Category: Health Condition

What is SIBO? – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

Our gut contains trillions of microbes which help in maintaining the health of the large intestine and they are also known as gut microbiota. They are helpful in improving digestion, stimulating the immune system, synthesizing vitamins, and producing signaling molecules. In order to keep these microbes’ fat from the intestinal walls, we all have a thick layer of mucus secreted by the epithelium. While in the small intestinal there are a smaller number of microbes present and helping the smooth muscles of the gut to contract smoothly. However, when these numbers increase rapidly it gives rise to a condition called Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth. In this article we are going to discuss SIBO more in detail along with its treatment through herbal medicine.

What is SIBO?

SIBO is used for the term called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth where group disease occurs due to increased bacteria in the gut. This condition leads to diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption and it is only seen in a small number of patients. This increased number of microbes causes the fermentation of food within the small intestine producing hydrogen and other gases. This then results in degeneration of the mucosal layer which then causes the inflammation of the gut barrier. It is found that 30 to 85 percent of the patients with IBS suffer from this disease which then forms liver cirrhosis. Most of them are elderly people who are at the age of 94 years and both men as well as women are equally affected by this disorder.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

Here are Some of the Common Clinical Features seen in SIBO including

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Bloating in abdomen and flatulence after eating
  • Foul smelling stool
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Megaloblastic anemia which is due to malabsorption of Vitamin B12
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Mucus in stools
  • Bloating aggravated by eating carbs, fiber and sugar
  • Loss of weight
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Symptoms of SIBO

What Are the Causes for SIBO?

There are some of the causes that can lead to the overgrowth of intestinal bacteria including

  • Weak immune system of the body
  • Anatomical abnormalities in the small intestine
  • Changes in pH levels of small intestine
  • Malfunctioning muscular activity of the small intestine meaning the bacteria and foods are not removed properly.

Some Other Medical Condition Includes

  • Celiac disease
  • Low stomach acid
  • Gastroparesis
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Cirrhosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Certain type of gastric bypass procedures

Risk Factors

  • Age: – It is mostly seen in older adults as they are more prone to the disease because they are not able to produce enough gastric acid that helps in breaking down the food.
  • Gender: – Females are most likely to suffer from the disease as compared to men.
  • Chronic disease: – People who suffer from connective tissue disorder like scleroderma, lupus or diabetes are at risk because their intestines are not working properly. Along with that the patients who have HIV have weak immune systems resulting in increased growth of the bacteria.
  • Others: – Drinking excessive alcohol or history of bowel surgery reduces the activity of the stomach and produces less stomach acid.

How can SIBO be Diagnosed?

The doctor might ask for the clinical features of the patient along with the medical history of the patient.  Along with that there is test performed including

  • Stool test
  • Blood test
  • Breath test

Treatment of SIBO

According to Ayurveda, small intestinal growth is correlated with the collection of toxins known as Aama. It is caused due to eating indigestible foods like junk and oily foods or foods that have too much salt, sugar or are spicy. It causes the Agni to lower down and affect the proper functioning of the stomach which results in excessive fermentation. It can be easily managed through herbal medicine which naturally reduces the overproduction of bacteria along with calming down the digestive tract.

Planet Ayurveda Provides Herbal Medicine for SIBO

Planet Ayurveda is a private limited company that manufactures herbal medicine and provides medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. These herbal medicines are prepared properly according to the Ayurvedic principle and are 100 percent pure, natural as well as vegetarian. Each of them are free from chemicals, preservatives as well as additives and made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor. Along with that they are free from side-effects making it safe to use and here are the list of herbal medicine including

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Sanjivani Vati
  3. Belgiri Churna
  4. Praval Panchamrit
  5. Digestion Support

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Product Description

1. Mahashankh Vati

It is made from the formulation of herbs like Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Suddha (Aconitum ferox) and many more. It is one of the best herbal medicines for reducing any kind of abdominal pain and helps in removing toxins from the body. This herbal remedy is very effective in balancing the pH levels of the gut and also decreasing the increased number of microbes.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Sanjivani Vati

It is one of the classical formulation made from herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. It is packed with anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-bacterial properties making it perfect for treating SIBO. It is perfect for balancing the Kapha as well as Vata Dosha and removing Aama products in the stomach. Along with those helps in reducing ailments like weakness, pain and fatigue as well as reducing the excessive production of mucus.

