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#61 thorova

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:41 AM

I wish "they" (????) would finally find something to properly adjust the imbalance I believe I have in my gut flora. I think the problem lies right in my sigmoid colon...

 

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...that's where everything seems to slow down. I can't just woosh it out, like in the good ol' days. I'm thinking when someone finally figures out how to readjust it properly it's going to be a simple procedure of sorts, like adding something to a enema that either kills some of the gut flora or perhaps adds to it. I'm thinking some of mine need to be killed off, but don't know for certain - it's either too much or too little. Who knows? Regardless, "high hopes, one day."

 

 

Hello flossy!

Thank you for telling me about this thread! Anyways, I think I'm having the very same problem - I have a feeling that my problems are primarily located in the sigmoid colon. I've read here that you guys think it has lots to do with gut bacteria - have you tried SIBO diet or sth like that? I'm thinking of trying it to see what happens... 


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:48 AM

 

 

Hello flossy!

Thank you for telling me about this thread! Anyways, I think I'm having the very same problem - I have a feeling that my problems are primarily located in the sigmoid colon. I've read here that you guys think it has lots to do with gut bacteria - have you tried SIBO diet or sth like that? I'm thinking of trying it to see what happens... 

 

Hi thorova -

 

No, I never tried the SIBO diet. I avoid milk, whole wheat & extra fiber, but pretty much no matter what? I'm still constipated. (Intestinal Formula # 1 helps with that a lot though.)



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

 

Hi thorova -

 

No, I never tried the SIBO diet. I avoid milk, whole wheat & extra fiber, but pretty much no matter what? I'm still constipated. (Intestinal Formula # 1 helps with that a lot though.)

Hello Flossy;

I have recently been using Intestinal Formula #1, and it seems to be working. However I find that its almost impossible to stay hydrated while on it. Do you have any advice to prevent dehydration ?   If I take just one pill per day, I get diarrhea, and feel terrible for most of the morning, until I slowly rehydrate and then feel okay by around 2 or  3 pm. Are your BMs very loose, or are the reasonably normal ?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

Hello Flossy;

I have recently been using Intestinal Formula #1, and it seems to be working. However I find that its almost impossible to stay hydrated while on it. Do you have any advice to prevent dehydration ?   If I take just one pill per day, I get diarrhea, and feel terrible for most of the morning, until I slowly rehydrate and then feel okay by around 2 or  3 pm. Are your BMs very loose, or are the reasonably normal ?

 

 

I drink water throughout the day, but not a lot. I've noticed that I'm a lot thirstier in the mornings and after my first BM. I really don't think we risk being dehydrated, but my mouth is a bit dry during those timeframe(s).

 

I experimented with the dose for a long time, my BM's are normal in consistency. 

 

Are you taking the Intestinal Formula # 1 or the Intestinal Formula # 1 maximum strength?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:54 PM

 

 

I drink water throughout the day, but not a lot. I've noticed that I'm a lot thirstier in the mornings and after my first BM. I really don't think we risk being dehydrated, but my mouth is a bit dry during those timeframe(s).

 

I experimented with the dose for a long time, my BM's are normal in consistency. 

 

Are you taking the Intestinal Formula # 1 or the Intestinal Formula # 1 maximum strength?

I'm taking the intestinal Formula #1 regular strength. I'm basically a 52 year old newbie to constipation. Ive only been having this issue with constipation for about 2 months, but I'm pretty sure that I'm in it for the long haul. Gastros recommended  Miralax and metamucil,  but they don't do anything for me. I take them, and wait a few days, and then get really anxious, because I feel myself getting backed up. Finally, I go back to the IF #1. It usually clears everything out after another 12 to 15 hrs. Its not a healthy BM though. It's  basically diarrhea. It provides relief, but I'm worried that I'm already dependent on it.  I also ordered the Intestinal Formula #3.  It's supposed to be milder. Hopefully that's true. Its a liquid. Have you tried it ?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

I'm taking the intestinal Formula #1 regular strength. I'm basically a 52 year old newbie to constipation. Ive only been having this issue with constipation for about 2 months, but I'm pretty sure that I'm in it for the long haul. Gastros recommended  Miralax and metamucil,  but they don't do anything for me. I take them, and wait a few days, and then get really anxious, because I feel myself getting backed up. Finally, I go back to the IF #1. It usually clears everything out after another 12 to 15 hrs. Its not a healthy BM though. It's  basically diarrhea. It provides relief, but I'm worried that I'm already dependent on it.  I also ordered the Intestinal Formula #3.  It's supposed to be milder. Hopefully that's true. Its a liquid. Have you tried it ?

 

No, I never tried that but that sounds like something you should definitely try because of what you said (it's milder). 

 

If one I.F. # 1 give you diarrhea, have you ever tried just senna pills and/or docusate sodium (aka stool softener) instead? They are both inexpensive. Aloe pills MIGHT work too. (I take them just so my intestines don't feel so clumpy all the time, but I don't think they help with my actual constipation.)

 

That's something you only need one pill! Seriously? Wow! I take one I.F. # 1 regular strength and one I.F. # 1 maximum strength every day or I'm screwed. (I think one max strength is equal to 4 regular strength pills.)

 

If chronic constipation runs in your family, you may very well be in it for the long haul. It seems like that's the way it goes with most IBS sufferers. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

Anal update:

 

I had salad for 3 or 4 days in a row a few days ago, with my meals. Yesterday? I had six BM's before 10 am. wacko.png Holy Toledo! That's WAY too many. My body simply can't handle a lot of healthy (raw/uncooked) foods. Health food and bad genetics is what gave me IBS-C in the first place.

