Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath. In yoga, breath (Prana) is said to carry a person's life force. It includes several techniques for controlling breathing, which helps achieve a healthy body and mind.

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Does Shankhpushpi help to tackle depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking allopathic antidepressants since two years now, and I want to try ayurvedic medications for the same. How can I change it? I want to take Shankhpushpi now. Can I take only ayurvedic medicine, or should I take both?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been taking medications for depression from past two years, it is not advisable to quit medicine immediately or shift from allopathic to ayurvedic. Instead, start ayurvedic medicine along with allopathic medication. After some time, when you start getting r...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurvedic cure for my headache.

Query: Hello doctor, I get headaches, especially when I wash my hair or when I go out in the sun. The climate is really hot here, and I stay indoors. But, I still get headaches, and my nose also pains a bit. I cannot stop washing my hair because of this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indicating towards a migraine headache. However, no diagnostic test can surely rule out a migraine. Its diagnosis is mainly based on the symptoms. In a migraine, there is no definite pain, and pain occurs at any time. Some peop...  Read Full »

I want to improve my eating habits. Kindly suggest some measures.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to improve my eating habit. Please suggest based on the following information. We follow staple food in the family. Rice for lunch and dinner and roti, oats, etc., for breakfast. Predominant side dish for lunch or dinner is fish, vegetables and dal. Occasionally, chicken, mutton ...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is around 22, which is normal. I would suggest you reduce regular intake of fish and pickles (if you are taking). Rest of your diet looks good. You can eat all vegetables and a cup of rice for noon and roti at night. Try to eat a fruit ...  Read Full »

How to reduce weight through yoga?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old obese boy. My weight is 110 kg and I feel myself unfit. I want to start practicing yoga for weight loss. But, I do not know anything about yoga. I want to know, how to meditate and relax our body and mind?  Read Full »


Dr. Omnath Alvoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the data your weight is too high for an individual. You need to rebuild your lifestyle by giving time to exercise and yogic techniques. Especially fast rounds of suryanamaskara will help you with your problems. Start slowly and day by day increase the speed of prac...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurveda medicines for ADHD.

Query: Hi doctor, My son was diagnosed with ADHD before a year and subsequently he was given Vyvanse 20 mg. He has continued to take this medication until this year with a dosage increase from 20 mg to 30 mg. He is 8 years old and weighs about 70 lbs. I would like to get him off this medication and try ...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rather than just mentioning as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder), I would request you mention the dominant symptoms you have noted in him. Also, mention about his bowel movements, sleeping and food habits. Revert back with a detailed history to an ayur...  Read Full »

Is Pranayama advisable for a 90-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 90 years old. He has congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is generally in good spirits and is well taken care of. He uses oxygen and his doctors have told him that when his oxygen count goes down, to breathe in and exhale through mouth. Sinc...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinod Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posing this question. Please find my suggestions below. At age 90, it becomes very important to keep the things simple for the patient. Your effort to teach pranayama is appreciable. I would advise you not to go for any difficult pranayama which is tedious ...  Read Full »

Can I use drugs to induce sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from glomerular kidney disease. I am facing sleepless nights for more than one to two months. Shall I use drugs to get sleep?  Read Full »


Dr. Kahlil Subramanian. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You try to exclude diet such as white flour products, sugar, tea, coffee, chocolates, cola, fatty foods, fried foods, excessive use of salt and strong condiments. Breakfast should contain fresh fruits, dried fruits and whole cereals. Lunch should consist of ...  Read Full »

I am struggling with fatigue for the last two months. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I have been struggling with fatigue for two months. I have never been like this before. I am a very active person. But, of late, there has been a lot of stress. I had started some multivitamins. After ruling out lots of possibilities, the doctor suggested it c...  Read Full »


Dr. Omnath Alvoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I can assist you in this regard. But, before coming to any diagnosis, I would like to know the following. Have you checked your liver function tests?  Are you under any medications? Check your ESR, Hb count, and blood sugar level. Do you hav...  Read Full »

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