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Stress laid on homoeopathy 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 16
The northern India’s Homoeopathic Chemists Association organised a seminar at BCM Arya Model School in Swami Daya Nand Hall, Shastri Nagar, here today. Besides educative lectures for 600 participants, the seminar included cultural programmes.

The seminar was presided over by Dr G.S. Dhingra, MD, Dr Wellmans Homoeopathic Laboratory, Delhi. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr S.P.S. Bakshi, president, Central Council of Homoeopathy, Government of India. He congratulated all delegates on the success of the seminar. As many as 500 organisers and manufacturers also displayed their products at 32 stalls. Dr Bakshi delivered a lecture with audio-visual slides on allergy. Dr Bakshi highlighted all round progress of homoeopathy and homoeopathy education in India.

Dr Ravinder Kochhar, DMS, Principal, Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Dr S. Karti R. Murthy of Bahola Laboratories, Kumbakonam, Dr Parmjit Singh Ranu, Member, CCH and CHSM (Punjab), expressed their views on the occasion.

The programme started with ‘vandana’ by Dr Jinesh Jain. a colourful cultural programme was presented by the members of an NGO, Ek Koshish, and students of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College.



Prevention better than cure in diabetes
Dr Anil Dheer

Ludhiana, November 16
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. The starches, sugar, fats and protein in the food you eat are converted to glucose, a sugar that your body uses for fuel. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control the amount of glucose in the blood. Without insulin, the body cannot use or store glucose, so it stays in the blood.

Symptoms of diabetes: Excessive and frequent urination, dryness of mouth, increased thirst, excessive hunger, loss of weight, lack of concentration and mental fatigue, weakness and body-ache, wound infection and slow healing, sexual weakness, blurred vision, numbness in hands or feet .

Causes: Incorrect dietary habits, obesity, heredity, side effects of some drugs, inadequate physical work and effects of certain hormones, prevention and remedies.

Prevention: Prevention is better than cure in diabetes. Believe that you can control diabetes. It requires making significant, long-term lifestyle changes and can be overwhelming at first. Focus on making one change at a time and soon you will have good control over your life and the disease. Regular exercise and yoga play an important role in preventing diabetes. Mothers who give birth to very heavy babies may be in a pre-diabetic stage. They should be more conscious about their diet.

Take good care of your feet. Diabetes impairs nerve function and blood to the feet, increasing your risk of infection. Take care to avoid cuts and sores, and promptly treat any injury to your feet. Eat a healthy diet. Proper diet helps keep your blood sugar in control and maintain a healthy weight. Pay special attention to eating low-fat foods. Watch your body changes and activities. Get regular eye tests. Changes in the eyes caused by diabetes often show symptoms until they are quite advanced. Early treatment may slow their progress and save your sight.

Prohibited foods: Sugar, glucose, honey, jam, chocolates, sweets, cold drinks canned fruits, cakes and alcohol.

Good foods: Take methi seeds, fresh methi, bitter guord, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, brinjals, lime juice, aamla and curd. Drink more water and fresh vegetable soup in routine. To prevent related diseases, get your sugar checked in routine.



Physiotherapy section inaugurated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 16
A physiotherapy section named after Swami Brahamanandji Maharaj Kender (Bhuriwale) was inaugurated by Swami Chetananand Ji (Bhuriwale) here today at Viklang Sahayata Kender, Rishi Nagar, this morning.

Mr Som Parkash, Director Social Security, Punjab, was the chief guest and the function was presided over by Mr R.S. Shrivastava, National Chairman Viklang Sahayata Yojna, Bharat Vikas Parishad.

Mr Shrivastava explained about the projects being taken up by the parishad in the country. He congratulated the city donors who had been running the Viklang Kender and the Viklang Punarvas Centre successfully for the past so many years.

Mr Balraj Maria, secretary, Viklang Sahayata Kender, explained about the plan to open a homoeopathic dispensary and polio corrective surgery hospital. Where services would be provided free of cost. Dr Lajpat Rai, president of the local Trust, thanked the guests and the audience.

This centre of physiotherapy will be run by the Sarabha Branch of the Parishad under the guidance of Principal Manju Prakash, Pawan Aggarwal and its executive members.

A training five-day workshop of the technicians from the centres of Ahmedabad, Hissar and Indore concluded today. The technicians were trained to improve the technique for developing durable, light and useful limbs.

Mr B.R. Maria told the gathering that since 1996, the Centre had provided artificial limbs to 19,578 patients.

“We have got settled around 100 disabled persons in various offices and factories. We have been imparting training in computer education, type writing, stitching, printing, chalk-making, duster-making, candle-making, embroidery, shoe-making, belts-making, book-binding etc to make them self-dependent.” said Mr Maria.


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