Archive for June, 2009

After herbal Viagra, now herbal drinking water

June 28th, 2009

Chennai: After the successful launch of ‘Laboob Sager’, the herbal Viagra, a state-owned corporation of Tamil Nadu government would soon launch yet another health product – herbal drinking water, claimed to be first of its kind in the country.

It contained herbal extracts with useful bio-active properties that play a major role in maintaining good health as evidenced by Siddha and Ayurveda literatures and modern scientific studies, Tamil Nadu Medicinal Plant Farms and Herbal Medicines Corporation Ltd. (TAMPCOL) officials said.

The herbal water, to be sold in 1,000 ml and 500 ml pet bottles and competitively priced in the growing mineral water market, was likely to be launched in the next two months, said company Chairman and Managing Director G A Rajkumar.

TAMPCOL was in the final process of getting the ISI certificate and other related licences, he said.

Ayurveda Palms & ISIC tie up to provide effective treatment to patients with Spinal and Orthopaedic ailments

June 20th, 2009

In a unique initiative in the field of spinal injury treatment, two completely different forms of medicine practitioners have joined hands for the benefit of the general public. Ayurveda Palms and Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), which have been using two different practices of Ayurveda & Allopathy respectively, have tied up to offer a new and effective way of treatment for spinal and orthopaedic ailments.

The treatment in the simplified form would mean patients undergoing advanced spinal and orthopaedic surgeries as they normally do at the ISIC hospital, followed by a range of natural and external therapy using natural ingredients and strict dietary measures of Ayurveda Palms for speeding up the rehabilitation and recovery process. In other words, Ayurveda Palms which uses the methodology of applying herbal pastes and yogic therapies, would help the patient recover faster with the help of the ayurvedic therapies that are economically more feasible and can be as effective as allopathic medicines. This technique is found to be more useful to the patients who prefer nature based solutions to their spinal ailments. It can also be useful in patients who are not fit to undergo a surgery.

“With its (Ayurvedic treatment) proven results in all kinds of pain which include pain in the back, neck & knee, arthritic and joint pains, headache, pressure sores and after surgery ailments etc., more and more patients are nowadays opting for this kind of supportive therapy,” says Dr. Chitra Kataria, Head-Department, Rehabilitation, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.

“At ISIC, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the treatment. Our experience suggests that while advanced surgeries are essential for treating spinal ailments, the natural form of medicine like ayurveda speeds up the rehabilitation and recovery process. Our association with Ayurveda Palms is an effort to amalgamate Western Science and Indian traditional medicine system, in order to cure the patient,” says Dr. HS Chhabra, Medical Director, Indian Spinal Injuries Center.

The idea behind such a combination is that not all patients would like to undergo the treatment through the allopathic process. As a result of this initiative, the patient could choose between the ayurvedic and allopathic treatment after the surgery according to his/her wishes.

Holistic Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit Inaugurated in Mumbai

June 18th, 2009

A holistic cardiac rehabilitation unit with exclusive cardio-respiratory and other heart care treatment services was inaugurated in Mumbai. The cardiac rehabilitation unit— Apex Beat holistic heart care centre— would offer integrated services of allopathic, physiotherapy and ayurvedic specialties. It aims to rehabilitate every heart that seeks quick pre-operative or post-operative cardiac care.

Recommended by cardiologists around the world as an essential programme for faster recovery and improve the overall physical and mental functioning of heart patients, cardiac rehabilitation is often a customised programme of exercise, diet, education and counseling that aims to prevent the heart condition from worsening, thereby reducing the risk of future heart problems and related complications. The Apex Beat CRU is an initiative in the field of Ayurveda by leading Ayurvedic practitioner Vaidya Sane Ayurved Lab Pvt Ltd, also well-known for some of its copyrighted treatments in heart diseases, joint pains, gynaecological problems etc.

About four years of intense planning has gone into Apex Beat CRU, explained Dr Rohit Sane, Director of Vaidya Sane Ayurved Lab Private Limited. “Over time, with advanced research on fundamental and clinical aspects of heart diseases and their treatments, we developed a new Ayurvedic technology incorporating various levels of customised and monitored exercise plan. The treatment worked hand in hand with panchakarma therapy, diet, meditation and counseling. Thus programmes are tailored to individual needs and health condition and it is arguably the first time that cardiac rehabilitation has been approached so holistically,” said Dr Sane.

