Dear Zuber, Thanks for posting burning issues against Homoeopathy. This is an eye opener for everyone including the doctors practicing Homoeopathy. Had the print been little legible this article would have blasted the myths and realities of Homoeopathy. Any new disease comes like Chikun gunya Swine Flu Zika Virus They claim a treatment even with out knowing what it is. They say they have medicine for JE, Japanese Encephalitis. Name a cancer, they claim a treatment. Name a tumour, they claim a cure. Name a disease on the earth, they claim a cure. Except Indian Government, all foreign authorities like USFDA NHMRC Australia. have given warning signals against Homoeopathy medicines that they are nothing but placebo. Australian National Health and Medical Research Council last month ie May 2016 concluded that THERE ARE NO HEALTH CONDITIONS FOR WHICH THERE IS RELIABLE EVIDENCE THAT HOMOEOPATHY IS EFFECTIVE. Of course this all makes sense. By its own definition Homoeopathy can not work. Its Centuries old pseudo Scientific principles can not compete with modern understanding of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the bodies of the accepted Scientific knowledge that form the basis of MODERN MEDICINE. Again we need not spend time on this as the Federal government is well aware of the Scientific evidence against Homoeopathy. As the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine states on its Website THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT HOMOEOPATHY AS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR ANY SPECIFIC CONDITION. FURTHER FDA HAS RECOGNIZED THAT HOMOEOPATHY IS NOT EFFECTIVE THROUGH ITS VARIOUS CONSUMER WARNINGS ABOUT THE HEALTH RISK OF RELYING ON HOMOEOPATHIC PRODUCTS TO TREAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS. THIS INCLUDES THE FDA''s MARCH 19th 2015, WARNING AGAINST USING HOMOEOPATHIC PRODUCTS THAT CLAIM TO TREAT ASTHMA, AS OFTEN LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. CFI (CENTER FOR INQUIRY) GAVE A TESTIMONY TO USFDA THAT HOMOEOPATHY IS UNSUPPORTED, INEFFECTIVE, DANGEROUS ON JULY AUGUST 2015. The TESTIMONY was delivered by Michael De Dora, Director of CFI office of public policy in Washington DC, USA. Dear friends and my fellow colleagues, Please don't misunderstand me, I have only said what USFDA and Australian Medical Agency have commented on the efficacy and about Homoeopathy. You have any questions feel free to go to the websites and find out the realities. Thanks dear Zuber for getting the facts to the notice of one and all.
Dr Irfan Khan, I can understand the agony behind your lengthy answer. I have a habit of answering all the questions posted to Endocrinology. Like the same way I answered,there is nothing personal here. I would like to quote an example here. If your son gets state rank in the medical entrance or say NEET, Would you join him in MBBS or BHMS. Second thing you quoted so many examples of USFDA saying about the side effects of Allopathy drugs. I do admit that. All Allopathy drugs have side effects including B Complex too. There is no single Allopathy drug on the earth with out side effects. I would like to mention about Newton's third law. Any action has opposite and equal reaction. A drug which has some effects only have side effects. Allopathy is best example for this. A drug that has no effect can never have a side effect. Best example is Homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is mere placebo, I did not say that. The authorities have said that, I have quoted with examples. One more thing is my good friend Dr Zuber failed to post the clear and legible matter which was posted yesterday. Had that been legible, there wouldn't have been any discussion at all. We have not created those statements, they were from Authorities only. Our own Indian Government authorities which are like heads for AYUSH, The National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine it self stated on its Website that There is little evidence to support HOMOEOPATHY as an effective treatment for any specific condition. So far I have never said a single word on Homoeopathy. We are all professionals. Now this is high time I have to mention that Government of India has passed a bill saying that any doctor with Homoeopathy degree prescribes any Allopathy is liable for a punishment of Rs 20,000/- or 3 years of imprisonment or both. Are we Allopaths responsible for this kind of G O. Certainly not. Finally I conclude by saying all pathies are OK as long as they practice the pathy they studied. Cross pathy is punishable, any Allopathy doctors practicing Homoeopathy as you said in every town and city there are doctors practicing Homoeopathy are liable for prosecution. Since it was a question on Curofy I answered and I still stick to my statement. Thanks a lot Dr Irfan Khan.
