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Contents     Signs of imbalance	        04     Case taking	               06     Tongue analysis -articles	 08     Tongue ...
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Signs of Imbalance - Doshas     Category          Vata                                    Pitta                           ...
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TONGUES                                                                      IS YOUR TONGUE TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING? ...
Chris, a chronic fatigue patient of Dr. Rama Prasad found tongue diagnosis directed his     recovery route. “Before Rama i...
Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754                                                       ...
displays all taste buds and is free from red or glassy patches, deep cuts and denuded patches.     It is neither too dry n...
Shape                                                                      Indents around edges       Malabsorption of nut...
Let the client expose the tongue for … seconds.                    Get them to do it ………… times.             Observe from ...
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Acne     Acne- whether cystic, teenage or rosacea - involves an increase in pitta or kapha.     Sluggish elimination and p...
Arthritis                                                                      Treatment of arthritis varies according to ...
Asthma     Ayurveda traces the cause of asthma back to inherited respiratory weakness or acquired     digestive insufficie...
inhalation with essential oils of wintergreen, frankincense or rasnadi powder followed by                                 ...
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  1. 1. Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Weekend 05-06 Diagnosis & Healing 1 05
  2. 2. Contents Signs of imbalance 04 Case taking 06 Tongue analysis -articles 08 Tongue -preparation 19 Tongue Analysis 21 Managing diseases 30 Healing process 92 Ayurvedic therapies 95 Major therapies 96 Preparation for therapies 99 Blissful body therapies 100 Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754052
  3. 3. Exercise Application of dosha 86 Qualities as functions 88 Qualities as imbalances 89 Qualities as therapies 90Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 05 3
  4. 4. Signs of Imbalance - Doshas Category Vata Pitta Kapha Dull, dark Increased, intense, burnt Pale, whitish 01. COLOUR Brown, grey, pink Red, yellow, black, smoky White, dulls 02. DERANGED BY Wind, cold, dryness Heat, sun, fire, humidity Cold, dampness, oiliness 03. DISLIKES Cool, dry, light, bitter Hot, sour, pungent Heavy, cold, sweet 04. DREAMS Airy, flying, anxiety, fearful, Colourful, violent, aggressive Melancholy, sentimental Dry, painful, dilated pupils, dark, Reddish discolouration, burning Itchy, sticking especially in the 05. EYES falling eyelashes sensation, watering morning Dry, hard, less, constipated, painful Loose, hot, smelly, burning sensa- Sticky, slimy, mucus, whitish, itchy 06. FECES defecation tion, with blood anus Shifting temperature, painful High temperature, burning, Low grade, heaviness, dullness; 07. FEVER joints, delirious sweating, thirst, diarrhoea constant 08. HUNGER Fluctuating , irregular Feeling of excess hunger Sluggish, low appetite 09. LIKES Warm climate, rest, foods Cool climate, food and drink Spicy, warm - light food Painful, dark blood, scant, spot- Heavy, burning, hot flashes, Heavy clots, sticky, staining, whit- 10. PERIODS ting, irregular sweating ish blood Restless, fear, sorrow, apathy, Agitated, violent, anger, dizzy, Slow, dull, lethargy, stupor, lack 11. MIND scattered restless, frustration of desire 12. MOODS Shifting, restless Aggression, anger, intense Dull, cold, inertia 13. MOUTH Dry, tasteless, astringent Burns, bleeds, bitter / sour Excess saliva, sweet, salty 14. ONSET Rapid, unexpected With fever, sweat or burning Slow and steady 15. PAIN