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Breathing Techniques to Boost Immunity and Lung health

If you’re interested in trying breathing exercises to reduce stress or anxiety, or improve your lung function, we’ve got a few to sample. You may find that certain exercises appeal to you right away. Start with those so that the practice is more enjoyable.

Alternate nostril Breathing

In this Breathing Technique, you inhale through one nostril, retain the breath, and exhale through the other nostril in a ratio of 2:8:4. If you are really healthy, you will breathe predominantly through the left nostril about one hour and fifty minutes, then through the right nostril. But in many people, this natural rhythm is disturbed and Alternate nostril Breathing restores that. One round of Alternate nostril Breathing is made of six steps, as shown below. Start by practicing three rounds and build up slowly to twenty rounds, extending the count within the given ratio.

How to do?

Sit comfortably in any meditative posture. Sit erect. Be calm and close your eyes. Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Now inhale slowly through the left nostril and fill your lungs. After complete inhalation, press the left nostril with the ring finger of the right hand and close the left nostril. Open the right nostril, exhale slowly. After complete exhalation, again inhale through the right nostril and fill your lungs. Close the right nostril by pressing it with the right thumb. After opening the left nostril, breathe out slowly.

BENEFITS

Cleanses and tones up the entire nervous system.
People suffering from cough and cold benefit greatly.
Heart is strengthened.
Blocked nostrils are cleared.
Removes mental tension and worries.
Induces feeling of peace.

Cleansing Breath

It is a breathing technique used specifically for cleansing.The forced exhalation removes the unwanted stale air from the lungs making way for a fresh intake of oxygen rich air eventually leading to cleansing the entire respiratory system. This is a wonderfully invigorating exercise to begin Alternate nostril breathing. By increasing the amount of oxygen uptake in the body it is effective for cardiac problems and helpful in clearing the mind and improving concentration.

How to do?

Sit comfortably in any meditative posture. Sit erect. Exhale through both nostrils, contracting the middle and lower abdomen portions. Release the contractions quickly and immediately follow with another forceful exhalation. Inhale passively and effortlessly. Gradually increase the frequency to about 100 strokes/minute. After the round take a deep breath and gradually exhale.

BENEFITS

Cleans capillaries of the remotest part of the body.
Purifies the frontal portion of the brain.
Aids in combating asthma, diabetes, and chronic bronchitis besides other nervous disorders.
Cleans the nasal passages.

Bellows Breath

This is the most effective and powerful of all the various exercises to revive and stimulate the nervous system and the circulatory system.

How to do?

Sit comfortably in any meditative posture. Sit erect and Keep the left hand on the left knee. Fold the index and the middle fingers of the right hand to touch the palm. Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Exhale through the left nostril and immediately inhale forcefully. Quickly open the right nostril by closing the left nostril and repeat the procedure. Keep repeating this pattern quickly gradually increasing the speed of inhalation and exhalation. Simultaneously contract and expand the abdominal muscles and slowly return to the initial speed.

BENEFITS

Very good for the respiratory system including the diaphragm and the bronchial tubes.
Improves function of digestive organs.
Helps reducing excess fat in the abdominal region.

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Raising Healthy Kids : Part Two – Vaccine Side Effects

Vaccine Side Effects

At Biogetica we choose the middle road and want to present the facts as is. Our Doctors have prepared these posts for the most common and pressing questions that parents face today when deciding how to raise healthy children. This follow-up to the post on Immunity is by Dr. Gauri Mane on Vaccine Side Effects.

Are Vaccine Side Effects a Part of the Vaccination Program?

Most of us are plagued by this niggling thought every time we set out to give ourselves or our kids a vaccination shot. Vaccines are continually monitored for safety, however like any other medication, vaccine can cause side effects. It’s tricky, but a decision not to immunize your child is risky and could put your child and others who come into contact with him or her at risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease.

Whilst all vaccines have the potential to cause side effects in some people, the reality is that most tend to be mild and don’t last long. If you are skeptical about an illness or suspect any untoward side effect, please consult your doctor.

Common side effects include:

  1. Inflammation at the injection site, like pain, swelling, redness.
  2. Mild fever
  3. Shivering
  4. Muscle pain
  5. Generalised weakness and fatigue
  6. Headache

Rare Side Effects of the Vaccine

A far less common but serious vaccine side effect is an allergic reaction, also known as an anaphylactic reaction. Though they occur very rarely, are dramatic and potentially life threatening. They are completely reversible if treated promptly and accurately by any healthcare person.

Few Tips to do if Your Child is Unwell After Vaccination

Most common side effects in babies and young children are at the site of injection. They are:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • A small hard lump or nodule.

These symptoms usually pass away within a couple of days and you don’t even need to do anything about it. Children may develop a fever; try to keep your child cool at such times. Give them plenty of liquids and make sure they are not wearing too many layered clothes. Avoid giving them a bath, instead sponge them or put a fan on them. You can also give them a dose of paracetamol or ibuprofen liquid after consulting your pediatrician.

About the writer

Dr.Gauri Mane has a B.H.M.S degree from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai. She topped her class and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a licensed Homeopath, with over 4 years of clinical experience in Homeopathy, as well as Allopathy.

She has also worked as a Research Coordinator for several clinical trials. Besides this, she possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare management (PGDHHM) from Symbiosis Institute, Pune. She is also a certified Nutritionist and Dietitian.

 

 

 

 

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Raising Healthy Kids : Part One – Immunity

Your Child’s Immunity

This is a series on the questions that parents are asking themselves on what is the best way to raise their children ‘naturally’. At Biogetica we choose the middle road and want to present the facts as is. Our Doctors have prepared these posts for the most common and pressing questions that parents face today when deciding how to raise healthy children. Our first post is by Dr. Gauri Mane on Immunity and Misconceptions around Vaccines.