Dosage:- One tablet twice daily after meals with water.

3. Belgiri Churna

It is one of the effective churna for balancing all the three dosha as it is made from the extract of a single herb known as Bilva (Aegle marmelos). It is very effective in reducing the burning sensation in the stomach as it consists of carminative properties. Along with that its antipyretic property helps in fighting any kind of bacterial infection.

Dosage:- One teaspoonful twice daily as prescribed by the physician.

4. Praval Panchamrit

It is made from different herbal minerals like Mukta bhasma, Sukti bhasma, Praval bhasma and many more. This herbal medicine effectively helps in managing the intestinal disorders and also treating ailments like nausea, flatulence by reducing the fermentation. Due to its rejuvenating property, it has been found very helpful in improving the health of intestinal walls.

Dosage:- Two tablets after meals with plain water twice daily.

5. Digestion Support

These capsules are made from the extract of herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (CyminumCuminum) and many more. As the name says it is helpful in supporting as well as improving digestion of the body. It helps in improving digestion and also relieves constipation as well as flatulence.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

Preventive as well as Dietary tips

  • It is important for women to stop taking any kind of contraceptive pills.
  • Avoid taking any kind of NSAIDs as well as Antidepressants.
  • The intake of alcohol should be limited.
  • Foods rich in probiotics should be increased as it will help in maintaining gut health.
  • Vegetables and fruits like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, cucumber, kiwi, blueberries and pineapple should be included more in the diet.
  • Dairy products like yogurt, cheese, custard or ice cream should not be included in the diet.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.

Conclusion

As discussed above it is concluded that if SIBO is left untreated then it can lead to many digestive problems and complications. It can be easily managed through herbal medicine which will not only treat the related symptoms but will remove the root cause of the disease as well.

Pranic Healing and Ayurvedic Management of Cancer

Abstract

Cancer is the scariest disease known to man because it creeps in unnoticed to the deepest levels of the body where it may not be cured from. Diseases like cancer are deadly not only because of their own nature but also because of the side effects of techniques involved in their treatment. Healing based on energy exchange, energy channelization and energy intensification can effectively manage cancer; supported by plant-based medications that could replace chemically manufactured ones. This article throws light on Pranic healing, its relevance in the management of cancer, and some herbal medication combinations that could combat cancer.

Introduction to Pranic Healing

Healing refers to restoration of health and equilibrium within an individual, within a society or within the universe. Spiritual healing sounds like a ghost story in today’s world, but it wasn’t so in the ancient times. This is so because people were more aware of the subtle and invisible energies present around us all at all times. With the development of the society as a more physical and material luxury-oriented and less of mental and spiritual one, spiritual healing practices feel like supernatural incidents where only the one who has experienced it, believes it.

Thankfully with the spread of Yoga and Ayurveda around the globe, people have experienced that subtle bodily auras and sheaths do really exist, and this has developed people’s faith and interest in spiritualism recently.

Coming back to healing, healing is of many kinds; it could be distant healing, where the healer and the sick are away from each other and vibes are sent by the healer. It could be touch healing, where the healer hovers their hands above the sick’s body and may also touch it gently at points that need it.

Pranic healing works on the concept of prana, originating from the concept of subtle body sheaths. According to yoga anatomy and physiology, the body that we see is the physical body and contains within it many other layers that we cannot see with naked eye. The pranic body lies within the physical body and responds to whenever a spiritual person is somewhere in the vicinity of the body, however spiritually unaware the person may be. Prana is the mechanism working in pranic healing.

Pranic Healing

What is Prana?

Prana is the Sanskrit term for breath. But, like most upanishadic terms, prana also carries deeper meanings than that conveyed in its conversational use. Prana is the life force as conveyed by the Prashnopanishad; prana runs all the processes in the universe and prana created the universe out of itself. When in the beginning there was nothing, neither life nor death, neither truth nor the untrue, neither space nor the sky, neither the earth nor fire, even prana itself was not in manifest form; at that time when there was no value of time, then prana created this universe and each component that constitutes it. Pranic healing relies on this sole principle that prana is the unmanifest form of God and resides within each particle of the universe. Hence prana is the one that makes us alive, and prana can heal us.

