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We have fully installed HICAPS in all the locations to claim the health funds on the spot.

We do offer neuroptherapy and counseling in both the Melbourne CBD and Surrey Hills locations.

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Most of the tips were very helpful during my aunt’s pregnancy. Over here, I have listed a few:

1. Feel Good

Whatever you touch, feel, eat affect your baby as it affects you. If you’re happy, your baby would be too probably. The same goes when you’re sad, hungry, angry…

Nourish your senses with fresh flower every morning and listening to Garbha Sanskar music. Also, listening to soft, country and instrumental music will make your baby happy. Though Avoid loud, disturbing music and movies at all cost.

Touch your baby bump and establish a connection with your new family member.

2. Eat Sattvic Meals

Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods with sattva quality. In Yoga and Ayurveda literature, Sattvic diet restores and maintains sattvic state of living. In Sattvic system of dietary classification, foods and drinks that have destructive influence on the mind or body are considered Tamasic, while those that neither lead to better health nor are destructive are considered Rajasic.

Keep your diet rich in everything Rajasic and avoid Tamasic whenever possible. Rajasic foods calm down mind and soul of you as well as the baby. Some of the Rajasic food are:

  • Milk
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Fresh and mostly green vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Multi grains

3. Get an oil massage with an Ayurvedic oil

As per Ayurveda in Australia, oil massage complements the health of the mother and the baby alike. The massage like all Ayurveda elements calms mind and body. In addition, appropriate oils balance “Vata Dosha”. Balancing Vata Dosha is important for the health of the mother and the baby.

4. Balancing Vata Dosha

For balancing out the nervous system and stabilise the mother as well as the baby, balancing “Vata Dosha” is important

5. The tastes

Sweet, sour, and salty are the three tastes that a pregnant can have without worries. Sweet foods like sweet potato, cooked beans, carrots in moderation. Sour foods like citrus fruits as well salty foods can be consumed by the mother, however, salty and spicy foods should be avoided.

Conclusion: Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of living a healthy lifestyle. As a mother, you should make it a part of your life.

Ayurveda is not just about herbal herbs. Ayurveda is acutaklly a Indian way of living life and goverened by what we eat, how we live, in which environment and state of our mental heal;th. Below are ways to live a life governed by Ayurvedic principles.

1. Wake up early

Ayurveda recommends everyone to wake up early in the morning before dawn. As per Ayurveda, this the purest time of a day that gives you energy to spend your rest of the day in cheerfulness. The early morning sunrays are also known to eliminate many common, health issues.

2. Honey to start your day

Honey detoxifies the body as per Ayurveda. If taken first thing in the morning, it helps to subside any bad build up that accumulated during the previous day. Make a habit of taking honey along with a pinch of salt before starting your day and live a healthy life.

Honey is a proved anti-bacterial agent.

3. Sound and adequate sleep

Sleeping sound sleep for couple of hours is important to rejuvenate and cleanse your body. Short, unsound sleep, on the other hand, disturbs the harmony of our body functioning.

Ayurveda recommends taking a warm bath before going to bed for sound sleep. In addition, essential oils like lavender and sandalwood promotes sound sleep.

4. Keep Walking

A morning walk is considered as one of the healthiest regimes under Ayurveda. Walking an hour after waking up another after dinner was the secret of the health of ancient Indian emperors.

Considered as the best form of exercise, walking provides the benefits of workout–mental, physical, and emotional health, without straining your body.

5. Daily Routine

Ayurveda recommends making a schedule of everything you are going to do during the course of a day. Stick to the plan and see the difference yourself. By bringing a healthy routine, you will not only have a better health but also a better mental and emotional state.

6. Detoxify

As per Ayurveda, our body aggregates toxins over the course. These toxins thereby cause various ailments. In order to make our body less susceptible to diseases, there toxins needs to be eliminated from our body, or, in short, our body needs detoxification.

Although those toxins can’t be nullified to zero, by eating healthy food, sticking to a healthy routine, and maintain a healthy bowel movements they can be maintained at the lowest levels in one’s body.

