergies: Child-Asthma (Asthmatic Bronchitis) is becoming a universal problem in children, where they are recurrently down with attacks of wheezing, cough and
breathlessness. Every parent of an asthmatic child has lived through the agony and distress of their suffering child. Homeopathy has exceptional treatment for such suffering that helps in long-term as well as to fight effectively an acute episode of wheezing, whereby the child can be kept away from strong medicines like steroids. Besides the respiratory allergy, Homeopathy works
miraculously for skin allergy, Eczema, Urticaria, food-allergy, etc.
c) Tonsillitis: Avoid Surgery: Acute as well as recurring attacks of tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils) with high-grade fever, is another common complaint found in
children. As remarkably, almost all cases of recurring tonsillitis (including suppurating tonsils) can be cured entirely with Homeopathy.
d) Mental and Emotional Disorders: Homeopathy can be proclaimed to be effective, for various emotional disorders occurring commonly in the new generation children of this century. Homeopathy has a very unique line of treatment to pacify hyperactive, aggressive or violent children, Also children with a cynical mind, innumerable passions, such as rage, jealousy, anxiety, fears, inferiority complex, timidity, lack of confidence, etc. the imprints of which are carved permanently in the delicate mind of the child, shaping the child’s character and personality morbidly, resulting in various malfunctions and behavioral problems. Behavioral Disorders such as Examination fears, any other strange fears, Anxiety, Depression, Restlessness, Nail biting, Stealing habit, Emotional disturbances, etc. can be successfully treated with Homeopathy. Various psychosomatic disorders such as Bed-wetting, Headaches, Gastritis, respond to Homeopathy as well. Some more children disorders, where homoeopathy works wonders are: Infant colic, Fever, Teething problems, Vomiting, Dysentery, Growth related problems, Convulsions (Epilepsy), Infantile Eczema, Jaundice, Brain infections (Meningitis), Fungal infections, Warts, Hair-Loss (Alopecia), Poor concentration, Arthritis in children, Psoriasis, Leucoderma (white spots), Pimples, Thyroid problems, and many more. Therefore, APPLE CLINIC aims at not only relieving symptoms but at also re – integrating your life to normalcy.
Apple Clinic
SCO 258, First Floor, Sector 44 C, Chandigarh.
0172-5049975,9915235141


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Jul28
AHHCHOO! DON’T LET ALLERGIES OR ASTHMA SPOIL YOUR CHILD’S SPRINGTIME
Spring is in the air, and kids everywhere are getting ready to go out and play. Many children, however, spend their spring times sneezing and wheezing, problems that parents often attribute to a cold or flu. But these symptoms may be signs of something more: hay fever or asthma. "For many children, springtime is the season of discomfort,” "But it doesn't have to be." More than 14 million Indians suffer from hay fever, an allergic reaction to pollen released into the air by trees, grass and ragweed. When inhaled by an allergic person, pollen causes sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, itchy eyes and congestion. If your child does have a reaction, over-the-counter antihistamines (anti- allergic) and nasal sprays can offer temporary relief. Affecting up to one in nine children, asthma is a disease that causes inflammation of the airways, which leads to coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks can be triggered by cold air, respiratory infections, animal dander, exercise and pollution. In orthodox system, there is no cure for asthma, but there are different types of medicines that will help to keep it under control and relieve symptoms, leaving aside lot of side effects. These are given in the form of various broncho – dilator medicines or in the form of anti – inflammatory steroids, which are only preventing medicines. Other type of medicine can be given in the form of tablets together with steroids. Asthma and allergies are serious problems, and symptoms are often confused. Only a doctor can properly diagnose them. The very significance of the homoeopathy treatment is to ‘treat the patient as a whole’ or ‘patient as a person’ which is directed to heal the body – mind system from within. The constitutional treatment help the body’s own healing mechanism, enhances body’s self – recovery capacity hence leading to a long-term cure. "With the right help, your child can enjoy spring as much as other children." Therefore APPLE CLINIC aims at not only relieving symptoms but at also re – integrating your life to normalcy.
Apple Clinic
S.C.O. 258,1ST FLOOR, SECTOR 44-C, CHANDIGARH
Ph.-0172-5049975,9915235141


