Health Wellness Tourism in India

Health Wellness Tourism in India

By: Nimba - September 13, 2021

An expanding segment of the tourism industry is wellness tourism. Today, the century-old wisdom of this ancient civilization has been harnessed to fully utilize wellness systems. This is being done by positioning India as a centre of Ayurveda, Yoga, holistic lifestyle, Naturopathy, etc. As well as incorporating the spiritual philosophy of India.

Wellness tourism includes several major practices and activities that help in promoting the overall wellness and health of the body.  Let’s discuss a few in this article.

Naturopathy:

Naturopathy is a method of healthy living that does not rely on drugs, it has its own conception of health and disease as well as its own treatment principles. In Naturopathy, it is not the disease but the entire body of the patient which is identified as the cause and later renewed. It cures chronically ill patients in a much shorter time frame than other forms of medicine. 

Naturopathy treats the body as a whole. According to Naturopathy, “Food is the Medicine”, and so there are no external medications used. 

Some important treatments of Naturopathy are: mud pack, vibro massage, colon hydrotherapy, manipulative therapy and enema. In the hands of a naturopathic doctor, the patient is treated holistically, which means that their biochemistry, biomechanics and emotional dispositions are considered.

Ayurveda :

 More than 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, was born in India. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. The Ayurvedic theory holds that most diseases stem from imbalance or stress in the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. It recommends lifestyle interventions and natural treatments to restore balance.

Treatment in Ayurveda begins with a cleansing process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.There are many treatments put forth by ayurveda, such as bahyangam, udvartana, shirodhara, pancha karma, and potli. 

Yoga and meditation : 

Yoga (Sanskrit for “to unite” and root of the word “yoke”) aims to help the practitioner unite his or her individual consciousness with the divine. In order to gain awareness of one’s own self, one must engage in spiritual, mental and physical exercises and disciplines.  Despite their varied levels of difficulty, every asana provides maximum benefit to specific muscles or organs, ensuring improved suppleness and overall health.

Following a session of yoga, meditation is often practiced to open up the energy of the body. Meditation is regarded as the most powerful tool for understanding the true nature of the mind and the self, an essential step on the path to enlightenment.  Through meditation, we realize our true selves, the roots of life and consciousness.  

Holistic living

A holistic lifestyle is one that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. And although that sounds a little hippy-dippy, it’s actually quite wonderful.  Holistic healing involves changing one’s lifestyle to cope with sickness and to develop healthy social relationships to live well. Reducing stress and dealing with mental health problems can be key to curing the disease. As a result, our mind and spirit are able to stay optimistic through the proper use of efficient and effective coping strategies. Furthermore, holistic healing helps strengthen and boost our emotional, mental, and physical defenses.

A holistic lifestyle is a way of living life that lets you look at the big picture – the whole person.

Nimba nature cure is the center of wellness treatment in Gujarat. It is a premier retreat for health and wellness in the country. We offer a whole array of health and wellness tourism treatments,  which are done by our expert practitioners in a lush green environment, surrounded by soothing surroundings. Our goal at Nimba is to ensure that you have a relaxing and fulfilling experience.

Amazing Benefits Of Travelling To A Yoga Retreat

Amazing Benefits Of Travelling To A Yoga Retreat

By: Nimba - September 13, 2021

The art of practicing yoga helps in building a connection with mind, body, and soul. It brings together physical and mental discipline to achieve a peaceful state. To experience the same, it involves a complete learning of exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet & nutrition, and meditation. 

The importance of yoga and meditation is not hidden by any means. Certainly, they offer much more than some listed benefits if practiced in depth. But have you ever considered an escape especially for a yoga retreat? A withdrawal from daily activities just to focus on the practice of yoga.

The idea behind a vacation is actually detachment from routines and so is a yoga retreat.  It’s a gateway for a soul connection. An escape that is designed to be around nature and relaxing every cell of the body. 

Let’s walk in through some of the benefits yoga retreats are truly loaded with. 

