Ayurveda Q&A: How to stop snoring?

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director of rVita, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

1. This is as per Ayurveda Q & A : Remedies for diabetes from Dr.Gowthaman, Medical Director. Please let me know how can I get the ayurveda medicines like Madhumeha Nasini gutika,Shiv gutika, Hyper capsules etc as recommended by the doctor. Kindly arrange to get the details of the supplier so that I can get the medicine through courier.
GK Kutty
These medicines are available in any Ayurveda pharmacies. Before using that i suggest you to consult the Ayurveda physician personally. As the question and answer which we discussed here is very simple. Doctor needs to understand the physical and psychological health before writing the prescription. If you want to reach me please visit rvita.com or call 99400 79511.

2. i hv snoring problem now what to do ? i m over wt by 101 kg my height
is 5′ 11” my age is 43yrs pls suggest me solution

Anil Bohra
Weight gain especially tummy gain is one of the important causes for snoring. I suggest start moving, do some milder physical exercise. Simple apple diet that is one apple before breakfast, two before lunch and one before dinner will help you to loose weight. Noni 15 ml + 100 ml of warm water twice daily before food does help.

Ayurveda medicines like Navaka Guggulu/ Dhatri Loha/ Punarnava Mandooram 2 tablets thrice daily 5 minutes before food and Lohasavam + Ayaskriti – each 15 ml 5 minutes after food does help in snoring and weight loss

3. Hello Sir, 3 months back I found I have diabatics. I am 33 old. I don’t want to use Any english medicines. Now My sugar levels are 115/150..
Please advice the ayurveda medicines…and suggestions

Exercise, reduced rice intake and adding antioxidants in diet will help. A holistic approach which heals both body and mind can control diabetes naturally. More than just medicine a lifestyle change can help. The Ayurvedic philosophy aims towards a long and above all healthy life in the sense of a balanced style of living – based on the three pillars of body, mind and soul. Any course of treatment therefore starts with personalization.

This includes not only recording the case history and the current living habits, but also a pulse diagnosis and a physical check-up. In this connection, deciding on the Dosha type according to the Ayurvedic Tri dosha model plays a very important part. After consultation with experts, we have nevertheless decided to list a number of indications and name some disorders that have frequently been alleviated by Ayurvedic treatments. The types of treatment vary and of course according to the Dosha type, a combination of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic therapies are suggested.

This treatment takes 3-4 hours daily for a period of 7-14 days and includes yoga, meditation, rejuvenation massages and Dhara, Njavarakizhi, Thalam, herbal steam baths, mud packs etc. and orally taken Ayurvedic medicine. This programme is very effective for stress management and to encourage body and soul to achieve composure of the mind. The cells and tissue of the body change over the years.

It is therefore necessary to refresh and rejuvenate the body’s systems in order to preserve the balance between body, mind and soul. The course of rejuvenation includes body massages, performed with medicinal oil with Shirodhara, medicinal steam baths and oral medicine.

Oral medicines like Loha (101), Madhumeha Nasini Ras, Siva Gutika, Manasamitra gutika, Trivanga bhasma etc does help. But as I explained earlier Ayurveda treatment has many factors to understand and it is always personalized, hence I suggest you meet an Ayurveda doctor before taking any internal medicine or therapies.

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