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Ayurveda And All - August 2013 issue

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Pre-Diabetes: Predecessor to Diabetes
Dr. B. Swapna & Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju
Prediabetes, typically defined as blood glucose concentrations higher than normal, but lower than diabetes thresholds, is a high-risk state for diabetes development. WHO use the term ‘Intermediate Hyperglycaemia’ and an International Expert Committee convened by the ADA prefers the “High-Risk State Of Developing Diabetes” to ‘Prediabetes’, owing to the ambiguity in clinical progression (Normalcy/Diabetes) of the later. The clinical manifestation of this pathophysiology is clearly elucidated in the explanations by Ayurvedic seers- Charakaacharya and Madhavakara, which are in sheer concordance with the prodromal symtoms of the proper disease, Diabetes.
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Ayurvedic Concepts
Conceptual Study of Guda Marma with Special Reference to Rachana Sharir (Anatomy)
Dr. Gaurav Sawarkar
The word marma (vital area) is described in the Hindu scripture Atharva Veda. The vital areas are prone to complications caused by injury than other parts of the body. Out of 107 marmas, in this review article the conceptual study of Guda marma (vital point at anus) is carried out.
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Ayurvedic Concepts
Rasayanchikitsa – The Best way of Immunization
Dr. Pradnya & D. Dandekar
Rasayana is not just a drug therapy but it is a specialized procedure practiced in the form of rejuvenative recipes, dietary regimen, and special health promoting conduct and behavior. Scientific studies have proven the efficacious role of Rasayana remedies in the management of chronic life style related diseases and degenerative changes.
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Ayurveda for Insomnia
Healing Insomnia through Ayurveda
Dr Anilkumar Puli, Dr Shivaprasad Chiplunkar & Dr Narayana Prakash
Sleep is a luxurious regimen which everybody can afford. Pleasant sleep resembles peaceful life. This article discusses insomnia along with concept of anidra in ayurveda. But in the present era, due to the changing life styles and environment around, person digs his own well falling into insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep at night for many hours or inability to have a sound sleep, which deprives one of natural rest and interferes with activities during the day.
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Essential Oils
Adulteration in Essential Oils
Vikrant Arya & Sweta Kumari
This article emphasizes on various adulterants in essential oil as well as different methods for detecting the adulterants.
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Adverse Drug Reactions in Ayurveda (Aushadh Vyapata)
Dr. Madhavi Seetha
Generally people think that Ayurvedic medicines have no side effects. It is believed that one drug having effects must have side effects. That may be Ayurvedic or Modern. But by following the appropriate processes for purification, preparation and storage of the drugs as indicated in the texts, these toxic effects can be minimized.
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Constipation and Ayurveda
Dr. Charminder Kaur
Constipation is the name given to the condition in which a person finds difficulty in passing stools. Given below is detailed information on constipation and its care with Ayurveda.
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Magical Cool Summers
Dr. Ankita
Follow these ayurvedic principles and tips and experience magical cool summers this year.
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