Health and wellbeing
A (Re)new concept in health care
“Health is the essential requisite of man. The man afflicted with ill health is powerless to execute even the least burdensome assignment. Without health, man cannot brave temptations, earn a decent living, fulfill his basic needs and succeed in spiritual discipline. Man can engage himself in obligatory and optional functions only if he enjoys good health.”1
“The human body is a beautiful gift equipped with wonderful abilities and infinite potential given by God for a grand purpose, i.e. realizing the Lord within. Healthy habits keep our bodies vibrant and strong so that they become useful instruments in the service of the Lord. Among the means to ensure health, spiritual discipline is the foremost.”2
“It is wise to prevent disease than to run after remedies after it has happened or grown beyond control.3 The most effective discipline man can adopt is control of the senses. By developing one –pointed devotion and complete surrender to God, the senses can be brought under control.4 The mind is the key to health and happiness and so food is the medicine that cures the disease.”5 (hunger)
“As is the food, so is the mind; as is the mind, so are the thoughts;
As are the thoughts, so is the conduct; as is the conduct, so is the health.”6
Wellness refers to a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit which results in an overall sense of well-being. You are not one but three: “The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.”
1 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. X. 1987, Chapter 12, p. 69
2 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. V. 1984, Chapter 46, p. 236
3 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. VII. 1985, Chapter 22, p. 110
4 ibid. p. 45
5 Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. XI. 1986, Chapter 2, p. 8. 5
6 Sathya Sai Newsletter. 18:4; Summer, 1994, p. 4
ILLNESS TO WELLNESS
Life is defined as the union of Body, Senses, Mind and Soul. It is an evolutionary process that begins with the union of Prakriti with the Purusha and the remaining elements to give life to the body.
To achieve the purpose of life, i.e. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha one needs a healthy state of body and mind. Well-being is achieved through the balance of the biological units viz. tridosha, and disease is an imbalance of these units. Swami has said, “Prevention of disease should be the goal.” We should aim at a human society free from diseases. It will be a happy day when a hospital gets no patients at all.
It is more important to cure the mental condition of the patient than to relieve the physical illness. Doctors should treat the patients not the disease. Instead of treating people after the onset of illness, it is better to ensure they do not fall ill at all. What is the use of spending money on curative measures without promoting health?
There is no doubt that technology today has taken a quantum leap but at the same time lifestyle has taken a nosedive, especially with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease etc. Automation in the name of convenience and comfort, nuclear family with self-centric family life, fast-paced life, excess use of junk and processed foods with chemicals, modern gadgets leading to sedentary and addictive lifestyles have largely contributed to the risks and affected our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The key to stress management is to bring the mind to a silent state and balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain leading to creativity.
The same five elements of nature-space, air, fire, water and earth are also present in the human body. Both the human body and the Earth upon which we dwell are both unique. Our own health and the health of Earth are intimately related and any violation of the laws of nature leads to sickness.
We are so engrossed with our physical body and material world that we spoil our health trying to gain wealth and later spend all the wealth to regain our health. Health is wealth. Therefore gain health and gain wealth.
In addition, environmental pollution from automobile exhausts and industrial effluents and exposure to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones, computers, microwave ovens etc. is causing decreased immunity and susceptibility to infection.
Modern life style has induced a lot of stress. This leads to weakening of our bio-energetic field, excessive release of cortisol in turn forwarding accelerated ageing, brain cell death, impaired memory and learning, decreased bone density and osteoporosis, impaired immune function, raised blood sugar level, fat accumulation, all leading very soon to heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cancer etc.
Thus, rapid ageing is due to disease, disease is due to stress, stress is from lack of energy and lack of energy is due to ignorance and lifestyle.
There are four major steps to overcoming disease
Step 1– Positive thoughts and feelings
Step 2 -Stop ingesting life-less food
Step 3- Removal of toxins
Step 4– Feed the body with nutrients and Love
YOGA – THE UNION OF BODY MIND AND SOUL
Om sahana vavatu sahanou bunaktu
Tejaswina vadithamastuma vidvishava hai
Om shanti shanti shanti:
Yoga, literally means union—the union of body, mind and soul simultaneously. Yoga is defined as the higher state of consciousness achieved through a fully rested and relaxed body and fully awake and relaxed mind. Here, concentration is needed and the concentration is mental and physical balance. This can be attained by the different asanas (postures) of the body. We can get rid of physical and mental ailments and get healthy long life through yoga.
Yogah Karmasu Koushalyam, said Lord Sri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, which means yoga is excelling in one’s work. One’s work should be excellent, neat and prompt. If work is done in such a manner, then any person can be called a yogi.
