One Hundred Benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Traditional Thai Massage

The 100 Benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga

Anthony B. James Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine

Benefits of SomaVeda with Ajahn Dr. J

The 100 benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is the title of this article; however, as many of the benefits listed here contain more than one listed benefit? There are many more than a hundred! There are many times more than 1oo benefit. It matters not whether we separate them according to traditional, anecdotal, or scientifically verified or documented literature and studies…

What research and benefits I have collected must be a drop in the bucket! At best, they represent the easiest to find or most commonly observed. In actual practice, the list is endless and ever-growing. Such is the possibility of the vital contribution to the world’s health and well-being that this healing arts and its derivatives represent.

They are also known as Traditional Thai Medical Massage (Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai) or slang as “Thai Massage’. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, as a sophisticated, elegant, evolving, traditional, and well-researched Indigenous System of Natural Medicine, has many benefits.

In today’s questioning and cynical world, it is essential to experience and share this practice’s documented traditional outcomes and benefits with its ancient roots. Developed for thousands of years in the old traditional Buddhist and Ayurveda healing centers of South Asia, Thailand, and Southeast Asia, Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Ayurveda continues to develop as an elegant, evolving internationally recognized traditional medicine.

The primary benefits traditionally were spiritual, psychological, and emotional. They are based on the concept of “Promiiwiihan Sii,” or Four Boundless/Unlimited States of Mind and Being: Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. There are almost too many secondary physical/ structural, practical, healing, and medical benefits of learning Thai Yoga and sharing and practicing as an expert! Truthfully, we can say that learning Traditional Thai Yoga, as a genuine alternative medicine, is an excellent alternative to massage therapy or allopathic medicine in most instances.

Please note: when we say “Traditional Thai Yoga or a style such as SomaVeda® Thai Yoga,” we mean styles or traditional systems that incorporate the whole gamut of traditional remedies, including but not limited to Spiritual, Mental- Psychological, Energy, and Frequency-based protocols, Emotional and physical… including biologic issues with an emphasis on all areas of life such as Mindfulness and Puja, Sacred Nutrition and eating strategies for medicinal food and balancing diets, use of all medicinal herbs and conjunctive strategies using foods, herbs, aromatics, minerals, salts, water & juices accompanied with both facilitated and self-meditation, Yoga (Reusi Dotton), Traditional Thai Physical Therapy (TPT/ TTPT), Traditional Chinese Tuina Massage “Nuad Chin,” hands-on (Marma-chikitsa). One good example of a complex traditional therapy is “Nuat Prakhop Samun Prai,” or Thai Herbal Compress/ Poultice or Herb – aroma therapy Balls conjunctive with Thai Yoga Chirothesia (hands-on).

Please Note! The list below needs to be more comprehensive and is growing daily as new scientific research comes to light!

Dr. Anthony B. James, Nuad Boran, Akha Village, 1988, Indigenous, Thai Traditional, Native & Tribal Medicine

General Benefits of Integrative Indigenous and Traditional Therapies Treatment adjuncts: Thai Yoga Therapy and or Thai Massage

Traditionally considered “good for what ails you!”

Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James study Thai Indigenous Medicine with the Akha Tribe in Chiangrai, Thailand

Anecdotal Evidence- Including Experiential Evidence derived in Clinic and Private Practice Settings. Includes illnesses and conditions described in stone; Wat Po Epigraphy is located on the temple grounds of Wat Po. Anyone can do it. Bangkok, Thailand (Circa 1763):

  1. As good for the practitioner as it is for the receiver
  2. Activates experience of Joy
  3. Based on genuine Indigenous, Traditional, Native, Tribal, Familial, and or Natural spiritual and vitality-based medicine systems and philosophies. (Native American (North and South American), Traditional Thai Medicine, Classical Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Naturopathy/ Homeopathy.
  4. Can be done in groups and or in less than-private surroundings
  5. It can be done virtually anywhere in any clinical or home environment
  6. It can be done with no hands and or “Hands-Free.”
  7. Can address and support treatment for infertility
  8. It does not require special equipment
  9. Helpful in reducing dependence and or eliminating psychiatric medications for various disorders.
  10. Integrates mind, body, and spirit
  11. Increases happiness and general well-being for receivers and therapists/ counselors alike.
  12. Is by definition a form of Chirothesia / Laying on of Hands health care (1)
  13. Mostly anecdotal. However, new scientific research supports the knowledge, wisdom, and practical solutions for suffering, injury, and disease and the promotion and maintenance of well-being passed down directly to our practitioners and ministers through our elders through hundreds of generations.
  14. Practically expresses loving kindness (Promiiwihan Sii)
  15. Reduces toxicity and stagnation in breast tissue and surrounding areas.
  16. Religious Practitioners May be legal to practice without a Medical and or Massage License (1, 2, 3)
  17. Supports community
  18. Sharing facilitates nurturing and community values.
  19. The practice can be an expression of compassion.
  20. The practice causes little or no harm to the world’s ecosystem.

Scientific Documentation Evidence- Including Published Scientific Papers, Articles, and Referenced Clinical Research. (Not all inclusive- We are still collecting references)

