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Evaluation of the effect of an Ayurvedic Dietary Formulation (Panchakolasiddha yavagu) in reducing the Disease Activity Score (DAS28 using C‐reactive protein) among Amavata patients

Background and objectives: Amavata, is one among the multiple joint disorders explained in Ayurvedic classics. Its pathology is explained to be beginning with the sluggish functioning of the bio fire (agni) or the digestive capacity. The disease is having high prevalence rate and is of crippling nature. Practically there is no effective proven intervention in popular practice to break the chains in the pathogenesis by correcting the bio-fire. Hence it was a high time to develop such an intervention with a therapeutic diet restricting all other medicine and food to check the pathogenesis and thereby the disease activity.

Aim: The study attempted to evaluate effect of an Ayurvedic dietary formulation, Panchakolasiddha yavagu in reducing the disease activity by using the Disease Activity Score (DAS 28) using CRP, among amavata patients.

Settings and Design: Vaidyaratnam P S Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Open clinical trial

Methods: 20 participants were selected. Intervention was till the attainment of proper digestive capacity, the optimum functioning of bio fire or maximum up to 10 days. Panchakolasiddha yavagu prepared as per the classical reference was given in morning and evening restricting all other food and medicine. Pain was assessed daily using Numerical Rating Scale. Disease activity score was used to assess the symptomatic relief.

Statistical analysis used: Paired t test was used to assess effect of intervention. Statistical analysis was done by using Microsoft Office 2007 Excel, Graphpad InStat version 3, and IBM SPSS Statistics version 16.

Results: There was highly significant reduction in pain (p<0.001), significant reduction in disease activity (p<0.001). The intervention shows significant results in reducing the CRP levels (p<0.05).

Conclusion:  Administration of the Ayurvedic dietary preparation, panchakolasiddha yavagu was highly effective in reducing the disease activity score DAS28. It was highly effective in reducing the pain and maximum significant change is observed between day 7 and day 8. It also helped to reduce the CRP levels significantly. 

Posted: 2018-04-02More...
 

Comparative study of Go-Ghrita and Arjun-Ghrita on biological parameters in healthy human volunteers.

Abstract-

  • Introduction:- Ayurveda classified the vaya (age) into three avastha (stages) - Baalyavastha, Madhyamavastha and Vaardhakyavastha. In Vardhakyavastha, predominance of Vata causes Shoshana and Kshaya of different Dhatu.In modern medicine, Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular disease (CVD) are specifically described in relation to aging.Heart is one of the vital organs which is found to be commonly affected in old age. In India, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of CVD over the past two decades. According to Ayurveda, origin of diseases are classified into Santarpana andApatarpanajanya vikar.In Charak Samhita, Hridayavyatha is described under Aptarpan janya vikar.In vruddhavastha, degenerativechanges are prominent,Bruhan chikitsa is recommended.Go-ghrita is known as best Bruhan, Rasayan and Vayasthapan. Arjun ghrita is mentioned in Ayurveda classics for all types of Hridroga.But in modern medicine, due to increased prevalence of CVD, it is suggested to avoid consumption of ghee. These things are found to be paradoxical. Aim & Objective :-This study is aimed to explore the Efficacy of Go-Ghrita  on biological parameters in healthy human volunteers. Methodology :- This was a Randomized clinical study. Total 15 volunteers were selected by Cluster Random Sampling method. They were categorized as high, medium and low socioeconomic group.Go-ghrita was given in the dose of 10 ml once a day in the morning on empty stomach with lukewarm water for continuous 60 days. Result:- No significant change was found in biological parameters because Ghee is a good source of short chain saturated fatty acids which are easier to digest. Conclusion:-The consumption of Go-ghrita is good for health in the quantity of 10 gm daily in healthy people.It might be helpful for improvement in cardiac function.Further study can be conducted in large number of healthy volunteers for longer duration for confirmation of result.

Keywords:-  Santarpana, Aptarpan, Hridayavyatha, Go-ghrita, Bruhan.

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

A Clinical Evaluation Of Erandadi Taila Nasya And Karnapurana And Sarshapa Taila Karnapurana In The Management Of Karna Nada W.S.R. To Tinnitus

ABSTRACT:

Introduction

Tinnitus is ringing sound or noise in the ear or head. The characteristic feature is that the origin of this sound is within the patient. Tinnitus is more annoying in quiet surroundings, particularly at night, when the masking effect of ambient noise from the environments lost. Epidemiologic studies have consistently reported that tinnitus prevalence in adults range from about 10 to 15 percent of the population worldwide.

Material and Methods

In present study 32 patients of Karna Nada (Tinnitus) were selected and divided into two equal groups of 16 patients each. In group- I, patients were advised Erandadi Taila Nasya and Karnapurana and in group- II, patients were advised Erandadi Taila Nasya and Sarshapa Taila Karnapurana.

Data obtained was statistically analyzed.

Result

 Group- II was found to be providing better relief as compared to group- I.

