Panchakarma therapy.

Introduction:

Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins.

Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials.  However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease.

Panchakarma therapy will remove the excess toxins and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate toxins from your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma therapy is a complete cleanses and purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

Panchakarma therapy:

Panchakarma therapy is a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to individual needs and may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas – Nasal administrations

Ayurvedic physicians recommend Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance.

Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in an exact sequence for a specified period of time. In Panchakarma therapy there can be periods of discomfort associated with the profound release of toxins, which does occur. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy.

Like all medical procedures, Panchakarma Therapy always must begin with an initial consultation by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the individual’s constitutional type, the nature of the health problem if any, and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.

Conclusion:

Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deep emotional tensions.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 188.

URTICA URENS.

Urticaria

This remedy is useful in Urticaria associated with Rheumatism.

This remedy is also useful in Agalactia  (diminished secretion of milk) and in Uric acid lithiasis.

This remedy is said to antidote the ill effects of eating shell fish.

It is useful in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

It is useful in cases of scrotal itching with swelling in the scrotum.

This remedy is also useful in uterine haemorrhages with acrid leucorrhoea with pruritis in the vulva and stinging and oedema.

This remedy is useful in gouty pain in the deltoid region and in the ankle and wrists.

This remedy is suitable when the skin has itchy blotches of urticaria with violent itching.

It is useful in Herpes labialis.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the cold moist weather and worse from touch.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT URTICA URENS?

In Acute Gout I have had great success with URTICA URENS Q, 10 drops 2 or 3 times per day.

Dr. Ruddock.  M.D.

No home in the town or country should be without URTICA URENS TINCTURE – if only because of its magic power over burns; for almost instant relief of pain and rapid healing.  This of course applies to superficial burns.

Dr. Tyler; M.D.

I think URTICA URENES is the best remedy for non-appearance of the milk without any other symptoms, there being no apparent reason for Agalactia.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

URTICA URENS has cured the most obstinate cases of Deltoid rheumatism in 10 drops doses of the tincture. It is thought this has the power to dissolve deposits of urates in the muscles.

Dr. Dewey. M.D.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Introduction:

Vinegar was discovered around 5000 BC when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. 

Vinegar, which means “sour wine” in French, is made through a long fermentation process of any carbohydrate that can be fermented, such as; apples, grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, and beets.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial properties can cure a sore throat.

– The consumption of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar daily will restore the adequate levels of acid in the stomach and prevent acid reflux and abdominal spasms.

– Apple cider vinegar has anti-glycemic effects and positively affects blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates,

– Apple cider vinegar is good for various skin ailments, such as; bug bites to poison ivy to sunburn.

– It is useful as a topical application to eliminate warts, due to the presence of acetic acid.

– It improves heart health, as it has a favourable effect of the Serum Lipid profile. – Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium, so it energizes the body and treats fatigue

– Vinegar has got a potent effect of inducing a feeling of satiety and reducing the total amount of calories consumed and thus helps reduction of weight

– It reduces the mucus in the body, treating sinus congestion and preventing infections.

Other benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– A cotton ball in diluted apple cider vinegar and use it to cleanse the face and get rid of pimples.

– Rinse the hair with a solution made of one-third cup of vinegar mixed with four cups of water and this eliminates dandruff if sprayed on the scalp

– For smelly feet wipe the feet down with vinegar.

– For bad body odour dab a bit of apple cider vinegar under the arms.

-To whiten your teeth and to get rid of bad breath, gargle with diluted vinegar

Conclusion:

Apple Cider Vinegar is high in bio-active components such as acetic acid, Gallic acid, epicatechin, and caffeic acid and all these compounds have a potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and other medicinal properties.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 187.

TUBERCULINUM.

It is a Nosode from the Tubercular Abscess.

It is considered to be a brilliant drug for chronic cystitis.

It is of great value in treating incipient Tuberculosis

It is suited to light complexioned, narrow chested subjects.

It is suited to lax fibered individual with low recuperative powers, who are susceptible to weather changes.

Such individuals are always tired. The least motion causes intense fatigue. There is an aversion to work and the individual desires constant change.

