The
Shurangama
Mantra
Ultimately Firm and Solid
in All Respects
Intro to a Sutra: Beginning Line of
Shurangama Mantra – 3x
1 Na Mwo Sa Dan Two
2 Su Chye Dwo Ye
3 E La He Di
4 San Myau Sa...
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– The most exposed areas of the body –
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– The most exposed areas of the body –
particularly the face, scalp, and arms –
are the most likely to develop s...
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Skin: An Owner’s Guide
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Skin: An Owner’s Guide
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Skin: An Owner’s Guide
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Skin: An Owner’s Guide
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– Don’t smoke: Smoking yellow the skin, dries it out,
and greatly increases wrinkling, especially around the
mou...
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– Complaints of dry skin are more common after age 50
due to vata dosha (autumn of life).
– After 50 some o...
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– Over washing: We are a nation of clean freaks. We
routinely wash away the oil layer that normally acts li...
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– Daily oleation: Apply oil every day to the body before
shower or bath
– Sesame oil for vata and kapha
– M...
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– crisis; the inferior physician treats the patient when the illness is already dying away.”
– “the superior physici...
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– Avabhashani = Rasa (Plasma)
– Lohita = Rakta (Blood)
– Mam...
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– Top layer is Avabhashani: Every third day this layer
disappears and you get new skin
– Every third day yo...
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– Lohita contains Ranjaka Pitta, which maintains skin
color
– Avabhashani contains Rasa Dhatu
– Third layer...
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– Asthini = layer of skin at root of hair connected to Asthi
Dhatu
– Hair, nails, teeth
– Around root of ha...
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– Skin = Tvag
– Skin is a membranous structure made of membranous
tissue
– Ectoderm = outer layer
– Endoderm =...
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– Without skin there is no knowledge
– Skin is continuation of inner organs
– Mucous membrane is also superfine...
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– Skin of retina perceives light
– Eardrum is specialized skin, perceives sound
– Skin of tongue perceives taste
– Na...
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– Skin is absent only on tip of nails and ends of hair
– Skin is present only at root of hair
– No pain if hair is cut a...
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– Skin of forehead and skin of upper eyelid is semi-
transparent
– Retina is highly developed skin which reacts to light...
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– Skin of lips, nipples and clitoris are connected with sex
– Never kiss someone’s lips
– Kissing forehead shows fatherl...
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– Inversion of tongue with tip touching soft palate,
stimulates secretion of soma
– That is the secret of Tantra
– Vedic...
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– Skin of earlobe also connected to crown chakra
– Skin is directly connected to the internal organs and
pain in interna...
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– Because of skin on soles of feet, we know we are on the
ground
– TK = myelin sheath of neuron
– Skin passes electric c...
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– Skin is directly connected to
– Prana Vata
– Vyana Vata
– Udana Vata
– Sprinkling cold water on face increases
Udana V...
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– Most important Pitta related to skin is Bhrajaka Pitta
– Ranjaka Pitta
– Alochaka Pitta = skin of eye
– Bhrajaka Agni ...
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– Skin is the organ of touch = touch, pain, temperature,
stereognosis
– Through Brajaka Agni, skin has three dimensional...
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– Skin is sensitive to the aging process
– Wrinkling is maturation
– Don’t do face-lifting, disturbs the anatomy and
phy...
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– All skin diseases begin in GIT
– All doshas move throughout body and through Rasa
Dhatu they some to the s...
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– According to Madhava, all skin diseases are called
Kustha
– Kustha = chronic, acute or subacute skin disor...
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– Etiological factors
– 1. Virudha Ahar = incompatible food combining
– Yeast, sugar...
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– 3. Overexercise under hot sun = bad for skin condition
– 4. Anger = Makes skin hot...
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– 8. Intense fear
– 9. Alternate hot and cold affects skin. Skin doesn’t
know whethe...
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– 14. Curse given by guru
– 15. Staying in dry place
– 16. Eating meat treated with ...
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– 1. Skin looks too soft = K
– 2. Too dry, rough = V
– 3. Over-sweating = P
– 4. No sw...
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– Constant sweating of hands or feet can create fungal
infection
– Genetic factor also enters
– Allergy is doshic sensit...
Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
– Red discoloration
– Itching, pruritus
– Dry, rough
– Nylon socks can create itching, dryness...
Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
– In the beginning there is Vata, dryness, which leads to
itching
– Then Pitta comes and creat...
Vata Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
– Skin becomes dry, rough, blackish, brownish
discoloration
– Called dry eczema
– Person ...
Pitta Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
– Angry eczema
– Skin is red, hot, flushed
– More burning
– Skin becomes sensitive
– Per...
Kapha Pama = Dermatitis or
Eczema
– Weeping eczema
– Skin looks pale, swollen, oozing
– More itching
– Association with as...
Vata Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
Treatment
– Ashwagandha 500
– Vidari 300 (anti-pruritic)
– Karaja / Karanja ???? 300
– 1/...
Pitta Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
Treatment
– Shatavari 500 - Dosha / Hetu Pratyanika
– Gulwel Sattva 300 - Vikruti / Vyad...
Kapha Pama = Dermatitis or
Eczema Treatment
– Punarnava 500 - Dosha / Hetu Pratyanika
– Kutki 300 - Vikruti / Vyadhi Praty...
Tridoshic Pama = Dermatitis or
Eczema Treatment
– Karaja / Karanja ???? 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika
– Neem 300 - Vyadhi Pratya...
Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
Massage Oil Treatment
1. Mustard Oil with Turmeric for Kapha (1 ounce
mustard oil + 1/2 teaspo...
Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema
Massage Oil Treatment
5. Coconut Oil (Narikela Tailam) for Pitta and Vata
6. Neem Oil for Vata...
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Dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis
– Some individuals will have mixed symptoms
– One eczema goes only to superficial layer = Dand...
Dandruff = Vicharchika
– For dandruff use Tikta Ghrita
– Apply to skull at bedtime
– Shampoo AM
Dandruff = Vicharchika
– Also for dandruff
– Take egg white of 3 eggs
– Add lime juice 1 ounce
– Mix and apply to skull
– ...