Immunisation is surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Every parent wants to get the best immunity developed in their child. Many misconceptions about vaccines have persisted for decades because of a poor understanding of how vaccination works.

Combination Vaccines

The most common myth is that that a child’s immune system can be “overloaded” if the child receives multiple vaccines at once. This concern first began to appear as the recommended childhood immunization schedule expanded to include more vaccines, and as some vaccines were combined into a single shot. However, studies have repeatedly demonstrated that the recommended vaccines are no more likely to cause adverse effects when given in combination than when they are administered separately.

Statistical Effectiveness

When there’s an outbreak of a disease that’s rare for a given area, such as measles, unvaccinated people aren’t the only ones at risk. Because no vaccination is 100% effective, some vaccinated individuals will get the disease as well. In fact, during an outbreak, the number of vaccinated individuals who get sick will often outnumber the unvaccinated people who get sick. This, however, is not because vaccines are ineffective, but because there are so few people who avoid vaccination in the first place.

Chickenpox as an Example

Improved hygiene and nutrition, among other factors, can certainly lower the incidence of some diseases. Perhaps the best evidence that vaccines, and not hygiene and nutrition, are responsible for the sharp drop in disease and death rates is chickenpox. If hygiene and nutrition alone were enough to prevent infectious diseases, chickenpox rates would have dropped long before the introduction of the varicella vaccine, which was not available until the mid-1990s.

Need for Caution

It is also said that do not give a live vaccine if your child’s immunity is weakened. Live vaccines are ones that contain the virus or bacteria they’re supposed to protect against, albeit in a weakened, inactivated or dead form.

It’s a fact that your child shouldn’t have live vaccines, such as BCG (tuberculosis vaccination) or MMR, if:

  1. your child is taking high-dose steroid tablets, or is taking lower doses either alongside other drugs or over a long time.
  2. your child is being treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or has had these treatments within the last six months
  3. your child has had an organ transplant and is on immunosuppressant drugs
  4. your child has had a bone marrow transplant and finished all immunosuppressive therapy within the last 12 months

About the writer

Dr.Gauri Mane has a B.H.M.S degree from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai. She topped her class and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a licensed Homeopath, with over 4 years of clinical experience in Homeopathy, as well as Allopathy.

She has also worked as a Research Coordinator for several clinical trials. Besides this, she possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare management (PGDHHM) from Symbiosis Institute, Pune. She is also a certified Nutritionist and Dietitian.

In the followings parts of this series we explore the side-effects of vaccines and how to naturally boost immunity in children.

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NATURAL PROTOCOLS FOR ALLERGIES

Allergies are adverse immune system reactions to a substance that would normally be considered harmless.

Causes of Allergies

Allergic reactions are caused by exposure to allergens. An allergen is a protein that the body judges to be foreign and dangerous. Possible allergens include specific foods, environmental toxins, pollens, molds, mites, animal dander and a host of other irritants. Once exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases specific antibodies to destroy the enemy allergen, setting in motion a complex series of events involving many biochemicals. These chemicals then produce inflammation or other symptoms of an allergy response. Allergic responses can range from mild to severe, where prompt professional medical advice may be required.

Allergic Reaction Symptoms

Common symptoms of a typical allergic reaction include breathing congestion, inflamed, bloodshot, or scratchy eyes, watery eye, tears, sneezing, coughing, itching, nosebleeds, puffy face, flushing of the cheeks, dark circles under the eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, vomiting, stomachache, and intestinal irritation or swelling. More severe reactions include constriction of the bronchial tubes (asthma) and difficulty breathing or even anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal if not treated in time.

Allergies can also result in digestive stress, gas, and indigestion. Sensitive people may feel irritation on their tongue or mouth.

Living with Allergies

Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as “leaky gut” syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

We have posted on diet and home remedies for allergies in the past. Additionally, there are natural alternatives for allergies that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The Natural Product website will show you how you can address your allergies naturally, and well as to show you how you can make lifestyle changes that will improve your general health.

 

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NATURAL PROTOCOLS FOR ALLERGIES

Allergies are adverse immune system reactions to a substance that would normally be considered harmless.

Causes of Allergies

Allergic reactions are caused by exposure to allergens. An allergen is a protein that the body judges to be foreign and dangerous. Possible allergens include specific foods, environmental toxins, pollens, molds, mites, animal dander and a host of other irritants. Once exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases specific antibodies to destroy the enemy allergen, setting in motion a complex series of events involving many biochemicals. These chemicals then produce inflammation or other symptoms of an allergy response. Allergic responses can range from mild to severe, where prompt professional medical advice may be required.

Allergic Reaction Symptoms

Common symptoms of a typical allergic reaction include breathing congestion, inflamed, bloodshot, or scratchy eyes, watery eye, tears, sneezing, coughing, itching, nosebleeds, puffy face, flushing of the cheeks, dark circles under the eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, vomiting, stomachache, and intestinal irritation or swelling. More severe reactions include constriction of the bronchial tubes (asthma) and difficulty breathing or even anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal if not treated in time.

Allergies can also result in digestive stress, gas, and indigestion. Sensitive people may feel irritation on their tongue or mouth.

Living with Allergies

Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as “leaky gut” syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

We have posted on diet and home remedies for allergies in the past. Additionally, there are natural alternatives for allergies that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The Natural Product website will show you how you can address your allergies naturally, and well as to show you how you can make lifestyle changes that will improve your general health.

 

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