• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Friday, April 28, 2017

സ്വാമി ദയാനന്ദസരസ്വതി എൻലൈറ്റൻഡ് അല്ല പോലും

സ്വാമി ദയാനന്ദസരസ്വതി എൻലൈറ്റൻഡ് (ജ്ഞാനോദയം നേടിയ ആൾ ) അല്ലെന്ന് പറയുന്ന മഹാന്മാരോട് മന്ത്രി മണിയുടെ ഗ്രാമ്യഭാഷയിൽ "നിൻെറ ഒക്കെ ബാബമാർ (ദിവ്യന്മാർ) എൻലൈറ്റൻഡ് ആയെന്ന് തെളിയിക്കുന്ന സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് ഇഷ്യൂ ചെയ്യുന്ന നിൻെറ അക്രഡിറ്റേഷൻ ഏജൻസിയിൽ ദയാനന്ദസരസ്വതി അപേക്ഷിച്ചിട്ടില്ലായിരിക്കും അല്ലേ.നിൻെറ സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് വേണ്ട ഊവേ " എന്ന് മൊഴിയാൻ തോന്നുന്നു.

Mesmerised by the acting of Kangana Raut

I noticed the actress Kangana Raut when she got the National Award three times.So I decided to see one of her hindi movie Queen, this week to know about the actress.And the experience was mind blowing.Her acting talent is awesome.Really deserves a national award.

Upgrade from Sony Vaio to Asus Laptop

Feeling happy on buying a new Asus Laptop which will replace the eight year old Sony Vaio which was running like a workhorse every day for the last eight years but limping during the last one month.This is my second Asus Laptop. The first one bought through Flipkart came with a defective hard drive which Asus replaced according to warranty. Gauging the performance of the Asus laptop we have in the family, I have decided to go for a cheaper Asus instead of a business laptop like Dell Vostro. In the past I have used Lenovo which is also a good brand as far as notebooks are concerned.This one I made sure to buy from a brick and mortar store.

My Brand New WD Elements External Harddisk

This is my brand new handy external harddisk WD Elements 1 TB.It will serve as a backup tool for saving client data (website files, databases,images, files and backups).Got this for Rs 3899 from Amazon India and comes with three year warranty.

പശുവിൻെറ പേരിൽ അക്രമം നടത്തരുത്

നൂറ് കോടി ഹിന്ദുക്കളിൽ പത്തോ നൂറോ മതഭ്രാന്തന്മാർ പശുവിൻെറ പേരിൽ അക്രമം നടത്തുന്നതിന് ഹിന്ദുക്കളെ മുഴുവൻ അധിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്നത് തെറ്റാണ്.

Big Mistake to Make the Clown a Minister Instead of Sending to Jail


Clown who insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Subcollecter, Teacher etc. not jailed until now.This clown was rewarded for insulting the modesty of a woman in 2016 by contesting him in election , made a people's representative and made minister in Kerala Government. Should have been jailed long time back.

Support the Honest IAS Officer in Kerala with Spine

നപുംസകങ്ങൾക്കിടയിൽ വളരെ കാലത്തിനു ശേഷം ഒരാൺകുട്ടിയെ കണ്ടുകിട്ടി.ദേവികുളം സബ് കളക്ടർ ശ്രീറാം വെങ്കിട്ടരാമൻ.

Among the flock of eunuchs, a man was finally found out. He is Devikulam Sub Collector, Sreeram Venkittaraman