We have Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Gnana yoga, Mantra yoga and Japa yoga. Hatha yoga is mainly related to keeping our bodies fit, both physically and mentally.
Asana is the stretching of our body from toes to head against the gravity with rhythmic breathing, i.e. consistent breathing and expansion of lungs. The main 16 asanas influence on different parts of body and keep the disease away. Yoga gives us assurance, self reliance, respect for life, truth, patience and firmness of will.
A widely practiced technique of achieving higher consciousness is called Dhyana or meditation. It can alter physiological responses, increase oxygen consumption and aid in CO2 elimination. Practitioners have also experienced a reduction in metabolic rate and blood pressure with meditation.
These last few responses are characteristics of a highly relaxed state of mind. The response is the exact opposite of the flight response, which is a hyperactive state of the sympathetic division.
Pranayama consist of breathing exercises which are a gentle form of balancing the breath. It is a technique, whose purpose is to make the respiratory system more regular, which in turn has a soothing effect on the entire nervous system.
A few minutes of balanced breathing, sitting quietly with eyes closed is very relaxing. One mainly feels a pleasant lightness in the head after pranayama and a warm glow inside. Pranayama is the best prelude to meditation, since it effortlessly focuses your attention inward and reduces the scattered thoughts and noise.
Right brain activity is intuitive and emotional. Left brain activity is rational and organized. Using the technique of pranayama, Ayurveda has found a way to bring both hemisphere of the brain into balance. When the breath becomes more balanced several things happen. When you shift your breathing from left nostril to the right nostril at regular intervals, you mind becomes clearer and lighter.
This always begins by changing the habitual patterns of thoughts and feelings, which have been the invisible primal antecedents- the core cause. For the decomposition of the body (or dying) begins with suicidal thoughts and feelings- that is, feelings of hate, anger, fear, criticism, condemnation, judgment, blame, self-pity, jealousy, resentment and depression. These conditions decrease the life and energy within. Good health requires good thoughts and good feelings. Love, peace, harmony, poise, gratitude and praise expand the life and light in the body, building energy, vitality and happiness.
The second step towards perfect health of the body is to stop ingesting anything, including food that do not contain enzymes, life-force and vital nutrients. In other words, avoid putting into your mouth anything other than fresh, raw foods, since cooked and frozen foods are life less or ‘dead’ food and they cause mucus, toxins, congestion and excess acid. Excess acids are responsible for the congestion of the intestinal tract, thence unto rest of the body. The digestive tract is the hub of the body, upon which every cell and organ depends. This substance is known as ‘mucoid plaque’ and significantly contributes to over 90% of all disease, including diseases of the mind and the heart.
The third step towards overcoming disease is to remove the congestive toxins, acids and everything else from anywhere and everywhere within the body and mind that contribute towards disease. It should begin with the removal of ‘mucoid plaque.’
The fourth step towards lasting health is to then supply the body with all the needed elements. This includes life-force, enzymes, essential nutrients and positive thoughts and most important of all – LOVE
A wellness program is therefore based on the philosophy of caring, curing and wholism. It is patient-centered, prevention-oriented and not disease-oriented and involves the active participation of the patient, focused on the wellness and disease reversal.
Unconditional love is life’s most powerful medicine. Serving patients with love and compassion, humility and patience as directed by Bhagawan for selfless service will evoke healing at all levels, leading to optimal health which is much more than just absence of sickness.
It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social aspects of human experience.
We are all extremely grateful to Swami for giving us an opportunity to serve with Love in His medical establishments, which are all ‘Temples of Healing’
It is proposed to start the following wellness clinics at SSSIHMS
Stress management, pain relief and counseling
Ayurveda (Yoga, Dhyana and Pranayama)
Body mind intervention including
Access Consciousness -BARS
Diet and nutrition
Tachyon energy healing
Tachyon energy — a new paradigm in holistic healing
Holistic health, harmony and healing of the body, emotions mental and the spiritual levels are all based on every source that is integral to our existence. According to quantum physics, the material universe is nothing more than a dense form of energy. All living and all non- living material world are in the final state made of particles of the subatomic matter like proton, electron etc. which are not stationary, but vibrating, which requires energy and that is sourced from zero-point energy.
Everything that exists on earth is an energetic continuum, our bodies bearing a perfect example. In addition to the material physical body that we perceive with our senses, we have several other layer of energetic bodes. Through all the layers of energy an energetic continuum flows from the highest, most refined subtle bodies down to the material body. The energy flowing through the energetic continuum comes from one source. Modern physics calls it zero-point energy or free energy. It is the source of everything. It is omnipresent, limitless, faster than speed of light.
