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PROBLEMS OF AYURVEDA DOCTORS WORKING IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS

Ayurveda, the mother of all systems of medicine, growing globally but the speed of growth is not satisfactory. There are both internal and external factors which are arresting the growth of Ayurveda. Since the post-independence era Ayurveda is treated like step mother by Govt. of India. China is becoming the leader in herbal drug market. The Chinese had already started pushing forward their Traditional Chinese Medicinal System with tremendous power rather aggressively. Chairman Mao Tse Tung personally took initiative in this and learning of TCM was made compulsory for all doctors to practice in China. For the development of Ayurveda and other Indian systems of medicine there is need of action plan which should concentrate on the education, practice and research aspects. With this background, in this editorial I am briefing the burning problems faced by Ayurveda doctors & solutions for the same.

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A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of combined effect of Ayurvedic drugs and Basti in the management of constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome vis-à-vis Pakvashayagatavata

Constipation predominant Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) vis-à-vis Pakwashayagatavata is a gut motility disorder associated with abdominal pain, constipation and bloated ness. A total of 25 patients suggestive of feature of Pakwashayagatavata or constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome were enrolled and were randomly divided into two groups.  In Group A, 15 patients were enrolled and were given Panchasakarchoorna and Mahashankhavati. In Group B, 10 patients were enrolled and were given combination of Ayurvedic drugs (Panchasakarchoorna,Mahashankhavati) along with Bastifor a period of 16 days.Total duration of study was of 1 month. Both the groups had shown significant improvement in chronic constipation, bloating etc.(p<0.01),butgroup Bshowed better improvement in comparison to group A. Thus,Basti therapy is effective in the management of Pakwashayagatavata or constipation predominant IBS.

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COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF BADARASHMA BHASMA AND PISHTI

Badarashma (Lips Judaicus/ Jew’s stone) was used in two different forms to treat the urolithiasis condition. The prepared bhasma and pisthi were compared by subjecting them to analytical parameters along with organoleptic characters. The colour of bhasma was Hay and pisthi was white. The result obtained from analytical study shows that bhasma is more alkaline when compared to pisthi. Moisture content of pisthi was more compared to bhasma as there is no heat application during pisthi preparation. Ash content was more in bhasma than pisthi. Water soluble ash content of Badarashma bhasma(59.62%) was less compared to pisthi(70.83%). Hence the absorption of pisthi may be more compared to bhasma. Silica content is more in pisthi(1.02%) to that of bhasma(0.98%). Particle size of pisthi is less than that of bhasma. Percentages of Calcium, Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Sulphate, Nitrate content were more in bhasma compared to that of pisthi. Potassium content of bhasma was less than pisthi.  

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Vyadhi sankara – concept of differential diagnosis in ayurveda

Ayurveda is known as the science of life, rightly so, because it focuses equally both  on swastha(healthy) as well as on atura awastha(diseased state), maintenance of health and management of various diseases respectively. Integral part of atura skanda is roga nirnaya, chikitsa and so on. It is established that a disease according to ayurveda could be diagnosed on nidana panchaka alone. This nidana panchaka being the adhikarana is explained elaborately in  nidanasthana of charaka samhita.

In THE same section  their is  mention of the most ignored ,yet highly useful tool for diagnosis of a condition as per ayurvedic principles “the concept of SANKARA” . It is explained at the end of nidanasthana and  is an unique contribution of charaka samhitaSankara is explained under four categories, Hetu / Linga / Chikitsa and Vyadhi. In other words, the key to decode and understand the whole of atura skanda lies in this concept. Here in this article an effort is made to understand vyadhi sankara. Vyadhi sankara is a cluster /group of two or more diseases presenting together. 

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A Critical Book Review On “Rasa-Prakasha-Sudhakara”

There are various treasures of sciences in India which have made it popular in the world. Out of this Rasashastra (Indian Alchemy, Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics) is also one of them. There are various texts written on Rasashastra since from B.C to A.D. Out of many books written, few important books are Rasendrachudamani, Rasaprakashasudhakara, Rasachintamani, Rasachudamani, Rasendrachitamani, Rasapaddati, Rasasara, Rasendrasara, Rasamangala, Rasamanjari, Rasakamadhenu. These Rasagranthas (text books of Rasashastra) describe Dehavada (making the body healthy and strong), Lohavada (converting he lower metals in to gold and silver) and Chikitsavada (Treatment) in detail. Out of these books, Rasa-Prakasha-Sudhakara is an important one, which describes Lohavada and Chikitsavada in detail.

