There are a few very common things that a man consumes or does every day without even realizing, that they have a tendency to reduce his fertility. These causes start from drinking and could end with something as harmless as caffeine. Let's see which habits can cause reduction in sperm count thereby reducing fertility of a man.
1. Eating processed meat harms sperm quality.
2. Excessive usage of laptop can also lead to reduction in sperm count because of the heat that a laptop releases.
3. Hormonal imbalance also causes low sperm production.
4. If a man is underweight or overweight, this could also lead to less production of sperm. So, a man should watch his weight before thinking of extending his family.
5. Exposure to too much heat for a prolonged time leads to reduction in sperm count.
6. Regular smoking also leads to reduction in sperm count.
7. Excessive stress also causes reduction in sperm count.
8. Regular and continuous exposure to chemicals like xylene, painting material and metal like lead also leads to low sperm count.
9. Chemicals present in sunscreen lotion can harm a man's sperm count so one should be alert while using a sunscreen lotion. 10. Sex toys also cause infertility in men because of presence of phthalates in them.
11. Regular intake of canned food can also contribute in low sperm count.
12. Regular drinking habits reduce testosterone levels thereby reducing the quality and production of sperm.
13. Excessive intake of canned food leads to intake of bisphenol A which lowers down the quality of the sperm.
14. Excess intake of caffeine also leads to reduction in sperm count.
15. Lack of exercise and laziness also reduces sperm count to a great extent.
Some of the above mentioned things can be unavoidable, but point here is that taking everything in moderate quantity doesn't do any harm but problem occurs when the intake is excessive, regular and beyond limit. So, it's better to reduce the quantity and regular use of such things than letting it affect your sperm count.
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Erectile Dysfunction & Oligospermia - Ayurvedic Treatment At Your Rescue!
London. Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but this link is firmly established only in some areas such as the ability of a high fat and low carbohydrate diet (a ketogenic diet) to help children with epilepsy, and the effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on fatigue, poor memory, and depression, says a study. The research, published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, cautions that the evidence of a link between diet and mental health for many diets is comparatively weak.
"We have found that there is increasing evidence of a link between a poor diet and the worsening of mood disorders, including anxiety and depression. However, many common beliefs about the health effects of certain foods are not supported by solid evidence," said lead author Suzanne Dickson, Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The researchers who conducted a comprehensive review of studies linking diet with mental health also found that there is good evidence that a Mediterranean diet, rich in vegetables and olive oil, shows mental health benefits, such as giving some protection against depression and anxiety. However, for many foods or supplements, the evidence is inconclusive, as for example with the use of vitamin D supplements, or with foods believed to be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism.
"With individual conditions, we often found very mixed evidence," said Dickson. "With ADHD for example, we can see an increase in the quantity of refined sugar in the diet seems to increase ADHD and hyperactivity, whereas eating more fresh fruit and vegetables seems to protect against these conditions. "But there are comparatively few studies, and many of them don't last long enough to show long-term effects," she added.
The scientists confirmed that some foods had readily provable links to mental health, for example, that nutrition in the womb and in early life can have significant effects on brain function in later life. Proving the effect of diet on mental health in the general population was more difficult. "In healthy adults, dietary effects on mental health are fairly small, and that makes detecting these effects difficult: it may be that dietary supplementation only works if there are deficiencies due to a poor diet," Dickson said.
"We also need to consider genetics: subtle differences in metabolism may mean that some people respond better to changes in the diet than others," she added. There are also practical difficulties that need to be overcome in testing diets. Food is not a drug, so it needs to be tested differently to a drug. We can give someone a dummy pill to see if there is an improvement due to the placebo effect, but you can't easily give people dummy food.
