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Ayurveda helps manage rheumatoid arthritis

Herbal Chikitsa Constant pain and inflamma tion in the lining of joints or lining of internal organs are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis which could be chronic or flare up intermittently. Swelling, pain, redness, stiffness and warmth in the affected region are outcome of the inflammation. The inflammation causes the cells to release enzymes in the affected bone and cartilage which may result in deformi ...

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Pause before rushing for diet, perception may not be reality

Herbal Chikitsa All of us tend to form an image of our bodies in mind. However this body image may or may not match with the how we really appear or how others look at us. Dieting or eating disorders especially among women are frequently linked to their perceptions about one’s own body. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating are some of the examples of dieting or eating disorders. The quest for instant ...

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Why Is Physical Activity Important?

There are many long-term health benefits from regular physical activity. Young and old, men and women need to be active in life irrespective of their shape, size and abilities to reap the benefit of physically active routine. This fact underscores the importance of exercise and workout regime for any individual. The more physical activity you do, the greater would be benefits to your health. The following a ...

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Yoga – rev up the power of body, mind and soul

Herbal Chikitsa Yoga, or hatha Yoga, is an ancient form of exercise and mind/body control from which we can all greatly benefit. It began in India circa 2000-1000 BCE as a form of meditation. It appears in ancient holy texts such as the Upanishads and soon developed into breathing practices and body positions designed to discipline the mind and strengthen the body and soul. The word “Yoga” means “to unite” ...

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Exercise Everyday Activities

Herbal Chikitsa We all know how important it is to be active to keep ourselves healthy and fit. For this, rather than looking for excuses not to be active we have to find ways and means to activate our bodies. Being active in small ways throughout the day can make a big difference. Short bouts of 10 minutes can be beneficial when they add up to 30 minutes on most days of the week. You can plan physical acti ...

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Homeopathy An introduction

The word ‘Homeopathy’ is derived from Greek words hómoios (like) and páthos "suffering"). It is a system of alternative medicine propounded in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like, according to which a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. Hahnemann believed that the underlying causes of disease were phenome ...

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Hair problems and their solutions

Herbal Chikitsa Human hair has many functions. It gives us the feeling of and sensation of touch, adds to the beauty of face and protects sensitive areas, such as the nose and eyes, from dust. Hair also keeps us warm during winters. Genetic factors determine colour, curl, thickness and amount of hair. There many problems associated with hair, shedding, baldness, infections, excess growth (hirsutism) and dev ...

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Fruits and vegetables

All fruits and vegetables, due to their rich nutrient and fiber content, help to combat chronic inflammation, so make sure to include adequate amounts of these foods daily. Some types of fresh produce, however, are even more potent than others. Some terrific anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables to include in your meal plan include apples, berries, broccoli, mushrooms, papaya, pineapple, and spinach. Gree ...

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Basic first aid – a succor at the time of medical emergency

Herbal Chikitsa Imagine a situation in which a person is badly in need of medical care, but no doctor is available at hand to attend to his/her medical needs instantly. Under such circumstances you need to keep the patient breathing till the arrival of the doctor. In such a situation, the basic first aid techniques come in handy. Through first aid you can not only keep a person in distress breathing but als ...

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Outlay and expenditure

Year-wise Plan Expenditure: There were combined provisions of Rs 5,034.43 crore and Rs 4,481.30 crore as Budget Estimate (BE) and Revised Estimate (RE) respectively for the 9th, 10th and 11th Plans taken together. An amount worth Rs 4,317.71 crore which amounts to 85.8 per cent of aggregate BE and 96.3 per cent of the aggregate RE has been utilised during these plans. During the Ninth Plan, BE and RE were a ...

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