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A testimony on Deviated Nasal Septum(DNS)

A testimony on Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)

I am Mary  Nyokabi, 34 years old, employed in a government office in Nairobi, Kenya.

About six months ago; I started feeling constant congestion and headache in the morning and continuous dripping from the nose during the day. It was very disturbing. I could not focus on my work.

I went to see my doctor and was diagnosed with Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS) I was put on inhalers to give me relief which was really temporary. It was not a cure. Deviation had happened due to an injury on my face.

I started searching for alternatives and found the website; www.ayurvedakenya.com that had cited case history like mine. I contacted them on their Facebook page and booked an appointment to see their Ayurveda doctor. I went to see the Ayurveda doctor on 19th July, 2017. I was advised a 7 day Panchakarma therapy called Nasya. I started the therapy on 20th July and within 3 days, I started feeling much better.

I was given some oral Ayurveda products to continue with for some time and I am amazingly feeling so good. There is no blockage, congestion or nasal dripping and the deviation seems to be gone completely. Doctor has advised me to keep myself warm, take warm water, warm food and avoid cold drinks.

I am so grateful to God that such a treatment is available in Kenya.

Mary N Nyokabi

22nd August, 2017.

 

AYURVEDA FOR PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, itchy, and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage. It is non-infectious and non-contagious. It is often seen in people between 15 to 40 yrs of age.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

 Some of the common symptoms of psoriasis are :

  • Raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows
  • Thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales appearing on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet.
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Joint swelling, tenderness, and pain
  • Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

Psoriasis is generally thought to be a genetic disease, which is triggered by environmental factors. Symptoms often worsen during winter and with certain medications such as beta blockers( Blood pressure medicines)  and NSAIDs (type of pain killers) Infections and psychological stress may also play a role.

According to Ayurveda Psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha dosha.Uneven and unhealthy food habits, consumption of foodstuffs in the wrong combination (Example: dairy products with fish or chicken), too much intake of yogurt, black gram, seafood, excesses of sour and salted food stuffs, etc. can trigger the psoriasis inducing pathogenesis. Other catalysts that cause psoriasis includes stress, alcohol, and tobacco consumption

Treatment

There is no cure for psoriasis in modern medicine. However, various treatments can help control the symptoms. These treatments may include steroids, Vitamin D3 and immune system suppressing medications. However, Psoriasis can be effectively treated through Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and detoxification therapies.

CASE STUDY

Erythrodermic psoriasis

A  62 yrs old female  patient known case of Erythrodermic psoriasis, cervical spondylosis, Osteoporosis, Cardiac pace maker came with complaints of Psoriatic rashes all over body, stress, Insomnia, apathy, anorexia, hyperacidity, multiple joint pain, cervical pain, headaches.

History of present illness- Patient has been suffering from psoriasis since 30 yrs. Had tried all sorts of medicines from various doctors around the world, but nothing seemed to help her condition. Even she had used local as well as oral steroids for her condition, which had helped her for a while, however after 6 month she had developed very sever psoriatic rashes all over the body including scalp. Having lost hope in modern medicine patient had decided to go for Ayurvedic treatments.

Treatment-

As Stress plays very important role in aggravating the psoriasis condition, treatment was started with Shirodhara therapy for 7 days. After Shirodhara therapy scaling, redness and size of skin rashes went down, there was remarkable reduction in itching and irritability of skin.   After 7 days, 11-days Purgation therapy was given.Purgation helped to detoxify whole body system, removing dead cell and inflammatory mediators responsible for inflammation and thickness of Psoriatic skin rashes. Patient was kept on oral medication for 1 yr; this was associated with diet changes and exercise. Within one year patient got free from 30 yr old erythrodermic psoriasis.

