Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Part 4

Balance and Health A funny thing happened; I lost my notes to Part 4 this series. It doesn’t pay to try to do too much at once. Anyway, hopefully my memory will kick in.

In The First Session with Ayurveda practitioner Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya we discussed using oils on the skin for detoxing, not just for multiple chemical sensitivity, but for general detoxing. She mentioned olive oil, coconut oil, and sesame oil. But, since I was in a bout at the time of our visit, she recommended I stick with sesame oil for the time being.

Sesame oil absorbs toxins from the cells and Dr. B said to use the it twice a week. It should be done 10 minutes before showering.

The first step is to take a bit of oil in my hands and gently rub it into my forearms, always in a downward motion. For the elbows it’s a circular motion.

The next time, the upper arms should be included, but again always in a downward motion.

After that, rub the oil into your hips down to your feet. Again, rub the oil into your skin in a downward motion.

After 10 minutes, shower, but don’t rub too vigorously. Then gently dry off.

Next, we discussed meditation.

Meditation is another great tool to help with multiple chemical sensitivity. Dr. B recommends looking at the flame of a candle. Since I’m sensitive to the smell of burning candles, she suggested a flameless candle. This strategy is for beginners and uses focus meditation. You can start with two to 10 minutes a day.

Focusing on a specific object helps you free your mind of other thoughts and is one of the most important elements of meditation. When first beginning with meditation, it’s helpful to do it in a quiet place, one free of distractions.

If you don’t have a candle flame to focus on, you can focus on any object, image, mantra, or your breathing. Dr. Henry Lee, a NYS licensed acupuncturist and herbalogist, is a proponent of focusing on your breathing.

Since meditation is free to do and can pretty much be done anywhere, it’s definitely worth giving it a try.

This is the last part of The First Session. I’ll post about my second visit in a couple of weeks – they’ll be information on other health issues in the meantime.

Meditation is so effective at reducing stress that even the Mayo Clinic has information on it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/HQ01070

In case you missed Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series, here are the links:

Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Part 3
Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Part 2
Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Part 1

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Eat, live and play healthy,

Karen Cioffi

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these health strategies are my own, based on my alternative medicine doctors. You MUST speak to your own doctor before starting any health regime.

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