Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is a universal digestive disorder spanning through people of all ages. Chronic constipation may also cause excessive straining to have a bowel movement and other signs and symptoms. Naturopathy treatment for constipation involves a host of natural home remedies. It starts with determining the causes and suggesting all natural remedial treatment. Constipation may be considered chronic if you've experienced two or more of the below symptoms for the last three months. The most effective Yoga to enhance digestion and help relieve constipation and inflammation is chakrasana, cobra pose, triangle pose etc. Nothing beats the health benefits of yoga. The benefits of 30 minutes of regular walk is unprecedented
Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation include:
● Passing fewer than three stools a week
● Having lumpy or hard stools
● Straining to have bowel movements
● Feeling as though there's a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements
The following can help you avoid developing chronic constipation.
● Include plenty of high-fibre foods in your diet, including beans, vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals and bran.
● Eat fewer foods with low amounts of fibre such as processed foods, and dairy and meat products.
● Drink plenty of fluids.
● Stay as active as possible and try to get regular exercise.
● Try to manage stress.
● Don't ignore the urge to pass stool.
● Try to create a regular schedule for bowel movements, especially after a meal.
● Make sure children who begin to eat solid foods get plenty of fibre in their diets.
● The most effective Yoga to enhance digestion and help relieve constipation and inflammation is chakrasana, cobra pose, triangle pose etc. Nothing beats the health benefits of yoga. The benefits of 30 minutes of regular walk is unprecedented.
At Nirvana we recommends a high fibre diet, at least 25 grams of fibre for women and 35gm for men. Add prune, raspberries, pears, apples, lentils, beans and almonds to daily meal. High fibre diet helps restore the balance in the gut and heals chronic constipation.
We also use hydrotherapy, mud therapy, massages, fruit juices and various other methods for more relief.
Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic). It is mainly caused due to digestion problems. If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss of blood and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. Digestive complaints such as bloating, heaviness after a meal, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, pain and reflux are all symptoms of insufficient digestive processes, decreased liver function and inadequate digestive enzymes to properly digest the foods you consume. When we ingest foods we produce enzymes in the mouth and stomach which break down the foods and help us to absorb nutrients. If we do not have enough enzymes to break foods down then it sits in the stomach and ferments which then produces gas and fermentation and causes the stomach to experience discomfort.
Gastritis can be diagnosed by observing breath, blood, stool, immunological and biopsy tests such as endoscopy or radiologic studies demonstrate mucosal changes.
Gastritis vary among individuals, and many present with no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:
● Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
● Abdominal bloating
● Abdominal pain
● Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
● Loss of appetite
● Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
● Black, tarry stools
When these problems come we generally take pills to cure. But, after some days we again face the same problem. So, we have to cure these diseases from the root. For this pills or drugs are not so important. Only Naturopathy treatment can cure this problem from its root.
At Nirvana we help you change your lifestyle, eating habit, diet, thinking and other physical activities and also encourage you to take a step towards natural way of living.
We at Nirvana believe in Natural Remedies for treating Gastritis which along with naturopathy treatment also includes a special diet.
Gastritis can be completely cured if the patient changes their diet chart. The Patient should not take any junk or toxic food. We suggest natural food to cure gastritis. The patient should take more fruits, vegetables and juices. Strawberry and yoghurt also can cure the problem of gastritis. Besides this, individual has to take pure water.
● Herbs which may be of assistance to soothe and help dowse the fire of this inflammatory condition are Chamomile, Green Tea,
● B Vitamins (specifically B12) may help to heal the mucosa
● Aloe Vera juice – taken regularly may help to reduce inflammation
● Vitamin C helps to prevent and treat gastritis (due to its ability to suppress Helicobacter pylori)
● Zinc is an important mineral for healing and is a common nutrient deficiency
● Sweet fruits such as papaya, banana, mango, peaches, pears, apples, melons, berries and kiwi fruits. Combine these with some yoghurt or add them in a smoothie with some coconut milk to boost protein and carbohydrate content. Blended foods such as smoothies are a great way to ensure good health and nutrition when the digestion is compromised as the food is partially broken down already and therefore easier on the digestion to assimilate
Colon therapy is essential to cure gastritis as well as extra mucus. In this therapy unwanted mucus and debris are washed away. You feel your body becomes light and fit and also free from toxicity.