"There is a general belief that dietary advice for mental health is based on solid scientific evidence. In reality, it is very difficult to prove that specific diets or specific dietary components contribute to mental health," Dickson said. (IANS)
CABINET APPROVES CONFERRING THE STATUS OF INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE TO THE CLUSTER OF AYURVEDA INSTITUTIONS AT GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, JAMNAGAR
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Jamnagar by conglomerating the cluster of Ayurveda Institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar, namely, (a) Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (b) Shri Gulabkunwerba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and (c) Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Sciences including Pharmacy Unit and to subsume the Maharshi Patanjali Institute for Yoga & Naturopathy Education & Research into the Department of Swasthvritta of the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda.
The Bill to that effect is to be introduced in the ensuing Session of Parliament to declare the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar as Institution of National Importance. Considering the rapidly growing role of AYUSH Systems in addressing the Public Health challenges of India, conferring the status of National Importance will boost the role and importance of Ayurveda in Public Health. The strengthening of Ayurveda will reduce government expenditure on health as Ayurveda is cost-effective because of its preventive and curative approaches. There is rising interest and demand for knowledge and services of Ayurveda all over the world. India is the country of origin of Ayurveda and the world is looking up to India to showcase the state of art institutions providing international level education and training in Ayurveda.
Elevation of the proposed Institute to the status of Institution of National Importance will provide it the autonomy to upgrade the standard of Ayurveda education, frame various courses in Ayurveda as per national and international demand, adopt advanced evaluation methodology, etc. It will have the mandate to frame its own certification courses for deeper penetration of AYUSH across masses and will give the capacity to bring out the unrealized potential of Ayurveda for addressing the major public health challenges faced by the country. It will help the institute to develop tertiary care in Ayurveda and to secure inter-disciplinary collaborations to give a contemporary thrust to Ayurveda.
It is again that time of the year when you bid farewell to the things past and welcome the change of annual calendar with new hope and energy. It is also the time when you evaluate the sweet as well as bitter memories you made in the 12 months and prepare yourself to move forward with more determination and optimism. This calls for the new year’s resolution which is a tradition in all parts of the world to improve one’s life, change a personal behavior or achieve some goals. If health is one of the resolutions you are going to make for 2020, you are on the right page. Ayurveda is so rich in its wisdom and science that it can help you with that in perfectly harmonious and simple manner.
New year’s resolutions are often tough and people become too lenient to follow those after a while. So, here is some food for your thought the ayurveda way, so that you don’t have to stress over it. Ayurveda has great wellbeing tips that are in reality easy to follow and will absolutely change your life in healthier ways. Here're some ayurveda based approach to new year's resolutions that will help you accomplish a complete transformation of health:
Correct your routine chores-------------------------
eat the right kind of breakfastWhat you eat first after waking up sets the tone for your body for the whole day. Include something nutritious such as fresh whole fruits or vegetable juices. Fix the timing of your breakfast so that your body clock becomes aware of it. Take a pinch of rock salt and ginger before starting to breakfast as this will boost the digestion as well as the release of digestive enzymes. An ideal breakfast should have a combination of six tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent In this particular order. Eat slowly. Stop eating as soon as feel you’re almost full. Never eat to the full appetite.
Drink warm water Within 10 minutes after you wake up, drink a glass or two of lukewarm water. Add few drops of lime to it. Even while having meals, take small sips of warm water to help the digestion. Never have a lot of water and drink small sips throughout the day. It will help in better absorption of water in your body.
Scrape your tongue after meals
Clean, pinkish tongue is a sign of good health. On the contrary, a white coat over the tongue is the proof of toxins in the digestive system. Always clean your tongue after having a meal. It prevents several diseases from attacking you.
Take care of your sinusesCold and allergies occur because people forget to take care of the sinuses. It is a good practice to oil your nasal cavities regularly. Use a good herbal oil or consult any ayurveda practitioner who can prescribe you a herbal oil that you can use as nasal drops. The mucous membrane inside the nasal passage is the first line of defense against infections, congestion, allergies, etc. The herbal oil keeps the sinus tissues supple and healthy.
Give your body regular oil massage
Ayurveda believes in rejuvenating both mind and body for your complete wellness. Body massage and oil therapies such as abhyangam, shirodhara, nasyam, and panchakarma highly effective in removing the toxins from the body.