Shifty, intermittent Burning, intense, feverish Dull, constant Moodiness, anxiety, fear, impa- Anger, irritability, aggression, Melancholy, dullness, slowness, 16. PMT tience, depression violence clouded mind 17. PULSE Thready, feeble, irregular Intense, jumping Full, slow 18. SEASON Fall, early winter Late spring, summer Late winter, early spring Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 19. SECRETION Absent, scanty, thin, painful Profuse, colourful, burning Itchy, sticky, dense Dry, scaling, sensitive, pain, sensi- Warm, sweating, reddish, burning, Cold, heavy, oily, sensitive to cold 20. SKIN tive to wind and cold sensitive to heat & damp 21. SLEEP Insomnia, shallow Prolonged, sweating Long, unsatisfactory 22. SMELL Odourless Profuse, offensive, pungent Fishy, stinking05 23. STOMACH Constriction, dry, belching, disten- sion, bloating Sour/pungent belching, ulcer, burning sensation Sweet mucoid eructuation, heavi- ness, fullness4 24. SWEAT Less or absence, irregular Profuse, strong, intense Sticky, staining, itching 25. SYMPTOMS Irregular, variable, shifting Intense, fast, burning Slow, steady, constant 26. THROAT Dry, rough, constriction Sore, inflammation, burning Congested, itching 27. TIME OF Dawn, dusk, cold, dry Midday, midnight, hot Cold, damp AGGRAVATION 6 am- 10 am 6 pm-10 pm 10 am- 2 pm 10 pm-2 pm 2 pm-6 pm 2 am-6 am Total
  5. 5. Signs of Imbalance - Elements Category Ether Air Fire Water Earth Depletion, loss, Cold, dry, blocked, Hot, irritable, angry, Slow, sluggish, Growth, stubborn, General nature empty, thin, wane irregular, shifty burning, profuse heavy, slingy over full, stiff Appetite Absent Irregular, shifty Excessive, irritable Sluggish Eat regularly Blood circul... Anaemia Blocked Acidic Excess sugar, fat Excess coagulants Irregular, bloat, Loose, soft, ulcer, Sticky, sluggish, Hard stools, Bowel Absent pains, gas, twisted diarrhoea, inflamed slow, lazy tendency to force Circulation Very little Too cold / too hot Excess and too hot Sluggish Large vessels Cause: climatic Cold, dark, still Cold, dry, windy Hot, humid Damp Cold, static Cause: emotion Unsupported Insecurity Frustration Selfishness Possessive Cause: Starvation, dehy- Irregular, improper Eating over heated Eating even when Emotional eating nutrition 1 dration eating discussion not hungry Cause: Under eating, Cold, dry, low fat, Oily, spicy, ferment- Starchy, heavy, oily, Meat, proteins, nutrition 2 depleted food dehydrated ed, brewed sweet -refined condensed food Ears Ringing, intolerance Aches, blocked Burning, red Excess wax Narrowing canal Eyes Dilated pupil Dry, achy Red, burning Itchy, sticky Growths Signs of depletion, Aches, blockage, Burning, red, excess Swelling, itchy, ac- Growth, stones, General signs emaciation cold, shifting, virus discharge, bacteria cumulation, fungus cyst, clot Cracking noise, Ache, pain, ruptured Inflammation, red- Swollen, too loose, Stiff, immobile, spur, Joints depleted fluid tendon/ligament ness, ulcers unstable calcification Blue (bad circula- Cracks, dry, bleed- Ulcers, easily bruise, Swollen, cold, oily / Lips Heavy wrinkles tion) ing, sore burning sensation moist Blank, memory loss, Worried, unreliable, Irritable, aggressive, Clingy, self centred, Possessive, stub- Mind anxious, insecure confusion, shifty frustrated, violent selfish, Greedy born, controlling Nature of Malabsorption, Irregular, shifting, Inflammatory, red, Slow, sluggish to re- Stubborn, mostly disease depletion aches and pain burning sensation spond to medicine long term / surgicalAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Nose Anosmia Septum deviation Bleeding Mucus Growth Production of secre- Blockage of chan- Acidic, burning Swelling, heaviness, Stiffness, growth, Organs (any) tions stopped nels, pain sensation fluid retention stones, clot Relationship Hard to relate Unreliable, shifty Intense, aggressive Clingy, emotional Possessive Low pigments and Red, easily bruising, Swollen, cold, oily / Rigid, heavy Skin Dry, cold, scaly texture, insensitive burning sensation moist wrinkles Sleep Insomnia Toss turn Sweaty, overhot Heavy Clockwork 05 When wakes up No energy, anxiety, Sore, tight, achy, Irritable, grumpy Longer sleep Stiff joints 5 depleted tight needed, heavy Category Ether Air Fire Water Earth Your Score
