Myself is Dr. Harshita Sethi I am Ayurvedic practitioner and diet and lifestyle counsellor too. After finishing my MD in Kaya Chikitsa branch of ayurved in 2003, I started my own practice with the name of Avedna Ayurveda, after that I spent few years in UK and coming back in 2014 I started, I extended my practice into panchkarma centre and opened a panchkarma wellness clinic with the name of Avedna Ayurveda Wellness Panchkarma Centre. I have got two branches of it, one is in Gurgaon and one is in Noida.
And today I am going to talk about neurological disorders which is a Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease normally seen in elderly patients, so you know patient is usually 65 years of age but nowadays we are seeing early onset of Parkinson’s disease and what happens in Parkinson’s disease patient start with the symptom of uncontrolled movement of finger and thumb. Basically it's a degenerative disorder, so what happens in our brain there is a part of brain stem where the loss of function of specialised group of cells happens and it stops the production of neurotransmitters which is dopamine, it is chemical basically which is released by a nerves cell and it passes the signal to another nerve cell. So when there is a deficiency of this particular neurotransmitter then there are some motor changes starts happening in our body and patient you know they experience that some kind of tremors in their hands, arms and gradually it extends to leg also. It becomes very difficult for the patient to do daily task, you know like opening or closing of button of their shirt becomes very difficult and then gradually goes to the legs also and which hampers their gate and the patient also get very expressionless face and sometimes they give a very mask face kind of feeling to us and in some patients we see the loss of memory also happens with Parkinson’s disease. So what we do in Parkinson’s disease basically, in ayurveda also it is mentioned very beautifully with the name of kampavata or vepathu it is a kind of Vata disorder. When the Vata increases in our body our excessive predominance of Vata or any imbalance of Vata happens in our body then this kind of movements we see, uncontrolled moment we see in our body. So in this we treat Vata we do Vata chikitsa with oleation therapy with Abhyanga with particular oils like ashwagandha oil and bala oil and we gives certain herbs which can regenerate or even if they cannot regenerate they can prevent the detoration of further nerve cells. So the cells which we have the intact nerves cells, we can prevent them from further deteriorating. So and there are some herbs which show the activity of this natural they have got natural leveropinedat so we give these kind of herbs to those patients along with the complete treatment of lifestyle and daily regime according to Vata pacifying diet and Vata pacifying herbs we give it to them. If there is a predominance of other doshas like if there is a association of some other doshas like Pitta or Kapha than we treat them accordingly, so we give the herbs like guduchi, shankhpushpi, jatamansi then there is a one more drug of choice is atmagupta, which is very very effective in Parkinson's disease. So atmagupta is basically micuna pruriens but we give this in very control supervision of a Ayurvedic physician and there are some therapies also we do in Parkinson's disease to prevent it further going on for the deterioration there are some Abhyanga massages we do, vasti chikitsa to do, in which we give medicated enema to prevent the Vata from the sthan of its sanchreya where it is originating, So we relieve the constipation and we control the Vata from the place of its origination and then there are there is another way of preventing Parkinson's disease is continuously mantra chanting you know when we are repeating something or singing something or like in hindu culture we have a culture of chanting mantra’s according to the days, there are different mantra’s for the different days like for the Sunday there is a god son we chant different mantra’s for god sun, for Monday it's a day of lord Shiva so we chant different mantra’s for lord Shiva, like Tuesday is a day of hanuman so we chant hanuman chalisa which has got 40 verses in that. So we memorize it and chant it without looking at it, so what it does with it stimulates our brain cells and it prevent further deterioration of our brain cells. So I would advise all the people should start putting this into practice when they reach the age of 50 which is a innerway we can prevent Parkinson's disease and other therapies we do it at do at our Panchkarma Centre is Potli massage is Abhyanga, shirodhara and to prevent neurological muscular disorders we do Shasti shali pinda sweda also in which cook special kind of rice in the milk and applied all over your body. So it is useful in paralysis and muscular weakness kind of disease.
So here I end for today now, so you can contact me through Lybrate or you can contact me two of my Avedna Ayurveda Panchkarma Centre, one is in Noida and one is in Gurgaon. I hope you find this information useful, Thank you.read more
Hello! Myself Dr. Harshita Sethi. I am an ayurvedic physician, diet and lifestyle consultants.
