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Friday, 25 November 2011

Elakizhi


This therapy begins with the application of suitable medicated oil to the entire body. The body is then subjected to exude profusely through a massage with boluses of chopped and fried leaves of some specific medicinal herbs after dipping in particular medicated oils. This therapy is effective for various kinds of arthritis, Spondylosis, back pain, sports injuries and for all other soft tissue inflammations especially join pains.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Njavarakizhi

A massage to the body with small cotton cloth boluses filled with cooked Njavara rice after a liberal application of medicated oil over the whole body. The rice is cooked in cow's milk and herbal decoction. The boluses are dipped in the same mixture of cow's milk and herbal decoction and applied all over the body to induce sudation (sweat). This procedure is highly rejuvenating, nourishing and prepares the individual to bear the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle. It enhances physical consistency, strengthens the nervous system and improves the overall appearance of the skin. This is a strengthening fomentation employed in neurological disorders, rheumatism, arthritis and malnutrition of limbs

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Pizhichil (Thailadhara)

A King among the traditional therapies and a specialty of Kerala! This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is subjected to streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Enormous amount of medicated oil to the volume of more than three liters is used in this. This therapy protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Ayurvedic spas


Ayurvedic spas have recently become popular, but their origin is ancient, and based on a system of healing that proceeds western medicine entirely.With the growing demand for Ayurveda there are now many spas offering ayurvedic treatments but don’t be fooled! Conventional spas are putting on an Ayurvedic facade that’s literally only skin deep. There are really only a few spas, like The Raj, who have specialized in Ayurveda and can offer Authentic Ayurvedic treatments.

Monday, 21 November 2011

diabetes


If untreated, diabetes can become a silent killer-disease. Generally it is noticed when a patient develops other health problems. Since diabetes means excessive glucose supply in the body, and inability of pancreas to produce insulin to control glucose, the excessive blood glucose can cause a number of complications. When insulin comes down, sugar levels increases.Glucose is the provider of energy for our normal activities, including exercises or performing our normal duties. But when there is excess quantity of glucose, and insulin doesn’t regulate it can cause harm to our bodies. Glucose
supplies come from food and it enters the body through liver. Usually the insulin supply in the body is sufficient to regulate
sugar levels. However diabetes condition does not produce sufficient insulin to regularize sugar in the bloodThe following are the types of diabetes:  Diabetes of Type-1 finds pancreas secreting small quantities of insulin or not at all secreting insulin since the cells controlling glucose levels are dead, because the body kills the pancreatic cells, in an autoimmune effect. This type can result through many of our lifestyle habits like alcohol, or through infections or surgical removal of pancreas. This type of diabetes can affect children because of inherited causes and sometimes due to stress in children. Those affected with this type of diabetes, will have to depend on insulin injections for survival.The other kind of diabetes, Type-2 results when the pancreas produces insulin but cells may have developed insulin resistance and reduced insulin
levels to bring down sugar levels in our bodies. This diabetes only occurs in adults. This may occur due to aging, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. It is not dependant on insulin, but can be controlled through exercise, diet, and oral medicines.
When diabetes attacks children, through inability of pancreas to produce insulin, juvenile diabetes can occur. This is usually a hereditary condition. This condition cannot be controlled, and would require artificial supply of insulin to body throughinjection, on day to day basis.

Medical tourism


Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare) is a term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly-growing practice of travelling across international borders to obtain health care. It also refers pejoratively to the practice of healthcare providers travelling internationally to deliver healthcare.
Services typically sought by travelers include elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. However, virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, convalescent care and even burial services are available.
Over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry. However, accreditation and other measures of quality vary widely across the globe, and some destinations may become hazardous or even dangerous for medical tourists.
In the context of global health, "medical tourism" is a pejorative because during such trips health care providers often practice outside of their areas of expertise or hold different (i.e., lower) standards of care. Greater numbers than ever before of student volunteers, health professions trainees, and researchers from resource-rich countries are working temporarily and anticipating future work in resource-starved areas. This emphasizes the importance of understanding this other definition.
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