Below are the photos showing effect Ayurvedic treatment on psoriatic patches before and after therapy-

Before therapy
Before therapy
Before therapy
Before therapy
After therpay
After therapy

Ayurveda Kenya

SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF HOT FLUSHES WITH AYURVEDA

Hot flushes, or night sweats (if they happen at night) is a symptom of the changing hormone levels that is considered to be characteristic of menopause. It may begin to appear several years before menopause starts and last for years afterwards.

Hot flushes is a common symptom of menopause and pre-menopause, typically experienced as a feeling of intense heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat, and may typically last from two to thirty minutes for each occurrence. The sensation of heat usually begins in the face or chest, although it may appear elsewhere such as the back of the neck, and can spread throughout body.
Severe hot flashes can make it difficult to get proper sleep at night, which in turn can affect mood, impair concentration, and cause other physical problems.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, menopause marks the transition from the pitta phase of life to the vata phase of life. During the transition, imbalances in both Vata and Pitta may occur.

                                                              -Case Study-
A 48 yr old female patient came with complaints of -Over sweating specially at night for the last two months.
Sudden feeling of rise in body temperature
Disturbed sleep, Irritability
Weight gain,
Generalized weakness
Lack of interest for accustom work

History of present illness-
Patient has been suffering from above complaints for two months Initially the symptom s were not very frequent but recently had become an everyday issue, which had made her to see Gynecologist .Gynecologist diagnosed her as a case of menopausal hot flushes and prescribe her HRT medication. As patient was aware of adverse effect of HRT; like increased risk of breast cancer, Stroke, dementia and other potentially serious risks ,she decided to seek help from Ayurvedic medicine.
Drug History- Sleeping pills, HRT medicine
Treatment-
Considering hormonal imbalance (Pitta and Ama imbalance) in mind ,purgation therapy was given to the patient. During first seven days of purgation therapy ; when patient was on internal oliation symptoms like , over sweating especially at night ,sudden rise in body temperature and generalized weakness had shown improvement and after the eleven days of therapy almost all symptoms were gone, except slightly disturbed sleep and irritability, this was cured by Dhara therapy for 7 days.

Therapies along with oral medication have brought rejuvenation along with remarkable positive changes in her physical and mental well being.

Ayurvedic therapies not only cure hot flushes but also address other issues of menopause like Weight gain, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Premature aging etc.

Dr. Mangesh Mudgal
Resident doctor at Ayurveda Kenya

MANAGING CELLULITE WITH AYURVEDA

Cellulite presents as a modification of skin topography, evident by skin dimpling and nodularity that occurs mainly in women on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen.
Cellulite is thought to occur in 80-90% of the post pubertal females. There appears to be a hormonal component to its presentation. It is rarely seen in males.

cellulite
CAUSES-
Hormonal factors
Genetic factors
Change in metabolism
High stress lifestyle
Lymphatic and circulatory insufficiency
Dieting has shown to have variable effects on improving or worsening the appearance of cellulite.

Conventional medicine states- At this point, there is no outstanding treatment for cellulite.

According to Ayurveda, cellulite is a condition seen in vitiated Medovasha strotas (Adipose tissue). Accumulation of unformed fat (Abadha medas) under the skin layer leads to dimpling or nodularity of the skin, Which can be treated very effectively with the help of Purgation and Powder massage therapy.

CASE STUDY
A 43 yr old female patient came with complaints of-
Weight gain since 4 yrs
Cellulite over buttocks and thigh
Very low energy levels
Breathlessness after climbing stairs
Pain in both knee joints while climbing stairs
Pain in lower back
History of present illness– Patient was on contraceptive pills for 6 yrs, after taking medication for some months she had noticed weight gain, fluid retention and cellulite over buttocks. For these reasons she had stopped contraceptive pills. Since then her weight and cellulites seem to be increasing.
Purgation therapy and powder massage therapy (Udwartana) were given,. These have brought down her weight and cellulite remarkably.
The internal and external oliation in purgation therapy –brings softness in rigid unwanted fat cells, melts them and finally expels them out of the body.
Brings balance in Hormones responsible for cellulite formation
Rejuvenates whole body-mind system
Powder massage therapy – Stimulates fat cell metabolism, brings down subcutaneous fat, tones up the skin and underline muscles.
During therapy and after therapy her symptoms like Very low energy levels, Breathlessness after climbing stairs, Pain in both knee joints while climbing stairs and Pain in lower back almost went down. Remarkable weight loss plus decreased cellulite were seen after therapy.
Patient kept on losing weight throughout the year, until her body adopted normal body weight necessary for proper metabolism and cellulites are gone completely.