Follow best practices that boost your immunity and health
Wake up early
Rising early morning has its own health benefits as goes the saying, ‘early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’. Once you practise waking up by the sunrise or dawn, you would feel more energetic, far less jittery in the morning. You would be able to concentrate better and be more productive.
Meditate daily even for 10 minutesIt pays well for your health if you indulge in a session of meditation in the morning. It helps you de-stress, lower your anxiety levels, allow yourself some reflection time, and relax your mind. As a result you would be more at peace, happier, and healthier. A sound mind is an important aspect of wellbeing. pranayam is a good choice for meditation.
Exercise and walk everydayExercise is an important aspect of a healthy body. Go for anything that fits your lifestyle, whether it is aerobics, yoga, long walk, or pilates. It boosts hormones and makes your body immunity more resilient by reducing stress levels, hypertension, etc.
Have a sound sleep
It is always a healthy habit to sleep on time. Nurture the respect for your body by going to bed at a scheduled time. 10 o’clock in the night is the ideal nap time and once you body clocks get into the rhythm of uninterrupted sleep at the right hour, it would result In better health in many indirect ways. You would counter fatigue, anxiety, stress, restlessness, and many other problems with this one correction in your routine.These are the new year’s resolutions that you can follow easily by tweaking your lifestyle in a positive way. Within weeks, you would be able to sense the worth and power of these changes in your health as well as life. Have a great year ahead!
New Delhi. Researchers in Denmark found that overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers and according to health experts here obesity may worsen the cancer survivor-ship, including quality of life.
According to the study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, there were 20,706 cancers among 313,321 adults diagnosed with overweight and obesity compared with 18,480 cancers that were expected based on information from the general population.
This corresponds to a 12 per cent higher risk associated with overweight and obesity.
Excess body weight or obesity in itself may be a root cause for a number of chronic diseases and some cancers, the health experts said.
Ashish Goel, Associate Director, Surgical Oncology at Jaypee Hospital in Noida said that extra body fat undoubtedly reduces the immune system of the body, and functioning of the hormones and cells which further results in abnormal number of cells and can increase the risk of tumour formation.
"Obesity is a well known predisposing factor for endometrial ovarian breast and stomach cancers and to some extent for kidney cancers," Goel told IANS.
The study also revealed that having type 2 diabetes or alcoholism-related diseases in addition to overweight or obesity was linked with even higher risks.
The increased risk was seen for cancers previously identified as obesity-related, including pancreatic and postmenopausal breast cancers, as well as for blood and neurological cancers, it added.
"Yes, this is true that, obesity has been associated with an increased risk of various kind of cancers. Also its also proven that the obesity may worsen the cancer survivorship, including quality of life and also increasing the changes of recurrence of the disease," said J.B. Sharma, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncologist at Action Cancer Hospital in New Delhi.
Sharma added that being overweight has been directly or indirectly linked with liver cancer, thyroid cancer, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, gallbladder cancer, etc.
"Being overweight after menopause also increases breast cancer risk," he said. (IANS)
Researchers have found that more women than men die of heart failure and 50 per cent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods.
According to the study, 50 per cent of women experiencing heart failure and the cause is generally related to having untreated high blood pressure levels over time, which leads to progressive stiffening of the heart.
There is no effective treatment for this kind of heart failure yet, the study published in the journal Nature Medicine.
"Men and women have different biologies and this results in different types of the same heart diseases. It is about time to recognise these differences," said study researcher Eva Gerdts from University of Bergen in Norway.
For the study, the researchers have compared common risk factors for heart diseases and how these affect men and women differently. They have, among other things, focused on the sex differences in the effect of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
According to The World Health Organization (WHO), 11 per cent women and 15 per cent men are obese (BMI over 30 kg/ m2) globally. In Norway, one in five adults are obese.
"If we see this from a life span perspective, we can see that obesity increases with age, and that this trend is greater for women than men. Obesity increases the risk of having high blood pressure by a factor of three. This, in turn, increases the risk of heart disease," Gerdts said.
