For a couple, nothing can be more gratifying and enthralling than observing the two red lines in a pregnancy test (indicating a positive result). However, for some, going the family way may not be smooth sailing. Infertility problems are nothing new. Surprisingly, over the last decade or two, incidences of infertility have seen a steady elevation. Infertility is not always an outcome of medical conditions or health ailments. External factors including our choice of foods and the lifestyle we lead can be instrumental in triggering infertility and related gynaecological problems. Getting to the root of the problem and coming up with an effective treatment is of prime importance to deal with infertility.
The goodness of Homeopathic Medicines in dealing with Infertility:
With an impressive success rate in treating infertility (both in men and women), Homeopathy has become one of the most sought-after alternate forms of medicine. Hormonal balance is vital for the healthy functioning of the body, including the reproductive system. Any disruption of the hormonal balance can trigger deleterious consequences affecting an individual beyond imagination. In many cases of infertility and gynaecological disorders, the hormonal imbalance is found to be the main wrecker in chief. In such instances, the Homeopathic medicines aim at restoring the hormonal balance naturally without any complications or side-effects.
In some individuals, infertility can also stem from stress, anxiety, depression or some medical conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, diabetes, thyroid problems, obesity, to name a few. The Homeopathic medicines or treatment may not be the same for all affected people. It is based on the physical as well the mental health of the individual to ensure a long-lasting solution to the problem.
The first step in treating infertility involves bringing about positive changes in the lifestyle including the dietary habits.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Pregnancy is an enthralling phase that brings about many changes in a couple's (especially woman's) life. Carrying a life within oneself can be quite challenging. Ayurveda believes that for a healthy pregnancy, the doshas (Vata Dosha, Kapha Dosha, and Pitta Dosha) should be in perfect harmony. The aggravation of the dosha can wreak havoc in the pregnancy affecting the baby and the mother to a great extent. In this article, we will discuss the pivotal role played by music and reading during pregnancy, benefitting the mother and the baby both.
During pregnancy, it is a common sight to watch the mother talk to her baby in the womb. From her happiness to pain to anxiety, she shares them all with her baby. As per Ayurveda, a baby can be educated and cultured while they are still in the comfort of their mother's womb. Ayurveda emphasizes that a mother should read more during pregnancy. The hormonal changes and the other complications often trigger an aggravation of one or more doshas, leaving the woman stressed out and depressed. Reading helps a pregnant woman to relax. In some instances, reading has proved to even pacify the aggravated doshas. Since the baby can relate more to the mother's voice, reading can benefit the baby immensely.
Ayurveda suggests that during pregnancy, a woman should read more of spiritual books, books that give her happiness. Reading sad, depressing or horror related books can have a negative influence on the mother and even on the baby.
Pregnant or not, the significance of music therapy is immense. For the healthy physical and mental development of the baby, Ayurveda stresses upon positive thinking during pregnancy. Music comes with a healing effect that can help to keep stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts at bay. Be it the Vata, Kapha, or Pitta vitiation, there is music available to pacify each dosha, thereby restoring the dosha balance.
Ayurveda also states that the music vibrations can reach the baby in the womb, keeping the baby calm and ensuring a better mental agility. Just as music can heal a soul, it can also have a negative effect on a person. Thus, the choice of music is of prime importance during pregnancy. Refrain from loud music or songs that are sad and depressing. Ayurveda suggests that a pregnant woman should listen to more of soft, soulful, and spiritual music. Listening to shlokas, mantras, and other related chants and hymns can work wonders for the mother and the baby.
In addition to eliminating the negative energy and enhancing the stimulation of the brain in the baby, the healing music works wonders to open up and activate the chakras. There are seven chakras present in our body. The activation of these chakras plays a pivotal role in warding off a plethora of health problems.
Thus, in addition to a proper diet and lifestyle changes, reading and listening to music is highly beneficial during pregnancy and should be made a part of your daily routine. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Music at times can be just time pass but if you look at its other benefits it can be an excellent stress buster acting as therapy for various maladies.