Today I’m going to talk about common problem which is headache. We all experienced headache in our lifetime. It is very prevalent in all over the world. I have practiced in UK for 8 years and their I have also seen so many patients complaining about a headache.
We can classify headache in two different categories one when it comes in a full fledge form like migraines headache, sinus headache, cluster headache or tension headache and second when it is associated with some other underline cause like fever , hypertension , other eye refracted problems sinusitis, high intake alcohol and really intracranial tumors.
I have seen headache running in the families . The people who have got more water in there body , who have got more water pre dominant body constitution , they tend to get less threshold so their nerves are little bit weaker . So as soon as they get the trigger, their nerves start reacting or stimulating and they start getting headaches. This trigger can be changed in routine, loud noise, change in temperature, change in heat or acidity, constipation etc. and there can be different kinds of pain which they can experience burning, throbbing, pulsating .
It could be pursing pain in Ayurveda also achariya‘s have mentioned different kind of headaches and very beautifully they have described this pain like a bhedak, sarak and lemon types of headaches are mentioned under shirorig by achariya- Shao sharod. So one variety is Wataj which is more related to gastric upset - when we have constipation we try to make more gas in our tummies, then we tend have this wajach kind of shrerook .
Second is fitaaj - when we have acidity , then we have burning kind of headache . Then kafaaj shiroroo which is related to sinuses congestion or heaviness in head which happens to more accumulation of mucus. Then sunny pataj which is the mixture of all of them, then there is raktaj variety, krimaj variety, shaiaj variety and ananat wata, arda bhedak, suriya wadh and shankath /
All these varieties are beautifully described in ayurvedic tests like anantwarta could be a correlated with, or dhao bedahak could be correlated with migraines clarity where we feel the headache pain in half side of our head is either right or left. It is written that it comes in 10 days or 15 days and there is another one suriyawrata which could be co related to sinusitis.
As the sun goes up , the pain goes high . As the sun comes down , then pain starts subsequently down so these are beautifully mentioned in ayurvedik text. Then there is another variety called shankhakh which happens in the terminal stages of cancer . Its usually difficult to treat but very beautifully mentioned in Ayurveda and different causes are mentioned in Ayurveda because once we know the cause , then we can treat according to cause and we can cure the disease. The causes could be long holding of natural urges then people are setting in the offices not going to the toilet at the right time , then they tend to develop a symptom when the people sleeping wrong posture when people take more cold drinks and food especially in night time then it could be one of cause we can say life style is not regulated.
There is no time to wake and sleep, then we tend to get shiro roga headache. Now we come to the chikitsa , so we have to treat the cause . Once we know the cause, whether its due to acidity constipation or stree full life, then we treat according to cause . We do various therapies , we do various ayurvedik formulation in the form of Decoption, tablets or liquids or powders and i tell my patients to do a very simple thing on daily basis which they can do at home or here we can do it center in the form of nasiyum therapy .
We put two drops of antails badataila shunbindtaula in the Noses tail which can nourish the nerves which can strength the nerves and i tell people you take almond oil when u know the headache is going to happen , u can put pressure on these marna points which can calm down your nerves and then nasiyum tharapy can be done 7, 8 times over here in any panchkana center and then this practice of anu taila intilation nostrils can be practiced on a daily basis at home . There are various herbs which we use like jhata mansi, molethi, wacha, jotish mati various kinds of oils we use in our chikitsa.
So, it is beautifully mentioned in ayurveda text so we can cure this problem and we can avoid this problem so you contact me through Lybrate or I practice ayurveda at two of my centers one is in noida another one is in gurgaon. So I run my practice with the awaidna ayurveda.
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Hello. I am Dr. Harshita Sethi, MD in Ayurveda. I had completed MD from Lucknow and try to practice with my daily life, to my family members in practicing Ayurveda since 2002. So today I am going to talk about a common problem which many girls are facing. Even the men are also facing this problem, i.e, Hair fall. This problem arises with some other problem and this is an additional symptom of having hair fall. Also you see very dull and thin hair. So I asked them what you're eating. Are you absorbing the food properly? Is your digestion is proper because there are so many causes of hairfall nowadays.