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Jul28
Helping asthma patients breathe easily with homoeopathy
If you or a family member has asthma, you know how frightening an asthma attack can be. Being diagnosed with asthma doesn’t mean an end to an active, healthy lifestyle. The truth is, although asthma is a serious and chronic illness, it’s also a very manageable one. “Asthma shouldn’t keep people from daily activities like taking the kids to the park, bringing the groceries up the stairs or walking at a shopping mall.” When you have asthma, the airways in your lungs, called bronchial tubes, become inflamed and swollen. These narrowed passageways cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Some people suffer only mild symptoms while others have such severe attacks, the results can be fatal. Unfortunately, adult asthma sometimes goes undiagnosed until an emergency arises. That’s because the symptoms of asthma can be easily confused with other illnesses, mainly respiratory infections, allergies and bronchitis. But any time you experience a cough that won’t go away, a cough that keeps you up at night, wheezing, tightness in the chest or shortness of breath, you should see a doctor. These are all possible symptoms of asthma. As far as what triggers an asthma episode or attack, the list of possibilities is long. Some of the most common asthma triggers are: colds and flu, cigarette smoke, air pollution, allergens (such as pollen, grasses, molds, dust), pet dander and saliva, changes in temperature or cold air, cockroach particles, exercise and physical activity, strong smells, such as fragrances, deodorizers, candles, paints, gas and propane. In orthodox system, there is no cure for asthma, but there are different types of medicines that will help to keep it under control and relieve symptoms, leaving aside lot of side effects. These are given in the form of various broncho – dilator medicines or in the form of anti – inflammatory steroids, which are only preventing medicines. Other type of medicine can be given in the form of tablets together with steroids. The very significance of the homoeopathy treatment is to ‘treat the patient as a whole’ or ‘patient as a person’ which is directed to heal the body – mind system from within. The constitutional treatment help the body’s own healing mechanism, enhances body’s self – recovery capacity hence leading to a long-term cure. Every patient of Asthma is evaluated as an individual case and treated as such. Therefore, APPLE CLINIC aims at not only relieving symptoms but at also re – integrating your life to normalcy.
Apple Clinic
S.C.O. 258,1ST FLOOR, SECTOR 44-C, CHANDIGARH
Ph.-0172-5049975,9915235141


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Jul28
HOMOEOPATHY CURES UTERINE FIBROID…. SURGERY CAN BE AVOIDED
Uterine fibroids are tumors, which grow from cells forming the muscle of the uterus (womb). It can grow on the uterine wall and push into the bladder, bowel or intestine. They can also grow within the uterine wall. No one is certain what causes uterine fibroids, but changing estrogen levels seem to play a part in their growth. For example when estrogen levels are high, as a result of pregnancy, the rate of fibroid growth increases. Many women never know they have uterine fibroids. Most uterine fibroids are found during a routine internal examination when your doctor notices a lumpy or irregular uterus .The main symptoms of uterine fibroids are: painful periods, prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding which may lead to iron deficiency or anemia; frequent urination caused by pressure on the bladder; feeling of fullness or heaviness in the lower abdomen; pain in lower abdomen; backache; constipation; infertility; miscarriage. In other system of medicine generally the treatment for uterine fibroid is done either through Hormonal pills or surgery, which may cause lot of bad effects on your Health. Homoeopathy can save you from surgery and can treat it from the root cause making your life healthier. Therefore APPLE CLINIC has best solution for it.

Contact: APPLE CLINIC, S.C.O. 258,1ST FLOOR, SECTOR 44-C, CHANDIGARH.
MOB: 9915235141 PH. NO. :0172-5049975


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Jul28
DON’T LET PSORIASIS DESTROY YOUR LIFE…ANSWER LIES WITH HOMOEOPATHY
Psoriasis can be a nuisance or a nightmare. Homoeopathy can help smooth your skin
Human skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is also the most visible. Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by overproduction of skin cells that results in flaky and patchy raised areas on the skin’s surface causing silvery scales. The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Psoriasis occurs when faulty signals in the immune system cause skin cells to grow too quickly – every 3 to 4 days instead of the usual 30-day cycle forming ‘plaques’, which are red, flaky, and scaly patches that are often itchy and uncomfortable. In addition to this it causes a great deal of pain for some patients and also emotional impact on the patient’s life. Psoriasis can be mild – localized just to knees and elbows. The milder forms are probably the most familiar to people. It can also be severe and cover 80-90% of the body. It can make the skin inflexible. The hands and feet won’t operate. You cannot type or walk. It can also be on the buttocks area. People can’t sit down. If it is on the soles of the feet, they can’t stand for long periods of time. If it itches intensely, which it can be in number of people, it becomes impossible to sleep, which makes functioning in the day difficult. It can also cause severe bleeding and splitting of the skin. Also it interferes with intimacy. It affects the entire body, so it may become difficult to have sexual contact. The most common affect of psoriasis is embarrassment. People are very aware of being looking at. They are very concerned about how people are going to react to their skin. Because of this fear of rejection is there. For this reason many people pull back from society, and from intimate relationships. Psoriasis is associated with increased risk for melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma (forms of cancer). About 15 percent of people with psoriasis have joint inflammation that produces arthritis symptoms. This condition is called psoriatic arthritis.
Homoeopathy is truly holistic system of natural medicine. In any disease condition homoeopaths seek to understand state of the individual that allows the condition to exist. For a homoeopath it is necessary to know all the hereditary, medical, environmental and personal details that make the person, and the condition from which they suffer. The very significance of the homoeopathy treatment is to ‘treat the patient as a whole’ or ‘patient as a person’ which is directed to heal the body – mind system from within. The constitutional treatment help the body’s own healing mechanism, enhances body’s self – recovery capacity hence leading to a long-term cure. Therefore, APPLE CLINIC aims at not only relieving symptoms but at also re – integrating your life to normalcy. Apple clinic is a super specialized homoeopathic clinic treating more than 500 chronic patients successfully. It is an organization run by 3 doctors (Dr. Kuldeepak Rajput, Dr. Gurvinder Singh Kalra and Dr. Gunjeet Kalra). Mainly we are specialized in Psoriasis, skin allergies, Hair Loss, Asthma, White Patches.

