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PUMSAVANA KARMA IN AYURVEDA: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

All parents have a dream of begetting the healthy, intellectual and beautiful progeny; this is also evident from the reference of the word like “Suputrkameeya” in classics. The influence of diet, psyche and other routines of mother on the fetus has been talked since ages. Ayurveda describes simple methods to procure a healthy offspring and the planning of which starts from the selection of partner. These methods are popularized as ‘garbha samskara’ worldwide. Pumsavana Karma is one of the Shodasha Karmas (Sixteen rituals) performed in various stages of life in ancient India. It deals with the technique of genetic engineering to ensure healthy progeny and to determine the sex of the child. The practice of Pumsavana Karma is misapprehended among the Ayurvedic community that, it can be only practiced for getting the male baby. In some states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra etc. many quacks misuse and malpractice in the name Pumsavana Karmaand loot money from the people by giving false drugs. Govt. should consider amending the PNDT act (1994) for specific use of Pumsavana Karma in pregnancy by certified specialists (MS in Prasoothi and Streeroga) and also take care of misuse of Pumsavana Karma.    

 

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CLINICAL EVALUATION OF RAJAYAPANA BASTI ADMINISTERED BY CLASSICAL PUTAKA METHOD AND DRIP METHOD IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been described as Kampavata in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic texts have described treatment regimens to combat the condition. Aim: To determine the improvement in patients suffering from PD following Basti treatment. Materials & Methods: We gave Mustadi Rajayapana Basti treatment in patients willing to undergo Basti treatment by two methods- Classical Putaka method and Drip method. Results were analyzed using paired samples 't' test. Results: All patients tolerated the treatment well without any adverse events and reported improvement in symptoms. Although both methods show improvement, there was a statistically significant improvement in the tremors, rigidity, akinesia and bradykinesia, pill rolling movement, micrographia and glabellar tap. Conclusions: Over the short period of the present study, Basti therapy especially given by Drip method was found to show improvement in the condition of patients with PD.
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CLINICAL EVALUATION OF ‘JATAMANSI SIDDHA TAILA’ SHIRO-DHARA ON ANXIETY-NEUROSIS

In the modern era, life style is changing rapidly. Life is becoming fast and more techno-savvy and time for relaxation is decreasing. Prevalence of Anxiety Neurosis is increasing due to high levels of stress at work and personal fronts, which causes loss in work efficiency. In the recent studies it has been found that Anxiety patients form 30% of total psychiatric patients and about 5% of total population suffers from it.

The present study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of Shirodhara Chikitsa, as it acts on Manovaha Srotasa with following objectives and results.

  • To assess the effect of JatamansiSiddhaTaila Shirodhara on Anxiety neurosis by clinical trials
  • To find out the efficacy, dose, any side effects of Shirodhara.
  • Total 60 patients of Anxiety Neurosis were randomly selected and studied from Panchakarma Department, B.V.’s Ayurved Hospital, Pune. These patients were divided into two groups and given Shirodhara by Jatamansisiddhataila and TilaTaila.
  • By giving Shirodhara with JatamansiSiddhaTaila for 14 days, we get promising results 73.33% in Anxiety Neurosis and no relapses were seen in a follow up of 6 months.
  • No significant results were found in group given Shirodhara with TilaTaila and also relapse was seen.
  • Shirodhara by JatamansiSiddhaTaila, proved to be good treatment modality in the view of long term relief of Anxiety Neurosis as it acts by strengthening Manovaha srotasa and not just by suppressing vitiated Dosha.
  • No serious adverse effects were found.
Total 73.33% symptoms of Anxiety Neurosis patients were relieved.
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THERAPEUTIC REVIEW ON PANDUHARADRAVYAS (DRUGS FOR ANAEMIA) FROM NIGHANTUS

Ayurveda, one of the oldest recorded medical systems in the world has its own system of classification of diseases and has used certain terminology to describe the drugs which are indicated for the management of various diseases. For this purpose certain technical terms are being suffixed with term in hara, ghna, nashaka, jit etc. which literary means to combact, counteract, overcome etc. Panduroga, one among various disease condition described in Ayurveda is effectively compared with anaemia on the ground of its similar signs and symptoms. Anaemia one of the more common blood disorders occurs when the level of healthy red blood cells in the body becomes too low. Classical texts of Ayurveda describes drugs which have potency to combact its desire condition. These texts describes these drugs with following actions like; with Pandu, Panduta, Pandutva, Panduroga, Pandughna, Pandujit, Pandunut, Pandugada, Pandvmaya, Panduhat and Pandushamana properties. 135 drugs were reported to their Pandu combatting action in different 15 Nighantus, which includes 70 herbal, 28 mineral, 15 animal origin drugs and 22 are other drugs. Further, the reported haematinic activities of the drugs were reviewed from available literature.

Posted: 2016-05-14More...
 

