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“Comparative study of Efficacy of “Shiva Guggulu” and “Alambushadi Ghan Vati” in the management of Amavata with special reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Context -The clinical presentation of Amavata closely mimics with the special variety of Rheumatologic disorders called rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.). Prevalence of RA is approx. 0.8% of the population. Due to wide spectrum of disease, much prevalence in the society and lack of effective medicine, the disease had been chosen for the study.Aim- To study the Comparison of efficacy of “Shiva Guggulu” and “Alambushadi ghan vati” in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Settings and Design: Single centered Randomized, Control, and Open Clinical study. Methods and Material: 50 clinically diagnosed and registered patients of amavata were divided randomly into two groups. Group A- 25 patients of amavata were administered ‘Shiva Guggulu’ (Rasendra Sara SangrahaAmavatachikitsa prakarana 2/ 17-20) 2 Tab (each Tab 500 mg.)TDS with lukewarm water, after meal for 30 days .Group B- 25 patients of amavata were administered ‘Alambushadi Ghan Vati’ (Chakradutta Amavatachikitsa Prakarana 25/ 41-42.) 2 Tab (each Tab 500 mg), TDS with lukewarm water, after meal for 30 days Statistical analysis used: In Stat Graph Pad 3 Software ,For Nonparametric data Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test while for Parametric data Paired‘t’ Test and for Inter group comparison, Mann-Whitney Test & Unpaired ‘t’ Test was used.  Coclusion - On comparing the effect of two therapies it can be concluded that Group B (Alambushadi Ghana Vati)   provided better relief than Group A (Shiva Guggulu) in most of the sign and symptom of the disease at significant level. It also considerably prevents the relapse.

Posted: 2017-09-15More...
 

“A comparative clinical study of Kasisadi taila and Jatyadi taila in the management of Arsha”

Introduction: Acharya Susruta has described it under the heading of ashta maha gada- under the big umbrella of eight difficult to treat disorders and it is defined as violent as an enemy. Aim and objectives: The study was planned to compare the clinical efficacy of Kasisadi taila (Group I) with the Jatyadi taila (Group II) in the management of arsha with respect to haemorrhoids.Observation:28 patients with classical sign and symptoms of Arsha (haemorrhoids) visiting O.P.D. & I.P.D. of Shalya Tanta; department of I.P.G.T. & R.A., Hospital, Jamnagar were selected for the present study. In the Kasisadi taila group, two patients got marked improvement and five patients got moderate improvement. In Jatyadi taila group, three patients got moderate improvement and three patients got improvement. Result is depending upon time factor which is related to chronicity and severity of the disease. Conclusion: Kasisadi Taila as local application with routine standard treatment is more effective than Jatyadi Taila in the 1st and 2nd degree of Arsha (Haemorrhoids) because of its corrosive nature, kasisadi taila reduced the size of pile mass without hampering normal mucosa of anal canal.

Posted: 2017-11-15More...
 

Exploring analytical patterns of the arterial pulse

Ayurveda has been practiced for thousands of years in India and the demand in the implementation of this form of alternative medicine is increasing because of accurate diagnosis and long term effect. The Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya) gets the health related information of the individual by placing the three fingertips (index, middle and ring) at the wrist. The procedure of pulse acquisition is subjective anddiffers not only from vaidya to vaidya but also depends on other physiological, pathological and environmental factors. These varying factors have made it difficult to correlate the subjective information with the laboratory controlled proof-based methodology used to quantize modern medicine. There are several attempts to standardize this Ayurvedic pulse-based methodology by using advanced instrumentation. The main aim of this review is to provide a summary of the feature extraction and pattern recognition techniques used for the Ayurvedic wrist-pulse based diagnostic techniques. Modifications in the pulse due to certain physiological and pathological conditions have also been described. These contents are mainly extracted from the published work from more than 50 journal and conference articles.
Posted: 2017-10-29More...
 

