Vepampoo or Neem flower Rasam

Today Amma made Vepampoo Rasam for lunch. Its made atleast once a month and sometimes twice. This is actually medicine that you eat as food !! White and delicate, neem flowers are therapeutic. My father would insist on making Neem flower rasam as it helped with treating intestinal worms. I read somewhere that these flowers could … Read more

Allopathy or Ayurveda or ??

Just before we left Gurgaon for Chennai, Krishnan had a severe stomach infection. Whatever he would eat, he would throw up and he was in really bad pain. When we consulted our GP Dr. Nehal Vora, she prescribed some medicines and then when the situation didn’t get better, she asked us to get an ultrasound done … Read more

Deepavali “Marundu”

Every Diwali many people in TamilNadu make the Deepavali “Marundu”. Marundu in Tamil means medicine. This is made during Diwali and eaten right in the morning before eating anything else as it helps in digestion and has several medicinal herbs that help ward off many diseases. If we pay close attention to our traditional festival … Read more

For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers

Most of my friends know, and a few of them may remember that my Mom and Bindu’s Mom have the same name. Besides the name, they do share some common traits and habits. One such common habit is the habit of consuming paracetamol tablets not just to get pain relief but also for any and every possible situation. Both of them consider paracetamol as a panacea for all ills. 

I have tried my best to discourage them from consuming paracetamol tablets but have failed. I do not like to take medicines especially no self medication. I have always felt that most pain and fever conditions will go away on their own and all you need is to take rest. No need for self medication or a visit to your friendly pharmacist or even the doctor. 

And now this study that I have shared with this post confirms that even in chronic pain conditions, mindfulness plays a better role than painkillers. Better to go with mindfulness, meditation or even mudras to manage pain than go for pain killers, any day !

Also remember Osho’s words – Meditation and Medicine come from the same root. Both heal, Meditation heals the mind which completely stops the need for medicine, which only heals the body. 

Do read the following article – 

For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers