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14/Jul/2023

What is Clinical or Therapeutic Yoga?
Yoga is generally perceived as a wellness lifestyle practice. It is true. However, Yoga has vast applications as a rehabilitative and supportive therapy in the treatment of various illnesses. Yoga can
help to enhance response to the conventional treatment protocol, elevate patient mental health,and play a major role in the reversal of pathology into physiology wherever possible
Yoga can also be used as a therapy in the prevention or delayed mitigated onset of various morbid illnesses in those who are at risk. For example, if a person who is at risk of developing diabetes due
to hereditary factors performs Mandookasana in a prescribed protocol there is every chance of reducing the morbidity. Likewise in conditions like dysmenorrhea prophylactic performance of
Paadahastaasana regularly during the non-menstrual days helps to achieve a pain-free menstrual period. This can reduce the need for taking painkillers which have considerable side effects.

How is the Yoga Therapy protocol decided?
Yoga as a therapy is prescribed as separate protocols combining various warm-up methods, asanas,pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques. The repetition of the asanas, the speed,
duration, frequency, time of practice, and various other factors are to be considered in a Yoga therapy protocol with a focus on improving the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the
person. The age, season, lifestyle, habitat, profession, lifestyle, mindset, and very importantly disease condition and the present treatment that the patient is undergoing are evaluated in depth
while a Yoga protocol is tailored.

How do you practice Yoga Therapy safely?
A few points have to be kept in mind while adopting Yoga as a therapy.

  •  First and foremost is to start the therapy under a doctor trained in Yoga or with a team that has a doctor and a Yoga instructor.
  • If the person is undergoing therapies like physiotherapy, the professional taking care of the same also has to be part of the team.
  • Yoga therapy has to be performed under the supervision of an instructor in the beginning.A pre and post vital health check is necessary for patients who are vulnerable
  • Adhering strictly to the protocol is very important and the protocol has to be reviewed on a regular basis for changes if required
  • Never copy a protocol advised to another person. Each person is different so also the
    intervention is required.
  • Be aware and understand that yoga therapy is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment, instead it is a catalyst complementary therapy for various diseases and
    conditions.

What is the general Yoga therapy protocol for stress-related disorders?

Stress is an important factor in life. Positive Stress is what takes you forward. The goal is stress management is to transform distress into a positive condition called eustress. Common stress-
related disorders are GAD or generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder which happen due to various diseases or situations (PTSD). Relaxed engagement with yoga
asana, pranayama, and meditation helps in managing these disorders. In anxiety and sleep disorders due to anxiety, the focus should be on repeated performing of Asanas like Matsyasana, Vajrasana,
Baalasana, and Vipareeta Karani half an hour before sleep and 2 hours after dinner. Asanas should be followed by Naadishudhi, Sheetali, Bhramari Pranayama, and the recitation of Om in Jnana
Mudra. Prithvi Mudra helps to manage stress in a big way. Self-Meditation should not be practiced.It should be either prescribed or guided. The protocol creates mindfulness and helps balance stress
hormones, promote relaxation, initiate positivity and improve mental well-being.

What is the Yoga Therapy useful in cardiovascular diseases?
Patients with moderate to severe cardiovascular conditions should always seek the help of a doctor or trainer while practicing. Yoga therapy lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol levels, improves
circulation, and enhances heart function. Asanas like Tadasana, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, and Ardhamatsyendrasana followed by pranayama practices like Anuloma Viloma and Ujjayi along with
Anjali Mudra are beneficial for cardiovascular health.

What is the Yoga therapy protocol for Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins happen due to circulation problems in veins. Correction of venous circulation is the goal. Uttana Paadasana, Shalabhasana, and Noukaasana in controlled holding method followed by
Kapalabhati Pranayama along with Rudra Mudra helps to manage varicose veins

Which Yoga Therapy protocol is useful in menstrual problems and PCOS?
In cases of excessive bleeding and during periods it is advisable to practice mild Pranayama like Sheetali and deep breathing along with Apaana mudra. For painful periods Paadahastasana and
Pavanamukthsana alternatively 10-15 times, Chakkichalana Asana 5 times daily during the non-menstrual days followed by Basthrika and Kapalabhati Pranayama is very useful. Drinking warm jeera
water on an hourly basis during menstrual days helps a smooth flow and painless periods. In PCOS where overweight is involved rigorous Suryanamaskara followed by Asanas like Maalasana,
Sethubandhasana, Pavanamukthasana, and Mahabandha has to be practiced for one hour every day. Pranayama is Kapalabhati. Mudra is Yonimudra. The practice has to be gradually and progressively
increased to reach optimum levels taking into account flexibility and stamina.

What Asanas and Pranayama are useful in Asthma and other Respiratory disorders?
Yoga therapy can be beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and allergies. Yoga Therapy can improve lung capacity,
enhance respiratory muscle strength, and promote relaxation. In an acute attack of Asthma, slow passive abdominal breathing is helpful. A specific Mudra that involves both hands is useful in
respiratory conditions. Sethubandhasana, Adhomukha Svanasana, and Bhujangasana followed by deep breathing in Vajrasana pose along with the Mudra is the protocol

Which Asanas are useful in day-to-day aches and pains?
In conditions like arthritis, back pain, joint problems, swelling, and other day-to-day health issues Sookshma Vyayama involves gentle stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises, and
movement of all joints reduces pain, improves joint mobility, and enhances posture and body alignment. Ujjayi and Naadishudhi help manage pains. Mahabandha and Varuna Mudra are
indicated in pains. In cases of pain due to injury where rest is advised Yoga Asanas are contraindicated.

What are the Asanas for managing the difficulties of spine deformities?
Kyphosis or forward hunching, Lordosis or backward bending and Scoliosis or sideward bending are the common spinal deformities. Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Matsyasana, Paschimottasana, and other
postures involving spinal stretching are good in such conditions

What is Yoga Therapy for Digestive Disorders?
Digestive disorders: Yoga therapy can aid in managing digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, bloating, and acid reflux. Specific yoga postures, such as twists and gentle
inversions, can stimulate digestion, improve gut motility, and reduce discomfort. Pavanamukthasana is good for constipation and bloating. Kapalabhati Pranayama, Moolabandha and Pushan Mudra are
advised along with the Asanas. Trikonasana, Noukasana, and Marjarasana can be practiced depending on the conditions

What are the Yoga poses related to Neurological disorders?
Yoga therapy using aids like props and chairs can be beneficial for individuals with neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, and stroke to improve balance,
coordination, flexibility, and muscle strength. Relaxation and Yoganidra reduce irritability and enhance overall well-being.

