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AUTISM - AyurvedIC understanding and management. Parla Jayagopal BAMS, MD ( Ayu ) Chair, Dept of Ayurveda American University of complementary Medicine Beverly Hills, CA – 90210. www.AUCM.org. What is ayurveda ?. VEDA. AYU. +. Life. Knowledge/Science.

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AUTISM -

AyurvedIC

understanding

and management

ParlaJayagopal

BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Chair, Dept of Ayurveda

American University of complementary Medicine

Beverly Hills, CA – 90210. www.AUCM.org

what is ayurveda
What is ayurveda ?

VEDA

AYU

+

Life

Knowledge/Science

The knowledge of healthy way of being in Harmony of forces of Nature / creation

Physically, Mentally and Spiritually

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Goals

  • Prevention is better than cure
  • Without neglecting the cure
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What is ayurveda ?

  • Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world's oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine.
what is ayurveda1
What is ayurveda ?
  • The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness.
  • The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness.
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Interconnectedness

  • All things in the universe (both living and nonliving) are joined together.
  • Every human being contains elements that can be found in the universe.
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Interconnectedness

  • Health will be good if one's mind and body are in harmony, and one's interaction with the universe is natural and wholesome.
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Interconnectedness

  • Disease arises when a person is out of harmony with the universe. Disruptions can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or a combination of these.
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DATA

  • New data shows an average of 1 in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • No single factor explains the changes in identified ASD prevalence
  • ASD prevalence was 4 to 5 times higher for boys than for girls.
macrocosm and microcosm
Macrocosm and Microcosm

Foundations

WIND VATA

SUN (HEAT) PITTA

MOON (COLD) KAPHA

foundations
Foundations
  • VATA/WIND – governs all movements
  • PITTA/HEAT – governs transformations
  • KAPHA – governs strength and stability
prime locations
Prime locations….

KAPHA

PITTA

Prime hours….

  • 2 am – 6 am VATA
  • 6 am – 11 am KAPHA
  • 11 am – 2 pm PITTA
  • 2 pm – 6 pm VATA
  • 6 pm – 10 pm KAPHA
  • 10 pm – 2 am PITTA

VATA

prime age
Prime age…..
  • Child – KAPHA
  • Adult – PITTA
  • Elderly – VATA
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What is PRANA?

  • In Sanskrit Prana stands refers to a vital, life sustaining force of living beings and vital energy in natural process of the Universe
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What is PRANA?

  • Prana forms the central concept of Ayurveda and Yoga, in both the sciences it is believed to flow through a network of fine subtle channels called the NADIS
breathing and prana
Breathing and PRANA
  • According to the Yogic philosophy breath or air is merely a gateway to the world of Prana and its manifestation in the body
  • Prana is the fuel on which mind depends on its function where as breathing fuels the body tissues by oxidation
what is ojus
What is OJUS?
  • OJUS is the product of excellence in the of the body tissues, when qualitatively and quantitatively normal it protects body against disease causative factors
ojus and prana
OJUS and PRANA
  • PRANA is the vital force derived from breath and food, supports and sustains all vital functions. Works in close conjunction with the OJUS in defending body against diseases
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I can only use OJUS oil for my engine for it

I am Mr. MIND and this is my PRANA flies me

I am Mr. PRANA and this is my VATA PLANE

knowing learning
Knowing/ learning

Communicate to the mind

VIA PRANA

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In Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • VATA is not functioning normally
  • PRANA is not evenly regulated
  • KAPHA blocks the flow of VATA and PRANA
  • OJUS is disturbed in the body tissues
  • MIND is not able to communicate with the sense organs
  • Knowledge gaining is limited to few sense organs only
approach body
Approach – Body
  • Cleanse the body from the accumulations or blockages
  • Detoxing
nasya therapy1
NASYA therapy