This remedy is also useful, when symptoms constantly and when well selected homeopathic remedies fail to improve and when patients catch a cold with the slightest exposure to cold weather.

It is useful in children with diarrhoea, which runs on for weeks associated with extreme wasting.

It is useful in mentally retarded children.

It is useful in enlarged tonsils

It is useful in mania associated with melancholia, where the patient has a fear of dogs and has a desire to curse, swear and use foul language.

It is useful in intense neuralgias, where the pain is like an intense band round the head.

It is a very useful remedy for offensive otorrhoea, with eardrum perforation.

It is useful in patients who have early morning diarrhoea who are averse to meat and have a desire for cold milk.

It is useful in females who have benign mammary tumours, dysmenorrhoea and where menses are long lasting and early.

It is useful in Bronco-pneumonia where there profuse sweating and loss of weight and rales over the chest.

It is a useful remedy in chronic eczema where there is intense itching in the skin lesions in the night. It is useful in some case of Psoriasis.

It is useful in patients whose sleep in poor, who wake up easily with distressing and vivid dreams.

It is useful in remittent type of fever with profuse sweating and great chilliness.

This remedy suits persons who are worse from motion, music, before a storm, standing, and dampness and after sleep.

It also suits persons who are better in the open air.

Complementary remedies are Calcarea, Bryonia and China.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TUBERCULINUM?

TUBERCULINUM in high potency is useful in cases of amenorrhoea.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Think of TUBERCULINUM in children who take cold easily even though the X ray of the chest and physical signs are negative for TUBERCULOSIS. Many pre-tubercular patients have been restored to health with this remedy.

Dr. Robert L. Wood. M.D.

For excessively obstinate children, TUBERCULINUM is very useful.

Dr. Foubister.

In all SULPHUR cases with hay fever, you need a Nosode and it is usually PSORINUM OR TUBERCULINUM. If you give TUBERCULINUM, the patient may be able to stand the feather afterwards.

Dr. Edward.  C. Whitmont.  M.D.

When convalescing from Measles, suddenly losing flesh, high temperature, drenching sweat, prostration: TUBERCULINUM

Homeopathic Bulletin.

TUBERCULINUM 200 should be used in all cases of ill effects of hair dyes when SULPHUR fails.

Dr. R.B. Das.

TUBERCULINUM is practically specific for allergy against milk.

Dr. E.W. Hubbard. M.D.

Hugs are good for you.

Introduction:

Hugging is a potent way to convey comfort, love, fear, admiration, sadness, joy, and happiness, and it is a way to deeply connect to another human being and show compassion, care, and comfort.

It is said that we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth.

Hugs are vital to our health and wellbeing and you should give and receive as many hugs a day as possible.

Benefits of hugging:

– Hugs strengthen the immune system, as the gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, and this in turn stimulates the thymus gland, and white blood cells are produced in greater amounts.

– Hugging helps when someone is grieving, and it can provide true solace, soothes pain, and calms the soul, by giving strength to go on and escape the emotional torture

– Hugging lowers stress by reducing cortisol levels and drastically lower stress levels Hugs calm and improve mood, and provide warmth and closeness 

– Hugging relaxes the muscles, and reduces the tension in the body, alleviating pain, and soothing aches by boosting circulation and improves the health of the soft tissues

– Hugs lower the risk of illness, as they reduce stress and prevent its negative effects. Hugs and social interaction lower stress levels and prevent illness by supporting the immune system

– Hugging reduces fear and anxiety. It is a well known fact that touch alleviates fear in people with low self-esteem

– Hugging improves mood, increases the levels of oxytocin, the “love hormone” or the “bonding hormone”, and leads to happiness and euphoria

– Hugs balance out the nervous system, and the galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. This helps in balancing the parasympathetic and the sympathetic autonomic balance in the body

Conclusion:

Hugs are the warmest and simplest way to feel happiness, enjoy health, connect with people, and express our true emotions.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 186.

THYROIDINUM.

It is a remedy that is prepared from the dried Thyroid gland of Sheep or calf.

It exerts a regulating influence on the organs of nutrition growth and development.

It is useful in obesity and a state of puffiness, where the person feels fatigued, tired and sick. It has a diuretic action in various types of oedema.

