Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How to manage a case of Elephantiasis

Hi friends, 
Elephantiasis is a disease in which lymph vessels are blocked by a parasite and it gives rise to swelling in legs, hands and scrotum. The name of the disease is Filarisis or Filaria. It is caused by Waucheria bancrofti and it is a tropical disease. In India, it occurs mainly in Bihar, bangal and Odisha. 

The treatment is very unsatisfactory. It is better to manage the disease in acute condition in order to avoid the chronic course. It damages the penis gives rise to Ram's horn penis and extensive solid oedema is noticed in scrotum, legs, hands etc. 

The treatment is very challanging and our main aim is to minimize the deformity caused by chronicity of the disease. 
We have some drugs to cleanse the lymphatic system so that the residual edema should be reduced. 


Surgery in Ayurveda - reality and facts

Dear Friends,
India has been seen a country of spiritual discourses and occult sciences. However, there are some sciences who gave world a vision to develop and excel. Ayurveda is one among them. Since, we lived under foreign rule for a considerable period of time and it influenced our thought process as well as behavioural pattern.
When I ineract to my allopathic doctor friends, they outrightely reject the scientific aspects of Ayurveda and say that Ayurveda is an empirical medicine.
It is pertaining to mention here that the first surgical procedure and instruments were designed by famous Ayurvedic surgeon of India, the Sushruta. It is documented and variefied by Sabiston in his textbook. He mentioned that western writers ignored these ancient Indian surgeons.
The surgery in Ayurveda is a very developed discipline and many procedures and instruments have been mentioned in the Sushruta samhita. As a follower of this discipline, my efforts are to convince the people that we are still in a very confortable condition to treat some diseases. I am not against the allopathic medicines, even I admire the developments in that field.
It is a ripe time to practice and make some research in this field to propagate the science and it is the moral duty of all scientist to prove that Ayurveda is a scientific knowledge and not an empirical one.

Sushruta, the father of surgery didn't get the desired status in the world on account of geopolitical reasons. 

I have also seen that some unqualified and untrained persons practising some Ayurvedic procedures bring bad name to our system. I urge the people that please be sure that your treating physician should have a degree from a recongnised university. I have also seen some surgeons doing modern surgical operations in the name of ksharsutra. There are some graduates of Ayurveda who have been carrying out modern surgical procedures in the name of ksharsutra, it is not ethical practice and one should condemn such practices. 

We are sure that we would be able in near future to minimize the use of antibiotics and painkillers; instead, Ayurvedic drugs may be supplemented in their place. 

Jai Ayurveda