Conclusion

There is a minute difference in percentage of relief in 2 groups under consideration. So no concluding statement can be given until the same trial is carried out on large sample size.

Key Words: Karna Nada, Tinnitus, Erandadi Taila, Nasya, Sarshapa Taila, Karnapurana.

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

True pain of False Healing -Various treatment modalities (a review from research perspective)

In  routine  extraction  procedures  dry  socket  remains  the  most  common  complication  with  diverse  etiology.  This  article  is  a  complete  review  of  the  available  literature  addressing  the  various  treatment  options  from  preclinical  and  clinical  point  of  view  for  dry  socket  (Alveolar  Osteitis  or  AO)  management  with  an  aim  to  aid  the  dental  health  care  professional  for  patient  preparation  and  management  of  this  painful  condition.  The  treatment  modes  include  conventional  methods  like  use  of  medicated  gauze,  herbs,  antibiotics,  gel,  irrigation.  It  is  a  common      condition  arising  after  an  extraction  of  mandibular  molars  along  with  postoperative  pain  in  and  around  the  extraction  site,  accompanied  by  a  partially  or  complete  loss  of  blood  clot  leaving  the  exposed  alveolar  socket  with  or  without  halitosis.  

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines in India

Chronic pain syndrome is a complex, but widespread problem in human beings. It adversely affect the patient and may cause depression, excessive use of drugs, fatigue, poor work quality and even lead to suicidal thoughts. Gastrointestinal, reproductive, muscular, neurological are some of the reasons of the chronic pain syndrome (CPS). Inflammation is involved in the pain through inflammatory mediators, which vary from person to person. To assuage the pain, inflammation has to remove by medications or by surgically. Besides the allopathic medications, alternative theories which are mild in nature can be applied for the pain management. These are massages, homeopathy, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, mind body therapies. All these therapies are based on different mode of action to reduce the inflammation. Alternatives therapies generally don't have any side effects on the body like allopathic medications. We hereby, describe the origin of pain, cause of pain and different alternative therapies for the pain relief management in this review.
Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

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Evaluation of the effect of an Ayurvedic Dietary Formulation (Panchakolasiddha yavagu) in reducing the Disease Activity Score (DAS28 using C‐reactive protein) among Amavata patients

Background and objectives: Amavata, is one among the multiple joint disorders explained in Ayurvedic classics. Its pathology is explained to be beginning with the sluggish functioning of the bio fire (agni) or the digestive capacity. The disease is having high prevalence rate and is of crippling nature. Practically there is no effective proven intervention in popular practice to break the chains in the pathogenesis by correcting the bio-fire. Hence it was a high time to develop such an intervention with a therapeutic diet restricting all other medicine and food to check the pathogenesis and thereby the disease activity.

Aim: The study attempted to evaluate effect of an Ayurvedic dietary formulation, Panchakolasiddha yavagu in reducing the disease activity by using the Disease Activity Score (DAS 28) using CRP, among amavata patients.

Settings and Design: Vaidyaratnam P S Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Open clinical trial

Methods: 20 participants were selected. Intervention was till the attainment of proper digestive capacity, the optimum functioning of bio fire or maximum up to 10 days. Panchakolasiddha yavagu prepared as per the classical reference was given in morning and evening restricting all other food and medicine. Pain was assessed daily using Numerical Rating Scale. Disease activity score was used to assess the symptomatic relief.

Statistical analysis used: Paired t test was used to assess effect of intervention. Statistical analysis was done by using Microsoft Office 2007 Excel, Graphpad InStat version 3, and IBM SPSS Statistics version 16.

Results: There was highly significant reduction in pain (p<0.001), significant reduction in disease activity (p<0.001). The intervention shows significant results in reducing the CRP levels (p<0.05).

Conclusion:  Administration of the Ayurvedic dietary preparation, panchakolasiddha yavagu was highly effective in reducing the disease activity score DAS28. It was highly effective in reducing the pain and maximum significant change is observed between day 7 and day 8. It also helped to reduce the CRP levels significantly. 

Posted: 2018-04-02More...
 

Comparative study of Go-Ghrita and Arjun-Ghrita on biological parameters in healthy human volunteers.