  1. Addresses nutritional and food issues and increases nutrient motility (1, 2, 3, 4)
  2. Traditional Thai Complimentary Foods and Diets contain complementary probiotic benefits (1)
  3. Analgesic Effect (12345678910)
  4. Arterial Performance Improvement (12)
  5. Bed Ridden Patient: Non-ambulatory with conditions/complications: e.g., bed sore, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection decreased (12)
  6. Beneficial effect on Autistic Children’s behavior (123)
  7. Boosts immune system and helps increase resistance to infection (1234567)
  8. Can facilitate and assist the release of afterbirth (1)
  9. Can be performed on a Portable Massage Chair (1)
  10. Chemotherapy Benefits: Reduces significantly pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, and drowsiness (1234567)
  11. Chronic Neck Pain reduction (123456, 7, 8)
  12. Decreases Spasticity and aids in rehabilitation in elderly stroke patients ( 1234, 5)
  13. Decreases Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy in children and adolescents (1, 2)
  14. Reduces Knee Pain in the elderly (12, 34)
  15. Decreases Lactic Acid and Blood Glucose Levels post-event Athletes (1)
  16. Improves athletic recuperation post-event, improving autonomic modulation of heart rate and cardiorespiratory parameters (1, 2)
  17. Diabetes Type II: Assist and or may assist in management (123, 4)
  18. Effective in reducing Migraine Headache severity (1, 2, 3, 45)
  19. Effective treatment for Repetitive Stress Disorders (123456)
  20. Effective lymphatic Drainage modality, reducing and eliminating stagnant lymph, lymphadenitis/ lymphedema, and lymphadenopathy. (Acts as a Complex Decongestive Therapy/ Complete Decongestive Therapy: CDT is especially beneficial post-surgery)(1234)
  21. Effective in treating TMJ (temporal, Mandibular Cranial, and Jaw Dysfunction) (1)
  22. Effectiveness of the court-type traditional Thai massage versus topical diclofenac in treating patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius (12345)
  23. Effectiveness compared to acupuncture for myofascial back pain. An excellent complement to acupuncture treatment. (1234567,8)
  24. Enhances the function of the parasympathetic nervous system and other stress-related variables (123456)
  25. It is famous for its relaxation effect (1)
  26. Equally helpful for infants, geriatrics (1, 2)
  27. Facilitates Birth and Delivery, May reduce Postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery (1)
  28. Flow practice improves cardiovascular fitness (123, 4)
  29. Preventive Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Co-morbidities (1, 2)
  30. Helps with weight management (stimulates metabolic processes)(Traditional Thai Yoga, coupled with Traditional Thai Herbs may be applied for the prevention and or treatment of obesity or hyperlipidemia (123, 4, 5) 6, 7)
  31. Helps normalize blood sugar levels (1)
  32. Hypertension Treatment: Antihypertensive (12345, 6)
  33. It is an excellent way for patients to be more active and engaged in an active lifestyle. (12)
  34. Increase bone density, reabsorption, and formation by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones” (12)
  35. Increases lean muscle mass (1234)
  36. Improves cellular immunity in Colorectal Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (12)
  37. Improves Gait Speed and balance performance in the elderly, including trunk flexibility, especially for stride length of maximal gait speed, gait cycle duration of maximal gait speed, single-leg-stance test, time-up-and-go test, and sit-and-reach test (1, 2345678, 9)
  38. Improves balance in children (1)
  39. Increases tendon and connective tissue extensibility. Strengthens extensor and supports ligaments in breast tissue, thus correcting sedentary/ non-ambulatory based atrophy and decrepitude. (1)
  40. Improves physical fitness, performance, injury, and fatigue recovery in athletes (12345678910111213)
  41. It improves Max VO2, aerobic performance, and how much oxygen your body can absorb and use during exercise. It may improve respiratory function during respiratory illnesses. (123)
  42. Improves Sleep Performance and reduces Insomnia symptoms (12)
  43. Increases relaxation and decreases anxiety and pain in Scapulocostal Syndrome patients (1, 2, 3, 45678910)
  44. Increases tendon, connective tissue density, and elasticity (1)
  45. Increases Flexibility, range of motion, countermovement jump, and squat jump performance (12345, 6)
  46. Increases Oxygen Saturation (O2) in muscles (123)
  47. Increases range of motion and reduce resistance to movement (PNF) (12345,6)
  48. Integrates and supports the proper alignment of all structural parts of the body without ballistics or force. (Non-ballistic, non-specific, facilitated, passive assisted, natural range of motion supporting nominal osseous structural alignment) (12345)
  49. Low-impact exercise (1)
  50. Lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (” bad” cholesterol) (1, 2, 3)
  51. Lupus, autoimmune syndrome support and adjunct treatment and improves immune function (1234)
  52. Normalizes blood pressure (BP) (Reduces muscle tension)(1234567)
  53. It may alleviate oxidative stress and improve the antioxidant system (12)
  54. May improve mental and emotional/ psychological/ neuro-emotional issues (1234)
  55. May reduce Postpartum Depression (123)
  56. Improves Lactation, Breastfeeding, nursing, and milk delivery. Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy reduces nursing-related pain and discomfort. Thai Yoga Therapy minimizes the time from delivery to milk secretion in postpartum mothers. It induces lactation. (12)
  57. Decrease Breast Engorgement Pain, Breast Pain pre- and postpartum mothers. (1)
  58. More effective than OTC in the symptomatic treatment of Osteoarthritis pain (12345678)
  59. Osteoarthritis of the Knee: More Effective than Oral Ibuprofen (NSAID) for Joint Pain, Structural and functional failure of the synovial joints; degradation of articular cartilage but also a variable subchondral bone reaction, and alteration of other joint structures, including the synovial membrane, meniscus, capsule, ligaments, and periarticular muscle. The clinical features of OA include joint pain with activity, transient stiffness in the morning or after rest, restricted motion, joint crepitus, periarticular tenderness, bony swelling, and functional disability.: (123456)
  60. It may improve activities of daily living, mood and sleep patterns, and pain intensity of stroke patients over time. (1, 2345, 6)
  61. It may reduce the risk of some cancers. In other cases, edema may be an indication/ risk factor (Static Lymph and or site toxic)(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  62. Myofascial Pain Syndrome significantly reduced (12345678, 9, 101112, 13, 141516)
  63. Office Syndrome: Reduces symptoms: Office syndrome, i.e., Myofascial pain syndrome, is one of many problems that has been claimed and defined as “painful conditions with trigger points, local and referred pain, tenderness, referred autonomic phenomena” (1, 2, 3456789101112)
  64. Parkinson’s: May improve limb muscle strength (123)
  65. Promotes health-related fitness, bone formation, and quality of life in menopausal women (123)
  66. Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “Good” cholesterol) (1, 2, 3)
  67. Reduces and eliminates active/ latent Trigger Points and equalizes/reduces areas of low oxygen, chronic inflammation, and high neurologic activity. (123456)
  68. Reduces pain, particularly in soft tissue, joint, back, low back, and neck pain (12345678, 9, 1011121314151617181920, 21)
  69. Reduces and or eliminates cystic and or fibrotic syndromes and corresponding nodules (1)
  70. Reduces Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome (12345678, 9)
  71. Reduces Symptoms of Myofascial Pain more efficiently than Conventional Medical Treatments (123456789)
  72. Reduces symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression (123456789101112)
  73. Reduces academic stress in students and learning environments (1)
  74. Subsidies Pain of Chronic Tension-Type Headaches (1, 2, 34567)
  75. Reduces risk of Heart attack (12345)
  76. Reduces limitations and improves hand mobility for Scleroderma patients (12)
  77. Reduces Trapezius- Upper Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome (1234567)
  78. Respiratory Syndromes, Pneumonia and boost lymphocyte numbers significantly (123)
  79. Self-Foot Massage Benefits (12, 3)
  80. Significantly reduces Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients (12, 3)
  81. Significantly reduces Chronic pain (1234, 5, 678910111213141516)
  82. A subgroup of non-specific and or chronic LBP (Lumber Plexus Block)© patients: Effective for joint mobilization (12)
  83. Stroke Patients: Improves motoric status and reduces the incidence of pressure sores in stroke patients (123)
  84. TTM Traditional Herbal remedies proven to kill Head and Neck Cancer (12, 3, 4, 5)
  85. Steamed Herbal Compress adjunct therapy reduces Myofascial Pain Syndrome (1)
  86. Virtual cure for many soft tissue/ connective tissue disorders (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)(123, 456)
  87. Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder & Joint Flexibility of Shoulder Joint (123456)
  88. Well-tolerated light-intensity exercise stimulus when prescribed as an exercise program for obese older adults, especially when combined with a Thai Vedic diet. (12, 3)
  89. It may improve Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) such as leaking urine, sudden and frequent urges to pee, weak stream or feeling like you can’t empty your bladder, peeing involuntarily, and straining to pee. Traditional Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage) may be equivalent to or more effective than Drug Tamsulosin: (1)
  90. It may be more effective in the treatment of Chronic Constipation versus Senokot (1)
  91. Compliment and or alternative to Western allopathic physical therapy (12345,6, 7)
  92. Dynamic Stretching (123)
  93. Improves Range of Motion and reduces passive stiffness of injured Hamstring Muscles (1234)
  94. Significantly reduces symptoms of paresis/ paralysis, improving the patient’s sit-up, stand and walk (1, 2)
  95. When practiced clinically, including using indigenous medicinal plants of Traditional Thai Medicine, there are many significant benefits: high efficacy in inhibiting lipid oxidation, scavenging of free radicals, and reduction of ferric ions. Furthermore, the pharmacological activity of alcohol extracts of Khlu leaves has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and anti-tuberculosis properties. In addition, a recent study reported that the crude aqueous extract of Khlu leaves could potentially be used as a new anti-cancer agent due to its ability to inhibit the proliferation and migration of human brain malignant glioma cancer cells (GBM8401) and human cervical cancer cells (HeLa cells). (1)