7. Drink Water - a lot

Drink adequate volume of water daily. Water is the best cause to level out toxins from the body and to guarantee smooth running of the digestion system.

What is stress?

Stress is a reaction of the environmental conditions that use to withdraw the liveliness and longevity from our body mind setup because our body’s adjustments to ever changing environment.

Prolonged exposure to stress affect one’s career, love, and relationship. This exposure makes oneself angry, frustrated, and depressed, resulting in various health ailments including headaches, stomach problems, insomnia, mouth ulcers and heart diseases.

Stress and Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, one’s healthy is directly related to his or her mind condition (mana). All doshas: Kapha, Pitta, and Vata are affected by mana. Any misbalance in any of the dohas has direct effect on one’s body, mind and soul, as per Ayurveda.

Ayurveda with practices like Yoga, Pranayama and meditation is well adopted in India as well as west to fight stress and anxiety in today’s lifestyle. History is evident, Ayurveda to its practitioners an ability to control of their mind. An individual in control of his mind automatically controls his body and soul. The individual doesn’t stay slave of his mind, rather he becomes the master and starts enjoying his life.

In Ayurveda considers depression or stress is connected “Ojas” , a rudimentary constituent of the body tissues. Any fluctuation in this element give rise to stress and anxiety. To even “Ojas” fluctuations as way of combating stress, Ayurveda recommends Panchkarma therapies & Rasayana Therapies

Panchkarma therapy

Panchkarma therapy is consist of three procedures: Sirodhara, Thailadahara, and Snehapanam. The therapy essentially consist of removing toxins from one’s body and improving blood circulation.

  • Sirodhara
    This procedure is executed using warm herbal medicinal oil. Kept in a container suspended right above the head, the oil through an opening makes way to the individual’s forehead. The whole procedure is highly relaxing and soother the individual’s mind.
  • Thailadahara
    This procedure help the individual to strengthen the control of his mind, in addition to subsiding stress. The whole body is massages using the essential oil in Ayurveda: sesame oil, essential herbs and cow’s milk. This massage helps the body to get rid of toxins.
  • Snehapanam
    In this procedure, the individual has to conduct the intake of ghee or butter along with a mixture of basic Ayurveda herbs: asparagus, gooseberry, sandalwood, and amla.
  • Rasayana Therapies
    Once the body is using cleansed using Panchkarma therapy, Rasayana Therapy is performed to nourish it. This therapy is mainly about dietary practices.
  • Oral Procedure
    A course of stress and mind management herbs are prescribed to the individual.
  • Dietary Procedure
    A strict diet based on the principles of Ayurveda is followed. This diet is generally consist of rich carbs and protein diet. The intake of fat and oils are reduced. Intake of tobacco, sweets, salt and alcohol is restricted.

In Ayurveda, the quality, type, and frequency of one’s food are primarily responsible for his health. The food affects an individual physically, mentally, and spiritually. Ancient Ayurveda has a well-organised account of various food’s benefits and harms. In this account, foods are bifurcated characteristically. The characterisation clearly indicates which foods are beneficial or harmful for a particular body type, ailment, lifestyle, and behaviour. As such, a good food is generally easy to digest and high on nutrients. Keeping that rich Ayuvedic knowledge in mind, I have curated a list of the 5 most important things prescribed by Ayurveda to keep our digestive system in order.

Mixing food types: When it comes to mixing different food types, Ayurveda is very permissive. However, there are few combinations, which Ayurveda discommends:

  • Avoid eating dairy products including yoghurt with citrus fruits like lemon or orange.
  • Melons should be eaten alone
  • Don’t mix fruits for maximum nutrition
  • A combination of cooked and raw foods should be avoided
  • Don’t mix milk protein with animal proteins: A meat ball after a glass of milk is seriously a bad choice
  • Ayurveda advises against taking milk with sour fruits, yogurt, sour cream, cheese, and fish.

