Basic Ayurvedic Concepts
Posted: 24 March 2008 02:08 AM   [ Ignore ]
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According to Ayurveda, human beings are composed of three fundamental, mind body principles known as doshas. These three elements- vata, pitta, kapha- govern all the psychological, physiological and path physiological (disordered) functions of one’s consciousness, mind and body. The specific proportion of the doshas within an individual (prakriti = nature) is determined at the time of conception and governs each person’s particular mental and physical style of functioning.

The doshas are responsible for the development, maintenance and breakdown of biological tissues and functions. The three doshas govern all the metabolic activities including anabolism (kapha), catabolism (vata) and metabolism (pitta). They also govern psychological functions and are responsible for both positive and negative emotions. In addition to the inherited proportion of doshas, your mind body functions are influenced by each impulse of sensory experience that is processed by your nervous system. By becoming aware of your own prakruti and understanding how thoughts, feelings, experiences and behavior can modulate psycho-physiological balance, you can make more conscious choices.

The vata dosha governs all movement and activity. This includes mental activity as well as neuromuscular, respiratory, circulatory and digestive activity. Vata is the motivating force behind the other doshas and is responsible for the circulation of information and nourishment throughout the body. Due to its changeable nature, it is the dosha that most readily becomes imbalanced. Vata dosha is composed of the Ayurvedic elements of ether and air and has the qualities of being dry, light, unstable, quick, cold and rough.

The pitta dosha governs metabolic and transformational functions. It is often equated with the fire element and is responsible for digestion, assimilation, body temperature and the coloration of the blood and skin. In the mind, pitta is responsible for digesting new ideas and for strong emotions. Pitta has the qualities of being hot, sharp, fluid and slightly oily.

The kapha dosha is the principle that provides the material for maintaining the structure of the body. Composed of the Ayurvedic elements, earth and water, kapha is responsible for providing biological strength. Kapha is also responsible for providing lubrication to the joints and secretions throughout the respiratory tract. Kapha dosha has the qualities of being heavy, oily, stable, cold and smooth.

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Posted: 24 March 2008 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sounds like complete and utter b******s to me LOL

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Posted: 24 March 2008 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Kyu, I believe you used the wrong number of asterisks for the words “bovine feces”, however, I agree completely with your evaluation.  LOL

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Posted: 24 March 2008 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Occam - 24 March 2008 12:41 PM

Kyu, I believe you used the wrong number of asterisks for the words “bovine feces”, however, I agree completely with your evaluation.  LOL

That would be because I was referring to a piece of anatomy that sounds almost bovine LOL

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Posted: 24 March 2008 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Of course it is b******t.  But is that the most interesting thing that one can say about it?  The wonderful “In Our Time” BBC-4 Podcast had a recent show on the “Four Humors” and related themes of Medieval and renaissance natural philosophy.  Fascinating to the inner historian/anthropologist in all of us but just b******t to an engineer.

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revaldo - 01 August 2008 09:15 PM

The reason why you should get yourself checked for ovarian cysts and other pelvic conditions, is that some women develop ovarian cysts that are not commonly found. These also do not cause any sort of pain or result in any of the common symptoms that are caused by the common types of ovarian cysts. It is these uncommon types of cysts that can cause complications of the ovarian cysts. It has also been seen that sometimes, the symptoms of ovarian cysts are confused with those of pregnancy. In fact, several women who have suffered from ovarian cysts have realized this, only after they had severe bleeding, which they mistook miscarriage.

I’m not sure why this is posted here, but look at the case of Fran Drescher who went through several doctors before finding one who diagnosed her correctly.

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Posted: 01 August 2008 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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revaldo - 01 August 2008 09:15 PM

The reason why you should get yourself checked for ovarian cysts and other pelvic conditions, is that some women develop ovarian cysts that are not commonly found. These also do not cause any sort of pain or result in any of the common symptoms that are caused by the common types of ovarian cysts. It is these uncommon types of cysts that can cause complications of the ovarian cysts. It has also been seen that sometimes, the symptoms of ovarian cysts are confused with those of pregnancy. In fact, several women who have suffered from ovarian cysts have realized this, only after they had severe bleeding, which they mistook miscarriage.

Now this is what I would call a segue, or is that non sequitur?

Anyway, most women of childbearing age have ovarian cysts, and most are benign and cause no problems.They appear, they grow, they go away, they come back and cycle all over again. Doctors usually leave them alone, because treatment can cause more problems that leaving them alone, unless they are symptomatic because of their size or placement or composition. They will document their placement and size with your check up to keep track of them. Between your yearly exam, you may have had several cysts come and go.

Fran may have been having unusual symptoms. Most organs do not have pain sensors, and we get what is called ‘referred pain’. Like the heart attack felt in the left side of the jaw or the left arm. People are wired differently and not every one feels referred pain in the same place or way, some times it makes for quite a medical guessing game.

 

 

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Posted: 02 August 2008 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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This appears to be the same person who was posting links about natural cures in a different subject thread yesterday. The post was deleted, and it looks like they’ve switched to another name.

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