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:20 AM

Hi , using this thread to post my experiences with IBS . I am 43 year old male from South India .

 

I have had IBS-C symptoms since 2010  -however did not know at the moment it was a functional GI disorder.

 

got following tests done based on GI recommendation in 2016

 

  • Blood tests -normal (ESR -normal) 
  • Upper Endoscopy - No problem detected (Jan 2016) 
  •  Colonoscopy - no problem detected (April 2016)
  •  CT Scan of whole Abdomen - November 2016 Impression of CT scan by Colo-rectal surgeon -> Mild splenomegaly, mild crowning of bowel loops in central abdomen . (? related to adhesion)
  •   MR defecogram ( November 2016) 

   MRI study of pelvis shows : Possible puborecctalis hypertonicity /Spastic perineum syndrome

 

Suggested Clinical correlation.

 

Treatments I have tried so far but un-successful in treating IBS include   : (please note these are my personal experiences not necessarily general outcome ,guess depends on a person to person basis )

 

1) Acupuncture   - 10 sessions  - No improvement 

 

  • Acupressure needles pinned to following reflex points 

 

Liv3, St44, Sp6, St36, GB34, Ren6, Ren10, Sp15, Yintang, LI11, LI4, TW6

 

2) Ayurvedic -  4 different Ayurvedic doctors - No systemic improvement (was able to manage symptoms on day to day basis)

 

Taken few Ayurvedic herbal medicines on daily basis. 

 

 

3)  Herbal  - Took DR Schulze's  Intestinal Formula 1  Temporary relief -No systematic  improvement  ,was able to manage symptoms better 

 

( I need to import this medicine from US -one of my friend in CA bought this and couriered to me ) 

 

Taken only one dosage of 90 tablets - Was difficult to import medicine this way so gave up after 1 usage .

 

http://www.ibsgroup....-can-recommend/

 

 

https://www.herbdoc....-formula-1.html

 

 

4)Kalari Marma Therapy -Work in progress 

 

Currently working on Kalari Marma Therapy - Massage treatment using Kalari Marma points (by Kalari Master from Kerala) 

 

 

http://www.ayurveday...crets-of-marma/

 

 

5) Pre/Pro biotics -No systematic  improvement ,was able to manage symptoms better 

 

Tried various with differing results 

 

 

https://www.scitechn...ransit-iCFw.pdf

 

Mainly Danone -its available widely in this part of the world.

 

6)  Organic food supplements/medicines - No systematic  improvement  (was able to mitigate bloating etc) 

 

 

 

https://www.organici...relief-150.html

 

http://www.organicindia.com/

 

https://us.organicindia.com/products

 

 

7) Others -Magnesium oxide supplements  No systematic  improvement  (was able to mitigate bloating etc) 

 

Tried 

http://www.amazon.in...thvit magnesium

 

 

Took bowel care and Triphala capsules 

 

8) Kettle Bell- Bought 8 KG Kettle Bell ,tryiing out few exercises (Work in progress)

 

 

https://solvingtheib...-minutes-a-day/

 

Got this video :

 

 

Should try the "Squat" to see if this improves symptoms !

 

9) Frequencies -Keep listening once in while every day - sometimes feeling relief (though temporary)

 

Some frequencies when listed to will help healing 

 

1) Bi-Natural beats

2) Schumann resonance

3) RIFE frequencies 

4) Isochronic tones 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFcWe638drM&t=1242s

 

https://youtu.be/BJ9pkEiI4OQ

 

 

https://youtu.be/yf7szp7htHg

 

https://youtu.be/0pW...tJzEIh04Br_0PFR

 

https://youtu.be/wcv107HfHEc

 

https://youtu.be/omjbbaUNKXY

 

 

10) Yoga and Mudras  - Doing randomly -need to practice consistently and often to measure outcome 

 

 

https://www.artofliv...ss/yoga-for-ibs

 

http://ayurvedayogas...yoga-mudras.asp

 

https://www.complete...-for-irritable/

 

http://www.acupressure.com/  (Dr Michael Reed Gach) - Very useful information & tips.

 

 

11) Digestive Tracker 

 

I also pre-ordered following digestive tracker -waiting for delivery in August 2017

 

https://foodmarble.com/preorder/

 

https://foodmarble.com/

 

https://foodmarble.com/#how-it-works

 

Hopething this tracker makes quality of life better day-on-day 

 

 

 

Hope this info helps . Lets hope one day we have a "Magic pill" that cures IBS once for all & relieve us from suffering smile.png


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

Good post, buddy & good luck with it all.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:07 AM

Thanks Flossy 

 

12) Gut flora improvement -Pre& Pro -biotics

 

Was taking Pro-biotics on and off  ,planning to make sure I take consistently to see if this really improves IBS symptoms

 

Couple of you tube video ,found interesting - sharing below

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/HIYZGKSoQzw

 

 

Youtube  -Frequencies 

 

https://youtu.be/iacJpJ51lPc

 

https://youtu.be/S3Rhx-sWENI

 

Restore Healthy Gut Flora / Bacteria Fast! Probiotics Subliminal Hypnosis Binaural Beat Meditation

 

https://youtu.be/iacJpJ51lPc

 

Healthy Stomach Colon Pancreas Bladder Liver Nervous System Binaural Isochronic Hypnosis

 

https://youtu.be/lxI...t=RDlxINkRv1yyM

 

62.50 hz Relief from Fatty liver, Intestinal problems - Isochronic & Binaural

 

 

https://youtu.be/CAjsXTwwKKQ

 

Below excerpt copied and pasted from above youtube video -below

 

0.78 hz Intestinal Problems, Obstruction - Relief - [Brainwave Entrainment] - Isochronic 

 

Published on Jan 7, 2015

0.78 hz Binaural. 
Associated with Intestinal. Detox (Toxin exctraction) Relief from: Adverse Drug Reaction, Diffuse Myofascial Pain, Hypertension, Intestinal diseases, Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia, Intestinal Obstruction, Intestinal Polyp, Idiopathic Environmental Allergy, Fractures bones, Fatty liver, Fibromyalgia, Leucine Metabolism Disorders, Listeria infections, Multiple chemical sensitivity, Myocardial infarction, Neuroblastoma, Nephritis hereditary, Nephrotic Syndrome, Neuroblastoma, Paraphilias, Rheumatism Muscular, Serotonin Syndrom, Urinary Bladder Diseases, Urination Disorders, Virus (general).

