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Natural Cure for Cervical Spondylosis

Drugs prescribed to relieve pain or relax muscles in cervical spondylosis do not cure the disease.

These can become habit forming and may actually perpetuate the condition in case of excessive intake.
Certain safety measures, especially for people in sedentary occupations, are necessary to relieve and prevent spondylosis. The most important of these is exercise which improves the supply of nutrients to spinal discs, thereby delaying the process of deterioration that comes with age and eventually affects everybody. Safe exercises include walking, swimming and bicycling. The latter should be done keeping the back upright.

Other exercises found beneficial in the treatment of cervical spondylosis are joint movements like folding and unfolding of fingers, moving the wrists up and down, rotating them in both clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, folding and unfolding of the forearms and rotating the shoulder clockwise and anti-clockwise;. head and neck exercises like moving the neck up and down, moving to the sides, rotating the neck clockwise and anti­clockwise and nodding the neck from one shoulder to another; and shoulder exercises like lifting the shoulders up and down, moving the shoulder in clockwise and in anti­clockwise directions. All these exercises should be undertaken three times daily.

Those with sedentary occupations should take a break to stand up every hour. Soft-cushioned seats should be avoided and position should be changed as often as possible. Elderly persons with spondylosis should sleep on a firm mattress on their sides with knees bent at right angles to the torso. They should use thin pillows or avoid it altogether, if possible. They should take care never to bend from the waist down to lift any object, but instead should squat close to the object, bending the knees but keeping the back straight and then stand up slowly.

Thrice a day application of blended oils like 5drops each of eucalyptus, lemongrass and lavender with 10 drops frankincense in Sesame oil will help in pain management

Natural Viral Fever Treatment

Viral fever..what’s that?

In view of heavy viral fever taking toll of thousands of adults and children in India
A simple remedy will show miraculous Results.

Rx
Turmeric & dark jaggery

Preparation
Take 3 big cups of water in a vessel.
Put half to 1 tsp of turmeric(haldi)
Boil on sim for 10 mins.Till only half the water remains.
Add 1 table spoon of dark jaggery sugar
Stir well.
Pour it in a cup.
Drink it hot or warm slowly.
Atleast every 8hrs or 12 hrs.

Just within a day or 2 any viral or bacterial fever extreme sore body back aches headaches deep cough cold will be cured safely with no side effects

Desi nuskha for viral

Take about 10 ml of this mixture 6 times a day—-Take 4 tablespoons of ginger juice, 8-10 tablespoon of honey, black salt to taste and juice of 2 lemons. Keep mixture in fridge. Make more when done. Take for 2 weeks

Try them both!

Mouth & Tongue Cleansing

This includes brushing the teeth but also, and more importantly, scraping the tongue. This is an extremely important practice because we store a lot of toxins in the mouth, especially the tongue.

After oil pulling, brush teeth, gums and tongue with a soft tooth brush and a natural ayurvedic formulated toothpaste. If possible, use a toothpaste with neem in it because neem is anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial.

Then, with a tongue scraper, scrape your tongue from the back to the front eight to 10 times. Notice the thick and colored coating that comes off of the tongue which is full of toxins and, if left there, can cause unhealthy conditions. A metal tongue scraper seems to work best

Nasal Wash & Oil Sniffing

These are actually two separate practices but I include them as one because they really complement each other. Nasal washing using a neti pot, water and a little salt is becoming more popular as a wellness practice. It is one of the best ways to cleanse the nasal passage way and help clear out bacteria and viruses.

It has helped many over the years with many conditions such as nose bleeds, allergies, headaches and colds. If you are new to nasal washing, it is important to learn from a qualified expert for preparation and technique. It is fairly easy to do once you have learned to do it properly.

Himalayan salt lights your way!

 

Himalayan salt is not just an ordinary salt. It has less sodium than regular salt and is considerably full of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Himalayan salt aids you in a number of ways, ranging from promoting healthy digestion to helping you lower your blood pressure, therefore also improving your cardiovascular health. Regular salt is FAR from this powerful.

To make these lamps, large, crystalline chunks of this healthy salt are used. Believe it or not, having this pretty pink, salty illumination in your home can do an even greater amount of things for your overall health than just consuming it alone.

Himalayan salt lamps can help you with many commonly suffered conditions, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Blood disorders
  • Allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Respiratory issues

You and I, just like all human beings and living things, are bioelectric in nature. You have particles that are electrically charged and therefore, affect the way you feel or behave. A balance between positive and negative ions contributes to your health, well-being, mental health and emotions, according to Assistant Professor, G. S. Rahi at Fayetteville State University.