Dear all my friends belonging to Homoeopathy, With due regards and respects for Homoeopathy and doctors practicing Homoeopathy, I would humbly request you please don't take things personal, You would be shocked if I tell you that my own younger brother is a product of Government Homoeopathy College, KADAPA, Andhra Pradesh. This is not personal rivalry, or any sort of fear or grudge. Just as a part of discussion I had say some facts. I am extremely sorry in this process if I had hurt anyone knowingly or unknowingly. Let's put a full stop to this issue and don't forget we all are Curofians, before now and for ever. With regards, Dr Sepuri Krishna Mohan.
You are giving the reference of USFDA , do you know that USFDA warns more than 100 tines on allopathic medicines? See USFDA site. "FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate release opioids pain medications related to risks of Misuse, Abuse, Addiction, Overdose and Death" dated March 22, 2016. "FDA strengthen warning of heart attack and stroke risk for NSAIDS" dated 07-09-2015" These are only two. and each and every allopathic drug is having side effects. "35 drugs approved by FDA which are in use upto 1930 are pulled out by FDA due to severe side effects" below are 10 out of 35 drugs. 1. ISOTRETINOIN used for Acne pulled out for increased risk of birth defects. 2.CERIVASTATIN used for cholesterol reduction pulled out for risk of kidney failure. 3.VALDECOXIBE ( NSAID) banned for risk of MI, Stroke. 4.PROPOXYPHENE (Opioid pain killer) Banned in 2006 due to toxicity to heart. 5.PEMOLINE (CNS Stimulant) Pulled out due to its Liver Toxicity. 6.Levamisole (worm infestations) Cause Neutropenia. 7.ALOSERTRON (IBS) pulled out because 49 cases gots Ischemic Colitis 21 case' constipation requiring surgery 5 Deaths !!!! 8.SIBUTRAMINE (Appetite suppressant) Still in use in India banned by FDA due to increased cardiovascular and stroke risk. 9. TERODILINE used for bladder incontinence pulled out because it cause QT prolongation, Cardiotoxicity. 10. TEMAFLOXACINE Antibiotic used for pneumonia, bronchitis banned because it cause 3 Deaths! !!!!! Decrease blood sugar.
Respected docs we are not fighting you here . We are ready to discuss on this topic too are you ready? Why you peoples always target only homeopaths ? Sometimes you say homeopathic docs should not practice allopathy ,they don't know pharmacology, sometimes you say homeopathy have no results only placebo, Indian govt should ban them. Ever you peoples go to your cities body building gyms? Go and see in 80% of gyms a layman , gym owner who don't have any medical degree or any medical background is selling , even pricking higher steroids , hormonal injections, to there students to build body faster don't you people's think it's a dangerous issue? Even maximum boys are getting addicted there. Why you people's quite here? Medical man who don't know any disease is selling medicines on counter without docs prescription isn't it a serious issue? Even the wardboys, nurses, of your hospitals treating your patients on home visit why you getting quite there? And what homeopathy is doing ? You can ask it to those MS, MD docs which are practicing homeopathy. In my small town one MD and MS doc practing homoeopathy, why? Ask them. I guarantee in every city there is atleast a single allopath who is practicing homeopathy. And regarding side effects, I face 2 , 3 patients every week with side effects of ALLOPATHY , not a single case of side effect or any kind of reaction by homeopathy in 7 yrs of practice.
dear dr parvez...who says homeopathy have no scientific base.from the born of hoemopathy principl is sm..n it wll sm its never changing how n why pt wll cure..we have answer of everything..recently in liga conference paper presentation was given by dr smita shinde homeopath n accepted by authorities.n for ur more quaries u can check hahnemannian homeopathi forum on face book.wr all drs present thr case n answer u very well fr every thing.n for more queries n explaination m alwz here.this is 252 th yr of homeopathy which is not very long still if u check on google it is a second alternative medicine.peoples are nt fool to go n follow the quaks thats why the quaks have limited circle n downfall aftr one sp time bt bt for homeopathy every 1 knows the reallity...n yes 1 more thing sm says it is banned in foriegn countries.all r here only time wll come wn again thy grant permission for this pathy like canada recently launch theire portfolios abt homeopathy n wll start very soon
Even quacks manage hundreds of patients daily, and they don't have any medical knowledge of any pathy. Patient feels they are getting better. It's nothing but a placebo effect which allopathic evidence based has proven. Alternative medicine has no role in modern day Medicine. As Dr. Zubair has mentioned, just share few scientific papers published in reputed journal to back you'd claim. If you have to discuss, share evidence based articles shared by Dr. Mohan. You guys don't like evidence biased medicine but then accept it and tell your patients you practice alternative medicine which is not based on evidence or scientific findings in randomized controlled studies. If you have publications in scientific journals, then what is stopping from posting those articles ? Funny, one Homeopath has invited to his clinic for assessment of homeopathy. Is is what you call evidence based medicine ?