According to the researchers, obesity also increases the risk of diabetes 2. A woman with diabetes has a much higher relative risk of heart complications and death than a man. "We know that women with diabetes 2 are usually obese and some of the fat is stored in the heart, which makes it more vulnerable for disease," Gerdts added.
The researchers explain that many of the differences between woman and men when it comes to heart disease are connected to the sex hormone, oestrogen.
The hormone prevents the formation of connective tissue in the heart, which makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. In men the effects are just the opposite.
"We see that obese men store oestrogen in their fat cells in the abdomen, which has a bad effect on the heart," Gerdts said.
After menopause, women lose the oestrogen advantage. Their arteries become stiffer and more vulnerable for diseases, the study said.
"We think that this is part of the explanation for why high blood pressure seems to indicate higher risk of heart disease amongst women," Gerdts said.
In addition, smoking is also a part of the risk scenario for women.
"For women, the effects of risk factors such as smoking, obesity and high blood pressure increase after menopause," Gerdts concluded.
In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, which could hold the key to new powerful therapies against cancer.
This new study built on previous research which found that following immunotherapy some CD4+ T cells, traditionally thought to be 'helper' and 'regulator' immune cells, become cytotoxic and directly engage with and kill cancer cells. Published in the journal Immunity, the research team from University College London, examined the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning this activity, as part of an experimental study of immunotherapy in mice.
Researchers found that IL-2, a 'growth factor' for T cells and the 'transcription factor' Blimp-1 are responsible for initiating potent killer activity in CD4+ T cells within cancerous tumours.
"We knew these immune cells had the ability to proactively kill cancer cells with incredible potency, but to maximise their potential, we needed to know how this mechanism was activated," said study co-lead author Sergio Quezada.
"Our discovery provides the evidence and rationale for utilising Blimp-1 to maximise the anti-tumour activity of CD4+ T cells," Quezada added.
Work is now underway in our lab to develop new personalised cell therapies where the activity of Blimp-1 can be maxed up to drive potent tumour control, the researchers said.
According to the study, T cells are a subset of lymphocytes (white blood cells), which play a key role in the body's immune response. In immunotherapy T cells are modified and used to attack cancer. These cells move around our bodies, looking for infected cells and killing them.
However, T cells do not recognise most cancers, since cancers develop from our own tissues and appear normal to most T cells, the research said. The main challenge with T cell immunotherapy approaches is to find ways to direct T cells to attack cancer cells.
"Cellular therapies have only recently entered the mainstream in terms of clinical application. Our findings broaden our understanding of the regulators of T cell differentiation, illuminating new elements that might be targeted to enhance therapeutic efficacy," said study researcher Karl Peggs from the University College London in UK.
According to the researchers, the study like this helps scientists understand better the intricacies of our immune system and how it can be utilised to kill cancer cells.
- Prof. K.R. Kohli, M.D. [Ay] Ph. D
Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterized by intense, throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation debilitating usually on one side of the head. Pain present in migraine can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities. Migraines often run in families and affect all ages. The diagnosis of migraine headaches is determined based on clinical history, reported symptoms, and by ruling out other causes. The most common categories of migraine headache are those without aura (previously known as common migraines) and those with aura (previously known as classic migraines).
Signs & Symptoms-
Prodrome Phase-Migraine symptoms may begin one to two days before the headache itself. This is known as the prodrome stage. Symptoms during this stage can include: fatigue or low energy, frequent yawning, hyperactivity, irritability, neck stiffness etc.
Aura- In migraine with aura, the aura occurs after the prodrome stage. During an aura, person may have problems with your vision, sensation, movement, and speech. Examples of these problems include: difficulty speaking clearly, feeling a prickling or tingling sensation in the face, arms, or legs, seeing shapes, light flashes, or bright spots.
