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Name: Surendra Prasad Age: 62 City/Country: Coimbatore, India Surendra’s Experience I am an avid reader and a retired Professor of History. I’ve been enjoying my retirement doing research into historical characters and events that have fascinated me during my long teaching career. However, I slowly noticed that my vision was becoming fuzzy- especially in my right eye. Nike Zoom Goedkoop I consulted an ophthalmologist who said that I was developing a cataract in the right eye. solde adidas chaussures He suggested surgery, but I have always had a fear of any invasive procedures, so I decided to opt for Ayurvedic treatment instead. I consulted a well known Ayurvedic physician, on the advice of my neighbor who comes from Kerala, a state in South India that is renowned as a land where Ayurveda has been a way of life for 5000 years. The physician explained to me that in Ayurveda, this disease is called timira. It is the most commonly seen disease of old age, and is caused by a cloudy area in the lens or lens capsule of the eye. I was surprised to learn that even in ancient times, Ayurvedic surgeons had developed techniques for the removal of cataracts surgically. However in my case, since the problem was in the initial stages, treatment was available- and this treatment would also prevent the formation of cataract in the other eye. The Ayurvedic Explanation According to Ayurveda, the body has three vital energies, or doshas, that are balanced in every individual in a unique proportion. nike air max 2017 dames Blauw The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and when their balance is disturbed in any way, health problems occur. Zapatillas New Balance Online In the case of cataract, an aggravation of the Vata dosha is responsible for the condition. Marcus Mariota – Oregon Ducks Jerseys One of the properties of Vata is to make things dry up. Fjallraven Kanken Mini When the unctuousness and softness of the lens and its capsule are lost because of increased dryness, it becomes opaque and thereby forms a cataract. Cheap Nike Shoes Sale UK After studying my constitution, the physician drew up a regimen of herbal remedies and dietary specification that were tailored to meet my aggravated Vata dosha. asics kayano 21 mujer I was told to take more of cow’s ghee, milk and butter. Rice, wheat, moong dal, banana -both ripe and green- methi, spinach, drumsticks, lady’s fingers, grapes, pomegranates, apples, and oranges were the vegetables and fruits that were recommended. I was also told to avoid pungent, bitter, sour and saline ingredients. In general, I took care to have a lot of food high in vitamin C, which is thought to help prevent or delay cataracts, as well as foodstuffs high in Vitamin E like vegetable oils, nuts and seeds. Adidas Ultra Boost Dames I also took care to protect my eyes from direct sunlight and from too bright direct light indoors. The remedies suggested by my physician included Mahaa triphalaa ghrita. The main ingredients of this medicine are triphala and cow’s ghee. Triphala provides nourishment and strengthens the nerves and other tissues of the eyeball whereas ghee is known to balance the aggravated vaata. Moreover, amla or Indian gooseberry is one of the ingredients in triphala that contains lots of vitamin C. Another suggestion was to take a tablespoonful Triphala choorna and add it to a tumbler of water in the evening. It was then covered and set aside for 12 hours. In the morning, I strained it through a piece of clean cloth and used this filtrate for both washing the eyes and internal consumption. According to my physician, to keep the eyes free from any disease it is necessary to keep the patient free from constipation. fjallraven kanken soldes Both Maha Triphala ghrita and triphala water help in this respect. I also underwent certain procedures that are useful in treating cataracts. They were Virechana, a medicated purgation therapy that completely cleanses the gastrointestinal tract, and Anjana and Aschotanam, that are the procedures by which medicine is applied inside the eyes. Aschotanam involves washing the eyes with special decoction and dripping medicated eye drops while Anjana is a medicated collyrium that is applied to the eyes.

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