It has a very important part to cure many problems of the body. Gastritis is caused mainly from gas. When a person suffers from this he feels his body becomes heavy and uneasy. He cannot eat properly though he is hungry. Regular exercises like walking or yoga is very helpful in this condition. It removes gas from the body.
In the naturopathy centres the patient suffering from gastritis can absolutely be cured under the guidance of the experts.
Hyper acidity is a condition which arises in the stomach purely as a result of habitual eating of excessive quantities of refined, fried, starchy, sour, spicy and sugary food.
Acidity is caused by excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach. Acidity issues arise when there is excess production of this acid due to triggers such as acidic foods, alcohol, dehydration and stress.
When acidity occurs, the excess acid moves up from your stomach to your oesophagus.
Other uncomfortable symptoms may include sour taste in the mouth, heaviness and
burning sensation in the stomach or throat.
● Hectic lifestyle, stress, unhealthy or irregular meals, none of which is good for your digestion may cause acidity.
● No one wants to live a life that is bland. Still, consuming fatty or spicy foods may increase risk of acidity.
● Drinking too much alcohol could also be the culprit behind acidity.
At Nirvana we encourage regular brisk walk or yogic exercises as well as treatments like mudpack, abdomen pack, hot and cold hip bath is recommended at Nirvana in order to correct the function of the digestive organs.
Usually, acidity is treated with the help of antacids which contain either magnesium or calcium or aluminium containing compounds. Naturopathic doctors are primary health care practitioners. They are trained to treat virtually all health concerns from acute to chronic, paediatric to geriatric and physical to psychological. Naturopathic treatments are highly individualized. Patients are involved in their treatment programs and learn to make effective, educated self-care decisions, which can prevent future health problems.
Cleansing the gastro-intestinal tract through enema followed by fasting 2-4 days and a light diet can get rid of the trouble.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
When something doesn’t feel right in your gut, it’s usually a sign that something isn’t right in your life. Gut feelings can be a message from the brain as much as from the belly.
The symptoms of IBS may include constipation, bloating, gas or diarrhoea.
One theory is that people with IBS have a colon or large intestine that is particularly sensitive and reactive to certain foods and stress. The immune system may also be involved. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For some people, however, IBS can be disabling.
IBS is generally diagnosed on the basis of a complete history that includes a careful description of symptoms and a physical examination. There is no specific test for IBS, although stool sample testing, blood tests, x rays, colonoscopy, and tissue biopsies may be performed to rule out other problems, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, which may share similar symptoms.
Common symptoms of IBS include:
● Abdominal cramping or pain
● Diarrhoea, constipation or alternating bouts of both
● Mucus in the stool
Diet and Nutrition
Diet is critical to the healthy function of the Gastro Intestinal tract and to reduce the problematic symptoms. Avoid large meals as it may cause cramping and diarrhoea. Eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help IBS symptoms. Keeping a food journal can be an effective way to do this.
● Eating at regular times. Don't skip meals, and try to eat about the same time each day to help regulate bowel function.
● Adding dietary fibre. High-fibre diets keep the colon mildly distended, which may help prevent spasms.
● Whole grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables are good sources of fibre.
● Drinking adequate amount of liquids. Water is best.
Exercise regularly. Exercise helps relieve depression and stress, stimulates normal contractions of your intestines and can help you feel better about yourself. If you've been inactive, start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you exercise. If you have other medical problems, check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. But generally, light to moderate exercise is recommended for everyone with IBS.
