Needle Healing

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR The Chinese, the good, old wise folk from the Orient, have created a perestroika of sorts. They have begun to use acupuncture treatment to cure stroke victims, among other conditions. The big question. What makes needle therapy so unique, effective and, sometimes, an awe to modern scientific thought? Wait a moment.

All About Diabetes

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR Diabetes means different things to different people. For some, it is a disease that affects kids. For others, it is something that affects people who are overweight, or fat. It may also, for some people, be something they would never ever get affected with. “It can’t happen to me.” For others,

Mind It To Mend It

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR Mindfulness is about guiding our attention inwards, in the present moment, and relating to the sensations we are feeling, and what thoughts and emotions we’re going through. When diversions occur — a child crying, or TV jabbering, a bird singing, a new recollection surfacing — we just let them go. The

Body Balance

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR A person in good health and optimal well-being is apparently in a state of homeostasis. This is a harmonious state. It mirrors our ability to maintain reasonably constant metabolic activity, notwithstanding zillions of incessant goings-on within the body. Such functions are, of course, part of the normal physiological process — internal,

Mind Over Matter

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR The philosopher Aristotle eulogised, that, “Just as you ought not to attempt to use eyes without head or head without body, so you should not treat body without soul.” The Roman poet Virgil, likewise, postulated that ‘mind moves matter’ — a postulate that ancient Eastern philosophers and physicians emphasised upon and

Acute & Chronic Illness

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR There is a definitive reason why chronic illnesses are so rampant in our culture. A major factor, for one, is conventional medicine provides suppressive treatment and transforms acute diseases, at times, into chronic illnesses. We all seem to belong to a chronically ill and weak society. Children, in particular, are becoming

Of Cause & Effect

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR Our brain has a fundamental influence on our ‘mindful’ experience, not to speak of conscious responsiveness. It has a demonstrable pattern, or synergetic symmetry, no less. Yet, when consciousness is ‘measured’ in conventional parlance, the emergence of conscious experience seems mystifying. The argument is simple; also profound. While it is agreed

Magic Bullet, Or Hype?

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR Critics, or sceptics, argue that glucosamine adherents have an ostentatious pitch: that the nutritional supplement has ‘the unique ability’ to provide pain relief and help regenerate damaged tissue in joints. They ask: is this a well-orchestrated, or subtle marketing gimmick, or pitch — one you should run after and take? Some

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