Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) <p>The <strong>Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine (JAHM)</strong> is a peer-reviewed, open-access international online journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation.</p> <p>JAHM as an Inter-disciplinary Journal for Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Medicinal Plants Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc. sciences, aims to inquire into the relationships between Ayurveda, bio-medicine and other alternative systems of medicines.</p> <p>The JAHM will consider any original contribution that advances Ayurvedic medical science or practice, or that enlightens and enhance the knowledge base of the journal's readers. All manuscripts contributed to JAHM are strictly scrutinized by the editorial staff and evaluated by peer reviewers assigned by the editors. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 4 weeks of receipt.</p> <p><strong>SCOPE OF JAHM</strong></p> <p>JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center.</p> <p>Articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda,</p> <p>Articles encouraging the evidence-based clinical practice of Ayurveda</p> <p>Articles promoting the research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity</p> <p>Provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda</p> <p>Promote research culture among students of Ayurveda</p> <p>JAHM also appreciates researches that attempt to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda.</p> <p><strong>The content of JAHM will focus on three broad themes:</strong></p> <p>Theoretical Research: Fundamental Concepts, History, and Literary studies related to Ayurveda, Yoga, modern medicine and science.</p> <p>Experimental Research: Research on Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, phytochemistry, Drug Discovery &amp; Development in herbal, herbo-mineral and mineral formulations.</p> <p>Clinical Research: clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case-control studies, epidemiological and public health studies.</p> en-US <p>The author(s) will retain copyright and permit the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that permits others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the author and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>The entire contents of the JAHM are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The Journal, however, allows free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute works in any online website for any non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also permits the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.</p> <p>In case of JAHM does not publish said work, the author(s) will be so notified and all rights assigned hereunder will be given back to the author(s).</p> <p>All accepted works should not be published anywhere without prior written permission from JAHM. The author(s) hereby declare that they are sole author(s) of the work, that all authors have contributed and agree with the content and conclusions of the work, that the work is original, and does not infringe upon any copyright, propriety, or personal right of any third party, and that no part of it nor any work has been submitted to another journal.</p> (Dr Vasant Patil) (Dr Vasant Patil) Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:07:39 +0530 OJS 60 AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS WITH PORTAL HYPERTENSION <p>Liver cirrhosis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide especially if complicated by portal hypertension. A case of Liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension is discussed in this paper. A case of 61 yrs approached with the complaints of Abdominal distention, Bilateral lower limb edema, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite and generalized weakness with USG impression of Changes of diffuse liver parenchymal disease, cirrhosis with portal hypertension. This chronic condition is co-related to the classical disease entity <em>Yakratulyodara</em> in <em>Ayurveda</em>. After describing the symptomatology of <em>Plihodara</em> it has been mentioned that the causes, symptoms and treatment of <em>Yakratulyodara</em> are same as that of <em>Plihodara</em>. Based on the treatment guidelines mentioned in classical texts, oral administration of single and compound herbal preparations are planned with appropriate dietary regimens. The treatment was continued for 4 months, and outcome was assessed. After the <em>Ayurvedic</em> intervention, there was a complete remission of symptoms with USG report of normal echotexture of Liver with no cirrhotic changes.</p> Vasant Patil, Madhuri Rodd Copyright (c) 2021 Vasant Patil Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 EFFICACY OF AYASTILADI CAPSULES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PANDU W.S.R TO IRON DEFECIENCY ANAEMIA. <p>Pandu roga can be closely correlated with anaemia on the basis of similarities in the signs, symptoms and lauh yogas (iron formulations) mentioned in the treatment of disease. Anaemia is the most common nutritional disorder with very high prevalence in India. Prevalence of anaemia in Indian subcontinent is around 53.2%<sup>(1)</sup> and more than half of all anaemia are secondary to iron deficiency<sup>(2)</sup>. Oral iron supplementation is the main treatment protocol for the management of iron deficiency anaemia but it has various side effects especially gastric irritation and constipation. Ayurveda with its large range of lauh yogas can provide effective management of iron deficiency anaemia with least or no side effects as compared with oral iron supplements. Two female patients with moderate anaemia were enrolled in the study and prescribed with oral administration of ayastiladi capsules for a period of month. After one month of administration there was significant response in symptoms as well as investigation values.