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  7. 7. 1 Client Name Contact details Date of birth Gender Living situation Family situation: married/kids Work 2 Presenting condition Record it in client’s & your words History of each condition Nature of each symptom/sign Intensity, frequency What did the doctor say? What was the diagnosis? Any test results? What is the current program/medication/therapy? 3 Lifestyle Rest Relationship Exercise Work - hours, timing, nature Nutrition, diet General routine Habits 4 History 1) of illness 2) other illnesses Conditions -diagnosed and undiagnosed Seasonal imbalances, action taken Periodical imbalances, action taken Other imbalances, action taken Hospitalization, medications, therapies with causes and effects 5 Responses and reactionsAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 What helps/aggravates? When is it better/worse? Which season is better/worse? What food makes it better/worse? What time of the day is the best/worst? 6 Analysis 05 Agni Tri-guna Dosha Bhuta 7 Guna Dhatu Mala Srotas Tongue Pulse/Urine Dasha-vidha Samprapti 7 Advice Health routine, seasonal routine, nutrition, diet and exercise. ………items to include and ………items to exclude ………practise to include ………practice to avoid
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  13. 13. TONGUES IS YOUR TONGUE TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING? HEAR ITS HEALTH MESSAGE BY LOOKING IN THE MIRROR. BY CAROLINE ROBERTSON ND Sarah stuck out her tongue. “Mmm,” Ayurvedic doctor Rama Prasad responded, “There’s stiffness in the right hip, bloat, lower back pain, cold feet and depression.” Sarah’s jaw dropped wider. Without saying a word, Rama had read her state with astonishing accuracy. “The tongue doesn’t lie,” explains Rama, who has been examining tongues for decades, finding they clearly convey one’s health and habits. Sarah was sceptical at first, knowing nothing about Ayurvedic Medicine, but she adhered to Rama’s advise after his observations. “Following the dietary, lifestyle and herbal advice for a fortnight my symptoms improved and I also noticed changes on my tongue,” Sarah says. When an orthodox doctor probes the tongue they’re looking for obvious problems with theAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 mouth or tonsils. But when you stick your tongue out at a Chinese or Ayurvedic doctor you show a lot more than simply the state of your throat. “Your tongue speaks volumes about your mind-body state,” Dr. Prasad explains, “It’s a holographic map of every aspect of you. Once you learn to identify the markers its very easy to read.” Chinese doctor Charles Chow agrees, “A tongue reading is much simpler than pulse diagnosis. The patient can also see where the problem is and monitor changes themselves.” It’s widely acknowledged that tongue diagnosis is more objective that pulse diagnosis and, though pulse diagnosis take decades to master, 05 basic Tongue diagnosis can be taught in a weekend. 13 Setting tongues wagging Tongue analysis is an ancient diagnostic skill recorded in traditional health sciences worldwide. In Ayurveda it’s known as Jihvaa Pareeksha, in Japanese - Zetsu Shin and Chinese call it She Zhen. The tongue’s colours, contours and coating all reflect our general health and specific problem areas. In conjunction with conventional diagnostic tests, tongue analysis can give us a clear picture of the condition of organs and systems, often revealing the cause of a condition presenting as a confusing collection of symptoms. Bian Que (471-221BC), one of the pioneers of Chinese tongue diagnosis said he could see the patient’s insides from the tongue, identifying past and present patterns as well as predicting future conditions.
