Anti-drug Abuse Day

June 26th is marked as Anti-drug abuse day. Drug abuse is a serious threat to personal Health as well as that of society . Young People who took to drugs usually will be finding all sorts of ways to procure it, its common know how. But the after effects of drugs are very disabling and its effects cannot be removed even after rehab has been provided. When we read the drug addicts account which still more common in west, survivors lead a very pitiable life; maybe publishing such stories in one’s school curriculum may discourage young adults to try it, I suppose.
Homoeopathically also this task is quite challenging; at times youngsters are still searching reasons to go back to their original exhilarating moment. The most frightening side effects are not withstanding they may go back to their habits for a moment of ecstasy. Since drug abuse is not dynamic disease except that craving part of it. It can be modified to some extent if the person is willing to quit the habit; yet Homoeopathy has to fight a tough battle to overcome the effects of this poison.
Few cases have been treated with success in this clinic but the unwillingness of youngsters to quit the Habit was tough to handle. One boy of nineteen years with cannabis habit came to me to treat his nerve wrecking nightmares. He took treatment with an oath that he will not take drugs again. After few months his symptoms started recurring, but he simply stated to me, “Doc, it’s even not an addiction like smoking; I can leave it whenever I want”. I have heard this lame excuse very often. But smoking kills the person, drugs and alcohol destroy the very strata of our society is it not. Why you should get into such an issue which is unproductive, which kills your life sap as well as health resources. For that adrenaline rush you can join some adventure sports isn’t it?
Also some say it’s easily available in corner shops just like other tobacco products and I suggest Peer pressure should only be considered for positive things. Not to blame others for our weaknesses and timely help should be sought with commitment. After all it’s your life.
A man of about 30 years got treatment for his sleeplessness and acidity after few weeks he narrated to me that he used to take drugs in his young age, but now he is completely out of it. Ah! That provided the cliche, treated on this basis it got settled; but treatment for Infertility was not continued due to his personal reasons.
In another case patient had severe Asthma which got better only after I got to know that he uses drugs. But there is that sleeplessness and nightmares running through the aftermath of drug abuse which devastates the person and cannot be treated traditionally. Even infertility or sterility, excess tiredness, lack of interest in day today affairs amounting to depression apart from worsening of existing troubles is caution for all young Turks to steer away from this devastating habit, I guess. Two swords cannot be in one Anvil so as; bad habit as well as Focus on achievements cannot go hand in hand. So Choose Life and get that, ‘FEEL UP’ by achieving something unattainable. It is both delightful as well as makes your Mark in the society isn’t it? Have a joyous week ahead
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Hair Care Naturally

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In my previous blog about hair care I did not cover many aspects as not to make it very lengthy. On specific requests of my patients here I want to provide an insight about this; Head lice or parasitic infestations, very common in school kids. If you think it’s due to unhygienic conditions it’s a partial truth. Usually boys are not infested because they do not have such tendency altogether. So, unhygienic conditions added up to the real tendency or weakness so to say of the child.
I read somewhere that the reason for kids in UK for lack of attendance is mainly because of Lice Infestation you will astonished, right? So do I. This is proof that cleanliness or nutrition alone cannot treat the problem its cause lies much deeper. Children with tubercular tendencies or diagnosed for primary complex in childhood are more prone to severe infections. So, treating the root cause by Homoeopathy constitutionally is first step in eradicating the menace. Also children with Psychological troubles or who are depressed may need good care and attention. Even you may have observed bed wetting in such cases.
But practically no external medicine can clean heads. Home remedies like Neem, camphor may give temporary relief but also may cause red irritated eyes, feverishness etc. Be careful to note these if not can carry on these treatments. Usually proprietary medicines are very strong chemicals and may damage hairs or even suppress with some other manifestation like lack of appetite or unattributed weight gain. So, constitutional therapy is the best solution.
To remove nits it’s another big ordeal and experts suggest thick oils like castor oil, Til oil or Neem oil along with Badam oil and or olive oil; together or singly massaging after warming it up to bubbles appear and combing with lice combs may help. But combing with lice removal comb; of the wet dripping hair is best bet. Don’t do all on single day phase it out.
Abhyangana’ or oil head bath is a refreshing, rejuvenating which can be included once a week with above said oils warmed and massaged on hair roots along with whole body .
Dandruff is another big issue of teenagers. You will be aware of the causes like pollution excess oiliness of hairs so on and so forth. Yet you may not know it could be due to some constitutional conditions as well. Even if very severe it may be some sort of skin problem. Instead of using anti dandruff shampoos which are very strong chemicals which will lead to hair fall as well as whitening of hairs get treatment for base cause.
It is also major reason for pimples but hygiene is also crucial in battling it out. To wash hairs at least twice in a week maybe once with mild herbal shampoo and once with shikakai or soap nut powder: again washing all hair related objects like brush, comb, bands and pillow covers is very important. As stated in my previous blog Nat Mur 6x and or kali mur 6x will help to reduce dandruff and hair fall.
Thinning or hair is due to some constitutional issue or due to usage of chemical based harsh shampoos. Using conditioners is also essential or else home-made green tea based conditioner or Amla boiled water can be used. Hairs should be combed softly with broad teethed comb its common know how but if you use wooden comb (not sharp edged) much better. Mehendi mixed with shikakai will not impart any color but conditions hair and has cooling effect.
Going natural or non-chemical way for perming and other fashioning of hair may not be convenient but surely healthy. Losing one’s health for fads is not prudent but achieving it in a healthy way is really cool, is it not?
So, don’t go for natural seeming marketing gimmicks which claim to have essence (‘Guna’ in Hindi) of herbs which may actually synthetic look alike better check reality; use home- made or from reliable sources and use it. Have a smart week ahead.

