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Sensitivity to heat indicates various patterns of imbalance. Sometimes the body becomes hot when deficient (as in dry eczema, or yin-deficient heat of Chinese medicine). Otherwise, heat may come from some kind of internal inflammation. A fever is a...
When you feel hot in your torso area, but also have cold extremities, it can indicate poor circulation and overcompensation by the heart. Sweet, thick Kapha blood is the likely culprit.
Burning feet syndrome is characterized by severe burning and aching feet. There may also be pain, elevated skin temperature, and excessive sweating.Burning feet syndrome may be a symptom of another disease, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes,...
A person may flush easily when they are overheated, experience intense emotions, due to toxicity or hormone fluctuations, or after indulging in Pitta aggravating foods or lifestyle. Intense emotions can trigger an increase in the heart rate or...
Dermatographism, the ability to 'draw' on the skin, is a sign of capillary vasodilation due to Pitta type toxicity. It may indicate lymphatic stagnation as well.
Kapha people become cold when metabolism is low or circulation is poor (Kapha). Vata people are cold when the skin is too dry, there is a lack of adequate fat tissue in the skin, or blood sugar levels are low. Pitta people feel cold when they radiate...
Cold extremities can imply a blood deficiency such as anemia, poor circulation from dehydration or congestion, a low metabolism, low blood sugar levels, insufficient clothing or fat, or stress. A chronic infection such as candida can rob the body of...
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Bluish skin is a sign of blood stagnation due to coldness or dryness.
A bluish / purple tongue indicates internal blood stagnation (Kapha) or cold quality (Vata).
Bluish nail-beds signify stagnant blood, which may be due to poor circulation or low blood pressure.
Cramping generally comes from poor circulation, toxicity, or imbalance in electrolytes. Cholesterol medication can cause cramping as well. There is a colon marma or acupressure point where the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle meet. This point may...
Tingling / numbness could result from a circulatory or other problems. Circulation may be blocked because of sweet, thick Kapha blood, bloating in the digestive tract, fat tissue, edematic swelling, and other factors.
Pins and needles are a sign of poor circulation. Circulation may be poor when the blood vessels are blocked by plaque, the blood is too thick, of the heart is not strong enough to pump the blood. Stress, cold body temperatures, a sedentary lifestyle,...
Bleeding less than other people can be a good thing - it means you won't lose as much blood if you cut or injure yourself. If pathological, it could be due to either thick, viscous blood with sluggish circulation
Feeling pain less than other people, or hypoalgesia, is a condition in which there is decreased sensitivity to painful stimuli. Hypoalgesia is a potentially dangerous condition as there may be a reduced or delayed response in processing painful...
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Feeling pain more than other people, or hyperalgesia, is a condition in which there is increased sensitivity to painful stimuli. Pain is detected by sensory nerves. If you feel pain more than others, the nervous system is likely agitated or on high...
Poor discernment of temperature is the inability to distinguish sensations of hot and cold. Inadequate circulation to peripheral nerves in the skin causes poor discernment of temperature.Your peripheral nervous system requires fresh blood and ample...
Painful clots may appear closer to the skin's surface (superficial thrombophlebitis). Or, clots may be deep, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT can cause the entire leg to swell and can be a life threatening complication.
Clots may be caused...
A non-healing ulcer or diabetic sore is one that does not respond to initial treatment and persists despite appropriate care. Diabetic ulcers generally tend to develop on the legs and feet due to poor circulation or edema in the lower extremities....
A stroke is a loss of blood flow to a part of the brain, occuring due to a clot or an aneurysm. A stroke caused by an aneurysm occurs when the the walls of an artery in the brain rupture. This happens when the artery wall has been weakened from...
An ischemic stroke is a loss of blood flow to a part of the brain, occuring due to a clot. This disruption in blood flow leads to the sudden death of brain cells. A clot can cause an obstruction in blood vessels inside the brain (thrombotic stroke), or...
Atherosclerosis (athero=paste, sclerosis = hardening) is a chronic condition where plaque accumulates inside the arteries, causing the vessel to harden and narrow. Arteries carry oxygen rich blood throughout the body, and when they become obstructed,...
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A headache is a pain experienced in the head. There are many types of headaches, most of them symptomatic of an imbalance in the blood. Some headaches come from
Stress / Tension - Tension headaches (Vata) usually strike when a person...
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Ayurveda strengthens the body while opposing disorders. It takes a holistic,
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Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type
which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths).
It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders.
Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder.
It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas)
For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc.
This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
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By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened
and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease
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such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance
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