Intestinal Diseases, Relief - other frequencies: 0.05, 0.52, 0.78, 7.50, 8.00, 55.68, 225.23, 533.63, 652.43, 781.00 hz.

Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia: that disease related to this frequency means, that this frequency of 0.78 hz is connected to the Peristalsis, which propels ball of food through its tube like earthworms do a similar movement. So in sight of all the connection to this bowel muscle and its rythmic order , it may be a very useful frequency after heavy meals or having not much physical exercise to support bowel while sitting sunken on a seat whole time , working or gaming sitting in front of a table.
Other frequencies to "Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia": 0.05, 0.52, 0.78, 7.50, 8.00, 32.50, 62.50, 125.68, 250.00, 376.29hz. 

Fatty liver, 62.50 hz video: https://www.youtube....atch?v=lxINk...

 

 

13)  Had 21 days kalari Marma therapy just finished last thursday 

 

See below link and details - Kalari was pre-cusor to present day Marial arts but also used for healing .

 

Mainly following therapys

 

1) Kalari Uzhichal  - Massage using hands

2) Kachcha Thirumm -Massage using legs

3) Kizhi - concoted decotion of herbs in a bag applied all over body (hot) 

 

above are given to specific marma points 

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http://www.ayurveday...crets-of-marma/

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/0940985594

 

 

http://www.ayurvedat...kalari-chikitsa

 

 

Traditional Kalari Treatments or Kalari Chikitsa


This medicinal system was originally developed by
kalari masters in order to heal battle related injuries,
as well as to improve their students fighting  abilities.
Nowadays, kalarichikitsa can be applied to help a
wider range of people achieve good health. Specializing
in neuro-muscular (sciatica, spondylosis, etc.), and skeletal
disorders (sprains, fractures, dislocations,etc.) the treatments
also help one to reach beyond one's psycho-physical  limitations
and are particular  suitable for  kalari practitioners, but also for
athletes, dancers, and stage performers.
The therapy is based on the precise knowledge of the body's energetic channels (nadis) and vital spots (marmas), the wide selection of medicines, usually homemade by the Gurukkal, is entirely organic. Thailam, or oils, medicated with leaves, roots, barks, and even dairy products can be applied externally by massage, or taken internally. Numerous internal medicines are also available: churnam (powders), kashayam (decoctions), gritham (medicated ghee), etc.Uzhichil, the full body massage system executed by the practitioner with his hands and feet, is unique to kalarippayatt. It is a very powerful treatment, which requires patient and therapist to follow a strict regimen during the whole course. It can relieve serious back problems, and also increase flexibility, stimulate the flow of vital energy, and develop mental sharpness. The treatment is given by the therapist suspending his weight from ropes overhead, and applying pressure with long strokes of the soles of his feet, after the patient's body has been prepared with specially medicated oil. He also makes use of strokes with his hands, as well as some manipulation of the joints and limbs.




Traditional Kalari Treatments



The training of a student to become a master includes the training in Ayurveda and in locating the vital points of the body. A Kalari Guru is not only a trained movement artist but also a professional in Marma Chikilsa for treating  general ailments and injuries happening while the training of Kalaripayattu. Kalari has developed a traditional orthopedic system which is widely popular all over the states, especially for the setting of displaced bones. Different types of Oils, pastes, herbs etc are used only by Kalari masters to treat muscle and bone injuries.



Kalari Uzhichal ( Massage Therapy)



The initial stage of preparation of a warrior in Kalaripayatt  is based on medicated  oil massage known as  Uzhichal. The Ayurvedic tradition of Susrutha says that diseases are afraid of approaching a body, which has been foot-massaged, just like animals in the sight of a lion.

Kalari massage is a traditional massage,  using  hand and feet by applying appropriate pressure on vital parts of the human body. It is a full body massage with medicated oil to stimulate the Marma points on the body.

Kalari massage helps the body in attaining a healthy constitution with flexibility, nimbleness and suppleness. It also enables proper blood circulation and easy maneuverability of the body for twisting and turning. Kalari massage relieves various aches like back pain, stiffness, dislocations, and injuries and also stimulates various bodily organs and systems.



Kalari - Marma Chikilsa (Treatment)



Kalari Marma Treatments  at Nithya Chaithanya Kalari is performed by Sh. Murugan Vaidyan who is the master in Kalaripayattu and Taekwon-Do.

Kalari - Marma Chikilsa mainly treats injuries like wound, fractures etc. Marma Chikilsa is mainly performed by  a Gurukal  who knows  about the vital (marma) spots on human body. There are total 108 Marma points in the body in which 64 are considered as deadly points. These points could be used to heel or to harm. If these points are pierced hard, it could result in trauma or even death.