Eat the largest meal at lunchtime

As per Ayurveda, a human body’sdigestion peak during middays. This time our digestive system secretes the highest concentration of “digestive juices”. On the other hand,in the evening, as the body is getting ready for the sleep, the digestive system tends to become softer. A meal at dinner will only make you feel heavy and bloated in the morning and sleeplessness.

Don’t overeat

No doubt, overeating should be avoided. Eating more food than our stomach can accommodate give rises to less room for digestion and more for digestive acids,increasing the chances of anacid reflux, indigestion,Gastrointestinal Disorders, discomfort, and bloating. Ayurveda endorsesto leave one-third to one-quarter of stomach space to give the room and inhibit less acid secretion.

Meal Environment

Ayurveda doesn’t just stick to the type of taken foodfor a healthy digestion, but also the environment where it is taken. As per Ayurveda, a meal should be a taken at a fixed interval in a relaxed and quiet environment. Eating a food while on the move like in a car or while watching T.V. is considered unhealthy. Further, a rich, satisfying meal cuts on snacking.

Sweet “Lassi” or lemon juice after a meal

Make a habit of drinking mildly sweet lassi after a meal. This improves digestion.If you have a inactive digestion, eatginger with lemon juice and a some salt on it before a full meal. For overactive digestion, eat pomegranate chutney.

The word “Ayu” means life and “veda” means knowledge, which is practiced more than 5000 years in India. The prime goal of Ayurveda is to restore the health of a healthy individual and treat the diseased to regain the health. Ayurvedic medicine is designed to promote healthy and happy human life. The simple principles of Ayurveda can be applicable universally and it is an eternal science. Ayurveda mainly speaks each and every element and facet of human life. Ayurveda or Astanga Ayurveda with their eight specialties of Internal medicine or General Medicine, Paediatrics and Gynaecology, Otolaryngology (Ear, nose and Throat), Forensic, psychiatry, geriatrics, Science of Aphrodisiacs and Surgery. Most of the explanations and philosophies are of the principles that are based the theory of five elements (Panchamahabutas: Earth, water, fire, Air and Ether), the three dhosha (Humors) (vata, pitta and kapha), the seven tissues (sapta Dhatau), three mala (excretory products: Urine, faces and Sweat).

Most of the teachings in Ayurveda explain the power of self healing. By restoring and balancing all the energies in the body, the process of physical deterioration and disease can be drastically minimised. This principle is basic core part of Ayurvedic Treatments.

At Jeeva Health, you can experience Ayurveda at its purity by qualified and experienced Ayurvedic doctors. We dedicate to promote longitivity and to maintain all aspects healthy human life.

Human and Ayurvedic five elements

According to Ayurveda the both the living and non living creations in this cosmos are derived from the five basic elements, called “Panchamahabutas”. Each and every cell (Basic functional unit of Human body) possessed with the all the properties of five elements. The only difference between the living and non living creatures is the consciousness, mobility or life spark or spirit or soul.

The five basic elements that constitute the human body are earth, water, fire, air and ether. All these five elements manifest in the form of three basic humors, which are called as “Three- Dosha” or Subtle energies.

Three Humors or Three Subtle energies

The three humors in the human body are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These all three humors manifest in the body by maintaining and controlling the chemical, hormonal and electrical functions of the human body. All these elements are not prevalent by naked eye, but the manifestation can be conceived by the functions and other physical and physiological functions. In simple, the mobility is due to Vata, the vision is due to Pitta, and the rigidity or stability of the body due to Kapha.

In this fast developing modern scientific era, still we don’t have few answers or treatments for few medical conditions; where as through the balances and imbalances of these humors or the manifestations of the three doshas can be a simple basic answer for many uncertain in this modern medical era. Which is been the eternal science, widely practicing in Indian subcontinent since 5000 years.

Seven Tissues (Dhatus)

All the three humors manifest in the human body in three levels physical, mental and physiological levels. The physical part of the manifestation in seven tissues, which are also called as “Sapta Dhatu”, they are Rasa (Plasma/ lymph), Rakta (blood), Mamsa ( Muscle), Medas (Fat), Asti (Bone), Majja (Bone marrow), Sukra (Sperm/ Ovum/ total body energy).  All these tissues constitute the physical body.

Mala (Excretory Products)

According to Ayurveda there are three different types are “malas”.  The word mala means, the material which contaminates the body. In comparison, they are the bi products of all the metabolic functions in the body, which needs to eliminate from the body. The eliminated waste products are Sweat, Urine and faeces.

According to Ayurvedic science, the human body is depending on all three basic constituents of Dosha (Three humors), Dhatu (Seven tissues) and Mala (three excretory products as like a big tree that is surviving solely on the root.

Ayurvedic Body constitution (Deha Prakriti)

This is also denoted as primary constitution, which is influenced by the doshic factors of male sperm (Sukra) and female arthava (Seed) at the time of conception. Not just above, the place, time, and environmental factors will also have an influence on the human constitution. The bodily combinations are classified based on their strength as poor or weak, medium or moderate and best or strong. The best probability would be the “samadhathu” Prakriti, which is ideal with blend and proportions of all the three bio humors. The proposition of two bio humors is considered as worst constitution.

What happens during the Ayurvedic consultation?

The personal Ayurvedic consultation involves analysis of an individual “Prakruti ” (Body constitution) based on physical and psychological aspects of an individual, which is determined on the basis of three Doshas and their status.

According to Ayurveda, evaluating the root cause is important in diagnosis and treatment, therefore consultation involves detailed history taking about your health problems, lifestyle and food habits, followed by examination of a patient with the help of Ayurvedic diagnostic methods to evaluate the prime causative factors.

Ayurvedic examination methods mainly include physical examination and psychological assessment, with the help of Nadi (pulse) diagnosis, constitution analysis and eight fold examinations etc. Based on the diagnosis you will be treated with time tested and purified Ayurvedic herbal drugs and necessary Panchakarma therapies followed by some dietary and lifestyle suggestions.

Dr Kumar CRS is an qualified Ayurvedic doctor from India and achieved AYURMEDHA award from Dabur Ayurveda Pharmacy for the outstanding performance at the University level, University also rewards with Gold Medal. He also completed in Masters in Public health and Health Promotion in Australia. He is a principle Ayurvedic Practitioner and Director of Jeeva health pty Ltd based in Melbourne and Canberra.

The information provided in the above article for education purpose only, if symptoms persists please do not hesitate to contact our clinics at 03 99399474 or email us at info@jeevahealth.com.au or contact your local health practitioner for help.

Navar Khizi (Shashtika Pinda Swedam)

Are you stressed? Feeling lethargic? Chronic Fatigue? Do you want have a day with no pain? – Then perfect treatment is Navar Khizi, an Ayurvedic Treatment at Jeeva health.

Jeeva Health is Melbourne based Ayurvedic treatment centre that offers authentic Ayurvedic treatments for wide range of ailments.  Ayurvedic doctors in our clinic are qualified in Ayurvedic Medicine and Registered in Australia with Australasian Association of Ayurveda.

Clinic has both male and female doctors, who can speak in your own language and see things, the way you see it, rather simply treating you symptoms.

What is Navar Khizi ? Ayurvedic Treatment

It is an Ayurvedic treatment that usually goes for 60 to 90 minutes in different (seven) positions.

Initially massage done with suitable Ayurvedic oils followed by an application of warm boluses that are prepared with Navara Rice cooked with Bala moola Kashyam (Herbal decoction) and milk will be gently applied simultaneously by one or two practitioners.

At the end of the procedure, the paste that is made to prepare the boluses will be applied as a coat on the skin. Then the entire application will removed gently and wiped with dry towel.

Once again the warm oil application is done and allowed to take rest before shower or bath.

This Ayurvedic procedure is mainly indicated in muscular weakness, emaciation and general debility, rheumatic complaints, hemiplegia, children with muscular weakness, atrophy and wasting of muscles and neurological disorders.