What Yoga therapy is indicated in Hormonal imbalances?
Yoga therapy can help regulate hormonal imbalances, such as in conditions like Menopause, Thyroid dysfunctions, and other conditions. Specific asanas and pranayama techniques can support
hormonal balance and promote overall well-being. Sarvangasana, Ushtrasana, Halasana and Sheershasana is indicated in Hypothyroidism along with Ujjayi Bhramari Bastrika Pranayama combo,
Jalandhara Bandha and Udana Mudra. Menopause can be managed with Suptha Matsyasana and Yoga Nidra, Badha Konasana, and Om recitation.
Conclusion: Yoga therapy can enhance the effectiveness of disease management and improve quality of life. If wrong methods are adopted the results may be counterproductive. It is very
important to seek guidance from both medical and Yoga professionals before and during Yoga Therapy so that the program is tailored to suit individual needs and limitations.

For more details and queries on Therapeutic Yoga and to book a consultation for Yoga Therapy and the means to it and to have free counseling on Possibilities of Yoga Therapy please feel free to
Talk to Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital panel doctors
Mail us at mails2sarathy@gmail.com
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SARATHY AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL DOCTORS’ PANEL
Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy

Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopedics, Marma, and Varicose Veins
Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility
Dr. Ariya VS Resident Medical Officer


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15/Nov/2022

What is Diabetes mellitus? What are the types?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease where the body’s capability to produce or respond to insulin hormone is affected due to which the metabolism of carbohydrates does not happen properly resulting in raised blood glucose levels. High glucose levels in the blood cause serious health problems like heart disease, vision loss, circulation issues, neurological problems, and kidney disease in due course

Diabetes is usually found in 4 types

  1. Prediabetes: Blood sugar is higher yet not in the range of being diagnosed as Diabetes mellitus. More than a third of the adult population is estimated to be in this category. The condition, if not managed properly may progress to Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes and juvenile-onset diabetes, the disease usually starts in childhood and is an autoimmune condition. The pancreas is damaged and hence insulin production is impaired. All complications of Diabetes mellitus can happen with more risk of heart disease and stroke
  3. Type 2 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes. More than About 90% of people with diabetes come under this category. Insulin production is mostly present but not enough for the required metabolism. Insulin resistance, a condition of cells not responding to insulin is usually common in fat, liver, and muscle cells. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk and complications
  4. Gestational Diabetes: Insulin resistance during pregnancy causes gestational diabetes. Control of the condition is important to safeguard fetal growth and development. Risks to babies include overweight baby, breathing problems immediately after birth, higher risk of obesity and diabetes later in life

What are the causes and risk factors of Diabetes?

  • Type 1: Causes are hypothesized as a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors that affect the immune response
  • Type 2: Heredity usually maternal, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, wrong diet, high intake of high-fat food, metabolic disturbances, disease conditions, medicines like steroids, and environmental factors.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Excessive hormone production by the placenta to sustain the pregnancy leading to insulin resistance

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus?

  • 3 Ps: Polyuria (Excessive Urine), Polyphagia (Excessive Hunger), Polydipsia (Excessive Thirst)
  • Increased thirst and extreme hunger
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Presence of ketones in the urine
  • Fatigue and Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Recurrent infections

What are the complications of Diabetes mellitus?

  • Heart-related problems: Coronary artery disease, Angina, Heart attack, Stroke, Atherosclerosis
  • Nerves: Tingling, numbness, burning, erectile dysfunction, pain, peripheral neuropathy
  • Kidney damage (nephropathy): Kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease
  • Eye damage (retinopathy): Blindness, Cataracts, Glaucoma
  • Foot damage: Serious infections leading to gangrene and amputation
  • Skin conditions: Recurrent bacterial and fungal infections
  • Hearing impairment: Hearing problems
  • Mental Disorders: Memory problems, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pregnancy: Preeclampsia, Stillbirth, and other pregnancy childbirth complications
  • Death

What is a diabetes emergency? What are the signs of a diabetes emergency?

Increased or decreased blood sugar levels and the resulting sudden serious deterioration of health is a diabetic emergency

  • Shaking and confusion
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Belly pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma

What are the common blood tests and their values for Diabetes mellitus?

A minimum of two tests is required to confirm a diagnosis and sugar levels

  • Random Blood Sugar Tests: Normal<140 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • Fasting Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: 90-110 mg/dL Prediabetic: 110-125 mg/dL Diabetic: >126 mg/dL
  • Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: < 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-180mg/dL Diabetic: >180 mg/dL
  • Glucose tolerance tests: Normal: 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-199 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • HbA1C: Estimates blood sugar levels over the previous three months: Normal: <5.7% Prediabetic: 5.7%-6.4% Diabetic: >6.5%,

Which are the common Insulin Administration Devices:

  • Insulin Syringes with needles with thin short needles
  • Insulin pens with prefilled cartridges and a thin needle
  • Jet injectors for a high-pressure spray of insulin through the skin
  • Insulin pumps that pass insulin through a tube to a catheter under the belly skin

What is the Ayurveda concept of Diabetes mellitus? What are the Ayurveda treatment options for Diabetes mellitus? 

Diabetes is called Prameha and is grouped as one of the eight most morbid diseases or Asthamahagada in Ayurveda. 20 types of Pramehas are described in detail in the Ayurveda texts including Charaka Samhita. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is Madhumeha. The symptoms are frequent urination with astringent, sweet honey texture and attracting ants, turbidity in urine, obesity, excessive thirst, excessive sweating with foul body odor, breathlessness, pallor, debility, loss of lubrication, loss of libido, etc.

Diabetes is considered to be a Yapyavyadhi, which means an incurable chronic condition that can only be managed to prevent complications. Ayurveda treatment for diabetes is based on the patient’s health condition and constitution. Two treatment protocols are,

  1. Apatarpana: for the obese category and includes internal medications, weight-reducing nutritious diet, exercises, fasting, and cleansing Panchakarma therapies
  2. Santarpana: for chronic, emaciated patients with low immunity and stamina. This includes internal medications, nourishing diet, immune building exercises, Abhyanga, Anuvasana Vasthi, and therapies like Navarakizhi

Which are the Ayurveda herbs useful in Diabetes?

Herbs with bitter and astringent tastes that help in fat and carbohydrate metabolism are commonly used. Self-medication is never to be followed. Some of the medicines are given below. Nisha, Kataka, Methika, Triphala, Shilajatu, Tuvaraka, Makshika, Guduchi,  Meshashringi, Shatavari, Amalaki, and Karavellaka are a few useful herbs.

What Ayurveda diet is helpful in Diabetes?