Dandruff = Vicharchika
– Don’t use hairdryer, will disturb top layer of skin
– Comb hair in opposite direction of hair to ...
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– Source: Dr. Lad, Gurukula Student Lecture
Notes, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan
22, 1998
Skin
– 7 important Maha Kustha
– Due to krumi
– 20% tubercular type are contagious
– 80% are not contagious
– Source: Dr. Lad, ...
– Doshas from their Homes Sites: Vata from Colon,
Pitta from Small Intestine, and Kapha from the
Stomach, are all simultan...
– How to distinguish between tubercular and non-
tubercular types?
– Raised skin with brownish, reddish dots, that small
l...
– Non-tubercular type, lesion is bigger, irregular, and
spreads
– Margins are not clear cut
– More burning and itching sen...
– Cervical nerves become thickened
– Even ulnar nerve becomes thickened and tender,
because of tendency to Majja Dhatu
– E...
– Sunken nasal bridge, big lips, hoarseness of voice =
typical of leprosy
– Leprosy is called Maha Kustha
– Leprosy = non-...
– 1. Kapala Kustha
– Skin is dark red
– Extremely dry
– More Vata symptoms
– Skin becomes cracked
– Lesion looks like a br...
– 2. Udumbara
– More burning
– Pruritis
– Skin looks like ripe fig fruits
– Tridoshic, but more symptoms of Pitta
– More p...
– 3. Mandala
– Whitish, pale red color
– Circular lesion
– Skin looks glossy white, More Kapha characteristics
– More muco...
– 4. Rishya Jihva
– Lesion is hard with red margins
– Skin looks dark at the center and red at the periphery
– Lesion is o...
– 5. Pundarika
– Coppery red color
– Lesion is thin
– Red margins
– Looks like petal of pink lotus
– Pitta and Kapha
– Has...
– 6. Sidhma
– Redder than Pundarika
– Glossy
– Exfoliated dermatosis
– Looks like psoriasis but nerve endings are eaten up...
– 7. Kakanaka
– Color like skin of rotted jack fruit or avocado skin
– Shiny, dark, greenish, blackish brown
– Tridoshic
–...
– These 7 Kusthas are called leprotic skin conditions
– To whom does this happen?
– Person who does intense physical work ...
– Poor hygiene
– Lice in hair
– Consumption of excess salt and sugar
– Bad karma in past life
– Exposure to kustha krumi, ...
– Treated today with Dapsum, which has extreme side
effect on nervous system
– Dosha Pratyanika (Treat the Dosha) is most ...
– Ghee may kill the bacilli and reduce further growth
– Dashamula Tea basti, with oil if ama is low
– Snehan, swedan for o...
– Pitta type
– Purgation with Triphala and Kutki (Katuka –
Picrorrhiza kurroa)
– Rakta Moksha (blood letting) with leech
–...
– Kapha type
– Vamana with licorice and salt water
– Neem is incredible medicine for leprosy patient
– Neem oil can be use...
– Vyadhi Pratyanika
– Chaulmugra Oil = Tuberak Oil
– Khadiradi Oil
– Tikta Ghrita
– Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A...
– Rasa Manikya Bhasma = Ruby Bhasma with Mercury
– Given orally 200 mg TID
– Gulwel Sattva 300 mg - 600 mg TID
– Suvarna M...
– Kustha = fermentation, putrefaction
– Kandu = Itching
– May be associated with Scabies = Kacchu
– Mere itching may be al...
– Creates burning, itching, throbbing
– Appears on palms, genitals, hips, buttocks
– V pushing P in Rasa/Rakta creates sca...
– Treatment
– Satyanasi Oil = Argemon Mmexicano
– Pongamio [inrata
– Neem Oil
– Purified Gandhak = sulfur
– Source: Dr. La...
– Itch
– Fresh cilantro juice
– Drink juice and apply pulp to skin
– Cilantro contains natural antihistamines
– Source: Dr...
– Burned coconut
– Mix burned outer skin with coconut oil and apply to
skin
– Scrape tarry powder with spoon and mix with ...
– Itching
– Tikta Ghrita topically
– Plain coconut oil
– Maha Maricha Tailam = black pepper mixed with ghee
and apply to s...
– Maha Maricha Tailam = black pepper mixed with ghee
and apply to skin
– For rash and itching
– Black pepper a good source...
– May be allergic skin eruption with multiple
circumscribed smooth raised itchy red rash
– When person is exposed to cold ...
1. Take 1 teaspoon ghee and 1/4 teaspoon rock salt and
sit near fire or in sauna
2. Tulsi juice 3. Black Pepper Ghee
4. Ti...
– Itching of anus, think of krumi
– Vidanga internally
– Poison oak or ivy, use treatment for itching
– Rose water made fr...
– Kapikacchu
– Used in Parkinson’s Disease
– Kapi = Prana Kachur = control
– Kapikacchu also means the itch of sex
– Taken...
– May be pre-psoriatic
– May be V pushing P in Rasa Dhatu
– Sandalwood oil and Coconut oil
– Rose water
– Paste of Sandalw...
– Skin of palm closely related to subtle body and denotes
karmic influence
– Left hand in man and right hand in woman conn...
– Inflammatory scaly eruption
– Erythematosus papules with plaques of defined skin on
forehead, neck, elbows and knees
– B...
– Typical lesion
– Sometimes covered with scales and generally the lesion
is on the exterior part of the body
– Many times...
– When sidhma kustha is only confined to the hairline,
where there is scaly eruption above the eye, this
condition is call...
– Etiologically it may be due to an allergic reaction to
ragweed or environmental or chemical sensitivity
– These individu...
– Skin in Rasa Dhatu is related to Bhrajaka Pitta and
Rasa/Rakta Dushti
– This condition creates lesions and may begin in ...
– The affected are looks red, rough, scaly, and the person
feels hot in that lesion with itching and burning
sensation.
– ...
