Nadi Shastra in Siddha Medicine

Siddha medicine is one of ancient and spiritually enriched traditional medicine systems. Through their well-researched and technically advanced medicine formulations, methods of treatment and alchemy the Siddhars, thousands of years ago devised a system which is effective till date. The Siddha system aims at not only treatment of the disease through therapy but also healing of the mind and instilling spirituality in the physical being. [Read more…]

Planning the perfect balanced meal for your Dosha

The balanced meal is not that imposing as is perceived by many. A number of studies in biological studies and anthropological studies have stated that health as well as longevity can be assured by taking the correct balance of essential nutrients in the diet. This pattern is followed by generation of human beings belonging to different culture and regions, from centuries. However, the balance created by the various nutrients in the meals taken by different individuals has varied, but the overall health pattern is the same. This pattern comprises of 10-20% of high quality protein, 30-50% of fresh fruits and 40-60% of whole grains. [Read more…]

Nutritional Needs of Vata Constitution

The descriptions of the different constitutions are so overlapping that at times it becomes cumbersome for individuals to ascertain with the determination, as to which constitution do they belong. Vatas are usually fast, light, wiry and creative ones, who always have a soft corner for the warm climes. There is also the presence of cases in the universe where one individual is born with a combination of dual constitutions, or with the prominence of two doshas. For instance, an individual falling under the Vata-Pitta is adept at reacting quickly with a profusion of imaginative power and mental energy. [Read more…]

Ayurveda or Conventional Medicine?

In discussing the benefits of an Ayurvedic lifestyle and Ayurvedic treatment the question always arises, “Why Ayurveda and not a modern conventional treatment?” I believe that knowledge is power and that whatever we choose needs to be done so based on thoughtful consideration of all choices. Let’s compare the two in the areas of diagnoses, treatment and prevention. [Read more…]

Yoga and Ayurveda: Asanas Recommended for your Vikruti

A single Unity
Ancient traditions born in ancient India, Yoga and Ayurveda share the same vision of the human being at the core of their wisdom: man as a reflection of the universe. What we can find out there we have inside of us; in the same way, within us, there is as much diversity as in the world outside. Being balanced means having our microcosm in balance with the energy of the macrocosm. In the end, everything is part of one single unity. [Read more…]

Ayurveda in Skin Aesthetics

Ayurveda says that acne is just external manifestations of disturbances in the internal systems or environment of the body. According to Ayurveda, acne is the papules which appear on the face of adolescents. An increase in Kapha and Vata dosha and Rakta and Meda dhatu are the main factors in causing this disease. [Read more…]

The Rejuvenator of Life: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)

The one which renews the body or brings back the life – Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa. As the name suggests, the Plant of Boerhaavia diffusa enjoys an important place in Indian herbal medicine since ancient times as a reliever of all three ‘doshas’ (maladies). [Read more…]

Five Ayurvedic Food Principles for Type II Diabetes

Diet and lifestyle sit at the helm of successful management of Type 2Diabetes (T2D) or Prameha as it is called in Ayurveda. On one hand, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are one of the major causes of T2D. On the other hand, their healthy and wholesome counterparts are the most powerful nemesis of this metabolic disorder. It is not surprising that Ayurveda regards healthy diet and lifestyle as the cornerstones of health and wellbeing. Here are five most essential Ayurvedic diet changes that can help you in the management of T2D- [Read more…]

Three Humors in Siddha Vaidya

The teachings of the three humors or Doshas or Humoral Pathology is the science of Siddha Vaidya, Ayurveda, the world’s oldest system of healing, healthful living . Understanding humors help to stay healthy. Humoral Pathology was practiced in several parts of the world including Europe. Hippocrates, the father of the Greek medicine (400 B.C) was the first who had promoted Humoral Pathology; but it was Plato who developed it. It was only at the commencement of the 18th century that a change had come in the then prevailing doctrine explaining the essential humoral nature of disease. But Siddhas in Southern part of India were aware of three humors and started treating people based on Humoral Pathology. [Read more…]

Influence of Ayurvedic Doshas and Agnis

Human body is composed of complex systems which may be classified as nervous system, digestion system, breathing system and others. As science has become advanced in this era, homeopathic or quack’s treatment is not preferred. If you feel any problem in any of your system, you contact your primary doctor and try to get rid of this situation as early as possible. [Read more…]