 

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Research Paper Bibliography
1.     The effect of Thai massage with virgin coconut oil toward motoric status and incident of pressure sores on stroke patients: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-effect-Thai-massage-with-virgin-coconut-oil-and-Rahayu-Pujiastuti/4790cf454347c007f410a0375ced0e5e9dffd2e9
2.     The acute effect of different massage durations on the squat jump, countermovement jump, and flexibility performance in muay Thai athletes: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-acute-effect-of-different-massage-durations-on-Bayer-Eken/d360801588afa06da7d3fdfa33c4d4c56835827d
3.     Gait Analysis of Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Before and After Thai Massage Treatment: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Gait-Analysis-of-Patients-with-Knee-Osteoarthritis-Senavongse-Sudsaneha/8ad43d4f472469e49e3724c8f0a2a0fad8d897f2
4.     A Comparative Randomized Controlled Trial Study: The Effects of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage plus Meditation versus Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage Only on Reducing Pain among the Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Comparative-Randomized-Controlled-Trial-Study%3A-of-Srikaew-Pawa/2b2375a100e88709f8595dc45184cd7fc16411f9
5.     The Effect of Traditional Thai Massage on Quality of Sleep in Adults with Sleep Problems: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effect-of-Traditional-Thai-Massage-on-Quality-Chompoopan-Eungpinichpong/bc0b649b2f664360bc539231912a62bec5ab9883
6.     Pengaruh Pemberian Traditional Thai Massage Terhadap Penurunan Nyeri Pada Upper Back Pain: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Pengaruh-Pemberian-Traditional-Thai-Massage-Nyeri-Dewi-Supriyadi/7235c25ad1ed362499aa61101360a3e7fb437046
7.     Effectiveness of the court-type traditional Thai massage versus topical diclofenac in treating patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effectiveness-of-the-court-type-traditional-Thai-in-Boonruab-Niempoog/678f57390da13155da10ec20bf3e1229499d53bf
8.     The Effectiveness of Thai Massage and Joint Mobilization: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effectiveness-of-Thai-Massage-and-Joint-Juntakarn-Prasartritha/31a5bc69e293b1e79d949153839944b7a353917a
9.     Comparative Study the Efficacy of Thai Massage and Analgesic Drug (Diclofenac) to Relief Shoulder Pain – การศึกษาเปรียบเทียบประสิทธิผลการนวดไทยกับการใช้ ยาไดโคลฟีแนค (Diclofenac) ในการลดอาการปวดบ่า: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Comparative-Study-the-Efficacy-of-Thai-Massage-and-Sitikaipong-Tangsukruthai/6a6fc453f62d37e669abecf32331546e644e561a

10. Can therapeutic Thai massage improve upper limb muscle strength in Parkinson’s disease? An objective randomized-controlled trial: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Can-therapeutic-Thai-massage-improve-upper-limb-in-Miyahara-Jitkritsadakul/a156c8368e099c97233b04ed86eb69e693680c74

11.  Can therapeutic Thai massage improve upper limb muscle strength in Parkinson’s disease? An objective randomized-controlled trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29736380/
12.  Effects of the Tui-na and Thai Massage Techniques on Vascular
Arterial Compliance in Middle-aged Korean Men: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2d43/fd6d61782c53d3d0513e35e0cdcb7e6e10d6.pdf
13.  The Effect of Thai Massage and Sports Massage on Decreasing Low Acids and Blood Glucose: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effect-of-Thai-Massage-and-Sport-Massage-on-Low-Utami-Nurkholis/f530d59188a4d33034c6c30dd115b5be553aa56d

14.  A Comparative Study of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage Versus Diclofenac Gel on Function of Shoulder and Ability of Arm in Patients with Frozen Shoulder: A Randomized, Controlled Trial: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Comparative-Study-of-Court-Type-Traditional-Thai-Tankitjanon-Palanuvej/8e061b7dd956283d9b385cef952c60f75f3e2c1e
15.  Immediate Effects of Self-Thai Foot Massage on Skin Blood Flow, Skin Temperature, and Range of Motion of the Foot and Ankle in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. : https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Immediate-Effects-of-Self-Thai-Foot-Massage-on-Skin-Chatchawan-Jarasrungsichol/f8ea11e9057357976186b178d3c0286821f3980c
16.  A randomized comparative study of traditional Thai massage and Thai boxing exercise on clinical-based outcomes in patients with scapulocostal syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35576853/
17.  Comparative study of the immediate therapeutic effects between modified active release technique and traditional Thai massage on pain alteration in a patient with scapulocostal syndrome: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Comparative-study-of-the-immediate-therapeutic-and-Nongharnpitak-Arayawichanon/858d7a73f6d69a0251244ecd30a78d8a5a5520ff
18.  Bed-ridden Patients with Low Socio-Economic Status and Role of Traditional Thai Massage Practitioner Assistant in Khonburi, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand – ผู้ป่วยยากจนติดบ้านติดเตียง และบทบาทของ ผู้ช่วยแพทย์แผนไทยในอําเภอครบุรี จังหวัดนครราชสีมา : https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Bed-ridden-Patients-with-Low-Socio-Economic-Status-Numsangkul-Aekplakorn/be865ad178744a191cfeabf566722b2d185a0815

