Avatars and Virtual Humans Tuesday, March 20th, Virtual characters that appear almost photo-realistic have been shown to induce negative responses from viewers in traditional media, such as film and video games. This effect, described as the uncanny valley, is the reason why realism is often avoided when the aim is to create an appealing virtual character. In Virtual Reality, there have been few attempts to investigate this phenomenon and the implications of rendering virtual characters with high levels of realism on user enjoyment.
Ayurveda Research Papers CCA Student papers The selected papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation. As the pituitary gland secretes LH and FSH, these hormones act on the follicle in the ovary and stimulate its maturation.
At the ovary, estrogen and progesterone are released. At the same time, progesterone affects the development of the endometrium and the breast tissue.
The hormonal flow between the three glands is a negative feedback system; if the body has enough estrogen then no LHRH is produced, however, if estrogen levels are running low, than the hypothalamus secretes LHRH.
A healthy menstrual cycle is dependent on functioning of the endocrine system. If pregnancy does not occur, than the endometrial lining is released.
Following menstruation, the endometrial lining of the uterus builds again as the uterus prepares for a fertilized egg. During this time there is an increase in arterial and venous blood flow.
Then, during the secretory phase, the tissue leftover after the egg is released, known as the corpus luteum, secretes estrogen and progesterone to act on the uterus and body.
At this point in the cycle, if fertilization has occurred, estrogen and progesterone remain high and there is no need for the hypothalamus to secrete LHRH. The subdosha of vata associated with downward movement.
Halpern, Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine, 6th Ed. This causes the hips to widen, breasts to develop, and body hair to grow. It is usually caused by a problem in the endocrine system that regulates hormones. California College of Ayurveda p.
Chowkhamba Sanskrit SeriesVolume 5 p. Common diagnostic tools are blood tests for thyroid function, female and male hormone, and possible ultrasound imaging to view the reproductive organs. Therefore, first of all, the aggravated vayu should be alleviated, and only thereafter, therapies should be administered for the alleviation of other doshas.
But other doshas can cause it as well. Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Volume 5 p.
A Comprehensive Guide 2nd Ed. Lotus Press p. So too is excessive motion such as a fast paced lifestyle filled with travel, stress and overwhelm. Physically, excessive exercise provokes vata. It overflows to the rasa and rakta vaha srotas and relocates deeper into the rasa dhatu as well as into the medas and shukra dhatus.
Relocation to the rasa dhatu leads to dryness throughout the body and a decrease in the production of menstrual fluid. Relocation to the medas dhatu results in weight loss and further drying of the body.
Relocation to the shukra dhatu inhibits ovulation. Western Approach to Treatment According to the Mayo Clinic staff, depending on the nidana of the amenorrhea, treatments include contraceptive pills to jumpstart the menstrual cycle, medications to treat possible thyroid or pituitary disorders or surgery in the case of tumors or structural blockages.
Assess areas of stress and conflict in your life. Their treatment plan would include dietary and lifestyle changes in addition to herbal and five sense therapies.
Dietary Recommendations As a condition of vata vitiation, women with amenorrhea will likely experience an increase in the qualities of dry, cold, light and mobile.
To counteract these qualities they should alter their diet to concentrate on warm, moist and heavy foods. The most beneficial tastes for them at this time are sweet, in addition to salty and sour.
The spicing of foods with dipanas is important to ensure that samana and apana vayu are functioning, as absorption and elimination of nutrients is key. A woman with amenorrhea should increase her consumption of whole grains, root vegetables, nuts, dairy and oil. The addition of oils to the diet will be very nourishing and help to keep moisture in the body.
For some women, taking daily supplements will help them to get any vitamins or minerals that their diet is lacking. Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series p.
A couple examples of oils containing omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are flaxseed oil and cod liver oil. Herbs for Amenorrhea Herbal treatments for amenorrhea can be very effective when taken in addition to dietary and lifestyle changes.The Constructive Aspect of Visual Perception: A Gestalt Field Theory Principle of Visual Reification Suggests a Phase Conjugate Mirror Principle of Perceptual Computation.
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