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

രണ്ടാമൂഴം മഹാഭാരതത്തിൻെറ വികലമായ പുനരാഖ്യാനം

വ്യാസമുനി രചിച്ച മഹാഭാരതം എന്ന ഇതിഹാസത്തെ വികലമാക്കി വാസുദേവൻ നായർ  എഴുതിയ രണ്ടാമൂഴം സിനിമയാക്കുന്നു. അതിനെതിരെ അക്രമം നടത്തുവാൻ ആരെങ്കിലും തുനിയുന്നുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ അവർ മതഭ്രാന്തരാണ്.വ്യാസന്റെ മഹാഭാരതം സീരിയൽ പോലെ ഒരു സിനിമ എടുക്കുകയാണ് അക്രമത്തിന് പകരം ചെയ്യേണ്ടത്.  ഈ അവസരം മഹാഭാരതം മൂലം (തർജ്ജമ) പഠിക്കാൻ നമുക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കാം.മുഖ്യധാരയിൽ ഭാരതീയമായ എന്തിനോടും അവജ്ഞ , അവഗണന മാർക്സിസ്റ്റുകൾ രചിച്ച ഇന്ത്യൻ  ചരിത്രം സ്‌കൂൾതലത്തിൽ പഠിച്ച ഏവരും കാട്ടാറുണ്ട്. ശ്രീരാമൻ , ശ്രീകൃഷ്ണൻ തുടങ്ങിയവർ ജീവിച്ചിരുന്നില്ല എന്ന് നമ്മെ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്ന മാർക്സിസ്റ്റുകാർ ശംബൂകൻ, ഏകലവ്യൻ തുടങ്ങിയവർ ജീവിച്ചിരുന്നു എന്ന് വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നവരാണ്. ആശ്വാസം .

   ഡാവിഞ്ചികോഡ് എന്ന സിനിമക്കെതിരെ ആയുധം എടുക്കുന്ന ക്രിസ്ത്യായനികളും , ചാർളി ഹെബ്‌ദോ മാസികയുടെ പ്രവാചക കാർട്ടൂണെതിരെ അക്രമം ആഹ്വാനം ചെയ്യുന്നവരും തുല്യമായി മതഭ്രാന്തരാണ്. കൈ, കാൽ ,തല തുടങ്ങിയ അവയവങ്ങളോട് സ്നേഹം ഉള്ളത് കൊണ്ട് (പേടി എന്നും വായിക്കാം ) കാർട്ടൂൺ എഡിറ്റ് ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട്.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Why Is Panchakarma Treatment An Important Health Need Today?

Human body is like a machine. As the machine needs cleaning and lubrication from time to time to improve the efficiency and quality, body also needs some purification or de-toxification. According to Ayurvedic experts, complete cleansing of body through detoxification process restores optimum physiological functions and reverses the pathological conditions if any. The nutrients reach their desired destinations easily and their bio- availability is enhanced. Similarly the medicines administered in Samsuddha Sarira (purified body) reach their sites easily and effectively and possibly even a relatively smaller dose of a medicine may produce greater effect. Panchakarma treatment  is one of the most important therapies in Ayurveda that causes total detoxifcation of vitiated doshas from the body.

Ayurvedic therapies are mainly classified in two categories, Shodhana (Purification therapy) and Shamana Chikitsa (Alleviating/ Palliative therapy). The main aim of Shodhana Chikitsa is to eliminate the vitiated doshas (internal causative factors) from the body which causes disease. It is an important process in Ayurveda and is an internal purification process. Panchakarma therapeutic procedures are used to facilitate the elimination of harmful factors through the five processes namely Vamana (Therapeutic emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic purgation), Basti (Enema therapy), Nasyam (Nasal installation of medicine) and Raktamokshana (Blood letting therapies). Body is prepared for the upcoming Panchakarma procedure by the administration of internal medicines and some external procedures like Abhyangam, full body massage.

The Shodhana therapy (Purification therapy) of Ayurveda is a unique concept. It envisages not only the visceral cleansing rather it aims at the total bio- purification up to molecular level. A suitably administered detoxification treatment such as Panchakarma   not only cleanses the organs and systems but also goes to the cellular levels to purify the cells, cell membranes and their pores.

Acharya Charaka, referred to as the Father of Indian Medicine has recommended implementation of Panchakarma in healthy persons, as a daily regimen and a regimen for specific seasons change. Each treatments mentioned in Panchakarma procedure has a specific benefit in different seasons. For instance, in Varsha ritu (Rainy season), Vata dosha is vitiated and hence Basti therapy (enema) is advised. In Sharat ritu (autumn season) pitta dosha is vitiated and hence Virechana & Raktamokshana therapies are advised. In Vasanta Ritu (Spring Season) the kapha dosha is vitiated and hence Vamana & Nasya karma are advised. Similarly in Atura or diseased persons depending on the vitiated doshas the Panchakarma therapy suitable to that condition can suggest by the doctor.

