Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is when a woman’s ovaries release either partially mature or immature eggs during menstruation. These eggs may eventually turn into cysts leading the ovaries to enlarge in size. With PCOD, your body may also secrete increased amounts of Androgens - male hormones; this is one of the main reasons many women with PCOD suffer from menstruation and fertility issues.
PCOD v/s PCOS
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) produce higher androgen levels than usual; this would lead to interference with the ovaries releasing the eggs. Some of these eggs may become cysts instead of being released during ovulation.
We notice that people often confuse PCOD and PCOS since both are ovary-related issues and both have similar early symptoms. Our aim through this article is to shed some light on the issues so that you are well aware of what your body is going through.
Also Read: Woman's fight against PCOD
Causes of PCOS
We now know that excess production of androgen is one of the main issues with PCOS. Let’s learn more about why your body could be producing increased levels of male hormones.
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Arthritis is a very common ailment and can be seen across all ages, sexes and races. It is the inflammation of joints affecting one or more joints at a time. A joint is an area where two bone meet and helps in the movement of the different parts of the body.
There are nearly 100 different types of arthritis with different causes and methods of treatment. The most common age category affected by this disease is usually 65 + years of age. It is becoming a leading cause of disability.
Symptoms of arthritis appear over time or sometimes suddenly. Common symptoms are swelling, pain, stiffness, and difficulty in movement. The disease becomes chronic when pain becomes unbearable, and very simple activities such as walking or taking the stairs become a challenge. Arthritis causes permanent damage which can change the bone structure, resulting in knobby joints. Some types of arthritis affect heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well.
Types of Arthritis:
When the cartilage, the cushioning surface of the bone starts to wear off causing bones to rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is the basic form of degenerative arthritis. In time, conditions can worsen when joints can lose strength and pain become chronic. Obesity, family history, age, and injuries are major causes of this kind of arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are examples of inflammatory arthritis. This condition occurs when the immune system becomes weak and is not strong enough to protect against infections in the body. This results in damage to joints and causes joint erosion. Researchers have found that a combination of gene structure and environmental factors sometimes triggers auto-immune arthritis. For example, smoking can sometimes trigger arthritis in people with certain type of genes. Early detection helps in controlling the problem before it becomes chronic. Since it is an autoimmune disease, the main goal of the treatment is to improve function, reduce pain and prevent further joint damage.
Sometimes a virus, fungus or bacteria can cause an infection in the joints. Examples of infections could be food poisoning or contamination, sexually transmitted diseases, and hepatitis. Generally antibiotic clears the infection, which results in the disappearance of the ailment.
This kind of arthritis is induced by the uric acid formation in the body or the inability of getting rid of excess uric acid levels. The excess uric acid builds up and forms needle-like structures in the joints causing excessive pain or gout attacks. The problem if diagnosed in early stages can be cured by diet changes, medication and lifestyle changes.
Treatment for Arthritis:
Arthritis is a condition when diagnosed in early stages or primary stages can be corrected and treated. With lifestyle and dietary changes as well as treatment under an expert helps in bringing relief in curing the disease or managing it. A healthy pattern of living will not only make you fit but will also keep your problems at bay.
Arthritis can be cured by alternative medicines using treatments like natural herbs, acupuncture, reiki, past life regression, inner child healing, etc.
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The most severe impact of arthritis is limited mobility and range of motions. Arthritis though not curable through conventional medicines, can be manged effectively by following certain do’s and don’t,
While you follow the above do’s there are certain don’t or things to avoid,
At the same time some things which you can easily try,
Things you should try:
Depending on the comfort of the client, alternative therapies can be very useful in managing pain and healing arthritis. Therapies like yoga, reiki, past life regression, inner child healing, etc can be helpful in managing and healing.
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May 17th was declared as World Hypertension day way back in 2005. This day was chosen to spread awareness about the causes, prevention, and cure of this disease. The number of people suffering from hypertension will rise to 1.56 billion by 2025 across the world. An astonishing 20% of world population will suffer from this disease, this data will increase anyone’s blood pressure!! Let us come together to make a movement of banishing hypertension.
What is hypertension?
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels and the magnitude of this force depends on the cardiac output and the resistance of the blood vessels. Normal blood pressure varies according to age. If average blood pressure reading of an individual is 150/90, then it is considered as the high BP.
A single reading of BP cannot be taken as standard value and one should check regularly at different times of the day for at least 15 days before arriving at any conclusion.
