Acid Reflux-occurs when stomach acid leaks back up into the oesophagus. Heartburn, which is a burning sensation that rises from the stomach or lower chest up towards the throat, with an unpleasant sour taste.
Causes– irregular eating, excessive spices, certain medicines, obesity
Preventive care- Drink tender coconut once a day Have ginger water after food at night. A fennel seed (saunf) after meals is very effective to reduce the problem.
Mouth ulcers are painful, clearly defined, round or oval sores that form in the mouth.
When these are recurrent they can be due to various causes like anxiety, stress, indigestion, chewing sharp or hard foods. Foods like chocolate, coffee, peanuts, almonds, strawberries, cheese, tomatoes and wheat flour can aggravate the ulcers Smoking can cause increased mouth ulcers. Vitamin B12 or Iron deficiency or disease of the intestines like intestinal ulcers, crohn’s disease. Frequent use of some medicines like painkillers etc, can also aggravate this.
Preventive Care- Have yoghurt twice a day, chamomile tea, carrot juice or wheat grass juice. Have green leafy vegetables, fruits and salads. Avoid-drinks containing artificial sugar, spicy or oily food, or beverages like coffee.
Dyspepsia refers to indigestion in the stomach. An upper abdomen discomfort with fullness, burning, bloating, belching nausea, retching, or vomiting. Heartburn may be present
It is aggravated by the modern lifestyles of eating out frequently, irregular sleep patterns, stress, and skipping meals. Over eating or eating too quickly or high fat foods Stress, alcohol or coffee. Also by excessive drinking, some medications or drugs, and infections.
Preventive care-Drink water frequently, and if a meal is late, then drink enough water to neutralize the acid in the stomach.
Avoid coffee, tea and aerated drinks, and have fresh juice, tender coconut water or buttermilk ….or even plain water. Avoid eating fried food with alcohol intake, this aggravates the problem.
Burping and bloating of abdomen
Burping with bloating of abdomen is very common
Causes-when food is not digested properly, and food ferments in the digestive tract. Avoid fermented food like Bread, and starch like Potatoes Cabbages, Bakery products also to be avoided. Eat on time Have a good fluid intake, have pudina (see below)
In some people, the small intestine fails to produce enough lactase, which is essential for the digestion of lactose or milk; this result in a condition called lactose intolerance. In children there is generally vomiting after milk, or bloating, abdominal pain, Flatulence and diarrhea is seen. These are worsened by the intake of milk, and any dairy products like curd, butter, ghee, cheese etc. and regurgitations which look like curdled milk. There may also be recurrent coughs or respiratory allergic conditions with the lactose intolerance.
Homeopathy has very effective treatment for these digestive disorders. Recurrent digestive disorders are effectively cured with Homeopathy. It has the added advantage of the medicines being mild on the stomach, and not increasing the acidity or having any other side effects.
Joint pain & its management
For vibrant health and energy
It’s all about good immunity…the simple way
In this time of rampant flu and Chickungunya, dengue and viral infection, the one thing we can do apart from maintaining good hygiene, is to allow the natural immunity of the body to take over and do its job of taking care of the body. One of the main hindrances to this is the constant anxiety, and the fear of what we or our loved ones may catch or suffer with. While taking good care and being cautious is the need of the hour, it is the constant anxiety, or being on the edge which makes one more susceptible to falling ill. Actively relax, have good nutritious food, and good relaxing sleep. Keep yourself positive and energetic…Focus on good health with these below, and enjoy vibrant healthy and energy.
Cumin or Jeera: Cools the system, good for acidity, indigestion and heartburn…Soak a pinch of jeera in ½ ltr of water and drink this between breakfast and lunch
Buttermilk: Have twice a day with jeera, curry leaves and asofoetida prevents acidity, mouth ulcers… Substitute for coffee and tea
Cardamom: Soothes the mucous membrane, good for digestion, and effective against mouth ulcers. Drink milk with cardamom powder daily.
Pudina/ mint leaves: Boil in water and drink a decoction after food relieves bloating and stomach pain due to gas.
Homoeopathic treatment relieves pain in the joints and helps carry on one’s normal routine.
Avoid exposure to cold or a damp climate
Hot fomentation can help bring down the pain
Oil massage reduce the stiffness of the joints
Spinach, flaxseeds and food rich in omega3 fatty acid can reduce inflammation
Regular mild exercise is necessary to prevent the stiffness
Application of homeopathic medicines like ruta and arnica relieve the pains.
Also called as Arthritis is a common condition in old age. It can affect people of various ages esp. in monsoons. The pain is caused by inflammation of joints, due to various causes. Joint pains can become chronic and may affect the daily routines of people. It can also be a symptom of an underlying disease. Sometimes joint pain can be acute along with the fever and body ache, and tiredness. Joint pains can be seen in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, diabetes mellitus etc. Early intervention with homoeopathic medicines can prevent long term complications. In persons with hereditary tendencies homeopathy can act as a preventive.
- Pain in the joints
- Stiffness or limited movement of joints
- Swelling and Redness of the joint
- Crackling in the joints
The yogi speaks
Destress with chanting of the OMKARA
Sit in the cross legged posture and close your eyes, concentrate on your breathing. Count the inhalations and exhalations for 10 breaths. Inhale deeply and while exhaling, chant an “OM” as slowly as possible. Oooooooommmmmmmmmm……….Feel the vibration of the OMKARA throughout the chest and the throat, and feel the energy and the positivity fill you. Repeat this for 8- 10 times and then relax. Feel your surroundings and slowly relax your breath. Do this early in the morning or around sunset in the evening, to feel positive and reenergize.
It has been proved that self talk…or what we say to ourselves and the words we use; make a huge difference in how our body responds to what we are feeling…..
Say these to yourself in the morning or at bedtime everyday
“I am healthy. My immunity is good and my immune system takes care of me. I am in a healthy and happy state. I take care of my body and mind, and they take care of me. I am physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. I am full of vibrant health and energy. I am full of positive vibrant health and energy. I am full of positive vibrant health and total energy”
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