This is a multi system involved
connective-tissue disease with
pain killers, cortisone or cytotoxic drugs are the arsenals of
modern medicine which are immune-suppressants & have risky adverse
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE - Herbal
research formula gives wonderful results to
patients. Three to six months medication attain immune modulation &
slowly tapered off after the sufficient treatment they are
symptom-free for months/years without medication. No untoward
effects & 100% pure & natural.
It is a degenerative joint disease
affecting mainly weight bearing large joints especially hip, knee,
shoulder & spinal joints. Pain, stiffness & effusion of the joints.
Unless complicated no fever or systemic effects. Degenerative
regression of the cartilage (shock-absorber) with secondary changes
of other components of the joint is the basic disease-process.
Modern medical Treatment - Steroid
& non-steroidal anti-inflammatory chemical drugs those are known as
pain killers to be taken life-long. These do not correct the basic
disease-process but blocks the symptoms only -esp. pain relief.
Alternative Treatment (Herbal):-
Ayurvedic medication arrests the de-generative changes in O.A &
gives regeneration of the cartilage & associated joint components to
regain the normal architecture of the joint. Naturally the symptoms
have to disappear & no more pain killers or other types of
medications thereafter. It is a real cure of O.A. Patient can use
the joint as before-symptom free.
- Therapy includes (purely
herbal)- both internal & external medication.
- Mild to moderate cases needs 2
to 3 months medication.
- Severe cases (esp. with
deformities) needs more than 3 months medication.
These are osteo-arthritis
of spinal joints of cervical & lumbar regions. Here the
straightening of the two curved regions of spine causes entrapment
of the nerve roots emerging out of spinal canal. This gives
neurological symptoms depending on the type of nerve.
Cervical spondylitis causes sensory
/ motor symptoms of posterior head & neck, shoulders, upper limb
regions as pain, numbness, burning, weakness etc. Giddiness on neck
movements & inter-vertebral disc prolapse are later complications.
Ayurvedic medicine offers conservative treatment as oral & external
medication. This herbal formula can reverse the disease-process
giving decongestion of the spinal canal & nerve-root bony outlets
which can relieve rediculopathy. Suppleness of the spinal joints
results by dissolution of osteophytes & arresting the ongoing
degenerative changes. Special Treatment
SPONDYLITIS - Medicated (herbalized)
oil of specific dehydration held for one hour on the scalp of the
patient who sits straight on a comfortable seat. Neck, shoulders &
paraspinal regions need be massaged above down applying suitable
medicated oil. This accelerates spinal and paraspinal lymphatic &
vascular drainage. The scalp medication is absorbed & carried along
the vertebral & paravertebral region giving drug
action-anti-inflammatory & decongestive effects. After one hour,
medication removed, dried & medicinal powder is rubbed on scalp.
Similar treatment for one week gives wonderful relief for
spondylitis & suppleness of vertebral column.
Alternative therapy to avoid a
by-pass surgery - Coronary artery narrowing due to progressive
atherosclerotic plaque formation can be sufficiently dissolved by
herbal formula. Exertional chest pain (angina pectoris) completely
disappears & exercise tolerance improves. Moreover this formula
regulates the blood fats like cholesterol, triglycerides etc..
Sufficient blood levels of anti-oxidants is inevitable to prevent
further oxidation of blood vessel endothelial layers and the lipo
proteins - which is the basic mechanism to develop coronary artery
disease. This formula supplies the natural form of anti-oxidants
This formula prevents even a second
heart attack or
stroke. A coronary by-pass surgery may be avoided. So try this
time-tested herbal medication before a risky by-pass
Both are curable by herbal
medication. Usually associated with respiratory allergy,
or contact allergy. Immune-modulation is possible with internal
medication (purely herbal) for a few weeks & to maintain with
minimum doses. Later intermitted therapy may be necessary in some
Vitiligo is a progressive
hypo-pigmentation of skin & auto-immune in nature. Many cases have
been cured with internal medication- effective herbal research
formula. No need of daily sun-exposure (U-V irradiation). White
patches respond by reddening initially, followed by random dots of
normal pigmentation which coalesce to get normal skin color.
- 3 to 6 months medication.
- Safe & no side effects.
- Purely herbal & natural.
- Can be controlled
with external medication
Migraine is a paroxysmal
alternating hemicranial throbbing
headache, usually associated with
visual symptoms & vomiting. Often sensory or motor symptoms of one
sided extremities exists- classical
Vasospasm of cranial arteries
followed by Dilatation is the basis of
migraine. Even the resistant
cases of modern medicine treatment respond positively to this
alternative herbal medication, that is applied externally only-once
- pure, natural and
- no side effect & safe.
- definitely prevents
- one application offers 24 hrs.
Effective herbal alternative
therapy - research product of this firm - not only controls high
blood sugar, but improves the glucose tolerance. Moreover, this
medicine can reverse the complications of long-stood high blood
sugar like retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy and cardio-vascular
dysfunction and damages.
The medication is a compounding of
herbal extracts from various roots, barks, dried fruits and leaves.
