January 5th, 2012

Easy Solutions for Nasty Pains

For every pain there is a pain killer readily available to snuff it. Small wonder, pain killer abuse has reached an all time high. Pain nature’s way to protest when something is not right with it. Rather than snuffing the voice of the body, pay attention to what it is trying to convey. Pain becomes more common in winter. This is the time when our joints balk, knees begin to act up and backaches and headaches increase. My Health Guardian tells you easy ways to conquer pains naturally. Think about these before you pop a pill. 1. How to banish backaches Human body is not designed to sit for long periods on the desk. Backaches result from faulty lifestyle. The best antidote available to

June 8th, 2011

Against Arthritis

What’s common between 25-year-old Arti Jha and four-year-old Brinda? Both are my patients and they suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis just like hypothyroidism is an auto-immune disorder. This means that your body’s immune system which is supposed to protect you from foreign invaders, attacks its own cells, in this case, synovium or lining of your joints, thinking that they can harm you and begins to manufacture antibodies against it. These antibodies get recognized in the blood test as Rheumatoid factors and it can cause swelling of joints. In this condition several small joints of hands and feet get affected, though large joints like hips and knees are not immune

April 20th, 2011

Instant Cures for Four Most Common Pains

Since childhood, we’ve been trained that we must bear pain, so most of the time be try to bear it just by becoming ignorant. While it is good to be brave but it is very bad to become ignorant towards anything like pain, as it may lead you to a worsening condition. Priya Singh stands to discuss four most common pains and also tells you tips to fix them instantly. Keep reading.. Headache For most of us a headache is just one of those things we have learnt to live with. There are various forms of headaches. Occasional headache can be caused by a number of things like stress, strain, fatigue, lack of sleep, eye sight problems and even acidity. Smita Tripathi, 30, CRM managerfrom Delhi

May 13th, 2010

What Should You Do for Knee Pain

Knees are an interesting joint. Unlike hip joint which is hidden behind the reservoir of fat and muscle, knees are exposed to investigation, which goes against them too. Any kind of knee pain usually results from extra weight, overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down enough before an intensive regimen of physical activity and osteoarthritis, a condition in which knee cartilage wears down. Many causes of knee pain, especially those resulting from overuse or physical activity respond well to self care. What should you do Traditionally RICE strategy has been used to hush protesting knees. • R– Rest and avoid activities that aggravate the pain. •

April 23rd, 2010

How to Get Rid of Summer Related Headaches

Arab proverb says,”Every head has its own headache.” From being just an inconvenience to disabling the life completely, headaches interrupt the normal flow of our lives in different strengths. Whatever the kind of headache is, it is a niggling pain that nags us continuously and the sufferers try almost all methods to earn relief. They start from pain killers and with age graduate to almost all methods of alternate therapy to earn relief from headaches. Any sufferer will agree that headaches tend to amplify in summer. The primary reasons for increased episodes of headaches are blinding sunshine and dehydration. Top five ways to earn relief from summer-bound

March 15th, 2010

Bye Bye Backache

The human back is an amazing mechanical device. It is strong enough to support our entire body yet supple and flexible enough to allow freedom of movement. The lower back is the hinge between the upper and lower parts of the body and it has to cope with the weight of the upper body in all its movements. Our modern lifestyle puts unnatural demands on our backs, such as sitting for long periods, long distance commute. Along with the injuries we collect through life, and the time which goes by, changes occur in the structures of the back which contribute to pain problems. Around 85% of all people have back pain at some time in their lives. When we are lifting, reaching, bending or twisting,

February 15th, 2010

Become Painfree the Laser Way

Overcoming pain and addictions are one of the challenges faced by modern medicine. Beyond the realm of painkillers Archana Darshan investigates about newer methods to seek pain relief.  Dr Usha Sapra, consultant with Delhi based Soham, society for holistic medicine  practices relatively less known cold laser therapy which helps people seek freedom from crippling pains and addictions. If you have been looking for a unique treatment that can help your body heal from chronic injuries and relieve pain, continue reading to find more about the therapy….. Cold laser therapy is a form of medical treatment which involves the use of a low intensity laser to address pain and inflammation. A

November 17th, 2009

Headaches

Anything for my aching head Any ache but a heartache; any pain but in the head. The Talmud Headaches are known to mankind since time immemorial; they are common, yet a lonely pain. Typically, a headache sufferer’s pain has no direct connection to an obvious disorder or injury. Seeing an inflamed throat, a deep cut, or a sprained ankle, we expect that the person is in pain. But headache pain can be lonely and ultimately socially isolating. If the headaches are regular, the sufferers may end up hiding their pain in order to remain socially and professionally acceptable. Headaches vary in their severity. To start with a headache can be an irritant in our daily schedule. In its extreme

November 10th, 2009

Knee factor

For people suffering from arthritis arrival of winter announces an increase in pain resulting from inflamed joints and knee pain. There is no need to bear the pain in silence because easy-to-do lifestyle changes and food supplements can offer relief from arthritic pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the commonest causes for the wear and tear in your joints. With osteoarthritis you increase your chances of fracturing your bones as they become brittle. Other than OA, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can divest your joints of mobility. In RA body mistakenly identifies synovial joints—the cavities in bones containing synovial fluid to lubricate joints as foreign and attacks it. Joints inflame in

November 9th, 2009

Restore Rhythmic Balance of Your Body

Pain is nature’s way of signaling that something is not right with the body. However, the requests and signals sent by the body are often numbed by analgesics so that we can get on with life. But, hands-on approach like cranio-sacral balancing can bring relief even in ailments to which modern medicine is clueless about. Surprisingly, exponents of modern Allopathic medicine have become converts to cranio-sacral balancing, relatively new system of pain relief in India. This speaks volumes about the treatment itself. Archana Darshan talks to two such doctors——- Dr Sandeep Bhasin, is a General and Cosmetic surgeon who has worked with some of the leading hospitals of the country.

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