International Workers’ Memorial Day,


I was travelling by 3-AC from Hyderabad, when a fellow medic and I got into conversation.

We talked about this and that and finally we landed with tuberculosis, when realized while the Bovine strain of tuberculosis which predominantly found in Ireland was making inroads through travellers into India. Then we got on airborne disease.

Today the 28th April is the International Workers’ Memorial Day, International Workers Memorial Day Or International Commemoration Day For Dead And Injured Or The Day Of Mourning. This event takes place round the world, in honour of workers killed, disabled, injured or ade unwell by their work.

This event was launched in 1970 as workers memorial day and got authentication as a UN international day.

  • About 2 million men and women die in work related accidents and diseases.
  • 270 million work related accidents, 160 million work related illness
  • 444,000 workers work with hazardous substances, and 100,000 are fatally claimed by hazardous chemicals like asbestos

Workers memorial day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents of ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisations in the fight for improvements in workplace safety.  The slogan being remember the dead and fight for the living.

Since the industrial revolution major health hazards were physical injuries there also issues like tuberculosis and other due to impoverished living. These continue to the day, when do talk about these epidemics we again tend to think of the high risk category that live in congested damp unhygienic area. Our preventive work focused on these.

In 1995 when my mother had huge breathing issues, we went to the pulmonologist, she had cement particles solidified in her lung, now my mother is school teacher and father a doctor we live in wonderfully healthy environment so where did this come from, then we found out the institution that she worked for was constructing a new building and  her class was the first one to shift, so she had inhaled all the cement dust through the construction, this is a given in all developing areas.

BPO’s , software companies are the new blue-collar work zones that come with their set of work related health issues along with sleep debt which is fatal, and disturbed eating habits and sedentary work leading to wellness issues we tend to forget the most dangerous hazard that we are dealing with.

Traditionally the malnourished, congested housing occupants were high risk category for tuberculosis, now is an emerging segment of people working in enclosed environment.

The common airborne pathogens are anthrax, chickenpox, influenza, measles, smallpox cyptococcosis, tuberculosis. About 25 million people get infected by tuberculosis annually, and Dr.Zakir Udwala a tuberculosis research has documented studies that these strains are drug resistance and aggressive.

Workplace infections spread through coughing, sneezing, talking toilet flushing etc.  the potency of toilet flushing with regards to airborne is a little less but all the other, is scary considering the body fluid released is approximately 40,000 droplets and each of this has a nuclei that potentially initiate an infection.axshya

The labour force, be it the manual labourers in at their high injury risk workplace, unhygienic living space and under nourished food, or the pampered  techie labour force with their warped bio-cycles, unhealthy eating options and bio-hazardous working units, this is a day we  remember the dead and fight for the living.




Sharing Your Voice



Voice, of the people, we voice our opinion what ever we use the word is both a verb and noun.Merriam-Webster defines sound various ways.

Voice is our primary means of communication. It reflects our personality, mood, health.

Voice is the sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx or synrinx, especially by human beings, it gets further defined as

  • Musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat.
  • The power or ability to produce musical notes.
  • A singer
  • One of the melodic parts in a vocal or instrumental composition.
  • Condition of the vocal organs with respect to production of musical tones.
  • Condition of the vocal organs with respect to production of musical tones,
  • The use of the voice for singing or acting.

Voice is also a sound resembling or suggesting vocal utterances.

The voice is also the collective medium of expression like the voice of the people.

Expressing a wish or opinion openly or formally.

As a verb it gives distinction of form or a system of inflections to indicate the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses active and passive voices.

But World Voice Day is about the vocal cords, and sounds. It is about celebrating voices, and encouraging people to use their voice, to communicate, for business purpose and for pleasure. Taking care of the voice is also a major concern. The theme this year being Share Your Voice.. Studies have shown that children respond to the voice of the teacher.

History of world voice day, is that it was proposed by the Brazilian Laryngologists in 1990, by 2012 it gathered quite a following and momentum. As of this year there are 66 participating countries.

The sound of our voice is produced by vibration of the vocal folds, which are two bands of smooth muscles tissues that are positioned opposite each other in the larynx. The larynx is located between the base of the vocal folds, which are two bands of smooth muscle tissue that are positioned opposite each other in the larynx. The larynx is located between the base of the tongue and the top of the trachea, which is the passageway to the lungs.

When we speak, the vocal folds open to allow us breathe, this is however preceded by a series events, the vocal folds snap together while air from the lung blows past, and make them vibrate, the vibration produced travel through the throat nose and mouth which act as resonating cavities to modulate the sound. The quality of the voice comes from its pitch, volume and tone, this in turn depends on the shape and size of the vocal folds, and the resonating cavities.

Though all of us depend on our voice for communication, there are professions many professions like singing, teaching, medicine, law, nursing, sales, and public speaking voice is a premium quality. This puts them at high risk for developing vocal cord problems.

This can be avoided by maintaining vocal hygiene…

Endometriosis Homeopathic Management



Endometriosis is a condition characterised by growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus . The tissue enters the pelvic cavity via  the tubes and may be found at several sites – on the ovaries , retro uterine pouch , outer surface of the uterus, sigmoid colon, pelvic and abdominal lymph nodes the cervix , abdominal wall , the kidneys and the urinary bladder . Endometrial tissue responds to hormonal fluctuations. With each cycle the tissue proliferates and then breaks down and bleeds. When this occurs outside the uterus , it causes pain, inflammation, scarring , infertility . There is unusually severe menstrual pain or premenstrual pain

Fibrosis of the fallopian tubes  owing to endometriosis is a common cause of infertility  and of tubal ectopic pregnancy . Endometriosis of the ovary may give rise to a chocolate cyst – a cyst filled with altered blood .