  • Detach from technology
    Most retreats are located nearby in greens and peaceful surroundings where cell phone services are limited. Disconnection from technology helps us to connect with ourselves on a deeper level. It allows us a break from the electromagnetic radiation that pollutes our environment and also contributes to factors like stress and anxiety. 
  • Upgrades yoga and meditation level
    Yoga is a wonderful gift to humans. Like addition to beauty, yoga retreat involves a detailed learning of every posture, breathing technique. Retreats are a great opportunity for the instructors to invest more time, break down the learning into sequences, and provide hands-on assistance to each individual. 
  • Bring you close to nature
    Majority of our life is spent indoors at home, office, restaurants, stores, etc. Yoga retreats are structured for us to spend some time with nature. To learn about the sounds-and-silence of surroundings, feel their movements, take time to notice and appreciate their beauty.  
  • Meet like-minded people
    It is not easy to find someone who shares the same interest as ours. And that is the biggest advantage of a yoga retreat. Meeting souls that are on the same journey as ours, learning about their experience, and getting inspired in some way. Such experiences foster long-lasting friendships. 
  •  Time for self-reflection
    To learn about oneself, being impartial and non-judgemental is one of the hardest tasks. Yoga and meditation benefits us to take a deeper look at our past actions or decisions. Thus self reflection helps us with clarity and interests for the future. Yoga retreat creates an environment by providing time and space to begin on self-journey. 

Such life-changing experiences can be felt at Nimba Nature Cure. Learn about yoga and meditation benefits while exploring an amalgamation of well-curated activities. Experience a whole new level of self connection at Meditation caves while a wholesome wellness treatment at Healing abode.

What is Holistic Healing?

What is Holistic Healing?

By: Nimba - August 16, 2021

Holistic healing is a whole-body healing/ treatment process with the help of different kinds of methods.  It treats the body by using vegetables, medicinal herbs, quantum healing, and sometimes using endorphins instead of chemical medicines. It helps the body heal part by part with the help of nature. 

The holistic view of health includes the aspect of lifestyle, mind, body, and spirit. Holistic healing helps in making lifestyle changes to tackle sickness and develop healthy social relationships to live further. It helps reduce stress and deals with mental health problems which might become an obstacle in curing the disease. It also helps in creating efficient and effective coping strategies for our mind and spirit to stay optimistic. Holistic healing also helps strengthen and boost our physical, mental, and emotional defences. It heals the individual rather than just treating the disease.

8 components successfully lead to a holistic approach- physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, and intellectual. Physical wellness includes taking note of what to consume, what exercises to do, and choosing what to eat. One should avoid having trans-fat, processed meat, and refined carbs.

 Patients with heart disease are supposed to go ahead with foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids, nuts, and antioxidants. Patients are required to do low-intensity exercises like walking, swimming, jogging. Meditation helps to keep the body balanced and calm.  Emotional wellness is required to attain mental stability while getting through the treatment. 

Proper emotional treatment will help the patient to identify the triggers and eliminate them, which might cause further trouble and stress. Stress is caused due to emotional tension that interferes with our personal or professional workspace. Mindfulness can help in managing stress levels. 

Social wellness is another component of Holistic Healing. It includes learning how to interact with people and developing healthy relationships and connections. Knowing about social wellness will help the patient to discard the toxic relationships which are unhealthy for their body and mind. Spiritual Wellness is also another component where we need to get spiritually connected to our mind, body, and soul. 

Attaining spiritual wellness is not necessary for patients to get involved with religion. Occupational and Financial Wellness might play a minor part, but it’s also equally important. Patients must feel completely satisfied with their job, how their work environment is, and if they are satisfied with how much they earn. 

A toxic work environment might worsen health and mental health which would interfere with the treatment. Lastly, Environmental Wellness is required, like outdoor activities and getting involved with nature are known to have a positive impact and help in healing. 

 One of the best institutes in the country to provide Holistic healing is Nimba Nature Cure in Gujarat. The expert practitioners and the calm and soothing environment of the wellness centre will prove effective in revamping your health from within.

What are alternative medicinal treatments (ATM) for PCOS/PCOD ?

What are alternative medicinal treatments (ATM) for PCOS/PCOD ?

By: Nimba - August 16, 2021

PCOS ( Polycystic Ovarian Disease) / PCOD ( Polycystic Ovarian Disease) affects a woman’s hormone levels, a reproductive endocrine disorder.  It is a lifestyle disorder seen in women between the ages of 15 to 44. PCOS is a condition where ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones called androgens. 

Due to PCOD, the ovaries release many immature or partially mature eggs that eventually turn into cysts. The common can be oligo-ovulation or anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and the presence of polycystic ovaries.  Its incidence has gradually increased as high as 5%- 10%.