Timely food intake is important. Low carb diet with low glycaemic index cereals and millets like Yava-Barley, Sambha wheat, Ragi, Jowar, Fox Tail Millet, and Kodo Millet is good. Pulses to be used are red gram, horse gram, and green gram. Vegetables ideal are moringa leaves, bitter gourd, gourd vegetables, banana flower, spinach, fenugreek leaves, etc. Fruits good are oranges half ripe papaya, half-ripe guava, watermelon, apple, Feronia limonia, and gooseberry. Special edible oils extracted from Nikumbha (Danti- Baliospernum montanum), Ingudi, (Balanitis aegyptiaca), Atasi (Linum usitatisimum), and Sarsapa (Mustard) are advised in diabetes

What are the exercises, Yoga, and lifestyle for diabetes?  How do you manage Diabetes mellitus?

Exercises: High endurance sports like wrestling, running, warrior activities like swimming, riding an elephant, horse, cart, or intensive jogging are advised in Ayurveda. Contemporary similar activities such as swimming, treadmills, cycling, jogging, etc. can be followed

Yoga and Pranayama:

Asanas: Mandookasana, Tadasana, Pavanamuktasana, Gomukhasana, Vakrasana, Shasankasana, Dhanurasana, Mayurasana, Pashchimottanasana,  Ushtrasana

Pranayama: Bhastrika, Bhramari, Suryabhedana, Kunjala, Shankhakhaprakshalana and  Vastra dhauti

Lifestyle:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies at least once a year
  • Taking insulin and other medications as prescribed
  • Strictly avoid self-medication
  • Dinacharya and Rutucharya
  • Daily intensive physical activity for 30 – 60 minutes
  • Strict personal hygiene, foot care, and hand care
  • Abstain from tobacco and liquor
  • Regular medical monitoring for blood glucose and complications

 

For more details and queries on Diabetes Mellitus Management in Ayurveda and to know about treatment protocols and to have free counselling on Diabetes Mellitus Integrated Management with Ayurveda medicnes, therapies, diet, Yoga and Pranayama please feel free to

  • Talk to Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital panel doctors
  • Mail us at mails2sarathy@gmail.com
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
  • Call us on +91-9895142321
  • Do visit our social media pages Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

SARATHY AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL DOCTORS PANEL

  • Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
  • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
  • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
  • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Infertility, Cosmetology

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28/Oct/2022

The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda

The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda
Premium Authentic Exotic Ayurveda Panchakarma Yoga Centre

by Sarathy Ayurveda

Karumalloor, Naranathu Road, Aluva, Ernakulam, 683520, Kerala, India

Ph: +91-484-2608309 Mob: +91-9895142321, +91-9847997321

email: mails2sarathy@gmail.com Website: www.sarathyayurveda.com

Social Media: Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter

About Us

  • River side property on the banks of Periyar river
  • 8 spacious river facing rooms with all modern amenities and 24X7 front desk and security
  • River facing rooms with free Wi-Fi and smart TV
  • Bathrooms with Jacuzzi
  • Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma wellness and treatment centre
  • Ayurveda Consultation and Therapy with 24X7 doctors and nursing staff attention
  • Spacious hygienic Ayurveda Therapy rooms
  • Yoga, meditation and physiotherapy services
  • Healthy vegetarian Ayurveda diet
  • Traditional Kerala Ayurveda food
  • Patient Counseling
  • Healthy lifestyle education
  • Personalized Care
  • Experienced doctors
  • Skilled staff
  • River side sunning area and hammocks
  • Green surroundings
  • Free bicycling
  • Village walk through paddy fields and farms
  • Homely ambience and hospitality
  • Amenities like Business Centre, Meeting Room, Breastfeeding Area, Play Area, Prayer Room
  • Patient Safety Devices and Emergency Management trained staff
  • Airport Pick Up, Drop Off, Travel Desk, Currency Exchange

Location: 17 km from Cochin International Airport, 10 km from Aluva Metro Station, 18 km from Lulu Mall

Tourist Attractions:  

Doctors and Specialties

  • Lathika PK BAMS MDHA Experience of 35 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation, Ayurveda Cancer Care

  • Valsaladevi K BAMS FAGE MBA CNAD CAAM YIC Experience of 30 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Child Health, Autism, Ayurveda Diet, Yoga Therapy

  • Gayatri S BAMS MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology) Dip. Cosmetology, YIC Experience of 10 years

Specialist in Women Health, Gynecology, Pregnancy Care, Infertility, Post Natal Care, Cosmetology

Dr. Karthik K Nandan BAMS MS (Ayurveda Surgery), YIC, MA (DM) Experience of 12 years

Specialist in Ano-rectal Diseases, Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Orthopedics, Marma, Varicose Veins

  • Resident Medical Officer

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma

Diseases treated at Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital

  • General Medicine and Lifestyle Diseases: Obesity, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Gastric Disorders, Hormone Problems, Heart Problems, Vitamin Deficiencies, Anemia, Liver Diseases, Cancer, Eye Diseases, Headache, Migraine, Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mental Disorders, Allergy, Asthma, Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Spine and Joint Orthopedics: Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic lupus erythematosus-SLE, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Knee Joint Pain, Shoulder Joint Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Low back Pain, Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis, Cervical Spondylitis, Lumbar Spondylitis, IVDP-Intervertebral Disc Prolapse, Multiple Joint Pain
  • Neurology: Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Syringomyelia, Transverse Myelitis, Cerebral Atrophy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, MND, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Senile Dementia
  • Ortho-Neuro-Musculo Rehabilitation: Sports Injuries, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis, Stroke Rehabilitation, Accident Rehabilitation, Stress Injuries, Achilles Tendon Injury, Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pediatrics: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Children Health Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Vision Problems in children
  • Women Health: Menstrual problems, Painful Periods, Dysmenorrhoea, Low Menstrual Flow, Excessive Menstrual Bleeding, Uterine Bleeding, Leucorrhoea, Vaginal Discharges Irregular Menstrual Cycles, PCOS, Uterine Fibroid, Endometriosis, Uterine-Ovarian-Cervical Cancers
  • Female Sexual Problems and Fertility: Primary and secondary Infertility, PCOS, Ovum Disorders, Endometriosis, Endometrial Thinness, Habitual Abortion, Cervix Insufficiency, Low Libido, Vaginal Dryness, Painful Intercourse
  • Post Natal Care: After Normal Child Birth, After Caesarian Section, Stretch Marks, Loose Tummy, Skin Sagging, Tears, Pelvic Issues, Muscle Tone Issues, Back Pain, Breastfeeding Issues, Post Natal Depression, Mood Swings
  • Male Sexual Diseases: Infertility Treatment, Male Infertility, Varicocele, Low Sperm Count, Sperm Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, premature ejaculation, Low Libido
  • Veins and Ano-rectal Diseases: Diseases: Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Varicose Veins, Varicose Ulcers
  • Cosmetology: Hair Care: Hair loss, Frizzy Hair, Dandruff, Split Ends, Dull Hair, Damaged Hair, Receding Hairline, Baldness, Greying, Thinning, Ingrown Hair, Facial Hair
  • Cosmetology: Skin and Face Care: Dry skin, Oily Skin, Pigmentation, Blemishes, Skin Tan, Dark Circles, Wrinkles, Sagging Skin, Ageing Skin, Dull Skin, Acne, Black Heads, White Heads, Stretch Marks, Dry and Chapped Lips
  • Yoga and Meditation: Wellness Yoga, Daily Yoga, Clinical Yoga, Disease based Yoga Therapy, Personalized Yoga Training, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Pranayama, Breathing Exercises, Pranayama Therapy, Meditation, Auto-Suggestion Therapy
  • Diet and Nutrition: Wellness Diet, Ayurveda Diet, Diet Counselling, Diet Consultation, Ayurveda Cookery Classes, Ayurveda Cooking Demonstration, Disease based Personalized Diet Charts, Prakruthi based Diet Charts