– 1. Snehan = Neem oil
– Sunflower for external oleation
– Coconut
– Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic...
– Internal oleation is done with Tikta Ghrita, bitter ghee =
3 T TID, followed by 1/3 cup of hot water. This
oleation help...
– Tikta and Neem are bitter, and the elements of bitter are
Space and Air.
– The bitter qualities are carried into the dee...
– Aloe vera = antipruritic; contains natural antihistamines
– Kustha samprapti can go into the dhatus. In case of
leprosy ...
– If psoriasis goes into the third layer of the skin, mamsa
dhatu, the skin becomes flakier.
– If the individual has osteo...
– Eka kustha, when it is confined to one part of the body,
centrally. Sidhma means periphery.
– Every person with psoriasi...
– 2. Swedan = sandalwood, which is cooling.
– Put few drops of sandalwood essential oil in steam box
water
– Source: Dr. L...
– 3. Virechan = Triphala 1/2 to 1 teaspoon.
– Virechan is the main treatment of pitta dosha.
– It acts on intestines. It r...
– 4. Arogyavardhini 200 mg BID PC. Contains mostly
Kutki / Katuka (Picrorrhiza kurroa), with some
Guggulu (Commiphora muku...
– Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) 500 dosha
– Gulwel Sattva (Essence of Guduchi – Tinospora
cordifolia) 200 anti-inflammat...
– 100 times washed ghee = Shata Dhauta Ghrita
– Take a copper plate, Pour in the ghee
– Take another smaller copper pot an...
– Apply to skin to relieve itching, burning, and relieve
psoriatic changes
– Good for all pitta skin conditions
– Water ha...
– Dr. Lad gave shata dhauta ghrita basti to patient of
ulcerative colitis to heal the ulcers.
– 100% pure copper vessels m...
– Other healing treatments:
– Rakta Moksha = donate blood, 100 cc, will stimulate
spleen; can also do with application of ...
– Always keep the patient on Tikta Ghrita, provided there
is no high cholesterol. However, Dr. Lad’s idea of
cholesterol i...
– Intense fear can cause psoriatic changes to erupt.
– Modern medicine gives steroids, which suppress the
symptoms and do ...
– Complications = psoriatic arthritis
– Kaishor Guggulu (Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia plus
Guggulu) 300 mg TID
– Source:...
– Insomnia, because of the itching
– Tagar (Valeriana wallichi) 1/2 teaspoon HS
– Don’t give for too long or for Kapha = w...
– Antidote to steroids is Tikta Ghrita
– Licorice Ghee, if applied topically is anti-inflammatory,
stops itching, and is a...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New ...
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– CHINESE HERBAL SKIN-TONING SOAP
– Blue Poppy Chinese Herbal Skin-toning Soap is a
handm...
– I N G R E D I E N T S
– Saponified olive oil
– Coconut oil
– Palm oil
– Palm kernel oil
– Castor oil
– Radix Angelicae D...
– INDICATIONS
– The daily cleansing of the face and body.
– ME T H O D OF USE
– Use externally as a face and body soap for...
– According to Chinese medical theory, olive, soy, and
coconut oils are moistening and lubricating to skin.
– While castor...
– Mo Yao (Commiphora myrrha) is bitter and level (or
neutral) in nature.
– It scatters the blood and dispels stasis.
– Whe...
– Bai Zhi is acrid and warm.
– When used topically, it is a main medicinal in Chinese
skin care and beautification formula...
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– Total sun avoidance is not healthful
– Human body needs some sun exposure to synthsize
Vitamin D...
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  1. 1. The Shurangama Mantra Ultimately Firm and Solid in All Respects
  2. 2. Intro to a Sutra: Beginning Line of Shurangama Mantra – 3x 1 Na Mwo Sa Dan Two 2 Su Chye Dwo Ye 3 E La He Di 4 San Myau San Pu Two Sye
  3. 3. ’  – “ – DRBA Avatamsaka Chapter 40: p.
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  7. 7.  – The most exposed areas of the body – particularly the face, scalp, and arms – are the most likely to develop spots, dryness, wrinkles and skin cancer. – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  8. 8.  – The most exposed areas of the body – particularly the face, scalp, and arms – are the most likely to develop spots, dryness, wrinkles and skin cancer. – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  9. 9.  – The most exposed areas of the body – particularly the face, scalp, and arms – are the most likely to develop spots, dryness, wrinkles and skin cancer. – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  10. 10.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  11. 11.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  12. 12.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  13. 13.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  14. 14.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  15. 15.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  16. 16.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  17. 17.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  18. 18.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  19. 19.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  20. 20.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  21. 21.  – s – Source: Bark, J., M.D., Dermatologist, Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide
  22. 22.  – Don’t smoke: Smoking yellow the skin, dries it out, and greatly increases wrinkling, especially around the mouth – Use Sunscreen: Use SPF 30 or 50 – Drink enough water according to Vata, Pitta, or Kapha
  23. 23.  – Complaints of dry skin are more common after age 50 due to vata dosha (autumn of life). – After 50 some oil glands in the skin stop producing the oil needed for lubrication – Winter itch: in low-humidity areas such as the desert Southwest, and during the winter months elsewhere, water evaporates from the skin very quickly.
  24. 24.  – Over washing: We are a nation of clean freaks. We routinely wash away the oil layer that normally acts like plastic wrap, sealing in the moisture. – Decrease soap use: No soap except where needed, use vata, pitta, or kapha dusting powder instead (if needed) – Bathe, don’t shower: A shower equals infinite number of rinsings. Sloshing around in the tub removes less oil – Don’t use bath oil: Most goes down the drain. The residue makes the tub slippery, encouraging a fall. Instead apply herbal oil to entire body BEFORE bathing.
  25. 25.  – Daily oleation: Apply oil every day to the body before shower or bath – Sesame oil for vata and kapha – Mixed sunflower and sesame oil for pitta – Use tepid water: Just as hot water flushes grease from dirty dishes, it flushes protective oils from your skin – Choose a mild soap: A major causes of dry skin is daily use of soap. Consider using highly diluted Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap only where and when needed. Or use BanyanBotanicals.com’s Vata, Pitta or Kapha Herbal Dusting Powder made with Chick Pea Flower base.