About 4% – 20% of women of reproductive age suffer PCOS/PCOD. In a study conducted, up to 70% of women with PCOS have never been diagnosed. With less awareness and no specific treatments, PCOS has no medicine or treatments. The best method to control it is through alternative medicinal treatment. 

Numerous studies and research have indicated that practising ATM (Alternative medicinal treatment) to cure PCOS/PCOD has shown fewer side effects. The most common Alternative medicinal treatments for PCOS are: 

  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Sattvic Diet 

Ayurvedic Treatment – This treatment includes changes in overall lifestyle, like adding a few herbs to the regular diet. Including specific herbs, primarily to maintain a balance of hormones, is a way to treat PCOS with our age-old healing gift- Ayurveda. 

Herbs like:

  • Ashwagandha – Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb with several health benefits, such as improving blood sugar, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. It is also called Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It helps to balance cortisol levels, improve stress and PCOS symptoms.
  • Turmeric – if you are suffering from PCOS/PCOD, turmeric will help you to reduce insulin resistance, lower blood sugar levels and increase good cholesterol levels. It has an anti-inflammatory spice that contains a powerful compound called curcumin.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon is another great Alternative medicinal treatment for PCOS/PCOD. It improves insulin sensitivity by lowering blood glucose and also controls blood sugar levels. 

YOGA – This is the most magnificent source to unify your mind, soul, body. It is one of the most successful holistic medicines developed. It is a low-impact exercise that helps to maintain overall body balance. Yoga has been proven to cure many diseases, such as hypertension, asthma, low back pain, arthritis, and stress management, now it has also been proven that yoga helps control PCOS. It improves glucose, lipid, insulin values, and also regular yoga practice can reduce serum androgen and weight in PCOS patients.

Satvik Diet- PCOS is a lifestyle disorder, and a Sattvic diet will help to heal from it. Along with yoga and meditation, women getting treated at Nimba Nature Cure are given a sattvic diet, recommended and designed by our certified nutritionist.  

Alternative medicinal Treatment is the best way to treat Obesity, hormonal problems, metabolic diseases, and Psychological disorders. It can cure PCOS/PCOD without any aftereffect and has less risk than complex clinical treatment. Shortly, Alternative medicinal Treatment would be the best treatment for PCOS/PCOD. And you will not find any better place than Nimba – The Nature cure that practices Holistic treatment under the guidance of Doctors and experts. 

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Arthritis?

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Arthritis?

By: Nimba - August 11, 2021

Arthritis is a commonly occurring medical condition in every household nowadays. It is a form of degenerative disorder that affects the bone joints of our body. It is most commonly seen in the age range of 60 years and above. But the younger population isn’t immune to arthritis either. Many children and adolescents are also affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Arthritis is the condition of inflammation of one or multiple joints in the body. It can manifest in an acute or chronic form. The two most common types of arthritis are:

Osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilages between joints are damaged, and 

Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system affects its own joints. Arthritis comes with the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Redness in the affected areas
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in movement of the joints

It may accelerate with age, however, Arthritis may appear unexpectedly as well. Women are more prone to arthritis than men, especially in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. On the other hand, gout, another type of arthritis is more commonly found in men. Obesity is a major cause of arthritis and is often found in people with excess body weight. Family history and previous injuries can also be held responsible for arthritis.

Arthritis treatment in conventional medicine comprises either a prescription of analgesic, pain-killer medication or joint replacement surgeries. But these treatments involve a lot of risks, with the former causing addiction and having harmful effects and the latter being risky for patients of advanced age who might not be able to cope up. Here enters the alternative mode of treatment which is recommended by doctors to a majority of patients: Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy is a branch of alternative healing methods that involve the use and manipulation of the natural body movement to help regulate and manage the problems faced by the patients and lessen their pain. 

Focusing attention on patients with arthritis, the goals of the physiotherapy treatment are:

  • Improving the mobility and restoring the use of affected joints, 
  • Increasing strength to support the joints, 
  • Maintaining fitness,
  • Preserving the ability to perform daily activities. 

Various modalities used by physiotherapists for treating patients include:

  • Exercises
  • Massages
  • Providing patients with walking aids
  • Electrotherapy

Physiotherapy for arthritis is one of the more natural ways to heal your joints and is recommended at the beginning stages itself. Since arthritis in every individual can vary from location to the impediment it creates and the attention a patient needs, after thorough diagnosis and analysis of the medical reports, physiotherapists create a regimen specially designed for that particular person so they get the exact quality and approach they need in their treatment program.