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Classical Ayurvedic Management of Insomnia (Anidra ) – A Case Study

 Introduction: Insomniais the most common sleep problem worldwide. It can lead to many psychosomatic manifestations like fatigue, high blood pressure, lack of concentration and ultimately reduce the productivity and badly hampers the quality of life. According to Ayurveda, Lack of Nidracauses many sign and symptoms like Dukha, Karshyata, Balahani, Agnyanata even Mrityu. Mainly Vata Vaigunyata is responsible for AnidraAyurveda advocates some fruitful panchakarma therapies like Nasya, Shirodhara and Murdhni Chikitsa for Mana and Indriya Vikaras. Anidra can be clinically correlated with Insomnia. In modern medical science for the management of insomnia includes administration of Antipsychotic and Sedatives, each of them is having its own limitations due to wide range of adverse effect. On the other side, Ayurveda having a light of hope for this condition by correction of basic pathology particularly through Panchakarma, like external treatment in the form of Shirodhara and internal administration like Nasya karmato treat the Insomnia. Case history:  In this present study a female patient aged 42 years of registration number 405 presented with the complains of fatigue, sleeplessness, numbness and heaviness in head since 10 years. Management & Result: Treatment given is Shirodhara with Himasagara Tailamfor 30 min for the duration of 21 days and Nasya with Brahmi Ghritamfor 25 min for the duration of 21 days alogwith Medhya Rasyana i.e. Manasmitra Vatkam, Mantocalm, Saraswata Arishta.

 Conclusion:  The treatment had shown positive response by increasing duration of sleep and quality of sleep along with over well being in terms of quality of life

 

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EFFECT OF PANCHA TIKTA KSHIRA BASTI- KARMA IN ASTHI VIDRADHI W.S.R. TOAVASCULAR NECROSIS

Introduction: Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a condition that occurs due to loss of blood supply to the bone which leads to cellular death of bone tissue. Sometimes this condition involves the bones of a joint cause’s destruction of the joint. In early stages there is no symptom but in advance stage patient is suffered from severe pain and dysfunction of affected joint. Case history: A female patient with registration No. 4455 National institute of Ayurveda and Hospital, Jaipur aged about 35 years with the complaints of pain in both hip joints and thigh region with difficulty in walking was admitted on bed no. 20 in Female ward. It was diagnosed as a case of Avascular necrosis of neck of femur based on MRI- reports. As per Ayurveda the patient is diagnosed as a case of Asthipradoshaja Vikara in general and Asthi-Vidradhi in particular. Management & Result: Patient was treated with classical Panchakarma treatment particularly with Basti Karma by using drugs like Panchatiktaka Kvatha and Guggulu Tiktaka Ghritam along with conventional drugs of Basti as Kala Basti schedule. Certain oral medication like Kaishore Guggulu, Manjishtadi Kvatha, Dashamula Kvatha and Triphala Churna etc were given. After completion of treatment the pain in hip joints and thigh region was reduced, range of movement of hip joint was improved and difficulty in walking was much reduced and walking distance was also improved. Conclusion: In the acute stage of AVN ayurveda play an important role but in advance stage of the disease still an awaited, but with the Panchakarma therapy along with shaman drugs improved the quality of life. 

Posted: 2016-03-18More...
 

Impact on overall survival rate in pancreatic cancer with Ayurvedic rasayana therapy –A case series of 4 patients

Pancreatic cancer is known for one of the worst prognosis in different kinds of cancer. In spite of advances in chemotherapy and Immunotherapy medical science has failed to achievesatisfactory success in improving survival in patients of pancreatic cancer. In advanced stage pancreatic cancer patients the expected median survival rate is to be only three to six months. Moreover the quality of life in such patients is highly compromised. Ayurvedic Rasayana therapy has shown promising results in improving overall therapeutic outcomes in patients of pancreatic cancer. Ayurveda therapy has not only shown to improve quality of life in such patients but it has also significantly increased patients survival and need for requirement of conventional palliative care therapies.The present article puts a light on Ayurvedic aspects about management of Patients with pancreatic cancer and also discusses few case studies of pancreatic cancer patients treated successfully by Author and his team using Rasayana therapy.
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Vol 4, No 1 (2016): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Editorial

PROBLEMS OF AYURVEDA DOCTORS WORKING IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS PDF
Vaidya Vasant Patil 1-2

Clinical Study

A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of combined effect of Ayurvedic drugs and Basti in the management of constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome vis-à-vis Pakvashayagatavata PDF
Pragya Singhal 3-11

Experimental Study

COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF BADARASHMA BHASMA AND PISHTI PDF
seema mandi balanaga reddy, Dr Vani Belapu, Dr.Radhika Ranjan Geethesh P 12-23

Review Article

Vyadhi sankara – concept of differential diagnosis in ayurveda PDF
priyanka shandilya, shreevathsa M 24-31

Book Review

A Critical Book Review On “Rasa-Prakasha-Sudhakara” PDF
Jyothi P Baragi, Pramod Channappa Baragi 32-36

Case Report

Classical Ayurvedic Management of Insomnia (Anidra ) – A Case Study PDF
KANIKA WADHAWA, kshiteeja choudhary, SANTOSH KUMAR BHATTED 37-42
EFFECT OF PANCHA TIKTA KSHIRA BASTI- KARMA IN ASTHI VIDRADHI W.S.R. TOAVASCULAR NECROSIS PDF
SAJJAN KALWANIA, KAHITEEJA CHOUDHARY, SANTOSH KUMAR BHATTED 43-48

Case Series

Impact on overall survival rate in pancreatic cancer with Ayurvedic rasayana therapy –A case series of 4 patients PDF
Yogesh Narayan Bendale, VINEETA Y BENDALE, AVINASH P KADAM, POONAM K BIRARI-GAWANDE 49-59


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