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Friday, January 14, 2011

DAY 2 2011_Makar Sankranti

AYURVEDICREMEDIES                                      Jan 15, 2011                                        Sat 12:05 AM

Sakranti means to go from one place to another place (to change direction). It also means one meets another. It is the time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another is known as Sankranti.

Importance of the Sun

One lunar year is of 354 days and lunar days (or nights) increases or decreases according to the phases of the moon. Solar year has 365 ¼ days and it remains the same.
Many astrological books are based upon solar calculations. The sun is the most important and the most prominent of our stars and the undisputed lord of our planetary system. The sun always comes first. First day of the week commences with Sunday (Ravi-var).

Science attaches great importance to the sun. The sun is the inexhaustible storehouse and the source of light and energy. Without sunlight creatures and vegetation would cease to exist. People will lose their life sustaining vitality. Lack of nourishing substances would lead to the end of creation. This is why the sun’s existence, movements and positions in the cosmos are so important and that is why the sun earns our respect, admiration and reverence.

Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya', may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

There are 12 signs of the zodiac so are 12 Sakrantis. They are given names according to the position of the sun in relation to the signs of the zodiac. Each of the 12 Sakrantis has its relevant importance but two of these are most prominent.

These two are Mesh Sakranti and Makar Sakranti (Aries and Capricorn).The solar year commences when the sun is in Aries (the first sign of the zodiac). From the point of view of mathematical calculations, the solar year is more scientific than the lunar year.

Makar Sakranti

The second Sakranti of great importance is Makar Sakranti. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (Uttarayana) is known as Makar sakranti. The sun at this time journeys northward Thus resulting in days gradually lengthening in the northern hemisphere.

Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, as the Sun goes from the Day of Makar Sankranti forward.
Ayurveda greatly admires this magical constellar phenomenon, Since now the sun’s power in comparison to moon is constantly increasing in many folds indicating the start of Adana Kala.

Uttarayana (the Northern Progress of the Sun) involve the six solar sidereal months from Capricorn to Cancer. During this phase, one should take abundant fruits like pomegranate, water melon, orange, grapes and tender coconut water. This phase is known as Adana Kala because much strength is lost from the body due to the hot season. Plantains and bananas should also be taken. Rice, wheat, gooseberry (which is a rich source of Vitamin C ), pineapple, mangoes, cashew, groundnut, carrot, pumpkin,honey, milk and leafy vegetables should also be consumed.  

May this festival season brings love, joy and health to all...

Dr. Anurag Dikshit
Mob: +919415335166

Skype: dranurag28

DAY 1 2011_Bone Marrow Depression

AYURVEDICREMEDIES                                       Jan 14, 2011                                           Fri 11:00 PM

Dear All, another day has passed, but today was not just another day. Today was the days of great achievements, one of my Patients of Bone Marrow Depression responded to Ayurvedic Medication after 3 months of medication, his WBC Count & Platelets has increased in last 15 days, although Hemoglobin is still not on rising trend, this patient is also enrolled for Bone Marrow Transplant in AIIMS and under the screening for donor. As per Ayurvedic Concept of Dhatu Poshana (Tissue Nutrition) it takes half a year to replenish or nourish Bone Marrow (Majja). This shows signs of production of Blood Cell in Bone Marrow, may God bless this patient to a total cure from this life threatening disease.

Bone Marrow Depression is an abnormal condition of the bone marrow in which it is unable to produce normal amounts of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets.

Bone marrow depression is an extremely serious disorder that prohibits the body from creating the essential blood cells and platelets, leaving the immune system in a weakened state and venerable to infection. It is potentially a life threatening disorder that has to be treated immediately. In some instances, hospitalization is required and antibiotics are given to aid the immune system in its recovery. The usual recovery time is three weeks. In some instances, the time of recovery is longer or shorter. It depends on the situation of the person who has the disorder.

The signs and symptoms of bone marrow depression are as follows:
  • If you are suffering from fever of 101°F or 38.3°C,
  • If you are suffering from chills,
  • If you are feeling unusual fatigue,
  • If your skin has turned pale in color,
  • If you are suffering from sore throat,
  • If you feel pulsating noise in the ears,
  • If you are bruising,
  • If you are bleeding,
  • If you are facing trouble in catching your breath,
  • If you are suffering from dizziness,
  • If you are suffering from sever chest pain,
  • If your heartbeats are getting rapid or irregular.
  • If you are suffering from Petechiae (flat pinpoint red or purple spots on skin)
  • If your gums are bleeding,
  • If your wounds are bleeding longer than normal,
  • If your nose is bleeding
Catch you all tomorrow,Till then, good night, shubh ratri, shabba khair and may the Almighty bless you all …


Dr. Anurag Dikshit
MD (Ayu); CCYP
Member, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America
Ayurveda, Yoga, Keraleeya Panchkarma & Marma Specialist
Mob: +919415335166
Skype: dranurag28