Respected Dr.Krishna Mohanji ,please do read homeopathy ,Organon of medicine ,it's a simple discussion ,if you believe in Universe,/ atmosphere ,the sound,the rays ,the atoms,certain invisible things,can you trace viruses in atmosphere,you can notice them through symptoms ,in ancient there were natural / herbal medicines were in practice Morden medicines came later being an Indian I have full faith / confidence in homeopathy ,& this is based on the principle of similia, similibus , ,curenter, Homeopathy begins / originated ,from the point where Morden medicines fails you people have got the opportunity,/ all the facilities to do researches but we're not please provide us facilities we Will prove much better,have this feeling that we belongs to same track which is being bifurcated by us only , the aim / moto s are healing the patient.by any system.
we are not at take the thinhs personally..n why we take it personal..i just what to clear the things...when we say we have cure of evry disease because we have a theory beyond that...thats why we commit to cure also autoimmune diseases and have very happy results in diseases like psoriasis..polycythemia vera..vitiligo and all those disease where books says diasease of unknwn origin...evry thing have cause than how the disease develop without causes..bt we have to find out it is nt alwz necessary cause is sm thing material it may be emotional or mental so we treat accordingly and gives cure.
wonderful..big salute to dr zuber and dr anandu who posted dynamic evidences for understanding the pseudoscience so called HOMEOPATHY...again i congratulating all the evudence based researchers on thus platform...including our great boss dr krishna sir for supporting this issues..yesterdqy dr anandu started a discussion which had fantastic findings..but hardly a few allopathic doctors reaponded..but today total sceneraio is changed..lets fight together....
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Friends today I am discussing about Vitiligo or leucoderma. Vitiligo also called as 'leucoderma' is an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system of the body attacks the healthy cells and, in turn, starts affecting the body. The condition is characterised by white patches on the skin that develops as a result of melanocytes within the skin. These are the cells that are responsible for the skin pigment melanin that gives colour to your skin. The white patches appear when the melanocytes die off. The condition is called vitiligo, or leucoderma, or white leprosy. Symptoms Usually pale and white spots, patchy areas of depigmented skin appear. This is generally found in those body parts that face sun exposure. It usually occurs on hands, wrist and facial areas. If a white pigmentation already exists on your skin & you get hurt all of a sudden thereby developing similar white patches on the skin, then you should immediately visit a doctor. Remember that the patches are painless and it does not even cause any sensation of itching. But, with the sun's exposure, it may cause irritation and even sometimes a burning sensation. Myths VS Facts Myth 1: Vitiligo is an outcome of the wrong combination of foods, for instance, milk consumption shortly after eating fish can bring on the disorder. Fact: Factually, vitiligo has no link with the diet. It is irrational to deprive patients of the sour foods like lemon, curd, tomatoes, and pickles in the hope of declining the possibility of the disease. Myth 2: People with vitiligo disorder are lesser in their mental or physical proficiencies. Fact: Vitiligo is limited entirely to the skin. It has no relationship with or does not influence or affect any other organs. Myth 3: Vitiligo is a kind of leprosy and is communicable. Fact: Vitiligo is in no way linked to leprosy. It is not infectious or contagious and, hence, cannot pass on from one person to another. Myth 4: Vitiligo is connected to serious skin diseases, such as skin cancer and albinism. Fact: There are transparent dissimilarities among each of these syndromes, not any of them are linked to Vitiligo. Myth 5: Vitiligo is untreatable Fact: Medications like steroids, Ultraviolet A, immunomodulator drugs and the newer narrowband Ultraviolet B are accessible, along with several surgical options. Treatments There is no doubt that the treatment is tough and slow and not all patients respond equally. However, it is important to treat the stigma than the syndrome. Suction Blister Epidermal Grafting: With the use of vacuum, the skin is segregated into the ones with the white patches and the other normal skin. The skin with the colour pigment is placed over the white patches. Melanocyte Epidermal Cell Suspensions: Here, the white patches are covered without any cut. The skin pigment from the normal part of the body is taken out and converted into a liquid form and inserted into the white skin area. Melanocyte Culture: After conducting skin biopsy, a small part of the skin is cultured in a specialised lab, which is then grafted on the affected area. Platelet Rich Plasma: After extracting plasma from the blood, it is treated and injected into the area with white patches. Plasma has stem cells that help in developing new cells in the body. This technique is natural and does not have any side-effects. askdrshah Vitiligo/homeopathic medicines case photos/ Vitiligo is caused by immunological, hormonal and genetic factors. Vitiligo/homeopathic medicines case photos/ Parents of children with Vitiligo should not panic. Vitiligo/homeopathic medicines case photos/ Timely administered homeopathy treatment for your child’s vitiligo will help long-term management. 