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Men’s wellness clinic opened

June 5th, 2009

punarjjani-logoTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Punarjjani Men Ayurveda Beauty and Health Clinic has opened a new branch in the city. The clinic will be an exclusive men’s wellness clinic.

The branch will function at Chandrodhayam, TC-9/P-111, Pullvkonam Lane, Sasthamangalam. Dr Mohan, the physician of the clinic, will be available for consultation from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The clinic offers special hair care treatment such as dandruff treatment, hairfall treatment and hair growth treatment. Punarjjani also offers unique grooms package for wedding day and beyond. The important packages offered at the clinic include body fitness package, fairness package, facial package, obesity treatment, neck and shoulder massage, neck and face skin sag removal, foot care, rejuvenation therapy, abhayangam, sirodhara, steam bath, herbal bath, herbal package, winter special bodycare, summer special body care, anti-aging package and special treatment for various diseases and special ayurvedic therapies.

Ayurvedic Natural Digestive Products Improves Overall Health

June 3rd, 2009

With all the talk of the swine flu and the havoc it can wreak, there is a common ailment — swine flu or not — that is sure to continue to plague mankind: stomach and digestive problems. It can be said with a very high degree of certainty that virtually every man woman and child of planet Earth has suffered from some kind of stomach or digestive ailments at some point in their life. Certainly, it played the ancients, which is why some of medicine’s oldest remedies are cures or stomach and digestive problems.

Ayurveda — the oldest form of medicine we have — long ago developed highly natural holistic medicines to help alleviate common intestinal and digestive problems. A system of alternative medicine more than 5000 years old, Ayurvedic products incorporate the use of natural herbal remedies and essential oils to help restore the body to a healthy and balanced state.

For those unfamiliar with the term, Ayurveda is a system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. The reason you may have never heard of it, however, is due to the fact that a Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine was heavily suppressed during India’s years of foreign occupation. But all that is changing. Ayurveda and it’s natural holistic approach has been rediscovered by a Western culture looking for less invasive alternatives for maintaining optimal health.

A significant part of the Ayurveda philosophy of health is the concept of creating an ideal “balance” for the body and its many system. If one part of the body or one of the systems is not working properly, then it will tend to throw the other systems out of balance and thus lead to disease. Ayurveda seeks to use products found in nature in order to restore and maintain optimal health. Digestion, and having a digestive system that works properly is of the utmost importance for anyone who wants a strong and healthy body, and it is a common starting point for many naturalpathic therapies.

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Ayurveda to assist increased revenue generation in Sri Lanka

June 2nd, 2009

Ayurveda 2009, the International Ayurveda Exhibition and Symposium organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) was held at the BMICH from May 23-25, with many Sri Lankan and international participants.

The exhibition was ceremonially declared open by Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake on May 23, in the presence of local and foreign dignitaries. The Prime Minister mentioned that developing local industries such as Ayurveda is a priority of the government; he would extend his fullest support to make Ayurveda a key contributor to the GDP.

Chairman of Ayurveda 2009, Mr. Asoka Hettigoda mentioned that NCCSL was extremely proud to hold the Ayurveda 2009 as the First International Exhibition since the liberation of Sri Lanka from the menace of terrorism. He expressed his gratitude to  President Rajapaksa for restoring peace to Sri Lanka.

He also mentioned that the Ayurveda sector can play a vital role in the development of the North and the East. The President was committed to meeting the challenge of  popularising the concept of Ayurveda health services, the growing of  Ayurvedic herbs, etc., which would also help in the generation of revenue. The President of NCCSL, Mr. Lal De Alwis, mentioned that NCCSL initiated the promotion of the Ayurveda industry by first organising Ayurveda 2007 and, in its efforts to further strengthen the industry, has organised Ayurveda 2009.

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Nod to B-Pharma courses at Paprola college

June 1st, 2009

Shimila: The Government of India has given its approval to the state government to start B-Pharmacy courses at Rajiv Gandhi Government Ayurvedic College, Paprola, from the coming academic session.

Ayurveda adviser to the Government of India Dr SK Sharma stated this here today. He said the government had already released Rs 2 crore to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, for running the classes. Besides, the government had also allowed this college to start BSc and MSc nursing courses. It had also sanctioned Rs 3 crore for this programme and out of this amount first instalment of Rs 2 crore had already been sent to the state government. He said if the state government provides necessary infrastructure then these courses could also start from this academic session.

He said if the government filled the vacant posts of teaching staff in Paprola college then postgraduate programme for panchkarma, rog nidan, bal rog, swasth brit and dravya gun could be introduced.