19. Immediate Effects of Traditional Thai Massage on Psychological Stress as Indicated by Salivary Alpha-Amylase Levels in Healthy Persons: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Immediate-Effects-of-Traditional-Thai-Massage-on-as-Sripongngam-Eungpinichpong/7a04b7324e65a12ddb057322eed5bc2f838fa0f2

20.  A short-term hindlimb massage program can improve gait symmetry in riding school horses  https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/CEP220022
21.  Traditional Chinese Massage For Chronic Neck Pain: Denka Marinova: National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski,” Sofia, Bulgaria: http://journal.nsa.bg/pdf/icass2022/Volume%202/154.pdf
22.  Genomic Insight into Pediococcus acidilactici HN9, a Potential Probiotic Strain Isolated from the Traditional Thai-Style Fermented Beef Nhang https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Genomic-Insight-into-Pediococcus-acidilactici-HN9%2C-Surachat-Kantachote/7ca6bc73940224ba948c2c5479a999c4e2f011bb
23.  Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibition and Molecular Docking of Isolated Compounds from Traditional Thai Medicinal Plant, Neuropeltis racemosa Wall. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Alpha-Glucosidase-Inhibition-and-Molecular-Docking-Sakulkeo-Wattanapiromsakul/6a70633dd25e87aea658cd6e88264fe7cd77d79a
24.  A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage versus Amitriptyline in Patients with Chronic Tension-Type Headache  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Randomized-Controlled-Trial-on-the-Effectiveness-Damapong-Kanchanakhan/dee8d8953f956ccfd2de7c1db7a304867b8935d1
25.  Determination of melatonin content in traditional Thai herbal remedies used as sleeping aids https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Determination-of-melatonin-content-in-traditional-Padumanonda-Johns/d154c7804c54a4c0d918a6b073e1a71958843f2d
26.   Screening for anti-pancreatic lipase properties of 28 traditional Thai medicinal herbs; Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115002245?via%3Dihub
27.  EFFECTS OF TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE ON HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE, AND ANXIETY IN DEPRESSION PATIENTS: A PILOT STUDY https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/EFFECTS-OF-TRADITIONAL-THAI-MASSAGE-ON-HEART-RATE%2C-Chompoopan/39b468294b8aa9323d111b57b4081f46765cd5ed
28.  Quantitative analysis and formulation development of a traditional Thai antihypertensive herbal recipe https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Quantitative-analysis-and-formulation-development-a-Charoonratana-Songsak/33c883af17a846b521886b4d837c69c8e73391bc
29.  Roles of meditation on alleviation of oxidative stress and improvement of antioxidant system https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21280542/
30.  The Effectiveness of Effleurage Back Massage Therapy on Pain, Pulse, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, and Respiration among Post-Operative Clients in Selected Hospitals, Andhra Pradesh: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:255601075
31.  Physiological and Psychological Effects of Parental traditional Thai Massage on Children with Autism: A Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial: Hui Ruan; Wichai Eungpinichpong; Hua Wu; Chanda Aonsri: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/41839/accepted
32.   Immediate Effect of Thai Massage on Gait Parameters In Normal Adults: A Pilot Study: https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/960/820 and https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/IMMEDIATE-EFFECTS-OF-THAI-MASSAGE-ON-GAIT-IN-NORMAL-Tatchananusorn/394a4397a848fccd72479a18bce3f2c809013d34
33.   A randomized crossover trial comparing Thai and Swedish massage for fatigue and depleted energy: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30100318/
34.   Aberrant NKG@D receptor expression on CD 4 T cells were considerably reduced by accumulated effect of traditional Thai Massage in Thai Elderly: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:255387869
35.   A comparison of effectiveness of Thai Traditional Massage and Tamsulosin in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:245836080
36.   Effect of Court-Type Thai Traditional Massage Versus Senokot Treatment on Chronic Constipation: A Randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:222152931
37.   Thai Massage, and Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Systematic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial: Natthakarn Chiranthanut, Nutthiya Hanprasertpong, and Supanimit Teekachunhatean: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University,
Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/79a6/34614232b81a24a3e02210c350adf64ed15c.pdf
38.   Clinical Effects of Thai Herbal Compress: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4988874
39.  Effect of Herbal Compresses for Maternal Breast Engorgement at Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Sukwadee Ketsuwan  1 Nongyao Baiya  1 Panwara Paritakul  2 Wipada Laosooksathit  2 Pawin Puapornpong  2; Breastfeeding medicine: the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29688768/
40.  The Effect of Thai Herbal Compress on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain among Elderly: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effects-of-Thai-Herbal-Compress-on-Knee-Pain-Phromjuang/b4ffa99de83ce63071e30c1456d099abb09f7054
41.   The Distinction of Hot Herbal Compress, Hot Compress, and Topical Diclofenac as Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4538485
42.   Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4538485
43.   Thai traditional massage: efficiency-assessment of three traditional massage methods on office workers: an explorative study; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:10123923
44.   Effects of traditional Thai Massage versus joint mobilization on substance P and pain perception in patients with non-specific low back pain; https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(05)00132-4/fulltext
45.   Therapeutic effects of traditional Thai massage on pain, muscle tension and anxiety in patients with scapulocostal syndrome: a randomized single-blinded pilot study.; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Therapeutic-effects-of-traditional-Thai-massage-on-Buttagat-Eungpinichpong/83cc2b09893e87d64ce2bf3cc0e542645ef539fe
46.  The immediate effects of traditional Thai massage on heart rate variability and stress-related parameters in patients with back pain associated with myofascial trigger points; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21147414/
47.   Effects of Thai traditional massage on pressure threshold and headache intensity in patients with chronic tension-type and migraine headaches; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effects-of-Thai-traditional-massage-on-pressure-and-Chatchawan-Eungpinichpong/ca8d5ee008003123d88fcdffe3231ac21bd3d919
48.   Effects of Thai Foot Massage on Balance Performance in Diabetic Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Parrel-Controlled Trial; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effects-of-Thai-Foot-Massage-on-Balance-Performance-Chatchawan-Eungpinichpong/74be26bf3a8626ffe70ba0c604558fabaab40de5
49.   Effects of Thai massage on physical fitness in soccer players; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effects-of-Thai-massage-on-physical-fitness-in-Hongsuwan-Eungpinichpong/62e7ee88e74d74debe195e47b41eb46b6797b18f
50.  Effect of combining passive muscle stretching and whole body vibration on spasticity and physical performance of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effect-of-combining-passive-muscle-stretching-and-Tupimai-Peungsuwan/8837989e8312660b896ff149ccbf84918f42ff1d
51.   The effectiveness of Thai Exercise with Traditional Massage on the Pain, Walking Ability and QOL (Quality of life) of Older People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Community; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effectiveness-of-Thai-Exercise-with-Traditional-Peungsuwan-Sermcheep/6d8ef734050b69474c5d2ec74c649eeefea4cb7a
52.   The effects of Thai massage on resistance to fatigue of back muscles in chronic low back pain patients; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68055514
53.   Effects of massage as a recuperative technique on autonomic modulation of heart rate and cardiorespiratory parameters: a study protocol for a randomized clinical trial; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effects-of-massage-as-a-recuperative-technique-on-a-Junior-Junior/65382425c20fdeb37135341f1df1c66d3aff1118
54.   Acute effects of traditional Thai massage on cortisol levels, arterial blood pressure and stress perception in academic stress condition: a single-blind randomized controlled study; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27210845/
55.  The efficacy of traditional Thai massage for the treatment of chronic pain: A systematic review; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25682523/
56.  A randomized, controlled trial of massage therapy as a treatment for migraine; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:3684000
57.   Effects of Combined hip exercise and passive stretching on muscle stiffness, pain perception, pain-related disability, and physical function in older adults with low back pain: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:253209747
58.  Effect of Periodized Resistance Training on Skeletal Muscle During Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:236209352
59.  Strength training stops bone loss and builds muscle in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: a randomized, controlled trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:24142720
60.   Effects of strength training vs. stretching on central arterial compliance in older adults: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:81540767
61.  The effect of Early Passive Range of Motion Exercise on Motor Function of People with Stroke: a Randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:85513861
62.  Dynamic Stretching Has Sustained Effects on Range of Motion and Passive Stiffness of the Hamstring Muscles: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:73495702
63.  Short-Term Effects of Three Types of Hamstring Stretching on Length, Neurodynamic Response, and Perceived Sense of Effort- A Randomized Cross-Over Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:253147748
64.  Duration-Dependent Effects of Passive Static Stretching on Musculotendinous Stiffness and Maximal and Rapid Torque and Surface Electromyography Characteristics of the Hamstrings: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:58664111
65.  Effectiveness of Thai traditional massage on upper limb muscle weakness reduction in Parkinson’s disease patients: a randomized control study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:2591368
66.  A pilot study of therapeutic massage for people with Parkinson’s disease: the added value of user involvement: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:41442767
67.  Effectiveness of traditional Thai massage versus Swedish massage among patients with back pain associated with myofascial trigger points: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:71473067
68.  Effects of Traditional Thai Self-Massage Using a Massage Stick Versus Ibuprofen on Upper Back Pain Associated With Myofascial Trigger Points: A Pilot Study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:201640885
69.  Effectiveness of traditional Thai self-massage combined with stretching exercises for the treatment of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:133565207
70.  The effect of royal traditional Thai Massage in patients with myofascial pain syndrome at upper trapezius muscle: A pilot study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:74341142
71.  Results of Neck and Upper Back Pain from Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatments by Ultrasound Diathermy, Traditional Thai Massage and Ultrasound Diathermy with Traditional Thai Massage: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:53804872
72.  Immediate effects of Traditional Thai Massage for reducing pain in patients with chronic-tension type headache and migraine: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68958619
73.  Short-term effects of traditional Thai Massage on electromyogram, muscle tension and pain among patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:11508015
74.  The effect of modified Thai therapeutic massage on pain reduction and knee function in individuals with primary knee osteoarthritis: a randomized control trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68191992
75.  Effectiveness of aromatherapy with light Thai Massage for cellular immunity improvement in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:1558702
76.  Effectiveness of Foot Massage to Reduce Foot Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:70979563
77.  A Study on Indigenous Knowledge of Paralysis Therapy: A Case of Mae Chanli Plian-ek: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:79549788
78.  Alternative medicine and its application: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:74499275
79.  Serum leptin, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels in people with diabetes following a yoga and diet change program comment to Statins and beta-cell function: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Serum-leptin%2C-cholesterol-and-blood-glucose-levels-Qian-Xu/19099709c9c45eb30c43f89ed0f6a0fe197eccc5
80.  Integrated Yoga and Naturopathy Management (IYNM) of Obesity: A Case Report: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Integrated-Yoga-and-Naturopathy-Management-(IYNM)-A-St-Maheshkumar/54d8598df775ec4ceb14a82371bffca5587c9825
81.  Yoga as a Preventive Intervention for Cardiovascular Diseases and Associated Comorbidities: Open-Label Single Arm Study: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Yoga-as-a-Preventive-Intervention-for-Diseases-and-Sharma-Basu-Ray/25c57285e116168db6571665c5f0d21d9b73a95d
82.  The effects of Thai massage on Women 20s, Lower edema, fatigue substance, and Stress hormone: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-effects-of-Thai-massage-on-Women-20s%2C-Lower-and-Jeong-%EC%9D%B4%EB%AF%B8%EB%82%98/2b2396682fdf626755436beb2598122bf5e61aa9
83.  The significance of mammary skin edema in noninflammatory breast cancer: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-significance-of-mammary-skin-edema-in-breast-Shukla-Hughes/c7caab05cf4b480e2accf3f9f1c8e0f7e3dde03e
84.  Hand Edema in Patients at Risk of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: Health Professional Should Take Notice: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Hand-Edema-in-Patients-at-Risk-of-Breast-Health-Brunelle-Swaroop/27a7cec7f60453e790f351e07ac8ae3b35f5ad48
85.  Outcomes of massage and acupressure therapy in taking care of patients with shoulder-neck strain syndrome at The Military Institute of Traditional Medicine in 2022.” Tạp chí Khoa học Điều dưỡng (2023): n. pag.: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:256752736
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Chaosuansreecharoen, Paiboon and Kannika Ruangdej. “EXPERIENCE OF HOME HEALTH CARE WITH THAI TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR PARESIS AND PARALYSIS IN THAILAND.” (2006).: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:215728401

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Thailand December 2023

Join our next Thailand N.A.I.C. Guided Tours Nuad Tok Sen and Sacred Sites: December 2023. Dates: December 7th. To December 19th. 2023

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Receive N.A.I.C./ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, N.C.B.T.M.B., and recognized C.E. hours and hands-on training in Classical Indigenous Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapy (Traditional Thai Massage) Certificate in one inclusive training! https://youtu.be/o1AaIG8vBqE https://youtu.be/9MDNjxHAYoc Your experience includes impressive and unique temples, instruction from excellent teachers and Masters, street fairs and markets, food as you’ve never had, Buddhist monks & nuns, music, and nightlife after class. Tours of the beautiful Thai upcountry, hill tribe people and classical dancing, road trips across the country, Uthai Thani, Bangkok, Chonburi, and Thai city life, Riverboats and the Summer Palace, the famous Bangkok shrines and temples with a side trip to the largest outdoor market in Thailand- Chatuchak, Yoga, meditation, energy healing, classes, and fun with like-minded souls.

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Training is for professionals who intend to practice in the U.S.! 5 Full Days of U.T.T.S. Certified Traditional Medicine- Thai Monastic School with Certification on completion! 100 Ce Hours! Not a “Tourist” program and so much more!

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This is our 39th annual Winter Thailand excursion; let us show you the hidden, the amazing, the unseen, the miraculous, the special, the sacred, and the fun of traveling and training in Thailand this December 2023! Our experienced guides and facilitators are simply the best available, and our dedication has been proven over time. We know how to get around and get the most for your investment.

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We will base our program on a Cultural Immersion / Eco-Tour approach. This year we are focusing on Indigenous Thai Traditional Medicine (T.T.M.) Sukhotai Style “Tok Sen” and “Reusi Dottan.” We spend a significant portion of our program (Five whole days!) working with indigenous Buddhist Medical teachers and professional Thai staff (U.T.T.S. Ministry Authorized, in actually experiencing and learning traditional Thai Yoga and Ayurveda healing arts and culture.

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Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James Teaches Thai Traditional Medicine and Yoga Therapy

Why Learn SomaVeda® Style Thai Yoga?

Author: Aachan "Prof. of Thai Traditional Medicine" Dr. Anthony B. James

Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine

The most important reason is to experience and share the documented traditional outcomes and benefits of the practice. Developed for thousands of years in the ancient traditional Buddhist and Ayurveda healing centers of Thailand and South East Asia, Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Ayurveda continues to develop as an elegant, evolving, internationally recognized traditional medicine.

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga T.A.E.L.R. Practice Adjunct: Your clients hip and low back is aching because…

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga for Hip Flexor

Your SomaVeda® Thai Yoga client still has/ hip and or low back pain after sessions or the SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day program!

A review and commentary by Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James: Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine

 

pelvic tensegrity

The reason may be Pelvic Tensegrity Instability.

What is Pelvic Tensegrity?

“In 1992 and again in 1995 World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, the focus seemed to be the sacroiliac joint, its mechanics, and its role in generating pain. There are several references to joint injection as the `gold Standard’ for diagnosis and treatment. This needs to stress joint pathology is rooted in the Newtonian concepts that the skeleton and its joints are the frames upon which the soft tissue the idea that pathology is a function of anatomical disease or injury.
On the other hand, tensegrity stresses that the skeleton’s bones are but compression elements `floating’ in a high structure, self-generating, hierarchical, integrated tension network of soft tissues. The ligaments, muscles, and fascia take a whole new importance, and joint mechanics become soft tissue mechanics. This is consistent with the clinical observations which stressed the play movement of joints as a necessary dynamic function, and Travell, who focused on the imbalance of tension of the muscles and fascia as a source of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. These works echoed the pioneering precepts of A.T. Still, Palmen, and others who focused musculoskeletal system’s dynamic aspects rather than the structures’ anatomical pathology structures.” (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319016548_THE_TENSEGRITY_SYSTEM_AND_PELVIC_PAIN_SYNDROME)

Why? Client Compliance and lack of proper, effective home self-care!

What does this mean, and how to improve on long-term issues either with or after a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga program? Rome was not built in a day! As beneficial as a total seven-day+ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Protocol or program is, it is NOT Magic! Many chronic pain issues develop over many years. They are further complicated by a traumatic history of accidents and injuries accumulated confused, complicated with malnutrition and toxicities, years of inactivity and resulting atrophy, energy imbalances, and more. We eventually want to address these as they impact the specific clients’ pain and well-being, moving them toward recovery. However, today I want to bring attention to what the clients can and do have to do on their behalf!

Click Here for a video of SomaVeda® Pelvic Tensegrity Imbalance corrective techniques!

What the client does to support their progress towards either reduced pain or pain-free living is vital. Even after a complete program and anywhere from 9 to 12 contact hours hands-on… this pales in comparison to the twenty-four/ seven lifestyle of the client for either excellent or ill.

All pain clients have a “Kapha Dosha” imbalance! No matter their diagnosis, “Vikruti,” elemental imbalance, or body type. How? Why? One of the critical indicators of a “Kapha Dosha” imbalance is IGNORANCE. Ignorance of how the client created the origin of the pain, the injury, the atrophy, the chronic inflammation, and the poor medical or therapeutic choices may not have helped but made the pain worse. This includes delegating responsibility for their healing and wellness to institutional and or corporate medico who proscribed various drugs, steroids, opiates, etc., for “pain management,” which in the long term did not prove Where the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Program ends, the clients self-work and compliance with the therapist counseling and recommendations begins! Helpful.

Yes, the clients need help and need therapeutic programs and interventions. However, they also need guidance in self-maintenance and home practices to educate them in support of their compliance.

The SomaVeda® T.A.E.L.R. (SomaVeda® Tool Assisted Energy Line Release) protocol extends the hands-on Chirothesia or manual therapeutic hands-on healing ministry with adjunct therapies and “tools.” One of the most important tools is to educate the client on what they can control, contribute and effectively do at home for themselves as the partner in the therapy.

Consider: Chronic Low Back Pain, Chronic Hip Pain?

More than these? Consider:

  • Nagging joint pains in your legs, lower back, or hips
  • Walking with discomfort
  • Hips locking up
  • Bad posture
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sluggishness in day-to-day life
  • High Anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Compromised Immune System
  • Circulatory issues
  • Loss of sexual performance
  • Lack of Explosiveness in the gym or sports

It’s not enough to know the client’s needs to do their “homework” and self-care; they need proper and sustained, detailed guidance on what to do and how to do it.

You won’t be with them at home, so we need a home study program that targets the issue. Refer your client (also yourself if you’re with chronic pain!) to Critical Bench for a fantastic program—you, the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner, Therapist, Minister, or Physician, a significant incredible part.

Have you heard about Hip Flexors?

Hip Flexors are long muscles in the body and the only muscle that connects the upper body and lower body, also known as the psoas (pronounced flexors?) These muscles are unique in combining the torso and abdomen with  (What are the Hip Flexors?)the legs!

Your psoas…
…stabilize your trunk and spine during movement and sitting
…allow you to bend your hips and legs toward your chest
…support your internal organs
…is connected to your diaphragm and allows you to walk and breathe.
In other words, your psoas directly influences your fight or flight response!

If the psoas gets tight and weak, it can be a real pain, but working specific muscles and doing certain exercise combinations provide easy fixes.

So… If you experience…
        low back pain
        hip pain
        stiffness
        pain while walking or moving
        trouble sleeping
        shortness of breath
You need to start undoing some of the damage done to your body and start helping the body to heal itself naturally.