Panchakarma is one of the most effective healing therapies described in Ayurveda. It has several beneficial effects on human body and mind. Modern world is full of tensions and turmoil. The technology in the modern world is however a double edged phenomenon, it has made our lives easier but at the same time has given rise to a lot of stress in life. Today almost every working professional reports one or other stress induced health issue such as mental stress, pain, skin problems, sleep problems, etc. Panchakarma is a gift of wellness offered by age-old Ayurveda to the modern world. Here is how Panchakarma helps one to solve common health problems.

5 reasons Panchakarma Treatment should be a part of your health routine   

1. Eliminates body toxins

Toxins are all around us. We breathe toxins through polluted air and ingest it through unhealthy food. A high level of free radical toxins in the body is a precursor to several lifestyle disorders one has to face in the modern world including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Panchakarma is a complete de-tox therapy that eliminates the accumulated body toxins and eventually reduces the risk of several illnesses.

2. Can be taken by diseased as well as healthy person

According to acharyas the Panchakarma therapies can be administered to healthy persons (Swastha) and as well as diseased persons (Atura).  This is one of the most important benefits of Panchakarma. It can restore optimum health in people who are healthy or reduce the underlying pathology of an illness among people who are diseased.

3. Solves gastric problems

Gastric problems are becoming increasingly common today owing to the level of stress and unhealthy eating habits. According to a survey in India 14% of urban population suffers from constipation problem daily. Panchakarma offers basti treatment which is an Ayurvedic enema that helps to cleanse colon. Other treatments in panchakarma such as vaman or virechanam reduce the vata vitiation in the abdominal cavity and reduce changes of gastric problems such as gastric discomfort and acidity.

4. Improves skin and gives youthful appearance

Acne breakout is a major concern especially among youth and young working professionals. Experts relate high levels of toxins in the body to acne breakouts. Panchakarma treatment play an important role in eliminating the body toxins and thus reduces the chances of acne and other skin problems.

5. Reduces mental tension

Did you know in India nearly 75% of working professionals under age of 40 are report being highly stressed. Panchakarma includes treatment like Nasyam that includes instillation of herbal oils or medication in the nasal cavity. These medicated oils or herbal decoction reach the brain create mental calmness. Nasyam is an important therapy that helps to achieve mental relaxation and also reduce sleep problems.

Written by Sri. Abhisekh, NuAyurveda Clinic
 

NuAyurveda is a chain of Ayurvedic clinics that follows a holistic treatment approach. All the treatments offered at the clinic are tailored as per individual’s health needs and lifestyle. NuAyurveda is a place where modern science is combined with traditional wisdom to create the best treatment one needs today. Visit www.nuayurveda.com to know more.

5 Pain Conditions that are Managed Effectively with Panchakarma

Panchakarma is one of the most popular Ayurvedic treatments for which people visit the Ayurvedic spas or centres. The experts consider panchakarma as a healing method that completely detoxifies body, strengthens immunity, reduces pain, and risk of several other illnesses. The main aim of panchakarma is to get rid of unwanted body toxins and restore the energy balance in the body. It also pacifies the aggravated vata dosha in the body. A perfect mechanism by which panchakarma reduces pain in several parts of the body! Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment  is a classic combination of five Ayurvedic therapies such as Vaman, Virechanam, Nasyam, Basti and Rakta Mokshan. Each of these therapies has a unique technique and therapeutic benefits. Read further to understand how Panchakarma Ayurvedic treatment helps to treat various chronic pain conditions.

