Auricular therapy is supported by the belief that the physical or mental condition of an individual can be affected by stimulating specific points on the ear lobe.
In ancient India, aromatherapy existed in correlation with Ayurveda. The use of aromatic plants and plant parts for treatment and cure comprised a major section of the Ayurvedic treatments, as written in the Rig Veda over 4500 years ago.
Biotechnology is emerging as a cheaper, safe and permanent cure for many diseases. Its contribution to health care appears as a boon.
The soulful, rhythmic tunes of classical Ragas has endless positive impact on the brain, heart, nervous system, blood circulation, body metabolism and the ability to control the state of the mind. Music therapy through Indian Classical Music is no recent development, it has been in practice as an alternative or complementary to medicinal therapy for ages.
In elderly patients, hernia can be a painful ailment if care is not taken in time. Though certain risk factors exist, hernia is potentially less harmful and almost always effectively cured.
Contrary to assumption, falls don’t ‘just happen’, and are not always to be brushed aside as being common in the elderly.
Here’s why they may occur, what you can do to prevent them, and what to do in case you, or someone you know, has a fall.
Though often under reported to medical practitioners, urinary incontinence is a very common problem encountered by senior citizens, with at least 35% of them reporting it globally. Patients often find it embarrassing to describe and express and that's why it goes unreported. However, it can be indicative of a more serious problem.
Latest statistics reveal that a staggering number of around 1300 cancer deaths are reported every single day in India. Indian Council of Medical Researchin their cancer registry has predicted a rise of 25% in the incidence of cancer in India by 2020. All the above factors contribute to such a horrifying figure, and it is high time to generate widespread awareness.
This World Cancer Day, let us take the pledge...
Continue reading about the alarming scenario of cancer in India that needs immediate attention. More public participation and inclusion of the younger generation in awareness campaigns is required, along with creation of more awareness via all forms of media – print, electronic and digital.
Government funding needs to be increased to develop cancer treatment facilities, as well as to conduct further research on cancer in India.
A quick guide on Types of Cancer in India prevalent by Age Group and Gender. Information includes possible causes, symptoms, treatment option, related facts including survival rate and preventive measures.
Sleep apnea is, therefore, a sleeping disorder where a person stops breathing or takes in extremely shallow breaths while asleep. This leads to less oxygen reaching body parts, particularly the brain, and can cause several serious problems as a consequence.
An assistive device like a walking cane or crutches may help in enabling mobility. But no walking aid is a ‘one size fits all’ and each one has its own function and purpose. Therefore, choosing the right walking aid and learning how to use it is vital.