It should not be done while having infection, fever, swelling, burns or wounds and Ama (lack of proper metabolism or sluggish metabolism.

Maintains healthy skin tone and strengthen the muscles

Ayurveda believes, as skin in the largest organ of the human body, most of the nourishment can be done through it. This treatment in particular improves the muscle tone and keeps the skin glowing and nourished.

Improves circulation and reduce weight

Due to innate methods of preparation of herbs and milk and specific ways of doing will increase the circulation in the body and helps to shred the unwanted fat that is located in certain body parts of the body. It may also help in reducing the cholesterol by inducing sweat.

Pain and Inflammation

Specifically this treatment in Ayurveda is indicated for the pain and stiffness, due to its warm nourishing nature, the pain and degeneration can be addressed and can be able to give good relief for the pain and stiffness by improving circulation locally and systemically.

At Jeeva Health Melbourne, we believe the concept of prevention in early stages is better than waiting till the symptoms worsen and difficult to control.

In normal menstruation, the endometrial tissue (the inner layer of the uterus) is going to shed once in 28 to 30 day as a cyclic manner. Whereas, in Endometriosis the endometrial tissue will also found in other than the uterus, such as fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterine ligaments, urinary bladder, pelvis and rarely on intestinal lining.

All the extra uterine endometrial tissue will also respond to regular hormonal changes and try to shed cyclically, similarly like the regular endometrial tissue in the uterus. Often leads to the formation of cysts, adhesions, inflammation and scar tissue.

Rarely or in some critical cases, it may even blocks the fallopian tubes and cause the infertility and severe inflammatory symptoms, such as pain, intermittent bleeding, spotting etc.

What is Ayurvedic Medicine View?

According to Ayurveda, this condition is due to disturbed or altered Vata dosha. Mainly “ Apana vayu vikara”. Apana vata is a subtype of Vata dosha which is responsible for the downward elimination of urine, faces, flatus, child birth and menstruation blood.

Ayurvedic Pathophysilogy

Apana vata Obstruction causes retrograde menstruation and leads to the accumulation or movement of endometrial tissue to settle in the extra uterine surfaces like fallopian tubes and pelvic cavity. Often associated with severe pain and scanty menstruation are due to aggravated vata, bleeding and burning sensation due to associated pitta dosha and heaviness, lethargy and slimy mucus bleeding is due to associated aggravated Kapha dosha.

Ayurvedic Aetiology

Both physical and mental factors are responsible for the Vata aggravation, mental stress is one among the major responsible factors for the Apana Vata Vikara.

The factors such as consuming too much cold, dry, rough, uncotus, pungent, astringent and bitter substances, excess consumption of raw foods, excessive travelling, substance abuse, excess physical activity, travelling and suppression of 13 different Vegas (Involuntary functions such as hunger, tears, urination, sneezing, farting etc. are factors causing aggravation of Vata in the body.

However, it is very important to avoid the mental stress and over physical activity during the time of menstruation. Mental stress, over work, emotional stress, fear, grief and anger are the prime reasons for the stimulation Apana vata.

Ayurvedic Treatment

The first line of treatment is (Nidana Parimarjanam), removal of the root cause. In the treatment of Endometriosis the root causes are Vata aggravating factors, one should identify the factors that are causing Vata aggravation and eliminate them accordingly. If not, at least able to manage them effectively to be able to free from all the symptoms.

Secondly, reduce the stress levels by doing medication and gentle yoga. Techniques like Tai Chi, QiGong and other techniques of meditation are highly beneficial in managing stress levels.  The best way of reducing the mental stress or physical stress is by taking REST.

Finally, proper elimination procedures such as Pancha karma procedures include Vrechana Karma and vasti Karma need to undertaken to evacuate AMA and dosha aggravation.

Virechana karma means medicated purgation for the elimination of AMA and pitta accumulated in the middle part of the body.

Vasti means medicated enema to pacify the Vata in the lower part of the body.

