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How brain can be tricked to cure mental maladies

When neuroscientist V S Ramachandran came up with a cardboard box and mirror to trick the brain into `seeing’ a limb that didn’t exist in the late 1990s, he created quite a stir in the scientific community . Two decades on, he has initiated another trial on the same principle of illusion -only this time the brain itself plays the role of a mirror. Taking forward the theory that some brain cells in people mirror a reaction they are just witness to but not part of, Ramachandran and his team…

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Home Remedies for Migraine: 6 Superb Ways to Cure the Pain

Few things are as annoying as a throbbing head. Headache disorders are often underestimated and under-recognised but they are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system.Headaches are painful and disabling, but not all of them are the same. The ones that happen if you’re suffering from migraine also cause several other unwanted symptoms. According to the World Health Organisation, “Migraine most often begins at puberty and most affects those aged between 35 and 45 years. It is more common in women, usually by a factor of about…

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New Immunotherapy Technique May Cure Food Allergies

Canadian researchers have developed a new immunotherapy technique that has the potential to eliminate the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins. Anaphylaxis, defined as a severe rapid-onset allergic reaction, can be life-threatening and treatment options are limited. Using the new technique, the researchers were able to nearly eliminate the allergic reaction in mice by converting allergen-sensitive immune cells into cells that mimic the response seen in healthy, non-allergic individuals. The treatment reduced the symptoms of anaphylaxis, and lowered other key protein markers in the allergic response by up…

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The World of Ark: A Wonder Potion That’ll Cure You From Within

“Never lose a holy curiosity” – Albert Einstein A curious mind can pull out the answers to some of the gravest riddles of life. At 21, Harsh had almost lost hope when he stumbled upon the key to solve his chronic digestive issues. Harsh was suffering from acute Irritable Bowel Syndrome and after consulting a number of doctors across the country he decided to give Ayurveda a shot. It was then when he unlocked the miraculous world of ark. “It is no miracle, honestly. The concept of ark sounds new which it is…

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Castor oil, a common cure

Castor oil, a common cure (Getty Images) From eons, Castor Oil has been used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions. A common cure for many ailments, grandmothers would reach out for it whenever needed to naturally speed up the healing. Castor Oil is produced by cold-pressing the castor seeds of the castor bean plant, it is then clarified by heating the oil. It has traces of dense, concentrated source of ricinoleic acid which has many healing abilities. This rare compound – Ricinoleic acid is not found in any…

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