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It must be noted that the description offered herewith is neither complete nor exclusive; as there is flexibility on the part of a qualified homeopath to make prescription based on one’s clinical judgment. Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Shah's international Patented, Research-based, highly effective medicines. Dr Shah's patented molecules Kali CarbonicumSiliceaArsenicum Sulfuratum FlavumSyphillinumNitricum acidumCarcinosinHydrocotyle AsiaticaNatrum MuriaticumPhosphorus The following photos simply demonstrate how homeopathic medicines stimulate re-pigmentation. Please click photos to enlarge. Vitiligo on hands (Re-pigmentation demonstrated with research-based molecules at Life Force.) Kali Carbonicum: Potassium carbonate undergoes the process of potentization to evolve into a powerful deep acting homeopathic remedy called Kali Carb. Kali carb is a polychrest drug i.e. having effects on multiple organs and systems in the body. It has a broad sphere of action and is useful for a wide range of diseases. Kali Carbonicum positively influences lungs, digestive system, heart, liver, kidney, female reproductive system, skin, etc. Kali Carbonicum does wonders in cases of asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, hydrothorax, etc. It is one of the commonly used remedies for vitiligo, warts, eczema, urticaria, hair loss, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica and low backache, hypothyroidism, heavy menstrual bleeding, etc. It is also useful for complaints of digestive system like acidity, piles, jaundice, gastritis, etc. On the mental sphere, it tackles anxiety states very efficiently and is used for the treatment of the effects of stress on the body. Silicea (Silica): It is one of the splendid acts of homeopathy that substances labeled as inert can also be used effectively to treat a large variety of disorders. Silica is the example of one such substance, which is chemically inert in its natural form, but after undergoing the process of potentization it gets transformed into a wonderful, deep acting remedy. Silica is in a true sense called as polychrest remedy as it has a broad spectrum of action, useful for a wide range of disease processes. In fact, this remedy has helped Homeopaths world over to treat so-called surgical conditions gently without requiring a knife. This drug is prepared from the metal Silica (Si), sand. It is a popular remedy for those vitiligo patients who are sensitive to cold wind (breeze, air-conditioners, winter); who tend to sweat on palms and soles; have typically offensive foot-sweat; have lean-thin physical body structure, and may additionally have a tendency to have easy pus formation after injury. Arsenicum Sulfuratum Flavum: This is one of the specific remedies used for the treatment of vitiligo in homeopathy. It has discoloration of the skin in blotches that are pale or white in color. It is also a good remedy for eczematous lesions which are moist and have intense itching with corrosive discharge. Pyoderma and urticaria also find a solution to this drug. Its sphere of action also extends to catarrhal affections and asthmatic states. A deep acting drug which has been known to give good results in Leucoderma (vitiligo). Syphillinum: Syphilinum belongs to a group of homeopathic drugs called as Nosodes which are prepared from disease products or diseased tissues. The remedy prescribed does not contain the original drug substance in the material form but it contains only the dynamic curative powers of that substance. This is achieved through the process of potentization in homeopathy. Syphillinum is a deep acting, polychrest remedy affecting multiple systems of the body. It positively influences the mind, sensorium, skin, gastrointestinal tract, genito-urinary system, nerves, bones, etc. It is a very helpful remedy to combat hereditary syphilitic tendencies in patients. Syphillinum is frequently used in the homeopathic treatment of vitiligo, recurrent abscesses, osteomyelitis, trigeminal neuralgia, alcohol dependence, rheumatic complaints, etc. It's a useful drug to combat diseases that are destructive in nature and are deep-seated. Nitricum acidum: As the name suggests, this drug is prepared from