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Radhey Shyam Tiwari, Jyoti Shankar Tripathi
Dementia (Smritibuddhihrass) is a chronic organic mental disorder, characterized by progressive usually irreversible, global cognitive deficit. Presently no reliable treatment is available to check the progression of the disease in the conventional medicine. Although this condition is not described as a disease moiety in a separate chapter among Ayurvedic classics but the signs and symptoms along with pathogenesis of dementia can be understood in terms of Ayurvedic concepts. As a large part of pathogenesis of dementia involves neurodegeneration, Rasayana and Panchkarma therapy play an a very important role in the management of dementia...
July 2013: Ayu
L Mishra, B B Singh, S Dagenais
Because the disharmony of mental doshas (satogun, rajogun, and tamogun) and body doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) are the major cause of illness, the goal of illness management in Ayurveda is to bring back harmony among the doshas. The management includes clinical examination, diagnosis, and dietary and lifestyle interventions and treatment. The clinical examination consists of Astha Sthana Pariksha (8-point diagnosis: pulse-diagnosis, urine, stool, tongue, voice and body sound, eye, skin, and total body appearance examinations) and examination of the digestive system and the patient's physical strength...
March 2001: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
A Chopra
The fundamental principles of Ayurveda are briefly reviewed. The ancient classification of arthritis is described along with the comparisons to the modern system. Though the diagnosis is historical and clinical, it is based on the tridosha hypothesis. The Ayurvedic pathogenesis links arthritis to the gut. Management chiefly consists of diet and lifestyle changes, the panchkarma process, and herbal drugs. The rasayana concept of immunomodulation is introduced. Clinical ethno-validation of the ancient therapy is necessary to meet the modern requirements and set up an interface with modern medicine...
February 2000: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
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