It is useful in cases of Myxedema with loss of hair and in cases of cretinism.

It is useful in the development of children especially boys with un-descended testicles.

It is useful in Psoriasis associated with adiposity and dry skin.

It helps improve the memory in patients who have stupor alternating with melancholy.

It is useful in dissolving mammary tumours and some forms of uterine fibroids.

It is useful in obese patients who have tachycardia and palpitation aggravated with the least exertion.

It is useful in cases of progressive diminution of vision.

It is useful in cases of Rheumatoid arthritis with a tendency of obesity, cramps in the extremities and oedema of the legs.

WHAT THE MASTERS SAY ABOUT THYROIDINUM…

Dyspnoea without apparent cause of or obscure character as we get in allergic oedema of lungs, points unmistakably to THYROIDINUM in chronic cases or in acute exacerbation in chronic conditions

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

During the later months of pregnancy, I generally use THYROIDINUM in the 30th potency once a week to prevent uterine inertia in the primipara.  It should not be forgotten as a very important reactive remedy during the course of labour and even during secondary uterine inertia.

Dr. Ghosh.  M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our pre-eminent remedies in cases of early abortion and tendency to premature labour when the cause is not of mechanical origin.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM controls ordinary cases of vomiting during pregnancy well.

Dr. Ghosh. M. D.

In Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia and Amenorrhoea of Hypo-pituitarism, there is no better remedy than THYROIDINUM.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Allergy and vasomotor disturbances THYROIDINUM in potency is one of our main remedies to cope with the acute symptoms of vasomotor disturbance.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our best remedies for the newborn babies and is very useful in all cases of convulsions, where it is not due to any trauma during delivery or when it is not attended with a rise in temperature.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROID EXTRACT 1x has often helped infants with a high grade of malnutrition with fat intolerance.

DR. Williams B. Griggs M.D.

THYROIDINUM is a very neglected medicine in Homoeopathy. Seldom have Homeopaths taken service of this widely useful nosode, particularly in deep-seated chronic complications. It unlocks many a tangle very easily and makes an easy way to cure.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

In GLAUCOMA as a complication of epidemic dropsy or connected with Vasomotor disturbances due to allergy, THYROIDINUM may nip in the bud if given early.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found THYROIDINUM in low potencies useful in the distressing itching of Psoriasis.

Dr. Scholtz.

THYROIDINUM is almost specific for urticaria and angioneurotic oedema, which are important manifestations of vasomotor imbalance in allergy.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found the good effects from THYROIDINUM in insanity when it is connected with disordered menstruation in young girls.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Vitamin B17 – the anti-cancer Vitamin.

Vitamin B17, better known as Laetrile or amygdalin, is a powerful natural cancer treatment that has been proven to kill both prostate and cervical cancer cells. Laetrile is derived from amygdalin and it is a natural substance found in raw nuts and the kernels of fruits such as apricots and peaches. Controversially, the US FDA has banned its use in the United States. Laetrile contains an enzyme known as Emulsin that breaks down into cyanide when ingested. It is this chemical reaction that is responsible for Laetrile’s cancer-fighting properties. The most common form of laetrile, or vitamin B17, is derived from apricot seeds as these contain a large amount of the active ingredient that kills cancer.

History of Laetrile

Raw nuts such as bitter almonds and apricot seeds have been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years. Their use has been documented in Traditional Chinese Medicine, ancient Egyptian medicine and they were even used by Native American tribes. Amygdalin was first isolated in 1830 and was later used as a treatment for cancer in the US and many other countries.

How It Works

Laetrile and the pure form amygdalin contain a substance that breaks down into cyanide when it comes into contact with cells in the human body. Normal, healthy cells have a natural defence against this process.   Healthy cells contain an enzyme known as rhodanese, which promotes the combining of cyanide molecules with sulphur. This combination then becomes a cyanate, a harmless substance that is expelled from the body through urine. The level of cyanide produced from taking Laetrile is so low that the body can easily cope with it and render it harmless. Cancer cells do not have any defence against cyanide. They contain an enzyme called beta-glucosidase that causes Laetrile molecules to release both cyanide and benzaldyhide. This powerful combination completely destroys the cancer cell. Unlike conventional cancer treatments, Laetrile has the ability to destroy cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells.