Back pain

Back is one of the most common pain problems that affect almost 90% of people in the world at some point in their life. Back pain can be caused either due to lifestyle or biological factors. The lifestyle factors include too much sitting, overuse of back muscles, incorrect posture, smoking, no physical activity, etc. The biological factors involve an injury to spinal muscles or the bones, slip disc, tear in cartilage or even infections. According to Ayurveda vata vitiation is one of the leading causes of back pain. Detoxification with panchakarma is great way to reduce excess vata in the body. Panchakarma includes therapies such as vaman, virechanam and basti, which can effectively reduce the vata imbalance in the body that is responsible for causing back pain.

Arthritis

Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that is characterised by severe pain in various joints such as knee, wrist, pelvic or elbow. Arthritis is thought to be caused due to inflammation or tearing of cartilage disc that acts as a cushion between two bones. Breaking of this cartilage cushion or inflammation makes the two bones rub against each other resulting in severe pain. According to Ayurveda, vitiated vata dosha and ama or undigested or improperly formed food essence in the body are the main culprits for the disease. Changes in metabolism that results in excess vata dosha can cause arthritis pain. Ayurveda therefore believes in correcting the metabolism and digestive fire in order to treat arthritis. The Ayurvedic treatment aims at removing ama vata and reducing pain in joints using therapies such as  basti for 8 or 16 days or virechana, both of which are an important part of purification treatment panchakarma. Ayurveda also offers hot bolus massage called kizhi or upanaham that includes application of herbal paste over inflamed joints. 

Migraine

Migraine is a common type of headache and is characterised by severe throbbing pain that mainly occurs on one side of the head. Migraine attack can be triggered by bright light, loud sound, hormonal changes in the body or even seasonal changes. The Ayurvedic treatment for migraine focuses on reducing the headache , eye strain and creating mental calmness. As per Ayurvedic theories, migraine is vata disorder. Since vata dosha controls the nervous system and brain, imbalance of this dosha can result in headaches. Ayurvedic experts therefore believe that purification therapy like panchakarma can effectively reduce the symptoms of headache in migraine. Panchakarma treatment, especially nasyam plays a very vital role in managing headaches, reducing eye strain and causing mental relaxation. Nasyam includes instillation of medicated oils, powders or extracts in the nasal cavity. These medicated herbal ingredients reach the brain easily and reduce the symptoms of migraine.

Shoulder and neck pain

Shoulder and neck pain is seen commonly among people who use computer for a long time, need to lift heavy things regularly, or even those who drive or ride bike daily. Although lifestyle factors, mental stress and strain on shoulder muscles are thought to be the common causes of neck and shoulder pain, experts also blame excess gas or vata in the body as the culprit. Ayurveda also considers shoulder pain as a vata vyadhi and offers detoxification therapies such as panchakarma to remove unwanted toxins and vata vitiation from the body. Other pain relieving therapies such as Ayurvedic massage abhyangam,  pizhichil, and greeva basti are also effective. Panchakarma treatments with basti enemas remove excess vata from the body, whereas nasyam includes instillation of pain relieving medications. 

Chest pain

Chest pain can be caused by several conditions. Some include serious problems such as heart disease, anxiety, and some include acute conditions such as gastric acidity or other gastric problems. Chest pain that is caused by gastric problems is mainly due to excess vata or gas production in the body. The vata created due to improper digestion of food in the stomach forces itself upwards and results in heartburn causing severe chest pain. Panchakarma treatment includes therapies such as vaman, virechanam and basti that aim towards reducing the vata vitiation in the body. Therapies such as nasyam cause mental calmness that can also relax the body and relieve physical symptoms such as chest pain.

Written by Sri. Abhisekh, NuAyurveda Clinic
 

NuAyurveda is a chain of Ayurvedic clinics that follows a holistic treatment approach. All the treatments offered at the clinic are tailored as per individual’s health needs and lifestyle. NuAyurveda is a place where modern science is combined with traditional wisdom to create the best treatment one needs today. Visit www.nuayurveda.com to know more