Prana is energy. Ancient meditators and wise men have held prana in such a respectable position because prana actually has abilities to transform into just anything. This power of transformability of prana is used in pranic healing, where the healer gathers energy y going into a meditative state and transfers it to the sick so that their vitiated prana is rejuvenated and deteriorated health is restored.

Relevance of Pranic Healing in Cancer

Genetic and immune disorders are usually incurable and very heavy medications are used to treat them. In particular for cancer, the radiation used for destroying cancer cells is so potent that it also affects healthy cells adversely, giving rise to a plethora of side-effects, both long term and immediate. The mental factor in such diseases is crucial; especially during treatment. Therefore a relaxative approach should be followed in addition to natural medications instead of high dose chemical and radioactive ones.

Pranic healing does not only work at the core of the disease where it is originating, but also manages it via the more powerful gateway – that is the mental factor. People receiving Pranic healing have responded better to other treatment going on simultaneously. It has helped them stay calm and positive throughout the course of the treatment in more than a few aspects.

  • It strengthens one’s will power to live.
  • It relieves physical tension and fatigue developed deep inside the body.
  • It sorts out stressful thoughts that could hamper the body’s response towards treatment.
  • It channels dormant energy lying within the body.
  • It eradicates all malignant subtle physiological processes going on in the deeper levels of the body.

Cancer is as minute as the cells and so is Prana. Pranic healing therefore may not be visible to the eye but it definitely works. It is not so that one is healed because they believe, rather, one starts believing after they are healed.

Herbal Remedies for Cancer by Planet Ayurveda

Crab Care Pack

Management of Cancer

Planet Ayurveda manufactures pure herbal formulations that are used as medications and tonics worldwide. These formulations are carefully sourced from authentic texts on Ayurveda written in ancient India thousands of years ago. The formulations are chemical free and additive free and thus safe for consumption by people of all ages and individual conditions. The products are suitable for people with all dietary preferences and restrictions since these are completely plant-based, halal and completely organic. A combination has been created by experts at Planet Ayurveda for ayurvedic management of cancer in support of Pranic healing therapy.

Crab Care Pack

Crab care pack is a combo of six herbal medications

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Tulsi Capsules
  5. Guggul Capsules
  6. Chanderprabha Vati

Product Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

This single herb formulation in the form of capsules consists of pure Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which is known for its benefits on nerves and endocrine health.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day after meals; with regular water.

2. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules contain single herbal extract, Curcumin (Curcuma longa extract) which is included in this pack because of its major healing effect on the immune system.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day after meals; with regular water.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul: a multi-herb formulation in the form of tablets made mainly with medicinal parts of Kanchnaar tree (Bauhinia variegata) and guggul (Commiphora mukul); and many other valuable herbs such as Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). These herbs reduce the size of the tumor and detoxify all the body at a cellular level due to its detoxifying and antioxidant property.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets thrice a day after meals; with lukewarm water.

4. Tulsi Capsules

A pure herbal formulation with the goodness of the holy basil, Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in the form of capsules is included in this pack to enhance body’s immune mechanism’s strength

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily after meals; with regular water.

5. Guggul Capsules

A pure herbal formulation of a medicinal resin extracted from the mukul tree; known as Guggul (Commiphora mukul), best known for its reparative properties on cellular level.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily after meals; with regular water.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

A multi herb formulation with many herbs and medicinal compounds including Karpoora (Cinnamomum camphora), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Haridra (Curcuma longa) etc. that restores all physiological imbalances of the body.

Dosage: 2 tablets thrice daily after meals; with regular water.

Conclusion

Sometimes we fail to properly diagnose and treat diseases and label them as incurable or fatal; whereas sometimes changing the mode of treatment can show dramatic improvement in one’s condition especially when the disease originates at cellular level, and treatments employed are working only superficially. The point is that instead of relying on techniques that are too artificial and so intense that they have more side effects than benefits, more subtle healing techniques should be used as an integrated approach for treatment of cancer. Pranic healing has gained popularity because it has worked wonders in the treatment of multiple cancers. [1] Hopefully we can make use of Pranic healing in all autoimmune and incurable diseases.

References

[1]Energy Healing and Metastatic Cancer