Mind-Body Practices and Stress Reduction
Feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry, or overwhelmed—can stimulate colon spasms in people with IBS since the colon has many nerves that connect it to the brain.
Yoga can relieve your IBS symptoms by reducing stress and teaching you how to listen to your body. A well-sequenced yoga practice will send gentle pulses of compression and stretch to sensory receptors along the digestive tract, soothing your IBS. Top 5 yoga asana to treat IBS are Parighasana (gate pose), Ardha matsyendrasana (half-seated spinal twist), Jathara parivritti (reclining abdominal twist), Salamba setu bandhasana (supported bridge pose), Ananda balasana (happy baby pose).
Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines.
Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced. This allows the digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that line the stomach, causing an ulcer.
Stomach ulcers may be easily cured, but they can become severe without proper treatment.
Stomach ulcers are almost always caused by one of the following:
● An infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
● Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen
● Dull pain in the stomach
● Weight loss
● Not wanting to eat because of pain
● Nausea or vomiting
● Feeling easily full
● Burping or acid reflux
● Heartburn (burning sensation in the chest)
● Pain that may improve when you eat, drink, or take antacids
● Anemia (symptoms can include tiredness, shortness of breath, or paler skin)
● Dark, tarry stools
● Vomit that’s bloody or looks like coffee grounds
Ulcers can be treated by making a few changes in your everyday diet. In the past, it was thought that diet could cause ulcers. We know now this isn’t true. We also know that while the foods you eat won’t cause or cure a stomach ulcer, eating a healthful diet can benefit your intestinal tract and overall health. In general, it’s a good idea to eat a diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and fiber.
That said, it’s possible that some foods play a role in eliminating H. pylori. Foods that may help fight off H. pylori or boost the body’s own healthy bacteria include:
● Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and radishes.
● Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale.
● Probiotic-rich foods, such as sauerkraut, miso, kombucha, yogurt (especially with lactobacillus and Sacharomyces).
● Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
Dysentery is an infection of the intestines that causes diarrhoea containing blood or mucus.
A bacterial infection in the large intestine, bacillary dysentery is spread by unhygienic sanitary conditions. Bacillary dysentery is sudden in onset, with diarrhea, lower abdominal cramps and a feeling of need to pass stool but unable to do so. There may be blood or mucus in stool, loss of appetite and tiredness. If unchecked, the patient progressively becomes weaker and dehydrated.
Other symptoms of dysentery can include:
● Painful stomach cramps
● Nausea or vomiting
● A fever of 38° C (100.4F) or above
Dysentery is highly infectious and can be passed on if you don't take the right precautions, such as properly and regularly washing your hands.
The patient should take raw diet comprising fruits, vegetables, sprouts, juice and soups, besides buttermilk. The system should be thoroughly cleansed along with prolonged fasting depending on the severity of the symptoms as explained in the chart. Amoeba (parasite) is to be eliminated through treatments like cold hip bath, mud pack, abdomen pack, enema followed by vigorous exercises to be continued life long after the cure is achieved.
Our naturopaths at Nirvana also provide you with a special diet for your recovery and relief, which includes:
● Boiled rice
● Toast with honey
● Plain Biscuits
● Boiled vegetables
● Clear soup
● Plain salad
● Yoghurt and cheese
● Fruit juices
Yoga Asanas For Dysentry
Allergic rhinitis develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people. Environmental pollutants, increased stress, and a nutrient-deficient diet can make our immune, nervous and respiratory system hypersensitive, causing allergic rhinitis.
Runny nose, Itchy eyes, mouth or skin, Sneezing, Stuffy nose due to blockage or congestion, Fatigue (often reported due to poor quality sleep as a result of nasal obstruction).
We at Nirvana believe that relaxation exercises such as yoga can diminish the intensity of allergy symptoms. Neti like Jal Neti and Sutra Neti are one of the best yoga practises we perform at Nirvana to reduce allergy symptoms.
The below Yoga asanas, along with providing relief from allergic rhinitis symptoms, also build energy
● Half Moon Pose, Or Ardha Chandrasana
● Warrior Pose, Or Veerabhadrasana
● Shoulder stand, Or Salamba Sarvangasana
● Bridge Pose, Or Setu Bandhasana
With proper treatment, symptoms can be kept under control. We also provide a special diet for our patients to relieve them from the allergy
● Easily digested food is prescribed for allergic person.
● Disciplined lifestyle
● Herbal oil massage also shows good result.
● Ginger root tea is beneficial for respiratory and skin conditions
When people talk about bronchial asthma, they are really talking about asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes periodic "attacks" of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. In certain individuals, the inflammation results in the feelings of chest tightness and breathlessness that's felt often at night (nocturnal asthma) or in the early morning hours.
During Asthma attack the breathing airways of patient shrinks & they feel heaviness in chest causing uneasiness in breathing.
Though doctors recommend inhalers and other medicines that temporarily un blocks the air pipe and patients immediately starts feeling better but sadly there is no permanent cure for asthma in allopath and all Asthma patients have to suffer for a lifetime. Drugs and vaccines have only limited value.
The disease can be managed and controlled alternative medicine like Yoga, Naturopathy and diet regulation,
Yoga asanas like Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Utthanasana, Paschimottanasana have potential to prevent such attacks without using drugs.
At Nirvana we practise the following nature cure treatments to prevent and control asthma, asthmatics and bronchitis:
● Wet pack on the chest relieves congestion of the lungs and strengthens the alveoli.
● Hip bath, Hot Foot bath and Chest pack, all stimulate the skin and relieve the congested lungs.
Eosinophilia occurs when a large number of eosinophils (a type of while blood cells) are recruited to a specific site in your body or when the bone marrow produces too many eosinophils. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
● Parasitic and fungal diseases
● Allergies including allergies to medications or food
● Adrenal conditions
● Skin disorders
● Autoimmune disorders
● Endocrine disorders
Eosinophils is usually controlled by medicines, however it is just a temporary relief. Regular practice of Yoga has proven to be beneficial in the long run.
Sinusitis is a common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks, despite treatment attempts. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might have facial pain or tenderness.
Signs and symptoms can include:
● Ear pain
● Aching in your upper jaw and teeth
● Cough that might worsen at night
● Sore throat
● Bad breath (halitosis)
● Fatigue or irritability
Pain killers and antibiotics can treat the condition but you can get relief from sinusitis by practicing yoga. Certain yoga asanas ease breathing during sinustitis by opening the air passage of the nose. Here are some yoga poses to get relief from sinusitis.
● Anulom Vilom Pranayama
● Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
● Ustrasana (Camel pose)
● Bhastrika Pranayama
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a biomechanical and physiological disease. The cartilage that provides a buffer between bones breaks down and wears away, allowing the bones to rub and grind against each other. Osteoarthritis is common in weight-bearing joints — the knees, hips, feet, and spine — and comes on gradually over months or years.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
● Pain in the affected joint(s) after repeated use, especially later in the day.
● Swelling, pain and stiffness after long periods of inactivity, such as waking in the morning, that subsides with movement and activity.
● Continuous pain, even at rest, is a symptom of advanced osteoarthritis, when there is total loss of cartilage.
Treatment for arthritis aims to control pain, minimize joint damage, and improve or maintain function and quality of life.
A range of medications and lifestyle strategies can help achieve this and protect joints from further damage.
A healthful, balanced diet with appropriate exercise, avoiding smoking, and not drinking excess alcohol can help people with arthritis maintain their overall health.
Doctors at Nirvana often recommend a course of physical therapy to help patients with arthritis to overcome some of the challenges and to reduce limitations on mobility.