Patient Counselling: Professional Stress, Domestic Stress, Phobia, Marital Problems, Sexual Problems, Learning Problems, Unexplained Stress, Panic Disorders


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26/Oct/2022

Why Ayurveda is special?

Ayurveda is the science of life and the healthcare system that promotes healthy living and a preventive lifestyle. Ayurveda considers every person as an independent entity and a specific combination of Tridoshas. Hence health status of every person is unique so also is healthcare. Even though a protocol exists for a particular mode of treatment or medicine, the same is  customized after evaluating the health and other related factors of the user

5 Ps: Unique features of Ayurveda healthcare

  • Personalized Healthcare Protocol: Personal profile of the individual including the constitution, age, genetic makeup, living environment, lifestyle, and many other markers are evaluated to design a personalized health protocol for a person.
  • Preventive Healthcare: Preventive Healthcare is to establish wellness in society. Ayurveda through its Swasthavrutha principles has always emphasized prevention and has stressed the need for health education on Dinacharya-daily routine, Rutucharya-seasonal regimen, Aahara-healthy food, Nidra-sleep, Vyayama-exercise, Vegadharana-udeerana-addressing the physical and mental natural urges, Sadvrutha-social conduct. The awareness and practice help to reduce the risk factors and hence assure primary prevention. Through health education, early detection of disease and morbidity reduction is possible, and hence secondary prevention is assured. Ayurveda health education and implementation in all homes every day improve the quality of life of both sick and healthy people which is tertiary prevention. “
  • Promotive Healthcare: Promotive healthcare is to attain optimum health with optimum immunity and a healthy sound mind. Ayurveda has specialties of Rasayana and Vajeekarana for optimum health and vitality.
  • Predictive Healthcare: the knowledge of Prakruthi or analysis of the genetic makeup of a person helps to create a personal health profile and to predict the possible risk factors based on the Dosha status of the person. This helps to design a lifestyle to prevent or mitigate a probable disease occurrence. For example, osteoarthritis is a probability in a Vataprakruthi person which if known earlier can be prevented or mitigated with proper lifestyle modifications and preventive therapies.
  • Participatory Healthcare: Ayurveda attributes complete healthcare to the participation and action of four elements of an efficient doctor, effective medicine, an empathetic attendant, and more than all a trusting patient. Persons are to be equipped to be knowledgeable about their healthcare and transform them into expert patients enabled experience of their health status. The world is now encompassing the Ayurveda concepts of “One Health” and “health is an individual responsibility” and it is the responsibility of the Ayurveda community to popularize the same in the society

Why Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda Every day every home Ayurveda always?

With this motive in 2022, National Ayurveda Day focused on the theme to inculcate Ayurveda every day in every home to benefit the whole population of society. The ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ campaign is just not limited to India, instead aims to reach globally. Ayurveda has been recognized as a healthcare delivery system in about 30 countries and the campaign aims to propagate the benefits of Ayurveda to these countries and beyond.

What are the details of the Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda campaign?

Initiated on the 7th National Ayurveda Day on the 23rd of October 2022 the campaign is held as a 6-week-long celebration to include more than 5,000 events nationally and globally.

Objectives of 7th Ayurveda Day:

  • Promote Ayurveda into the mainstream, globally.
  • Explore the potential of Ayurveda to contribute to National health policy and National Health programs
  • Reduce the burden of disease and related morbidity and mortality by utilizing the potential of Ayurveda
  • Focus on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles
  • Start confidence-building measures among the public for adopting Ayurveda for primary health care
  • Create Ayurveda awareness among the new generation of youth and promote Ayurveda principles with contemporary adaptations
  • To present proof in public and academia of Ayurveda being an evidence-based scientific medical system’

What is the significance of the 7th National Ayurveda day celebration?

Ministry of AYUSH Government of India has set the theme of ‘Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda’ for National Ayurveda Day 2022 to spread awareness of the importance of adopting Ayurveda in every household ‘for a healthier home, a healthier community, and a healthier nation.’

The aims are to popularize predictive prevention of probable forthcoming diseases, their mitigation and management, and a customized individualistic promotion of better quality of life and better health

The campaign focuses on creating awareness of Ayurveda principles, the body’s constitution, and life forces with a special diet, herbal medicines and therapies, Yoga, Meditation, and other supportive methodologies

Ultimately the goal and significance of Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda are to move from Ayu to Deeraghayu, Deeraghayu to Sukhayu, and Sukhayu to Hitayu. Enhance longevity, live long comfortably, and live comfortably with optimum health

For more details and queries on Optimum Health and the means to it and to have free counseling on Respiratory Diseases Management in Ayurveda please feel free to

  • Talk to Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital panel doctors
  • Mail us at mails2sarathy@gmail.com
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
  • Call us on +91-9895142321
  • Do visit our social media pages Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • SARATHY AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL DOCTORS’ PANEL
    • Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
    • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
    • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopedics, Marma, and Varicose Veins
    • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility SARATHY AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL DOCTORS’ PANEL
    • Dr. Ariya VS Resident Medical Officer

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04/Oct/2022

What is healthy ageing?

WHO defines Healthy ageing as creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Ageing is a natural process and staying 10 years younger in health status compared to actual age may be termed healthy ageing. One cannot expect the same health status of the 20s in the fifties, but one can expect the health of the 40s if the lifestyle is healthy and as per Ayurveda standards

What is the branch of Ayurveda that deals with ageing and its management?

Jarachikitsa or Rasayana Chikitsa is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with ageing and the management of ageing. Cleansing and nourishment of tissues are part of the treatment process in Jarachikitsa

What is functional ability of healthy ageing?