Some of the widely used and effective physiotherapy techniques are-

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Cryotherapy in combination with heat therapy
  • Electric stimulation
  • Range of Motion (ROM) Exercises
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization or massage
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Infrared therapy

The best way to receive physiotherapy treatment is to go to a holistic physiotherapy center and partake in all the facilities provided. Let your body heal in that conducive and peaceful environment. Arthritis is a chronic and painful condition that often breaks the mental strength and depletes the courage one possesses to fight and cope with this condition. Hence a full body and mind revitalization is needed to develop an optimistic attitude. One of the best institutes in the country to provide all these facilities with the support you need is Nimba Nature Cure in Gujarat. The expert practitioners and the calm and soothing environment of the wellness center will prove effective in revamping your health from the inside out.

Lifestyle Disorders & Their Cure

Lifestyle Disorders & Their Cure

By: Nimba - August 11, 2021

Lifestyle disorder is a fairly new concept that has silently crept into our civilization and now poses a major threat. It is an umbrella term given to the diseases which arise due to a multitude of reasons, all of which stem from an unhealthy lifestyle. Lifestyle disorders or diseases are also called Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as they are not contracted from person to person but arise out of one’s actions. They are chronic and cause nearly 70% of the annual global deaths. They are the result of a combination of factors including genetics, physiology, environment, and behaviors. 

Some of the identifiable characteristics of lifestyle disorders are their complex etiologies (causes), multiple risk factors involved, prolonged latency periods, non-contagious origins, chronic nature, etc.

The causes of NCDs can be divided into three major categories:

Modifiable behavioral risk factors:  Chances are, the more habits such as excessive use of alcohol, bad food habits, eating and smoking tobacco, physical inactivity, wrong body posture, and disturbed biological clock are involved in your life, the more is the likelihood of you developing a lifestyle disorder.

Non-modifiable behavioral risk factors: Risk factors like age, race, gender, genetics, which cannot be controlled or modified by any medical intervention.

Metabolic risk factors: Metabolic risk factors lead to four major changes in the metabolic systems that increase the possibility of NCDs. These are obesity, increased blood pressure, increased blood glucose levels, and increased cholesterol levels in the body.

Some of the major lifestyle disorders are-

1)      Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) – A group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, CVDs are the no. 1 cause of death worldwide causing more than 17 million deaths per year. Under this category fall Arteriosclerosis, stroke, congenital heart disease, peripheral heart disease, and many more.

2)      Diabetes– Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to use food for energy and other functions. There are 4 types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, and Pre-Diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance). Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is the most common in the world and is caused by modifiable behavioral risk factors.

3)      Cancer- It can affect different regions of the body and is characterized by rapid growth and increase of abnormal cells in a particular part which can spread to other parts of the body as well. More than 7 million people die of cancer each year and 30% of those diseases are attributed to lifestyle choices.

4)      Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) – Some of the most under-diagnosed conditions in lower-income countries, CRDs are the cause of a large number of deaths and many people cannot live a normal life because of this condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are the two main types of CRDs.

5)      Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis – Disorders of the liver are mainly caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices and excessive alcohol consumption. Characteristics of liver disease are jaundice, loss of appetite, liver enlargement, fluid accumulation, and impaired consciousness.

6) Hypertension: Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of other conditions like heart, brain, kidney, and other diseases.Every 1 out of 4 males and 1 out of 5 females have this condition.  Modifiable risk factors that can lead to a high BP are high stress levels, unhealthy food, lack of full sleep at night, sedentary life with no exercise whatsoever, and partaking in tobacco and cigarettes. 

7) Obesity: Obesity is like a fertile land where all the potential disorders can plant their roots and grow and develop. It also has a huge effect psychologically. Nowadays the young generation, as well as the older people, are very conscious about their aesthetic appearance. Some of the health hazards which can very easily develop in obese people are Insulin resistance, Hypertension, Diabetes type-2, High Cholesterol, Sleep apnea and many more. 

An emerging and effective way to deal with these complicated scenarios is through alternative medical or holistic treatments. Ayurveda is the leader in this avenue. This system understands the functioning of the human body as a whole and any disease is understood to be due to an imbalance of the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurveda therapy validates the physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness of an individual. 