Why the FDA Banned Laetrile

According to the FDA, several deaths have been attributed to Laetrile. However, actual details of these cases do not seem to exist anywhere in public record. A clinical trial on the effectiveness of Laetrile against cancer cells was conducted at the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute and stated that Laetrile was ineffective against cancer and caused symptoms of cyanide toxicity in patients.  As Laetrile is derived from a natural substance found in plants, it cannot be patented. Successfully treating cancer patients with a natural substance would mean the loss of billions of dollars every year for Big Pharma, who still advocate the use of toxic chemotherapy drugs against cancer.

Conclusion:

There have been a number of studies performed in the US on the effectiveness of Laetrile against cancer, all of which claim that it has no effect on cancer cells. However, a study performed in China at the Bethune College of Medicine in 2013 found that the viability of human cervical cancer cells was significantly inhibited by amygdalin. Researchers found that amygdalin caused cell death in cancer cells and concluded that “amygdalin may offer a new therapeutic option for patients with cervical cancer.” A 2006 study conducted at the College of Medicine in South Korea found that amygdalin was effective at killing human prostate cancer cells. Although laetrile is derived from a plant substance, it can still cause certain side effects. Its role in mainstream medicine is not accepted and its use in several countries is banned. If you want to try Laetrile, it is always better to consult a knowledgeable health practitioner who has experience in using this agent.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 185.

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

This remedy acts on the sycotic dyscrasia, whose chief manifestations are wart like excrescences – fig warts, condylomas, spongy tumours, bleeding fungus growths and naevi.

It is a remedy that is useful to counter the ill effects of vaccination.

It is useful in suppressed gonorrhoea and salpingitis (inflammation of the uterine tubes).

It is a deep acting medicine and acts on the skin, blood Gastro-intestinal system, kidneys and brain.

It is useful in sycotic pains where there is tearing in the muscles and joints, which are worse at rest.

It is a remedy that is useful in conditions of exhaustion and emaciation.

This remedy suits patients who have fixity of ideas. Such persons feel that a strange being is at his side. They also feel that their soul is separate from the body.  These patients are sensitive to music, which causes them to tremble and weep.

This remedy is useful in patients who feel that their heads are pierced with nails.  It is also useful in scaly dandruff.  It is useful when the hair is dry and falls out.

This remedy is useful in dissolving styes in the eye and melts down tarsal tumours.

It is useful in curing ear discharge from the middle ear. It is also useful in dissolving polyps in the ear.

It is useful in chronic nasal catarrh, where there is a thick greenish mucous with painful pressure on the root of the nose.

This remedy is useful in cases of painful white blisters in the tongue and teeth decay near the gum margin.  It is a useful remedy that dissolves a ranula.  It us useful in pyorrhoea.

A ranula is a cystic growth under the tongue.

This remedy suits persons who have a complete loss of appetite, with a dislike for meat and potatoes.  The patient experiences a rancid eructation after food with cutting pain in the upper abdomen.  This remedy is useful for patients who cannot eat onions and experience gaseous distension of the abdomen after eating.

It is useful in treating anal fissures, which are painful and may or may not be associated with warts.  It is also useful in cases of piles where the piles are swollen, worse on sitting and associated with burning pains.

It is a very useful remedy in males with an inflamed urethra and the urine stream is forked or split.  There is a sensation of trickling of urine after urination and sudden desire for passing urine, which cannot be controlled.

This remedy is also useful in gonococcal rheumatism and in chronic indurations of the testicles.  This remedy is useful in treating an enlarged prostate.

This remedy is useful in females with warts in the vulva and perineum.

This remedy is useful in patients who feel that their limbs are made of wood or glass and that they would break easily.  It is useful in muscular weakness, twitching and trembling.  It is also useful in pain in the heels and the tendon of Achilles.

This remedy is useful in polyps, tubercles, warts, naevi and carbuncles.

It is useful when the nails are crippled, brittle and soft.

This remedy cures persistent insomnia.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the night with the heat of the bed, damp air, after vaccination and coffee.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THUJA…

Tendency to abortion especially in a gonorrhoeal history calls for THUJA.