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  27. 27.  – a – crisis; the inferior physician treats the patient when the illness is already dying away.” – “the superior physician controls disease before any illness has declared itself; the average physician practices acupuncture before the disease has come to its
  28. 28.   – Avabhashani = Rasa (Plasma) – Lohita = Rakta (Blood) – Mamsa = Mamsa (Muscle) – Sweta = Meda (Fat) – Asthini = Asthi (Osseous – Bone) – Vedini = Majja (Nervous System) – Shukrini = Shukra / Artava (Reproductive Tissue)
  29. 29.  – Top layer is Avabhashani: Every third day this layer disappears and you get new skin – Every third day your face looks different because topmost layer has changed – Second layer = Lohita = Rakta: If you move superficial layer, blood appears – Mamsa is third layer: Maintains tone of the skin
  30. 30.  – Lohita contains Ranjaka Pitta, which maintains skin color – Avabhashani contains Rasa Dhatu – Third layer maintains texture and tone of skin – If tone of skin is lost, skin becomes loose and wrinkled – Sweta contains sebaceous glands, which maintains oleation of skin
  31. 31.  – Asthini = layer of skin at root of hair connected to Asthi Dhatu – Hair, nails, teeth – Around root of hair are fine nerve endings, related to Majja Dhatu as nerve tissue = Vedini – Shukrini = superfine layer related to Shukradharakala and Artavadharakala – All over body
  32. 32.  – Skin = Tvag – Skin is a membranous structure made of membranous tissue – Ectoderm = outer layer – Endoderm = inner layer – Mesoderm = middle layer
  33. 33.  – Without skin there is no knowledge – Skin is continuation of inner organs – Mucous membrane is also superfine skin – Scrotal skin is a highly specialized skin – Skin of palm and skin of bottom of foot thickened
  34. 34.  – Skin of retina perceives light – Eardrum is specialized skin, perceives sound – Skin of tongue perceives taste – Nasal skin perceives smell – Skin of rest of body perceives touch – All doors of perception have specialized skin
  35. 35.  – Skin is absent only on tip of nails and ends of hair – Skin is present only at root of hair – No pain if hair is cut and same with nails – Skin is the cream of Rasa Dhatu – These seven layers are connected functionally to the seven dhatus – When the skin is massaged, you are sending message to the dhatus
  36. 36.  – Skin of forehead and skin of upper eyelid is semi- transparent – Retina is highly developed skin which reacts to light – TK is a skin within the neuron – Myelin sheath is a skin – When myelin sheath is destroyed, it affects the nervous system and the person gets MS
  37. 37.  – Skin of lips, nipples and clitoris are connected with sex – Never kiss someone’s lips – Kissing forehead shows fatherly love – Friend can kiss cheeks – Skin of forehead directly connected to crown chakra – Touch on third eye opens crown chakra
  38. 38.  – Inversion of tongue with tip touching soft palate, stimulates secretion of soma – That is the secret of Tantra – Vedic culture has studied the skin more in depth than modern dermatologist – Skin can bring enlightenment
  39. 39.  – Skin of earlobe also connected to crown chakra – Skin is directly connected to the internal organs and pain in internal organs can be expressed through the skin – Skin protects the body and regulates body temperature – It gives glow, beauty and luster – Skin absorbs sunlight and entire spectrum of colors = chromotherapy
  40. 40.  – Because of skin on soles of feet, we know we are on the ground – TK = myelin sheath of neuron – Skin passes electric current – Skin is sensitive to radiation
  41. 41.  – Skin is directly connected to – Prana Vata – Vyana Vata – Udana Vata – Sprinkling cold water on face increases Udana Vayu = upward movement – Samana Vata – Apana Vata
  42. 42.  – Most important Pitta related to skin is Bhrajaka Pitta – Ranjaka Pitta – Alochaka Pitta = skin of eye – Bhrajaka Agni = skin regulates body temperature through Bhrajaka Agni – Also makes skin lustrous – Special skin under arms, pubis, and mustache = secondary sexual – Bhrajaka Agni absorbs through skin those substances or sun or moon rays that hit skin
  43. 43.  – Skin is the organ of touch = touch, pain, temperature, stereognosis – Through Brajaka Agni, skin has three dimensional perception – Psychologically, the skin is directly connected to the emotions – That is why Reiki and Polarity work – Touching the outer layer of the mind
  44. 44.  – Skin is sensitive to the aging process – Wrinkling is maturation – Don’t do face-lifting, disturbs the anatomy and physiology of the skin – Skin is sensitivity to gravitation, and aging pull skin down – Inverted yoga asanas will help reverse pull of gravity
  45. 45.  – All skin diseases begin in GIT – All doshas move throughout body and through Rasa Dhatu they some to the skin – Skin diseases may be tridoshic, but skin very sensitive to Pitta – Skin is sensitive to solar radiation and to diet
  46. 46.  – According to Madhava, all skin diseases are called Kustha – Kustha = chronic, acute or subacute skin disorders – Kustha = fermentation, putrefaction – Fermented food bad for skin disease – In skin disease, local area of skin is “fermented”
  47. 47.   – Etiological factors – 1. Virudha Ahar = incompatible food combining – Yeast, sugar, pickles bad for skin – Molasses, cafeine, salt – Heavy meats, cheese, which is fermented – use only fresh cheeses – 2. Suppressed vomiting
  48. 48.   – 3. Overexercise under hot sun = bad for skin condition – 4. Anger = Makes skin hot and flushy – 5. Prolonged fasting = drives Pitta into the skin – 6. Overeating – 7. Chronic indigestion – Because of these causes, ama is produced, creating arena for bacteria to grow – Root cause is that body becomes disturbed by above causes