Forms of physical therapy that may be recommended include:
Warm water therapy: exercises in a warm-water pool. The water supports weight and puts less pressure on the muscles and joints
Physical therapy: specific exercises tailored to the condition and individual needs, sometimes combined with pain-relieving treatments such as ice or hot packs and massage
Occupational therapy: practical advice on managing everyday tasks, choosing specialized aids and equipment, protecting the joints from further damage and managing fatigue.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is just one of countless diseases and conditions that can be effectively treated by a naturopathic doctor (ND). Holistic treatment from an ND can improve pain control, reduce fatigue and manage medicinal side effects—ultimately decrease your disease burden and overall quality of life. Even in cases where someone has had RA for 20 years and their joints are permanently deformed, naturopathic medicine can still greatly serve to complement conventional treatment methods. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disease and usually affects multiple joints. Immune system attacks the joints causing inflammation and thus the flow of blood increases creating lumps on the skin.These lumps are formed over knuckles, elbows or heels where more pressure is received. Symptoms of Rheumatoid are more severe which include pain, morning stiffness lasting for hours, swollen joint
Treatments like Mud Pack, massages and Hydro therapy work wonders in relieving the pain.
At Nirvana, we include Naturopathy treatment (60 – 90 min), Yoga (60 min.), and acupuncture (30 min) along with the patient's prescription medicines to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis effectively.
Gout is a painful condition caused by increased amount of uric acid in the circulation which is produced as a by-product of purine metabolism in the kidneys. It is a condition which needs to be addressed via the kidneys and with diet and lifestyle alterations.
When considering therapeutics, a low-purine diet is at the top of the list, to diminish the source of the uric acid substrate. High-purine foods include organ meats, anchovies and oily fish, some mushrooms, brewer’s yeast, and baker’s yeast. Other meats, beans, and legumes, especially soybeans, are considered moderate. Fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds are lowest. In addition, drinking adequate fluids is essential, especially water. This is to keep the body’s elimination optimal.
As with many health problems there are all natural treatment methods that often involve lifestyle changes that should take place before you opt for pharmaceuticals or other methods. The same is true for gout.
At Nirvana we encourage the intake of Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes, Nuts, Whole grains, Dairy products, Beverages, Herbs and spices, Plant-based oils.
Sciaticarefers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks.
It's not always possible to prevent sciatica, and the condition may recur. The good news is at Nirvana, we have remedies like Yoga and Stretching, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, Use of Heating Pads for back pain that treat sciatic nerve pain and improve spine health. The following can play a key role in protecting your back:
● Exercise regularly- To keep your back strong, pay special attention to your core muscles — the muscles in your abdomen and lower back that are essential for proper posture and alignment. Ask your doctor to recommend specific activities.
● Maintain proper posture when you sit- Choose a seat with good lower back support, armrests and a swivel base. Consider placing a pillow or rolled towel in the small of your back to maintain its normal curve. Keep your knees and hips level.
● Use good body mechanics- If you stand for long periods, rest one foot on a stool or small box from time to time. When you lift something heavy, let your lower extremities do the work. Move straight up and down. Keep your back straight and bend only at the knees. Hold the load close to your body. Avoid lifting and twisting simultaneously. Find a lifting partner if the object is heavy or awkward.
Cervical spondylosis also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis affects the joints of the neck. With age there is degeneration of the cartilage and bones in the cervical spine, causing neck pain and affecting the mobility in the day to day activities. Though age is not the only factor, with hectic schedule, stressful working hours, spinal injuries and long commuting time, upper back pain and spondylolysis is a common complaint.
Cervical Spondylosis is a degenerative disorder of the cervical region and is more common in females. It results from the degeneration of the intervertebral disc and the consequent pressure on cervical nerve roots or cervical spinal cord. It is an arthritic process that very often involves the vertebra, and is associated with other bones too.
A nagging and severe pain in the neck, radiating to either shoulders. In severe cases it may radiate till the hands and fingers too. Another important symptom is neck stiffness which restricts the neck’s movements. There can be a numbness and tingling sensation or complete loss of sensation on the affected side. This is associated with headaches and dizziness. Diagnosis is confirmed by an x-ray of the spine.