 

What’s your description of Health

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Health is most talked about: yet not understood by all. Each person has his own set of views about his health maybe compensated according to his constrains or outrageous in a few, especially teens but not confined to them alone. I feel amused when a set of people are so much giving importance to trivia’s like running nose or an inconspicuous rash and people who cannot afford Ignore major life threatening signals and carry on day to day activity!
My intention here is to make one aware of one’s priorities in Life and essential Health status achieved accordingly. One girl will say,” if I reduce ten kilos my Health will be optimal”, is it so? If you are getting into some sort of Show biz, then your weight and looks will be most essential. Otherwise it will be absurd to keep unachievable targets just to feel good, instead you can…

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International Yoga Day

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 This is just beginning of a celestial path. Yoga practiced in any level  is beneficial; that is to say Just as an exercise as overall Health quotient improvement tool or as a path to salvation it never lets you down. It benefits according to your own efforts put in.

   Deviations in Health are manifold. It could be acute in nature like infectious diseases Chicken pox, Typhoid, Malaria etc or Chronic in nature which are dynamic disorders which cannot be controlled by life style or modification in diet and regimen as well as by strong suppressants. One more type of ‘disorders’ are mechanical in nature that includes foreign bodies inside the body like poisons; injuries, drowning, harsh climatic conditions as well as Life style related problems.

Our times is mostly burdened by life style oriented disorders that’s common knowledge. But Yoga could be  most important rescuer in these conditions that is also every body is in know how of. But what is advantage of yoga is not only regaining old energy, weight loss or general improvement of health it also improves one’s psychological well being. If you are at ease and not dis-eased your temper will be malleable, you are quick and agile automatically it contributes to one’s efficiency and confidence,is it not.

Its not that people who do yoga and meditation never suffer from Acute or chronic diseases. They do suffer from deviations of health but their immunity and threshold of bearing suffering is very high.I have seen people coming to me stating I do yoga ,walk regularly : stress levels are manageable, my lifestyle is as good as it could be what are the chances of myself getting Heart attack? I will say ” Your familial history counts , since your risks are very less you can prevent major Health setbacks with the help of Homoeopathy.” Pain is inevitable but suffering is subjective and can be reduced by one’s mind power. And Yoga can boost that power.

Real Health Insurance can be regular yoga practice and if you just do few counts of SURYANAMASKAR especially in sunlight it could bring on amazing benefits to one’s health. Doctors also will be happy that you are  getting enough Vitamin D, plus Suryanamaskar includes each and every muscle stretch as well as flex which is a concise exercise regimen. Its unfortunate that people judge without knowing the reality.

Even If you desist exercising or too lazy to get into yoga or whatever it will not go down into annals of  history as any achievement,nor it’s a loss for yoga. But if you begin any amount of exercising according to your bodily nature as well as requirements and better do yoga regularly which is most advanced form of exercising with Mind, body:spirit upliftment it surely counts in your future. You will surely be happy for taking this step whatever your age might be.

  Congratulations for celebrations world wide on the World yoga Day. Its surely moment of pride and honor for being an Indian. Bye have a great yogic week ahead.

Yoga and more

On the occasion of World Yoga day

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21089986-man-silhouette-doing-yoga-in-old-temple-at-orange-sunset-sky-backgroundA woman of 30 complained of incessant hair fall. All usual remedies did not help a bit and on further probing I came to know about her tumultuous past with a fever for one month but more importantly taking poison in an unsuccessful bid to end her life. So, that was the clue, I treated the effects of poisoning which was about 5-6 years by now; also it had led to gastric troubles and other innumerable minor sort of issues. With Homoeopathy and good talks normalcy restored. She brought in few of her acquaintances and was cheerful meaning she had figured out the purpose of her existence.