Benefits of Kalari Treatment


10 BENEFITS WHICH CAN BE ACHIEVED FROM THIS TREATMENT :-
Muscle spasm or back tension and Clear troublesome emotions and psychological blocks
Sports people, dancers, body builders, martial arts practitioners and performers who need to keep their bodies supple and in tiptop condition.
Business people who are also asked to perform with demanding schedules and little time to exercise who need to maintain their energy levels and remain focused
Improve body image and encourages you to foster a sense of acceptance of your body
Stimulate the three circulatory systems of the body covering the back and front of the body, every muscle and ligament. The lymph system is the most directly affected creating a detoxifying effect and leaving the client feeling rejuvenated.
The deep kneading action alleviates fluid retention and aids in the breakdown of cellulite
Alleviate the effects of strong exercise such as stiffness and aches and pains
Relieves the deep seated tension that people have often learned to live with
Links mental and physical aspects of the body. This integration encourages self-expression, extends the capacity for mental concentration and cultivates energy and inspiration. These are the ingredients for fulfilling potential in all areas of our lives
Deepens the breathing pattern.



Kalari Marma Chikitsa (Traditional classical treatment based on vital points of the body)


This is one of the most ancient treatment system based on the vital points of the body and it evolved along with the development of martial arts which was essential to keep the country’s freedom at that time and all the times where more injuries and casualties were happened. The masters of the Kalari (the combat training school) were good physicians too. They developed a scientific and systematic treatment stream and preserved it through their disciples. As any injury to marma is very dangerous, the Kalari Physicians transferred this knowledge very confidentially and still continues the system.
Raksha Thirummu – Massage with hands and feet for treating different ailments along with internal medications

Kachcha Thirummu – Massage with feet for vigor, vitality, strength and flexibility. For martial artists, sports persons, dancers, etc.

Sukha Thirummu – Massage for relaxation and rejuvenation for normal persons without diseases



Kalari Massage and Ayurvedic Treatment



Kalari treatment is a specialised Ayurvedic treatment most suited for  arthritis, rheumatic diseases, backpains, spondilytis, muscular injuries, energy loss, sprains, dislocations, joint paints, disc prolapse correction, paralytic stroke, etc. Kalari Gurrakkal knowledgeable in human anatomy and marma, the vital parts of body effectively detects and cures such damages.

Kalari treatment is done using medicated oils, pastes and tonics specially prepared in Kalari from herbs, leaves and natural oils after diagnosing the sickness and the psyche of the patient.



Special Treatments



Shiro Dhara ( Duration - 7 to 21 days )
Medicated oil is poured slowly over the forehead. Shiro Dhara is highly beneficial in treating headaches, mental tension, Insomnia, Stress and disorders of the central nervous system. Medicated oil is also poured onto the body, which is beneficial in curing neuromuscular disorders, rheumatism and general debility.
Pizhichil (Duration - 7 to 21 days)
A piece of cotton is soaked in medicated oil, squeezed and poured over the body. This is highly beneficial in curing spondylitis, hemiplegia, and arthritis. It is immensely rejuvenative.
Navarakkizhi (Duration - 7 to 21 days)
This is a massage treatment using a bundle of cooked rice. It is a great revitaliser particularly useful in emaciated conditions like muscular degeneration associated with neuromuscular disorders, rheumatism, burning sensation of the body etc.
Shirovasti (Duration - 7 days)
Medicated oil is poured into a tall leather cap that retains the oil on the head. This cures headaches, hairfall, and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
Kizhi (Duration - 7 to 21 days)
A cloth bundle containing medicinal leaves and powders is used to massage the body. It is useful in muscular - skeletal disorders, other degenerative disorders and neurological problems. It boosts blood circulation and infuses brightness and vigor.
This ancient and time - tested system of healing is on a path of revival with that of medication and yoga. The inherent beauty of these various process are that it is not imposed up on anybody but a resource to be drawn upon freely and to used according to the unique needs of the individual in his or her particular environment. Our task is to work continuously towards completeness. Completeness of body mind and spirit. Let it be through Ayurveda..




Different Kalari Treatment

The different treatment methods used in Kalari Chikitsa are

1. Uzhichil - It is a complete system, which rejuvenates the nervous and muscular systems of the body and stimulates the blood circulation. Uzhichil is the systematic application of pressure on the muscles according to their structure, at the same time stimulating the nervous stem and the circulatory system. This is done by oiling and massaging the various parts of the body. The practice helps in preparing a healthy body for Kalarippayattu training. It can also enhance the general fitness of a common man. The oil used for Uzhichil depends upon the Prakrutham or physical nature of the person. In general cases, a specially prepared Mukkoott oil is used.

Uzhichil is of two types- one with the hands (Kaiuzhichil) for children, old and people of light build and the other with the feet (Chavuttiuzhichil) for young and healthy persons. Uzhichil is always done so as to minimize the pressure on the heart and on the nerves to the heart, massaging from the waist downwards and upwards to the upper part of the body. The pressure and the force of massage is increased day by day till the 4th and then reduced so as to reach the minimum again on the 7th day. The massage is also done for the face and the head.

2. Kizhithirummu - In this method, specially prepared herbs and leaves are bundled in a cloth bag, known as Kizhi. This Kizhi is dipped into a Thailam (Medicated oil) the temperature of which is determined according to the physique of the patient. The combination of the oil also changes depending on the nature. The Kizhi is applied with certain pressure on the body where there is pain and swelling. Kizhithirummu is very effective in treating osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. This is also useful to treat age-old bruises and disorders. Njavarakizhi, a particular type of Kizhi is used to stimulate the nerves and to strengthen the muscles. Njavara, a kind of paddy having medicinal properties is boiled in Kashayam (medicinal decoction) and the Kizhi is made with this boiled Njavara. The Kizhi is dipped in a mixture of milk and medicinal decoction and is applied all over the body.

