Combat Chronic Kidney Disease Naturally

Natural Remedies for Chronic Kidney Disease

Recent survey study shows that approximately more than 850 million people are affected globally by chronic kidney disease (CKD). The epidemic of CKD is on the rise in India with 10% of the total population suffering from this kidney disease.

Monisha’s Mantra has been spreading the awareness of CKD to the masses for prevention, early detection as well as controlling the chronic kidney disease  epidemic, naturally without medicine. We have regular health self-care programs, workshops and treatments to help everyone stay healthy and smiling.

What is chronic kidney disease?

We have two kidneys about the size of fist placed below the rib cage on either side of lumbar spine. The kidneys play a very important role in keeping the body clean, well-fuelled and function optimally. Chronic kidney disease is the progressive loss of kidney function over a period of time. In the early stages there are no symptoms and if left untreated it can finally lead to kidney failure.

Functions of kidneys

  • Remove excess water and waste products from the blood, after it has circulated through the body.
  • Maintain balance of minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium) in blood.
  • Produce hormones that help in regulating blood pressure and producing red blood cells.
  • Produce an active form of vitamin D, needed for bone health and other functions.
  • Filter the whole blood every 30 minutes.
  • Maintain acid-alkaline (pH) balance in blood.

Symptoms of CKD

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Weakness.
  • Frequent urination especially at night.
  • Foamy urine.
  • Blood in urine.
  • Itchy dry skin.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Weight loss.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Swelling in legs, ankles, feet or face.
  • Puffy eyes.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Sleep problem.
  • Concentration issues.
  • Hyperkalemia is excess potassium levels in blood.
CKD stages

Stages of CKD

The stage of kidney disease is determined by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is the measure of kidney function. As the chronic kidney disease progresses GFR decreases.

  1. GFR is 90 and above indicates kidneys are functioning well.
  2. GFR is 60 – 89 indicates kidneys are functioning moderately with no signs.
  3. GFR is 45 – 59 indicates mild damage to kidneys with noticeable symptoms.
  4. GFR is 30 – 44 indicates moderate damage. If detected and treated at this stage, the progress of further kidney damage can be stopped.
  5. GFR is 15 – 29 indicates poor kidney function and damage is severe.
  6. GFR is less than 15 indicates that kidneys are very close to failing and dialysis or kidney transplant needed.

Risk factors of CKD

  • Diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of CKD.
  • Heart disease.
  • Obesity.
  • Polycystic kidney disease is genetic disorder which causes cysts to grow in kidneys.
  • Lupus nephritis an autoimmune disease in which our immune system attacks kidneys.
  • Interstitial nephritis is side effect of medicine that limits kidney’s ability to filter the waste in blood.
  • Glomerulonephritis is glomerular disease in which kidney filters called glomeruli are damaged thus limiting kidney function of filtration.
  • Chronic viral illnesses like hepatitis B, C, HIV and AIDS.
  • Excess alcohol, tobacco intake.

Monisha's Mantra :

  • Control of blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
  • Restrict salt intake and avoid eating packaged, processed, non-vegetarian and outside foods.
  • Eat healthy balanced diet (Join our upcoming Nutritional Healing workshop to know more about it).
  • Quit smoking and alcohol intake.
  • Regular morning and evening brisk walks.
  • Maintain healthy weight.
  • Destress with yoga, pranayama and meditation daily.
  • Avoid over the counter medicines without doctor’s advice.
  • Sujok therapy – a drugless therapy
    1. Find the painful corresponding points of kidneys at the back of hand with diagnostic probe or fingers as shown in picture. Massage the points for a minute 4 times daily with fingers or massager
    2. At night apply kidney beans on the stimulated points daily
    3. During the day, apply the bar magnet for 2 hours on the inner side of the thumb at the upper joint as shown in the picture.
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Unlocking the secrets of Sujok Therapy: Discover 3 Hidden Benefits

In the quest for holistic well-being, various alternative therapies have gained prominence, and among them stands Sujok—a unique and powerful healing method rooted in the ancient wisdom of traditional Korean medicine. This article aims to delve into the intricate world of Sujok therapy, unraveling its principles, techniques, and the extensive benefits it offers for both physical and mental health.

Understanding Sujok Therapy

Sujok, a combination of two Korean words “Su” (hand) and “Jok” (foot), represents a holistic approach to healing that considers the hands and feet as microcosms of the body. The fundamental principle is that specific points on these extremities correspond to various organs and systems within the body. By stimulating these points, practitioners aim to restore balance and promote overall health.