Abstract-

  • Introduction:- Ayurveda classified the vaya (age) into three avastha (stages) - Baalyavastha, Madhyamavastha and Vaardhakyavastha. In Vardhakyavastha, predominance of Vata causes Shoshana and Kshaya of different Dhatu.In modern medicine, Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular disease (CVD) are specifically described in relation to aging.Heart is one of the vital organs which is found to be commonly affected in old age. In India, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of CVD over the past two decades. According to Ayurveda, origin of diseases are classified into Santarpana andApatarpanajanya vikar.In Charak Samhita, Hridayavyatha is described under Aptarpan janya vikar.In vruddhavastha, degenerativechanges are prominent,Bruhan chikitsa is recommended.Go-ghrita is known as best Bruhan, Rasayan and Vayasthapan. Arjun ghrita is mentioned in Ayurveda classics for all types of Hridroga.But in modern medicine, due to increased prevalence of CVD, it is suggested to avoid consumption of ghee. These things are found to be paradoxical. Aim & Objective :-This study is aimed to explore the Efficacy of Go-Ghrita  on biological parameters in healthy human volunteers. Methodology :- This was a Randomized clinical study. Total 15 volunteers were selected by Cluster Random Sampling method. They were categorized as high, medium and low socioeconomic group.Go-ghrita was given in the dose of 10 ml once a day in the morning on empty stomach with lukewarm water for continuous 60 days. Result:- No significant change was found in biological parameters because Ghee is a good source of short chain saturated fatty acids which are easier to digest. Conclusion:-The consumption of Go-ghrita is good for health in the quantity of 10 gm daily in healthy people.It might be helpful for improvement in cardiac function.Further study can be conducted in large number of healthy volunteers for longer duration for confirmation of result.

Keywords:-  Santarpana, Aptarpan, Hridayavyatha, Go-ghrita, Bruhan.

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

A Clinical Evaluation Of Erandadi Taila Nasya And Karnapurana And Sarshapa Taila Karnapurana In The Management Of Karna Nada W.S.R. To Tinnitus

ABSTRACT:

Introduction

Tinnitus is ringing sound or noise in the ear or head. The characteristic feature is that the origin of this sound is within the patient. Tinnitus is more annoying in quiet surroundings, particularly at night, when the masking effect of ambient noise from the environments lost. Epidemiologic studies have consistently reported that tinnitus prevalence in adults range from about 10 to 15 percent of the population worldwide.

Material and Methods

In present study 32 patients of Karna Nada (Tinnitus) were selected and divided into two equal groups of 16 patients each. In group- I, patients were advised Erandadi Taila Nasya and Karnapurana and in group- II, patients were advised Erandadi Taila Nasya and Sarshapa Taila Karnapurana.

Data obtained was statistically analyzed.

Result

 Group- II was found to be providing better relief as compared to group- I.

Conclusion

There is a minute difference in percentage of relief in 2 groups under consideration. So no concluding statement can be given until the same trial is carried out on large sample size.

Key Words: Karna Nada, Tinnitus, Erandadi Taila, Nasya, Sarshapa Taila, Karnapurana.

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

True pain of False Healing -Various treatment modalities (a review from research perspective)

In  routine  extraction  procedures  dry  socket  remains  the  most  common  complication  with  diverse  etiology.  This  article  is  a  complete  review  of  the  available  literature  addressing  the  various  treatment  options  from  preclinical  and  clinical  point  of  view  for  dry  socket  (Alveolar  Osteitis  or  AO)  management  with  an  aim  to  aid  the  dental  health  care  professional  for  patient  preparation  and  management  of  this  painful  condition.  The  treatment  modes  include  conventional  methods  like  use  of  medicated  gauze,  herbs,  antibiotics,  gel,  irrigation.  It  is  a  common      condition  arising  after  an  extraction  of  mandibular  molars  along  with  postoperative  pain  in  and  around  the  extraction  site,  accompanied  by  a  partially  or  complete  loss  of  blood  clot  leaving  the  exposed  alveolar  socket  with  or  without  halitosis.  

Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines in India

Chronic pain syndrome is a complex, but widespread problem in human beings. It adversely affect the patient and may cause depression, excessive use of drugs, fatigue, poor work quality and even lead to suicidal thoughts. Gastrointestinal, reproductive, muscular, neurological are some of the reasons of the chronic pain syndrome (CPS). Inflammation is involved in the pain through inflammatory mediators, which vary from person to person. To assuage the pain, inflammation has to remove by medications or by surgically. Besides the allopathic medications, alternative theories which are mild in nature can be applied for the pain management. These are massages, homeopathy, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, mind body therapies. All these therapies are based on different mode of action to reduce the inflammation. Alternatives therapies generally don't have any side effects on the body like allopathic medications. We hereby, describe the origin of pain, cause of pain and different alternative therapies for the pain relief management in this review.
Posted: 2018-03-21More...
 

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Vol 6, No 1 (2018): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Clinical Study

Evaluation of the effect of an Ayurvedic Dietary Formulation (Panchakolasiddha yavagu) in reducing the Disease Activity Score (DAS28 using C‐reactive protein) among Amavata patients PDF
Muhammed Safeer P I, Surendran E, Prakash Mangalasseri 1-12
Comparative study of Go-Ghrita and Arjun-Ghrita on biological parameters in healthy human volunteers. PDF
Dr. Khushal Nikode 13-29
A Clinical Evaluation Of Erandadi Taila Nasya And Karnapurana And Sarshapa Taila Karnapurana In The Management Of Karna Nada W.S.R. To Tinnitus PDF
Rakesh Bishnoi 30-37

Review Article

True pain of False Healing -Various treatment modalities (a review from research perspective) PDF
Sonu Gupta 38-50
Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines in India PDF
Pradip patil 51-64


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