A diagnosis of hypertension may be made when one or both readings as shown below are high:
High blood pressure can also be secondary to other conditions. For example – kidney disease may lead to hypertension and in this case, treating the disease will normalize the blood pressure.
Hypertension by itself does not have symptoms but in the long-term leads to complications caused by narrowing of blood vessels.
Causes of hypertension
Symptoms of hypertension
Dizziness, headache, sleeplessness, chest pain, frequent urination, tiredness is some of the symptoms and all these are not necessarily seen in single person.
Hypertension is called the’ silent killer’ as it does not show any symptom for a long duration but causes a lot of damage before we realise.
Complications of hypertension
If hypertension is not detected early it may create bigger risks of health like heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, aneurysm or bulging of blood vessels are the main complications. Sometimes, rupture of blood vessels in the eyes can occur as well.Many health conditions are related to this so do not take it lightly get treated and try to find a permanent cure.
Methods of treatment
Modern medicines have been developed which can keep blood pressure under control but to cure it completely, alternate therapies like Yoga, Naturopathy and Ayurveda go a long way.
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The most common thing I have noticed in people is the lack of actual awareness about PCOD. How many of us actually know what PCOD is and how it can be treated with homeopathy? Let me help you understand this a bit in detail.
PCOS is reflected by increased androgen hormones, irregular Ovulatory cycles, and a metabolic derangement including glucose intolerance and increased insulin secretion. Here woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance Overproduction of the hormone androgen may be another contributing factor. Androgen is a male sex hormone that women’s bodies also produce. Women with PCOS often produce higher-than-normal levels of androgen. This can affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. Excess insulin (a hormone that helps convert sugars and starches into energy) may cause high androgen levels.
Hormonal abnormality in women with PCOD is excessive production of the hormone LH, which is involved in stimulating the ovaries to produce hormones and is released from the pituitary gland in the brain.
Excess insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar (glucose) — your body’s primary energy supply. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired, and your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells. Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production, which may interfere with the ovaries’ ability to ovulate.
Heredity. If your mother or sister has PCOS, you might have a greater chance of having it, too. Researchers also are looking into the possibility that certain genes are linked to PCOS.
Women without PCOS tend to be a ‘pear’ shape, with weight concentrated around the hips, buttocks and thighs. For PCOS women ,excess weight is more likely to be concentrated around the abdominal (stomach) region . Being over weight leads to higher risk of insulin resistance, problems with infertility , higher risk of type 2 diabetes , higher risk of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
Scope of Homoeopathy in PCOD:
Homeopathic approach towards management of PCOD is constitutional, taking into account the presenting complaints along with physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualizes a person. It involves prescribing “Constitutional Medicine”, which is also capable for working on the Ovaries and the entire Endocrine system. The treatment logic varies depending on the presence of any genetic predisposition, physical makeup (obesity), peculiarities of your menstrual, etc. In Homoeopathy, medicines are given to induce ovulation in a natural way, which would improve and regularize your menstrual cycle and also helps in the prevention or minimization of cyst formation.
We always treat the EFFECT, than giving importance to the CAUSE of the disease, since the person is treated and not the illness.
PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) is not new to Indian women. Nearly 18% of Indian women and over 30% of Indian girls are affected by PCOS which leads to infertility apart from hormonal imbalances.
Some of the conventional treatments include –
But the above treatments largely induce side effects. There is an option of using alternate therapy like homeopathy which doesn’t have any / limited side effects. Take the case of Sheetal, a 28 year old woman She had been suffering from bilateral PCOD, since past 4 years.
She had complaints of irregular menses with the periods coming once in 4 to 5 months, with severe cramp pain in her lower abdomen during menses. Her gynecologist gave her hormonal treatment for the initial few months, but she developed several side-effects. She infact developed other health issues and complained of severe continuous bleeding. The situation turned so worse that she was recommended surgery. A friend referred her to a homeopathy doctor.
She discontinued hormonal treatment and started homoeopathy treatment. On account of PCOD she had also developed severe obesity since past 3 years and was weighing 82 kg when she started homeopathy. PCOD and homeopathy go well together as can be seen in Sheetal’s case.
Sheetal was taken through the classical homeopathic method and did Constitutional treatment. For the initial 2 months she did not respond to medications, but from 3rd month onwards she started showing signs of ovulation and there on menses appeared. It took another 3 months for her to regularize her periods. After 8 months of treatment her cysts completely disappeared with regular cycle and controlled menstruation.
