The traditional Indian holistic health management system, offers a range of traditional therapies and herbal medicines to balance the bodily principles and to integrate body, mind and spirit. These therapies can be used for both to cure various ailments as well as to improve general health (Rejuvenation). The effect of therapies differs with the oil and other ingredients used.
Primarily the type of medication used: whether oil, powder, paste etc and The Pattern and pressure of the strokes. For e.g. in a rejuvenating massage, the oils selected shall be with properties of tissue nourishing, toning up the muscles, stimulating the nerve endings and the pattern of strokes will be in the direction of hair follicles and from the origin of muscles to the insertion. Where as in a therapeutic powder massage, the purpose is to cleanse and burn out the excess adipose fat and hence the storks will be in the opposite direction of hair follicles.
A gentle application of warm herbal oil is first done over the body. Next the individual is made to sit, keeping the head out, inside a steam chamber that lets out herbal steam from medicinal herbs makes the individual perspire profusely that promote cohesion between cells. The steam will open up the very small pores of the skin thereby removing all wastes and pacifying the three doshas. A great therapy for toning the skin and giving it a special glow.
Hematophagous animals including leeches have been known to possess biologically active compounds in their secretions, especially in their saliva. The blood-sucking annelids, leeches have been used for therapeutic purposes since the beginning of civilization. Ancient Egyptian, Indian, Greek and Arab physicians used leeches for a wide range of diseases starting from the conventional use for bleeding to systemic ailments, such as skin diseases, nervous system abnormalities, urinary and reproductive system problems, inflammation, and dental problems.
Leech Therapy is an adaptation of ancient medication. The Siddhars has used leeches for therapy since 2000 years ago. Leech can be used in various therapies such as: hand/leg/nerve pain, thrombosis, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid, cholesterol, uric acid, varicose veins, drugs addiction, pimples and blotches, menstruation pain, epilepsy, facial toning, calf slimming, heart diseases such as swollen heart, weak heart, leaky heart, the narrowing and the blockage of coronary arteries, etc.
The point of leech therapy is mostly to dilute the blood clotting. Gore dilution can reduce high blood pressure, improve blood flow, dissolve blood plaque, normalize the narrowing nerve tracts, decrease cholesterol level, improve the arteries flexibility, decrease nerve tension, reduce superoxide rate which is capable of damaging heart muscle tissue, and finally improve body immune system.
Leech Saliva is produced in the process of Leech Therapy. When the leeches start to suck blood, their saliva enters the patient blood. Leech saliva contains various useful natural chemical substances. Therefore, in 1-2 hours of the therapy, your blood will have mixed perfectly with these natural chemical substances.
The beauty of music has the power to heal mind, body and soul. Music is often considered the medicine of the mind. This universal language of the mankind not only bridges borders made by human beings, but also has a profound effect on human psyche and body. The power of music that can cure the heart and mind is now being used in certain healing therapies as well. This had led to the birth of the term ‘Music Therapy’. The interpersonal process in which music and all its facets are used by the therapists, to help their patients in improving or maintaining their health, is termed Music Therapy.
Music Therapy is a branch of psychology wherein its mental, physical, emotional, social, aesthetic and spiritual, all the aspects are, individually or combined, to address people’s needs. The needs of the client or the patient can be addressed either through the direct use of music or through the relationships that develop between the client and the therapist. Music therapy can be used with individuals of all ages, to help the body fight various diseases and conditions.
Brain waves respond to different kinds of music in different ways. Strong beats stimulate the brain waves, while a slow tempo promotes a meditative and soothing state of mind. Music therapy can also counteract the damaging effects of chronic stress by altering the breathing and heart rate. Music helps keep anxiety and depression at bay by bringing more positive state of mind. Listening to music can enormously increase optimism and control pessimistic aspects, like worry, bias and anger. Controlling emotions, lowering blood pressure and restoring the functioning of the liver are some of the benefits that music therapy boasts of.
As music affects the body and mind in many powerful ways, it is being used to help cancer patients and even children with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Music Therapy can also be designed to:
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions.
Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.
We know that when all colors join the result is white light. Therefore working with White Light brings about completeness, oneness, and union of all complementary parts.
Energy (spiritual) healers often supplement their healing work with color healing. As they lay their hands on the patient, they mentally direct specific color rays into the patient’s aura and body. Oftentimes, the color used is inspired by the super conscious.
In healing colors act as balancers: we administer the color(s) someone needs more of, or we give the opposite of the color someone has too much of.
A preference for certain colors can point at two things:
Aromatherapy is derived from the ancient practice of using natural plant essences to promote health and wellbeing. It consists of the use of pure essential oils obtained from a wide assortment of plants, which have been steam distilled or cold-pressed from flowers, fruit, bark and roots.
This therapy can help ease a wide assortment of ailments; easing aches, pains, and injuries, while relieving the discomforts of many health problems. Acts on the central nervous system, relieving depression and anxiety, reducing stress, relaxing, uplifting, sedating or stimulating, restoring both physical and emotional wellbeing. The appropriate oils can have powerful results, both on the body and the spirit. “Fragrance Oils”, “Perfumes” and other artificially made substitutes for Pure Essential Oils cannot produce these amazing results.
Aromatherapy is generally applied in one of three ways:
The oils evaporate into the air. The aim is to give the air a specific fragrance or to disinfect it.
The person breaths the evaporating oils straight in. This is commonly used for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, as well as for psychological benefits.
Applied onto the skin. Commonly used for massage, baths, and therapeutic skin care.
Nutritional therapy combines science (biochemistry and nutrition) with naturopathy (natural, drug-free medicine) in order to return the patient to a state of good health. Nutritional therapy is holistic because it is designed to treat the body as a whole – curing the causes of problems, not just the symptoms as is too often the case in conventional medicine.
It considered being a complementary therapy, which can be used alongside orthodox medicine. Therapists may work with clients who have chronic health problems that conventional medicine may find difficult to treat or with individuals who are interested in improving their health through diet. The Nutritional Therapist works closely with the client to conduct a holistic assessment of their nutritional requirements and to compile an individual programme for diet and supplementation, in order to alleviate, or prevent illness and promote optimal health.
These six areas are the foundations of nutritional therapy. This foundational approach and assessment process will also highlight potential imbalances in the areas of endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular health as well as detoxification issues associated with liver and colon function.
A Nutritional Therapist works with clients, usually on an individual basis, to identify and treat nutritional factors affecting their health and to help them improve their overall health and wellbeing.
In addition Nutritional Therapy can support couples looking to optimize their fertility through preconceptual planning; athletes wanting to optimize their performance; individuals interested in ensuring their nutritional status is as good as it could be; and it is suitable for adults and children alike.
Nutritional Therapists have access to a wide range of functional tests to determine underlying conditions such as: hormonal imbalance; thyroid and adrenal dysfunction; digestive disorders; food allergies and nutrient status.