It takes a well-rounded approach to therapies by suggesting lifestyle changes, tackling addictions, detoxification of the whole body, as well as mental and spiritual healing. Dincharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya, Panchakarma, Abhyangam, etc. are all part of the regimen of Ayurveda. Shirodhara treatment, which involves a constant stream of herbal oils being poured on the forehead, is especially effective in relieving stress and centering the energies of the body, and focusing them on self-healing.

Naturopathy is also a time-tested form of holistic healing. There is no better healer than nature itself and this principle is what makes naturopathy so effective. To cleanse the body inside out, the practitioners use enema, hydrotherapy, mud pack, manipulative therapy, herbal massages and many more for effective detoxification.

A prevalent problem nowadays which became even more common after the Covid-19 pandemic is the ignorance of mental health. People need to focus as much on their emotional and mental states as they do on their physical health. Understanding the gravity of this condition, the best ways to take care of our mental health and prevent conditions like anxiety, depression, etc. is by taking part in yoga and meditation retreats

Yoga and meditation are wholesome and effective methods to disengage yourself from the chaos of daily life and immerse in the healing energies of nature to find peace. Retreats are an all-round holistic experience which inculcates healthier lifestyle habits and create awareness of preventative measures which can save you from a lot of chronic disorders.

Nimba Nature Cure is a holistic healing center that gives all-around therapies for many health-related problems with their approach ranging from Ayurveda and Naturopathy to physiotherapy, yoga and meditation. We offer retreat programs where you can stay at their campus surrounded by serene greenery and take part in a variety of healing programs.

Difference between Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Difference between Yoga and Meditation Retreat

By: Nimba - July 15, 2021

Natural and holistic means of therapy are very much in vogue right now. In this era of freely available knowledge, people are gradually becoming aware about the long-term harms of western medicine. This makes them more inclined towards ancient ways of healing. As a result, natural methods of healing have undergone a revival and have become fairly popular amongst laymen. And with these wholesome preferences, people are choosing to spend their holidays not partying away, but at wellness retreats

These getaways provide people not only with special holistic programs, but with a change of scenery as well. Two of the most common types of retreats people prefer to go to are yoga retreats and meditation retreats. To understand these retreats in depth, let us help you understand the difference between yoga and meditation first. 

Yoga

Yoga is not just a form of exercise, but a lifestyle. You might think that yoga is a complicated set of exercises that require a lot of flexibility but that’s a misconception. While consistently performing yoga improves posture, metabolism and strengthens  internal organs, it is much more than that. Yoga is not all about stretching and performing intense physical exercises.The purest purpose of yoga is to rid oneself of all obstacles and sufferings and achieve the highest form of self-realization. Yoga teaches you a holistic way of living. 

Yoga can be done even with physical restrictions, you just need a good instructor to guide you on what is to be done and how. Hence it is very important for beginners to learn yoga to perform it the right way. For this purpose, people attend yoga retreats, where experts educate and instruct you on your yoga journey. These yoga camps give you the perfect environment to learn yoga as they are usually located in places surrounded by nature. These retreats try to cultivate healthy habits in you so that you can lead a wholesome life and carry on yogic practices on a daily basis. 

Meditation

Where yoga is all about balancing the body and practicing healthful postures, meditation on the other hand is about stillness, be it physical or mental. Practicing meditation consists of no exercises or bodily movements. In meditation, a person tries to focus their mind on emptiness to achieve the ultimate state of mental peace. In todays’ fast-paced world where we are multitasking at all times, it is rare that our minds and bodies are in harmony. This is where meditation helps center the mind and body by healing emotional and psychological stress, while teaching patience like no other. If you are in the habit of meditating every single day, there is a good chance that you won’t need to take any medication for mental health. But emptying your mind while keeping still is surprisingly hard if you have no training. Hence meditation retreats exist where you can learn how to expel the clutter from your mind and achieve the state of perfect harmony. Fresh air, a quiet environment and the sounds of nature aid you in the process. Some retreats offer a very minimalistic approach, keeping living arrangements as simple as possible so you don’t get distracted. Others provide their visitors with all the luxuries they could imagine. It’s completely up to you which setting you choose to go to. 

