ALA in SVA- from science to sutra

 Vaidya Mishra: “As and when the need arises, from time to time, I adopt safe and effective nutritional substances that have been researched and confirmed by modern science. For example, I have added the transdermal use of Magnesium, or Vit D3 to our SVA protocols and products. These things help our SVA followers and seekers of optimal health, as well as all the SVA experts and physicians helping out patients at large.   

A year ago i heard about Alpha Lipoic Acid from a friend in the medical profession successfully using it to treat patients with neuropathy. Af

ter researching it thoroughly I decided to add it to our SVA protocols for many reasons. In general, I use the ayurvedic plants Sensitive Plant and Lakcha to nourish nerves, but there is not a specific ingredient that could help increase the supply of blood to the nerves. ALA, used in conjunction to the ayurvedic herbs have shown to magnify and optimize the results.

Most of the formulas I have made for addressing the health of the micro

and macro channels are thermogenic, they help increase and support circulation of detox and other pathways. However, they can be heating and have to be used in a balanced manner.  So it can be challenging, for myself as well as all the other SVA experts and practitioners, to increase the blood supply to the different areas of the body when there is amavisha and garavisha accumulation. You will be familiar that in these situations, the body does not tolerate heating products or any thermogenic herbs or formulas. This is because the body is already acidic and hot and the channels or nerves and bone tissue are affected by the heating acidic toxicity. Alpha Lipoc Acid supports the supply of blood to those areas without further warming things up.

 

In light of these 2 primary factors, I adopted Alpha Lipoic Acid in the SVA protocols. I made capsules with ALA by adding ayurvedic coral calcium (praval pisti) to further help alkalize things, and support the bone and nerves. The ALA massage oil for whole body massage supports the whole molecular level of the body as ALA is both water and lipid soluble. The ALA transdermal cream also with lipid shea butter can be used to be applied on specific areas like on the joints, to support detox in the fat tissue that may be affecting and inflaming the joints. The water based ALA cream I formulated in order to supply the water soluble efficiency when applying on sensitive areas, for example around the eyes or on the temples to increase blood supply to these areas.
In general, my SVA teaching and protocols proceed from sutra to science, as I take Ayurveda as the basis from which healing emanates. However, modern science also has much to offer, as consciousness of health and the body grows, and scientific tools are used to support our physiologies in preventative ways. The discovery of ALA is one of those instances. And that is why, I have adopted it in our ayurvedic SVA protocols, going from science to sutra, in this case! Thank you!”

Warm up with a cup of tea!

Temperatures are dropping, affecting the way we work, think, and sleep. We may find that our sleep is less deep, more animated with dreams; or our focus is sporadic and scattered; our thoughts are multitudinous and incessant – these are all symptoms of increased marut  (air and space elements) resulting from the change of season that affect our vata dosha. Adjusting your routine is always recommended, but we can all get some help from herbs and spices. Vaidya Mishra has formulated special herbal synergies that can help you stay on track and accomplish more without getting frazzled and burnt out!
Try his Soma Nidra tea – drink it at night before bed to help you have deeper more blissful sleep, or during the day, to help you handle stress more efficiently. Or try the Shroto Shudhi tea to keep your channels open and your agni going so you garner all the energy you have to accomplish all you need to do!
If you need a little pick-me up, try Tripti tea that contains white tea leaves – a perfect blend that helps you transform any sugar you ingest into energy. Or if you are experiencing irritability and emotional roller-coasters (!) with high pitta still accumulated in your physiology due to the end of summer, try Vaidya’s Pitta Tea to help you cool off without freezing your channels or putting out your agni. Or you can try the SVA Tulsi tea – good for all 4 seasons – ideal for boosting your immunity and keeping your satwa going. Or the Moringa tea… Or the Garavisha tea… To read more about all these formulations visit www.chandika.com – your one-stop ayurvedic shop!