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Swine Flu (H1N1)

Swine flu(H1N1) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people, identified in April 2009 in the United States of America. It has been believed that Swine flu had similarities with that of an influenza virus causing disease in pigs. But recent studies reveal that it is different from that virus of pigs.

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Flu viruses spread mainly through coughing or sneezing by people with

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Abhyanga – The massage of Ancient India

What Is Abhyanga?

Abhyanga is the Sanskrit word for massage given to the entire body. It is an integral part of the daily routine (Dincharya) recommended by oldest healthcare system for maintaining good health. For thousands of years people have used Abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns, and increase longevity. It has also been used as a medicine for certain disorders.

Abhyanga is the

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Panchkarma

Panchkarma is a speciality of Ayurveda having diversified preventive, curative, and promotive actions indicated in wide range of disease/ health problems.Panchkarma procedures purify various system of the human body and expel out cumulated toxic metabolites (waste product) from the body and maintain normal functioning of tissue, digestion, metabolism, mental functions etc.

Definition of Panchkarma

Panchkarma is basically a bio-cleansing regimen, which facilitates the body system

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Ayurvedic Body Composition

According  to  Ayurveda,  Prakruti,  which  means  innate  character, physical  constitution  or  disposition  of  a person , plays  an  important role in comprehending  the physical  and  mental  characteristics.  With the changing  social  and  cultural  environment  our  behavioral  aspect  also gets  affected  but  the  most  important  fact  is  that  our  basic  constitution  remains  constant  throughout  our  lives , just  as  our  blood group  does  not 

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Divisions of Ayurveda – Ashtang Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest healing science of the world. It is believed to be divine science which was brought to earth by our sages for helping the mankind suffering from diseases. Ashtang Ayurveda has three words in it i.e ASHTA (Eight) + ANGA (Parts) + AYURVEDA meaning Ayurveda and its eight parts. Ayurveda is a very vast science which was divided into eight

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History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word made up of two words AYU and VEDA, Ayu means Life and Veda means Knowledge  hence the word Ayurveda means Knowledge of life. It is not only a medical science dealing with the disease and diseased but Ayurveda is the knowledge which helps a person to live a happy, satisfied, useful and long life.

The origin of Ayurveda is

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Ayurveda: A Science of healthy living

Ayurveda is an ancient Medical system of India. Ayurvedic system of Medicine is world’s oldest system of medicine. It is originated in India and now it is spread out all over the world as a safest treatment and has not any side effects and also cures chronic diseases as a permanent base.

‘The science of long and healthy living’ is called as an “Ayurveda”.

Ayurveda

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Homeopathy

Homoeopathy is a science and art of preventing and treating disease. It may be defined as the therapeutic method of system-similarity based on the Law of Similars and uses therapeutic substances in diluted doses. The term ‘Homoeopathy’ was coined by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) from the Greek words, ‘homoeos’  meaning ‘similar’ and ‘pathos’  meaning ‘suffering’. Homoeopathy aims to cure by treating

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Smokeless Tobacco & Oral Health

Smokeless tobacco goes by many names, such as dip and chew, snuff, chewing tobacco or spit tobacco. No matter what it is called, smokeless tobacco is highly addictive and can harm one’s health.

Like cigars and cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products contain a variety of toxins associated with cancer. At least 28 cancer-causing chemicals have been identified in

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Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

The detrimental effects of sleep disturbance produced by abnormal breathing patterns have been extensively studies in recent times and are called as Sleep disordered breathing (SDB).

SDB constitutes a number of the major part of sleep disorders seen by sleep physicians’ world over.

With growth of Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, & use of Medicines, Otolaryngologists & Sleep clinicians are witnessing a large increase in

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