A lot of women are now leading lives which are free from PCOD and infertility which is an effect of PCOD; all thanks to the homeopathic treatment. Most of the cases respond within 3 months of getting the treatment but others may take as long as 1 year before they start the path to recovery. Read about the symptoms and day to day tips on how you can control PCOD here.
Let’s fight this draconian four letter disease which is making life miserable for women in India and across the globe.
Depending on your comfort level, PCOD can also be cured through pranic healing, yoga, diet and many other natural methods.
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PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) or PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) or the Stein-Leventhal syndrome refer to the same disease which is not new to Indian women. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that prevents the ovaries from working properly. Symptoms include irregular periods, reduced fertility, excessive hair growth, acne and weight problems.
The symptoms are typically seen between their late teens and early 20s. Though not all the symptoms occur in everybody, for example some women may experience extremely irregular periods, whereas others may have normal cycles but find excess body hair. Irregular periods could include, total absence, to heavy flow to highly irregular, to even spotting in between periods. Hence it becomes necessary to get a diagnoses done when faced with any of the symptoms and not dismiss it as a part of life.
PCOD Diet and related exercise can play an important part in managing PCOS. This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, and hence have issues with maintaining a healthy weight. The right diet and what foods to eat and what not can help you manage and improve the way you feel, besides helping you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOS symptoms.
When suffering from this condition, food used well can be like your very own pharmacy
Some PCOD diet tips to follow which can help manage the condition well,
Foods to avoid while preparing meal plans,
– Processed and Refined foods such as maida
– Whole milk dairy, red meat, fried foods and bread
– Refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners
– Artificial colours, trans fat and high saturated fat
– Packaged foods and junk foods, basically any product with a long ingredient list
Similarly preferable list of food which should be eaten as part of your meal plans are as follows,
– Gluten free grains like oatmeal, brown rice, millets (jowar, bajra, ragi, sorghum, amarnath)
– Green leafy vegetables (lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, beet greens, dandelions, basil, parsley are some of them)
– Coloured Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, Carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and other root vegetables, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Bell Peppers, and Eggplant)
– Fruits (Berries, apricots, peaches, plums)
– Nuts and seeds (Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, flax, chia, and hemp seeds)
– Drink ample water daily to keep yourself hydrated and flush out the toxins
– Water can be flavoured or infused with fresh citrus, cucumber, mint or berries
– Consume food which has all natural ingredients
– preferable to have 5 to 6 meals a day, every 3 to 4 hours
– Combine lean protein and complex carb at every meal/snack
Also remember that besides eating the right food, how much you eat also affects your insulin. Example, your insulin will go up much more if you have 3 cups of pasta than if you have 1 cup of pasta. So it is important to restrict yourself to smaller meals than have few big ones. This helps you keep your insulin level lower throughout the day and manage your symptoms well. Hence PCOD diet forms a very important part of managing your condition.
Fasting is another tool besides PCOD diet which many use for weight loss and detoxification, and it is known for its many benefits. However, it comes with its fair share of health risks, hence always advisable to do it under an expert guidance. Because if pre and post fasting is not taken care of as required it can lead to certain risks like dehydration, low blood pressure, dizziness, insomnia, etc.
There are many other ways besides diet plans which can help you manage PCOS without medicines.
Also Read: How to fight PCOD without medicines
The second thing is exercise which will help bring your insulin levels down. Slowly start increasing your physical activity be it any form, yoga, zumba, gym, running, etc to at least 5 days a week for an hour daily.
Lets read the story of Sheetal, a 28 year old woman who has been suffering from bilateral PCOD, since past 4 years. She had complaints of irregular menses with the periods coming once in 4 to 5 months, with severe cramp pain in her lower abdomen during menses. Her gynecologist gave her hormonal treatment for the initial few months, but she developed several side-effects. Read her story of how homeopathy helped her deal with her condition.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. It may range from mild to severe conditions. It is difficult to diagnose in the initial period of life upto 2 years.
Parents start noticing changes such as awkward social interactions, non-responsive behaviour along with losing that little amount of speech. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development.
ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination, attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
What causes Autism?
Most cases of autism appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.
What are the symptoms of Autism?
How can you differentiate between ADHD & hyperactive kid?
How can Parents help their children?