Functional ability is defined as a person’s capabilities to meet basic needs, learn, grow, make decisions, be mobile, build and maintain relationships and contribute to society. Healthy ageing is the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age Functional ability is measured in terms of the intrinsic capacity of the individual, relevant environmental characteristics and the interaction between them. The intrinsic capacity of a person is the mental and physical capacities that include daily life activities such as the ability to walk, think, see, hear and remember and is dependent on factors such as the presence of diseases, injuries and age-related changes

What are the common changes in old age and what are the healthy means to address them?

Heart and blood vessels: Stiffening of the blood vessels causes the heart to work harder to pump blood leading to high blood pressure (hypertension) and other heart-related problems. Moderate physical activity, healthy Ayurveda principles-based diet, healthy habits, stress management and good sleep help in reducing the risk

Musculoskeletal System: Bones weaken, height is reduced, fracture possibility increases and muscles lose strength, endurance and flexibility leading to problems in coordination, stability and balance. Enough protein, Vitamin D3 and calcium along with moderate physical activity help to keep the system healthy. Ayurveda external therapies are the best option

Digestive System: Constipation and bloating are the main problems due to a sedentary lifestyle, weakened enzymes and other medical conditions. A healthy diet, healthy eating habits and enough water are the remedies

Urinary System: Increased frequency of urination and incontinence are common problems. The tendency may disturb sleep also.  A healthy diet, regular bowel movement, reducing bladder irritants like alcohol and regular Kegel exercises are the preventive measures. Yoga postures like Mahabandha are very useful in the condition

Brain Functions: Changes in the brain can lead to forgetfulness and decreased cognition. Staying socially active, mentally alert, regular engagement and a healthy daily routine can help retain good brain function. A spoon of cow ghee in die is very helpful for brain functions as well as joint health

Eyesight and Hearing: Cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases affect people at that age. Hearing issues include diminished hearing are common issues. The practice of regular Ayurveda Dinacharya helps in managing the condition

Teeth and Oral Health:  Gaping, cavities, loosening of gums, dryness and other teeth issues are common age-related changes.   Regular brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, Kavalagraha, Oral massage and regular dental check-ups help manage teeth issues

Skin: Skin thins, dries up and loses elasticity and glow. Sagging, wrinkling, age spot and skin tags are signs of ageing.  Regular Abhyangam, enough water and a healthy diet are the preventive means

Weight Management: Balancing nutrition and weight through diet is a major challenge. Decreased physical activity also contributes. Hormonal balance, Proper daily routine, regular moderate physical activity and a  healthy diet with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fibre foods and lean meat help to manage weight

Sexuality: Cultural and social environment, vaginal dryness in women, erectile dysfunction in men and physical weakness contribute to reduced sexual activity. It is important to stay sexually active. Physical intimacy without intercourse, foreplay, regular exercise and other means helps to stay sexually active and feel young

Emotional Health: Empty nest syndrome, changes in the family, illnesses, losing loved ones and the need to limit physical activities and profession may contribute to emotional vulnerability. Hormonal changes are also culprits. Active lifestyle, staying connected and increased engagement with partners help to manage the crisis

Ageing is a natural process that is not preventable. Acceptance and living healthily are the keys to happy healthy old age. Ayurveda is one of the promotive health care systems for healthy ageing

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21/Sep/2022

Headache Home remedies
Ayurveda Home Remedy for Headache

Minor changes in the life routine can be the cause of minor health issues spurting from the changes in physiology. Most of these get corrected on their own while others can be corrected with simple home remedies. Any ailment that does not get corrected within half a day of taking a home remedy requires medical attention. It is to be noted that a home remedy is not a complete treatment instead it is a means of complementing the body’s self-healing mechanism. It is important to know the type of headache. Cold, Sinusitis, Migraine, Tension Headache, and Cluster Headaches are the most common headaches out of which cluster headaches are the commonest

What are the simple home remedies for headaches due to cold?

  1. Add to your moisturiser a few drops of any volatile essential oil like Karpooradi Thailam or clove oil or lemon grass oil or any other simple essential oil that can reduce pain, inflammation, and congestion. Mint oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender oil, Teatree oil, Rosemary oil, Sambrani (Frankincense oil), Chamomile oil, etc. are a few suggestions. Apply this mixture to the forehead
  2. Boil water with select herbs as available and advised by your doctor and take steam inhalation. Any aromatic or intense-smelling herbs or vegetables may be used for the purpose
  3. Warm a soft cloth on any hot surface and place it on the painful part of the head and the congested nose to get rid of the headache and congestion due to a blocked nose and sinusitis
  4. Mix Rasnadi Choornam mixed with lime juice and apply it on the forehead. Rest for half an hour with eyes closed
  5. Prepare Chukkukaappi and sip it hot for cold-induced headaches. Cover boil crushed available spices ginger, pepper, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, etc. with a small piece of jaggery for 7-10 minutes. Add a few crushed leaves of Tulasi or Rosemary

What are the home remedies for tension and stress headaches?

  1. For stress- related headaches apply sandal paste over the forehead and rest for half an hour
  2. Mix rose water with milk and apply on to the forehead
  3. Make a paste of home-grown rose petals with milk and apply it to the forehead. Any calming petals may be used for the purpose. Make sure they are not sprayed with chemicals
  4. Apply Kachoradi Choornam mixed with water or milk on the forehead
  5. Prepare a warm drink with crushed coriander seeds boiled in water and sip slowly

What are the home remedies for migraine headaches?

  1. Dim the lights and rest in a calm soothing room preferably with music
  2. Drink enough water at least 3 liters per day
  3. Never skip meals and avoid sugary or spicy fast food in meals. Go for bland soft semi-solid food
  4. Practice Pranayama as prescribed by your clinical yoga doctor
  5. Include food with magnesium like bananas, pumpkin seeds, ash gourd seeds, flax seeds, etc.
  6. Massage the scalp with a few drops of virgin coconut oil

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12/Sep/2022

What are the symptoms of common cold?

Change of weather always brings in attacks of cold with it. Viral cold attacks are very common these days. Common symptoms include itching of the nose tip, sneezing, heavy-headedness, blockage of ears and nose,  watering of the eyes, sore throat, hoarse voice, headache, mild fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and disturbed sleep. Few occasions present with an earache, toothache, etc. It is always to understand the symptoms and manage the situation with simple home remedies and proper rest

When to seek medical attention for the common cold?

Monitoring is required to see that the symptoms do not progress. If they do so medical advice and care have to be considered. Over medication for a simple cold is better avoided. The three principles to take care of cold is to have the right food, stay warm, and take adequate rest. Extreme symptoms of cold are severe throat pain, severe ear ache, splitting headache, high fever, continuous cough, and extreme fatigue. These are to be attended immediately by a doctor to avoid complications like pneumonia

How to take steam inhalation?