  49. 49.   – 8. Intense fear – 9. Alternate hot and cold affects skin. Skin doesn’t know whether to sweat or not. – 10. Alcohol – 11. Yogurt at night – 12. Synthetic soaps – 13. Synthetic fibers = create electricity on skin, creating hives and rash
  50. 50.   – 14. Curse given by guru – 15. Staying in dry place – 16. Eating meat treated with steroids, hormones – 17. Exposure to new rugs containing formaldehyde, which is highly Pittagenic – 18. Worries and anxiety = Stress Affects Ojas of skin – 19. Lack of hygiene Not taking shower is most unclean
  51. 51.   – 1. Skin looks too soft = K – 2. Too dry, rough = V – 3. Over-sweating = P – 4. No sweating = V – 5. Discoloration = P – 6. Burning, itching, loss of sensation = PV – 7. Goosebumps = Roma harsha = V – 8. Swelling
  52. 52.  – Constant sweating of hands or feet can create fungal infection – Genetic factor also enters – Allergy is doshic sensitivity and is also a factor
  53. 53. Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema – Red discoloration – Itching, pruritus – Dry, rough – Nylon socks can create itching, dryness or inflammation – Chronic constipation – Pama can happen anywhere = lower legs, calf – But especially skin of elbow, knee, ankles
  54. 54. Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema – In the beginning there is Vata, dryness, which leads to itching – Then Pitta comes and creates redness – This may become weeping because of Kapha – Because of Vata, it is dry eczema – Because of Pitta, it is red eczema – Vata will create blackish, brownish discoloration
  55. 55. Vata Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema – Skin becomes dry, rough, blackish, brownish discoloration – Called dry eczema – Person is anxious, has hemorrhoids, constipation – Goes with arthritis, osteo or RA – Samprapti associated with Asthi Dhatu
  56. 56. Pitta Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema – Angry eczema – Skin is red, hot, flushed – More burning – Skin becomes sensitive – Person is angry, judgmental – Common with yeast infection, giardiasis, fungal growth, candida – Samprapti associated with Rakta Dhatu
  57. 57. Kapha Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema – Weeping eczema – Skin looks pale, swollen, oozing – More itching – Association with asthma – Also eosinophilia – Worms, parasites – Samprapti associated with Rasa Dhatu
  58. 58. Vata Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Treatment – Ashwagandha 500 – Vidari 300 (anti-pruritic) – Karaja / Karanja ???? 300 – 1/2 teaspoon TID – Almond Oil is good for Vata type Stops itching and dryness
  59. 59. Pitta Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Treatment – Shatavari 500 - Dosha / Hetu Pratyanika – Gulwel Sattva 300 - Vikruti / Vyadhi Pratyanika – Manjistha 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika – 1/2 teaspoon TID – Sandalwood Oil for Pitta type 10 drops sandalwood oil 1 ounce almond oil – Manjistha Oil for Pitta
  60. 60. Kapha Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Treatment – Punarnava 500 - Dosha / Hetu Pratyanika – Kutki 300 - Vikruti / Vyadhi Pratyanika – Neem 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika – 1/2 teaspoon TID – Marich Oil (black pepper) 1 ounce of sesame oil, 5 parts of black pepper Boil until smell of black pepper comes – Mustard Oil with Turmeric for Kapha 1 ounce mustard oil + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  61. 61. Tridoshic Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Treatment – Karaja / Karanja ???? 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika – Neem 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika – Manjishtha 300 - Vyadhi Pratyanika – Use this combination 1/2 teaspoon TID for Vyadhi Pratyanika – Use for all types – Vata, Pitta, or Kapha – Praval Panchamrit powder = tridoshic Rub on skin – Olive Oil (Jaituna Tailam) for tridoshic
  62. 62. Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Massage Oil Treatment 1. Mustard Oil with Turmeric for Kapha (1 ounce mustard oil + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2. Nirgundi (Vitex Nirgundi) for Kapha and Pitta 3. Bhringaraj Oil (Eclipta Alba – ADD CHINESE NAME) for Pitta 4. Olive Oil (Jaituna Tailam) for tridoshic
  63. 63. Pama = Dermatitis or Eczema Massage Oil Treatment 5. Coconut Oil (Narikela Tailam) for Pitta and Vata 6. Neem Oil for Vata, Pitta, Kapha (Azadirachta indica – Nimba Tailam) 7. Manjistha Oil for Pitta (Rubia cordifolia – Qian Cao Gen) 8. Paste (Udvartan) of Neem (Nimba), Turmeric (Curcuma longa – Haridra) and Mudga (roasted mung dal powder) for oozing eczema – These oils are anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory and anti-pama
  64. 64.  – a
  65. 65. Dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis – Some individuals will have mixed symptoms – One eczema goes only to superficial layer = Dandruff = Vicharchika – Dosha is just in the Rasa Dhatu – Many people get dandruff before eczema – Extreme dry skull – Topmost layer of skin is affected by Vata Dosha – Psoriasis has a clean line of demarcation, raised, red, clear – In eczema the edges are merged
  66. 66. Dandruff = Vicharchika – For dandruff use Tikta Ghrita – Apply to skull at bedtime – Shampoo AM
  67. 67. Dandruff = Vicharchika – Also for dandruff – Take egg white of 3 eggs – Add lime juice 1 ounce – Mix and apply to skull – Leave for half an hour and then shampoo – This mixture removes dosha from top layer of skin – Repeat until condition is gone
  68. 68. Dandruff = Vicharchika – Don’t use hairdryer, will disturb top layer of skin – Comb hair in opposite direction of hair to improve circulation – Then apply Neem Oil – Will also help dandruff – Vata pushing Pitta in topmost layer of skin
  69. 69.         
  70. 70.             
  71. 71.                
  72. 72.                
  73. 73.               
  74. 74.            