Actual Migraine attack-The next phase is known as the attack phase. This is the most acute or severe of the phases when the actual migraine pain occurs. In some people, this can overlap or occur during an aura. Attack phase symptoms can last anywhere from hours to days. Symptoms of a migraine can vary from person to person. Some symptoms may include: increased sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness or feeling faint, pain on one side of your head, either on the left side, right side, front, or back, or in your temples, pulsing and throbbing head pain, vomiting.
Postdrome Phase-After the attack phase, a person will often experience the postdrome phase. During this phase, there are usually changes in mood and feelings. These can range from feeling euphoric and extremely happy, to feeling very fatigued and apathetic. A mild, dull headache may persist.
Migraine attacks last for hours to days.
Migraine treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and preventing future attacks. Initial treatment includes avoidance of triggers, pain medication such as Paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen and medication for the nausea. When simple pain medications fail, specific medications such as triptans or ergotamines may be used.
Ayurveda lays emphasis on ‘’Head” (Shira) by terming it as the Uttamanga - The most vital part of the body because all the indriyas (Sense organs) are located in the head along with the Prana (life) of the individual. Shira being seat of Prana and Indriyas is considered under Dashvidha Pranayatanas and Pradhan Marma in Ayurveda. Various Ayurvedic Scholars have elaborated Shiro Roga with Shira Shoola as the chief symptom (Headache Disorders) which describes the prevalence of the diseases from ever since and need of requiring their proper management. Shirashula is collectively used for all the aches and discomfort in the region of cranial vault .Many dietetics, personal, environmental and behavioural factors are responsible for causing headache. It may manifest a disease as whole or it may be a symptom of other disease.
Acharya Shushruta has explained 11 types of Shiro Rogas, namely - 1. Vatika, 2. Pittaja, 3. Kaphaja, 4.Raktaja, 5. Sannipataja, 6. Kshayaja, 7.Krimija, 8. Suryavarta, 9. Anantavata, 10. Ardhavabhedaka, 11. Shankhaka.
Migraine can be correlated to Ardhavbhedaka disease mentioned under Shirogat Vyadhi in Ayurvedic system of medicine. According to Acharya Shushruta the Shiro Roga in which intense pain occurs in half part of head for a period of multiple days days has been termed as Ardhavabhedaka. The nature of the pain in this type of Shiro Roga has been described of pricking nature - like that of a piercing needle and tearing pain and the pain is mainly present in forehead, eyebrow, ear, eye and temporal region. The severe pain is associated with mental confusion. Vitiation of all the three Doshas is chiefly responsible for Ardhavabhedaka
Ayurvedic Treatment of Migraine:
Avoidance of precipitating factors whenever possible, consuming compatible diet and modification in lifestyle are recommended. Panchakarma treatments include Snehana (Oleation) with Balaguduchyadi Taila, Swedana (Nadissweda and Upanaha Sweda), Virechana (medically induced purgation), Anuvasana Basti (Medicated enema), Shirovirechana / Nasya (instillation of medicines in nostrils) with Kshira and Ghrita or Anutaila or shunthi with milk, Raktamokshana (Bloodletting), Shiroabhyanga (head massage) and Shiro Lepa (application of medicine on scalp, head). Shunthi, Yashthimadhu, Godanti Bhasma, Pravala Pisthi are useful in migraine. Ayurvedic preparations like Swarna Sutashekhara Rasa, Laghusutashekhara Rasa and Kalyanaka Ghrita are useful.
Many patients suffering from migraine benefitted and most of them have got full cure from customized Ayurvedic treatment coined by Dr. Kohli. Migraine episodes and their severity have been found to be significantly reduced in the first month of treatment. It takes around 3-4 months for a complete cure.
( Courtesy - http://www.kohliayurveda.com)
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Sydney University, Australia at New Delhi. The MoU will promote the collaboration in research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine.
Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University, Australia and Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 22nd November during the visit of the delegation led by Dan Tehan, Minister for education, Australian Government. The signing ceremony took place at Ministry of AYUSH.