nitric acid. It must be remembered that the remedy does not contain the original drug substance in its material form but it contains only the dynamic powers of the drug which are released after it undergoes the process of potentization. Nitricum acidum is a deep acting, constitutional remedy which positively influences the gastrointestinal tract, nerves, glands, skin, bones, etc. Its one of the commonly used drugs for vitiligo, warts, ulcers, fissures, gastritis, hemorrhoids, bony and rheumatic affections, malignancy, cachexia, etc. Carcinosin: It's the beauty of the homeopathic system of medicine to be able to use not only plants, animal products, and minerals but also certain disease products and diseased tissue for curing various ailments of patients. These are called as Nosodes. Here is a remedy prepared from the material derived from the carcinoma of the breast. It must be borne in mind that the actual medicine does not contain any part of the original substance in the material form. Only the dynamic powers of the original drug substance are present in the final medicine. Carcinosin is a deep acting constitutional drug having many indications and a very broad spectrum of action. It is useful for a wide range of disease processes, all of them cannot be described here, but a few of them are discussed here. It positively influences mind, lungs, heart, eyes, skin, bones and joints, nerves, etc. It is one of the commonly used remedies for diseases like vitiligo (Leucoderma), urticaria, lichen planus, styes and chalazion, hair loss, asthma, insomnia, trigeminal neuralgia, etc. Homeopathy believes that the genetic predisposition or inherent susceptibility is usually the root cause of a wide range of diseases and Carcinosin in one such remedy which is used to combat these genetic tendencies effectively. Hydrocotyle Asiatica: This is a remedy that is prepared from the plant called Indian Pennywort. The tincture from the whole fresh plant is used for the preparation of this remedy. After undergoing the process of Potentization, the curative powers of this remedy are brought forth. This is one of the very good remedies for vitiligo. It is supposed to stimulate the process of pigmentation. It is also beneficial for other skin problems such as psoriasis, lupus, leprosy, acne and other disorders of the skin in which there is much exfoliation of the skin. This medicine is often prescribed in combination with a constitutional medicine or other deeper acting medicine to get the best effect. Natrum Muriaticum: Natrum Muriaticum is an interesting example of homeopathic medicine prepared from a common food substance, the common salt, sodium chloride. As a rule, the common salt undergoes a special procedure called potentization, whereby its inner healing power is activated to make it available for healing. Constitutionally, this medicine has a broad spectrum of action and is useful for a wide range of disease processes affecting the skin, gastrointestinal organs, nose, lungs, kidney, metabolism, muscles, head, hormonal system, etc. It is one of the commonly used remedies for hair loss, fissures-in-ano, urticaria, migraine, eczema, lichen planus, vitiligo, asthma, etc. Natrum muriaticum is frequently prescribed in cases of vitiligo and is one of the very good remedies for the same. Phosphorus: This is a wonderful remedy prepared by the potentization of inorganic phosphorus. After undergoing the process of potentization, the latent healing powers of this drug are brought to the surface and it proves to be a wonderful remedy capable of curing a wide range of diseases. Phosphorus predominantly acts on the skin, gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, blood, kidneys, bones, lungs, nervous tissue, etc. It is frequently used in the homeopathic treatment of vitiligo (Leucoderma), hair loss, nephrotic syndrome, hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemorrhagic tendencies, respiratory infections, osteomyelitis, paralytic symptoms, etc. Few of its common skin symptoms are Loss of pigmentation in spots, white discoloration of the skin. It is also used for skin disorders where the patient has much itching and burning of the skin; in urticaria, psoriasis. It is also a good drug for hemorrhagic spots occurring on the skin at various places.Dr. Rajesh Gupta4 Likes11 Answers