  14. 14. Chris, a chronic fatigue patient of Dr. Rama Prasad found tongue diagnosis directed his recovery route. “Before Rama identified my spleen weakness I was trying everything without much improvement. I’m 80% better now that I know the allergens to avoid and ways to strengthen the spleen.” Modern medical science is now taking notice of tongue signs. After a landmark study in China revealing significant tongue changes in 12,000 cancer patients , US researchers led by Dr. Robert Schoen, director of Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is recording computerised images of patient’s tongues to note any correlation between cancer and tongue signs. Dr Schoen explains the rationale behind this, “The tongue is one of the first parts of the gastro-intestinal tract that’s visible.” The tongue is also known as the “sprout of the heart” as it is directly connected to the cardio- vascular system. Hence, eighteenth Century doctors would routinely inspect the tongue in fever patients to monitor how the heart was holding up. According to ancient Indian and Chinese medicine all the body’s meridians connect to the tongue just as they connect to the feet, hands and ears. Because of its proximity, digestive disorders are particularly obvious from tongue analysis. The tongue clearly indicates the body’s internal digestive enzymes, assimilation, inflammation, stagnation and hydration. The “shag pile carpet” adorning the tongue after fasting is digestive toxins exiting the body. “Periodic purification, a pure diet and daily use of a tongue scraper helps to clear digestive toxins accumulated on the tongue,” suggests Dr. Rama Prasad. Keeping it clean “While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head,” advised William Shakespeare. Nobody wants a furry tongue and bad breath. Removing the superficial layer of plaque and bacteria settled on the tongue reduces the risk of bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, throat infections and heart disease according to modern research. It won’t, however, alter the appearance of deep pathological tongue signs. Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Indians all practiced regular tongue scraping to remove toxins and prevent disease. Using a tongue scraper has been shown to be more effective than a toothbrush or mouthwash and it doesn’t make one gag or dry the mouth as alcoholic mouth rinses can. Research shows that up to 75% of vsc’s are removed by a tongue scraper whereas only 45% reduction is achieved by brushing the tongue with a tooth brush . Previously halitosis was attributed more to tooth decay or stomach problems but current studies show05 that up to 86% of all bad breath is caused by harmful tongue bacteria that isn’t removed by14 brushing, flossing, or gargling alone. This foul smelling odor is produced by toxic volatile sulphur compounds (vsc’s) which the Journal of the American Dental Association (Sept., 2000) advises one removes with a tongue scraper. A healthy tongue Before assessing your tongue it helps to know what a healthy tongue looks like. Likened to a little kitten’s tongue, it is uniformly pink, similar to a skinned chicken. It is oval in shape, neither too thick nor too thin and has an even width. When sticking out it’s naturally straight rather than veering to one side. The tongue of a healthy person will remain still and strong, not quivering, flaccid or stiff. A healthy tongue has a thin transparent or white coating. It
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  16. 16. displays all taste buds and is free from red or glassy patches, deep cuts and denuded patches. It is neither too dry nor too wet and it doesn’t emit a bad odour or taste. The veins on the underside of the tongue will not be distended. If your tongue looks like a map of the world don’t worry. Dr. Prasad explains its significance, “Some people have genetic geographic tongues which indicate certain hereditary signs that are not necessarily negative.” Just say aahh… The traditional Tibetan greeting of sticking your tongue out evolved because they understood how to analyse a person through their tongue. They also kept their tongue firmly in cheek to hide their deeper secrets! Decipher your tongue talk by analysing its alignment, colour, surface and shape. Remember that coffee, tea, drugs, cigarettes or food colour can affect the colour of the tongue. It’s best to look at the tongue in natural light or halogen lighting and in the morning before eating or drinking. Incandescent light makes the fur look yellowish and fluorescent light makes the tongue look bluish or purple when it’s not. Poke your tongue out in a relaxed rather than a forceful way so you don’t distort its shape. Pop your tongue back in every ten seconds to stop it from dehydrating or changing colour. Decipher your tongue’s messages by correlating signs with the tongue map. Tongue signs Alignment Veers to one side when Tension on that side of the body or weakness on the other side sticking out Colour Pale Anaemia, low blood pressure, coldness or poor circulation and general depletion Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Yellow Excess bile in liver or gall bladder Blue Heart problems or blood stagnation (also present in healthy pregnant women) Very red Inflammation, acidity, heat or high blood pressure Surface0516 Thick white coating Toxins in the respective organs/systems, which may include Candida albicans and mucus. Thick yellow coating: Chronic heat, congested liver or gall bladder. This may also be related to food colourings, drugs or smoking Cracks Connective tissue in this area is weak and undernourished and hence tight Red patches Inflammation or acidity in this area Denuded patches Depleted energy in this area Raised areas Vascular congestion in this area causing probable pain
