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Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Ayurveda, India's natural health care tradition, has a unique way of classifying human population based on individual constitution or prakriti. Ayurveda's tridosha theory identifies principles of motion (vata), metabolism (pitta), and structure (kapha) as discrete phenotypic groupings. Patwardhan et al.

Author(s): 
Patwardhan, Bhushan
Bodeker, Gerard
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Ayurveda refers to bronchial asthma as Tamaka Swasa and it is well explained in Charaka Samhita. It contributes several modalities of the treatment for Swasa roga(asthma). Among all modalities of treatment, polyherbal combinations are said to be well-accepted, safe and effective in asthma. A study was carried out in 40 patients of either sex in between the age of 15-65 years to assure the clinical response of Padmapatradi yoga in bronchial asthma (Tamaka Swasa) at P.G. department of Kayachikitsa, D.G.M. Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag, Karnataka.

Author(s): 
Panda, Ashok Kumar
Doddanagali, S. R.
Publication Title: 
Ancient Science of Life

Pangu. is a disease caused by vitiated Vata. It is described among 80 Vata rogas. Sahacaradi yoga of Astanga Hrdaya was adopted for the study. Sixty patients of either sex selected from the Out Patient Department of the Institute were grouped into two at random. One group was put in Sodhana cum Samana and the other in Samana alone. The result in both blocks was statistically significant.

Author(s): 
Nair, P. R.
Vijayan, N. P.
Amma, K. C.
Madhavikutty, P.
Madhavikutty, P.
Publication Title: 
Ayu

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a very common male sexual problem. Anxiety, stress, fear etc., are the main predisposing factors of PE. In Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated with Shukragata Vata. In the present study, fifty five patients with PE were grouped into two and were treated with Stambhanakaraka Yoga (n = 30) and Placebo (n = 20) for a duration of two months, with luke warm water as anupana. Psychological counseling was given to the patients in both the groups.

Author(s): 
Kulkarni, Prasad V.
Chandola, Harimohan
Publication Title: 
Ayu

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a very common male sexual problem. Anxiety, stress, fear etc., are the main predisposing factors of PE. In Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated with Shukragata Vata. In the present study, fifty five patients with PE were grouped into two and were treated with Stambhanakaraka Yoga (n = 30) and Placebo (n = 20) for a duration of two months, with luke warm water as anupana. Psychological counseling was given to the patients in both the groups.

Author(s): 
Kulkarni, Prasad V.
Chandola, Harimohan
Publication Title: 
Ayu

Simple allergic conjunctivitis is the most common form of ocular allergy (prevalence 5 - 22 %). It is a hypersensitivity reaction to specific airborne antigens. The disease Vataja Abhishyanda, which is due to vitiation of Vata Pradhana Tridosha is comparable with this condition. The management of simple allergic conjunctivitis in modern ophthalmology is very expensive and it should be followed lifelong and Ayurveda can provide better relief in such manifestation. This is the first research study on Vataja Abhishyanda.

Author(s): 
Udani, Jayshree
Vaghela, D. B.
Rajagopala, Manjusha
Matalia, P. D.
Publication Title: 
Ayu

Sandhigata Vata is one among the 80 Nanatmaja Vata Vyadhies. Sandhigata Vata and Osteoarthritis have common symptoms, and hence, both are considered as similar entities by a majority of Ayurvedic scholars and same has been adopted here. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease among human beings today. In this study, a total of 116 patients were registered, out of them 101 patients had completed the full course of treatment, while 15 patients left against medical advice. The 101 patients of Sandhigata Vata were treated in two groups.

Author(s): 
Joshi, Alpesh
Mehta, Charmi S.
Dave, Alankruta R.
Shukla, V. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

The process by which the world outside is seen is termed as visual process or physiology of vision. There are three phases in this visual process: phase of refraction of light, phase of conversion of light energy into electrical impulse and finally peripheral and central neurophysiology. With the advent of modern instruments step by step biochemical changes occurring at each level of the visual process has been deciphered. Many investigations have emerged to track these changes and helping to diagnose the exact nature of the disease.

Author(s): 
Balakrishnan, Praveen
Ashwini, M. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Human variations related to immune response and disease susceptibility is well-documented in Ayurveda. Prakriti (body constitution) is the basic constitution of an individual established at the time of birth and distinguishes variations, into three broad phenotype categories such as vata, pitta and kapha. Variation in immune response is often attributed to and measured from the difference in cluster differentiation (CD) markers expressed in lymphocytes. Currently, there are no reports available on the expression of CD markers related to prakriti.

Author(s): 
Rotti, Harish
Guruprasad, Kanive Parashiva
Nayak, Jayakrishna
Kabekkodu, Shama Prasada
Kukreja, Harpreet
Mallya, Sandeep
Nayak, Jyothi
Bhradwaj, Ramachandra C.
Gangadharan, G. G.
Prasanna, B. V.
Raval, Ritu
Kamath, Asha
Gopinath, Puthiya Mundyat
Kondaiah, Paturu
Satyamoorthy, Kapaettu
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

A 4.5-month-old female baby, presenting with complete paralysis of right upper limb with typical waiter's tip deformity, diagnosed as Erb's palsy was brought to Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Hospital. Patient was treated with an integrated approach of physiotherapy and Ayurvedic treatment with an intention of aiding faster recovery of the patient to lead a near normal life. As per Ayurvedic classics, this condition can be correlated to Ekangavata (Vata effecting any one part of the body), which is Apatarpana in nature (diseases with deprived growth of body tissue).

Author(s): 
Srilakshmi, Dasari
Chaganti, Sreelakshmi

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