Cleanses the

Sinus

Head

Throat

anu thailam
ANU Thailam
  • Ingredients : Holostemmaada-kodien, Plectranthusvetiveroides, Cedrusdeodara, Cyperusrotundus, Cinnamomumzeylanicum, Vetiveriazizanioides, Hemidesmusindicus, Glycyrrhizaglabra, Cyperusesculentus, Aeglemarmelos. Solanumanguivi. Desmodiumgangeticum. Pseudarthriaviscida. Embeliaribes. Asparagus racemosus. Kaempferiarotundus. Cinnamomumtamala. Elettariacardamomum. Piper aurantiacum. NelumboNucifera. Oil of Sesamumindicum, Goat's milk.
general body effect of the spring season
General body effect of the spring season
  • Sense organs
  • Low metabolism
  • Low energy
  • Low immunity
tiphala amalaki
TIPHALA - AMALAKI

Phyllanthusembilica

Syn:EmbilicaofficinalisGaertn

Family: Euphorbiaceae

triphala haritaki
TRIPHALA – HARITAKI
  • Terminaliachebula
  • Family: Combretaceae
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TRIPHALA – VIBHITAKI

Terminalia Billerica

Combretaceae

Useful part: Fruit

diet as a detox
Diet as a detox
  • Light diet
    • Barley, Quinoa, Spelt, millet, Brown rice, Amaranth
  • Hot water
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Raw Honey
  • Bitter, pungent and Astringent tastes
use more
Use more
  • Dicon
  • Radish
  • Dill
  • Asparagus
  • Kohlrabi
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
reducing kapha herbal therapy
Reducing KAPHA Herbal therapy
  • Curcuma longa
  • Turmeric
  • Uses
  • As spice
herbal therapy1
Herbal therapy
  • Ocimum sanctum
  • Holy basil
  • Uses
  • Fresh juice few drops
  • Aroma
  • Garden plant – sight
  • Water soaked with leaves for drinking
herbal therapy2
Herbal therapy
  • Piper longum
  • Indian long pepper
  • Uses
  • As a spice
restoring majja herbal therapy
Restoring MAJJAHerbal therapy
  • Benincasa hispida
  • Wax Guard
  • Uses:
  • Fresh Juice 1 cup a day
  • Soup
  • Vegetable
  • Sweet preparation
herbal therapy3
Herbal therapy
  • Bacopamonnieri
  • Water-hyssop
  • Uses
  • Fresh juice 1 tsp
  • In salad
  • Powder with honey
herbal therapy4
Herbal therapy
  • Centella asiatica
  • Spade leaf
  • Uses
  • Fresh juice 1 tsp
  • In salad
ela elactaria cardamomum
Ela – Elactariacardamomum

Sanskrit name: Ela

Botanical name: Elactariacardamomum

ajwain trachyspermum copticum
Ajwain – Trachyspermumcopticum

Sanskrit name: Ajamoda

Botanical name: Trachyspermumcopticum

clove syzygium aromaticum
Clove – Syzygiumaromaticum

Sanskrit name: Lavanga

Botanical name: Syzygiumaromaticum

mental faculty

licorice
Licorice

Sanskrit name: Yashtimadhu

Botanical name: Glycirrhizaglabra

guduchi
Guduchi

Tinosporacordifolia

Family: Menispermaceae

sense organs
Sense organs

Balancing

rejuvenation
Rejuvenation

Abhyanga (whole body oil massage)

rejuvenation1
Rejuvenation

Benefits….

  • Promotes health and prevents premature aging
  • Addresses to fatigue
  • Prevents joint diseases and circulation
  • Improves vision
  • Provides compact body
  • Induces normal sleep
  • Increases complexion and luster of the skin
rejuvenation2
Rejuvenation
  • SHIRODHARA:

Therapy for calming the mind

rejuvenation3
Rejuvenation

Benefits:

Reduces anxiousness

Relieves stress

Induces normal sleep

Therapy for neurological diseases

questions
Questions ?
  • Resources