The memorandum was agreed and exchange on the occasion of the event “India Australia International Education and Research Workshop” at Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi. The exchange took place in presence of Shri Ramesh Pokharial, Human Resource Development Minister and Dan Tehan Minister for Education, Australian Government along with H.E Ms. Harinder Sidhu Australian High Commissioner to India.
“Both Institutions are committed to take the collaboration to the next Higher Level by identifying specific areas for collaboration in education, research and practices of Traditional medicine while ensuring the quality standards and also by encouraging investment in traditional medicine related infrastructure. Complementing the Traditional Ayurveda Medicine with conventional concepts of Modern Medicine is expected in generating scientific evidences that further help in contributing to the global healthcare”
India is a priority country among Australia’s international partnerships. The signed memorandum is another milestone in the history of health care industry. Combining data-driven precision based technologies and Ayurvedic medicine will be a valuable contribution to the current goals for providing a better and safe health care system to the Universe, specifically towards developing a safe and effective integration of traditional and complementary medicine”, stated Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor WSU.
(Press Release - PIB)
रोहतक। आयुर्वेद में मंत्रों की शक्ति को सदैव माना गया है। हाल ही एक शोध में ये बात सामने आयी कि गायत्री मंत्र के नियमित जाप से दिमाग की शक्तियों का विकास होता है। इसी कड़ी में बेहद चौकाने वाली रिपोर्ट दैनिक जागरण में छपी है. रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक मुंह के कैंसर से पीड़ित एक व्यक्ति की महामृत्युंजय मंत्र के जाप से आवाज वापस लौट आयी. पढ़िए पूरी रिपोर्ट - महामृत्युंजय मंत्र थेरेपी से बोल पड़ा ‘बेजुबान’ रोहतक : हरियाणा के रोहतक जिले के सेक्टर -2 निवासी 'राजीव पायलट' की मुंह के कैंसर के चलते आधी जीभ काटनी पड़ी। आवाज चली गई, लेकिन स्पीच थेरेपी के साथ महामृत्युंजय मंत्र के उच्चारण का प्रयास करते-करते आवाज लौट आई। विशेषज्ञ ने बताया कि इस मंत्र के उच्चारण के दौरान जीभ 360 डिग्री घूमती है। हरियाणा निवासी यह व्यक्ति अब दूसरों को इस विधा का लाभ देने के लिए जागरूक कर रहा है। जिंदगी के उतार-चढ़ाव के बीच बर्बादी का सिलसिला शुरू हुआ तो पेशे से पायलट रहे राजीव का परिवार तबाह हो गया। पत्नी से तलाक हो गया। छोटे भाई की असमय मौत हो गई। रही-सही कसर पूरी कर दी कैंसर की बीमारी ने। मुंह के कैंसर से उनकी आवाज चली गई..। लेकिन तभी किस्मत फिर पलटी और स्पीच थेरेपी और महामृत्युंजय मंत्र के जाप से जीने की राह मिल गई। महामृत्युंजय मंत्र के जाप और म्यूजिक व स्पीच थेरेपी ने आवाज लौटा दी। अब राजीव पायलट दूसरों की भी मदद कर रहे हैं। रोहतक के सेक्टर दो निवासी राजीव ने बताया कि पारिवारिक