Measurement Techniques

Before Therapy          After Therapy         One Year after Therapy
WEIGHT-    85.6 kg                         80.1 kg                         74 kg
BMI-              32.92                            30.8                                28.46
W:H-             0.91                               0.87                                 0.8
FAT%-          43.9                                41.5                                 38.87
Measurements to determine Inches loss
CHEST –            43 “                            41.5”                               40”
UMBILICUS- 41.3”                        38.7″                               37.5″
WAIST-             41.3″                         40.8″                               39.1″
BUTTOCKS- 44.8″                          43.6″                               42″
THIGH-            22.4″                          21.2″                               21″
CALF –              14″                              14″                                   13.6″
ARM-                13.5″                          13.3″                               13.1″
FOREARM-   9.4″                             8.7″                                   8.7″

Dr. Mangesh Mudgal
Resident doctor at Ayruveda kenya

MANAGING OBESITY WITH AYURVEDA

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.
Facts about overweight and obesity as per WHO (world health organization)
Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the Ischemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.

In spite of lots of research in modern world we don’t have any effective treatment approach towards obesity. But Ayurveda, a science 5000 yr old is well versed in management of condition like over weight or obesity.

CASE STUDY
A 36 Yr old lady came with complaints of-
Over wt Laziness
Fluid retention craving for food
Anxiety Palpitation
Breathlessness while walking and climbing stairs
Dizziness

History of present illness- Patient had given birth to a male child before 8 m, since then she is suffering form weight gain, Anxiety, Palpitation and increased blood pressure. Doctor prescribed her Anti hypertensive, Anti anxiety medications. This has made her condition worst, she has started becoming restless and body weight was increasing.

Treatment approach-
For High blood pressure, Anxiety and palpitation Dhara therapy was given. This has brought her Blood pressure and panic attacks under control.
Then Purgation therapy and powder massage therapy (Udwartana) was given, this has helped her to loss wt and inch.

The internal and external oliation in purgation therapy –brings softness in rigid unwanted fat cells, Scrap out them and finally expel them out form the body. It also balances hormones, which is responsible for craving of food in over weight patients. Rejuvenates whole body-mind system

Powders massage therapy – Stimulates fat cell metabolism, brings down subcutaneous fat, tone up the skin and underline muscles. Ultimately gives good sturdy figure.

Measurement Techniques

Before Therapy   After Therapy   One Year after Therapy
WEIGHT-        82.1 kg                            77.5 kg                   72.4 kg
BMI-                  31.5                                   29.8                          27.8
W:H-                 0.87                                   0.87                          0.87
FAT%-             40.68 %                           38.64 %                   36.47 %
Measurements to determine Inches loss
CHEST –             39 “                                   37”                              37”
UMBILICUS-  38.3”                                36”                              34”
WAIST-              38.5”                                36.6”                          35”
BUTTOCKS-  44”                                     42”                              40”
THIGH-             24.1”                                22.9”                           22”
CALF –                16”                                   15.5”                           15.1”
ARM-                  14.1”                               13.5”                           13.2”
FOREARM-    10.2”                                9.2”                               9”

The effect of therapy is such that, Patient keep on losing weight throughout year, until his/her body adopt normal body weight necessary for proper metabolism.
There is no adverse effect of theses therapies like other weight loss program.

Dr.Mangesh Mudgal
Resident doctor at Ayurveda Kenya