  75. 75. – a – Source: Dr. Lad, Gurukula Student Lecture Notes, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998 Skin
  76. 76. – 7 important Maha Kustha – Due to krumi – 20% tubercular type are contagious – 80% are not contagious – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  77. 77. – Doshas from their Homes Sites: Vata from Colon, Pitta from Small Intestine, and Kapha from the Stomach, are all simultaneously under accumulation (sanchaya), provocation (prakopa) and spread (prasara) and deposition (sthana samsraya) into the 7 layers of the skin. – Tridoshic disorder that affect the skin – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  78. 78. – How to distinguish between tubercular and non- tubercular types? – Raised skin with brownish, reddish dots, that small lesion is tubercular type – Behind ear, on elbows, or on the neck – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  79. 79. – Non-tubercular type, lesion is bigger, irregular, and spreads – Margins are not clear cut – More burning and itching sensation – In the beginning the skin looks shiny and glossy – Then lips become big, because cutaneous junction is specialized skin – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  80. 80. – Cervical nerves become thickened – Even ulnar nerve becomes thickened and tender, because of tendency to Majja Dhatu – Early signs are tingling and numbness, loss of sensation – Samprapti moves from Rasa through to Asthi – Sensory touch, pain and temperature is lost – Wounds do not heal but turn into ulcerative changes – Burns without sensation of pain – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  81. 81. – Sunken nasal bridge, big lips, hoarseness of voice = typical of leprosy – Leprosy is called Maha Kustha – Leprosy = non-healing ulcer, lose bridge of nose, swollen face – 7 types described by Charaka – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  82. 82. – 1. Kapala Kustha – Skin is dark red – Extremely dry – More Vata symptoms – Skin becomes cracked – Lesion looks like a broken piece of an earthen pot – Tridoshic, but more symptoms of Vata are present – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  83. 83. – 2. Udumbara – More burning – Pruritis – Skin looks like ripe fig fruits – Tridoshic, but more symptoms of Pitta – More pus and blood – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  84. 84. – 3. Mandala – Whitish, pale red color – Circular lesion – Skin looks glossy white, More Kapha characteristics – More mucoid secretions, sweating, water retention – Much sleep – These people live long, as if they are born to suffer, no pain – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  85. 85. – 4. Rishya Jihva – Lesion is hard with red margins – Skin looks dark at the center and red at the periphery – Lesion is oval in shape – Lesion looks like tongue of bear or bull – Rishya = four-legged wild animal – Jihva = tongue – Like Vata and Kapha – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  86. 86. – 5. Pundarika – Coppery red color – Lesion is thin – Red margins – Looks like petal of pink lotus – Pitta and Kapha – Has itching because of Kapha and burning because of Pitta – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  87. 87. – 6. Sidhma – Redder than Pundarika – Glossy – Exfoliated dermatosis – Looks like psoriasis but nerve endings are eaten up – On chest or behind the ear – Flaky skin – More Pitta and Vata – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  88. 88. – 7. Kakanaka – Color like skin of rotted jack fruit or avocado skin – Shiny, dark, greenish, blackish brown – Tridoshic – Incurable – Until the last breath the person’s mind is very clear – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  89. 89. – These 7 Kusthas are called leprotic skin conditions – To whom does this happen? – Person who does intense physical work and sweats a lot – Person with incredible suppressed anger – Incompatible food combining, causing chronic indigestion – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Causes
  90. 90. – Poor hygiene – Lice in hair – Consumption of excess salt and sugar – Bad karma in past life – Exposure to kustha krumi, leprosy bacillus – Negative thinking – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Causes
  91. 91. – Treated today with Dapsum, which has extreme side effect on nervous system – Dosha Pratyanika (Treat the Dosha) is most important – First, must understand type, doshically – In Vata type use Tikta Ghrita or Bitter Ghee (Tikta - Swertia chiretta, Katuka-Kutki, Nimba-Neem, Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia) or Licorice Ghee (Glycyrrhiza glabra) or Ashwagandha Ghee (Withania somnifera) – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  92. 92. – Ghee may kill the bacilli and reduce further growth – Dashamula Tea basti, with oil if ama is low – Snehan, swedan for one year every day – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  93. 93. – Pitta type – Purgation with Triphala and Kutki (Katuka – Picrorrhiza kurroa) – Rakta Moksha (blood letting) with leech – Donating blood is not as useful, but will help – Saliva of leech kills bacilli – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  94. 94. – Kapha type – Vamana with licorice and salt water – Neem is incredible medicine for leprosy patient – Neem oil can be used for abhyanga – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  95. 95. – Vyadhi Pratyanika – Chaulmugra Oil = Tuberak Oil – Khadiradi Oil – Tikta Ghrita – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  96. 96. – Rasa Manikya Bhasma = Ruby Bhasma with Mercury – Given orally 200 mg TID – Gulwel Sattva 300 mg - 600 mg TID – Suvarna Makshika Bhasma 200 mg TID – Moti Bhasma 200 mg TID – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  97. 97. – Kustha = fermentation, putrefaction – Kandu = Itching – May be associated with Scabies = Kacchu – Mere itching may be allergy – However scabies is contagious – Creates pustules and vesicles – Itch mite affects the skin – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  98. 98. – Creates burning, itching, throbbing – Appears on palms, genitals, hips, buttocks – V pushing P in Rasa/Rakta creates scabitic infection – Patient’s linen should be treated with disinfectant – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis Treatment
  99. 99. – Treatment – Satyanasi Oil = Argemon Mmexicano – Pongamio [inrata – Neem Oil – Purified Gandhak = sulfur – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  100. 100. – Itch – Fresh cilantro juice – Drink juice and apply pulp to skin – Cilantro contains natural antihistamines – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  101. 101. – Burned coconut – Mix burned outer skin with coconut oil and apply to skin – Scrape tarry powder with spoon and mix with coconut oil – Good for rash, itching, burning, psoriasis – Takes care of Pitta – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  102. 102. – Itching – Tikta Ghrita topically – Plain coconut oil – Maha Maricha Tailam = black pepper mixed with ghee and apply to skin – For rash and itching – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  103. 103. – Maha Maricha Tailam = black pepper mixed with ghee and apply to skin – For rash and itching – Black pepper a good source of antihistamine – 1/2 teaspoon finely powdered blacked pepper – 1 teaspoon ghee – Mix and apply to skin for half an hour – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Kustha: Chronic Dermatosis