For ages cold has been managed through steam inhalation. Plain steam and herb infused fortified steams are used to treat cold. The most efficient and user-friendly steam inhalation device is a wide-mouthed common kitchen vessel with boiling water in it. Steam is inhaled by covering the head to retain the steam inside. Inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose and vice versa is the best means to take steam inhalation. Take steam till you break out into sweat all over the neck and face. It is always good to have intermittent gaps between bouts of inhalation. This eases the strain on the neck and also prevents the facial skin from getting irritated. Do not add any balms into the steam water

What to apply before and after steam inhalation?

Apply any cold balm with mint, lemon grass oil, or camphor on the forehead and warm sesame oil on the face before steam inhalation. Apply the balm and massage the forehead, above the eyebrows, above the nose, on the nose bridge, and the ala of the nose gently. In other areas of the face sesame oil or any cream may be used as a precaution for a possible burn and dehydration. Once you break out into sweat dab the face clean, sip a cup of warm water, and relax. While you sit with your eyes closed a herbal pack of turmeric and coriander powder mixed with warm lemon juice can be applied on the forehead for half an hour to get better results.

What herbs can be used for steam inhalation?

Tulsi leaves, (holy basil Ocimum sanctum), crushed black pepper, radish leaves, mint leaves, rosemary, eucalyptus leaves, cedar leaves, pine leaves, betel leaves, crushed ajwain seeds (betel leaf Piper betel) or a handful of diced cabbage may be used for steaming. Singularly or together. Any herb with a volatile oil is suitable for steam inhalation. Locally available fresh herbs like chrysanthemum, etc. can also be tried for steaming

What Ayurveda medicines are useful for steam inhalation?

Rasnadi Choornam, Karpooradi Choornam, Panchagandha Choornam, Trikatu Choornam, Karutha Vattu, Halin drops, etc. may be used for the purpose only with advice and prescription from an Ayurveda doctor

How does steam inhalation work?

The moist, warm steam helps to ease irritation along the respiratory tract right from the nose to the lungs. It reduces the swelling in the blood vessels and mucus membranes in the nasal passages. The moisture also helps to loosen and thin the mucus accumulated in the sinuses and enables easy drainage of mucus. The result is decongestion and easy breathing

What care should be taken while having steam inhalation?

Be careful as you are handling boiling water and you may scald to various degrees. Do not steam after a meal. Do not steam while you are very hungry or sleepy. Consult your doctor if you have diseases like diabetes, heart ailments, hormonal issues, vertigo, etc.

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12/Aug/2022

Ayurveda Rutucharya Seasonal regimen
Ayurveda lifestyle for health and wellness

What is the meaning of Rutu with respect to Ayurveda?

Rutu means season. The cyclical climate changes that happen in a year are classified into seasons and named as Rutu in Ayurveda. Classic textbooks start the Rutu cycle based on the Winter and Summer solstices or Dakshinayana and Uttarayana. Uttarayana comprises 3 Rutus or seasons Shishira-Winter (Mid-January-Mid March), Vasantha-Spring (Mid-March- Mid May), and Greeshma-Summer (Mid-May-Mid  July). Dakshinayana comprises 3 seasons Varsha-Rainy season (Mid-July-Mid-September), Sharat-Autumn (Mid-September-Mid-November), and Hemantha-Fall (Mid-November-Mid January). This classification is based on the temperate climatic zone above the Tropic of Cancer. The tropical climate basically has only three seasons, 4 month-long Vasantha-Greeshma- Summer (February-May), 5 months-long Varsha-Sharat-Monsoon Rains (June-October), and a short 3-month-long Hemantha-Moderate Winter (November-January)

What is Rutucharya?

Rutuacharya means seasonal regimen which involves lifestyle and diet adaptations to suit the seasonal climatic changes a person and community has to make so as to stay healthy and safe. Charya means disciplined routine or practice

What is Rutu Sandhi?

Rutu Sandhi is the transition period when the climate of the existing season weans and the features of the upcoming season slowly gain momentum.  The two weeks, the last week of the previous season and the first week of the ensuing season is called Rutusandhi. This is the buffer period when individuals and communities have to slowly reduce the lifestyle changes of the existing season and start practicing the changes required for the coming season in their diet and lifestyle

What is Rutu Shodhana? What is the importance of Rutushodhana?

Rutushodhana is the observance of the apt Panchakarma procedure to prevent disease precipitated by the seasonal changes and promote health. Rutu shodhana is the detoxification to be followed in order to prevent the disease and as a healthy lifestyle practice. The process helps to manage the seasonal pathological changes that have happened in the body so that they do not escalate to a full-blown disease condition. For example, after a winter, if the sinuses are decongested, an episode of sinusitis can be prevented in summer. Rutucharya, in Ayurveda terms is a way of life to achieve the state of health which is dosha balance by following Ayurveda health principles and guidelines

Who should do Rutushodhana?

All people, irrespective of whether they are patients or healthy persons should follow Rutushodhana according to the seasons of the place they are living. Rutushodhana should always be done as per the prescription of a competent Ayurveda doctor, as prescriptions are always personalized based on health condition and season of the place

How many Rutusandhis are to be observed? What Rutusodhana has to be followed in each?

Sharat-Hemanta Rutusandhi: Abhyanga-warm oil application on the body, Murdhnitaila-head oil application, Avagahasweda-steam and sitz bath, Vimardhana-systematised pressure massage, Utsadana-herbal powder massage, Anjana-medicated eyeliner, and some other special procedures are advised as part of Rutushodhana in this Rutusandhi srotas. These procedures help to reduce the health issues that can affect during the following winter as well as remove the stress and strain of  the past days

Hemanta-Shishira Rutusandhi: Abhyanga and Swedana should be regularly followed along with the procedures advised for Sharat-Hemanta Rutusandhi

Shirisha-Vasantha Rutusandhi: Vamana-induced emesis, Nasya-nasal drops, Niroohavasti-medicated decoction enema, Kavalagraham-medicated herbal gargling, Utsaadanam-herbal powder massage,  Vyayama-exercise, Anjana-medicated eyeliner, and Teekshnadhooma-medicated fume inhalation are the Panchakarma procedures advised. Hot water is advised for all purposes.

