Give your body a chance to heal on its own

On a recent visit to Facebook head quarters, US President, Mr Obama stressed on the importance of cutting the healthcare costs. While he is thinking on those lines, many medical researchers are trying to bring normal health conditions into the framework of  ‘disease’ and to push medicines for them. A day may come, when,  if you cry once, you will be labelled as suffering from depression. If you lose sleep for a day, you will be labelled as a patient of insomnia. Before that day comes, let us wake up and give our body a chance to heal on its own.  natural self healing

Our body has an in-built system to hit back to normal health. For every small health variations, medicines are not needed. But if we start using medicine for each and every small health variations, our body will get accustomed to the medicines so much so that it loses its innate ability to fight on its own, it loses the art of self healing.  With the rampant usage of medicines, this is a great threat that we face today. So, before you pop up that pill for that little headache, which you can bear for a while, give your body a chance for self healing.

Even Indian Government recently advised doctors not to prescribe strong medicines and antibiotics in case of fever, common cold etc. (News)

How to do it?
1. By adopting a healthy lifestyle.
2. By maintaining regular timings for sleep and food setting up a rhythmic body clock.
3. By eating smartly, eating healthy nutritious food, avoiding junk foods.
4. By listening to your body for signs of recovery
5. Smart use of Ayurvedic home remedies. Garlic is an efficient herb to curb cholesterol.
6. By choosing a good physician.  Who would prescribe appropriate medicines for appropriate conditions for appropriate time period. Many times, the patient will be ‘expecting’ the doctor to write medicine. So, even the doctor thinks that you do not need medicine, he feels compelled to write one for you. So, if your doctor says that you do not need medicine, learn to respect his decision.

6. Exercise is one of the best medicine for pre diabetes, PCOS and hypertension.

7. There are certain conditions which heal on its own. Examples:
  • Common cold: Have a ginger tea and allow the body to fight the virus. You will be successful within 3 – 5 days.
  • Little headache: Follow these tips to fight headache
  • Depression: There is difference between depression – the disease and temporary state of sadness. Learn them and avoid medicine for depression
8. Stopping the paranoid attitude towards each and everything around you.

“How much protein your daughter should eat? ooohh little dirt in her dress, she may get allergic reactions!.. oh my God,  Today she ate 4 almonds in place of 2, she may suffer from excess ofVitamin E.”
 I am not suggesting that if you have a severe chest pain, you should neglect, which can be life threatening.
But I am suggesting to
  • Adopt smart natural ways to heal.
  • Judge your health and disease with smartness
  • Use Ayurvedic home remedies wherever needed and
  • choose a good doctor.

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  1. nice article

  2. Guruji says:

    Your universal coverage of all areas of health is simply attracting admiration.Where are the words,how to appreciate,this had been my problem,so far.God bless you.

  3. A K Shyam says:

    Absolutely right. Human body has everything that requires to fight ‘Created’ ill feelings. If you keep your mind free and not allow unwanted thoughts to occupy your mind, you will be on the right path to pursue good health and may not need any physician at all. It is all in our mind – we give room for many of the things which are unnecessary.
    Follow some of the above tips sincerely and you will be away from the hospital corridors for ever.

  4. Lizzie says:

    Great article Dr. Hebbar! As a citizen of the USA, we are socialized to avoid taking responsibility for our good health- just take pills! Every day, we see celebrities- who are rich, beautiful- promote botox, liposuction, and the deprivation of food- how awful! It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars on man’s suffering. Thank God we have the voice of reason called Ayurveda! Thank you for sharing the truth with us!!

  5. Parin N Parmar says:

    Absolutely spot on Dr Hebbar. With help of proper physician, people have to learn how to maintain health. In fact, the literal meaning of “doctor” is “teacher” – a doctor is supposed to teach his/her patients how to stay healthy. Thank you for the article.

  6. Absolutly right Doc.Hebbar.Our body has all the power to heel …we just forget about it.
    God blees You to remind us

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