The following Ayurvedic Chinese Medicine health consultation is with a 53-year old European man who had a stroke, has no vision in his left eye, and is currently experiencing constant pain in his left foot.
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* Born April 30, 1949 in Zurich, Switzerland ([[kapha]] [[month]]) * Born at 12:30 pm ([[pitta]] [[time]]) * 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds (pitta [[body type]]) * Thin at 10 years old * [[Anxious]] and then [[irritable]] when [[imbalanced]] ([[vata]], pitta) * Slow [[speech]] (kapha) * One regular [[bowel movement]] a day (kapha) * Doesn’t notice warm or cold hands and feet (kapha) * Learns slowly (kapha) * [[Bone structure]] like kapha * Full hair and bushy eyebrow * Good energy, [[blood pressure]], eating habits, [[exercise]] routine, and [[sleep]]
* Constant pain in left foot (pitta imbalance) * Recent [[stroke]] (kapha imbalance) * Slight [[depression]] (kapha imbalance) * Diagonal groove on left [[earlobe]] (kapha imbalance) ([[heart disease]], [[stroke]], [[diabetes]]) * Slight [[dimple]] on [[chin]] when smiles (kapha imbalance) ([[depression]]) * Vertical line at left brow (kapha imbalance) ([[spleen]], [[metabolism]]) * Slow [[pulse]] (kapha) * Little [[moon]] on index fingers and one thumb (kapha imbalance) (sluggish [[metabolism]])
vikruti = kapha slightly increased in heart and metabolism; pitta slightly elevated in foot
** Herbal Formulas**
Take one teaspoon of the following customized herbal formula three times a day for four weeks. Take with ½ to 1 cup of warm or hot water and raw uncooked honey 30 minutes before meals.
* 3 parts [[Brahmi]] (improves [[memory]], [[depression]]) * 1 parts [[Chitrak]] (improves [[agni]]) * 4 parts [[Musta]] (reduces [[pain]]) * 5 parts [[Guduchi]] (strengthens [[eyes]] and [[heart]]) * 4 parts [[Punarnava]] (regulates [[blood pressure]], keeps [[heart]] and [[liver]] healthy) * 2 parts [[Gokshura]] [[Guggulu]] (Gokshura - strengthens [[kidneys]], [[spleen]], [[prostrate]]) (Guggulu - cleans [[arteries]], reduces [[cholesterol]]) * 1.5 parts [[Shilajit]] (reduces kapha)
Apply warm Mahanarayan Oil on sole of feet at bedtime and after shower (reduces pain).
* read article on qualities of kapha (reduces[ kapha) * Stay on kapha-soothing [[diet]] (reduces kapha) * Don’t drink [[cold water]] (reduces kapha) * Don’t gain [[weight]] (reduces kapha) * Drink 4 to 6 [[cup]] of [[water]] a day (reduces kapha) * If eat cheese, have it with [[wine]] (reduce kapha in [[liver]])
* Sleep less during the winter (reduces kapha) * Read articles on [[ama]] and [[triphala]]