Vasantha-Greeshma Rutusandhi: Soothing and calming Panchakarma therapies like Thiktaksheeradhara-bitter medicated milk irrigation and other procedures. Since this is a sensitive Rutusandhi, a customized Panchakarma process is advised

Greeshma-Varsha Rutusandhi: Preparatory purification including Poorvakarma,-preparatory procedures followed by Virechana-medicated induced purgation, and  Asthapanavasthi-medicated oil/ghee/meat soup/animal fat enema are the Panchakarma procedures advised during the Rutusandhi

Varsha-Sharat Rutusandhi: Thiktaghrita Snehapana-systematic ingestion of bitter medicated fat, Sheetha Kashaya Virechana-induced controlled purgation with specific cold potency bitter drugs, and Raktamokshana-controlled bloodletting. properly should proceed thus; in the first place to consider the seasons of the year and what effect each of them produces.”

What are the benefits of Rutushodhana? Which diseases are prevented?

Different types of communicable, infectious, and non-infectious fevers, metabolic disorders, blood disorders, skin diseases, allergies, renal calculi, gall stones, arthritic diseases, and digestive disorders are a few diseases that can be prevented or mitigated with Rutushodhana Panchakarma. Apart from disease prevention Rutushodhana helps in detoxification, vitalization, and rejuvenation of the person as well as negating the health issues arising out of the day-to-day activities of life. Rutusandhi also is very potential in ensuring the sexual and reproductive health of the person. For proper Rutushodhana, the person should know the importance and has to seek professional care from a competent authority on Ayurveda

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06/Aug/2022

Dashapushpam
dashapushpam 10 detoxifying herbs

What is monsoon?

Kerala is a tropical landscape with a humid summer of 4 months, a mild winter spanning between mid-November to mid-January, and an intensive two-phased rainy season of six months between Mid-May to Mid-November. Intermittent short spells in April and May happen as summer showers. South-west monsoon the primary rainy season of the Indian sub-continent enters India around the first week from the southern tip of Kerala and ascends upwards throughout the western and eastern coasts, Deccan Plateau, and beyond. Monsoon stays on till the end of August from when Retreat Monsoon rains propelled by the north-eastern winds take on and last until mid-November. Kerala in Ayurveda is based and is aligned to these climatic changes, of which the south-west monsoon is important, especially in its later part when the sun transition to Dakshinayana, the shift from the harsh winter solstice to the mild summer solstice and is known as Karkitakam locally.  Rainy season peaks between June, July, and August. On the 17th of July, in the middle of the season, the Sun changes are known as Karkaataka Sankranthi and are heralded as the start of a month-long traditional ritualistic lifestyle of detoxification and rejuvenation of the body, mind, and soul. Ayurveda treatments, special diets, religious ceremonies, prayers, and self-care regimens are part of the Kerala monsoon lifestyle. This helps the person and society to gear up for the future and stay healthy

Global warming, climatic changes, and the related sequel has brought in drastic changes in the rain pattern. The fragile ecosystem has paved the way for rain-related floods and landslide calamities. A return to nature is the solution ahead for humankind and re-inventing the Karkitakam lifestyle is a major milestone in this regard

What are monsoon herbs?

Summer showers drench the parched earth and provide the signal for the dormant seeds of the tropical meadows to soak, germinate, break the earth and sprout out with life. These herbs are nurtured with the start of monsoons and by mid-July when Karkitakam starts these herbs create bio-diverse green tropical flowering meadows in every available space. These succulent herbs are resilient and hence withstand the rains and winds. Indigenous Ayurveda wisdom of Kerala ancestors has researched and identified ten herbs among them to be used as medicines to detoxify each organ system in the human body

These assorted 10 herbs are named Dashapushpam, translated as flowers. The name goes so, as the herbs are harvested at the flowering stage using the flowers are the distinguished identifying factor, though small or inconspicuous. The inflorescence of these herbs with the terminal leaves is used by ladies to adorn the hair during the month. A scientific analysis of each of these herbs gives a picture of their importance in healthcare

What are the benefits of using and growing Dashapushpam?

Monsoon is the season of heavy rains, communicable diseases, and infectious viral fevers, the numbers and spread is increasing with each passing year. Environmental detoxification is important while individual detoxification is more important. Dashapushpam if used internally as food, in homes to place and to smoke, in gardens to landscape, and on fields and roadsides as meadows can create a shield of anti-toxicity and immunity between the germs, their vectors, and the community. Each of these herbs has distinct medicinal properties. These are

  1. Vishnukranti: Slender dwarf morning-glory Evolvulus alsinoides: Brain health

Memory booster, Neurological tonic, Anti-stress tonic, Gastritis, Duodenal ulcers, Poisoning of any kind

  1. Doorva-Karuka: Indian doab or Bahama grass: Cynodon dactylon: Eye and Cardiac health

Improves circulation, Eye diseases, Bleeding disorders, Herpes, and other eruptive viral infections

  1. Sashashruthi-Muyal cheviyan: Lilac tassel flower: Emilia sonchifolia: ENT Health and Inflammations

Earache, Sinusitis, Headache, Tonsilitis, Influenza, Fever, Upper respiratory tract infection, Sore throat, Oral ulcer, Enteritis, Dysentery, Mastitis, Orchitis

  1. Lakshmana-Thiruthaali: Morning glory: Ipomoea sepiaria: Female reproductive health

Infertility, Uterus diseases, Low immunity

  1. Ashmaribhedaka-Cheroola: Mountain knotgrass: Aerva lanata Kidney and Urinary tract health

Renal calculi, UTI, Diabetes mellitus, HIV

  1. Musali-Nilappana: Golden eye-grass: Curculigo orchioides: Reproductive health

Low immunity, Muscular dystrophy, Leucorrhoea, Low libido, Erectile dysfunction

  1. Bhringaraja-Kayyonni: False daisy: Eclipta alba: Liver Health

Liver disorders, Anaemia, Eye infections, Headaches, Toothaches, Hair problems, Microbial infections

  1. Sahadevi-Poovaamkurunnila: Little ironweed: Cyanthillium cinereum    Digestive health

Fevers, Food Poisoning, Swellings, Elephantiasis, Wounds, Skin diseases

  1. Samanga-Mukkutti-Little Tree Plant: Biophytum sensitivum: Skin and respiratory health

Respiratory and Digestive problems caused by seasonal change, Skin  diseases, Allergic asthma, Phthisis, Diabetes mellitus, Non-healing ulcers,  Gonorrhea, Lithiasis, Snake envenomation

  1. Kapalaphoti- Uzhinja: Balloon plant: Cardiospermum halicacabum

Joint Inflammations, Scrotal pains, Congestions

Called as grahabhootadidoshagnhni which means cures the infections and related illnesses that are caused by external agents

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11/May/2022

What are the common childhood digestive problems?

Causes of digestive problems in childhood, however, the symptoms are almost always present as nausea, bloating, tummy ache, diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, or constipation

What are the common causes of digestive issues in children?