Flu Season is Here! Natural Solutions for Infections for Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners​

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Natural Solutions for Infections for Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners

Infections and Infectious disease from simple topical to chronic catastrophic are always a concern. As a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and or other Natural Medicine provider you need to have concrete and reliable strategies to deal effectively with infection. This is no joke. Many medical office visits begin and end with a minor infection not adequately treated that escalates. Once inside that medical facility, emergency room etc. you are now exposed to potentially even more severe types of Hospital born infection such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus​), Legionella (Legionella pneumophila​) etc. If you could handle these infections at home or for your patients and clients you would certainly save them time and money, but potentially save them from risk of death from other unnecessary contagious exposure.

Flu Season is here!

UPDATED APRIL 27, 2020:

We are heading into the Cold and Flu season. Now is the time to prepare ahead for how this exposure is going to affect you, your clients and your family!

This course now offers a certificate of completion suitable for framing!

Why do we need natural solutions for infections? Real life examples and the rise of antibiotic resistant viral and bacterial infections. This course will present a broad overview of the infectious disease issue from the perspective of a natural health practitioner. We will examine both specific concerns and their solution strategies. These strategies once understood can be implemented both in personal life and in counseling with affected clients in the wellness counseling model.

Learn How to fight and remedy many infections and infectious disease naturally.

This course contains eleven (11) lessons with a short quiz after each lesson. Once all lessons are completed and the quizes passed an NAIC CE hr. Certificate of Completion will be issued and immediately downloadable.

All course work and necessary materials are presented on the LearnThaiYoga.Teachable.Com platform. There are eleven lessons and a test for each lesson content.

Intro: Every Practitioner Needs Infection Strategies

Lesson #1: An Experience with MRSA

Lesson #2: Antibiotic Resistance According to the CDC

Lesson #3: Considerations in use of antibiotics

Lesson #4: Possible connections between Infection/ Antibiotic use and Depression

Lesson #5: Candida/ Yeast infections may contribute to Cancer!

Lesson #6: Acidosis may contribute to Infections including MRSA!

Lesson #7: GMO’s and antibiotic resistance

Lesson #8: 10 Steps to Avoid Infections

Lesson #9: Alternative, complimentary and natural approaches to conventional antibiotics

Lesson #10: Ayurveda Solutions for Infection

Lesson #11: Natural Solutions for Infections found in with Homeopathy

Infection Course #2: Also included is the “Natural Solutions for Corona, Flu and Novel Viral Infections” course which targets the unique health crises and “pandemic” currently challenging everyone! Includes 24 individual lessons including research, Do’s and Dont’s, Underlying Issue concerns and current best practices and recommendations for counseling or SomaVeda® Ayurveda and Health Coaching.

 

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If your not a subscriber yet then today is a good day! Be sure to join the “Learn How To Jump Start Your Practice and Improve Your IncomeLearn How To Jump Start Your Practice and Improve Your Income

Currently Available in the Jump Start Your Practice All Inclusive Subscription Course (New Content! Saturday, April 27th., 2020), this All Inclusive course program includes:

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Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy also known as Thai Traditional Massage is the fastest growing and most sought after healing modality in the world today. Of course, the best way to learn is in a live class with a Master Teacher or Thai “Aachan” such as at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida studying with Aachan Dr. Anthony B. James and or his trained and certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga staff Khruu or Teachers.

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I am continuing my current project of bringing you new and useful information and content to empower you to Jump Start Your Healing Practice.  It’s not enough to just have a goody bag of useful “tricks” and “bits” of therapies to put together a successful healing practice. Degrees and Certifications are fine but in and of themselves do not lead one to a happy, successful and fulfilling life, a intrinsically successful, happy life.
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It is good that our traditions have deep and ancient roots with elders and teachers who have lived the life of healers, traditional doctors and therapist for centuries, literally. They are our role models. We do not have to reinvent the wheel of success in what we do by ourselves. Only our current life situations and perhaps cultural considerations are unique. But what we are doing in life is not new or unique. We can learn from our elders and these lessons and qualities I am recommending you cultivate don’t originate with me personally but they are passed down to us by previous generations of healers who chose to practice true medicine as a way of life for their whole life!
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Vitalology™ is the subject of study; a branch of knowledge, assessment, and practice of cultivating the state of being strong, active, and energetic by building vitality and health through specific wellness, lifestyle, nutrition, diet, energetics, and educational/informational programs. Vitalology™ is a wellness art and lifestyle for the 21st century.

Vitalology™ is the assessment and practice of cultivating the state of being strong, active, and energetic by building vitality and wellness through specific waters, lifestyle, nutrition, diet, energetics, sunlight, and educational/informational programs. Vitalology™ is a wellness art and lifestyle for the 21st century. It is not ‘medicine’ as defined as the diagnosis and treatment of a disease.

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Ayurveda Perspective on Hypothyroidism

Ayurveda Perspective on Hypothyroidism

by Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayu), Medical Director, The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or “Adam’s apple”). The isthmus (the bridge between the two lobes of the thyroid) is located inferior to the cricoid cartilage.

The thyroid gland controls how efficiently the body produces and utilizes energy, and affects almost every tissue and organ in the body. The only exceptions are the brain, ovaries, testes, spleen, and the thyroid gland itself. It acts by producing thyroid hormones, the principal ones being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 and T4 are synthesized from both iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is estimated to affect between 3.8-4.6% of the general population. Approximately 0.3% of the general American population have overt hypothyroidism, and 4.3% have subclinical hypothyroidism. Globally, iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. In areas where dietary iodine is sufficient, hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It can also (rarely) be caused by post-partum thyroid inflammation, certain medications, congenital abnormalities (failure of the thyroid gland to develop), or stress.

Stress and Hypothyroidism

In fact, stress is known to be a significant contributor to thyroid dysfunction. Whenever you experience stress, your adrenal glands produce cortisol. This is an evolutionary protective mechanism that originally developed as a response to physical threats. It creates the “fight or flight” response and once the physical threat is gone, cortisol levels go back to their normal levels. Its primary functions are to:

  • increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis in the liver • increase blood sugar through the breakdown of glycogen to glucose • raise the blood pressure   • suppress inflammation • suppress the immune system

Elevated cortisol is intended for short term stressful events. However unfortunately, your body does not know the difference between an sudden attack by a dinosaur and raising twin two-year olds. It is the duration and accumulation of stress and not the type of stress that causes high levels of cortisol.

Every cell in the body has receptors for both thyroid hormone and cortisol. Cortisol acts synergistically with thyroid hormone at the epigenetic level. Normal levels of cortisol (neither too much nor too little) need to be present bound to its receptors for optimal function of not only the thyroid gland itself but for every tissue in the body. Too much cortisol causes the tissues to no longer respond to the thyroid hormone signal. This is known as thyroid resistance, meaning that thyroid hormone levels can be normal, but tissues fail to respond as efficiently to the thyroid signal. It can cause TSH levels to be elevated while T4 and T3 are within the normal range.

