**Main Health Concerns**
• Wants to improve general health
• Poor memory
• Ama & gas – Cold digestion
• Cold hands & feet
• Moving pain in hip, lower back, neck and shoulders (all vata sights)
• Slightly irregular menstruation with some pain
• Ringing in the ears
• Pre-arthritic joints
• Genital herpes – Pitta in the blood
Birth Date-Time-Place: 30th Jan 1974 – Winter, Height: 5’4” Weight: 121lb/ 55kg
Blood type: O Energy level overall: Variable, low energy
Sleep: Solid, easy to fall asleep, 8 hours, does not feel refreshed upon waking and hard to get out of bed (inertia)
Water intake: Stops taking water when emotionally imbalanced (imbalanced vata), and then gets angry (v pushing p). She prefers hot water (intelligence).
Memory: Learn fast, forgets unless uses it everyday
Eating habits: Has lately been trying to eat more regularly
Pain: Hip, lower back, neck, shoulders and neck is more obvious in the afternoon
Agni: Sluggish, irregular metabolism. Fingernails show moons on thumb, index, middle and ring finger.
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Menstruation: Slightly irregular
Dreams: Chasing (p) and being chased (v), violent dreams, sleeps on his back
Increase water intake for high Vata (have up to 8-12 cups/day) – drink 3 cups of warm water first thing in the morning
Oils Self massage with 2 oz (60ml) of warm Vata Soothing oil from Banyan Botanicals every day before shower/bath (preferably have a bath so the oil sinks into the body better – can do this in the evening). 1gallon (3.78litres) should last 2 months.
If joints are painful she can put Mahanarayan oil on the joints.
Nasya Put 1 drop of Super Nasya Oil onto pinkie and into nose during the day to calm the nervous system before the upper back pain sets in at Vata time. Super Nasya Oil is the best to get rid of upper back pain.
Put 3-5 drops of Super Nasya Oil, right before bed and also when you wake up in the morning, do pranayama for 5 mins to let oil sink deep into the sinuses. This is also for nervous system and upper back pain.
Morning routine to aid meditation 1) Self massage
2) Warm bath – 5 mins
3) Aromatherapy on the chakras: Jatamansi essential oil on crown Chakra, the third eye and fold of the lip, soft spot of the throat, heart chakra, belly button and tailbone in the morning. This is to ground her and calm her throughout the day.
4) 5 minutes of exercise (yoga, stretching, prostrations)
7) Meditation for 1 hour (her usual practice)
**Custom herbal formula:** //‘Nervine combo for the mind’//
3 pts Chitrak: Plumbago zeylanica – for cold digestion, nervous system
5 pts Brahmi monnieri: Centella asiatica – nervine, for the mind, focus, memory, anxiety
3pts Liquorice: Yasthi Madhu – sweetness, pacify Vata, constipation
5 pts Guduchi Tinospora Cordifolia – for weak liver as seen in pulse, genital herpes
3 pts Avipattikar – gas, bloating, constipation
3pts Shatavari Asparagus Racemosus – slight pain in menstruation, genital herpes
1 tsp, 3 x day before each meal for 6 weeks mixed with 1tsp of Aloe Vera gel