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Panchakarma- Five Teatments -1 Pancha Karma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Pancha Karma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of 'Tridosha' in body. Pancha Karma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes. Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments ". This age-old science of purifying the body is an ancient branch of Ayurveda, The Treatment in Ayurveda consists of two main types. One is Shaman Chikitsa, used to subdue the vitiated Doshas, due to which any ailments may be produced. It is administered by using various medicinal herbo-mineral preparations. However, if the Doshas are vitiated beyond a particular level, they give rise to various endotoxins, which have a tendency to be accumulated in the minute channels. These are beyond the level of pacification and hence need to be eliminated or removed from the body. In such cases, the second type of treatment, which is Shodhan Chikitsa or cleansing therapy, is indicated. Since it consists of the five types of main therapies, it is known as the Panchakarma Chikitsa. Panchakarma has been given a special place in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Aacharya Charak, the author of the most important ancient text on internal medicine, has described a wide use of Panchakarma therapy for almost all the major diseases. Two separate sections, Kalpa Sthanam, and Siddhi Sthanam in Charak Samhita describe the details of special decoctions and other preparations used for Panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma includes three parts namely: Poorva Karma (Preparatory Methods)which includes : Paachan (Digestion) Snehan (Internal and external oleation) Swedan (Fomentation) Pradhan Karma (Main methods)which includes : Vaman (Induced vomiting) Virechan (Induced purgation) Basti (Medicated enema) Nasya (Nasal medicine) Rakta Mokshan (Artificial bloodletting) Pashchat Karma (Post-Therapeutic Measures)which includes: Sansarjan Krama (Specific dietetics), DhumaPana (smoking of medicinal cigars) and some rules to follow specific activities. Purvakarma : Pre-purification Measures Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins. The two procedures are 'snehan' and 'swedan'. Snehan is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple. Snehan is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated. Swedan is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the snehan. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedan liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract. After three to seven days of snehan and swedan, the doshas become well "ripened". A particular panchakarma method is then given according to the individual's constitution and disorder, prakruti and vikruti, respectively. Panchakarma - Five Basic Shodhans: Cleansing Methods 1) Vaman : therapeutic vomiting or emesis 2) Virechan : purgation 3) Basti : enema 4) Nasya : elimination of toxins through the nose 5) Rakta moksha : detoxification of the blood Vaman: Emesis Therapy When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, vaman, to eliminate the kapha causing the excess mucus. First, after the snehan and swedan, three to four glasses of licorice or salt water is administered, then vomiting is stimulated by rubbing the tongue which triggers the vomiting center through the gag reflex. One may alternatively take two to three glasses of salt water which will also aggravate kapha and then rub the tongue to induce vomiting. Once the mucus is released the patient will feel instantly relieved. It is likely that congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses will become clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion and edema. Emetic Substances: madan-emetic nut, madhuka-yastimadhu-licorice, neem-bitter leaf, bimbi, kutaj-kurchi- conessi bark, murva-clematis, triloba-devdaru-deodar, Cedrus deodara, Salt, NaCl, ela-cardamom, nux vomica. Indications for Vaman : used for all kapha type disorders good for pitta headache, dizziness, and nausea will help to release blocked emotions respiratory congestion bronchitis chronic cold sinus congestion kaphagenic asthma Contra-Indications for Vaman : below the age of 12 or over age 65 menstruation pre-menstrual period (one week prior) pregnancy emaciation delicate or sensitive person with too much fear, grief or anxiety hypoglycemia vata prakruti vata diseases heart diseases during vata season acute fever diarrhea obesity Virechan : Purgation Therapy When excess bile, pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person. Virechan Substances: Senna, prune, bran, flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow's milk, salt, castor oil, raisins, mango juice, triphala. Indications for Virechan: allergic rash skin inflammation acne, dermatitis, eczema chronic fever ascites biliary vomiting jaundice urinary disorder enlargement of the spleen internal worms burning sensation in the eyes inflammation of the eyes conjunctivitis gout Contra-Indications for Virechan: low agni acute fever diarrhea severe constipation bleeding from rectum or lung cavities foreign body in the stomach after enema emaciation or weakness prolapsed rectum alcoholism dehydration childhood old age ulcerative colitisAyurveda-Panchakarma Basti & Nasya -2 Basti: Enema Therapy Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti. Vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis. If we can control vata through the use of basti, we have gone a long way in going to the root cause of the vast majority of diseases. Vata is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases. It is the motive force behind the elimination and retention of feces, urine, bile and other excreta. There are eight main types of basti, according to traditional texts, each with their own indications and contra-indications as listed below. 