Monday, April 17, 2017

6 Natural Therapies for Back Pain You Have Not Tried Yet

Written by Sri. Abhisekh, NuAyurveda Clinic 

Low back pain is one of the most commonly observed musculoskeletal disorders. It shows a very high prevalence worldwide and about 90% of people face some kind of back pain at least once in their lifetime. Back pain can be either acute that lasts for few weeks or it can be chronic that persists for more than three months. People suffering from chronic back pain problems often develop major physical, social and mental disruptions, which affect their occupations and routine activities.  Chronic back pain causes persistent pain that is often unbearable and restricts routine activities such as driving for long distance, lifting things or even sitting at once place for a long time. Interference with daily life makes the person suffer emotionally and as a result the quality of life is affected. Studies suggest that 11 out of every 100 people in the world suffer from chronic low back. The incidence of back pain is also likely to increase owing to the increased prevalence of obesity, sitting jobs, depression and unhealthy lifestyle patterns. In India almost 11% of corporate office goers take at least 7 days of sick leave due to back pain. This clearly shows back pain not only affects health but also the economic conditions due to loss productivity. Some working professionals prefer reporting to work even when in severe pain. In such cases people rely on pain medications such as NSAIDs or muscle relaxants. However, taking pain medications on regular basis is not a healthy option. There are several natural therapies that have been proven to effectively cure back pain problems and help the person revert to routine activities. However, most of the natural treatments also demand several changes in lifestyle. If you are ready to make some healthy changes in your lifestyle and determined to maintain it, natural therapies for back pain can be your option. Have a look at some of the natural therapies that effectively reduce back pain.

1. Back Massage

“Rubbing” as done in massage therapy was known and practiced as a primary form of healing method by our ancestors. Back massage is one of the most relaxing and effective method to ease muscle pain and stiffness, which is a common cause of back pain. Back massage performed to manage back pain mainly uses principles of Swedish and deep tissue massage. Swedish massage is done using five special movements that include pressure, tension, and motion or vibration to heal the painful joints and muscles in the lower back area. The deep strokes of massage reduce muscle knots and increase the blood circulation to the back muscles. This improves the supply of oxygen and fresh nutrients to muscles. The massage also reduces the tightness or stiffness in muscles that are strained thereby releasing the tension.

2. Acupressure

Acupressure is a part of traditional Chinese medicine and is indicated for pain-relief. Acupressure involves applying physical pressure on selected parts of the body using hands, palms, wrists and knees to stimulate acupoints.  Stimulation of acupoints reduces muscle pain and tension, improves blood circulation and releases endorphins (natural painkillers). Acupressure is non-invasive, safe and an effective method to reduce back pain. According Chinese medicine principles, stimulation of special acupoints improves the energy circulation and balance in cases of pain symptoms.

3. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is performed by applying electrical stimulation to the skin to manage the pain. The TENS technique uses low frequency electrical current to stimulate muscles and nerve tissues. The stimulation of nerve cells reduces pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals or releasing pain reducing endorphins.

4. Ayurvedic Kati Basti

Kati basti is a special Ayurvedic treatment  used in the management of low back pain mainly arising due to spinal spondolysis. The procedure includes pouring of warm medicated herbal oils over the lower back area especially the spine. The oil is retained in a well made up of gram flour. The warm herbal oils penetrate to the spinal bones and improves flexibility. The therapeutic action of herbal oils also helps to reduce pain in muscles surrounding the spine.

5. Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is a specialised treatment used to correct the alignment of spine structure. The therapist applies controlled force to spine joint to relieve pain and improve physical functioning. Research suggests that correct procedure of spinal manipulation causes suppression of inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins, cytokines, tumor necrosis factor α(TNFα) and interleukin 1β (IL-1β). Spinal manipulation is mainly indicated for treatment of low back pain or neck pain. It also can relieve discomforts of the musculoskeletal system, which includes all joints and muscles. Spinal manipulation is an extremely skilful procedure and needs to be performed by an experienced therapist. It is considered as one of the most effective natural treatment for management of low back pain.


NuAyurveda is a chain of Ayurvedic clinics that follows a holistic treatment approach. All the treatments offered at the clinic are tailored as per individual’s health needs and lifestyle. NuAyurveda is a place where modern science is combined with traditional wisdom to create the best treatment one needs today. Visit www.nuayurveda.com to know more