Prameha in Ayurveda: correlation with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus. Part 2--management of Prameha
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Prameha in Ayurveda
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus are increasing to epidemic proportions globally. Prameha is a syndrome described in the ancient Ayurvedic texts that includes clinical conditions involved in obesity, prediabetes, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various dietary, lifestyle, and psychologic factors are involved in the etiology of Prameha, particularly in relation to disturbances in fat and carbohydrate metabolism. RESULTS: The Ayurvedic management of Prameha emphasizes dietary and lifestyle recommendations and herbal preparations, in accordance with the psychophysiologic constitution of the patient. Ayurveda also addresses the management of psychologic factors that contribute to the development of Prameha. Ayurvedic treatment known as Apatarpana (balanced diet with restricted calories) and Santarpana (highly nutritious, high-calorie diet intended to increase weight) are recommended for patients with type 2 and type 1 diabetes, respectively. Various Ayurvedic herbs and herbomineral formulations are utilized, based on the stage and type of disease as well as the psychophysiologic constitution of the patient. A large body of research has been conducted on these Ayurvedic herbs. CONCLUSIONS: Integrating the theory and modalities of Ayurveda in the management of these disorders may prove to be beneficial.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Hari
Chandola, H. M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Altern Complement Med
Publication Date: 
Jul 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
589-599
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
7
ISSN: 
1557-7708
DOI: 
10.1089/acm.2010.0397
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 21668351

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hari Sharma and H. M. Chandola. Jul 2011. "Prameha in Ayurveda: correlation with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus. Part 2--management of Prameha." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 17: 7: 589-599. 10.1089/acm.2010.0397.

Wikipedia Citation

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