  104. 104. – May be allergic skin eruption with multiple circumscribed smooth raised itchy red rash – When person is exposed to cold dry weather, Pitta comes to protect and causes rash – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Shita Pitta: Urticaria
  105. 105. 1. Take 1 teaspoon ghee and 1/4 teaspoon rock salt and sit near fire or in sauna 2. Tulsi juice 3. Black Pepper Ghee 4. Tikta 300, Kama Dudha 200, Turmeric 300 1/2 teaspoon BID 5. Avipattikar Churna (contains cloves) 1/2 teaspoon BID 6. Sutshekhar Sada (without Gold) – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Shita Pitta Chikitsa: Urticaria Remedies
  106. 106. – Itching of anus, think of krumi – Vidanga internally – Poison oak or ivy, use treatment for itching – Rose water made from organic rose petals – Soak in pure water overnight – Apply to skin – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Shita Pitta: Urticaria
  107. 107. – Kapikacchu – Used in Parkinson’s Disease – Kapi = Prana Kachur = control – Kapikacchu also means the itch of sex – Taken with milk it acts as aphrodisiac – Taken with honey it acts as L-Dopa – Poison ivy = clean first with rose water to prevent spreading – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Shita Pitta: Urticaria
  108. 108. – May be pre-psoriatic – May be V pushing P in Rasa Dhatu – Sandalwood oil and Coconut oil – Rose water – Paste of Sandalwood and Turmeric with goat’s milk – 1 teaspoon white sandalwood – 1 teaspoon turmeric – goat’s milk to make paste – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Rosacea
  109. 109. – Skin of palm closely related to subtle body and denotes karmic influence – Left hand in man and right hand in woman connected to past life karma – Right hand in man and left hand in woman connected to present – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Jan 22, 1998. Skin
  110. 110. – Inflammatory scaly eruption – Erythematosus papules with plaques of defined skin on forehead, neck, elbows and knees – Bhrajaka Pitta and Rasa Rakta Dushti – Bhrajaka Pitta disturbing Rasa/Rakta Dhatu – Chronic skin disease – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  111. 111. – Typical lesion – Sometimes covered with scales and generally the lesion is on the exterior part of the body – Many times the skin looks shiny, silvery, with reddish, yellowish and slightly whitish scales – There is more itching, burning sensation – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  112. 112. – When sidhma kustha is only confined to the hairline, where there is scaly eruption above the eye, this condition is called pityriasis – This condition is psychologically common in middle and older people, who are lonely, insecure, having deep-seated grief and sadness. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  113. 113. – Etiologically it may be due to an allergic reaction to ragweed or environmental or chemical sensitivity – These individuals have a previous history of amla pitta, hyperacidity or they have chronic acid indigestion and krumi, such as giardia or pinworms. – The systemic pitta from the G.I. tract undergoes sanchaya, prakopa and prasara. Deposition of Pachaka Pitta takes place in the Rasa Dhatu. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  114. 114. – Skin in Rasa Dhatu is related to Bhrajaka Pitta and Rasa/Rakta Dushti – This condition creates lesions and may begin in the skull, then comes down to the hairline, then to the eyebrows. In the beginning it begins with Pityriasis (Eka kustha). Then the lesion starts flaring, because of Vyana Vayu, on the exterior surface of the body, the skin of the elbows, knees, and rarely the genitals. – Genital psoriasis may go together with genital herpes. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  115. 115. – The affected are looks red, rough, scaly, and the person feels hot in that lesion with itching and burning sensation. – The ama, which is pitta-genic ama, and lohita, the second layer of the skin, is affected. – Lohita is connected to the bones. Therefore, associated with psoriatic arthritis around joints where Shleshaka Kapha is involved. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis - Pityriasis
  116. 116. – 1. Snehan = Neem oil – Sunflower for external oleation – Coconut – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa #1: Oleation
  117. 117. – Internal oleation is done with Tikta Ghrita, bitter ghee = 3 T TID, followed by 1/3 cup of hot water. This oleation helps to release ama from Rasa and Rakta Dhatus. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa #1: Oleation
  118. 118. – Tikta and Neem are bitter, and the elements of bitter are Space and Air. – The bitter qualities are carried into the deep capillaries, where ama is lodging and creating irritation and papules. Those toxins create repeated attacks of itching and burning sensation. – First, that ama should be removed by internal and external oleation. – If the liver is enlarged, internal oleation may not be tolerated. However, Dr. Lad has found that Tikta Ghrita in moderation is tolerated and will help to detox. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa #1: Oleation
  119. 119. – Aloe vera = antipruritic; contains natural antihistamines – Kustha samprapti can go into the dhatus. In case of leprosy the samprapti goes into the majja dhatu. Then there is loss of sensation. In psoriasis, there is no loss of sensation. – The ama produced by pitta goes into the joint and can cause psoriatic arthritis. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  120. 120. – If psoriasis goes into the third layer of the skin, mamsa dhatu, the skin becomes flakier. – If the individual has osteoporosis, the samprapti is different. – In some people’s case, two sampraptis can happen at the same time. Pitta causes the psoriasis and vata causes the osteoporosis for example. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  121. 121. – Eka kustha, when it is confined to one part of the body, centrally. Sidhma means periphery. – Every person with psoriasis is not angry. However their skin is angry. Other causes are at the root. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  122. 122. – 2. Swedan = sandalwood, which is cooling. – Put few drops of sandalwood essential oil in steam box water – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #2: Steam Therapy