Now that we have told you a few things about yoga and meditation retreats, you can tell there are some differences involved. A major one being that yoga has some limitations due to the physical aspect of the discipline whereas meditation has no such requirement. While yoga teaches you about being physically fit and leading a disciplined lifestyle, meditation shows you the inner way to reach mental peace. At a yoga retreat, being surrounded by like minded people matters a lot, as they motivate you to follow a yogic lifestyle. But a meditation retreat takes a more isolative approach. Often, retreats follow a protocol dictating that complete silence will be observed during meditation sessions. Thus, yoga and meditation both teach the art of mental focus but adopt different approaches to reach that goal. Yoga does it with the help of bodily exertion, whereby yogic poses compel you to focus on the task at hand but meditation teaches to focus with breathing techniques and mental exercises. 

Although yoga and meditation might be different, they often go hand in hand. If you visit a yoga retreat, you will likely be suggested to meditate, as relaxation of the mind is a vital part of holistic healing.  At Nimba Nature Cure, we focus on healing the self, inside and out. We put a great deal of emphasis on inner growth and wellness in all our offerings. To ensure that our guests have the perfect environment to embark on the journey within, we have designed a separate meditation cave and yoga room. To experience our traditional Yoga and Meditation therapies, visit us or call on 8347313333. Invoke the power of healing present within you in the green environs of Nimba Nature Cure. 

What is the best Natural Arthritis Treatment?

What is the best Natural Arthritis Treatment?

By: Nimba - July 15, 2021

If you have frequent and recurring joint aches and they become swollen easily, don’t ignore it as a normal phenomenon. It’s time to pay a visit to your doctor because there are high chances that you might get a diagnosis of some form of Arthritis. The ‘arth’ in Arthritis means joint and ‘itis’ means inflammation. So the easiest way of describing Arthritis is that it’s a form of the degenerative bone disease where the erosion of the bone tissue and other connective tissue surrounding it, causing inflammation and pain in the said joints.

There are two major types of Arthritis that are most commonly seen in the population.

  1. i) Osteoarthritis- This condition develops when the cartilaginous tissue cushioning the bones at the joints wears out due to mechanical stress and the bones come in direct contact with each other causing friction which leads to inflammation and discomfort. It normally starts from a single joint.
  2. ii) Rheumatoid arthritis– In this condition, an autoimmune response from the body targets and destroys the synovial membrane surrounding and encasing joints leading to similar results as in Osteoarthritis, causing deformity and chronic joint pains. Rheumatoid arthritis often targets several joints at once and can be symmetrical in nature, i.e., will occur in both hips or in both knees.

Needless to say, once you lose the integrity of your bones and joints they can’t really be regained again, hence arthritis is a chronic condition. As time passes the age of developing arthritis has reduced. In our grandparents’ generation, we see people suffering from it at the age post 60 to 65 years. In the millennials, people have started to get joint pains at the age of 50 years or even earlier. This happenstance is because of the unhealthy lifestyles we have developed, with no heed to fitness or healthy eating, normal sleep schedules, etc.

Arthritis might not be totally curable but it certainly can be controlled and managed so you can live life with the least possible discomfort. Since it happens at an advanced age, it is hard to recover if one chooses surgical treatment. Hence doctors themselves refer patients to natural pain management therapies. The primary care begins from home. The patient should get to know about the disease and their condition as much as possible. They should make some changes in their lifestyle like manage their weight, quit smoking, and avoid overexerting themselves. Knowing their limits and keeping an optimistic attitude will help in the management of the disease.

The Ayurveda way-

As for natural modes of therapy, there is always Ayurveda which has a solution to every disease known to us. It is believed that Vata dosha causes arthritis hence Ayurveda has named Rheumatoid arthritis as Aamavata. The goals of the Ayurvedic treatment are to balance the Doshas, increase the metabolic fire, increase the digestion and excretion of Aama. Panchakarma therapy is an important step to correct all physiological imbalances. Abhyangam or massage therapy can be useful in more than one way. It can relieve the pain and stiffness in your joints and bring ease of movement and also it can relax your mind and bring positive thoughts. Aromatherapy goes hand in hand with massage as various herbal oils are used in the procedure, whose aroma can create a calm and receptive mindset which becomes open to the avenues of healing. Hot and cold therapy improves circulation and flexibility and allows for more ease of movement. It can be in the form of hot wax therapy, hot stone therapy, and soaking in medicated hot water.

