Another approach to health

Ayurvedic medicine, or Ayurveda, is a system of traditional medicine with 3,000 years of history native to the Himalayan area. Even today it is regarded as part of alternative medicine in such countries as India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Especially in Sri Lanka, it is protected and encouraged as one of national industries by Department of Ayurveda, world’s only administrative ministry related to it.
There is a Sri-Lankan-style Ayurvedic clinic in Japan, which I’ve visited on a monthly basis for almost half a year. Sunil Nishimura, a Sri Lankan Ayurvedic practitioner, has been running this clinic since 1996 in Kawagoe, Saitama. He first came to Japan in 1994, and soon after that he became ill because of his stressful life in Japan. He asked his family to send him Ayurvedic herbs. He took them imported from his home country and changed his eating habits into Sri Lankan ones. Then he recovered his health soon after he changed his life. That was why he opened a clinic based on Ayurveda for Japanese people suffered from diseases of civilisation.
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Swine flu outbreak begins in Japan

Today it was announced that three high school students in Kobe, who had never been abroad before, had been suffered from swine flu. Although some people who came back from Canada were found H1N1 positive before, they were hospitalized before they got into the mainland so the virus wasn’t spread. However, today’s event prove that the virus had spread all over this country.
I feel anxious about my friends, my parents, my brother, my sister and their families because most of them live within or near Kobe and they are very close to the outbreak area.
This has taught us the important lesson that, wherever you are, there’s no safe place. It’s wrong to blame those who are going abroad, because, in Japan or in another country, you have the same possibility to have the flu.
Anyway, all that I can do would be to prepare for its national outbreak. I already got a personal protection pack from American Red Cross shop to have hand sanitizer, face masks and other prevention items. The next thing I want to do for flu prevention is … to take a leave for a few weeks to drink beer in my house 😉

Drive virus away with lavender essential oil

Many people around me are suffered from cold in this season. As many people know well, cold is caused by being infected by viruses. In the crowded area like Tokyo, you can easily catch viruses on the crowded commuter trains. It is inevitable to take virus if you go out on a normal basis. For this, to avoid catching cold you must be immune to viruses, because (unlike germs that can be killed by antibiotics) no medicine but your white blood cells can kill viruses.
There are several options to keep your body's immunity. Taking nutritious foods will help to keep you immune. Sleeping well will also be nice. Avoiding much stress, much alcohol or anything impairing your immunity is also important for keep you healthy. Besides, aromatherapic means can work well.
I read books saying that lavender essential oil was good for strengthen your body's immunity against harmful viruses or germs and English people used it on a daily basis to prevent cold. I imported Tisserand's 20ml lavender oil from England for about £10, because the books said that Tisserand provided good essential oils.
I use it by putting ten drops in the bathtub to inhale it with vapor when taking bath. I put one drop on my handkerchief carried with me and sometimes cover my nose and mouth with it to intake the oil. Thanks to it, I caught no cold until now. More than that, if you put the oil itself on pimpled skin, the pimples will disappear.
The lavender oil can be imported from If you are a resident of Japan, you can buy it from OneNilTrade Limited at because Tisserand doesn't sell its products directly to Japan.