All the above procedures are strictly accompanied by individualised diet and lifestyle recommendations. Each procedure starts with internal Oleation and external Oleation to move the toxins from the distal branches to core part of the body for the proper elimination.

Appropriate rejuvenation follows the main procedure according to the condition and constitution of an individual will be selected by the qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Which will ensure the balanced digestive fire, with balanced vata to move in the downwards direction.

As already mentioned earlier it is better to avoid the physical activity during the menstruation, taking regular Ayurvedic Abhyangam (Ayurvedic Massage) with suitable oils, regularity in the day to day regimen and taking Specific Ayurvedic formulations to reduce the pain, inflammation, reduce the scar tissue formation and ensure proper menstruation

If you have any doubts about your health or for complete health assessment please contact Dr Kumar on 03 99399474 / 0402282745 or info@jeevahealth.com.au.

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Introduction

Almost more than 5000 years history in the practice of medicine, since then a wide range of medical systems in the world, mainly in India, China, Greek and Egypt are practicing traditional medicine.  Ancient traditional medicine derived from Atharvana Veda period (1500 BC), updated through Buddhist centuries, Ayurvedic Medicine flourished as a fist kind of reason based, statistical approach to disease when Charaka scripted Charaka Samhita during the first century. Since then the concepts of Ayurveda have become universal and eternal.  The process of modern research on Ayurvedic Herbs stared during the 21st century by Sir RN Chopra with taxonomical based pharmaceutical research (Patwardhan et al 2009).

Ayurvedic medicine in India and its subcontinents

As a fact, India have got more than half a million registered Ayurveda and other natural health modalities,  most of them widely practice Ayurvedic medicine, which provides the back bone of a preventive health care system in India. Moreover, the practice ayurvedic medicine has significant impact in reducing the overall health care burden on government. Currently, more than 20,000 graduates are coming out each year from Ayurvedic medical colleges around India to meet the increased demand (Valiathan & Urmila 2010).

Recently Indian government made Ayurveda as a main stream in the health care system, which is a drastic change for the system and people looking for alternative methods for their healthcare. In Ayurveda, most popular Panchkarma is being widely practiced in most of the ayurvedic hospitals and Ayurvedic institutions around India, is often flooded with patients, and regularly reporting the waiting list for the patients is being increasing with a patient list from India and other foreign countries.  (Valianthan & Urmila 2010)

In Australia, according to news report that was published on March 2014 on ABC, indicated there is a huge increase in the popularity and practice of Ayurveda in The West. During the ABC survey a client from London mentioned that “There are no side effects and it’s very good, very good for your body. Best thing to use Ayurveda treatment than English medicine. Look – now I am fit and getting day by day younger,” she laughs. (ABC NEWS 2014)

Ayurvedic Education system in India

Ayurveda is being taught at the university level, at present there are 240 -320 colleges that offer university level education BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) in India. Central Council of Indian medicine (CCIM) governs the entire programs conducted at university level about their quality, clinical skills and outcome. (Patwardhan. K, et al 2011)

CCIM controls the entire curriculum and implementation of Ayurvedic education across all levels in India, which has its own central governing body headed by an independent central minister. The department undertakes the responsibility of governing 340 colleges 2420 hospitals with a capacity of 42271 beds, 15017 public dispensaries, 429246 ayurvedic registered medical practitioners, more than 320 educational organisations, and 7699 Ayurvedic pharmacies ensure the promotions of Ayurveda into direct health care service in the country. Indian Pharmacopeia is an official document which contains the information of 540 monographs of Ayurvedic single herbs and 152 monographs of classical / composite ayurvedic formulations (Mukharjee PK et al 2012)
Way of Ayurvedic Education in Australia

Currently, Ayurvedic education in Australia is still in VET level. The courses that are available in Australia across the VET sector are only Certificate IV in life style education in Ayurveda and Advanced diploma in Ayurveda. Usually take 1.5 to 2 years for certificate IV and 2 to 3 years for advanced diploma to complete (Training.gov.au).