1. Anuvasana (oil enema) is used in pure vata disorders and when a person is having excess hunger or dryness related to vata imbalances. 2. Niruha-Asthapana (decoction enema) is used, among other conditions, for evacuation of vata, nervous diseases, gastro-intestinal vata conditions, gout, certain fever conditions, unconsciousness, certain urinary conditions, appetite, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases. 3. Uttara Basti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women) is used for selected semen and ovulation disorders and for some problems involving painful urination or bladder infections. This is not to be used for someone with diabetes. 4. Matra Basti (daily oil enema) is used by someone emaciated by overwork or too much exercise, too much heavy lifting, walking too long of a distance, too much sexual activity or someone with chronic vata disorders. It does not need to be accompanied by any strict dietary restriction or daily routine and can be administered, in the appropriate cases, in all seasons. It gives strength, promotes weight and helps elimination of waste products. 5. Karma Basti (schedule of 30 bastis), 6. Kala Basti (schedule of 15 bastis; 10 oil + 5 decoction) 7. Yoga Basti (schedule of 8 bastis; 5 oil + 3 decoction). 8. Bruhana Basti (nutritional enema) is used for providing deep nutrition in select conditions. Traditionally, highly nutritive substances have been used, such as warm milk, meat broth, bone marrow soup and herbs like shatavari or ashwagandha. General Indications for Basti: constipation low back ache gout rheumatism sciatica arthritis nervous disorders vata headache emaciation muscular atrophy General Contra-Indications for Basti (include but are not limited to the following): Enema therapy should not be used if the patient is suffering from diarrhea, bleeding of the rectum, chronic indigestion, breathlessness, diabetes, fever, emaciation, severe anemia, pulmonary tuberculosis, old age or for children below the age of seven years. for oil enemas: diabetes, obesity, indigestion, low agni, enlarged liver or spleen, unconsciousness, tuberculosis and cough. for decoction enemas: debility, hiccough, hemorrhoids, inflammation of anus, piles, diarrhea, pregnancy, ascites, diabetes and some conditions involving painful or difficult breathing. for nutritional enemas: diabetes, obesity, lymphatic obstruction, ascites. for urethra or vaginal enemas: diabetes Nasya: Nasal Administration The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose. Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose. Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions. Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Deranged prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. Thus nasal administration, nasya is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems. There are six main types of nasya, as listed below. 1. Pradhamana (virechan) Nasya (cleansing nasya) uses dry powders (rather than oils) that are blown into the nose with a tube. Pradhamana nasya is mainly used for kapha types of diseases involving headaches, heaviness in the head, cold, nasal congestion, sticky eyes, hoarseness of voice due to sticky kapha, sinusitis, cervical lymph adenitis, tumors, worms, some skin diseases, epilepsy, drowsiness, Parkinsonism, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, attachment, greed and lust. Traditionally, powders such as brahmi are used. 2. Bruhana Nasya (nutrition nasya) uses ghee, oils, salt, shatavari ghee, ashwagandha ghee and medicated milk and is used mainly for vata disorders. It is said to benefit conditions resulting from vata imbalances such as vata-type headaches, migraine headache, dryness of voice, dry nose, nervousness, anxiety, fear, dizziness, emptiness, negativity, heaviness of eyelids, bursitis, stiffness in the neck, dry sinuses and loss of sense of smell. 3. Shaman Nasya (sedative nasya) is used according to which dosha is aggravated but mainly for pitta-type disorders such as thinning of hair, conjunctivitis and ringing in the ears. Generally certain herbal medicated decoctions, teas and medicated oils are used. 4. Navana Nasya (decoction nasya) is used in vata-pitta or kapha-pitta disorders and is made from decoctions and oils together. 5. Marshya Nasya (ghee or oil nasya) 6. Prati Marshya (daily oil nasya) This helps to open deep tissues and can be done every day and at any time to release stress. Substances Used in Nasya: brahmi, ginger, ghee oils, decoctions, onion, garlic, Piper longum, black pepper, curry pepper, rose, jasmine, mogra flowers and henna. 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