Doctors are our real saviors. From physical problems to mental issues, a doctor is needed to guide us all along. The medical professional can be quite challenging and demanding. Dealing with numerous patients and their problems every day is no joke. It can leave a person completely exhausted and burnt out. Doctors are also human beings. All these activities and daily struggle often take a toll, both on their physical and mental health. Unable to cope with the stress, many doctors (especially the young physicians) get into depression. They suffer from different mental issues (minor to serious).
Of late, there has been a mercurial rise in the number of doctors suffering from mental issues (stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, to name a few). As per a survey, women practitioners are at a slightly greater risk of facing mental issues than their male counterparts. To make matters worse, many doctors live in self-denial. They just refuse to accept the fact that there can be some problem (mental) with them. Many contemplate treatment as they fear this can jeopardize their career forever. They feel they will be socially and professionally isolated. But delaying the treatment or counseling will not help either. Like any other patients, they too need love, care, and most importantly, proper assistance.
Anxiety and mental issues can affect anyone, irrespective of their profession. The sooner you accept this, the faster you recover. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
Cancer is the most dreaded and complicated non-communicable disease, with some getting cured and some getting a prolonged life after treatment.
The conventional cancer treatment modalities especially chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are believed to be costly, are known to have serious side-effects, and the disease can still relapse.
There is an ever-increasing demand for traditional/ natural medicine by cancer patients.
Majority of the cancer patients, worldwide, resort to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) -
For reducing the side effects of conventional treatment, enhance quality of life (QOL) and improve clinical outcomes.
Apprehension of failure - of any single line of treatment failing to arrest/ cure the disease prompts patients/ caregivers to try out multiple approaches, at times frantically, with a hope to improve prognosis.
Most of the patients do not disclose their CAM approaches to their medical oncologists.
The treatment plans, in a multi-dimensional approach as mentioned above, thus are largely un-coordinated and enhances the risk of drug interactions and adverse events which can jeopardize the chances of achieving the overall treatment goals.
What is Naturopathic Integrative Oncology?
Naturopathic Integrative Oncology attempts bringing in appropriate CAM therapies that are evidence-based, safe, effective and which synergistically complement the conventional treatment modalities making the treatment as a whole all the more effective through improved/ optimized clinical outcomes (especially QOL & OS) and reduced adverse events. It helps manage symptoms, control side-effects, improve the state of physical & mental wellbeing, and speed up recovery. An integrated approach to treatment not only helps add days to the life of a patient but also helps add life to the days that a patient gets to survive.
Why Naturopathic Integrative Oncology?
How (& Where) can Naturopathic Integrative Oncology Help?
Integrative Palliative Support (CAM)
For ameliorating cancer symptoms & side effects of cancer therapies thereby improving QOL. To exemplify, anxiety, depression, cancer related pain, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, diarrhoea, gas/ flatulence, mucositis, alopecia, constipation, anorexia, cough, sleep disturbance/ insomnia, headache, anaemia, peripheral neuropathy etc all can be managed effectively using CAM therapies.
Palliative support, in line with the above-mentioned, can be rendered at any point during a patient’s illness to help him feel comfortable. However, should there be any severe aggravation of existing symptoms or acute health conditions, one needs to promptly seek emergency & competent medical help, as locally available, to address the same suitably.
Integrative Cancer Treatment (CAM) for patients who -
Consciously choose to not go for full scale conventional treatment for whatsoever reasons.
Have advanced and intractable malignancies where conventional therapy has not been able to effectively control the disease progression. Such patients are likely to seek CAM treatment for not only improving QOL but also add days to life as possible contextually.
CAM Modalities in Naturopathic Integrative Cancer Treatment:
Please note that it is at the discretion of the naturopathic/ integrative oncologist to decide on the appropriate CAM modalities, subject to the individual patient’s needs and as appropriate contextually.
Successful Naturopathic Integration Requirements?
For the alternative medicine (s) one decides to integrate with (the current conventional treatment regime), it is essential on the part of the practioner(s) to clearly understand the following for a successful integration -