  17. 17. Shape Indents around edges Malabsorption of nutrients often seen in malnourished people with digestive disorders Thick tongue Fluid retention or lymphatic congestion Thin tongue Dehydration, depletion and fatigue Pointed Tip Muscle tension, depletion and a rigid physical condition Rounded tip A flexible yet firm physical and mental condition Very wide tip flaccid muscles Forked Tip Indecisive and rapidly changeable moods Stiff Mental and physical tension Movement Trembling Debilitated nervous system and internal gas; usually happens in tiredness, acute infection etc. Rigid tongue High mental and physical stress Flaccid tongue Low energy and poor circulation Emotional issues These are evident through changes in the related organ’s zone. Anger Liver region Grief Lung region Worry Spleen region Fear Kidney region Depression White coating over colon region or black discoloration on the tipAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 References- 3. Barbara Kirschbaum, Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Eastland Press, 2000. 4. Giovanni Maciocia, Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, Eastland Press, 1995 Ayurvedic doctor Rama Prasad practices and teaches tongue diagnosis at 05 Ayurveda Elements, Sydney and Melbourne www.ayurvedaelements.com, (02) 9904 7754 17 Chinese doctor Charles Chow consults patients at Ginseng Chinese Medicine Centre, Chatswood, (02) 9419 7131 Caroline Robertson is a naturopath, homoeopath and Ayurvedic consultant based in Sydney. She is also the director of www.ayurvedahealthresorts.com. Email: caroline@ayurvedahealthresorts.com
  18. 18. Let the client expose the tongue for … seconds. Get them to do it ………… times. Observe from the ………………… to the ………. Observe the appearing and disappearing features. While you record it don’t think or analyse. What if the client exposes their tongue for more than 30 seconds? Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 77540518
  19. 19. Preparation for tongue analysis Seating Client and therapist ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Light Colour ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Direction ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Walls/curtains ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Windows ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Client Previous food/drink ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Check Chin ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Neck ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Shoulders ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Back ………………………………………………………………Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 ……………………………………………………………… Tongue Visibility ……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… Torch light type/battery etc. ……………………………………………………………… 05 ……………………………………………………………… 19 Rule out the following ANTIBIOTICS Pealing LOW FOLIC ACID Sore tongue ACCIDENTS Coffee burns, bites etc. LOW VIT B Dark tongue DISEASE OF TONGUE Blisters, inflammation LOW VIT B12 Sore tongue HABITS Chewed tongue PIERCED TONGUE Deep cut, hole, redness HOT FOOD Redness, burns SMOKING White/yellow fur LOW IRON Sore, inflamed STAINING FOODS Various staines
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  21. 21. Tongue Analysis Ten aspects of tongue diagnosis Criteria Aspect of life Healthy sign Unhealthy signs 01. Alignment Balance in life Centrally aligned Left/right aligned 02. Colour Immunity, energy Pinkish red Gray, red, white 03. Edges Peripheral, Absorption Same as tongue body Thin, eroded, dented 04. Fur Undigested matter Very little Gray, yellow, white 05. Marks Current imbalances Absent Cuts, ulcers, glassy 06. Movement Low energy, control Still Shaky, shivering 07. Shape Life, philosophy Oval Wider/narrow, long/short 08. Surface Energy supply Even Uneven, wrinkled 09. Texture Vitality, robustness Visible buds Dry, burnt, milky 10. Thickness Accumulation Translucent Thin/thick, hot & swollenAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 05 21 ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………
  22. 22. 01. Alignment ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… ………………………… Right sided pull at back …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Left sided pull at back …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Right sided pull at tip …………………………………………………………………… Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 …………………………………………………………………… Left sided pull at tip …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………05 02. Colour22 Pinkish red …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Reddish …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Bluish …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………
  23. 23. Dark …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Whitish …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 03. Edges Grainy …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Curvy …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Spotted …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Craked/serrated …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Dented …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 04. FurAyurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Thin …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Thick …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 05 Coloured White …………………………………………………… 23 …………………………………………………………………… Yellow …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Brown …………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………
  24. 24. 05. Marks Cuts Red …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Normal …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Folds …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Ulcerated …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Horizontal …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Frills …………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Significance of midline ………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………… A B C Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 77540524 D E F