So it's pure & natural, containing nutrients, natural vitamins &
antioxidants in addition to the anti-diabetic principles. Once the
blood sugar is under control, it re-vitalizes the various tissues
resulting in positive health and natural vigor.
Diabetes Mellitus - It is not
a disease but a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high
blood sugar, resulting defects in Insulin Secretion, Insulin effect
or both combined state.
Diabetes Mellitus - Type -
1. Diabetes Mellitus. Type - 2.
Type 1 - Results from congenital
absence or the auto-immune destruction of B cells of pancreas-the
insulin secreting cells. Here insulin supplementation is inevitable.
Type 2 - Includes the most
prevalent form of diabetes mellitus which results from insulin
resistance very often combined with insulin secretary defect.
Symptoms - Polyuria,
polydipsia, weight loss, sometimes polyphagia and tiredness, blurred
vision are the common symptoms. Predisposed for infections as
immunity lowered in diabetes mellitus. Also impaired growth in
- Oral hypoglycemic agents:-
- (a) to stimulate insulin
- (b) to promote peripheral
utilization of glucose.
- Replacement of insulin.
1. HERBAL FORMULA (ORAL MEDICATION)
reduces the insulin resistance & corrects cellular
2. One dose twice daily - one hour
Advantages of Alternative
- pure & natural. So well
tolerated with no side effects.
- not only blood sugar control,
but improves glucose tolerance in Type-2 Diabetes.
- reverses the diabetic
complications & prevents them further.
- no risk of
sugar goes subnormal & symptomatic).
- ensures good bowel habits,
sleep & regulates appetite.
- regains the lost weight &
provides vitality & vigor.
- no interactions on those
taking chemical medicines or insulin injection.
This consists of symptoms of
multiple systems along with the cessation of menstruation in women.
Relative deficiency or total absence of estrogen in the blood & the
elevated pituitary hormones (F.S.H & L.H.) are the causes.
- Irritable & restless with
- Palpitation, hot-flushes,
headache & blood pressure changes.
- Skin dryness, vaginal dryness
- Painful weight-bearing joints
- Associated other hormonal
H.R.T - Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Hormone Replacement Therapy is the modern medical treatment which
has adverse effects & risks.
- Risk of vascular thrombosis.
- Risk of cancer & obesity.
Alternative Herbal Therapy - Herbal
formula is researched out which controls the pituitary F.S.H. & L.H.
& brings out a normal state by inducing alternate route of estrogen
activity probably at the suprarenals. The effect starts after two
- Irritability & hot-flushes
- Obesity & heaviness come down.
- Skin & mucus membrane regain
natural health. (i.e.-wet vagina)
- Osteoporosis is corrected
(joint pain & back ache disappears).
- Body warmth &
down, gets undisturbed sleep.
Herbal formula to stimulate
lactation in it’s insufficiency in the post partum period- a
- action starts within 48 hrs.
- no side effect.
- it also helps for full
contraction and retraction of post-partum uterus
- induces good appetite for the
- through the mother’s milk the
baby is protected from flatulent dyspepsia & griping.
Obesity can be controlled by new
research formula (herbal). Body fat is mobilized & burnt in one’s own
- Only internal medication.
- 3 to 6 months duration
- Restriction of high
- No need of exercise.
- Well tolerable.
- No side effects.
- Size, more than weight, comes
In men especially around 40, loss
of libido is possible. Stress & strains of life,
alcoholism, hormonal insufficiency etc. may be the causes. Metabolic
diseases like Diabetes Mellitus, vascular insufficiency (tobacco & hyperlipidemia) are again contributory.
- Pure & natural (herbal)
- Oral medication twice daily.
- No side effects.
- Palatable & well tolerable.
herbal hair tonic is a hair
restoring formula made from pure herbal sources only. The color,
smell & viscosity are contributed by its own natural ingredients
only. This is exclusively for scalp application and not for any
- pure & natural
- non-toxic & non-irritant.
- environment- friendly
- contains no preservatives or
- no age or sex bar for using
the hair tonic.
- stops hair fall.
- promotes hair re-growth & hair
- augments hair growth rate.
- can be used on normal scalp
for better hair.
How it works
The only living part of your hair
is its roots (the hair follicles). Those are deep inside the scalp
skin. Hair growth happens here only. These are equally important as
roots for a tree. During application on the scalp, the hair tonic
penetrates deep down these hair follicles (capillary action) & give
the actions viz.:
a. Rejuvenation of hair
follicles-even the sick ones
Herbal Hair Tonic provides
nutrients for healthy hair synthesis. The abundant natural
anti-oxidants in the hair tonic prevents tissue degeneration in the
scalp skin . Hence even the sick hair follicles regenerate to
produce natural healthy hair (rejuvenation). This process of
rejuvenation includes the pigment producing cells also resulting in
natural color of the hair.
b. Control of
dandruff & related
Dandruff is the common cause of
simple hair fall. The active herbal ingredients in the hair tonic
prevent proliferation of the micro-organisms causing
the hair follicles from sickness & prevention of hair fall.
c. Stops hair
fall related to
hard water scalp wash
Hard water gives chemical injury to
the hair follicles (degeneration). herbal hair tonic rejuvenates
the scalp skin & hence prevents hairball.