Some important herbs and natural products used for the treatment of arthritis to provide pain relief and reduction of inflammatory reaction are-

  • Aloe Vera
  • Frankincense
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ginger
  • Green tea
  • Turmeric
  • Willow bark
  • Clove
  • Camphor
  • Bergamot
  • Lavender

Physical therapy approach-

It is very important to keep your joints moving because it is very easy to lose mobility intact to avoid pain. Hence the above therapies are useful to relieve the pain so you can maintain a semblance of mobility. But remember to always be under the guidance of an instructor during any physical therapy.  Some of the useful yoga asanas for arthritis patients are-

  •  Virabhadrasana or Warrior pose
  • Marjariasana or Cat stretch
  • Vrikshasana or Tree pose
  • Savasana or Corpse pose
  • Trikonasana or Triangle pose
  • Setubandhasana or Bridge pose

Now some of the physiotherapy treatments to manage arthritis that are used by practitioners are hydrotherapy, Manual therapy, approaches such as acupuncture and acupressure. Electrical Stimulation-Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy is the most common form of electrotherapy used to treat Rheumatoid arthritis.

Last but not the least, natural healing from a disease like arthritis also requires healing your mind because it is draining to face such pains and limitations on your body on a daily basis. Hence to achieve and maintain a positive mindset, meditation is key. It is prescribed by doctors themselves since the benefits of meditation are proven. Doing it on a regular basis is going to do wonders to your attitude and courage to face a challenge like arthritis on a regular basis. All these natural treatments combined are going to help you heal and take control of your life back.

Nimba Nature Cure is a holistic healing center where we believe in natural treatment methods and apply them to help our visitors combat and win against impossible diseases like arthritis

What are Alternative medicines in India

What are Alternative medicines in India

By: Nimba - July 15, 2021

Alternative medicines are a form of treatment that has developed independently but parallel to conventional medical science. They are not part of standard care prescribed by western medical practices. When used alongside modern medicine, alternative medical practices are referred to as complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM).

This doorway of treatment is knocked on as a last resort since the people go to the conventional way to treatment first and foremost. When that avenue fails to provide relief, they shift to unconventional modes for help. Alternative medicine is such a vast field of treatment that is more ancient than modern medical science, and people are seldom aware of all the options it could provide. 

Also, we are so used to popping pills and taking whatever medicines prescribed by doctors that methods like therapy involving hot stones, needles, herbal massages, and music are alien to us. Nevertheless, with the arrival of the internet and an outpour of information about alternative medicine made public to the world, it is widely accepted, used, and preferred as a medium of healing.

Indian alternative medicine has proved beneficial for many incurable diseases such as migraine, insomnia, sinusitis, asthma, spondylitis, sciatica, chronic indigestion, etc.

Some of the most famous and used alternative medicine in India are as follows-

Naturopathy

 Originating in Europe, it is a branch of alternative medicine which is based on the healing power of nature. It considers diseases as a manifestation of interference in the body’s own ability to heal itself. Doctors of naturopathy are trained in both- conventional and alternative medicine. The core beliefs of naturopathy are-

  • The healing power of nature
  • Identification and treatment of the cause of disease
  • Treatment of the whole person
  • Prevention

 

Ayurveda

 It is the most ancient form of medical treatment that originated in India which has been constantly practised even before the introduction of modern medicine. Ayurvedic healing includes diet, exercise, meditation, herbs, massage, exposure to sunlight, and controlled breathing. 

Homoeopathy

It is a complete system of medical theories and practices developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann which is practised extensively in India. It aims to restore the flow of energy and is not based on principles of chemistry or physiology.

Acupressure and Acupuncture

This system of alternative medicine deals with the natural healing energies of the human body itself. According to the theory behind acupressure, meridians are channels that carry life energy throughout the body. Manipulation of these energy channels can redirect energies and stimulate the body to heal itself. Practitioners use their hands, feet, elbows, and knees to apply pressure on specific points or meridians to treat a person.

Acupuncture is based on the same principle as acupressure. The only difference is in the amount of pressure applied through needles. 

Physiotherapy

It is a branch of alternative medicine that uses bio-kinetics and joint manipulation to treat the body. Like any other traditional treatment, physiotherapy can be effective in preventative as well as after-care and rehabilitation purposes.

