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From Natural Rhythms To Circadian Physiology

From Natural Rhythms to Circadian Physiology

Being In Sync with the Rhythms of Life

Everything in Nature Has a Rhyth

Even though factors like genes and environment contribute to the modern health disorder of metabolic syndrome, the most significant cause for the occurrence of this disorder seems to be the disturbances to the circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are variations in physiology and behavior that persist with a cycle length close to 24 hours, even in the absence of periodic environmental stimuli.
It’s amazing that Ayurvedic scholars and Siddha yogis devised practices in line with what we know as the circadian rhythm, long before the term was coined by French geophysicist and astronomer, Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan in the 18th century. Every cell in our body operates on a rhythm – that’s more than a trillion clocks inside our body. Once we understand the cycles, we can immensely benefit by tuning our practices to be in harmony with them.

What else operates on a rhythm?

Plants, animals and every organism that is part of the nature is associated with the rhythm. It is hypothesized that this system evolved in order to predict and therefore efficiently plan the behavior and physiology of the organisms to the periodic cycle of the environment associated with the earth’s rotation. The rhythm is subject to the process of entrainment, a reset process occurred by external stimuli, such as light, darkness, temperature, etc.

Human beings are also subject to a 24 hour biological clock and need to synchronize their lifestyle routines in tune with the nature. Organisms feel more active during the day and less active during night time. Human beings also have the ability to sync with the geographical time, as illustrated by persons experiencing jet lag, while traveling across time zones.

What do these rhythms mean to me?

Alterations in the circadian rhythms, such as sleep deprivation, precipitate in the biological mechanism that leads to diseases. Studies show that irregularities in the internal clock system, and sleep, constitute risk factors for disorders including obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, thrombosis and even inflammation. The world health organization (WHO) in 2007, reported that night shift work is a probable cause of cancer!

Is there a Scientific Explanation for Circadian Rhythms?

There have been several studies conducted to find out the connection between disturbances of circadian rhythm and their connection with diseases like cancer, depression, etc. The Indian systems of medicine viz., Siddha and Ayurveda, prescribe ‘Dinacharya’ practices like, sleep hygiene, meditation, exercise, and daily cleansing to maintain the circadian rhythm.

Melatonin and light therapy are followed in the western systems of medicine to tackle rhythm disorders. Still important insights into circadian rhythm sleep disorders and the entrainment process of human circadian rhythm are on the whole lacking

Systems Health: The Systems Approach to Understanding Natural Rhythms

I am a Systems Scientist and I hold 4 degrees from MIT. Most of my life starting all the way back when I was 6 years old, has been devoted to systems science. This systems approach helped me understand the true potential of this wonder herb, turmeric.

In my early years as a child, I had witnessed by grandmother playing shaman in the village I grew up in Tamilnadu, a state down south of India. She had had no formal education but had the ability to treat people of various disorders and diseases and was widely respected by the villagers. Later in my life, drawn by my early exposure to my grandmother’s practices, I researched into the medicinal approach prevalent in Tamilnadu centuries ago – the practice of Siddha. As I studied it more and more, I understood that the practice of Siddha was a highly evolved scientific system of treating people of diseases/disorders. I was truly amazed at its strong and systematic framework that helped it achieve a holistic approach to treatment, and a level of sophistication on a scientific foundation that had hitherto been unattributed to the practice.

My life has been dedicated to bridging east and west, scientific and traditional, ancient and modern. After nearly four decades of research, I discovered Systems Health. The Systems Health approach is what is needed to integrate eastern and western knowledge so we can get a holistic understanding of anything related to health. At Systems Health, I have created lecture videos on various topics that help anyone interested in alternative health approaches to understand and benefit from the truly evolved sciences of Siddha/Ayurveda, their modalities, as well as various herbs they used in treating people.

I have also created a specific, east-west, systems based course on turmeric that can help you as an individual, as a health care practitioner or as an MD, to understand how turmeric works based on decades of scientific research.

Systems Health®: Bridging the Molecular Age with Yogic Age

Today western science has provided us powerful tools to understand how things work at a molecular level. As a Systems Biologist with a Ph.D from MIT, I combined my academic training in research and molecular systems science, with what I have learned of eastern systems of medicine from my grandmother as well as other eastern practitioners. This helped me create Systems Health that provides a revolutionary framework ancient systems of medicine. Systems Health is a curriculum of courses that bridges the worlds of ancient and modern, traditional and scientific, east and west.

I have also created a complete Certification Program where you can become a Systems Health practitioner and become conversant as an educator bridging these two worlds. You can take the entire Certification Program or you can take a single course. e.g. on turmeric., to get a feel for the new approach to understanding things like turmeric from both perspectives

Explore the Systems Health course on Natural Rhythms

To take the first step to understand the power of Systems Health educational framework, I suggest that you begin with this course on Natural Rhythms – Course Code: SHSC04.

Course Code: SHSC04

This lecture is intended for you to understand what is circadian physiology, and the concept of natural rhythms. This lecture helps you understand how our bodies are connected to internal and external rhythms; it also provides you a review of how the ancient systems of medicine recognized the importance of natural rhythms and how modern research is validating those ancient findings.


Syllabus

  • Background on Natural Rhythms
  • The Science of Circadian Physiology
  • Indian Medicine Systems and Natural Rhythm
  • Chinese Medicine Systems and Natural Rhythm
  • Tradition and Science
  • Summary
Special Offer for those interested in this Course

As part of my commitment to benefit the worlds of east and west, ancient and modern, traditional and scientific, you can take the From Natural Rhythms to Circadian Physiology course individually without having to sign up for the practitioner program. My intention is that you will not only learn about turmeric in a whole new way, but will also be inspired to be a Systems Health practitioner, from which you can become an educator bridging science and tradition that is so needed in our society today to understand the indigenous value of medicine that my grandmother taught me many years ago.

This course can be used towards your Systems Care Certification Program.

Who will benefit from this Course?

The course benefits anyone interested in general health. If you are a Medical/Health Practitioner, you may use the Concepts of this Lecture to recognize:

  1. What is circadian physiology?
  2. How our bodies are connected to internal and external rhythms
  3. How ancient systems of medicine recognized the importance of natural rhythms and how modern research is validating those ancient findings.
Special Offer for those interested in this Course

As part of my commitment to benefit the worlds of east and west, ancient and modern, traditional and scientific, you can take the From Natural Rhythms to Circadian Physiology course individually without having to sign up for the practitioner program. My intention is that you will not only learn about turmeric in a whole new way, but will also be inspired to be a Systems Health practitioner, from which you can become an educator bridging science and tradition that is so needed in our society today to understand the indigenous value of medicine that my grandmother taught me many years ago

  1. As a result, in lieu of the amount of $599 that you have to pay to get access to the Systems Care Certification Program, you can pay only $99 and get access to the Course Video
  2. Also, the credit for taking this Course as well as the amount of $99 you paid will be accounted for when you do want to enrol for the full Systems Care Certification Program
  3. 60-Day Money Back Guarantee: I am confident that you will appreciate the value of my Course videos in providing you with a holistic and scientifc approach to understanding the benefits of eastern medicine and herbs, in this case, Natural Rhythms. In case you are not satisfied for some reason, you can claim a full refund of the amount you paid, any time within 60 days of your purchasing the Course.

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