3. Nasyam - It is a method of Kalari Chikitsa where the medicated oils are administered through the nose. 'This treatment is effective for sinusitis and other ENT infections.


Kalari and Orthopedics



Kalari has also developed a traditional orthopedic system, which is popular all over the state especially for the setting of displaced or fractured bones and neurological complaints. Here too traditional medical preparations like the herbs, barks and leaves of plants locally available constitute the major ingredients. These medicines are pulverized and made into a paste by adding oil, ghee or white of an egg and put around the area of bone setting. After placing the bones in correct position, twigs will be used as a support to effect immobilization.

The common medicated oil used in Kalari therapy is Murivenna (oil for wounds), which is a traditional folk preparation. An analysis of the medicine used in the Kalari for bone setting and massage will show that the Kalari master of the olden times were influenced by the folk medical knowledge, Ayurveda and siddha medicine.



Who needs Kalari Therapy?



The different categories of people mentioned below can benefit tremendously from Kalari Therapy -
Persons who drive vehicles on a regular basis.
Persons who are engaged in jobs that require minimal movement. (Usually seated).
Persons engaged in adventure sports and games.
I.T. Professionals who are at the risk of constantly being exposed to radiation from electronic gadgets and equipments.
Persons who travel extensively.
Persons suffering from mental and physical stress.

Kalari Therapy helps to check and set right damages, injuries or health blocks that happen to the human body. Kalari Therapy makes the body pliable and supple. It helps to reduce and curb all physical discomfort that can affect the body.



Diseases that can be treated by Kalari Therapy



There are certain diseases that have the best treatments in Kalari Therapy. Kalari Therapy is best suited for -
Arthritis (64 types)
Migraine (which is of 6 types)
Back pain
Disc prolepsis
Spinal chord disorder
Joint problems affecting knees, elbows, shoulders
Back pain, hip pain, menopause and postnatal discomforts in women



Marma & Kalari Treatment


As per Kalari system there are 108 vulnerable parts or marma points in a humanbody and out of these 12 points are considered tobe most dangerous. They are called ‘Padu Marma’. The master or Sri Buddha Institute of Martial Arts is an expert in Marma. He can make a cock, a goat or any other animals in an unconscious state with a simple hit in the Marma point. With another hit the cock will be in conscious level without any harm.

In our martial school Back pain Treatment, Marma Treatment, Massage etc. are done with ease.
Back Pain Treatment: We are proud to announce that we have completely cured a number of patients, suffering from, severe back pain. Most of them approached us after undergoing many other systems of treatment for years. The useful period of treatment is around 12 days and the progress is visible even from the third day. We are using specially medicated oils for the back pain treatment.
Marma Treatment: Marma Treatment is a science of life in its entirety, primarily focussing on leading a healthy life. The definition of health according to this method of treatment encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual planes of life. The marma treatment which identifies the vital points (marmas) in the body for suitable pressing and nudging to correct muscular and neurological problems.
Our Master Dr. Suchith has written a book on the science of marma - ‘Marma Sastra’. The preface of the book is given by the most revered member of Travancore Royal Family His Highness Sree Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, in which he has praised the efforts done by Dr. Suchith and Sri Buddha Institute of Martial Arts in the field of Marma Treatment.
The Massage: Here, we are doing both styles of massage Kai Uzhichil (massage with hands) and Chavitty Uzhichil (massage with legs). The massage restores energy, reduces stress and strain, relieves body aches, improves complexion and skin texture and gives a healthy and euphoric feeling. The chronic illness due to back pain, spondylosis, rheumatism, arthritis etc, can be relieved to a great extent with this treatment.
Kizhi, Dhara & Pizhichil: Kizhi, a cloth pouch filled with medicine, heated in boiled oil is applied on the body. Kizhi is useful in removing swells and for the treatment of rehumatism, back pain etc.
Dhara is a method of treatment by pouring warm medicated oil on different parts of the body and head using a particular equipment. Dhara is divided into three-

Moordhania Dhara (Dhara done on head)
Sarvanga Dhara (on the whole body)
Ekanga Dhara (on any particular part of body)
Pizhichil: Pizhichil is similar to Dhara, but no equipment is used, it is done by hand.

 

 

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

My father, who is 81 years old, is getting constipated now. Yesterday I got a pill dispenser, you know one of those '7 days of the week pill' holders? And put in some stool softener pills in for him and magnesium so he'll remember to take them. (His memory is not too good anymore.)

 

I asked him yesterday if he wanted me to put it on his dining room table where he always eats, so he'll remember to take them WITH A MEAL (he always complains about pills getting stuck in his throat).

 

He told me no. As it turns out he took ONE stool softener pill last night before he went to bed (and not with a meal) and said he tasted it for two hours after that, so he's probably not going to take them anymore.

 

Oh, how this pissed me off. I give up.

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:50 AM

 

I would say yes, I.F. # 1 would help with slow transit, I think it has stimulant laxatives in it. (I'm thinking I have slow transit too, when I don't take anything to help me go.)

 

You know opioids also cause (WHAT ELSE) constipation, yes? You might want to consider surgery to "make that runway clear" down there! They might be able to fix it with just rubber band ligation. I know when I had hemorrhoids it made going to the bathroom harder than usual.

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whats the difference between IBS and STC -in terms of day to day symptoms .I am beginning to think I  have STC .how do we heal?



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:54 AM

Found few videos about pelvic floor

 

 



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

Hi Flossy 

 

whats the difference between IBS and STC -in terms of day to day symptoms .I am beginning to think I  have STC .how do we heal?

 

I don't know the difference but I'm thinking a lot of us who have IBS-C probably also have slow transit constipation? That is, everything just moves through us too slowly... due to (what else?) constipation. 

