Anna Lepan| Kerala Panchakarma

ANNA-LEPANA is another of the special measures of treatment prevalent in Kerala, for the diseases of the nervous system. It is the process by which the whole body or any particular part, is made to perspire by means of the applica­tion of a kind of Payasa orpudding, specially prepared for the purpose with the Navara […]

Pinda Sweda | Kerala Panchakarma

Pinda Sweda is one of the most important of the special forms of treatment in Kerala. It is one of the 5 karmas in Kerala Panchakarma. It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire, by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally, in the form […]

Medications for rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Ayurvedic treatment procedure is alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. In this article I will try to explain theory behind the ayurvedic treatment of Rhumatoid arthritis, along with some medicine for arthritis. Some treatment guidelines for Rhumatoid arthritis a.      Nidan pariwarja (Avoid causative factor) – To avoid the causative factors is also an important part of […]

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Arthritis literally means pain or inflammation in the joints. One having sign or symptoms of arthritis suggest autoimmune disease like Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and gout. In this category of Arthritis I will be posting articles on every topic later. In this post today I have included theory related to Rhumatoid arthritis only according to […]

Ayurvedic Approach on Rheumatoid Arthritis (General concept)

Rheumatoid arthritis is described as “Amavata” in Ayurveda. The word ‘Ama’  means undigested, toxic or unwholesome product, which is produced in the body due to weakening of digestive fire. This ‘Ama’ is then carried by vitiated ‘Vata’ and travels throughout the body and accumulates in the joints, which is the seat of ‘Kapha’ (one of […]

Five things that makes Ayurveda a distinct medical science

Ayurveda is a very distinct medical science and has some unique features:- (a)  Ayurveda gives ample emphasis on the preventive aspects and helps in promotion and prolongation of a healthy and happy life.- It is said that, “Prevention is better than cure” , Ayurveda totally supports preventive aspect than the curative. (b)  Its approach is […]

Shalyatantra (Surgery in Ayurveda)

Sushruta has described it as the first and foremost specialty. Sushruta can be well-defined as the father of not only Indian surgery but of world surgery. He has described various stages (types) of inflammation, accidental wounds, burns, fractures and many major abdominal operations like intestinal—obstruction, stone in the bladder etc., and also specialized surgery like […]

Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine / General medicine)

According to Ayurveda, man as a whole lies within the purview of the science. (Aturastu Khalu Karya Desah). Mind and body can both affect each other and they comprise the seat of diseases. Thus the approach of Ayurveda from the very beginning is psychosomatic. Ayurveda has grouped all human beings into seven different types of […]

Sushruta Samhita | First book on Surgery

Sushruta Samhita is great work on surgery communicated by Dhanwantari to his pupils and arranged by the great Rishi Sushruta. Sushruta Samhita is also one of the three great triads (Brihat trayi) in Ayurveda. Rishi Sushruta is also known as father of Surgury. The eight divisions of the original Ayurveda are arranged in the different […]

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