Himalayan salt lamps help your body to create this balance.

Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to your brain. This is incredibly beneficial to your health, because it leads to more mental energy and higher alertness. Imagine what you could do with all that energy?!

Himalayan salt lamps also protect you from germs in the air, leading to less allergies, irritations and sneezing. Of course, the lamps won’t clean for you… vacuuming still remains your job. Still, they can help you to keep your home healthy.

Best Places To Keep Your Himalayan Salt Lamps

It is also important for you think  about where you place these lamps. Don’t think only about decorating purposes, but rather, think about where their balancing effect would be the most beneficial in your life. Bedrooms are common locations, as well as living rooms and kitchens. If you are unsure or want to ensure full benefits, just decorate your entire place with them. Trust me, your body and your mind will thank you!

Liver Spots

Age spots — also called liver spots are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. They have nothing to do with the liver or liver function.

Age spots are very common in adults older than age 40. But, younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.

Although age spots can look like cancerous growths, true age spots are harmless and don’t need treatment. For cosmetic reasons, age spots can be lightened with skin-bleaching products or removed.

Age spots are caused primarily by years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. The use of commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also contribute to the development of age spots.

The pigment in the upper layer of skin (epidermis) that gives your skin its normal color is called melanin. UV light accelerates the production of melanin, creating a tan that helps protect deeper layers of skin from UV rays.

On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes “clumped” or is produced in particularly high concentrations.

Age spots typically develop in people with a fair complexion, but they can be seen in those with darker skin. Age spots:

  • Are flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation
  • Are usually tan, brown or black
  • Occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back

Protect your skin from the sun by taking the following steps:

  • Cover your skin with clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants.
  • Use sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Try to avoid the sun at midday, when sunlight is strongest.
  • Use high-quality sunscreens that have an SPF rating of at least 30. Apply sunscreen at least a half hour before you go out in the sun. Reapply it often. Use sunscreen in the winter, too.
  • A simple blend of Lavender, Orange and Tea tree oils if applied thrice daily also helps fade out the liver spots quite effectively.

WiFi is a Killer inside your homes. Beware!

 

We want to just stay connected these days. even at the cost of our health.

Our wireless devices like phones and tablets use routers to connect online. The router emits WLAN signals – electromagnetic waves that can cause a lot of damage. They practically fry up the brain cells and are known to even cause cancer.
We ignore this fact because we practically have no knowledge of it. Given time, these signals harm the body. A study conducted by a European Health Agency has proven that routers hinder the growth of people and plants. In Netherlands, a bunch of trees were exposed to WiFi signals and they practically died out in a few months.

Symptoms of WiFi Damage-

• chronic fatigue
• pain in the ears
• lack of concentration
• frequent strong headaches
• sleep issues
We can’t live without technology – that’s a fact. But we need to learn how to protect ourselves from its harmful effects. Here we have some advice on how to use the router safely or at least lower the potential damage.

How to protect children from electromagnetic waves:

• Disconnect WiFi programs before bedtime
• Turn off WiFi when it is not used
• Replace your home wireless phones with cable ones
• Avoid router in the kitchen and bedroom

If possible rely on mobile connections and not routers for data downloads. They may be more expensive but are cheaper than hospital bills.

Baby Blues and Essential Oils

Postpartum depression, and the debilitating symptoms that accompany it, can be a burden on the beginning stages of child rearing. The first few weeks and months of raising your child should be a magical experience. But the reality is, the effects of postpartum anxiety and depression are a real thing.

A quick disclaimer before we get rolling: While we are going to disclose some natural remedies so we are not offering specific treatments for these symptoms.

If you’re struggling with such unfortunate symptoms you’re certainly not alone. In fact, the statistics for postpartum depression – also known as “postnatal depression” – may come as quite the surprise
• Somewhere between 9 and 16 percent of birthing women will undergo postpartum depression (PPD).
• Among those who have gone through PPD after a previous pregnancy, some estimates show an increase to over 40 percent.

So, you can see, it’s hardly a rare occurrence for a woman to seek postpartum treatment. The reason we point this out is because many women go through a period of self-blame, thinking they are alone in dealing with their PPD symptoms.

Before getting into some natural remedy recovery methods, consider some of the symptoms that are associated with PPD:
• Anxiety, hypertension, and intrusive thoughts
• Withdrawn and irritable behavior
• Guilt, anxiety, fear, and irrational self blame
• Insomnia, uncontrollable crying, and social withdrawal.