Principles of Sujok Therapy

  • Correspondence System: Sujok therapy follows the correspondence system, where points on the hands and feet mirror the body’s structure. Each finger and toe is associated with specific organs, allowing for targeted treatment.
  • Natural Healing: Sujok emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By activating specific points, energy flow is enhanced, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Techniques in Sujok Therapy

  • Acupressure: Gentle pressure is applied to specific points on the hands and feet, promoting relaxation and facilitating energy flow.
  • Moxibustion: Heat is generated by burning a herb called moxa near specific points, stimulating energy circulation.
  • Seed Therapy: Small seeds or magnets are attached to specific points with adhesive tape, providing continuous stimulation.
  • Magnet Therapy: Magnets are utilized to influence the flow of energy by placing them on specific points, aiming to enhance overall well-being and alleviate discomfort.
  • Twist Therapy: This technique involves gentle twisting movements applied to specific joints or areas of the body, promoting flexibility, and addressing blockages in energy flow.
  • Acupuncture: Fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote balance within the body’s meridians, contributing to overall health and vitality.

The Benefits of Sujok Therapy

Physical Well-being

  • Pain Management: Sujok therapy is renowned for its effectiveness in alleviating various types of pain, including back pain, joint pain, and headaches.
  • Improved Circulation: By enhancing energy flow, Sujok contributes to improved blood circulation, supporting overall cardiovascular health.
  • Enhanced Immunity: Regular Sujok sessions are believed to boost the low immunity, aiding in the prevention of illnesses.

Mental and Emotional Well-being

  • Stress Reduction: Sujok therapy promotes relaxation, reducing stress levels and fostering a sense of well-being.
  • Emotional Balance: The holistic approach of Sujok aims to restore balance not only in the physical body but also in emotions and mental states.

Sujok for Specific Conditions

  • Digestive Disorders: Sujok therapy has shown promise in addressing digestive issues, promoting gastrointestinal health.
  • Respiratory Conditions: It is believed that Sujok can assist in managing respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies.
  • acupressure points for piles

Integrating Sujok Into Your Wellness Routine

Self-Care Practices

  • Hand Exercises: Simple hand exercises based on Sujok principles can be incorporated into daily routines for self-care.
  • Acupressure at Home: Learning basic acupressure points allows individuals to perform self-healing techniques at home.

Conclusion: Embracing the Healing Power of Sujok

Sujok therapy, with its profound principles and versatile techniques, offers a holistic approach to well-being. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, integrating practices like Sujok into our wellness routine can provide a path to balance and vitality. Whether seeking relief from physical ailments or aiming for emotional and mental harmony, the secrets of Sujok are waiting to be explored for a healthier, more balanced life.

Embark on a Journey to Wellness with the Ancient Wisdom of Sujok!


Low immunity – during seasonal change

People with weak immunity are at greater risk of seasonal flu.

As seasons change, we see everyone around us suffering from viral infections like cold, flu, and other health issues due to low immunity. It is essential to keep our immune system strong, which is the body’s natural defense system against infections and diseases. It’s a great way to improve our overall health and well-being.

At our “Monisha’s Mantra,” we help people boost their immunity and treat their infections and health issues naturally without medicine in the following manner:

  • First and foremost, have a well-balanced diet because experts
  • believe that nutrients are absorbed more efficiently in the body from dietary sources rather than supplements. Eat more plant- based foods that contain antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and boost immunnity
  • Limit intake of refined carbohydrates and white sugar
  • Limit intake of alcohol
  • Quit smoking.
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Get enough sleep
  • Regular exercise helps in maintaining a healthy weight, reduces
  • inflammation, thus supporting a healthy immune system.
  • Stress is an important factor in lowering immunity,so regularly
  • de-stress with smile meditation and smile taiji.
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Daily massage the corresponding liver and spleen points on the inner side of any finger below the middle joint with a diagnostic probe. Do this acupressure for a minute, 2-3 times daily (as shown in Pic 1)
    2. At night before sleeping, apply 2 dried green peas (vatana) on the stimulated corresponding spleen and liver points (as shown in Pic 2)

Menopause – Mood Swings

It is important to keep in mind that menopause is not a disease but an important phase of a woman's life cycle.

During the transition phase of perimenopause to menopause, a woman’s reproductive hormonal levels of estrogen and progesterone start fluctuating and gradually decline. These hormonal changes can also affect serotonin and norepinephrine levels, which are brain chemicals responsible for promoting feelings of well-being and happiness. This condition triggers a number of symptoms which are physical as well as psychological. Many of these changes have a direct connection to menopausal mood swings.

Symptoms

● Anger and irritability
● High Anxiety
● Forgetfulness
● loss of confidence
● Feelings of sadness and depression
● Loss of concentration.