  25. 25. 06. Movement Shaky …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Swaying …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 07. Shape Oval …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Rectangular …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Triangular …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Narrow …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Broad …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 08. Surface Peeled skin …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 05 Even/uneven …………………………………………………………………… 25 …………………………………………………………………… Concave …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Convex …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………
  26. 26. 09. Texture Grainy …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Smooth …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Dry …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Rough …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Glassy/glossy …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Milky …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… 10. Thickness Swollen …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Dense …………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………… Thin …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………05 Translucent ……………………………………………………………………26 …………………………………………………………………… Opaque …………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………
  27. 27. Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 07. Shape ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges …………………………………………Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05 07. Shape ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 27 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  28. 28. Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 07. Shape ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges ………………………………………… Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement …………………………………………05 ………………………………………… 07. Shape …………………………………………28 ………………………………………… 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  29. 29. Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 07. Shape ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Name ………………………… 01. Alignment ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Date ………………………… 02. Colour ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 03. Edges …………………………………………Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 ………………………………………… 04. Fur ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05. Marks ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 06. Movement ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 05 07. Shape ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 29 08. Surface ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 09. Texture ………………………………………… ………………………………………… 10. Thickness ………………………………………… ………………………………………… Observation …………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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  32. 32. Acne Acne- whether cystic, teenage or rosacea - involves an increase in pitta or kapha. Sluggish elimination and poor liver function contribute to it (weak agni). This results in an accumulation of toxins (ama) in the blood stream and the lymphatic system, that then overflows through the skin’s pores. Externally one can avoid harsh, heating or chemical products. See the section on Ayurvedic beauty for external products. Internally herbs help to eliminate toxins, purify blood and clear lymphatic congestion. Some to consider using regularly include turmeric, aloe vera juice, chlorophyll, picrorrhiza, manjishtha, neem and triphala. Lifestyle changes Foods that aggravate pitta and kapha tend to increase acne. To achieve a clear complexion avoid excess oil, sugar, salt, chilli, garlic, tomatoes, caffeine, citrus fruits, alcohol, nuts, red meat, yeast and dairy products. Favour a diet that is rich in natural chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. This includes plenty of leafy green vegetables, ripe fruits, grains such as barley, pure water, seeds, and herbal teas such as fennel and chamomile. Exercise accelerates the cleansing process by improving circulation and elimination. Try cooling sports such as swimming in fresh water, yoga, Qi-gong, fast walking and cycling at a cool time. Daily self massage is a wonderful way not only to cultivate self acceptance and awareness but to improve the skin’s texture and lustre. Issues of low self-esteem and anxiety often underlie chronic acne. To uproot emotional causes practice positive affirmations, visualisations and meditation- focussing on your ideal physical, emotional and spiritual state. Case study Sarah was a 23-year-old pitta constitution with cystic acne on her face and upper body. Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 It worsened one week before her period and when under stress. Her diet included a chocolate and frequent orange juice. Exercise involved jogging at lunch under the noon sun. Sarah followed a pitta reducing regime, which entailed cooling herbs such as aloe vera juice and manjishtha along with primrose oil and shatavari powder to balance her hormones. She also went on a diet high in herbal teas and low in heating foods such as tomatoes, chocolate, citrus fruits, alcohol and red meat. Instead of jogging she took up05 yoga which included a cooling yogic breathing-sheetkari. Psychologically, Sarah realised32 her acne acted as a ‘mask’, which gave her an excuse to avoid social gatherings. Low self- esteem was gradually overcome by building a positive self-image through affirmations and visualisations. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………