  123. 123. – 3. Virechan = Triphala 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. – Virechan is the main treatment of pitta dosha. – It acts on intestines. It removes excess pitta from the duodenum and jejunum and creates negative pressure. – The ama from rasa/rakta is pulled back into the G.I. tract. It will eradicate ama from the outer surface of the body to be eliminated in the feces. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa #3: Purgation
  124. 124. – 4. Arogyavardhini 200 mg BID PC. Contains mostly Kutki / Katuka (Picrorrhiza kurroa), with some Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), some Shilajit (Himalayan mineral pitch / Asphaltum), and Kajjali (Parad - purified mercury combined with Gandhak – purified sulphur). – Invented by Nagarjuna Bodhisattva, editor - redactor – compiler of the Sushruta Samhita and the Sage who brought the Avatamsaka – Flower Adornment Sutra to this world from the Naga Loka (Dragon Realm) – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #4: Arogyavardhini Bati
  125. 125. – Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) 500 dosha – Gulwel Sattva (Essence of Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia) 200 anti-inflammatory – Kama Dudha (Red coral, conch, etc) 300 anti-inflammatory – Neem / Nimba (Azadirachta indica) 300 vyadhi – Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) 300 helps remove ama from subcutaneous tissue – 1/2 teaspoon TID with aloe gel 2 T – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #5: Custom Formula
  126. 126. – 100 times washed ghee = Shata Dhauta Ghrita – Take a copper plate, Pour in the ghee – Take another smaller copper pot and Put enough cold water so that the ghee will become coagulated; the ghee will stick to the pot as you stir with the smaller pot – Wash 100 times. Will take 15 days. – Stir in clockwise circles chanting Great Compassion Mantra, Medicine Buddha or Shurangama Mantra, et al. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #6: Shata Dhauta Ghrita
  127. 127. – Apply to skin to relieve itching, burning, and relieve psoriatic changes – Good for all pitta skin conditions – Water has prana. Ghee absorbs that prana as you rub the ghee. Ghee made in this way can heal many skin conditions. Pitta cooling. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #6: Shata Dhauta Ghrita
  128. 128. – Dr. Lad gave shata dhauta ghrita basti to patient of ulcerative colitis to heal the ulcers. – 100% pure copper vessels must be used in preparations. This copper will yield certain electric energy. – This ghee will last for hundreds of years, if kept in a dry vessel. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy #6: Shata Dhauta Ghrita
  129. 129. – Other healing treatments: – Rakta Moksha = donate blood, 100 cc, will stimulate spleen; can also do with application of leech to site of psoriasis – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa #7
  130. 130. – Always keep the patient on Tikta Ghrita, provided there is no high cholesterol. However, Dr. Lad’s idea of cholesterol is different. – As long as liver is toxic and energy is low, everything will be converted into fat. Tikta Ghrita can reduce cholesterol by improving liver function. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  131. 131. – Intense fear can cause psoriatic changes to erupt. – Modern medicine gives steroids, which suppress the symptoms and do not cure. – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  132. 132. – Complications = psoriatic arthritis – Kaishor Guggulu (Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia plus Guggulu) 300 mg TID – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  133. 133. – Insomnia, because of the itching – Tagar (Valeriana wallichi) 1/2 teaspoon HS – Don’t give for too long or for Kapha = will create heaviness or depression – In Kapha’s case use Musta (Cyperus rotundus) – Or Garlic Milk with Turmeric (Haridra – Curcuma longa) and Sandalwood (Chandana - Santalum alba) and nutmeg – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
  134. 134. – Antidote to steroids is Tikta Ghrita – Licorice Ghee, if applied topically is anti-inflammatory, stops itching, and is also an antidote to steroid treatment – Capsule of: Tikta (Swetia chireta or Vimalananda’s formula purchasable from Ayurvedic Institute) – Neem / Nimba (Azadirachta indica) – Turmeric (Haridra – Curcuma longa) – Equal proportions, for itching, burning, inflammation – Source: Dr. Lad, Vasant, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician, “Gurukula Student Lecture Notes”, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Institute, Feb. 5, 1998. Psoriasis – Pityriasis Therapy / Chikitsa
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  165. 165.   – CHINESE HERBAL SKIN-TONING SOAP – Blue Poppy Chinese Herbal Skin-toning Soap is a handmade, cold process soap. The recipe for this soap is based on a formula recorded by Sun Si-miao in the Tang dynasty (circa 700 AD). – FU N C T I O N S – Moistens the skin, quickens the blood, kills yeasts and fungi, engenders the flesh
  166. 166. – I N G R E D I E N T S – Saponified olive oil – Coconut oil – Palm oil – Palm kernel oil – Castor oil – Radix Angelicae Dahuricae (Bai Zhi) – Radix Angelicae Sineusis (Dang Gui) – Resina Myrrhae (Mo Yao) – Myrrh fragrance oil Chinese Herbal Skin-Toning Soap
  167. 167. – INDICATIONS – The daily cleansing of the face and body. – ME T H O D OF USE – Use externally as a face and body soap for at least several weeks. Chinese Herbal Skin-Toning Soap
  168. 168. – According to Chinese medical theory, olive, soy, and coconut oils are moistening and lubricating to skin. – While castor oil both lubricates skin and improves circulation. – Dang Gui is sweet, acrid, bitter and warm. When used topically, it both quickens the blood (i.e., improves circulation) and moistens dry skin. Chinese Herbal Skin-Toning Soap Formula Rationale
  169. 169. – Mo Yao (Commiphora myrrha) is bitter and level (or neutral) in nature. – It scatters the blood and dispels stasis. – When used externally, it also promotes the growth of new, healthy tissue. – It is a famous Chinese medicinal for the treatment of sores when used externally. Chinese Herbal Skin-Toning Soap Formula Rationale
  170. 170. – Bai Zhi is acrid and warm. – When used topically, it is a main medicinal in Chinese skin care and beautification formulas and is used for improving skin color, tone and moisture. – It is described in Chinese medical literature as aiding skin growth and eliminating facial blemishes and scars. – Has a strong antifungal effect and is used to help eliminate a wide variety of dermatomycoses. – 4.25 oz. or more. Chinese Herbal Skin-Toning Soap Formula Rationale
  171. 171.  – Total sun avoidance is not healthful – Human body needs some sun exposure to synthsize Vitamin D – 5 to 10 minutes a day is enough – Only a little skin need be exposed – even just a toe is enough – Source: Wilma Bergfeld, M.D., Dermatology Research Director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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