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Ayurveda And All - November 2013 issue
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Scientific Review
Adiponectin: A New Marker For Metabolic Disorders- Scientific Review With Ayurvedic Application
Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju, Dr. B. Swapna
The present article encompasses various researches and recent progress made in understanding the biological effects of Adiponectin. These studies confer Adiponectin’s role as biomarker and mediator in multiple systemic pathophysiologies, thereby establishing its clinical and therapeutic value in the conditions ranging from metabolic syndrome to malignancies. Also presented in this paper is the contribution of ayurveda in the form of single herbal drugs which shows the therapeutic modulation on Adiponectin. The drugs reviewed herein are Haridra, Amalaki, Pippali, Pushkaramula, Guduchi, Musta and Aardraka.
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Focus
Obesity - Concepts and Management as per Ayurveda & Modern Medicine
Dr. Gaurav R. Sawarkar, . Yogeshwari V. Suple
Individuals having bulkiness of the body due to extensive growth especially in abdomen and other regions is termed as “Sthula” and the state is called as ‘Sthoulyam’as per Ayurveda, which is called as Obesity by the modern science. The main treatment for Obesity consists of proper diet and physical exercise. Physical activity and exercise help burn calories. A safe and effective long-term weight reduction and maintenance diet has to contain balanced, nutritious foods.
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Ayurveda for Gout
Vata-Ratka (Gout)
Vd. Archana P Kashid
Gout is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. Gout — a complex form of arthritis — can affect anyone. Men are more likely to get gout, but women become increasingly susceptible to gout after menopause. An acute attack of gout can wake you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the sheet on it may seem intolerable. Fortunately, gout is treatable, and there are ways to reduce the risk that gout will recur. Read about the Ayurvedic view on gout.
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Ayurvedic Therapies
Upanaha-Sweda in Ayurveda
Dr. Madhavi Seetha
The Ayurveda Samhitas categorize Swedana in various types with different points of view, Upnaha sweda is one of them. It is the procedure of poulticing or plastering or applying pastes upon the skin. It is very useful in shoola & shotha pradhana condition.
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Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Some Medicinally Important Phytoconstitutents
Dr. C.P. Kashyap, Sh. Vikrant Arya
This article provides us brief information about some medicinally important phytoconstituents of plant origin.
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Music Therapy
Be Happy, Don’t Worry! Reggae in Music Therapy
T. V. Sairam
The beauty of the Reggae music lies in its care free, laid back and liberal way of singing and toning, reflecting gay abandon, which intrinsically went with the philosophy of the Hippies of the Sixties.
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Ayurvedic Concepts
The Facts and Myths about the Concept of Kriyakala
Dr. Ravi K V, Dr. Shivprasad Chiplunkar, Dr. Gopinatha Raju
Ayurveda is a health science which believes on the principle of maintaining the health of the healthy individual and then treatment of the diseased person1. Tridosha constitute the Shareera2 and the equilibrium of these doshas is said as prakruti (~health), the imbalance in the equilibrium of the Dosha is called as Roga (~disease)3. The manifestation of disease because of vitiation of Dosha does not occur in one day but instead it happens in various stages, this is explained in the concept of Kriyakala.
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