Dr. Rachna

Holisitic Services

What Is Holistic Healing?

True healing lies in restoring the whole person, which means re-balancing the four energy bodies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual-that impact on each other. Holistic Medicine takes the mind-body links into account before deciding on a remedy. Healing can only occur when the underlying cause is removed, not just the removal of the symptoms.

Just merely removing the symptoms, only drives the disease/ailment deeper, to manifest later as something more complicated. Most diseases and discomforts are caused by false perceptions. The process of healing requires the transcending of these false perceptions, into one's higher self which is the truth, to realize their truth, therefore rediscover their health and happiness.

Mind Body Spirit

Detoxification

Accumulations of environmental and food-related toxins are rapidly being recognized as a cause of poor organ function and a likely contributor to a number of conditions. Through careful history, advanced laboratory diagnostic testing and unique live blood observation, we are able to identify toxicity and create a gentle yet powerful personalized detoxification program.

Where do Toxins come from

In USA we are exposed to the level of toxins 50 times higher than compared to most other developed countries. These toxins reside in the bowel, the liver and the fatty tissues of the body in particular. Toxins impair all chemical reactions in the body. As an example:

  • » Bowel toxins like Candida and other bacterial overgrowth impair absorption and production of nutrients.
  • » Acidity from shallow breathing, consuming non vegetarian diet cause acidity in the body which causes inflammation thereby slowing all chemical reactions in the body, which require optimal pH of 7.0 and above.
  • » Electromagnetic radiation (EMF) from cell phones, computers, cordless phone bases, and WiFi zones are now known to have a real effects on sperm function, brain waves, thyroid function and immunity.
  • » Liver toxins (i.e. Tylenol, prescription drugs, alcohol, fuel fumes) impair the detoxification processes of the liver including hormonal metabolism.
  • » Viruses, fungi and parasites are present everywhere in the body and accumulate in the body.
  • » Heavy metals (Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic..) diminish neurological function and bone health among other things.

Toxins impair the absorption and utilization of nutrients and hormones. This is the premise for regular bowel, liver and tissue detoxification and specific detoxification as needed, for example if heavy metals or parasites are identified.


  • » Tip : First, avoid toxins such as chlorinated water, processed foods, plastic water bottles and food containers,
      pesticides, EMF, gas fumes and medications.
  • » Tip : Seasonal bowel cleanses with vegetarian diet and supplements containing probiotics (good bacteria),
      enzymes and fiber are a great way of increasing bowel absorption.
  • » Tip : There are accurate tests to identify specific toxins including salivary pH testing, urine and stool testing,
      heavy metal testing and live blood observation.


How toxins interfere with cellular function

Since toxins lodge in the bowel, liver, kidneys and especially fatty tissue. The toxic build up prevents normal uptake and utilization of nutrients, hormones, carbohydrates and proteins. It reduces the body’s oxygen uptake and creates an acidic, septic, low-energy state. Toxins also prevent proper activation of hormones, so patients become resistant to hormone replacement therapy.Toxic build up contributes to illnesses like allergies, pain, chronic fatigue, digestive problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease), hormonal imbalance (such as PMS and menopausal symptoms), skin conditions (like acne, eczema, and psoriasis), cognitive and neurological conditions, cardiovascular conditions and weight gain among other things.


This is the premise for regular bowel, liver and tissue detoxification and specific detoxification based on specific toxins, heavy metals identified

How often should we move our bowels?

Nature programmed the bowels to contract when we eat. If we look at an infant or a pet, this programming of nature is evident. It is lost along the way through social training to go at home once a day. When the bowels do not move 2-3 times a day, it lowers the production of B-vitamins and serotonin (which is made in the bowel). It lowers the metabolism of hormones (which are metabolized in the bowel) and we are reabsorbing toxins, which were meant to be eliminated from the body. The bowel cleanses or detox aim to restore normal bowel flora and normal bowel function.

As an example:

  • » Bowel toxins like Candida or other bacterial overgrowth impairs absorption of nutrients and causes an acidic environment.
  • » Liver toxins impair the Phase I and Phase II detoxification in the liver which safely rid the body of alcohol, acetaminophen, fuel fumes, paint fumes and any prescription drug. As the liver collects these, the ability to activate and deactivate thyroid, estrogen, testosterone are reduced due to nutrient depletion (for example of sulfur groups, methyl groups, etc)
  • » pH All chemical reactions in the body proceed in an alkaline pH of 7.0 and above. Lack of vegetables and lack of oxygen from shallow breathing increases acidity and chemical dysfunction.
  • » EMF radiation from cell phones, WiFi, cordless phone bases and computers, interfere with the electromagnetic fields in the body and impair the function of brain waves, thyroid, ovaries, testicles and immune cells responsible for cancer protection.
  • » Viruses, fungi, parasites are present everywhere and they accumulate they act like toxins in the body.
  • » Heavy metals (such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium) displace light metals and block cellular function contributing to neurological conditions, osteoporosis, Coronary Artery Disease, cancer etc.

