Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major problem for the whole world. Coronavirus Could Cost the Global Economy $2.7 Trillion. Here’s How. https://t.co/FkABoP26dp?amp=1
Quoting from Al Jazeera: More than 100,000 people (mostly in China) have been infected and more than 3290 people have died (3,015 deaths in China and 267 fatalities in other parts of the globe, most of them in Italy and Iran). At least 1,200 of the new infections are in Iran in just the past 24 hours, the country’s biggest jump since the outbreak began. Iran’s health ministry on Friday noted that 124 people have died.
In France, 200 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed overnight, while India and South Korea also reported an increase in the number of infections.
Additionally, the death toll in the United States from the coronavirus rose to 12 when King County in the state of Washington reported the latest death on Thursday.
There is no cure or vaccine available.Prevention is the best approach to restrict its spreading.WHO recommendation on Corona virus infection:Protect yourself and others from getting sickWash your hands with soap frequently and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Maintain social distancing (1 mitre distance) from others. (Note: some infected people may not have any symptom and yet can infect others).Australian Health Department says: “avoid close contact with others, such as touching”.. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with uncleaned hands, fingers and objects.. Practice respiratory hygiene.Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately
. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.. Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.. Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreadingFollow the guidance outlined above,Stay at home and seek medical help early if you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing.. Surgical masks in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others. If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-on-the-use-of-surgical-masks
AYURVEDA VIEW:Signs & SymptomsCorona virus affects both animals and human beings. It displays wide range of symptoms of respiratory to nervous system like common cold, pneumonia, and giddiness. It affects the respiratory system and makes it fail. In severe cases vital organs like heart, liver & brain functions could be affected.It takes two to fourteen days for symptoms to appear after one is affected by Coronavirus. So what are typical signs and symptoms?Respiratory system– Sore Throat, Cough, Headache, Breathlessness, Tiredness, Running Nose. Critical cases been detected as respiratory failure, septic shock, and/or multiple organ dysfunction/failure.Digestive system – Vomiting Diarrhoea with Abdomen Pain.Muscular system – Fatigue, body ache.Lymphatic or Immune system – Fever.Nervous system – Coronavirus causes demyelination in central nervous system & impaired coordination of brain & body.
“We all know that strong immunity is necessary to fight any kind of foreign body or disease. Coronavirus primarily affects the lungs and the respiratory system.Commonly used herbs to increase immunity:Amalaki or amla (Emblica Officinalis), guduchi/glioy (Tinospora Cordifolia), neem (Azadirachta Indica), kutki (Picrorhiza Kurroa), tulsi (basil) are some of the Ayurvedic herbs that are helpful in building the immunity and preventing the infection.In Ayurveda, good digestion or strong digestive fire plays a very important role in fighting diseases. Eat a piece of fresh ginger or drink ginger tea. Mint tea, cinnamon tea, and fennel tea are also good.People should eat only well-cooked food, avoid spitting in public, and avoid close contact, the WHO said, adding that it is important for people to seek medical care at the earliest if they become sick.According to Ayurveda, Corona virus disturbs equilibrium of Vata and Kapha dosha. Hence, it recommends Pitta vardhak (stimulating pitta until it balances Kapha & Vata dosha) diet and lifestyle. Food changes, as suggested below, can help to restore these functions back in the body.
a. Have Herb like Fenugreek. It absorbs abnormal kapha.b. Add Spices in food for e.g. garlic, ginger, turmeric to stimulate taste & assimilationc. Drink turmeric powder and milk.d. Eat fruits like papaya oranges and lemons.e. Avoid cold drinks, ice-creams and cold food.
Abhyanga – Oil massage all over body helps improve blood circulation and stimulates parasympathetic nervous system. The calming effect brings balance in metabolism.Herbal steam – Herbal fomentations to detoxify fats and lighten body, increases digestive fire and thereafter metabolism.Nasya – It cleans the nasal track and sinuses, developing immunity.Niyama – To maintain personal conducts as per guidelines.Shauch – Personal and environmental cleanliness to be maintained. Clean vegetables properly and drink boiled water.Svadhyay– Be aware of the symptoms of disease, introspect and seek immediate medical help.
Diet – Eat Satvik and vegetarian food as much as possible. Scientists are still exploring the link between bat, snake and coronavirus, “The only thing that you need to take care of is that the meat has been hygienically cooked and should not be raw, which is the best way to prevent any disease transmitted through animal meat.”