Turmeric- from an ancient spice to modern medicine in Periodontics

Various ayurvedic products are used in medicine due to their vivid use. These products include herbs, roots, leaves etc. Phytotherapy is the term that refers to the use of herbs as medicines. Turmeric is a yellow component produced from a herb Curcuma longa which has been used as a medicine since ancient times. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the main component of Curcuma longa. C. longa has a long history as a curative in Ayurvedic medicine. Numerous pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties have been attributed to curcumin following oral or topical administration, so it can be useful for both systemic and local disease treatment. It can also be used as a plaque disclosing agent, mouthwash and subgingival irrigant in treatment of periodontal disease. In gel form, it is a component in local drugs delivery system. Due to the varied use of this herb, this review focuses on the use of Curcumin in periodontal diseases.

Posted: 2017-11-15More...
 

Effect of shatpushpa in female infertility w.s.r to anovulatory factor: a review study

Incidence of infertility has been raised due to changed lifestyle. Rough estimates suggest that nearly 30 million couples in India suffer from infertility, making the incidence rate of infertile couples at 10 per cent.  Among the reason of female infertility, Ovarian dysfunction contributes about 40% which includes anovulation i.e. inability to produce ovum. Treatment of this problem in modern medical science is costly as well as it has so many risk factors including early menopause, ovarian carcinoma etc. In Ayurveda, certain drugs are described which are helpful to procure fertility. Shatpushpa is the single drug of choice which is helpful in female reproductive disorders. Indication of Shatpushpa described by Kashyapa samhita includes amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, menopausal syndrome etc. Various researches have been carried out to evaluate effect of Shatpushpa on infertility due to anovulatory factor and results are satisfactory even though it is given by different route. There is need of time to evaluate effect of shatpushpa in the form of Shatpushpa kalpa- the unique method of administration of Shatpushpa given by Acharya Kashyapa. 

Posted: 2017-10-10More...
 

Exploring measurement methods of the arterial pulse

Study of pulse-based diagnostic techniques is gaining popularity because of its importance in alternative medicine (Ayurveda, Unani, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.), increasingly being used in several countries worldwide. In Ayurveda, it is considered that imbalance in the tridoshas gives rise to the diseased state of the individual. Pulse-based diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha in Ayurveda) is a quick and simple technique where the Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya) gathers the information of the health condition by placing three fingers (index, middle and ring) on the wrist of the individual. Efforts are now being made to standardize the protocol for research in the Ayurvedic pulse-based diagnostic approach (over the last decade) by using instrumentation for acquisition and complex statistical analysis tools for the knowledge discovery process. The main aim of this review is to provide an overview of the data acquisition techniques used for Ayurvedic wrist-pulse based diagnosis. These contents are mainly extracted from the published work from more than 50 journal and conference articles.
Posted: 2017-10-29More...
 

Critical analysis on management of kushta through panchkarma - A review article

The skin is the largest organ of the body, having a surface area of 1.8 m2 and measuring approximately 18% of the body weight. It reveals both the normal and pathological state of an individual. The word Kushta is a broad term used for almost all skin disorders. The disease which has a spreading nature and which leads to deformity of skin in the form of discoloration is known as Kushta. All three types of treatment viz. Daivavyapashraya, Yuktivyapashraya and Satvavachaya chikitsa are to be followed while treating Kushta. While applying the Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa preferably start with any form of Apatarpana Chikitsa eg. Rukshana because Kushta is a Santharpanottha vikara. This should be followed by Dosha Pratyanika Chikitsa wherein Gritapana is indicated in Vata Pradhana Kushta, Virechana and Raktamokshana in Pitta Pradhana Kushta and Vamana is indicated in Kapha Pradhana Kushta. Person suffering from Kushta who has excessive vitiation of the Dosha should be given eliminative therapies repeatedly. While administering these elimination therapies the physician should be very cautious because excessive elimination of morbid factors may weaken the patient and the Vayu which becomes aggravated might pose sudden danger to his life. A wise physician should eliminate morbid Dosha in small quantities repeatedly by accessing the strength of person each time.  Acharyas have prescribed Vamana once in 15 days, Sramsana once in a month, Raktamokshana once in 6 months and Nasya once in 3 days. All Acharya’s have emphasized on Shodhana therapy in the management of Kushta. By nature, Kushta is a difficult disease to cure hence called ‘Duschikitsya’ but by the application of shodhana therapy, cure of the diseases becomes easier due to removal of the root cause.  Hence shodhana has great importance in Bahudosha avastha.