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Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda? How does Ayurveda heal?

Ayurveda is an ancient art of healing made popular in the western world by Deepak Chopra.

The word Ayurveda means 'Science of life, a complete system of restoring and maintaining a harmonious mind/body/spirit connection. Its function is to balance all physical, emotional and mental ills leading to self-healing and self discovery. Ayurveda teaches that our human physical systems are directly connected with our emotional and mental systems. As we learn to understand the complete interaction of these systems we are able to heal ourselves. As each of us heals ourselves, we create a paradigm of healing that begins to affect our surrounding environment. As we heal and undergo positive transformations internally, we manifest this same positive abundance in our external environment. So Ayurveda offers an opportunity not only to heal our bodies, but also heal our lives and relationships. Ayurveda teaches that each of us has a physical channel within the physical body that can open to the experience of being aware of our own divine nature. When we become conscious of the Divine within we feel a sense of deep connection with Spirit, God, Universal Life Force which allows us to operate in harmony with the natural laws of the universe. When we are flowing with nature, we experience the feeling of wholeness. Ayurveda outlines the perfect wisdom and knowledge to achieve this balance of wholeness. Once balance and wholeness is achieved, we begin to learn how to live happily in a world that appears to foster and fight disease, seek gross stimulation and reward superficial activity.
The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to facilitate the union of our Spirit with the Divine Universal Power (God consciousness). A healthy mind and body is a temple for our spirit. A healthy body allows us to achieve this union of our Spirit. By learning to use this natural Universal Force, we transcend fear, pain, and limitation and reach our full and highest potential. We become our true Self.
On a physical plane, Ayurveda is designed to promote natural health and prevention of maladies. If a person becomes sick or is challenged with a disease, Ayurveda looks for imbalance to the natural health of the individual. Ayurveda is a natural health lifestyle, not a system of symptom suppression. Accordingly, it can be used in conjunction, as well as be integrated with other healing modalities and with all types of conventional medicine and surgery.
Ayurveda is based on the principles of Quantum physics. Our unique constitution is a result of the unique combination of the elemental energies of four elements such as air, fire, water and earth which are present in various combinations in different people causing different constitutions- called the Doshas, for practical purposes there are three main doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is a combination of ether and air. Pitta is primarily fire and some water. Kapha is a combination of the elements of water and earth. When one has a perfect balance of these three doshas, one is dis-ease and dis-comfort free. With an imbalance of these three doshas one begins the disease process within. Understanding our unique constitutions is important and bringing balance and harmony to our constitution is the beginning of the healing process.

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Massage

It is another form of holistic wellness therapy and has been used in the far east for over 5000 years as a form of cure for chronic illnesses. Massage is more than an excellent tool for calming and relaxing the body. Besides benefiting the soft tissue of the body like muscles, tendons and ligaments it also works as a cleansing tool by eliminating waste and toxins from the body through stimulation of the lymphatic system. Besides, human touch has been known to be a great healer
Massage therapy is known to boost the immune system.
Massage also helps release Endorphins which help reduce pain by releasing natural pain killers, endorphins also provide a sense of well being.
Various benefits of regular massage treatment include Stress relief, release of anxiety and depression, pain and stiffness, Boosts immunity, helps as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic illnesses by boosting immunity and cleansing the system by removing toxins.
There are various different varieties of massage therapy which often help in different benefits as mentioned above and choosing the right therapist really restores the balance and well being.

