Ayurveda Instructor Oak Forest IL
Ayurveda, Day spa, Pre-post Natal
Chiropractors, Massage Therapy, Naprapathy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Wellness Centers
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital: Mercy Hosp And Med Ctr, Chicago, Il; Provident Hosp Of Cook County, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Chicago Chatham Medical Assoc
Clarendon Hills, IL
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Pediatrics, Other, Nutrition, Arthritis, Allergy, Addiction
American Holistic Medical Association
Downers Grove, IL
Ayurveda, Day spa
Natural Family Health Care
Chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, weight loss, home execise program.
Insurance Plans Accepted: BC/BS PPO, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, PHCS, PCD
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No
Medical School: National University of health sciences, 1996
Member Organizations: ICS
Languages Spoken: English
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Surgery, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Rheumatology, Radiology, Pulmonary Diseases, Psychosomatic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Neurology, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Massage Therapy, Immunology, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Envi
American Holistic Medical Association
Chiropractors, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Naprapathy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983
Sidestep the Sniffles
By Matthew Solan
All too often, the return of autumn means another round of nagging colds and flus. Don’t want to spend the next six months wrapped in a cocoon of blankets, downing hold-your-nose cough syrup and mystery capsules? Forget about starving the cold and feeding the fever, and follow the lead from three healing methods—ayurveda, naturopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine. Their safe and effective remedies can stop a sickness at first sniffle or throat tickle and have you back in action before the Kleenex boxes pile up.
The centuries-old Indian healing practice of ayurveda views colds and flus as signs of dosha imbalance—in Western terms, when your biological energy or constitution goes haywire. These maladies strike more often in autumn and winter because both seasons increase vata, the dosha associated with wind and cooler weather. Ayurvedic practitioners believe the change from hot to cold weather weakens our digestive fire or agni and, with it, our immune system, leaving our body with an excess of toxins called ama (that filmy, white gunk coating your tongue). This “sticky” environment makes the body more susceptible to illness-causing viruses.
As if that weren’t enough, too much ama can bring on an excess of kapha, the dosha associated with cold and wetness (known in cold-speak as phlegm and mucus). A kapha imbalance will leave you feeling heavy and sluggish with lots of congestion and thick, heavy nasal discharge. A cold caused by a vata dosha imbalance, on the other hand, shows up as fatigue and sleeplessness and is usually accompanied by a dry cough, a sore throat, and a watery, runny nose.
Rx For Prevention: You can counteract the effects of the cold and windy vata season by keeping your body temperature up. At the first sign of a sniffle or cough, begin a morning ritual of abhyanga, a head-to-toe heated sesame oil massage. (Fill a glass jar with oil, and run it under comfortably warm water.) Follow with a warm bath or shower. This added warmth helps stimulate your digestive fire so your body has an easier time “burning off ” phlegm and mucus.
Keep your immunity at its strongest by taking any (or all) of the following herbs: ashwaganda (600 to 1,000 mg daily, divided into two or three capsules); amalaki (250 to 500 mg twice a day); and gotu kola (500 to 1,000 mg daily). “All these build up resistance to stress and other external invaders that can weaken your immune system,” says Mark Toomey, PhD, director of health science at The Raj, a Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa.
Rx For Treatment: Generally, you can treat both cold types with the following remedies, says Toomey. First, cut back on all dairy, like yogurt, cheese, and milk, and foods made with sugar and oils, all of which tend to increase kapha and mucus. Up your intake of warming herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, pippali (known in the US as long pepper), basil, cloves, and mint to soothe kapha and vata. Toss them...
Author: Matthew Solan
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