Irregular and unhealthy eating habits contribute to most of the digestive issues in children. Food poisoning is very common in recent times as the present global scenario is abundant with a severe addiction to junk food prepared with dangerous ingredients and processed in an unhealthy cooking style.   Conditions like indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis, or an allergic reaction to food can cause digestive issues. Intolerance to gluten, lactose, or any other food also can cause digestive issues. Intestinal parasites are often a cause of digestive problems in children.  Ailments like respiratory infections, stress, and mental disturbances can trigger digestive issues

When to see a doctor or seek medical attention?

Attention is to be given if the pain or any of the symptoms are severe and persisting. If pain is chronic and accompanied by weight loss or if the pain is acute and accompanied by fever, significant vomiting, severe diarrhoea, blood in the stool or vomit, or pain in the upper right or lower right abdomen immediate medical attention is must

What are the common digestive diseases in children? What are the home remedies?

  • Indigestion: Tummy ache, bloating, burping, nausea and vomiting are the initial symptoms that may progress to diarrhoea later. Improper food intake is the main cause. Correction of the same is the long-term remedy. In an episode of indigestion, a spoon of fresh ginger juice with honey or powdered cumin with buttermilk or water boiled with roasted cumin and asafoetida are a few trustable remedies
  • Tummy Ache: Tummy ache is the most common presentation of an upset gut. This presents as dull aches, cramps, shifting pain, and many other types of pains that are difficult for a child to explain. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms and is very severe immediate medical attention is required. The remedy depends on the site of the pain. If it is on the upper part antacids are to be given. Fresh ginger, cinnamon powder, liquorice, and cardamom powder are good. If it is in the middle part dry ginger and cloves are the options. If the pain is in the lower part carminatives like cumin and asafoetida are the choices. All these can be given in the form of medicated water. Fomenting with warm water after applying castor oil is always a good remedy for tummy ache
  • Constipation: Sinking stool or hard dry stool, less than three bowel movements a week, difficulty passing bowels, pain, traces of liquid or pasty stool in the underwear, blood-stained stool, loss of appetite, bloating, and general irritability are indications of constipation. Proper healthy eating habits with sufficient chewing, concentration on eating, and inclusion of soft fresh well-cooked warm food, fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, and 3-4 liters of medicated warm water can help cure constipation. The practice of Dinacharya where toilet training is a major element can help shape the child into a healthy individual
  • Vomiting: If the child vomits more than 2 times, it is an indication for medical attention. If the vomiting is once or twice ginger juice with honey or lemon juice with ginger juice or pomegranate juice with rock salt or betel juice with honey can be given
  • Diarrhoea: If the loose stools are very frequent and accompanied by fever, vomiting, and bloody stools and the child is getting dehydrated immediate medical attention is required. In mild cases, if the stool is watery and smelly keep giving 100 ml of plain warm water every 15 minutes. Monitor for signs of dehydration. If the stools are watery and not foul-smelling give water boiled with pomegranate skin or porridge of Malar (Laja-Kurmura-Puffed Rice-Nocake) with sugar and grated ginger. Tender coconut water with honey is also a very nutritious hydrant. Bilwa-Bael juice with sugar candy is also good
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Regurgitation of stomach acid is a common gastric-related issue in children. If it progresses onto a chronic stage it is termed GERD. Loss of appetite and taste, bitterness in the mouth, burping, heartburn, vomiting, upper tummy ache, hiccups, choking, or gagging are the common symptoms. Restriction of spicy food, daily Yoga, enough intake of water, avoiding fast eating, and proper sleeping habits are the lifestyle changes that help cure GERD. Coriander, cinnamon, dry ginger, fennel, etc. are useful spices.
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID): Caused by increased eosinophils in the gut, this is similar to an allergic reaction and presents as difficulty in swallowing, gut swelling, bloating tummy ache, and discomfort. A healthy lifestyle with most mealtimes at home eating fresh warm light food can help control the condition. Excessive use of fried food, red meat, spices, and sugary food is to be avoided. Ginger and coriander are to be included in daily food
  • Lactose Intolerance: This is commonly known as milk allergy where the body reacts to lactose as there is insufficiency or non-availability of the enzyme lactase that digests lactose. Symptoms usually show between 30 minutes to 2 hours after lactose-containing food. Bloating, nausea, tummy cramps, pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting are the common symptoms. Panchakarma and conditioning along with Rasayana therapy is the solution in Ayurveda. Home-pasteurized single cow milk is to be preferred. Milk is to be boiled with spices like turmeric, garlic, or dry ginger
  • Celiac Disease: The disease is a serious reaction to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye. This is commonly known as a gluten allergy or wheat allergy. Bloating, constipation, tummy ache, nausea, and other symptoms are seen. Symptoms vary from child to child. If this disease gets chronic it can cause malnutrition in a child by damaging the inner lining of the small intestine and affecting nutrient absorption. Rice is better for these children. Soft cooked or double-cooked cereals are to be given. Ayurveda Panchakarma and Rasayana treatments that strengthen the digestive system can be done and a conditional monitored intake of wheat can be introduced and slowly the digestive system is trained to digest gluten.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the common inflammations seen in children which may continue to adulthood and impair the quality of life. Frequent bowel movements with blood or mucus, occasional constipation, tummy ache, joint pain, and eye irritation are the common symptoms. Chronic cases progress to malnutrition, weight loss, developmental problems, irritability, anxiety, stress, kidney stones, liver disease, and osteoporosis Diet changes and Yoga are the ways to control IBD. Mukkudi is a dietary preparation in Ayurveda that is very useful in IBD. Panchakarma therapies that include Vasthi are also very effective. Spices like dry ginger and fenugreek are to be part of the diet. Eating habits and chewing of food have to be monitored.

What are the general principles to be adopted to prevent digestive issues in children?

  • Use fresh cooked warm light soft food
  • Drink a few sips of water before food and sip between meals
  • Let the food be balanced nutritionally and palatable to the child
  • Let the food be local, seasonal, and attractive
  • Use healthy fat in each meal preferably cow butter or cow ghee
  • Do not overfeed the child. Stop when the child says he/she is full
  • Feed only when the child is hungry
  • Follow proper mealtimes according to the bio-rhythm and train the child accordingly
  • Discourage frequent eating and binge eating
  • Serve the food which is according to the season and climate
  • Insist to eat in the destined eating place with desired articles
  • Discourage the use of gadgets and TV while eating
  • Train the child to concentrate all five senses and mind on food and enjoy each bolus
  • Discourage eating in a hurry
  • Discourage eating very slowly
  • Discourage talking or laughing while eating
  • Teach and train to respect food

For more details and queries on Child Health and Digestive Issues in Children  please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. Valsaladevi K Specialist Consultant in Child Health of Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital, an expert in child health, developmental disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders with a clinical experience of 28 years
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