Homoeopathy is a healing art and science of Therapeutics meaning it gives respite in cases of deviations of Health where our core energy is disturbed. But Homoeopaths work does not end with prescribing medicines since it’s an art of regaining not only lost…

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Careers and More

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A girl of seventeen has very irregular periods. Another Girl was on Insulin while writing her Plus two Exams which got normalised after that. This girl always gets severe Wheeze which cripples her during her exams that is from tenth standard onwards. This boy has severe wheezing and takes leave often which makes him academically a non-achiever. This boy of thirteen has severe abdomen pain before going to school especially before exams.
Do these real, yet regular teenage problems ring a bell? Is this only case specific as Doctors may suggest or something else is the underlying cause?
Believe it or not all teens who seek Medical help have very high, performance oriented stress and are not able to cope with them. This is because of their Parents and Peer pressure as well. It is not the stress, that good one you experience before a stage show or participating…

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Teen Talk

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Boy of seventeen came inside my consulting room with his mother. Just you can understand on seeing him how much he is bored about coming to a Doctor.  On enquiry he will just stare; only his mother answers. I usually try to talk to them those subjects they will be fond of. All boys think Doctors are boring and will be advising relentlessly, only one girl behaved likewise. But they warm up to subjects they may like to talk about. Usually it is Career for boys and beauty tips ;hair related issues for both of them.

Prejudice or fixed mind-set is innate to teens and it’s a tough nail. That air/attitude about them angers adults and will puncture their egos. But considering Teens as equal to Adults is dangerous mistake. It’s tough but after all he/she is our child is it not. We cannot be ruthless. So, being

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Teenage woes

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    Hey, I want talk to you teeny-weeny. Not to worry I will not advice, nor I ask you to procure more marks. It’s just a dialogue and talk back if it helped!
I know teen girls are easy to talk to; but boys never give a heed. Does it hurt; when in company of attitude or misdemeanor? Yes for parents it hurts. But I love to talk to you all coz you are sweet and your actions are age justified. Even you are not able to figure out what’s going on your ever full, crumpled brains. Since you hate to talk to your rigid Parents, this talk could be a let out.
Usually Teenagers want to get noticed, yet know not what to do. But by common sense I can say people talk about achievers or toppers in studies. Even being good at any sport or a guy coming up in local newspaper are always talked about. In friends circle, humorous guy is an instant hit. Or else just throw away that Idea of getting noticed; be yourself. Even superstars are forgotten after their films dwindle, right. So, why bother,” Haste Haste kat jaaye raste”( Just move on in your life with a smile).
Getting inspired from TV shows and Movies is conducive, yet their main motive is not educating people but to draw audience should be borne in mind. When they dramatize normal happenings it’s attractive but life is harsh and not that surreal or idealistic, is it not? Doing something out of the way just to get noticed or to impress someone, can have serious damage on one’s future; right?
Before doing anything which can jeopardize your life you must ask yourself, is it worth the risk? Is it really a life and death question for me? After five years does this really matter as much as of now? Is this friend (accomplice) who is instigating me will stay with me and go through hell if things won’t work out as planned? Why should one get into such an odd thing in the very first place? Most of the time curious onlookers or just once offenders pay a heavy price is it not?
Nothing is life and death question but LIFE CARVING is.
I read this somewhere,’ Friends support good habits Accomplices support bad habits’. Sometimes in pursuit of or to project oneself, ‘COOL’ teenagers may get into certain groups. Yet few friends are like Dhuryodhan; who gave lots of goodies to Karna but was it really good for him? If you work for a crook how much ever friendly he is; it is regressive, agree?

  Not listening to elders and doing things pleases you is okay fine it’s forgivable, can you forgive yourself after say ten years when you are stranded in your life aimlessly? Friends do have a very crucial and important part in everyone’s life. They alone are not everything in life and cannot guide always since they are equally naive, is it not? Something good for your close friend may not be as good to you since both are different individuals, is it not? In fact teens should engage in talks with friendly elders apart from parents to have a non-judgmental point of view on life defining aspects.
In studies most Teenagers want quick money or choose courses which may not be their dream defined ones. Just because one of the friends recommended it or en-mass all friends are in that group they also tend to go by the flock. Again few people think getting into prestigious institutions by hook or crook will ensure good future. If you dig it a bit you can see, only royal road to better future is college which suits one’s needs, smart (hard) work, improving skills with all possible avenues and focus.
Now it’s time to shape one’s future, instead of following beaten path and hoping for miracles to happen ,take things into your stride, listen to well-wisher’s advice who happens to be in the profession you aspire to be in and then decide what’s best for you.
And last but very important Homoeopathic medicines can clear negative attitudes and improve aptitude besides improving Concentration and memory, try it.