  • Dr. Wheeler.

Enlargement of the ovary, patient complaining of a grumbling pain in the ovary, stood stooping over, it hurts her to stand up straight.  This indicates THUJA 30x. Now if I find a dusky hue to the face and a dark red discoloration on the abdomen over the region of the ovary, that makes the indication for THUJA stronger.

  • Dr. Eli G. Jones

An extensive experience has taught me that the prostate is more or less affected in all gonorrhoea, which have lasted longer than 6 or 8 weeks and that this condition of the gland itself the cause of a good half of all cases of chronic cases of the disease.  In such conditions, I have the utmost confidence on THUJA

  • Dr. Boehm.

THUJA is a valuable remedy when there are no good indications for anything else in cases of acute bronchitis, slow to clear up.

  • Dr. Clarke.         

THUJA is an antidote to massive doses of ARSENIC.

  • Dr. J. E. C.

For harmful effects of Penicillin, ARSENICUM, THUJA NUX VOMICA AND SILICA.

THUJA and VARIOLINUM have always been described as very helpful in either counteracting or helping to overcome the consequences of vaccination.

  • Dr. H. H. Engel.

Super foods for the brain.


Introduction:

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that is essential for optimum brain function. Dopamine helps the brain generate sufficient energy to run the body. It stimulates the heart, regulates the flow of information through our brains, controls movement, and allows humans to experience feelings of passion and pleasure.  Dopamine production is boosted by the consumption of certain foods, especially those containing the amino acid tyrosine. Eating these special foods adds to our ability to respond optimally to our lives both physically and emotionally.

Proteins

Proteins are high in amino acids, which are necessary for dopamine production, and they Include foods such as fish, eggs, chicken, turkey and red meat to supply your body with adequate amino acids. Soy products and other legumes are considered incomplete proteins; however, form complete proteins when eaten in combination with grains, becoming excellent sources for dopamine-related amino acids.

Vegetables

Certain vegetables in particular are excellent sources of amino acids that stimulate dopamine production. Artichokes and avocados have also been found to increase dopamine levels.

Fruits

Ripe bananas are a major source of tyrosine, and as they continue to ripen and become sweeter, their tyrosine component becomes more potent. Tyrosine helps regulate and stimulate dopamine levels, increasing memory and alertness.

Apples are recommended for being high in antioxidants and aid in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases by triggering the production of dopamine in the brain.

Strawberries, blueberries and prunes to round out the best fruits supplying nutrients that trigger dopamine release.

Nuts and Seeds

Raw almonds, sesame and pumpkin seeds make a great snack and help regulate dopamine levels.

Wheat Germ

Wheat germ supplies the essential amino acid phenylalanine, that’s converted to tyrosine, which then stimulates additional dopamine release.

Herbs

Several common herbs are known for helping to regulate dopamine levels.  These include nettles fenugreek, ginseng, milk thistle, red clover, and peppermint. They are best consumed as herbal teas.

Supplements

Adding supplements to your diet to increase dopamine levels may be helpful if you’re unable to get those nutrients from foods. Tyrosine, plus several vitamins such as B, C and E as well as iron, folic acid and niacin all help to trigger dopamine release.

Conclusion:

For a healthy brain and body a balanced diet must be included in an everyday meal. All foods eaten should ideally be organic to avoid the effects of pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 184.

THERIDION.

This remedy is derived from the Orange spider, which lives on orange trees in the West Indies.

Dr. C. Hering proved this remedy.

This remedy suits that is suitable for persons sensitive to noise.  Every shrill noise penetrates the teeth, the whole body causing nausea and vertigo.

This remedy is useful in Nervous women who suffer from seasickness.

It is suitable in females who complain of nausea from the least movement.

It is useful in one-sided headache, which becomes worse from closing the eyes and worse from noise.

This remedy has shown good effects in treating rachiitis and bone necrosis.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THERIDION…

Give THERIDION CURASSAVICUM for the vertigo and nausea associated with the abscess of the liver.

  • Dr. Lippe.

In Rachitis, caries and necrosis, THERIDION CURRASSAVICUM apparently goes to the rood of the evil and destroys the cause.

  • Dr. Baruch