In order to complete the BAMS degree in India takes almost 5.5 to 6 years to complete with compulsory rotatory internship both in Ayurvedic and modern hospitals across all branches of Ayurveda and biomedical science subjects. (Patwardhan K et al 2011).

Conclusion

Education for Ayurveda in Australia is facing a lot of challenges. Those are not just limited to course development, unit design include core and elective units. Moreover, there is a significant setback in the clinical ability to diagnose and treat for the students who comes out of their course, as in Australia most of the natural health courses not integrated with western medical systems.

A simple scenario, in order to learn usually ayurvedic diagnostic skills takes more than two to three years with face to face education system. In the current situation the unit code HLTAYV007 Diagnose conditions within an Ayurvedic framework takes less than six months to complete.

Means student completed this unit can able to diagnose the wide range of conditions that are explained in Ayurveda within 6 months. The question is whether the student got the enough skills to diagnose the condition? With this kind of inadequate skills training in the hands there is a possibility that they can do harm to the community than good. Moreover, Ayurveda gets the liability for the inadequate training for the adverse reactions.

Finally, it is our responsibility to ensure the quality ayurvedic practitioners with a quality education, so that the health outcome of the customer or patient who ever seeks for ayurvedic help can be secure and safe in Australia. We need to compare with place of Chinese medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, osteopathy and naturopathy in Australia. Ayurveda is much older than most of the systems of practice in today’s modern world, with proven effectiveness and a strong evidence base.

As mentioned earlier, not just Indians, people from all over the world looking for Ayurveda for some chronic diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, paraplegia, fistula in anoand other autoimmune disease, where the conventional system is of no use, Ayurveda has proven to be effective.

As a traditional medical system, WHO (world Health organisation) established a benchmarks for the training in Ayurveda as a global standard, which we need to follow to ensure the quality Ayurveda can be practiced and taught in Australia.

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At Jeeva Health Ayurveda Clinic in Melbourne, we believe in the concept of keeping healthy is highly important than treating disease, which is also a prime goal of Ayurvedic Medicine.

In the constipation, the affected channels include large intestine or “Purishvaha srotas”. Predominant Vata dosha (Apana vata vikaram) in the large intestine causes the disruption of the regular function of the muscular layer of the intestine and cause constipation “Malabhdhata”.

The main cause of constipation involves physical and mental factors. Physical factors mainly constitutes dietary. Eating food, which is GURU (difficult to digest), example red meat, cheese etc. eating  fast foods or junk food, irregular eating habits, eating foods with less fibre or less roughage, excess intake of coffee or tea, sleeping late at night. All these physical level factors aggravate VATA in the large intestine and cause constipation. Moreover, it is quite often, we see mental factors such as chronic depression, insomnia, stress, grief and fear are mainly responsible for the disruption of day to day digestive process and leads to constipation.

Other factors such as medicines, old age or other chronic diseases and long term consumption of medicines, laxatives or drugs may also cause constipation.

Ayurvedic Treatment

As it all depends on whether it is acute or chronic type.

It requires a diet and lifestyle recommendations, which mainly includes Vata reducing diet.

In acute constipation, it is better to get Anuvasana Vasti or Oil enema followed by decoction (Asthapana) enema. For better progress it is important to make necessary diet changes and take Ayurvedic herbal treatment which suits to the constitution.

In chronic type of constipation, it is better to start with proper Panchakarma regimen, which includes internal Oleation and external Oleation (Abhyangam = Ayurvedic whole body massage) with viechana and vasti karma. Taking fruits such as pomegranate, prunes, pear and fully ripened banana will be highly beneficial in promoting the softness and reduce the dryness.

You may ask your personal query to Dr Kumar via Email drkumar@jeevahealth.com.au or by phone 040 282 745 / 03 99399474 or 02 6156 0618 regarding any of your health problems. You will be offered authentic Ayurvedic information and an opinion, as to what best can be done pertaining to your ailment.

Ayurveda, naturopathy, yoga and meditation related appointments in Melbourne / Canberra Ayurveda Clinics, please ring 03 99399474.

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