Relationships are beautiful when things are good, but can become painful when your major triggers come to the surface.
The past often shapes how we see the present and future, but if we look at staying in the present and being at peace with the moment you will see that life really isn’t filled with triggers — but baggage. Let go of the baggage, you’ll feel lighter.”
Through this article, I want to share my experience of healing any relationship. I offer this advice as a relationship coach and an energy healer, someone who has personally healed her own relationships.
One of the most common yet least talked about triggers in a relationship is the proper allocation of time. When you ask someone if they took care of something and they say they didn’t have time, this can really trigger you.
Unmet expectations always trigger disappointments or anger in relationships, especially around anniversaries or birthdays.
Yes, relationships can be healed.
To heal any relationship, it is first important to understand the dynamics behind relationship issues. Relationship issues don’t occur because two people are different or they do not agree. People do not need to agree, or be similar, in order to get along great.
Issues occur because one or both people are practicing judgment. It is judgment that causes issues in the relationships. Without judgment, relationships thrive and when you release judgment, relationships heal.
Why is judgment so detrimental to relationships?
When we feel judged, it invokes a feeling of rejection, so we either close down or we judge in return, in order to protect ourselves. Either of the reactions causes distance and discord. When we are the ones who judge, we push the other person away, regardless of our judgment. It does not matter if you feel you have a right to judge or that you really do know better, judgment is the best way to alienate a friend, lover, partner, parent, co-worker or child. Even if we call our judgment by the name of love and caring, it is still judgment and it will always do the opposite of what we intended. You cannot love someone and judge them at the same time. Releasing your judgment for another will help to heal the relationship.
Any two people in the world can have a great relationship if they surrender judgment and they embrace each other from a space of pure appreciation.
Being judgemental could be one of the blocks, counselling offers a space to express the needs and fears in a relationship, may it be with oneself or with another. It helps to effectively resolve communication blocks that arises from unresolved grief, childhood trauma, anger or conflict.
Since all relationships are based on energy, energy healing works hand in hand with counselling, it helps to restore the individual and/or relationship to wholeness by addressing the core underlying issues. It helps do away with the negative thoughts and emotions which the couples have for each other. This helps them foster better relationships,
Relationship Affirmation: I love you more than “who I think you should be,” so I am just going to let you be you, and I am going to love you without needing or wanting you to change in anyway.
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Autism doesn’t have to be viewed as a disability or disorder. Autistic people are genetically and neurologically distinct, but thinking and feeling people with strengths and challenges outside of average and divergent intuitive learning and communication styles.
Autism can be addressed using a combination of therapies that include behaviour, speech-language and energy healing. Autism is unique to each child or adult with treatments and assistance having to be customised to the individual following a thorough evaluation of their strengths and challenges. Additionally social skills & energy healing provide cross support to their well-being. Parents also partner with therapists/energy healers and train to work with their children at home. Ideally, parents, teachers, therapists and energy healers will all work together to integrate their approaches across the child’s daily life.
Behavioural therapies are the foundation of treatment for most children on the autism spectrum. Energy healing along with the therapy can help maintain harmony, health, and systemic balance in the brain and nervous system. Energy healing has no side effects. It is an effective therapy which can help your child deal with challenges of sleeplessness, relaxation, anxiety, stress & tight muscles. Additionally, it empowers the child to be able to self sooth, gain confidence and self-esteem. Energy healing looks beyond physical symptoms to manipulate the subtle energetic meridians in the body to clear blocks, repair and rebalance. Any imbalance is the body’s way of communicating is that there is an energetic block; our body’s energy is unable to move harmoniously. Energy healing facilitates repairing the body to its optimal level of balance so that it can heal itself. We are all designed to self-heal.
Some adults with autism don’t want treatment, per se. They may embrace their differences, yet need certain therapies and healings, tailored to their personal challenges.
Take, for example, the extreme sensitivities to certain sounds, smells or lights that are common among people with autism may need a behaviour therapy and healing session to ease these sensory issues. Many adults on the spectrum struggle with communication and social challenges that can interfere with obtaining or maintaining employment, establishing and fostering relationships and achieving independence and quality of life. This can result in social isolation, anxiety, depression and problems with emotional control. Apart from working along and supporting them with whatever they are challenged in, it is also important to sensitise society to the uniqueness of people with autism.
It is a misconception that autism is a disease which needs curing. It is time to embrace this uniqueness
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