It is important to take a detailed case history and arrive at a constitutional prescription . However these are the commonly indicated drugs for endometriosis but treatment should be strictly under a homoeopathic physician .

Commonly indicated homoeopathic drugs :

Palladium –  helps in disorders  of the right ovary , Sabina – especially indicated when the uterine haemorrhage is partly red  and partly clotted  and discharge of blood in between periods . Iodium– is specially indicated in new growths and hyperplasia . Great weakness during menses , menses irregular , brownish , wedge like pain from ovary to uterus .Secale Cor – Passive haemorrhage in feeble cachetic women . Menses irregular , copious , dark , continuous oozing of watery blood  until the next period  and burning pains in the uterus .

References :

Wheater’s Basic Histopathology

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology , Tortora .

Allen’s Materia Medica

Article by  Dr. ZOYA JOÃO , MD. (Hom) , MPH.

Public Health specialist .For free consultation call on 09922170775,

Dealing With Endometriosis Metaphysically


Patients with endometriosis come to the hypnotherapist with issues of hindered pregnancy or with menstrual related problems.

After clearing the external energies if one does look deeper then the issue use is usually a conflict in expressing femininity.

  • Like wanting to be a mother or not,
  • Resenting the children that are already there.
  • Femininity being abused or repressed.
  • Feeling rejected by partner.
  • India being rejected for being feminine.

There is also a tendency to repress sexuality to create and find one’s own path; this leads to certain inner conflict too.

Of course the belief system that triggers these patterns is what we deal with hypnosis.  Healing comes with understanding and accepting the core belief and then understanding what the feminine energy is about. It is this understanding that we fall short of in many cases. Again why this understanding falls short is our own belief system which we have picked up from the environment we are exposed to.

If I were to put it in a nutshell, like Louise Hay did, then endometriosis is manifested by insecurity, disappointment and frustration. Self love being replaced by blame. The flip or the rewired affirmation she suggests and it has worked for many is… I am both powerful and desirable. It’s wonderful to be a woman. I love myself and I am fulfilled.


Endometriosis An glimpse


March is the month of endometriosis awareness.

What exactly is endometriosis, — endometriosis is a condition when tissues that are normally growing inside the uterus, grows outside it. This often found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes rarely it is found in organs outside the uterus.

Endometriosis is graded as

  • Minimum
  • Mild
  • Moderate

While mild and moderate could exhibit cysts, severe could cause infertility.

Exact cause of endometriosis is not clearly known, it is believed that the retrograde flow of menstrual blood deposits in the pelvic and abdomen region to cause a growth nevi, all the same the reason for the retrograde menstruation is not known.

The symptoms presented are

  • Pain particularly preceding periods, relieved when the flow starts.
  • Pain during periods relieved when periods stop.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.
  • Cramps during intercourse.
  • Cramps or pain during urination or bowel movements.

There are also associated symptoms like lower abdomen pain, diarrhoea, and constipation, low back ache, chronic fatigue, and irregular heavy menstruation, painful or even bloody urination.

The Gynaecologist is the ideal person to diagnose and treat this. But by and large the treatment covers,

  • Non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Hormonal contraceptives’, birth control pills, vaginal rings, or hormonal patches.
  • Gonad tropic releasing hormones,
  • Progesterone therapy

The Moebius Syndrome day


The Moebius syndrome awareness day.

Moebius syndrome is also known as congenital facial diplegia, congenital ophthalmoplegia and facial paresis, moebus syndrome, moebus spectrum, or moebus sequence.

The Moebius syndrome is rare disorder, where the facial expressions and eye movements are effected. The individual usually has issues, in raising the eyebrow, smiling, the muscle weakness leads to inability to suck properly not allowing proper feeding.

This condition is often found with micrognathia or small jaw, microstomia or small mouth, cleft palate, missing or misaligned teeth.

This condition is non-progressive.

The cause is not known but genetic factors along with environmental issues are cited. Some of the cases present with maternal medication in early pregnancy or maternal drug abuse.

Pathologically there is either an underdeveloped or absence of the cranial nerves number VI & VII.

Some researchers have shown that this is due to an altered cranial blood flow during early embryonic life.

Despite genetics being one of the causes of the inheritance pattern is sporadic. The systems that get affected are:

  • Respiratory
  • Speech
  • Disparity in visual integration.
  • Sleep disorders

The upper body maybe weak. Patients respond well to speech therapy, but the speech impairment does not completely resolve as the mobility of the tongue is usually challenged.

About 30% on the Moebus syndrome patients show up on the autism radar.

When we look at energy healing then this syndrome, has a belief system honed either in womb or just while coming out of the womb. The key usually lies in the immediate past life.


Explaining the Unexplained.


Found this very interesting, and presented very crisply.

Life Clinic IVF

Our minds can understand facts when they are presented to us with some logic and reason. For instance, we can easily accept the fact that over eating can make us fat. Or the fact that we could become diabetic if we are overweight. And when a blood test shows an elevated sugar level we know that it is a diagnosis for Diabetes. So it’s obvious that we look for proof of a disease or condition via a set of clinical tests and when the test results come out as normal we are reassured that we are healthy and fine.

So far, so good. Now, this sense of relief may give us no indication of wellbeing in some situations. Yes, this brings me back to a regular day at my fertility clinic.

About 30% of couples who come to a clinic seeking medical help to get pregnant may have absolutely normal…

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