Treatment and Prevention

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`; we have helped several women in their
menopausal phase to overcome their mood swing condition,
naturally without Medicine and without any Side-effect, in the
following manner:

● Practice calming techniques like yoga-pranayama, smile meditation, and abdominal breathing daily

● Eat healthy by including more confidence, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, and lentils, millets

● Avoid alcohol, white sugar, processed foods, and aerated beverages

● Be active with daily morning-evening walks and stretching exercises which help in elevating our mood and also keep us fit,

● Sujok therapy:

    1. Acupressure – Massage the correspondence heart point on either palm with a diagnostic probe or thumb for a minute, 3-4 times daily (as shown in Pic 1)
    2. Seed Therapy – Massage the corresponding brain point on the upper inner side of the thumb with a probe for a minute and applying dried green pea (vatana) at night before sleeping (as shown in Pic 2)

Pruritus (Itchy Dry Skin)

As hormone levels plummet, skin can become dry, slack, thin, and may notice more hair on face and less on scalp.

Pruritus is a dry itchy skin condition which affects many women in their menopausal stage. The good news is there are lots of natural choices to take care of the beautiful skin.

Menopause and Itchy Dry Skin – The Hormone connection

The female reproductive hormone, estrogen is responsible for triggering the body’s production of collagen and body’s oils, that keeps the skin moist and supple. During the perimenopause and menopause stage there is reduction in the estrogen levels. This results in reduction of collagen and oils which leads to dry itchy skin.

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we have helped women overcome their dry itchy skin condition Treating without Medicine and without any Side-effect; in the following manner:

  • Follow healthy diet high in vitamin C and omega-3-fatty acids, 2-3 helpings of fruits and salads, greens, sprouts, flaxseeds, millets, nuts. Avoid processed foods and refined sugars
  • Reduce intake of caffeine and alcohol which dehydrate the skin
  • Avoid hot water showers or bathing because it robs the body of natural oils
  • Get plenty of sleep and rest
  • Drink 12-14 glasses of water daily
  • Daily routine of brisk walks, yoga, pranayama, smile meditation helps in regulating hormones and stay healthy
  • Sujok Therapy –
    1. Magnet Therapy – Daily apply bar magnets on the outer side of index and small finger for 2 hours (as shown in Pic.1)
    2. Acupressure – Massage the ovaries and uterus corresponding points on the palm with thumb and fingers for a minute, 4 times daily (as shown in Pic.2)

Menopause and Weight gain

Due to hormonal changes during menopause, women may gain upto 5 kg of weight

Menopause is a challenging phase in a woman’s life both emotionally and physically which can impact her quality of life. One of the most common symptoms during menopause is weight gain especially around the abdomen. This weight gain can increase the risk of serious health conditions like diabetes type-2, heart diseases, etc.

What causes menopause weight gain?

  • Decline in Oestrogen levels
  • Loss in muscle mass due to aging
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Slow metabolism

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we have helped several women, to stop and reduce their menopause weight gain by natural ways; without any hormone therapy in the following manner:

  • Exercise should be a part of daily routine in the form of walks, swimming, aerobics. Exercise not only helps in weight loss but also in keeping our joints and muscles strong, reduce constipation and the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type 2
  • In daily diet add protein, fibre, healthy fats and reduce sugar, processed and outside foods
  • Eat small portions
  • De-stress with yoga, pranayama, smile Taiji, smile meditation\
  • Follow disciplined sleep pattern
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Move Sujok ring in each finger for 25-30 times, twice daily which will help in increasing overall energy levels and reduce all kinds of joint and muscular pain (as ahown in Pic 1)
    2. Find painful corresponding point of liver on the right inner, upper area of any finger and massage with diagnostic probe for a minute, 4 times daily (as shown in Pic 2)

Lupus

If not treated on time, serious complications like Heart Attack or Stroke can occur

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which our own immune system attacks various organs and tissues, causing widespread inflammation in the body. This inflammation affects heart, skin, brain, kidneys, lungs and endocrine glands. If not treated it can lead to organ damage and serious health issues like brain stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. It is more common in women than men.

Common symptoms

  • Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Skin rashes
  • Mouth sores
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Depression/excess anxiety
  • Memory loss
  • Dry eyes
  • Shortness of breath

Risk factors

  • Being a women
  • Family history
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Stress
  • Chronic infections

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we help individuals to manage their Lupus symptoms and help them to relieve inflammation and pain naturally in the following manner, without any Medicine and without any Side-effect.

  • Reduce intake of all inflammatory foods like processed, packaged, fried foods, excess salt, refined sugar, gluten, excess alcohol, caffeine, nicotine
  • Include anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, ginger, basil, green tea, herbal tea, green leafy vegetables, nuts, chia seeds
  • De-stress with smile meditation, yoga-pranayama
  • Stay hydrated with 10-12 glasses of water
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Acupressure – Move Sujok ring with slight pressure on all 10 fingers for 25-30 times, 2-3 times daily (as shown in Pic 1)
    2. Seed Therapy – To reduce inflammation apply a plaster of fenugreek seeds (methi) on any 1 toe, daily at night (as shown in Pic 2)

Acne – During Monsoon

Having Acne at any age is pretty traumatizing

During monsoons the high levels of humidity can lead to many skin problems, especially the acne breakouts.

Why do we have monsoon Acne?

Excess humidity in monsoons increases the skin’s natural oil production, sebum. There is increase in dandruff and sweating which can trap bacteria or dirt in the upper layer of skin. Our skin has pores which get clogged due to excess oil, dust, dirt, bacteria, dandruff leading to acne breakouts.

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we have helped many individuals to get back their healthy glowing skin in the following natural ways, without using and
Medicine or Cream.

  • The best treatment is drinking more water which helps in keeping our skin hydrated and healthy and also helps in getting rid of constipation. Drink 12-15 glasses of boiled water daily
  • Check the diet because eating fried, spicy, packaged foods, refined sugar, dairy can trigger acne. Include more of seasonal fruits, salads, vegetable soups, seeds, herbs in daily diet
  • Regularly steaming with few neem leaves helps in opening up the clogged pores, removes dead skin and increases blood circulation
  • Discipline sleeping habits.
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Colour Therapy – With blue or black pen apply 2 big dots above the thumb nail. This area corresponds to face (as shown in Pic 1)
    2. Seed Therapy – To get rid of constipation apply daily at night 2 dried green peas (green vatana), 1 finger breath apart on either side of palm, in-between middle and ring finger (as shown in Pic 2)

Eye flu (Conjuctivitis)

During Eye Flu, mistake done, can cause loss of light of the eyes

Eye flu commonly known as conjunctivitis, is the most common type of eye infection especially during the rainy season. Eye flu is an infection of the conjunctiva which is the thin transparent layer covering the white part of eye and lining of the inner surface of eyelids. It is mainly caused by virus or bacteria and is highly contagious that can easily spread by touch.

Symptoms

  • Redness, pain, irritation in eyes
  • Thick sticky discharge especially on waking up in the morning
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Sandy sensation in eyes
  • Swelling of eyelids

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we helped many individuals to prevent and Treat their eye flu problem without Medicine and without any Side-effect; in the  following manner:

  • Hygiene is most important especially washing hands frequently and avoid touching eyes with unwashed hands. Avoid sharing towels and personal items
  • Avoid eating outside food, juices and eat balanced diet
  • Follow a disciplined sleep pattern
  • Before sleeping place green tea bags on your eyes which are soaked in cold or warm water. Green tea has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Colour Therapy – Find painful, tender corresponding points of eyes on the inner, upper part of thumb with diagnostic probe, pen, pencil. Massage gently clockwise-anticlockwise and then apply black colour for infection during the day (as shown in Pic.1)
    2. Seed Therapy – At night, apply whole green moong seeds on the stimulated corresponding eye points (as shown in Pic 2)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (Common cold)

A Common Cold, possible complication is a Sinus Infection with a prolonged Cough

The risk of common cold is much higher in the rainy season. And children are most vulnerable. Common cold is a contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract affecting nose, throat, sinuses and trachea (wind pipe). There are more than 200 types of viruses but rhinovirus causes up to 50% of common colds.

Why common cold is common amongst children?

  • Immune system is in developing stage
  • Children are in close contact with other children in classrooms and while playing. Colds can spread through coughs and sneezes

Symptoms of common cold

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Cough
  • Body aches
  • Swollen glands
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we have been helping parents to learn anatural ways of Prevention and Treatment of common cold without Medicine and without any Side-effect, in the following manner:

  • The best prevention treatment for common cold is to be build immunity in children with healthy diet. Avoid eating outside foods, packaged and  processed foods, cold drinks. Daily include in diet fruits, salads, soups, nuts, seeds, sprouts, herbs
  • Avoid contact of child with sick person
  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Keep children hydrated
  • sujok Therapy:
    1. Regularly apply ginger juice on the palm up to the upper part of thumb before sleeping. This area corresponds to respiratory tract (as shown in Pic 1)
    2. Apply carrom seeds (ajwain) plaster around big toe daily at night (as shown in Pic 2)