Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.
According to Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s is caused as a result of the imbalance in Vata dosha. So a vata balancing diet is advised. Herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Gingko, Vacha and Turmeric are effective. Ayurveda therapies such as Rasayana therapies, Shiro vasti, Shiro Dhara, Shiro Pichu, Abhyanga, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya are helpful.
Virechana Karma is a medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body and is recommended in cases of Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Hyper acidity, Headaches, Gynaecological disorders etc. It should be avoided in small children, the elderly and in cases where digestive fire is weak.
Treatments like Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Pizhichil improve overall well-being. Body replenishing aside, these treatments trigger weight loss, relieve stress, enhance beauty and offer tranquility. Spas provide holistic treatment using diet, massages, herbs, aromatherapy, music, and meditation to regenerate balance and heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize.
Ayurvedic treatment avoids the harmful side effects of chemotherapy and follows a natural healing process. It suggests that there need to be lifestyle and food changes to heal cancer from the root. Herbs like ashwagandha, ginger, garlic, turmeric and triphala show powerful laxitive, detoxifying and antioxidant properties that void cancer from several parts of the body.
Shad Rasas are 6 different tastes; sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Sweet, sour and salty foods are heavy, slimy, oily and laxative in nature. While bitter, pungent and astringent are light, dry and tend to cause constipation. Ayurveda suggests everyday diet that comprises of all 6 tastes in order to balance your doshas and for overall health.
In Ayurveda, a traditional holistic Indian health care system, Panchakarma Ayurvedic treatments are the best option to reduce the symptoms of neck pain and disc compression as experienced by those suffering from the malady of Cervical Spondylitis.
Ever, so often we plunge into the phrase "Art of Giving" and we are well-aware about our responsibility for giving back all that we have received. Many times we identify the word 'to give' with 'charity', although this delivers profound respite to us in many ways, but this is not all. If you own a fortune, or even if you are able to only part with a meagre amount of wealth for the needy, you are still doing great job. But one thing must be crystal clear to you every time you participate in the 'Act of giving', you must only do it 'unconditionally'. This means that you must give with a heart that does not expect in anything return.
The natural defense mechanism of the body works best when the doshas are in right balance. Particular type of Dosha alone or in combination can be dominant in every individual right from one’s birth and also one’s way of living has effect on the dosha balance influenced by the lifestyle factors which involves diet, physical work, stress etc. However, there are several sub-division of the three parent Doshas viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.