APPLE CLINIC
S.C.O. 258, FF, SECTOR 44-C, CHANDIGARH.

PH: 0172-5049975,9915235141


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Jul24
Alcoholism + Dental Health
chronic alcoholics neglect themselves as they are under influence of alcohol &preoccupied with their addictiob &often due to negligencethey lead into poor oral hygiene
alcoholics have a high incidence of decayed ,, missing teeth compared to non -alcoholics
They have increased rate of chronic advanced generalised periodontitis with inflamed gingivae,, loss of stippling,,, blunting of interdental papillae,, deep pocket with bone loss
increased level of tooth wear due to attrision,, is present in pyschiatric alcoholics ,, this is due to stimulation of the brainstem reticulo activatory system
leading to masseteric muscle activity causing bruxism during rapid eye moment sleep
Advanced dental erosion affecting the palatal surface of upper incisors .This erosion of teeth may be dur to chronic vomiting
Xerostomia secondary to chronic alcoholism may lead to tooth wear ,, decaying of teethdue to reduced buffering from a reduction of salivary flow
The risk for developing oral sq cell carcinoma is 10-15 times more in alcoholics it could be coz of oral mucosa rendered more susceptible to carcinogens
These patients are difficult to manage when they attend clinic
They have poor oral hygiene,, deposits &may be coated tongue ,, angular cheilosis as well


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Jul23
ENTEROCUTANEOUS FISTULA
A fistula is an abnormal epithelialized tract between two or more structures or spaces.It may involve a communication tract from one body cavity or hollow organ to another hollow organ or to the skin.It is estimated that 90% of ECF arise from surgical procedures. It occurs due to unintentional enterotomy and anastomotic breakdown as a result of a foreign body close to the suture line, tension on the suture line, complicated suturing techniques, distal obstruction, hematoma, abscess formation at the anastomotic site, or tumor.Emergent/urgent surgeries involving unprepped bowel, underresuscitation, malnourishment or previously radiated tissues are other causes for fistula development.Spontaneous fistulas can develop due to crohn's disease, malignancy, infectious processes as in tuberculosis, diverticulitis, vascular insufficiency, radiation exposure and mesentric ischemia.
Fistulas can be classified according to complexity, anatomic location or physiology. Excess fluid exudating from a wound or cutaneously is the usual first indication of an external fistula.Skin excoriation rapidly occurs secondry to the high concentration of digestive enzymes in the chyme. Internal fistulas are fissuring tracts inside the body, which erode directly into adjacent viscus. These are asymptomatic unless the distal portion of the fistula enters a structure such as the bladder , rectum or vagina. Symptoms such as recurrent diarrhea with mucus, blood, cystitis, pneumaturia, flatus or stool from the vagina, perianal/perineal skin excoriation, pressure and discomfort, should all point towards an investigation for the presence of a fistula.
Closure of the fistula either spontaneously or surgically is the ultimate goal. The five main objectives towards caring for fistula are - 1.)Fluid and electrolyte replacement. 2.) Adequate nutrition.The route of nutritional support will take the form of oral, enteral or parenteral nutrition dependent upon patient tolerance, ability to ingest sufficient quantities, the fistula tract location and bowel mucosa's absorptive capacity. 3.)Perifistular skin protection and containment of fistula effluent , which in itself is a complex challenge. Advanced assessment skills, knowledge of appropriate product selection, competence in product application and teaching of the same is very important . 4.) Infection control with use of antibiotics .5.) measures to facilitate closure of the fistula.
Medical and nursing care demand a complementary, interdisciplinary approach if successful closure of an enterocutaneous fistula is to be achieved. The patient and the family are challenged by physical and psychological stressors, which is often the result of weeks of hospitalization.As health careproviders, we should remember to treat the patient as a whole person and not 'just as a hole'. The fistula should not become the only focus of care, but rather an element of the overall treatment plan.


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