UNDERSTANDING OF ARDITAVATA W.S.R.TO BELL’S PALSY

Ayurveda the science which guides about life style in terms of Ahara (Food), Vihara (Healthy regimen) and Achara (good conducts) that is healthy regimens ultimately keeps body healthy, happy and long life with free from diseases. In present era because of unwholesome food, inappropriate lifestyle, unrest etc leads to different disorders where Arditavata is one. In modern science which can be  correlated to  Bell’s palsy caused by dysfunction of facial nerve. Bell’s palsy equally found in both sex and prevelance of this disease is 6-7 cases per one lakh population.

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AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (SHAREERA) OF PANCHAGNANEDRIYA

The body is divided into six parts majorly and as Shadanga shareera (six part of body) and all these comprises of Anga and Pratyangas. The Shiras is said to be one among them and it is said to be Utthamanga (superior) because all sense organs are located in Head. Achaya Vagbhata said while explaining Abhyanga (Massage) especially Abhyanga is done to Shiras (Head) and Sravana (Ear) the intension is to nourish all sense organs and prevent respective diseases related to that particular organ. Normally all sense organs have normal perception of their subject and when Atiyoga and Ayoga of these Indriyas may lead to different diseases related to sense organs.

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CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ROLE OF KAVALA AND GANDUSHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HALITOSIS

Oral hygiene is an important factor which has a significant impact on quality of life. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal diseases and bad breath. Halitosis is unpleasant breath, regardless of its sources, oral or non-oral. Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care. According to American Dental Association, 50% of the adult population has suffered from oral malodour disorder, while 25% appear to have a chronic problem. In about 90% of the genuine cases, origin of the odour is in the mouth itself. Hence oral hygiene plays a major role in controlling halitosis. Though there is no separate chapter in Ayurveda describing Mukha Swasthya, oral hygiene practices like dantadhavana, jihvanirlekhana, kavala, gandusha are explained as daily routine under the heading of dinacharya. Kavala and gandusha are said to improve the oral hygiene and prevent various diseases of oral cavity. Here an attempt has been made to review the importance of kavala and gandusha in the management of oral halitosis.
Posted: 2016-05-15More...
 

ROLE OF CHANDRODAYA VARTI AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CERVICAL EROSION

 

 

Summary: Cervical erosion is a burning problem of women in today’s era. It affects the whole reproductive as well as general health of a woman. Here a case study of 31 year woman complained foul smelling white discharge and intermittent bleeding per vaginum after every intercourse. She was taking all modern treatment including electro cauterization but not found satisfactory result. According to Ayurveda cervical erosion can be described as Grabhashaya griva gat vrana and Agnikarma was indicated for wound which cannot cure by medicines and surgeries by taking this hypothesis in mind she was treated with Agnikarama by Chandrodaya Varti and  gross improvement was found  in all symptoms of cervical erosion. Replacement of columnar epithelium by squamous epitheluim was faster. Agni karma by Chandrodaya Varti is much more effective in the management of cervical erosion in several aspects as compared to electro- cauterization.

Key words: Agnikarama, Cervical erosion, Chandrodaya Varti, Grabhashaya griva gat vrana

 

Posted: 2016-05-01More...
 

UTTARBASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE INFERTILITY W.S.R.TO ANVOULATION - CASE SEREIS

Rise in number of infertile couple is a major concern worldwide. The number of couples turning to technologies and artificial methods like IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is increasing.   More and more number of male and female are prone to infertility in cities due to life style. The major causative factor in female infertility is determined as PCOD (Poly cystic ovarian disorder) or anovulatory cycle. Here case studies of patients suffering from infertility because of anovulation are presented.

Posted: 2016-05-15More...
 

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Vol 4, No 2 (2016): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Editorial

PUMSAVANA KARMA IN AYURVEDA: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS PDF
Vasant Patil 1-2

Clinical Study

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF RAJAYAPANA BASTI ADMINISTERED BY CLASSICAL PUTAKA METHOD AND DRIP METHOD IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE PDF
Vinay Chaudhary, Shaizi Layeeq, Mayank Bhatkoti 3-15
CLINICAL EVALUATION OF ‘JATAMANSI SIDDHA TAILA’ SHIRO-DHARA ON ANXIETY-NEUROSIS PDF
Anup Jain 16-26

Review Article

THERAPEUTIC REVIEW ON PANDUHARADRAVYAS (DRUGS FOR ANAEMIA) FROM NIGHANTUS PDF
Shashikant M Prajapati, Prof. Rabinarayan Acharya 27-46
UNDERSTANDING OF ARDITAVATA W.S.R.TO BELL’S PALSY PDF
Santosh Neelappa Belavadi 47-58
AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (SHAREERA) OF PANCHAGNANEDRIYA PDF
Mamata Yallappa Khatawakar, Dr.Veerayya R Hiremath 59-71

Short Reviews

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ROLE OF KAVALA AND GANDUSHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HALITOSIS PDF
krithi amai, Vijay B Negalur 72-79

Case Report

ROLE OF CHANDRODAYA VARTI AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CERVICAL EROSION PDF
ANJALI VERMA 80-87

Case Series

UTTARBASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE INFERTILITY W.S.R.TO ANVOULATION - CASE SEREIS PDF
Jasmine Ritesh Gujarathi, Ritesh Gujrathi 88-92


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