You are surrounded with the radiations, you are surrounded with the chemicals, too many pollutants so there can be any cause. It can be watered, it can be chemicals. Whatever you are eating the vegetables they are not very right kind nowadays. So we can blame on anything. But we have to find out the basic cause also. Oh that are we doing our part whatever we are having the food vegetable but I'll be consuming things properly. Are we absorbing them properly and is it assimilating in our body to give the proper minerals and nutrition which is required for the growth of hair and nails. So we have to think inside us, we have to go inside us and find out the cause. I'll be taking proper vegetable juices, proper soups, four fruits in a day. Like we say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So are we taking a proper five-day food amount in a day to give us a proper nutrition because the deficiency of minerals and sometimes the causes are some autoimmune disorders which is you know not very common cause it is yes thirty percent cause can be due to that it could be thyroid problem.
But the main causes are nutritional deficiency which we can easily cure and we also do some therapies. So whenever the patient comes to me, I tell them the same diet required to be followed. This diet chart, lifestyle part you have to follow. Avoid the causes and follow this diet chart and take this medicine for short time and then we do some therapies also for the quick results in which we do Shirodhara therapy which is an excellent therapy to provide that nutrition to hairs and calm down your nerves and take out the stress because sometimes stress is also the cause.
You are not giving the time properly to yourself, when you're stressed out, not getting proper sleep so for that we do therapy for the quick results and I want to show you the therapy shirodhara how we do it. Let me take you to the therapy room. So this is the shirodhara therapy which I wanted to show you. Here the oil is flowing. This is a bhringraj oil which we use for the treatment of hair falls and it flows for 30 minutes on the aagya chakra and we massage and get some pressure point massage also to the patient to provide the nourishment to the whole scalp. It goes in the roots of the hair follicles and it calm down the nerves. Sometimes the hair fall is due to stress so we relieve the stress and calms down the nerves and person now the patient will have proper sleep and it also stimulates the hair growth and very nourishing to the hair and very calming therapy. This is called shirodhara and after that we do 15 minutes Head massage which goes deep into the root and then we cover the hair with the hot towel in order to penetrate the oil deeply into the scalp.
There is one more therapy in which we apply some here packs and we apply some Ayurveda scrumps and the shirodhara therapy we do it for seven sittings or sometimes we have to do for fifteen sittings also. Depends on the chronicity and the problem of the person and at this therapy as you see it the oil flows on this agya chakra and then it goes deep inside after some sitting than it stimulates the pituitary gland also, stimulates the hormone. What we do what we do we collect the oil and we keep repeating this oil to flow for 30 minutes on the Aagya chakra which goes into the whole head. This therapy is also very good for insomnia where the person have sleeping disorder. They take time for the sleep or big sleep breaks up. The pattern is not very irregular so this is also very good for such cases. For stress and anxiety, this therapy is really good . Applying some pressure on the pressure points which is called Marma point in Ayurveda. So this is shirodhara therapy which I wanted to show that we do it in a very calm surroundings and swing surroundings with mantra chanting and all so the person enjoys it and is very helpful in hair fall.
Thank you so much and if you want to contact me for this therapy or want to conserve me you can contact me on lybrate and I practice in Noida and gurgaon so you can contact me through lybrate.read more
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Urticaria, commonly known as hives, usually occurs due to an allergic reaction. Sheetapitta is a similar condition in Ayurveda, as the symptoms are similar. Sheetapitta is comprised of two words- ‘sheeta’ (cold) and ‘pitta’ (warm). The condition occurs due to dominance of cold (existing in kapha and vata dosha) over pitta dosha.
Causes of Sheetapitta/urticaria-
Ayurveda believes, sheetapitta is caused due to the following reasons-
- Excess intake of pungent (katu) and salty (lavana) food, mustard
- Over consumption of sour gruels
- Sleeping during the day
- Contact with cold substances
- Exposure to cold wind
- Improper emesis (vomiting)
- Insect bite (keeta damsha)
- Coming in contact with poisonous bugs and insects (krimi samsarga)
- Effect of seasonal changes on the body
Due to the factors mentioned above, especially because of exposure to cold wind, kapha and vata doshas become aggravated, and inevitably combine with pitta dosha. These spread all over the body and produce rashes on the surface of your skin.