An injury to the spine, faulty posture, psychological strain, overdoing of neck exercises, faulty diet, emotional stress, sleeping on an extremely soft mattress and lack of exercise are the main causes of cervical spondylosis.
Practise of yoga asanas like bhujangasana, shalabhasana, vakrasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana are very useful yogic postures for treating cervical spondylosis.
Migraine is a throbbing painful headache, usually on one side of the head, which is often initiated or triggered by specific compounds or situations.
The headache cause intense throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is often followed by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light, sound or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity; while lying down in a dark, quiet place might feel better.
The headache may last from hours to days and is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg. Genetics, Social and Environmental factors, Hormonal and chemical imbalances in the body, Food allergies, Medications, Stress etc may all contribute to migraine.
While there are a host of other drugs that treat and prevent migraines, there are also a number of natural options to ease the pain.
At Nirvana we help relieve chronic neck and shoulder tension and maintain an even blood flow to the head through massage.
Treatment: Asanas such as Jalneti, Kunjal, Pranayam (Anulom-Vilom), Uttanpadasana, Paschimottanasana, Sarvangasana and Shavasan also help in treating headaches.
High blood pressure or Hypertension is a disease of modern age. It is known to be a silent killer. Moderately high blood pressure or Hypertension may not show any symptoms for several years.
Symptoms may begin with pain in back of head and neck as one walks in morning, which disappears soon. Other symptoms of Hypertension include dizziness, pain in arms, pain in shoulder area, back and leg, pain in heart area, fatigue, nervous tension, frequent urination, and feeling tired.
Hypertensive people can remarkably reduce their blood pressure through nutritional changes. Increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit and reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol will not only reduce blood pressure but can help with weight loss, which also lowers blood pressure.
Although several modern treatments are available for curing high blood pressure, most of these bring down blood pressure artificially without curing the underlying cause. Many times these medicines also have side effects on body. Natural way to deal with hypertension is to remove poisons which lead to hypertension from the system. Patients of Hypertension must always take a well-balanced diet, get regular exercise and take sufficient rest.
Yoga can reduce stress-induced hypertension, while addressing its underlying causes. It pacifies the sympathetic nervous system and slows down the heart, while teaching the muscles and mind to relax deeply. AdhoMukhaShvanasana, Uttanasana, Pashchimottanasana, Halasana, SetuBandhaSarvangasana are few yoga asana to treat hypertension
Understanding obesity causes, treatment and prevention is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. With more people eating fast food regularly and not getting enough exercise, it's no wonder that obesity has become a real epidemic. A bad diet is not the only thing that causes obesity.
If you are concerned about obesity, there are some things you can do to prevent it. First, make sure you are maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough exercise.
Obesity has become an epidemic which leads to depression, stress, anxiety and other health conditions, such as heart problem, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, high blood pressure.
Obesity and Yogic management is based on controlled and balanced diet, yoga postures or asanas and breathing techniques. Consuming only the amount of food that we really need, along with regular exercise, performing intermittent water fasts, pranayama, and yoga asanas can give relief to overweight and obese people. While using these methods one should have realistic weight loss expectations, as the process may take time, even months. There are two pranayama practices that are good for weight reduction – Kapalabhati and AnulomVilom Pranayama.
Body massage also heals, rejuvenates, and helps you lose weight too. Get in touch with us and our therapist will help you start your journey towards a healthy body today.
Sleep is very important part of life. Needless to say that nothing can be more refreshing or rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep whereas a lack of adequate sleep makes us feel really terrible. The modern day hectic lifestyle, domestic tensions, office tensions etc. have made peaceful sleep a rarity for most people. Absence of peaceful sleep adversely affects the following day’s work-schedule.
