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“giving back your precious life”
through Functional Medicine and Homoeopathy
ABOUT ME ‘Treating patients, not symptoms”

I have always been passionate about herbs and healing since a very young age and brought up in a family that follows the traditional Ayurveda system of healing. I pursued my love of science and healing by studying Pharmacy at Leicester University.

I have been practicing pharmacy for over two decades and felt that the conventional model of restoring health back to patient just wasn’t working, and in fact the patient seems to get worse on long term medications.

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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Functional Medicine is a tailor-made to help these patients. The Functional Medicine approach recognizes that the same symptom may have myriad of causes, so it makes no sense to give all patients who have symptoms the same treatment. Such approach often merely suppresses symptoms, yet does nothing to correct the underlying problem. Functional Medicine practitioners treat patients, not symptoms. We examine all the possible causes of chronic dysfunction and ferret out a solution that addresses the cause for that patient. Best of all, this approach allows us to help far more of those “hard to treat” patients. So when we see a patient that has for example a chief complaint that is fatigue, we feel sense of hope and confidence that we can reverse the progression of disease.

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OUR SERVICES At Sanjivani we have an extensive range of Homoeopathic remedies and nutritional supplements used in Functional Medicine available through our online shop.

Sanjivani is a unique Clinic offering a personalized approach to healthcare, reintegrating the Art and Science of Medicine, and aim for a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in an individual’s body, mind and spirit.

We also offer consultations and treatment from Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner who is also a Classical Homoeopath and a Pharmacist.

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  • Sanjivani Functional Medicine and Homoeopathy
    2 Fleming Crescent
    Hertford Herts
    SG14 2DJ
    United Kingdom
  • pharmacy@sanjivani.co.uk

Sleep & Relaxation

Sleep Apnea & Disordered Metabolism

Research suggests that sleep apnea greatly increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. In one study of Indian adults, participants with sleep apnea were three times more likely to have those metabolic disorders. Diagnosis of and visits to physicians' offices for sleep apnea have increased by 442% from 1999 to 2010--from 1.1 million visits in 1999 to 5.8 million visits in 2010.Enormous increases in sleep-disordered breathing have also been observed over time; current estimates are that 13% of men and 6% of women have moderate or severe problems.

Many of these patients also have other health challenges, including metabolic syndrome, which is often undiagnosed. Interestingly, recent research suggests that a two-way relationship between sleep apnea and insulin resistance offers treatment options. In an animal model, rats fed a high-fat diet were more prone to developing insulin resistance and sleep apnea; treating the insulin resistance with metformin resolved both the insulin resistance and the sleep apnea.

Chronic lack of good quality sleep can contribute to development of health problems including hypertension, diabetes, and obesity as well as adversely affecting the immune system. Furthermore, a number of conditions, including generalized pain syndromes and mood disorders such as depression, interact with sleep reciprocally so sleep deprivation may actively fuel the underlying problem.

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles.

Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

Improve memory

Your mind is surprisingly busy while you snooze. During sleep you can strengthen memories or "practice" skills learned while you were awake (it’s a process called consolidation).

Curb inflammation

Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Research indicates that people who get less sleep—six or fewer hours a night—have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.

A 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.

People who have sleep apnoea or insomnia can have an improvement in blood pressure and inflammation with treatment of the sleep disorders.

Have a healthy weight

If you are thinking about going on a diet, you might want to plan an earlier bedtime too.

Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat—56% of their weight loss—than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass. (They shed similar amounts of total weight regardless of sleep.)

Dieters in the study also felt hungrier when they got less sleep.

Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain, when you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite.

Lower stress

When it comes to our health stress and sleep are nearly one and the same—and both can affect cardiovascular health.

Sleep can definitely reduce levels of stress, and with that people can have better control of their blood pressure, It’s also believed that sleep effects cholesterol levels, which plays a significant role in heart disease. Improves insulin resistance and hence diabetes.

Steer clear of depression

Sleeping well means more to our overall wellbeing than simply avoiding irritability.

A lack of sleep can contribute to depression. A good night’s sleep can really help a moody person decrease their anxiety. You get more emotional stability with good sleep.

If you think the long hours put in during the week are the cause of your anxiety or impatience, sleep cannot necessarily be made up during the weekend.

"If you sleep more on the weekends, you simply aren’t sleeping enough in the week," he says. "It’s all about finding a balance.

There are many more documented benefits of sleep and relaxation.

As more patients show up in your office with sleep problems, we explore the underlying causes and address them together with lasting lifestyle changes. In addition, addressing insulin resistance in patients with sleep apnea may be pivotal in treating the underlying causes as well as utilizing herbs, nutraceuticals, breathing exercises and mediation.