 

As long as I take I.F. # 1, my transit time seems good, but when I didn't take anything? Everything moved rather slowly. 

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM

 

I don't know the difference but I'm thinking a lot of us who have IBS-C probably also have slow transit constipation? That is, everything just moves through us too slowly... due to (what else?) constipation. 

 

As long as I take I.F. # 1, my transit time seems good, but when I didn't take anything? Everything moved rather slowly. 

 

...That's the best I can do! tongue.png

 

 

Thanks Flossy , think its the case IBS-C ->STC connection . IF#1 seems to be gift to clear this out  get "normal" Transit time.

 

Way 10-15 years we didnt have to even bother with these terms and took a clean poop a day for granted. Not any longer :(

 



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

 

I don't know the difference but I'm thinking a lot of us who have IBS-C probably also have slow transit constipation? That is, everything just moves through us too slowly... due to (what else?) constipation. 

 

As long as I take I.F. # 1, my transit time seems good, but when I didn't take anything? Everything moved rather slowly. 

 

...That's the best I can do! tongue.png

 

Exercise - specifically brisk walk - every day for atleast 30 min to an hour - I have been highly recommended this to help improve transit time - and I second that - it has a positive effect at the very least. 

 

Every IBS-C must do this I feel. It helps for sure.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

 

Exercise - specifically brisk walk - every day for atleast 30 min to an hour - I have been highly recommended this to help improve transit time - and I second that - it has a positive effect at the very least. 

 

Every IBS-C must do this I feel. It helps for sure.

 

I think I answered this in another thread that you posted, but I already walk my dad's dog just about every day. It doesn't help my CC, but I'm glad it works for you.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:23 AM

Observations and suggestions to my fellow chronically constipated friends:

 

Hello everyone. I have been an active member here for a few years now and just wanted to pass along some pertinent information that I've learned about chronic constipation (or CC for short). I will be going over everything from the “just eat more fiber” theory to surgical procedures, and covering everything in-between that comes to mind. Keep in mind I'm gonna be honest here, and not sugarcoat stuff.

 

For those who are new here: Most doctors will suggest to eat more fiber to help with your constipation. I grudgingly agree that this should be tried first and foremost, and if it works consider yourselves off the hook. Honestly? You people are really lucky. But if that doesn't work? This is very common with the CC crowd. If that is the case try no extra fiber at all. I'd say about 80 to 90% of us here find more fiber, both soluble and insoluble, just makes us more constipated. Extra fiber is out of the question for me. I took a doctor-recommended fiber supplement for awhile and it was like trying to pass tree branches, in slow motion. Screw that. So again, if after a few days extra fiber doesn't work, try NO EXTRA FIBER at all. Zilch. Easy enough?

 

You can also try drinking more water, but for me? Drinking more water did nothing for my constipation and just made me pee more. Not good when you're at work all day. In theory lots of water should probably help, but for a lot of us it doesn't do squat (no pun intended).

 

If you have been chronically constipated for some time now I think it's important to get a colonoscopy, to check for things like blockage, diverticulitis, certain types of cancer(s), whatnot. If you get put to sleep for the procedure your colonoscopy should be a breeze. Did you hear what I just said? I said if you get put to sleep for the procedure your colonoscopy should be a breeze. I'm not exaggerating. Always ask BEFORE making an appointment if they put you to sleep or just put you on twilight drugs. If they use just twilight drugs? Call someone else, as it's much better to be out for the procedure. It should be easy that way, believe it or not.

 

Now to the actual bowel moving process: I think it's a very good idea to wait until the very last minute (if not second!) to go. Sitting on the toilet and trying to go is not a good idea at all. Good way to get hemorrhoids, or to make them even worse. I also think waiting until you can't wait any longer to go is a good idea because one gets better evacuation that way.

 

Very important: If you're currently not taking a supplement every day to help you go to the bathroom, you really, really should. Sad to say but chronic constipation rarely goes away on its own. DON'T BE STUPID, find something that works and take it every day. I tried to tough it out for a long time – probably a year or two - and got horrible hemorrhoids (grade 4, the worst you can get) from trying to go, as nothing much would move inside me. I've had two hemorrhoidectomies because of this....

 

http://www.ibsgroup....morrhoidectomy/

 

….and believe me, they ain't fun. (Yes, painful.) So once again I STRONGLY suggest you find something that works and take it regularly - that means EVERY DAY. Don't skip days. I've tried just about everything.....

 

http://www.ibsgroup....-can-recommend/

 

…..and normally take & recommend Dr. Schulze's Intestinal Formula # 1 (I take 2 or 3 regular strength pills and 1 maximum strength daily). And no, I'm not paid to plug it. I'm coming up on two years of using it now. It's all herbal and the formula is made by a real doctor.

 

Miralax is also popular for CC. For me? It works okay - I'd grade it about a 'C.' I prefer I.F. # 1. It just works better.

 

Of note: I think some of the people who get rectal prolapse also get it for the same reason I got bad hemorrhoids, so.... take something every day. I cannot stress this enough. DON'T BE STUPID.

 

Now you might be thinking, “'Fluffy,' don't you worry that by taking laxatives every day your intestines won't work right after awhile, or you'll get addicted to the laxatives?” ...Something of that nature. Honestly? NO. My intestines already don't work right and barring a miracle, probably never will again. It's the ugly truth. I told you I'm not going to sugar coat this. I don't mean to be a bummer but I've read very, very few success stories about CC. Usually? With the “I'm cured!” stories? They are still taking a supplement, something to help them go. If you still are taking a supplement and say that you're cured, you're really not cured. What you are is successfully treating your condition. Big difference. Cured means you eat & drink what you want. You're not constipated anymore. You have at least one regular BM per day. You don't take ANY supplements, pharmaceuticals, special drinks/whatnot at all to help you go. You poop like a normal person. You had IBS-C for a long time and now, for whatever reason, it's gone. That's cured. Capisce?