  33. 33. Arthritis Treatment of arthritis varies according to the type suffered. Vata arthritis tends to strike suddenly with shifting sharp pains and accompanying cracking or popping of the joints. Pitta arthritis usually involves more burning, redness and nerve inflammation. Kapha predominant arthritis generally has swelling, coldness and improves with movement. All types can often be linked to poor digestion and a sedentary or overactive lifestyle. A therapeutic approach includes digestive tonics such as triphala, anti-inflammatory Indian myrhh preparations, pain-killing anti bacterials such as Indian frankinsence, circulatory stimulants including ginger and externally lubricating strengthening oils such as castor, mahanarayana and punarnavadi for swelling. Lifestyle changes A nutrition plan for arthritis is tailored according to the individual’s doshic imbalance. For example someone with a burning, red, throbbing pittta arthritis would be wise to follow a pitta diet. All doshas should avoid certain foods are linked to the inflammation and pain associated with all types. Ayurveda advises avoidance of sour foods, yoghurt, tamarind, vinegar, pickles, citrus fruits, red meat and vegetables from the nightshade family- potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and capsicum. Sugar, cold foods and fried foods are also not recommended. Moving the joints every day through their full range will prevent the demineralisation associated with osteoporosis and the settling of stagnant toxins associated with rheumatoid and non-rheumatoid arthritis. Specific yoga postures and symmetrical swimming or aqua aerobics helps to mobilise the toxins settled in the joints. Exposure to cold and damp weather should be minimised as it can often aggravate pain. Daily oil massage and in some cases steam therapy may give relief.Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 Case study John suffered from mal-absorption for 4 years. He started to get pains in his finger joints during winter. John was advised to rub warm castor and ginger oil into his painful joints and to take a combination called mahayoggaraja guggulu, containing Indian myrhh. John had poor circulation, which improved with regular walking, self-massage and cinnamon/ginger tea. He was given a herbal combination of celery seed concentrate, Indian frankinsense, long pepper and nut grass to stabilise digestive function. Reducing salt, alcohol, red meat 05 and nightshade vegetables contributed to John’s marked improvement after 9 weeks. 33 ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………
  34. 34. Asthma Ayurveda traces the cause of asthma back to inherited respiratory weakness or acquired digestive insufficiency. Extreme fear and suppression of emotions are also related to the asthmatic syndrome. People with asthma tend to suffer from accumulated toxins in the stomach and accumulated phlegm in the chest. This sticky environment provides a fertile environment for allergens to take seed and triggers a hypersensitive reaction in the mucuos membranes- an asthma attack. In order to prevent these incidents the digestive and respiratory tract must be cleansed and fortified. This is done by identifying and avoiding allergens such as specific foods, dust, mould and pollens until the body is strong enough to expel them before the it over-reacts to their presence. The body is then purified through treatments such as therapeutic vomiting, nasal cleansing and herbs such as licorice, triphala, garlic, senna and long pepper. The specific herbs vary according to the individual’s doshic imbalance. Strengthening breathing exercises (yogic pranayama) and herbal combinations are then given to promote broncho-dialation, mucous expectoration and to build up the body’s immunity so the mucous membranes are no longer hypersensitive. Herbal combinations for this include trikatu (long pepper, pepper and ginger), sitopaladi churna (cinnamon, bamboo manna, long pepper, cardamom and rock sugar), Vasarishtam, which consists largely of the bronchodialator vasa (Adhatoda vasica) and licorice. Herbs to strengthen the immune system to prevent further asthma attacks include chyavanaprasham, agasthya rasayana and kushmanda rasayana. Lifestyle changes Regular aerobic exercise such as swimming is an effective way to manage asthma. Steam Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 77540534
  35. 35. inhalation with essential oils of wintergreen, frankincense or rasnadi powder followed by salt water nasal cleansing (jala neti) and the application of a few drops of warm ghee up the nostrils can reduce the nasal passage way’s hyper-sensitivity. Applying warm mustard seed oil or a camphor based heating oil to the front and back of the chest daily can stimulate broncho-dilation and accelerate the expulsion of toxins. Supervised yogic breathing exercises relax muscular and mental tension thereby reducing the severity of an attack or preventing it altogether. Removing allergens from the home and diet until resistance has built up is essential. Food allergies commonly associated with asthma include shellfish, mushrooms, peanuts, dairy products, meat, msg, cola, chocolate and wine. Allergens in the home include dust mites in carpet or curtains, mould in bathrooms and kitchens and animal hair. Since colds often precede bronchial asthma, exposure to cold damp weather should be avoided. Case study Jasmine was an overweight 9-year-old with a kapha constitution, experiencing breathlessness and asthma attacks every fortnight for the past two years. She was worse in winter and when she caught a cold. Jasmine was put on a kapha pacifying diet with particular emphasis in reducing dairy products, meat and oils. She started swimming bilateral freestyle for 20 minutes daily and yogic breathing exercises. Since Jasmine was often constipated she was advised to take 1 tsp of triphaladi powder daily (triphala plus licorice). A combination of equal parts trikatu and sitopaladi was also given three times daily. For acute attacks Jasmine took a small dose of Euphorbia hirta (Queensland asthma week) and vasa which effectively dilated the bronchiols. Within 5 months Jasmine had gone off conventional medication and over the following 4 years only suffered an average of one mild asthma attack a year.Ayurveda Elements 17 Orchard Rd Chatswood NSW 2067 0061 2 9904 7754 05 35

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