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Meditation

Meditation is a technique that benefits the body, mind and soul. Through inner exploration, meditation awakens creativity, healing and transformation. We live most of our lives believing that the source of happiness, peace and fulfillment lies in the outside world. through meditation we learn our essential nature and spring of fulfilling energy that exist within.
Meditation is not about forcing our mind to be quiet; rather it is the process to rediscover the quietness that already exists within...the silence of pure awareness, a silence that is not disturbed by thoughts of the past or concerns of the future.
The silence we experience during meditation is the " gap " between thoughts. Glimpsing this field of quiet, expanded awareness allows us to recognize that our essential self is not the perpetual traffic of thoughts that fill our mind but the silent witness to our words, thoughts and actions. Regular meditation helps establish inner quietness in our life, providing access to creativity and enabling us to make life affirming choices.
Past actions create memories that generate desires which in turn lead to new actions, the seeds of these memories and desire are present at the level of our soul which propels each of us to make choices we make instinctually. Meditation helps us to recognize that we are capable of making conscious choices instead and which in turn enables us to experience greater peace, love and success. Any time we encounter resistance to fulfillment of our needs and desires our mind and body gets activated and provokes a cascade of physical and emotional reactions this stress response commonly known as " fight or flight " reaction arises from a primitive part of our brain that is designed to ensure our survival, however such stress over a period of time leads to ill health. during meditation, the body shifts into a state of restful awareness, which counter balances the " fight or flight " and leads to physical and psychological benefits.
Meditate sitting up and do it regularly on a daily bases. Always close your eyes during meditation to minimize the external stimuli. find a quiet place free of disturbance. from time to time you may get distracted by thoughts or noises in the environment, do not fight these natural occurrence but gently try to return to the quiet. Do not judge the experience you are having or compare your experiences with another's as each experience is unique to each indvidual based upon their physiology and psychology. ultimately it all leads to the same goal.

We offer consultation in meditation and spiritual transformation.

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Yoga

Yoga is considered part of holistic wellness of mind, body and spirit, it brings together physical and mental discipline to achieve peacefulness of body and mind helping you to relax and manage stress and anxiety. Traditional Yoga demands adherence to this mission through disciplined changes in behavior, dietary and meditation practices. Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities. Hatha Yoga is one of the most commonly practiced yoga due to its slower pace and simple movements The two core components of any yoga practice include:

Poses: Series of postures designed to improve your strength and flexibility

Breathing: controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. In yoga breath signifies your vital energy. There by learning to control a healthy practice of breathing can help control your body and quiet your mind.

Benefits of yoga include stress management, increased fitness, improve chronic health conditions such as Cancer, Depression, Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue and Moods, it can also lower Blood Pressure and Heart rate. It is also known to benefit weight loss program by controlling disciplined eating.
After a vigorous session of yoga you should feel invigorated yet relaxed and calm.

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Nutrition

Importance of good nutrition is nothing new. Back in 400 BC, Hippocrates said, " let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Today good nutrition is more important than ever. At least 4 out of 10 leading causes of death in US- heart disease, cancer, stroke and Diabetes- are directly related to the way we eat ; of course food alone is not responsible for healthier longer life. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy life style, which also includes regular exercise, not smoking or drinking alcohol excessively, stress management and limiting exposure to environmental hazards. Then no matter how well you eat, your genes also play a big part in your risk for certain health problems.
The keys to good nutrition are balance, variety and moderation. To stay healthy your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins-- the three main components of nutrition.
You also need vitamins, minerals and other elements from many different foods so eating a variety of foods in moderation is generally considered healthy.

High Five Your Way to Good Health

Getting five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is one of the best way to prevent serious diseases like cancer, stroke and heart disease. Scientific studies show that fruits and vegetables are rich in anti oxidants that help fight disease
Add fruits and vegetables to all of your meals, or snack on them instead. This does not mean you have to constantly restock your refrigerator with fruits and vegetables but just add a serving of fruits and vegetables to your calorie controlled meals.

What Is A serving?

A serving equals any of the following:

1/2 cup cooked or one cup raw vegetables
A medium size piece of fruit
1/2 cup of canned or frozen fruits
1/4 cup of dried fruits
3/4 cup of fruit juice

When Dining Out:

If you are on a special nutritional diet and you want to try a new restaurant call ahead and see if they offer suitable menu choices or if substitution can be easily made. Most restaurants are happy to modify their dishes by changing the cooking method such as broiling vs. pan fried, or serving smaller portions.

Water

Water, often called the "silent nutrient" may be overlooked or taken for granted. yet, next to oxygen, water is the most needed element for life. The balance of water in your body is regulated by a sensitively controlled mechanism, which gives rise to thirst. kidneys play a vital role in water balance by conserving or excreating water as necessary. The amount of water in your body varies with body fat. Water as a percentage of body weight, is higher in lean individuals due to nearly water free fatty tissues.
Water acts as a solvent, coolant, lubricant and transport agent. It also carries nutrients, eliminate toxins and waste products, maintains blood volume and offers an environment in which cellular chemical reactions take place. There are three sources of water in our body, the fluids we drink, water content of the food we consume and metabolism of proteins carbohydrates and fats.

Guidelines to getting daily quota of water:

Thirst is not always the best indicator of the body's need for water. this is especially true in the elderly because the sensation of thirst becomes weaker in older folks.

Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water 30 min before exercise and at least a glass after your work out.
Increase your fluid intake if your diet is higher in fibers, proteins or salt.
It is possible but very rare for a healthy person to drink too much water to the point of toxicity.

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