Tachyon energy is the very first energetic structure that emerges out of non-structured formless zero-point energy. It moves faster than the speed of light. It’s qualities are much like zero-point energy, varying only in that it is a structured field like zero-point energy. Tachyon is not limited to a certain frequency.
Tachyon energy is a non-frequency energy that energizes and strengthens the subtle organizing energy field (SOEF), an energy which pervades overall matter).
It has all the information needed to create perfect form in the universe like nature. When we fail to be superconductors of this free energy due to blocks at various levels-then we become diseased or start ageing.
With the advent of Tachyon energy science, we now have a universal solution for own problems.
Tachyon energy, which creates an anti-entropy effect. It organizes that which is disorganized.
Tachyon realigns and restores SOEFs to their natural state of order and balances, thus creating good health. As result of the Tachyonization process and the use of Tachyon Antennas which are permanent and can be handed over for generations, one can source this free energy into one’s body and mind. One feels fit, fresh and recharged.
The best cure for any dis-ease is to put one’s body and mind back to a state of perfect ease. A number of Tachyonized products are available for therapy. A few outstanding ones are the following:
Tachyonized energy cells available in different sizes pull in Tachyon energy and focus it on areas of body where SOEFs are disorganized, bringing back the balance & clearing blockages in the energetic continuum.
Tachyonized silica disks are the best tools to transform the negative effects of EMFs into positive life-enhancing energy.
The energy cells and disks channelize the life force energy into our body, foods, plants and pets.
Tachyon water turns the whole body into an enhanced Tachyon Antenna. It not only supports the energetic model of nutrition but is also a powerful self-healing and youthing tool.
Tachyonized blue green algae (sourced from Klamath lake) offer the benefit of Tachyon energy for enhanced performance.
The Tachyonized personal cocoon is one of the most outstanding tools that promotes the integration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy bodies, leading to an experience of calm & clarity by clearing all blockages.
MIND BODY MEDICINE INTERVENTIONS
Mind is the driver of vehicle called body and soul/spirit is the fuel.
It focuses on the mind, body and spirit wherein, interactions between emotional, mental, social, spiritual and behavioral factors are addressed that directly affect health. As a fundamental approach it respects, regards and enhances each person’s capacity for SELF- HEALING and emphasizes techniques that are grounded in this approach.
Scientists have realized that 70-80% of all diseases are psychosomatic diseases. They originate in the mind and are reflected in the body. These diseases are created by our bad/ negative/ passive thinking, not having control over our emotional life, not organizing our behaviour, not understanding how to behave in the external world.
It is important for a human being to relax, and learn how to rest. Only 25% of disease comes from the outside, which are infectious or hereditary in nature. So, 75% of disease cannot by cured by so-called medicines.
The school of meditation says that if you meditate for a few days, a few minutes every day, regularly, you will not be sick. This is called preventive cure (from Conscious Living ,The Mind, by Swami Rama)
Mind-Body Interventions and Disease Outcomes
Mind-body interventions can be effective in the treatment of coronary artery disease, can enhance the effect of standard cardiac rehabilitation and reduce mortality and cardiac event recurrences. They have also been applied to various types of pain, acute and chronic pain management, headache, low-back pain, arthritis and reductions in the number of physician visits. Mind-body intervention in various types of cancer patients suggests that it can improve mood, quality of life, and coping, as well as ameliorate disease and treatment-related symptoms, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, and pain.
Mind-Body Influences on immunity have shown positive emotions as opposed to negative, to be associated with greater resistance & stress. Would healing was found to be faster with mind body interventions. Subjects receiving mind-body intervention before surgical preparations recovered more quickly and spent fewer days in the hospital. Therapies that are offered are the following:
Tissue salt remedies
These are gentle and effective, are absorbed rapidly, natural, pleasant tasting, lactose free, convenient to carry, non-toxic and non-addictive, safe to use with prescription medicines, and suitable for broad, general health complaints.
Access Bars® are 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn’t allow you to receive. These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations you have stored in any lifetime. It has the following benefits: Helps overcome depression and mood swings, helps reduce nervousness and stress in children before exams, and also with ADD/ADHD/AUTISM, reduces stress, increases motivation and drive, relieves tension in mind and body, releases blocks caused by anger, frustration and exhaustion, shorter and easier labour and birthing process in pregnant women, excellent remedy for insomnia, opens you up to receiving infinite possibilities into your life and brings an expansive shift in career, money situations, relationships & health, enhances creativity and improves productivity.
It is a modality wherein the therapist facilitates a deep sleep like condition and client gets in touch with their own subconscious mind to finds answers to the issues they are facing.
One of the most holistic medical systems available today is the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupressure forms an important part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. apart from its other branches such as Chinese herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Massage and Oriental nutrition.
TCM regards the body as a whole. It focuses on restoration and maintenance of balance of the whole body. It treats the root of disease at physical, mental and emotional levels.
Energy flows in the body through meridians or pathways and it is the blocked energy in these pathway that causes illness. Acupressure helps in the opening up of these blocked energies. There are 14 meridians through which the energy flows and all these 14 meridians put together have close to about 360 acupressure points running across our body.
The main principle in TCM is the restoration or balance of the energy force, which is known as Chi.
Acupressure which literally means applying pressure in an accurate point, works by stimulating various meridians and points (points of conductivity) in the body which are pathways for “Chi” to flow. Acupressure aims to relieve these blocked energy pathways.
Acupressure alters body chemicals, including stimulation of endorphins. The pressure sensation stimulate nerves and causes beneficial reflex response. It affects the body’s natural electro-magnetic field.
All matter in this universe is born out of Chi. It is not an abstract theory, but can be only perceived through its diverse forms of existence.
In order to relate this energy as a balancing force, there are two principles of Yin and Yang, (matter and energy) which are opposites of each other.
Balance between these two opposites is the key to a healthy state of life energy and health.
Strengthening the body’s capacity to restore the balance between Yin and Yang and giving treatment in line with the patient’s constitution, climatic condition, and geographic location are the main principles in treating using acupressure.
There has been almost 40% increase of use of alternate therapies in the West for curing illnesses and restoring health in a survey carried out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) carried out between 2002 and 2007.
NIH (National Institute of Health ) in its report in 1997 has highlighted the use of acupressure in effective treatment of headache, dental pain, addictions, asthma, stroke rehab, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain.
The data in support of acupressure are as strong as those for many accepted western medical therapies.
One of the advantage of acupressure is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.
The greatest advantage of acupressure technique is that it is a self-healing concept, which means that a patient, upon learning his or her symptoms, can work towards treating his or herself using the knowledge of the meridian and acupressure points.
Acupressure, in conjuncture with proper diet and prescribed herbal medications, can help in restore balance in the body. It also works towards balancing the emotions which in turn help restore the well-being of a person.
Father of Medicine, Hippocrates said, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
Vibrionics is an alternative system of healing where no physical or chemical substance is administered to the patient – only subtle vibrations are provided to the patients. A liquid or solid medium is utilized as the medium to transfer these vibrations to the patient. These vibrations are made using a small device called Sai Ram Healing Vibration Potentiser which help in restoring the balance in the body.
How does disease enter the body?
Disease is simply dis-ease or imbalance of a chakra. This imbalance is caused by wrong type of food entering the body through any of the five senses. This eventually translates into an illness in the physical body.
We have seven 7 major and over 300 minor chakras – all interconnected to one another. Each chakra is connected to its corresponding physical organ. In a perfectly healthy person, all chakras are in a state of perfect equilibrium.
How do vibrionics remedies bring about a cure?
Healing vibrations are administered to restore balance to the affected chakra. This in turn brings about health to the physical organ.
MIND IS THE ROOT CAUSE FOR ALL ILLNESS
Mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts. When the mind wavers with negative thoughts, we fall ill. Pure mind is free of six enemies:
Lust or desire
Ego & pride
Envy & jealousy
Sai Vibrionics was blessed by Bhagawan on 02-Aug-1994 and He operated the machine on 06-Aug-1994 with instructions to manufacture smaller size equipment. He also instructed to teach Sai Vibrionics to the staff and students.
It is now practised by volunteers in more than 82 countries. More than 32 lakh patients have been treated since its inception with the blessings of Bhagawan.
Advantages of using Sai Vibrionics as an alternate form of medication which works at physical, mental and spiritual levels are the following:
Totally free of cost.
Harmless, with no side effects.
Equally suitable for babies, pregnant women and elderly.
Extremely effective for animals and plants.
No problems of drug overdose, allergic reaction.
Allergens are used to prepare remedies to cure allergies.
LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL
Dr. Upendra Acharya, Dr. Shubhra Punetha and Dr. JK Aggarwal
“All service should be regarded as an offering to God and every opportunity to serve should be welcomed as a gift from God. When service is done in this spirit, it will lead in due course to self-realization”
-Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol XX, 19 Nov 1987