Posted: 2017-10-26More...
 

Role of takradhara in uchcharaktachapa (HTN)

ROLE OF TAKRADHARA IN UCHCHARAKTACHAPA (HTN)

                                               

 Stress and strain of day to day life affects one’s bodily organs through several psychophysical mechanisms. Among the several psychosomatic diseases, the cardiovascular disorder like Uchcha Raktachapa (Hypertension) is quite significant. Hypertension is a leading public health challenge globally due to its high prevalence and related morbidity and mortality. An estimated 978 million adults, or 28% of the world's adult population, had uncontrolled hypertension in 2008. More alarming, conservative estimates indicate that the global burden of hypertension will increase to more than 1.56 billion by 2025.  As the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, high blood pressure was responsible for approximately 7.6 million deaths globally, or 13.5% of all deaths, in 2001. Takradhara relieves insomnia and provides mental calm, in addition to provide cure of the above mentioned diseases. In addition, it also provided significant relief in their symptoms like Shiroruka, Bhrama, Klama and Breathlessness. We also noticed in our study that if the Dhara is dropped on the forehead nearer to the eyebrows, it provide more relief to the patients. Sushruta has mentioned Sthapani Marma between the two eyebrows. It is Vishalyaghana type of the Sira Marma. The hypotensive effect of Takradhara proved by this study seems to be mediated through this Sthapani or Kurcha Marma. Being a Sira Marma it might have some reflex action on the baroreceptors which are disturbed in essential hypertension and may be held responsible for constriction of the arterioles leading to rise in blood pressure.So this study is aimed to conclude that Takradhara is effective treatment for Uchcha Raktachapa (Hypertension).

Key wods:Takradhara, Uchcha Raktachapa ,Hypertension.

Posted: 2017-10-07More...
 

Dwadasha ashana pravichara: a practical approach to dietary practices

Ayurveda has different concepts of food and nutrition for prevention of diseases, promotion of health and as a part of therapies. One such unique concept of dietetic prescription is given under the heading “Dwadasha ashana pravichara” (the twelve kinds of food administration). This concept gives different ways of food administration based on the quality and quantity of food in relation to the condition of the individual, be it healthy or diseased. Here, an attempt is made to analyse the practical application of this concept. For example, in reduced digestive capacity, less quantity of food is advised once a day. This is to facilitate easy digestion and to kindle the digestive fire slowly, just like a dying fire is gradually strengthened by putting in small quantities of fuel and not bulk of fuel at a time. In this way, understanding and application of these twelve administrations will help the individuals to either promote their health or to treat diseases with the help of foods.

Key words: Ayurveda, Swasthavritta, Ahara, Agni, Ashana, Vyadhi

Posted: 2017-10-26More...
 