Reiki

Japanese in origin, it is a form of energy healing that believes that sickness and stress are indications that life force energy is low, while energy, health, and happiness signify a strong life force. The purpose is to promote relaxation, speed healing, reduce pain, and generally improve the client’s well-being.

Yoga and Meditation

Similar to Ayurveda, yoga and meditation have also been an integral part of physical and spiritual healing in India. Yoga and meditation teach the importance of nature and discipline and also guide us towards healthy living. 

There are multitudes of establishments in India that offer alternative medicines to their clients for whatever purpose they want to achieve. Nimba Nature Cure is the best holistic healing center, where you can find an amalgamation of all alternative medicine and get an eye-opening view of its effectiveness.  

Types of Physiotherapy Treatments

Types of Physiotherapy Treatments

By: Nimba - July 6, 2021

Physiotherapy is a branch of medical science that uses natural body movements to help you with any form of persistent motion-related problems which cause hindrance in your daily life. It is a well-preferred mode of treatment that doctors recommend, and patients prefer rather than going through a surgical procedure. Physiotherapy treatment uses biomechanics or kinesiology, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy. It helps patients restore, maintain and increase their physical mobility, strength, and function.

Physiotherapy deals with a wide array of conditions and has a specialized regimen for dealing with any particular patient and their brand of illness. Many treatment centers offer Physiotherapy Treatment through the assistance of an expert physiotherapist. Nimba Nature Cure Village is one of the best wellness centers that have an excellent physiotherapy treatment program.

Here is an in-depth categorization of types of physiotherapies depending on the conditions-

Pediatric Physiotherapy

This branch helps children with various acute injuries like acquired or congenital conditions, delayed physical growth, neurological disorders like cerebral palsy. This treatment helps in the complete development of a child. 

Women’s health-related Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for females mainly revolves around the female reproductive system, as pregnancies can cause many health issues. It deals with pre-natal and post-natal care, eases the process of childbirth, and helps with fertility issues. 

Geriatric Physiotherapy

Several health-related concerns arise as we get older as the metabolism slows down, and its ability to stay in form is weakened. Geriatric Physiotherapy can be very effective to keep us in shape. It helps maintain mobility, manage chronic joint pains, work on limitations and postures, manage physiological disorders, and increase endurance and strength.

Neurological Physiotherapy

This branch of physiotherapy helps manage conditions caused by disorders of the brain or the nervous system such as head injuries, stroke, spinal cord damage, aneurysm, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-brain surgery rehab, and Cerebral Palsy, etc. It also helps in balance-related problems like Vertigo, motor control, and coordination.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Also known as Orthopaedic physiotherapy, deals with the defects and ailment of the human musculoskeletal system which includes various muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and bones. The purpose is to correct skeletal alignment, improve mobility, reduce pain, and repair soft tissue damage.

 

Cardiorespiratory/pulmonary/vascular Physiotherapy

This branch of Physiotherapy deals with conditions related to the heart, lungs, and related structures. They help patients with acute or chronic cardiac disorders, recovering from cardiac arrest, heart surgery, managing the obstructive pulmonary disorder, breathing problems, Asthma, etc. The specialist in this form of treatment assists patients and guides them about breathing and heart-health-related exercises. 

 

Rehabilitation and Pain Management

This regimen is more or less involved in all other categories as its purpose is to manage chronic pain from a pre-existing condition or post-surgical rehab.

 

Sports-Related Physiotherapy

This branch of physiotherapy is dedicated to dealing with athletes and sportspersons. Specialists in this sector have to have a keen knowledge of how the body functions in a specific sport and the related injuries, this is the reason why every sports team has a designated physiotherapist because they also help in maintaining the physical conditions of the players and giving preventative care. They go through the journey with their patients, from curing them and then rehabilitating and bringing it to the top-notch condition to go back on the field.

Some of the modes of treatment in physiotherapy are: 

  • Manual therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
  • Magnetic therapy
  • Dry needling and acupuncture
  • Taping
  • Joint mobilization
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Strengthening programs
  • Hot and cold applications
  • Diathermy
  • Ultrasound and phonophoresis
  • Range of Motion (ROM) exercises

All physiotherapy techniques are based upon the union of ancient knowledge and modern science as it is a holistic form of treatment. Nimba Nature Cure offers the best Physiotherapy for your illnesses.