कलह से साल 2005 में तलाक हो गया। दो बच्चों समेत पत्नी छोड़कर चली गई। उधर, पार्टनरशिप में बनाई फैक्टरी में आग से इतना नुकसान हुआ कि उबर ही नहीं पाया। छोटे भाई की बीमारी के कारण मौत हो गई। सब कुछ इतनी जल्दी हुआ कि कुछ समझ ही नहीं आ रहा था। एक वक्त ऐसा आया कि खुद को मारना चाहता था। बतौर पायलट, एक शानदार करियर भी इन घटनाओं से डगमगा गया। वह बताते हैं, मैं खुद को मारने के तरीके खोजने लगा। मीलों ऊंचाई पर प्लेन उड़ा हवा में बातें करता था, लेकिन पत्नी व बच्चों के विरह ने तोड़ दिया। डिप्रेशन का शिकार हो गया। पूरी-पूरी रात जागकर बिताने लगा। गुटखा, पान मसाला, तंबाकू व धूमपान की बुरी लत लगा ली। यह लत मुंह के कैंसर तक ले आई। इस बीच उनकी फिक्रमें मां तृष्णा बीमार रहने लगीं। मां की स्थिति ने मौत के करीब पहुंच चुके राजीव में जीने की ललक पैदा की। सोचने लगे कि उनकी मौत के बाद उनके माता-पिता का क्या होगा। बकौल राजीव, दिसंबर 2012 तक कैंसर चौथी स्टेज में पहुंच गया था। जनवरी 2013 में मुंह के कैंसर के लिए ऑपरेशन हुआ, जिसमें आधी जीभ काट दी गई। आवाज चली गई। पूरा शरीर काला पड़ गया। डाक्टरों ने बताया कि कभी बोल नहीं पाएगा। मैं निराश था। इंटरनेट पर इलाज के लिए समाधान ढूंढने लगा। बेंगलुरु में थेरेपिस्ट डॉ. टीवी साईंराम के बारे में पता चला। मां के साथ उनसे मिलने गया। डॉक्टर की सलाह पर रोजाना गाना सुनने और बोलने का अभ्यास करने लगा। हालांकि मुंह से आवाज नहीं निकलती थी। कई बार बैचेन हो जाता था। सोचता था कि डॉक्टर ने मजाक किया है, लेकिन मां को डॉक्टर पूरा भरोसा था। एक दिन मां ने कहा कि महामृत्युंजय मंत्र का जाप करने की कोशिश किया करो। यह और कठिन था, लिहाजा टाल दिया। लेकिन एक दोस्त ने बताया कि महामृत्युंजय मंत्र जपने पर जीभ 360 डिग्री पर घूमती है। मरता क्या नहीं करता सो मंत्र जाप की कोशिश करने लगा। करीब सात माह बाद पहली बार आवाज निकली। शुरू में अटक कर बोल पाता था। नियमित अभ्यास से आवाज साफ हो गई है। उन्होंने बताया कि यह थेरेपी इतनी कारगर है कि कोमा में गए मरीजों को भी फायदा पहुंचाती है। चिकित्सा में कारगर महामृत्युंजय मंत्रमंत्र चिकित्सा में महामृत्युंजय मंत्र का बड़ा महत्व है। रिटायर्ड प्रोफेसर व मंत्र शोधकर्ता डॉ. बलबीर आचार्य ने बताया कि मंत्र के जाप से शारीरिक व मानसिक फायदे होते हैं।जयपुर में गत दिनों मंत्र चिकित्सा विषय पर कांफ्रेंस में देश-विदेश के मंत्र शोधकर्ता जुटे थे, इसमें महामृत्युंजय मंत्र के जाप से कैंसर व अन्य बड़ी बीमारियों के ठीक होने की प्रामाणिक बातें सामने आई थीं। यह एकाग्रचित मन से शुद्ध रूप से मंत्र के नियमित जाप करने से इच्छाशक्ति मजबूत होती है। संस्कृत भाषा में वर्णित इन मंत्रों के उच्चारण में मुंह की सभी मांसपेशियों एक साथ काम करती हैं। जीभ चारों दिशाओं में घूमती है। बहुत से लोगों को महामृत्युंजय मंत्र, गायत्री मंत्र व अन्य मंत्रों से फायदा मिला है।read more >>> स्ट्रेस मैनेजमेंट के लिए 'शिरोधारा' है बेहतर उपायआयुर्वेद की दवाइयों से अल्जाइमर रोग का निदान संभवतम्बाकू से छुटकारा पाना चाहते हैं तो आयुर्वेद के इन नुस्खों को अपनाएँहाई ब्लडप्रेशर से बचना है तो आयुर्वेद के इन नियमों को मानेआयुर्वेदिक साइकोथैरेपी है सत्वावजय चिकित्सा : डॉ. गरिमा सक्सेना