Sleep is as essential as food for physical and mental wellbeing. Process of thinking during the whole day exhausts the mind and the brain; it too need rest. Sleep fulfils this need. An individual who gets peaceful sleep, is oblivious to all happenings around him and he does not dream too.
Everyone has seen ads for pills that promise a good night's sleep, but not everyone wants to rely on prescription medication. Over-the-counter remedies aren't always effective, and alcohol and nicotine create problems of their own. But when you're looking for how to treat insomnia naturally, Massage therapy at Nirvana can make a significant difference. When you tell our professional Massage therapist about your sleep difficulties, you'll receive a massage designed to address the problem.
We use Hydro Spine therapy with water of different temperatures to treat insomnia.
Calming poses to help you sleep
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression. Fortunately, it is also treatable.
Before a diagnosis or treatment, our doctor at Nirvana conducts a thorough diagnostic evaluation, including an interview and possibly a physical examination.
Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour, your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking are all natural depression treatments.
Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective part of your holistic approach to your anxiety and depression. A 60-minute massage can lower cortisol, a hormone that’s produced in response to stress, by an average of 30 percent.
It will be most effective when used in combination with counselling, diet, exercise and naturopathic care. With proper care many people lead full productive lives even though they have been diagnosed with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder.
Yoga Poses to fight Depression
● Balasana (Child Pose)
● SethuBandhasana (Bridge Pose)
● UrdhvaMukhaSvanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)
● AdhoMukhaSvanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
● Halasana (Plow Pose)
● Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold Pose)
● Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Anemia is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues. Anemia may make you feel tired and weak.
Naturopathic care incorporates the importance of diet and nutritional supplements in creating overall good health. A healthy diet is the foundation on which health and healing can occur.
There are many forms of Anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe. Some common symptoms of an anaemic person are fatigue, weakness, pale or yellowish skin, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, dizziness or light-headedness, chest pain, cold hands and feet.
You can treat anemia symptoms naturally in the following ways:
1. Nourish your spleen
2. Use probiotics for a healthy gut
3. Consume iron-rich foods
4. Reduce stress
Yoga therapy also helps to prevent and heal anemia condition. Through regular practice of pranayama, yoga asanas like Rikonasana, Sarvangasana, Paschomittanasana, Viparita-karani and Yoga-Mudra, meditation and proper diet changes, Anemia can be corrected.
High cholesterol is increasingly common with age and can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and other health problems. High cholesterol is a condition that occurs when levels of cholesterol in your blood are elevated enough to cause health problems such as heart disease. If a person has too much cholesterol in the bloodstream, the excess may be deposited along the walls of arteries, including the coronary arteries of the heart, the carotid arteries to the brain, and the arteries that supply blood to the legs and the intestines.
High cholesterol levels are due to a variety of factors including heredity, Weight, Physical activity/exercise, Age and sex, Alcohol, mental stress.
Skin problems are an external manifestation of an internal problem. This can cause significant distress like itching, pain and disfigurement. This is certainly one area of medicine in which the naturopathic approach can be much more effective at producing a lasting cure than the conventional approach.
With that perspective, we at Nirvana address the underlying causes of skin problems and in most cases, teach people how they can lessen or even eliminate their problem on a long term basis, without the use of drugs. Conventional medicine, for the most part, treats skin problems topically. The most common drugs prescribed for skin conditions are steroids. They often provide immediate relief from symptoms, but will rarely cure the problem.
Conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, chronic fungal or bacterial infections, chronic hivesand diaper rash all typically respond very well to the inside-out approach.
The naturopathic approach to skin conditions is to support the key systems of the body that promote detoxification and to restore balance. When the body is overloaded with toxins, they come out of the skin and provoke inflammation which results in a myriad of skin conditions from acne to hives. The colon is another organ of elimination that must be looked at in order to truly cure a skin condition.
Holistic treatment of skin disorders involves the assessment of all possible causes and exacerbating factors, which may differ from each individual.