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“Comparative study of Efficacy of “Shiva Guggulu” and “Alambushadi Ghan Vati” in the management of Amavata with special reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Context -The clinical presentation of Amavata closely mimics with the special variety of Rheumatologic disorders called rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.). Prevalence of RA is approx. 0.8% of the population. Due to wide spectrum of disease, much prevalence in the society and lack of effective medicine, the disease had been chosen for the study.Aim- To study the Comparison of efficacy of “Shiva Guggulu” and “Alambushadi ghan vati” in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Settings and Design: Single centered Randomized, Control, and Open Clinical study. Methods and Material: 50 clinically diagnosed and registered patients of amavata were divided randomly into two groups. Group A- 25 patients of amavata were administered ‘Shiva Guggulu’ (Rasendra Sara SangrahaAmavatachikitsa prakarana 2/ 17-20) 2 Tab (each Tab 500 mg.)TDS with lukewarm water, after meal for 30 days .Group B- 25 patients of amavata were administered ‘Alambushadi Ghan Vati’ (Chakradutta Amavatachikitsa Prakarana 25/ 41-42.) 2 Tab (each Tab 500 mg), TDS with lukewarm water, after meal for 30 days Statistical analysis used: In Stat Graph Pad 3 Software ,For Nonparametric data Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test while for Parametric data Paired‘t’ Test and for Inter group comparison, Mann-Whitney Test & Unpaired ‘t’ Test was used.  Coclusion - On comparing the effect of two therapies it can be concluded that Group B (Alambushadi Ghana Vati)   provided better relief than Group A (Shiva Guggulu) in most of the sign and symptom of the disease at significant level. It also considerably prevents the relapse.

Posted: 2017-09-15More...
 

“A comparative clinical study of Kasisadi taila and Jatyadi taila in the management of Arsha”

Introduction: Acharya Susruta has described it under the heading of ashta maha gada- under the big umbrella of eight difficult to treat disorders and it is defined as violent as an enemy. Aim and objectives: The study was planned to compare the clinical efficacy of Kasisadi taila (Group I) with the Jatyadi taila (Group II) in the management of arsha with respect to haemorrhoids.Observation:28 patients with classical sign and symptoms of Arsha (haemorrhoids) visiting O.P.D. & I.P.D. of Shalya Tanta; department of I.P.G.T. & R.A., Hospital, Jamnagar were selected for the present study. In the Kasisadi taila group, two patients got marked improvement and five patients got moderate improvement. In Jatyadi taila group, three patients got moderate improvement and three patients got improvement. Result is depending upon time factor which is related to chronicity and severity of the disease. Conclusion: Kasisadi Taila as local application with routine standard treatment is more effective than Jatyadi Taila in the 1st and 2nd degree of Arsha (Haemorrhoids) because of its corrosive nature, kasisadi taila reduced the size of pile mass without hampering normal mucosa of anal canal.

Posted: 2017-11-15More...
 

Exploring analytical patterns of the arterial pulse

Ayurveda has been practiced for thousands of years in India and the demand in the implementation of this form of alternative medicine is increasing because of accurate diagnosis and long term effect. The Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya) gets the health related information of the individual by placing the three fingertips (index, middle and ring) at the wrist. The procedure of pulse acquisition is subjective anddiffers not only from vaidya to vaidya but also depends on other physiological, pathological and environmental factors. These varying factors have made it difficult to correlate the subjective information with the laboratory controlled proof-based methodology used to quantize modern medicine. There are several attempts to standardize this Ayurvedic pulse-based methodology by using advanced instrumentation. The main aim of this review is to provide a summary of the feature extraction and pattern recognition techniques used for the Ayurvedic wrist-pulse based diagnostic techniques. Modifications in the pulse due to certain physiological and pathological conditions have also been described. These contents are mainly extracted from the published work from more than 50 journal and conference articles.
Posted: 2017-10-29More...
 

Turmeric- from an ancient spice to modern medicine in Periodontics

Various ayurvedic products are used in medicine due to their vivid use. These products include herbs, roots, leaves etc. Phytotherapy is the term that refers to the use of herbs as medicines. Turmeric is a yellow component produced from a herb Curcuma longa which has been used as a medicine since ancient times. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the main component of Curcuma longa. C. longa has a long history as a curative in Ayurvedic medicine. Numerous pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties have been attributed to curcumin following oral or topical administration, so it can be useful for both systemic and local disease treatment. It can also be used as a plaque disclosing agent, mouthwash and subgingival irrigant in treatment of periodontal disease. In gel form, it is a component in local drugs delivery system. Due to the varied use of this herb, this review focuses on the use of Curcumin in periodontal diseases.