If you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms, there’s no reason to blame yourself. Not only is PPD a common issue, there are activities and home remedies to combat the effects of it.

Effective natural remedies for postpartum depression

Now that you know the symptoms, here are some basic ideas to consider when dealing with PPD:
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These are commonly used supplements for treating various depressive symptoms.
• Exercise: Physical activity, in moderation, helps to curb physical fatigue that often accompanies anxious and depressive symptoms.
• Light therapy- where bright lights are used to combat depression
• Massage therapy: According to some research, massage therapy can deliver short-term improvements in both mood and anxiety throughout the postpartum period.

Aromatherapy for postnatal depressive symptoms

What works in most cases is a blend of
• Lavender
• Frankincense
• Orange
• Roman chamomile
• vanilla bean,
• Lavender
• Sandalwood
• Peppermint
Add about 15 drops of the above in a clean glass bottle and inhale it several times a day. Use it in carrier oil for massage and diffuse the blend around your work/living space. It will not clinically cure the blues but will surely lift the fog of depression.

Cutting down Stress and Inner ‘pollution’

Here are some simple changes to make to you daily life to reduce your stress and enhance happiness These tips have been gleaned from my daily interactions with people, so feel free to disagree or add to these

*The first step is to consciously cut down stress. This means that you will need to de-clutter your life by hoarding less, buying just what you need and distributing resources with friends and family

*Plz remember that while your wealth is yours, the resources belong to the society and must be shared by everyone. When one person over utilizes the resources he puts pressure on the economy to overproduce and over pollute. Such mindless consumerism is avoidable and sensible at the same time

*We hear about ahimsa often. Ahimsa must be utilized out of its current context of vegetarianism to make it more appealing. Vegetarianism is great since this food is easier to digest and replenish but ahimsa should be practiced in thoughts and actions too. A vegan person who is ill treating his family and constantly harbors

negative thoughts hasn’t really been true to ‘ahimsa’ you see.

*Simplify your life. Too many material possessions drain our accounts, energies and attention. They also keep us away from values. Reduce your time and goal commitments. You will feel a big load off your chest immediately.

*Use fewer words and be mindful of what you say. It should be simple and honest. Avoid gossip. Learn to switch off social media, cellphones and tv and just relish a big book.

*Give up multi-tasking. I am a compulsive multi-tasker but have realised that the quality of my work is hampered . So take it easy and lastly never compare anything or anyone to another. Be kind to every person you meet and you will automatically have a life well lived, not survived

The BIG ‘C’

I’m sure we have all known or met someone who is a cancer victim or survivor. From the time the dreaded C work is pronounced by the doctors to then moment when they give you a clean chit of health, its nothing short of a nightmare for the victim and his immediate family. Its a drain not just physically , but also mentally and emotionally.

Ayurveda has a completely different perspective on cancer, which is gentler and holistic. According to our ancients, cancer is simply the evolution of normal cells in our body , which mutate to adapt to a less than compatible environment.

Logically, to prevent mutation we need to change the environment and not the cells since more cells will continue to mutate if the environment remains incompatible to growth and harmony. Lets take an example, if your fish-tank gets infected and the fish begin to die out. Will you change the water in the tank or simply nuke the whole tank (which will surely cause every fish to die)?

Taking the same example forward, we need to follow some simple steps to prevent and gently cure cancer.

Firstly, BREATHE DEEP to optimally oxygenate every cell of your body. Deep Breathing should be a constant effort until it become a habit. Generally , cells mutate very quickly in response to low levels of oxygen and a good oxygen supply keeps this issue at bay.

Secondly, REDUCE THE ACID in your diet by creating a more alkaline environment. Mutation of cell stops in an alkaline environment and thus cancer can be prevented and even cured. Eat more vegetables, organic foods and foods which occur in their natural state.

Thirdly, AVOID STRESS. This is easier said than done but simply savoring the moment you are in, enjoying the company of people you love and regular breaks from any stressful activity will reduce the load for you.Stress is intangible but has the capacity to turn a perfectly normal person into a wet sop. It is known to take a toll on relationships, careers and even health. Try to avoid it or avoid the triggers.

Follow these nuggets of wisdom from ancient India and try to LIVE not just EXIST.

As one of our matinee superstars put it famously, “zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi”, badi(complete) and lambi(long) are both possible , if your choices are right.

The trick lies in choosing the right thing consistently over a long period of time.