A person having sheetapitta/urticaria will encounter these symptoms-
- Itching/pricking sensation
- Tastelessness (aruchi)
- Thirst (pipasa)
- Reddish discoloration of the eyes (rakta lochanata)
Ayurvedic approach to cure Sheetapitta-
Ayurveda focuses on eradicating the doshas and purifying of the body toxins with Ayurvedic medicines & Panchkarma procedures. This is the essential part of Ayurvedic approach to cure urticaria. Abhyanga (massage), svedana (fomentation), vaman (induced vomiting) and virechen (induced lose motion) are very effective in treating Urticaria.
Ayurvedic treatment for Urticaria (Sheetapitta)-
Ayurvedic treatment for urticaria involves body purification therapy like Samshodhana, and oral medications. Some popular, effective techniques used in the treatment are-
- Applying mustard oil all over the body
- Applying mustard oil mixed with Saindhava lavana and Yavakshara
- Use of a herbal powder named Eladi choornam that contains natural ingredients like elaichi
- Applying medicated paste prepared from Haridra and Doorva, Kushta and Ghee over the rashes
- Apart from these, herbs such as Guduchi, Yashtimadhu, Amalaki are recommended in the treatment of sheetapitta
Although urticaria is not a fatal condition, it can seriously affect one’s quality of life. Many people suffer from urticaria for several months or years. Continual intake of conventional medicines reduces body’s immunity. Moreover, the incidence of recurrence of this condition is often found. Thus, Ayurveda has an upper hand in treating hives, as it offers a comprehensive and permanent solution for this problem.
In a Times of PM 2:30 and PM 10:00, we should try to do breathing exercises or Pranayama to increase capacity of our lungs, lots of symptoms like feeling uneasy or dizzy and difficulty in breathing are occurring as soon as you enter in your car and especially more when you live in less greenery area . So before starting for your workplace from your home, take some Deep Breaths to help you have less lazy drive.
There are many factors involve for feeling of lack of energy all the time, for some of those, we are responsible and for others not taking proper care of mother nature is the cause and we put blame on our environment, of course lack of nutrition due to poor soil, artificial fertilizers, GMO seeds, cold storage, air, water, food pollution, radiations all around us are the major reasons but lack of physical activity, fast-paced life, not dealing with stress properly are also main causes in feeling of constant fatigue.
Time is now to ponder and start taking care of ourselves and our environment.
Migraine is a severe form of headache which sprrads to neck & shoulder due to overactive blood vessels and nerves. It can have serious impact on daily life.
Vomiting sensation, hypersensitivity to light, sound and smell can occur as presymptom.
- Taking mint, corainder and lemon juice - 30 ml mixed in 1 glass of water gor 45 days can strenghten bloid vessels and thus prevent the main epidode of migraine.
- Applying warm oil on forehead and sclap daily for a month is very effective in destresing the nerves.
- Ayurvedic warm oil potli massage and shorodhara therapy is quite effective in treating migrainous pain.
Many of us developing aversion towards wheat or roti made up by wheat, this could be due to their pitta predominant body constitution or gluten intoletance /wheat allergy / tendency of acidity after consuming wheat based products which later on gets cinverted to irritable bowel syndtome.Commonly available choices to replace wheat mesls are rice, corn and oats
Other grains which are full of all nutrients are quinoa, polenta, karmut, spelt, barley,Millet and amaranth.
The female body undergoes several changes during the different phases of menopause. Although these changes are both mental and physical, these are mostly caused because of fluctuation in the levels of the two hormones- progesterone and estrogen.
Menopause sets in after 40 years of age, and marks the end of one’s menstrual cycle.
During menopause, the ovaries stop producing eggs (ova) due to low production of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. These hormonal changes often result in- mood swings, hot flashes, pounding heart, insomnia, changes in urinary and sexual functions etc.
Common Menopausal Disorders-
Menopausal disorders refer to the problems related to menopause. The most common ones are-
- Cardiovascular disease- hormonal changes, especially due to low estrogen level, can increase the cholesterol level and blood pressure, which eventually leads to heart ailments.
- Osteoporosis- low levels of estrogen hormone and irregular menstruation can lead to loss of bone mass or low bone density. This eventually results in the development of osteoporosis.
- Vulvovaginal atrophy- occurs when the vaginal wall becomes thin due to decrease in the level of estrogen.
- Dyspareunia- refers to severe, recurring pain within the pelvis or in the genital region during sexual intercourse.
- Urinary incontinence- during menopause, the vaginal tissues and the urethra begin losing their elasticity. This may result in sudden, frequent urges to urinate.