 

The sad truth is if more fiber and extra water don't cure your chronic constipation, then I am of the belief that actually being cured of CC is very much a rarity. Sorry folks, but it's the truth. Hopefully one day this will change.

 

Probiotics: You can try probiotics, but after trying a few different kinds I have found they just make me more constipated. I do NOT recommend them for IBS-C. You can sometimes find a few posters here who are CC and find probiotics beneficial, but for most of us? Probiotics = more constipation. Personally? I say screw probiotics. I think they're more for the IBS-D crowd, IMHO. Trouble is, probiotics sound like you should be taking them, don't they? But I say don't waste your money. Try Intestinal Formula # 1 instead.

 

Do not be surprised if you get really tired after your BM's, and thirsty as all hell. And cold. I always do. “Turn up the heat!!!” Chronic fatigue is a very common side-effect of CC (as is depression). I usually chew nicotine gum and take half a Sudafed a day for energy. I'd take ephedrine if I could, but it's banned here in the good ol' U.S. of A. Go figure. Ban something that is natural and push the pharmaceuticals on us. It's all big business. There isn't exactly any ephedrine lobbyists out there now, is there? Homey don't think so!

 

I think IBS is most often inherited. My mother has it and my younger sister has IBS-D. My mother's sister has it, her daughter has it (IBS-C) and so do both of my nieces (IBS-D). I was good until I hit about age 45, went on a health food kick and ate mostly a raw plant-based diet for about 3 months. I have never been the same since then. I remember telling my supervisor at work, “This health food is killing me!” It did. It tore my ass up. It ruined (messed up) my intestines, probably for good. 'Till death do us part?' (And yes, I eat regular foods now, but still have CC.)

 

I have read many stories here of people who do not want to use the restroom at work for their bowel movements. I used to be like this too, so much so I was giving myself enemas every morning before work to try to get as much ick out as possible. I almost always have incomplete evacuation (which is normal for those of us who are CC) and would have to go again sometimes at work. You know what? Get over it. GO AT WORK. Bring in something to read every time you go like a cell phone or magazine to get your mind off of it. Blast music into your ears if it helps you relax while you're going at work. Giving yourself enemas or trying to force yourself to go at home before work so you don't have to go while you're at work gets crazy. It's not good. (Much possible anxiety.) You should also sit down and have a brief but serious discussion with your employer and tell them you have IBS and will need to use the bathroom more often than most. I've brought a note in from my doctor at every place I've worked at since I've had CC.

 

Exercise: I regularly lift weights, have been for years. Exercise may help a tiny bit with CC, but for the most part it just helps one look & feel better. I definitely recommend exercising several times a week. Again, it probably won't help much with your constipation but it definitely helps elevate one's mood.

 

Is a cure really out there? I still think the best chance for an actual cure for CC is a fecal transplant, or FMT for short. The success rate is unknown and not high, but that's pretty much all we've got, folks. I've tried two myself, but both failed. I also did them incorrectly. You are supposed to either clear out your system completely (like before you go in for a colonoscopy), or take two or three antibiotics for quite awhile (up to a year) to kill your gut flora/bacteria/whatever's in there that there's too much of. I didn't know about that back then. Would I do it again, by myself? No. It's just too gross and hard to hold the fecal matter in for me. Also most FMT's, done properly, are done in a series; that being several times over a period of weeks/months. I would love to get the procedure(s) done in a clinical setting, like in a hospital, but our good ol' FDA banned them here in the U.S. for everything except C-diff. There isn't exactly any poop lobbyists out there now, is there? Homey don't think so! They'd rather have you on Linzess or Amitiza (which don't normally get too many positive reviews here - don't be surprised if you don't like them). Sad thing for me is the world famous Cleveland Clinic actually does FMT's for people with C-diff, but that's it, and their main hospital is about 13 miles away from me. A possible cure, right there, down the street from me.... but the FDA says no. (I wish I could cuss here.)

 

I also think IBS-C is harder to cure than IBS-D with fecal transplants. I was following a CC teenager's thread here with much enthusiasm, as he was giving himself FMT's. Then I heard a few months back he committed suicide. I didn't know him personally but obviously they didn't work. It bummed me out, but I don't blame him at all for ending his life. CC sucks. It makes your body out of whack. Is a cure really out there? I don't know anymore. So for now? I treat my condition the best way I can, with Intestinal Formula # 1.

 

I often wonder if someone with CC got a series of FMT's from someone who currently has IBS-D, would that have a better cure rate then just using someone fecal matter who has normal bowel movements? Yes, I'm saying use their diarrhea to even things out inside us. Just a theory, but perhaps it just might work?

 

I probably should add that I have never been formerly diagnosed with IBS-C, but I believe the root cause of my problem (and many others of us here) is an imbalance in our gut flora. Either an overgrowth or undergrowth of one of the many bacterium inside us. You'd think our brains would just say, “Hey... Wait a minute.... somethings not working right in there” and adjust itself/send signals down to our intestines so they'd fix themselves and run smoothly again, but sadly? No. This is just not the case. CC sometimes seems like a generational curse to me. But in reality, for me, it is simply a case of bad genetics/hereditary, and the result of eating so-called health food. Go figure.