Excess cortisol has an adverse direct affect on thyroid function. It inhibits deiodinase (the enzyme responsible for the conversion of T4 into T3 in the body tissues) and also leads to an increased risk of Hashimotos thyroiditis (thyroid autoimmune disease). The latter effect is the result of cortisol causing an abnormal the ratio of T1 and T2 lymphocytes. A shift toward T1 may be associated with Hashimotos.

Symptoms

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are quite variable, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency and of course one’s constitutional make-up. But in most cases, symptoms tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years. They typically include any or all of the following:

Chronic fatigue, weight gain, depression, low blood pressure, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesias, bradycardia, elevated LDL- cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, hoarseness, constipation, headache, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, swollen face, menorrhagia (heavy and prolonged menstruation), cramps, memory loss, visual problems, infertility and hair loss.

Ayurvedic Perspective on Hypothyroidism

Galaganda

There is no direct mention of the thyroid gland in Ayurveda. But a disease by the name galaganda is mentioned in various samhitas. The earliest description of neck swelling is found in the atharvaveda by the name apachi (a non-suppurative swelling in the neck, axilla, or groin). Charaka first described the disease as one of the 20 varieties of sleshma (kaphaja) vikaras (disease). Sushruta explicitly wrote that out of seven layers of the skin, the sixth layer, Rohini, is galaganda rogadhistana-(Su.Sa.IV/4). In the nidana sthana he describes galaganda as two encapsulated small or big swellings in the anterior angle of the neck, which hang like a scrotum (Su.Ni.XI), whereas Charaka describes galaganda as solitary swelling (Ch.Ch.XI).

The etiological factors in galaganda include climatic conditions, water supply, dietary conditions and other surroundings. Sushruta stated that rivers flowing towards east might give rise to the occurrence of galaganda. Bhela states that galaganda is more common in prachya desa (eastern part) of the country. Harita samhitakara described the role of dustambu (contaminated water) in the precipitation of galaganda. Kashyapa samhita says that any part of the country which is cold, damp, with densely grown long trees, water stagnation and heavy rains may promote the development of galaganda.

From the above descriptions it is tempting to associate galaganda can be with goiter (abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland) or some type of neck tumor, where thyroid functions may or may not be compromised. But hypothyroidism is not just a localized disease. It has many symptoms related to many systems of the body. None of these manifestations are mentioned in the ancient texts. Thus it is probably inaccurate to draw a parallel between hypothyroidism and galaganda.

Ayurvedic Treatment

According to modern Ayurvedic therapeutic science, a decrease or increase in the normal working of thyroid gland results in the ailments of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, respectively. Like all nija rogas (internally caused diseases), the root cause of hypothyroidism is a disequilibrium of the doshas. There is in general vitiation in the Kapha dosha and Pitta dosha (water and fire body humors).  Ayurveda teaches that thyroid disease is affected by diet and lifestyle discrepancies which further promote the doshic imbalance.

Diseases are classified in Ayurveda as either Sukhasadhya, Kruchrasadhya, Yapya or Asadhya. Sukhasadhya diseases, can be easily cured. Kruchrasadhya diseases are difficult to cure. Yapya diseases recur when the treatment is stopped and Asadhya signifies those diseases that are incurable. Ayurveda considers most forms of hypothyroidism a yapya disease.

Thyroid Therapy

Ayurveda therapy for thyroid disease is a holistic and supportive therapy that aims to correct the doshic imbalance and hence the flawed function of the thyroid gland. Therapy includes the recommendation of herbal medicines principally for dosha balance and to some extent specifically to promote thyroid function, dietary guidance, and lifestyle recommendations.

Thyroid Medicines

No dosages or methods of preparation are given to emphasize the absolute requirement for an Ayurvedic physician to prescribe these medicines.

Single medicines include: Kanchanara leaves, Guggulu oleoresin, Ashwagandha root, Brahmi leaves, Punarnava leaves.

Compound medicines include Kanchanar Guggulu, Punarnava mandoor*, Ashwagandharishta, Amritadhaya taila and Mahayogaraj guggulu**.

All medicines for hypothyroidism need to be taken under the supervision of an experienced Ayurvedic physician (Vaidya). Also, as these thyroid medicines help in regulating metabolism as well as detoxifying the body, you may need to increase your water intake and include a bland diet along with taking medicines meant for thyroid balancing.

* contains ferric oxide (iron) and is used only if there is accompanying anemia. **contains mercuric sulfide, tin oxide, ferric oxide, ferrous silicate, and silver oxide.

Hypothyroid Diet and Lifestyle Guidance

  • Assuming there is no food intolerance or lactase deficiency one can consume milk and milk products. Also rice, barley, green grams, Bengalgram (chaana dal), sugarcane juice, cucumber and fruits and vegetables which are pittakapha ahara (reduce both pitta and kapha, (see diets on our website)
  • Restrict the salty and sour tastes in your diet.
  • Ayurveda acknowledges the benefit of specific Yoga asanas and pranayama (breathing techniques) in the management of hypothyroidism. These asanas include:

Yogamudrasana Yoganidrasana Halasana Sarvangasana Suryanamaskar  Suptavajrasana Matasyasasna

  • Pranayama techniques of Jalandhar bhanda and Ujjayi Pranayaam

Iodine is a controversial subject for hypothyroid patients. One of the most classic signs of iodine deficiency is an enlarged thyroid gland and goiter: conversely, people with Hashimoto’s disease often develop goiter that can be aggravated by supplementing with additional iodine, especially in large doses.

Iodine is found in shellfish, seaweed, deep-water fish and certain vegetables, including: garlic, chard, spinach, and mustard and turnip greens, lima beans, sesame seeds, and soybeans. The iodine content in food does not seem to aggravate a Hashimoto’s thyroid in the same way as it does when administered in supplements, but it is still prudent not to consume these items in large quantities.

Selenium deficiency is also a preventable environmental factor in Hashimoto’s disease. The recommended daily allowance of selenium is normally 55 mcg (micrograms), but for Hashimoto’s patients it is reasonable to increase this to 200 mcg daily either through the diet or supplementation. Selenium foods (mcg/per serving) include: brazil nuts (540!), most salt-water fish (50-90), shellfish (50-60), mushrooms (15-20), meats (20-30), poultry (30), eggs (10), and whole grains (20-25).

As we all are constitutionally, metabolically, and genetically different, with we will respond to standard Ayurvedic treatments in idiosyncratic ways. Therefore the therapeutic approach to any disease or condition is always individually formulated.

 

Reprinted with authors permission.

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