Ayurvedic Approach to Menopausal Disorders-
Ayurveda sees menopause as a natural effect of ageing process, and not as a disease. As per Ayurveda, good health rests on the perfect balance of the three doshas- kapha, pitta, and vata. Imbalance of any of these doshas can upset the natural state of your mind and disrupt your body’s harmony.
- Ayurveda links menopause and disorders related to it with ageing, which is dominated by the vata dosha. Treatment for this condition involves strengthening the overall reproductive system, and improving the hormonal balance.
- Ayurvedic medicines prepared from herbs, and various therapies using essential oils are prescribed to regulate your hormones, improve digestion and calm your state of mind.
- General tonics are recommended to boost the immune system, and rejuvenate your body.
- Herbs like Aswagandha, Guduchi, Punarnava and Black Cohosh are effective in treating Menopausal symptoms.
- Ayurvedic Therapies like Takradhara ( Cooling buttermilk Therapy) is effective in hot flushes, sudden sweating, insomnia, anexiety and mood swings.
Ayurveda also focuses on healthy diet and lifestyle changes such as- restraining from spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine, eating regular meals, practicing yoga and meditation etc.
I had jaundice few weeks ago. After taking treatment my Bilirubin level become normal. Now what care should I take so it will not increase?
Itching and cracks in my fingers from last 40 days. It is spreading to other fingers. I am using terbinafine 1% cream from a week. But no improvement. Can you suggest the solution for this.
It is a wrong notion that only overeating makes a person obese. Many people are overweight even after eating within limits or restricting the intake of unhealthy foods. A person is often considered obese when their BMI or Body Mass Index is 30 or more. For a person to be severely obese (Morbid obesity), the BMI should be 40 or higher. From backaches to heart ailments, obesity, of late, has become a serious threat, which if not controlled or treated can trigger a myriad of health problems.
Complications associated with obesity
In addition to the physical discomfort, obesity can trigger several complications some of which include
- Obesity increases the risk of Type-2 Diabetes (a condition where the cells of the body fail to utilize the insulin produced by the pancreas resulting in an elevated blood sugar level, also known as Insulin Resistance) by many folds.
- There is a direct relationship between obesity and heart problems including a stroke and heart attack (myocardial infarction).
- In some cases, obesity can give rise to a complication whereby the affected individual is found to suffer from three health conditions namely high blood pressure, high blood glucose, high levels of triglycerides with a dip in the level of the good cholesterol or HDL (a condition termed as a Metabolic syndrome).
- The incidences of psychological stress, anxiety, and depressions, sexual disorders (low libido, erectile dysfunction), menstrual problems, infertility, sleep apnea, cancer (pancreas, breast, kidney, uterus, esophagus, prostate, colon, gallbladder, ovary, liver), are also relatively higher in obese people.
Ayurvedic approach to treat obesity
With a holistic and comprehensive approach, Ayurveda plays a pivotal role in treating obesity and the associated health complications.
- According to Ayurveda, there are seven vital tissues or Dhatus in our body- Rasa Dhatu (the useful and nutritious part of the food being digested), Rakta Dhatu (blood), Mamsa Dhatu (muscle), Meda Dhatu (fat), Asthi Dhatu (bone), Majja Dhatu (bone marrow), Shukra Dhatu (reproductive system including the sperm and ovum)
- In obesity, the conversion of Meda Dhatu to Asthi Dhatu does not take place. There is also a disruption of the balance between the three doshas (vitiation of the Vata dosha with an elevation in the Kapha Dosha)
- Thus, the treatment aims at treating the diseased condition through the restoration of the balance between the doshas and eliminating the toxins from the body
- Kashaya Basti, part of Panchakarma therapy where an enema (medicated decoction) is used to carry out the detoxification can work wonders to restore the dosha balance
- The Vamana therapy is equally effective where the toxins are eliminated using an Ayurvedic emetic herb (induces vomiting)
- Further, the various body massages using herbal and medicated oils goes a long way in flushing out the toxins
- The diet also undergoes a modification. Fruits, vegetables, foods rich in good fats need to be consumed more while spicy and oily foods or those rich in bad fats (pastries, doughnuts, cookies, margarine, ice creams), are to be avoided
- Yoga and meditation are equally helpful
- One needs to have a sound sleep for at least 6-8 hours daily