Lead Poisoning: Reset your system with Homoeopathy

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     Recent developments in regard to the ban of noodles brand, did not ring a bell for few “Are you one among them?” They are those families who cook from scratch and eat traditionally made foods.
When one of the panelists in a talk show said we Indians taught the whole world how to eat I was amused; yes we give so much Importance to food. We say ‘Anna’ which nourishes our Body, mind and soul. Even place of growth of food products, the cook, place of eating as well as provider of food, all is accounted for. It’s not just filling one’s stomach, “Bhojana’ is a well Balanced diet with dhal for proteins, carbohydrates in form of sweets, salads, soups all included on daily basis.
Of late our MacAulay mindedness has made people to follow all exotic, alien ways of eating fashionable discarding foods suitable for our climate, digestive systems and our innate natures. This has now raised concerns about Poisons in one’s food because anything out of place is dirt.
There are no short cuts for amazing Health. If you are concerned about toxins through vegetables better try growing them at home. If you are sure about the source; get your produce from Organic super markets.
But above all stop using ready to use pre- cooked or canned foods for easiest management of one’s Health. You can eat as much (a little less than) your satiety, give it to your children without much worrying and weight loss may not be guaranteed but health is.
But Lead is not the only Heavy metal we should be concerned about. It is also more than needed Iron, Magnesium based syrups for Indigestion but most important ingredient causing serious damage to digestive; as well as nervous system is Aluminum. Also in some parts Arsenic compounds are a concern.
A lady of 32 years who works in a factory and deals with soldering (Involves lead) came to me complaining of irregular periods. After detailed history lead poisoning turned out to be the real cause, she had a black patch on the left side of her nose which was spreading and blue lines on her gums. Along with constitutional therapy Lead was phased out with Plumbum Met a medicine prepared out of Lead. Since 2 years she is cleared of her problems, including her hormonal issues.
Now even taking Vitamin pills for very long period of time just thinking they benefit you is also poisoning the system ,shells or fillers present in the tablets get accumulated in one’s Joints causing damage and Inflammation. Except for those who are recovering from long term illness chemical Vitamin supplements are unnecessary. Supplements even for pregnant women should be natural.
One very important reason of poisoning is actual attempts to end one’s life: suicide attempts. People who consume corroding substances like phenyls and Acids may die but milder preparations like house hold pesticides may not take their life but leave their systems scared for rest of their lives. Although Homoeopathy has no role to play during Acute poisonings when the system is ailing due to residual symptoms Homoeopathy can help to get rid of those effects.
A lady aged 34years came to me or some constant knee joint pain. I tried usual course of medicines with little benefit. On further inquiry discovered two attempts on her life with House hold pesticides (rat kills). In her being, each system was penetrated and she had black as well as white patches on skin, all cleared over a period of 6 months of time along with rectifying digestive system which was corroded due the poison. Even her hairs nails became smooth from brittle; now since 4 years she is steered clear of most of her residual troubles. Not to mention her hormonal Imbalance also taken care of with Constitutional treatment and her confidence in self-restored, alongside suicidal tendency got removed.
In toddlers severe constipation is reported more often than one can notice. They try hard at removing the dry crumbling stools with great agony. Aluminum in so many forms penetrates in our systems through cans, foils, wraps; through baby foods which are contained in aluminum tins. Cases have been treated with phasing out the imperceptible poisons from system with Homoeopathic drugs.Usually Alumina a potentized form of Aluminum compound works wonders.
Poisons could be due to Bee stings or wasps bite or even other poisonous insects and Animals. This is also managed with Homoeopathy, but big topic in itself. So, explore the huge potential of Homoeopathy to help yourself no matter how enormous the task seems to be. Unless you try solution will not surface is it not.
Wish you a Happy noodles free weekend, take care.

Nature Calling

My bit to mark world environment day

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487749_458464190893989_87225494_nNow Information is bombarded about Natural living with products and therapies.On  looking closely we realize that they may not be sincere enough and at times it may seem being close to nature will be a costly affair; which is not. It’s a way of life which could be achieved over a period of time and People hailing from rural area will already living that way without much fanfare.

To me nature’s ways are very simple and stripped of extravagance. It is wholesome and fulfilling; ‘no time;excuse’ is no good. It’s a conscious choice and sticking to it persistently, yet simple does not necessarily mean convenient and that’s the trick.

Let me explain, preparing Noodles is very convenient than preparing Idli or traditional breakfasts is it not. Taking shampoo hair wash is very convenient to using traditional Soap nut powder. Do you have the conviction to…

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