Akbar Hamid’s experience at AYU Center

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT Why? On recommendation from a trusted friend, I went to the Ayu Centre in Chiang Mai, Thai- land and the attention of Dr Rajeev. This centre specialises in Ayurvedic treatment, the traditional system of medicine of India. The aims of Ayurveda are to treat body, mind, and spirit using a holistic approach. Personal history… I am a believer of western medicine and have been adhering to my daily medication for years. I have…

Treating Vata Imbalance

An imbalanced Vata condition means there is excess air in the body’s energy channels, leading to poor circulation, joint pains, dryness, chronic constipation that may lead to hemorrhoids, anxiety, insomnia and dry coughs. There may be sciatic pain which will also cause pain in the the lower back region. This will result in fatigue. Emotionally, you may experience anxiety, insomnia and fear. Our Approach Rejuvenative or life giving herbs will be used to nourish the nervous system and re-balance…

Black Eyed Bean Recipe

Black Eyed Bean Recipe

The black-eyed pea, black-eyed bean or goat pea, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea. It is commonly found and grown around the world.  Health Benefits of Black Eyed Beans Regulates blood cholesterol and blood sugar level in the body Beneficial in treating ailments related to the cardiovascular system Rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and A as well as proteins. Rich in dietary fiber, low in calories so a good source for weight management. Strengthens the stomach and spleen functions….

Cause and Cure of Arthritis

Cause and Cure of Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is one of the most common chronic and generative diseases. It involves pain and weakening of the bones. Why does Arthritis occur? Lack of exercise or improper nutrition may lead to poor colon function. This causes accumulation of “AMA” or toxins in the body that are  transported to the joints. Arthritis may also be caused by injury. Arthritis is more common in damp and cold climates. Emotional reactions and mental habits…

Can anemia cause weight gain?

What is Anemia? In Ayurveda, anemia is called ‘pallor disease’. There is a deficiency of blood, in quantity or quality. Anemia is usually caused by bile entering into and thinning the blood. Why does it occur? The causes of anemia are mainly wrong diet – eating excessive pungent, sour and salty food. It may also occur due to liver disorders, which impair the liver’s ability to build up the blood. What can it lead to?…

Stiff neck can be treated with simple neck exercises

ARE YOU IN PAIN BECAUSE OF STIFF NECK? Neck Exercises  have a positive effect in relieving pain or discomfort experienced from having a stiff neck. It can improve your neck’s range of motion and can strengthen the underlying muscles. But a personalised exercise program should be scheduled according to your pain severity, limitation of movement, and current strength. A typical neck exercise program will consist of a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises, and trigger point…

Treating constipation begins with your kitchen

Treating constipation begins with your kitchen

What is Constipation? Constipation is defined as the inability to completely empty the bowels. Usually, the stool is very hard and elimination can be uncomfortable and painful. In Ayurveda, Constipation is called “Vibandh”. The main cause of constipation is wrong eating habits or eating wrong food combinations.  A hectic lifestyle with too much movement or no physical movement at all combined with stress can also cause constipation. It is important that we pro actively create…

Recipe for AYU detox food

Recipe for AYU detox food

WHAT IS DETOX FOOD? From an Ayurvedic perspective, Detox food is any food that helps the body break down “AMA” or the half digested un-metabolised food product that circulates in the body as toxins.  Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that helps in the body detoxification process and is balancing and beneficial for everyone. INGREDIENTS 1 cup Basmati or Brown Rice 2 cups  Mung Daal ( split) 1 cup seasonal vegetables 7 cups water 2 table spoons…

Best Cure For Insomnia

INSOMNIA What is Insomnia? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. This may cause fatigue and irritability during the day. Why does Insomnia Occur
? Insomnia is predominantly due to excess energy of movement or “Vata” in the body and mind. This is mainly created by wrong eating habits and lifestyle.  Vata, in Ayurveda…

Nurture and Balance with Ayurveda in Thailand

Ayurveda is simply a Holistic Way of Life.  Holistic means balance in every area of our life and seeing ourselves in our entirety – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Ayurveda is an ancient science of healthy living, over 5,000 years old, tried and tested by millions.  It encompasses the knowledge of Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Vedic Astrology, Music Therapy, Meridians, and Spirituality. Ayurveda is practiced in many parts of the world. Ayurveda in Thailand is…