Posted: 2017-11-15More...
 

Effect of shatpushpa in female infertility w.s.r to anovulatory factor: a review study

Incidence of infertility has been raised due to changed lifestyle. Rough estimates suggest that nearly 30 million couples in India suffer from infertility, making the incidence rate of infertile couples at 10 per cent.  Among the reason of female infertility, Ovarian dysfunction contributes about 40% which includes anovulation i.e. inability to produce ovum. Treatment of this problem in modern medical science is costly as well as it has so many risk factors including early menopause, ovarian carcinoma etc. In Ayurveda, certain drugs are described which are helpful to procure fertility. Shatpushpa is the single drug of choice which is helpful in female reproductive disorders. Indication of Shatpushpa described by Kashyapa samhita includes amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, menopausal syndrome etc. Various researches have been carried out to evaluate effect of Shatpushpa on infertility due to anovulatory factor and results are satisfactory even though it is given by different route. There is need of time to evaluate effect of shatpushpa in the form of Shatpushpa kalpa- the unique method of administration of Shatpushpa given by Acharya Kashyapa. 

Posted: 2017-10-10More...
 

Exploring measurement methods of the arterial pulse

Study of pulse-based diagnostic techniques is gaining popularity because of its importance in alternative medicine (Ayurveda, Unani, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.), increasingly being used in several countries worldwide. In Ayurveda, it is considered that imbalance in the tridoshas gives rise to the diseased state of the individual. Pulse-based diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha in Ayurveda) is a quick and simple technique where the Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya) gathers the information of the health condition by placing three fingers (index, middle and ring) on the wrist of the individual. Efforts are now being made to standardize the protocol for research in the Ayurvedic pulse-based diagnostic approach (over the last decade) by using instrumentation for acquisition and complex statistical analysis tools for the knowledge discovery process. The main aim of this review is to provide an overview of the data acquisition techniques used for Ayurvedic wrist-pulse based diagnosis. These contents are mainly extracted from the published work from more than 50 journal and conference articles.
Posted: 2017-10-29More...
 

Critical analysis on management of kushta through panchkarma - A review article

The skin is the largest organ of the body, having a surface area of 1.8 m2 and measuring approximately 18% of the body weight. It reveals both the normal and pathological state of an individual. The word Kushta is a broad term used for almost all skin disorders. The disease which has a spreading nature and which leads to deformity of skin in the form of discoloration is known as Kushta. All three types of treatment viz. Daivavyapashraya, Yuktivyapashraya and Satvavachaya chikitsa are to be followed while treating Kushta. While applying the Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa preferably start with any form of Apatarpana Chikitsa eg. Rukshana because Kushta is a Santharpanottha vikara. This should be followed by Dosha Pratyanika Chikitsa wherein Gritapana is indicated in Vata Pradhana Kushta, Virechana and Raktamokshana in Pitta Pradhana Kushta and Vamana is indicated in Kapha Pradhana Kushta. Person suffering from Kushta who has excessive vitiation of the Dosha should be given eliminative therapies repeatedly. While administering these elimination therapies the physician should be very cautious because excessive elimination of morbid factors may weaken the patient and the Vayu which becomes aggravated might pose sudden danger to his life. A wise physician should eliminate morbid Dosha in small quantities repeatedly by accessing the strength of person each time.  Acharyas have prescribed Vamana once in 15 days, Sramsana once in a month, Raktamokshana once in 6 months and Nasya once in 3 days. All Acharya’s have emphasized on Shodhana therapy in the management of Kushta. By nature, Kushta is a difficult disease to cure hence called ‘Duschikitsya’ but by the application of shodhana therapy, cure of the diseases becomes easier due to removal of the root cause.  Hence shodhana has great importance in Bahudosha avastha.

Posted: 2017-10-26More...
 

