SHEETHALI CHIKITHSA/HEAT REDUCTION THERAPY
SHEETHALI CHIKITHSA is a complete and integral Indian approach to address the health and wellness of body, mind and soul of human beings. It is a whole way of life as it gives importance to dietary, meditation, counseling and herbal therapy. According to Sheethali Chikithsa, health is considered as a pre-requisite for achieving all the goals of life, whether it is materialistic or spiritual. It takes an integrated view of the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of human being, wherein each influences its effect with the others.
According to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – Government of India, “There is an acute shortage of Doctors and Para medical staffs in rural areas.” Considering the fact that seventy percent of the Indian population are living in rural areas, there is simply not enough health care workers, who are available to serve for the countries’ poor and underprivileged. Moreover, United Nations studies state that, “In some Asian and African countries, 80% of the population depends on traditional medicine for primary health care.” In many developed countries, 70-80% population use some form of alternative/complimentary medicines. With all these in mind, this brings about the context and reason behind the conception of Sheethali Chikithsa. With less than eighty species of medicinal plants that are used for the Sheethali Chikithsa treatment, these herbs are easily available everywhere and the medicines used in this treatment are less expensive but highly effective. Sheethali Chikithsa strongly emphasizes on the principle: “Health is a basic right of all human beings. It should not be denied to anyone by any reason”.
Sheethali Chikithsa is an alternative, less expensive, harmless, highly effective and natural way of treatment. It is a newly evolved treatment which is an outcome of long years of study, practical experience, meditation and intuitions of a Catholic priest, Dr. Aji Sebastian CMI of Darsanalaya ashram in Chandpur village in Faridabad district of Haryana – India. He visited and studied the effective traditional treatment methods of different indigenous groups all over the Indian subcontinents and many other countries. He explored a lot about herbal medicines through his continuous discussions with Botanists, Researchers, Medical Doctors, and the tribal health healers of various countries of Asia, Asia Pacific and Central America. The past fourteen years of reading, researching and experimenting lead him to the single conclusion: All the diseases and discomforts of human body are caused by the excess of heat/toxins generated in this system due to abnormal reactions. These abnormal reactions are caused by the lifestyle, negative attitudes and the changing environment.
Sheethali Chikithsa is a simplified approach to an alternative medical system to resolve complex healing process. The basic principal of this treatment is that an integrated and healthy human being can live only in a cool state of body and mind. It is based on the theory of ‘effective fire fighting’. Extended research lead Dr. Aji Sebastian to conclude that bodily imbalance is the cause of all sicknesses and as well as the result of excess heat/toxins in the body. Treatment is carried out by detoxifying the system, increasing the immunity power and making the individual whole. This system falls under the category of Herbalism in Alternative System.
There are six eliminatory organs in our body to remove these toxins that imbalance our body and mind and cause weakness. They are colon, lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, and lymphatic system. When the toxins are unable to be filtered out from our body due to any obstruction of the above six exits, there will be toxins accumulated in our body which will lead to increase in body temperature and then the degeneration of the organs. Among the above six eliminatory organs, five of them except the colon are capable of filtering and draining out the toxins by themselves. The ingested food has to be digested within three hours. If it does not happen, then the ingested food will remain in the stomach and thus, turn out to be harmful and toxic. Moreover, it can disturb the whole system, as well as spread the toxins to other body parts. Therefore, cleansing and detoxifying the body is the foremost requirement.
Sheethali Chikithsa is practised through selected herbs, which detoxify the entire bodily system and advised on simple yoga/meditation if required. Basically herbs, that are
This system is effective in treating all types of diseases other than emergency cases. This system is highly effective in treating Allergic disorders, Skin problems, Urinary tract infections, Intestinal problems, Respiratory problems, Mental disorders, Behavioral disorders, Neurological problems. Most of the Autoimmune diseases are improved a lot with this simple system and many are under his treatment for Spondylitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Hepatitis, Psoriasis, Inner Ear Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS), Cold Agglutinin Disease, Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Vasculitis etc.
The treatment in this method is an integration of yoga, meditation, counseling and herbal medicines. The nature has its solution for all the disorders on this earth. It is very true in the case of human diseases. It is a wonder that the nature has remedies for all the diseases on the earth. Nevertheless, human beings are not ready to search and find it in their fast-track life style. Therefore, many people depend on the impressive advertisements/marketing tricks and choose expensive but quick relieving medicines, which are easily available in the neighborhood medical stores. It further affects them to the health degradation, other diseases, loss of natural resistance, mental agony and money loss. The most painful thing is that modern medical system is highly commercialized, side effects generally ignored and poor people are not able to get proper treatment.
With the mission of health for all, Dr. Aji Sebastian established Darsanalaya Ashram in Faridabad in the year 2005. His health mission has reached out to 14 states of India and 7 others, which are on developed, developing and underdeveloped countries through various clinics and 4 rural health centres of his herbal system. He is a consultant and a teacher in many institutions in India and abroad. He believes in sharing his knowledge and wisdom. For this reason, he has trained more than 800 health workers in different rural areas. His excellent work has been appreciated and awarded by many government and private sectors. His main dream is to reach out to all the people across the world especially those who are been deprived of health facilities and to create one health worker in each village of India and all over the world.
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