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* **Patient:** Female * **[[DOB]]:** Aug 1966 (P) * **POB:** Bangalore (P) * **[[TOB]]:** 12.40 pm (P) * **[[Height]]:** 5' 4" * **[[Weight]]:** 158 lbs (K) * **[[Height-Weight as a 10 Year Old]]:** [[Thin]] ([[Vata]]) * **[[Energy Level]]:** [[Steady]], [[relaxed]] ([[Kapha]]) * **[[Sleep]]:** [[Deep]], good ([[Kapha]]), [[hard to get up]] ([[Kapha out of balance]]), sleeps from 10:30 till 7:30 ([[Kapha out of balance]], 9 hours of sleep is good only for [[Vata]] people) * **[[Emotion]]s:** (1) [[Irritable]] ([[Pitta]]), (2) [[Anxious]] ([[Vata]]) * **[[Memory]]:** [[Learn slowly and Remember]] ([[Kapha]]) * [[Blood Pressure:]] borderline high (K) * [[Cholesterol]]: High (K), Heart disease in the family (K) * **Bowel Movement:** Gassy (V), 2,3,4 loose occasionally (P), well formed, sinks ([[ama]] present) * **Agni:** Eats at regular times (K), [[Tikshna]], [[hypoglycemic]] (sharp P), regular appetite (P), [[Manda]], square tongue, [[Hypothyroid]] (K), [[Diabetes]] in family (K) * **Mucus:** White (K), indicates congealed K (need to cut off dairy) * **Nails:** No moons on the middle finger * **Ama (tongue exam):** Teeth marks ([[Malabsorption]]), purple spots ([[Blood stagnation]]). Check photograph of the tongue from [[http://www.bhaisajya-guru.com/medicine-buddha-clinic/index.php?dir=2009-January-Ayurvedic-Consultations/&file=CLN301_V1P3K2_K3_Amenorrhea-Obesity-Lung-Heart-Congestion-Ama-Anger-Oversleeping_20090112.jpg]] * **Pulse:** Shows [[Kapha]] blocking [[Vata]] and [[Pitta]]. Lung pulse is weak, Liver pulse is weak and blocked, Heart pulse is weak and blocked, Kidney pulse is weak ([[Edema]]) * **Menstruation:** [[Amenorrhea]] (stopped) (V), used to have regular menstruation (K), white discharge ([[Leucorrhea]]) (K) * **Others:** Edema, swelling in the ankles (K), good sense of humor (K), whitish nails (K), bone-structure (P-K)\\ \\
* The square tongue is a sign of [[underactive thyroid]] ([[Manda Agni]]), and the purple spots on the tip is a sign of [[blood stagnation]]. Blood stagnation causes lack of menstruation and is caused by weak Liver and rich greasy food, meat and dairy products, for [[Calcium]] in dairy blocks up arteries. * The pulse showed Kapha blocking Pitta and Vata. * Also suffers from Edema which is a result of weak Kidney and Heart which lead to poor circulation * **__Five Pillars of Good Health:__** * **Sleep:** wake up between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Work towards this gradually. * **Diet:** The patient must follow a K soothing diet. Should try to be a [[Vegan]] and limit the intake of meat (chicken, turkey, fish, shrimp) to once a week and it should be baked. Cut dairy totally out of the diet. Use [[bittergourd]], used in Indian and Chinese cuisine, and [[burdock]], also known as [[GoGo]], in the food, for example in a soup, because they have blood cleansing properties and regulate the BP. Also use [[Pippali]] as often as possible in food and tea. * **Exercise:** 7x a week, on the elliptical machine (which is gentle on the joints), [[Vikram Yoga]] (this is a must) * **Meditation:** 15 min twice a day. * **Sexuality**\\ \\
=== HERBAL FORMULA: === *
* 1 pt (1/2 lbs) [[Ashoka]] ([[Saraca indica]]), V=P-K-, for female reproductive organ, Amenorrhea * 1 pt (1/2 lbs) [[Pippali]] ([[Piper longum]]), V-P=K-, for the lungs, white mucus, Leucorrhea\\ \\
* //Take 1 tsp of the above formula 3 times/day in a cup of hot water with 1 tsp of raw uncooked honey. To be taken 30-60 min after a meal (to allow to stay in the stomach for some while to target the upper part of the body – lungs + heart – while the food is digested).//\\ \\ * //The formula is for edema + Amenorrhea (cessation of menstruation unrelated to menopause). This is a Kapha burning formula.//\\ \\
2 tablets of Shilajit with the formula.
1 tsp in a 1/2 cup of boiled water after letting steep for 5 minutes with 1 tsp of raw uncooked honey at bedtime on an empty stomach.
Panchakarma every couple of years.
2-3 months from now because this is a chronic case.