Lifestyle- Stay stress free, in warm regions, walk regularly and sleep well.
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Kampavata (Parkinson’s disease) Ayurvedic viewAyurveda the science of healing mainly focus on aim “swastasya swatha rakshanam athurasya vikara prashamana” the great words of ancient sages that could be simplified as prevention is better than cure. There is condition in which occurred pathology cannot be reversed but can be arrested from further progression and hence the person can be saved from its complication. Vata the prime factor of movement is the basic support for even other Dosha since it’s the only Dosha which could move and help other components to move if vata gets deranged all the other components will also get affected.Parkinson’s is a motar system affecting disease, related to CNS (central nervous system). It is caused due to degeneration of pigmented neurons in zona compacta of substantia nigra resulting decrease of dopamine level in brain further leading to motar disfunction or in simple words its just the death of dopamine generating cells. Still the cause of death of cells are unknown. Here the person will be unable to control his movement since the dopamine is related to movement.
Ayurvedic view of Parkinson:Ayurveda, we mainly give predominance to dosas (vata, pitta, kapha)and its equilibrium. In ayurvedic references Parkinson’s could be co-related to KAMPAVATA or VEPATHU which is caused by aggravated vata. In this condition, generalized involuntary movements of all parts of body / head only.The medications of kambavata is explained in our brihatries (susrutha samhitha, charaka samhitha and astanga hrudaya). In Charaka samhitha, a detailed description is provided along with its line of management.Incidence:1. Prevalence increases from 1% in people over 65 years to 5% people over 80.2. Both men and women are equally affected.3. Rarely seen in young generation, the Parkinson seen in young generation is coined as young onset PD.Aetiology:Not well known but factors contributing pathogenesis are:1. Genetic factors2. Accelerated aging3. Use of drugs like reserpine, ethanol etc.4. Repeated history of fall5. Toxins such as environmental (methyl-phenyl-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) etc.) Symptoms:Classical triads of Parkinson’s:1. Resting tremors2. Bradykinesia3. RigidityThe other symptoms include.1. Decreased facial expressions2. Stooped posture3. Pill rolling movements4. Masked face5. Sluggish speech6. Difficulty in swallowing7. Low rate of blinking
Complication:1. Frequent falls2. Incapacitation3. Depression4. Dementia5. Urinary incontinence6. Constipation7. Aspiration etc.
Management:1. Nidana Parivarjana (avoiding of causative factors like enviornmentals, toxins, drugs etc.)2. Shodana chikilsa (bio clensing therapies like Panchakarma – the detoxification)3. Samana Chikilsa (internal medications)
Some effective drugs and oils in Parkinson’s:1. Mahanarayana Thailam2. Ksheerabala Thailam3. Sahacharathi Thailam4. Brahmigritham5. Aswaganda Choornam6. Dasamoolakwatha etc.*Note: These drugs should only be taken under ayurvedic physician supervison.
Pathya (Compatible food) :1. Shali (Brown Rice)2. Citrus fruits (Orange, Pomegranate, Peach etc.)3. Vegetables4. Nuts5. Milk and fresh milk products except cheese6. Garlic7. Asafetida8. Sprout beans etc.9. Regular exercises10. Be as active as possible
Apathya (incompatible food) :1. Yava (Barley)2. Peas3. Jambu4. Excess protein diets5. Hot spicy foods6. Virudha aahara (incompactible foods)
Nature Care Ayurveda Yoga Detox & Rejuvenation is the only Sydney based Ayurvedic centre where you can experience a complete range of Ayurvedic therapies like Panchakarma, Shirodhara, Detox, Abhyanga Body massage and consultation from experts. The team is highly professional and working under the direction of Director Dr Naveen Shukla (Vice President Australasian association of Ayurveda for NSW), Panchakarma specialist, Chief Ayurveda physician,Dr Nikhila Venugopal (Marma & Gynae specialist), Dr Urmila Anil Kumar (specialist in Panchakarma and skin care) & Dr Vishal Sharma (Member International Academy of Ayurveda).Nature Care Ayurveda & Desi Australia in synergy focused to spread the word of Ayurveda in the community and promote wellbeing as “WE CARE FOR YOU”For more information /to see a doctor/ for specific health concern visit our website www.naturecareayurveda.com.au or call us on 02 9572 6990