Category Archives: Alternative

To where Ayurveda is driven

For few months what is happen is quite disgusting in Ayurveda field. The first News is very encouraging and it says the appreciation of Ayurveda research at International level and award for it. The subsequent news is from Madhyapradesh Government taking a decision towards stopping the Emergency Medical practice of Ayurvedist and insisting for sincere Ayurveda practice. With in two days another News release from Maharsatra Government to start a 1 year Modern Pharmacology Course for all AYUSH graduates and offering them the Modern Medical Practitioner position. My doubt is why the Health policy of each state is differing? Are the people in India are ethnically or geographically different or politically play items? Is this conversion in to the modern medicine is boon or curse to the Ayurveda faculty?

Mean while the AYUSH decision (Gazette issued) to reduce the teachers to 30 per 50 student intake is ridicules. The same AYUSH for past few years stopped the permission to many Ayurveda colleges. Is this decision is an influence act under some body? Or is it really a good idea to increase the values of Ayurveda? When 47 teachers could not do the justice, how come 30 will do in future? Apart from the instruction of (9) Allopathic Doctors to appoint as part time teachers to teach the allopathic subject is for enhancing the Ayurveda standard or to deteriorate is well known to the officials. Is it a rehabilitating program for the allopathic doctors? Or really are there any hidden agenda?

When we see this entire scenario – are we not puzzled? What do you say?

Ustav to promote cow’s milk

The cow is considered the mother of the universe. For, it is useful in agriculture, transportation, food, medicine, sports, industry, religious functions, emotional

stability and the economy as a whole. After mother’s milk, it is only cow’s milk that gives energy and full protection. Desi cow’s milk is being hailed as wholesome food. Cow’s milk is deemed a complete diet.

Cow’s milk helps in reducing acidity, a common problem today and reduces chances of peptic ulcer as well as colon, breast and skin cancers. Desi cow milk helps reduce the formation of serum cholesterol and is one of the best natural anti-oxidants.From time immemorial, cow has had a special place in Indian society. Desi cow milk is like ‘amruthm’ (nectar), because it has amino acids that make its protein easily digestible and it is good for kidney. It is a rich source of Vitamins like B2, B3 and A, which help in increasing immunity.

To highlight the importance of the desi cow milk and to promote its use, Dr BRKR Government Ayurvedic College and Charaka Dairy is organising a programme titled ‘Desi Cow Utsav’ at Dr BRKR Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital.

Dr N Satya Prasad, principal, said on Saturday that the event would be held from March 28th to 30th at People’s Plaza on the Necklace Road. It will be formally inaugurated by Dr K P Srivasuki, IFS, CEO, AP Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Board.

Dr Satya Prasad stated that it would be a big ‘mela’ along with an exhibition. Workshops and seminars would be conducted by Ayurvedic doctors. The utsav will showcase several different breeds of cow. The harsh reality is that out of many indigenous breeds of cows only 29 breeds exist now. The influx of non-indigenous cow breeds and lack encouragement for the commercial production of desi cow milk are the main reasons for the current sorry state of affairs.

Indigenous cows, brought from across India, would be showcased at the event. About 10,000 people are expected to visit the Desi Cow Utsav. There is no entry fee and it will be open to the public from 9.30 am to 9.00 pm. [source]

Falsification in Ayurveda

Now a day the entire AYUSH is against the malpractices made by Ayurvedic Medical College for their sustenance. Even though AYUSH is serious, managements are following different methods to exhibit their faculties on muster, maintain the Hospital records and inputs. The different methods include generating visiting faculty or on paper faculty. The student ratio of beds as per the CCIM is 1:3. As many Ayurveda colleges are far away from the community residences or could not generate the faith (especially in emergencies), the patients are deviating to the other opportunities to help themselves. To run the show is the only alternative to get the permissions for successive academic year. So, the managements are using alternative methods instead of locating the problem and solving in alternative systems. One of such method is – “Falsification Method”.

Fabrication, Falsification, Plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted in the community for proposing, conducting, or reporting for any permissions or statements or study. The “honest” error or difference in expression is caught by the authorities of permission.

What is Falsification?

  • Alteration of data collected in the maintenance of hospital records, purchase records
  • Omission/deletion/suppression of conflicting data without justification
  • Back-dating in patient records to fit within the timeline as treatment provided
  • Changing a patients age, address and disease in hospital data records

All these are happening not only in Ayurvedic Colleges even in the other systems also. There were so many News items in relation to this Falsification in all medical colleges.

How to stop Falsification?

There may be many methods to prevent a problem. Here one method I propose or bring in to the notice of the readers is, Inclusion of ID in Case sheet. It may be followed by authorities or not – but certainly is for my satisfaction. It is so simple and easy. The admitted patient should be identified properly with a Voter ID card or driving license number or PAN card or any other ID card number. There may be occasions where none of these are available with patient. In such a case- let theCollegeHospitalissue an ID card with photo.

Once this “valid ID number” is included in the case sheets of IPD, most of the Falsification is stopped in Medical Colleges.

Do you have any idea to stop Falsification? Start writing . . . .

Ancient Medical Treatments

Medicine for Women in Imperial China

Angela Ki Che Leung – Medicine for Women in Imperial China
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub | 2006-04-10 | ISBN: 9004151966 | PDF | 214 pages | 12.54 MB

This book is the first scholarly work in English on medicine for women in pre-Song China. The essays deal with key issues in early Chinese gynecology and obstetrics, and how they were formulated before the Song when medicine for women reached maturity. The reader will find that medical questions in early China also reflected religious and social issues. The authors, based in North America and East Asia, describe and analyze women’s bodies, illnesses, and childbirth experiences according to a variety of archaeological materials and historical texts. The essays reveal a rich and complex picture of early views on the female medical and social body that have wide implications for other institutions of the period, and on medicine and women in the later imperial era.

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Thai massage

Thai massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India.
It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine.
For centuries, Thai massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine. [Read more]

Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. It is known in Thailand as “nuat phaen boran” (Thai: นวดแผนโบราณ, IPA: [nûat pʰɛ̌ːn boːraːn]), literally, the ancient-manner massage. [Read more in wikipedia]

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Birth Gender Chart