Role of takradhara in uchcharaktachapa (HTN)

ROLE OF TAKRADHARA IN UCHCHARAKTACHAPA (HTN)

                                               

 Stress and strain of day to day life affects one’s bodily organs through several psychophysical mechanisms. Among the several psychosomatic diseases, the cardiovascular disorder like Uchcha Raktachapa (Hypertension) is quite significant. Hypertension is a leading public health challenge globally due to its high prevalence and related morbidity and mortality. An estimated 978 million adults, or 28% of the world's adult population, had uncontrolled hypertension in 2008. More alarming, conservative estimates indicate that the global burden of hypertension will increase to more than 1.56 billion by 2025.  As the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, high blood pressure was responsible for approximately 7.6 million deaths globally, or 13.5% of all deaths, in 2001. Takradhara relieves insomnia and provides mental calm, in addition to provide cure of the above mentioned diseases. In addition, it also provided significant relief in their symptoms like Shiroruka, Bhrama, Klama and Breathlessness. We also noticed in our study that if the Dhara is dropped on the forehead nearer to the eyebrows, it provide more relief to the patients. Sushruta has mentioned Sthapani Marma between the two eyebrows. It is Vishalyaghana type of the Sira Marma. The hypotensive effect of Takradhara proved by this study seems to be mediated through this Sthapani or Kurcha Marma. Being a Sira Marma it might have some reflex action on the baroreceptors which are disturbed in essential hypertension and may be held responsible for constriction of the arterioles leading to rise in blood pressure.So this study is aimed to conclude that Takradhara is effective treatment for Uchcha Raktachapa (Hypertension).

Key wods:Takradhara, Uchcha Raktachapa ,Hypertension.

Posted: 2017-10-07More...
 

Dwadasha ashana pravichara: a practical approach to dietary practices

Ayurveda has different concepts of food and nutrition for prevention of diseases, promotion of health and as a part of therapies. One such unique concept of dietetic prescription is given under the heading “Dwadasha ashana pravichara” (the twelve kinds of food administration). This concept gives different ways of food administration based on the quality and quantity of food in relation to the condition of the individual, be it healthy or diseased. Here, an attempt is made to analyse the practical application of this concept. For example, in reduced digestive capacity, less quantity of food is advised once a day. This is to facilitate easy digestion and to kindle the digestive fire slowly, just like a dying fire is gradually strengthened by putting in small quantities of fuel and not bulk of fuel at a time. In this way, understanding and application of these twelve administrations will help the individuals to either promote their health or to treat diseases with the help of foods.

Key words: Ayurveda, Swasthavritta, Ahara, Agni, Ashana, Vyadhi

Posted: 2017-10-26More...
 

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Table of Contents

Clinical Study

“Comparative study of Efficacy of “Shiva Guggulu” and “Alambushadi Ghan Vati” in the management of Amavata with special reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis” PDF
kumari priya 1-15
“A comparative clinical study of Kasisadi taila and Jatyadi taila in the management of Arsha” PDF
Dr.Vipul Valjibhai Patel 16-24

Review Article

Exploring analytical patterns of the arterial pulse PDF
Smriti Viswanth, Aniruddha Joshi, Bhaskar Kulkarni 25-44
Turmeric- from an ancient spice to modern medicine in Periodontics PDF
Shraddha Arun Shah 45-51
Effect of shatpushpa in female infertility w.s.r to anovulatory factor: a review study PDF
Shachi Hemantkumar Pandya, Jasmine Ritesh Gujarathi, Jatin Maheshkumar Vyas 52-60
Exploring measurement methods of the arterial pulse PDF
Smriti Viswanth, Aniruddha Joshi, Bhaskar Kulkarni 61-77
Critical analysis on management of kushta through panchkarma - A review article PDF
satish s vasan 78-85
Role of takradhara in uchcharaktachapa (HTN) PDF
daksha kanaksinh rathod 86-93
Dwadasha ashana pravichara: a practical approach to dietary practices PDF
pooja hassan 94-102


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