 

I have read a few stories here of people who have MAJOR problems with their intestines and/or anal area. Supplements may work for the short-term, but after awhile? Nothing works. Some people get rectal prolapse, get surgery, then get rectal prolapse again. Some people are told they have twisted or narrow intestines.... Stuff like that. If it gets THAT bad, and for some it does, when nothing much wants to come out anymore no matter what, then one must consider surgical options. I know most of us don't like to think about getting a stoma/colostomy, but when you've tried everything, nothing seems to work anymore, you can barely function and your doctor says that is your best option, then you gotta do what you gotta do. There are also other surgical options that I'm not too familiar with, so that's all I'll say about that.

 

One last thing: Reproduction. Personally? My CC is bad enough that I will definitely think twice about ever getting someone pregnant. Unless Jesus comes down and personally commands me to reproduce with someone? I probably won't. Without daily supplements? I'm 110% screwed, probably till the day I die. This is just too bad a problem and I don't want to risk someone inheriting this. Obviously having CC and having a child doesn't guarantee that your kid will end up with the condition, but it's quite possible. I like to say almost everything – good and bad – is genetics/inherited. Remember, you could always adopt... Or buy a dog... or both.

 

Note: If a person who has IBS-C makes a baby with someone who has IBS-D, would they cancel each other out and have a child with normal, 'smooth running' intestines? (Hmmmmmm, I wonder!)

 

That's it folks, thanks for your time. Sorry I didn't have the answer to rid us of this problem once and for all. If you have any questions/comments you can post 'em here, on someone else's thread or you can always start your own thread if you want to. Don't be shy.

 

“We are all searching for that magic pill.” - Nuffa

 

Good luck to all!

Your constantly constipated cyber pal,

Flossy

 

P.S. My auto-correct recommended I use “cyber-sex” pal instead of cyber pal. Wouldn't that have changed my goodbye!?! tongue.png lol

 

 

I read this again today - scary stuff I must say flossy!

 

Why on earth did you avoid supplements for that long? 

 

You said your mother & grandmother both had diagnosed IBS-C and lived to 79 and 93 respectively...at what ages did they develop this problem i.e how long did they have to deal with it -were they on regular laxatives and for how long? How did they manage their condition specially in their old age? 

 

I still find it very hard to believe that this thing has a normal life expectancy...!  If it can cause hemorrhoids this bad - how does it not damage the rest of the colon internally? Torsion & Volvulus risks are another concern....the life expectancy facts must be incorrect I feel...

 

Wish you well buddy!



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:29 PM

 

 

I read this again today - scary stuff I must say flossy!

 

Why on earth did you avoid supplements for that long? 

 

You said your mother & grandmother both had diagnosed IBS-C and lived to 79 and 93 respectively...at what ages did they develop this problem i.e how long did they have to deal with it -were they on regular laxatives and for how long? How did they manage their condition specially in their old age? 

 

I still find it very hard to believe that this thing has a normal life expectancy...!  If it can cause hemorrhoids this bad - how does it not damage the rest of the colon internally? Torsion & Volvulus risks are another concern....the life expectancy facts must be incorrect I feel...

 

Wish you well buddy!

 

 

Q) Why on earth did you avoid supplements for that long? 

 

A) I had 45 years of normal BM's, I really thought it would just go away on its own. And it DID go away for a couple of months, but came roaring back after that. It's certainly looking like, "Till death do us part" now. Plus I definitely think there is a denial stage when it first hits most of us. I see it all the time here. You think it's gonna go away on it's own, but if it runs in your family? Most likely not.

 

Q) You said your mother & grandmother both had diagnosed IBS-C and lived to 79 and 93 respectively...at what ages did they develop this problem i.e how long did they have to deal with it -were they on regular laxatives and for how long? How did they manage their condition specially in their old age? 

 

A) I don't know how long either of them had it, I'm thinking my mom? Most of her life and my grandma I have no idea - she never mentioned it to me. Both of them are no longer with us (deceased) so I cannot ask them. My mom had BM's about every two or three days, I asked her about a year or two ago. She just passed away in May, so I was cleaning out one of her cupboards and found out that she took ducolax. Grandma? No idea, but she most likely took laxatives too.

 

Q) If it can cause hemorrhoids this bad - how does it not damage the rest of the colon internally?

 

A) I can't answer the second part of your question, but I will say that CC obviously doesn't give everyone hemorrhoids, but some of us do indeed get them. CC left untreated puts a lot of strain down there. I also noticed that my parents have had Preparation H (not recommended) in their medicine cabinet since I was a kid, so I'm thinking my hemorrhoids were from hereditary too. "Just about everything in life - good and bad - is genetics." You'll learn this once ya get a bit older.

 

There is a guy who posts here from time to time who was on Linzess for years. He told me he would have (get this) about "22 BM's every morning." Yes, 22. Obviously he would go back and forth to the bathroom all morning long. He did this for years and years. He told me he wasn't exaggerating on the BM count, then about two years later he said he was a little bit. Even if it was half that? Around 12, say? I told Annie he should have changed his screen name to Iron Rectum because going that much would have KILLED me down there.wacko.png  I finally got him to try Intestinal Formula # 1 almost a year ago and as far as I know, he's still on it.

 

Okay, I think that's everything.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

A repairman just came into my apartment and replaced a ventilation fan in my bathroom.

 

I talked with him a little bit, got to talking about IBS. I think he said he does sewer work normally under a union, but does handyman stuff on the side. He said he has a few guys with IBS he works with. I asked him where they "go" at.... He said they just have to use porta potties - they even bring wipes with them. I was like NO WAY. ohmy.png  A porta potty?!? I need a normal freakin' bathroom when I go, somewhere I at least feel comfortable. A porta potty every day, over and over again, week in and week out? That is rough! Not for me.

 

Those are real men!

 

...I guess I am not.(...or not yet.wink.png )

 

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