Method of application
Apply required amount of Herbal
Hair Tonic(3ml per application is Sufficient) on the scalp by finger
droppings at random sites. Spread with finger tips of both hands to
form a thin film of the hair tonic uniformly over the scalp. This
spreading gives a gentle massage of the scalp that improves its
blood perfusion. This enhances the absorption of hair tonic and the
hair root nourishment. Hold the hair tonic for 20 to 30 minutes.
Wash properly using cleansers daily, preferably with natural ones.
Chemical shampoos may be used once
in a week. If dandruff is heavy this may be used daily for a few
days continuously. 60 ml hair tonic for 20 days approximately. Daily
one application is essential. Regular use brings good results.
by Mary Jo Ruggieri, Ph.D., RPP
Balance the three combined Elements
called Doshas and maintain a healthy, happy and prosperous life! The
healing tradition of Ayurveda originates from India and becomes a way of
Ayurveda is a complete holistic
approach that integrates healing through the elements. The November
issue of New Age Magazine simply explains Ayurveda by suggesting that
“Ayurveda rekindles a holistic rapport with the constituents of
nature…everything in ourselves and in our world is formed by the five
elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. In human beings, the
elements express themselves as Ayurveda’s three metabolic types, or
doshas, upon which all health diagnoses and treatments are based.”
Vata, Pitta or Kapha
Each dosha represents qualities of
combined elements. Vata integrates ether and air. Pitta integrates fire
and water and Kapha, water and earth. We are composed of all five
elements and therefore all three doshas. Each person has a specific
metabolic nature or a particular dosha that dictates their basic
The doshas give us useful information
for making healthy lifestyle choices. This process can be compared to
understanding the true nature, for an example, of plants. Fruits grow
best in warm climates, a cactus will grow in the desert and a lily pad
flourishes in the middle of a lake. Each plant has a specific
constitution; a specific organic composition that is identifiable and
will dictate its existence.
Humans also have these identifiable
qualities. Some of us will never be on time no matter how hard we try!
Live in Paraguay South America for a while and see why the Siesta is a
Alison R. Levy’s work on healthy
typecasting looks at why becoming more aware of what is beneficial to
your particular dosha will prevent serious diseases. She suggests that
by getting a picture of our own makeup, we can identify what kind of
diet; lifestyle and actions will best support and balance us. We can
also learn to avoid things that deplete and stagnate within us. Levy
suggests the first step in Ayurveda healing and health maintenance is to
identify your metabolic type.
If you have been following the last
issues of “Healing” you would have an idea of what is contained in each
element. The elements govern energetic qualities and are the foundation
of Ayurveda assessment and treatment.
Ether and air create space and
Is space an issue with you?
Are you scattered?
Do you talk rapidly?
Do you wake up frequently?
Do you feel impatient?
Are you thin – wirey?
Fire and water create heat, clarity,
transformation and making connections:
Do you hold anger?
Are you enthusiastic?
Are you loud?
Digestive problems/love to eat?
Can’t let go?
Are you overprotective?
Overly goal oriented?
Water and earth create fluidity, slow
movements, completion and structure:
Do you feel grounded?
Do you handle finances well?
Hard to lose weight?
Are you overprotective?
A people pleaser?
What is your Dosha?
Deepak Chopra, M.D., the Guru of
Ayurveda says if a doctor wanted to change someone’s doshas he would
change their core habits. In this way you would get to the root of the
Ayurveda is founded on the idea that
outside agents such as a virus or bacteria do not cause disease. The
state and nature of the host is the key. Why is it that ten people in
the same room, can be exposed to a very toxic virus, five do not get
sick, three come down with mild symptoms and two get critically ill?
Why?? The host and one’s own state of balance will determine if one gets
sick or stays well.
Know your Type –
Pittas - Moderation
Kaphas - Stimulation/motivation
Vatas - Grounding and stability
Meditate if you are a Pitta
Take risks if you are a Kapha
Structure and routine for Vatas
Eat cool and calming foods for Pitta
Light and spicy foods for Kapha
Whole grains and warm foods for Vata
Minimize stress for Pitta
Vigorous exercise for Kapha
Complete tasks for Vata
Study yourself and embrace the Ayurveda
healthcare system. Explore Ayurveda online and connect with an in depth
analysis of your own metabolic Dosha. Seek out consultations with
Begin by simply thinking about what you
need to keep yourself in balance for your type. For an example, a Pitta
really gets sick with constant stress whereas a Kapha will let stress
roll off their back and a Vata creates stress around them constantly.
Maybe a time will come when we can go to a restaurant and order from a
Pitta, Kapha or Vata menu!
Focused Thought – the body when put
into balance will heal itself. Chopra believes that the body itself is
not a fixed package of atoms and molecules. It is a process, or rather
billions of simultaneous processes being coordinated together.
Therefore, for us to be disease free, and have quality health we need to
work on our own internal clock.
Final words from Deepak Chopra – To get
somewhere you have to leave somewhere!!
May the long time sun shine upon you,
Ruggieri, PhD, RPP, Director, Columbus Polarity
© 2000 Columbus Alive