</p> Vivek Copyright (c) 2021 Vivek Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Retrospective observational study on Vasantika Vamana <p><strong>Background: </strong><em>Panchakarma</em> presents a unique approach of <em>Ayurveda</em> with specially designed five procedures of internal purification of the body through the nearest possible route. Such purification allows the biological system to return to homeostasis &amp; to rejuvenate rapidly &amp; also facilitates the desired pharmaco-therapeutic effects of medicines administered thereafter. <em>Panchakarma</em> has a full therapy role as promotive, preventive &amp; curative procedure. <em>Ayurveda</em> has also explained specific treatment procedures for particular <em>Doshas</em>, for example- <em>Vamana</em> <em>Karma</em> for <em>Kapha</em> <em>Dosha</em>, <em>Virechana</em> for <em>Pitta</em> <em>Dosha</em> and <em>Basti</em> <em>Karma</em> for <em>Vata</em> <em>Dosha</em> is advised. <strong>Objectives:</strong> To Study the role of <em>Prakriti,</em> <em>Snehana, Kaphotklesha</em>, <em>Naishe Jeerna, </em>and<em> Nishasupti </em>in the outcome of <em>Vamana Karma</em>. <strong>Materials and methods:</strong> In this study, data was collected from 5 patients who underwent <em>Vamana</em> <em>Karma </em>using standardized assessment formats. <strong>Observations: </strong>Average first day <em>Sneha</em> dose, last day <em>Sneha</em> dose and total days of <em>Snehapana</em> were 36 ml, 122 ml and 4.6 days respectively. Average quantity of <em>Madanaphala</em>, <em>Ksheera</em>, <em>Yastimadhu</em> <em>Phanta</em> and <em>Lavanodaka</em> were 5.2gms, 1740 ml, 4692ml and 1060ml respectively. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> It can be concluded that <em>Kaphotklesha</em> grade is directly proportional to the <em>Shuddhi</em> grade and the best <em>Vamana Shuddhi</em> depends mainly upon <em>Vamaka dravya,</em> dose, <em>Sukhavamana</em>, <em>Kaphotklesha, Naishajirna, and Nishasupti </em>factors.</p> Vasant Patil, Madhuri Rodd Copyright (c) 2021 Vasant Patil, Madhuri Rodd Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Assessment of Antiki criteria of Virechana by icchabhedi rasa in 26 patients of Psoriasis <p><strong>Abstract: - </strong></p> <p><em>Virechana</em> is one of the <em>shodhana</em> procedure which eliminates the vitiated humours through anal route. Assessment of <em>virechana</em> is done with the help of four assessment criteria mentioned in the classics. These criteria are <em>vaigiki, maniki, antiki and laingiki</em>. <em>Antiki</em> criteria is said to be the indicator for ending the procedure of <em>virechana</em>. Therefore, being an important criteria for assessment, in the present study total 26 patients of Psoriasis were treated with <em>virechana</em> with <em>ichchabhedi rasa</em> in common and they were assessed for the signs of <em>antiki</em> criteria. The present study evaluates whether <em>antiki</em> criteria affects the results expected in the pacification of the disease or not, whether this criteria has the importance only in assessing the procedure or also the outcome of the procedure.</p> Dr. Harshaprabha Katole Copyright (c) 2021 Dr. Harshaprabha Katole Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 General Consideration Of Vata Vyadhi <p>: <em>Vata </em>is known as self born and omnipotent because of its independence, eternity and all pervasiveness among all entities, this has universal characters and is worshiped by the entire world because this is the cause of origin, sustenance and destruction of living beings. But the disturbed and provoked <em>vata </em>is responsible for the development of <em>vatavyadhis. </em>These diseases are said to be critical to treat because of powerfulness of <em>vata </em>in all. So, it has to be treated by judging the strength of individual, immunity, and by clearing the channels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dr Anup Bhosgikar Copyright (c) 2021 Dr Anup Bhosgikar Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 CRITICAL REVIEW ON KAMPAVATA – KAMPAVATA NIDAN PANCHAKA AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE <p>Kampavata is described under Vatavyadhi in Ayurvedic classics. The word Kampavata it comes under the heading of Vataj Nanatmaj Vyadhi. On the basis of signs and symptoms of Kampavata it can be correlated with Parkinson’s Disease in modern era. It is a neurodegenerative disorder of the nervous system mainly affecting the motor system of the body. Parkinsonism is prevalent all over the world and has no definitive treatment in conventional medicine and another hand Ayurveda is an ocean for Vatavyadhi Chikitsa. The Ayurvedic treatment strategy is to combat Vata Dosha and to sustain neuronutrition by Shaman, Shodhan and Rasayana remedies. So it becomes necessary to understand the Kampavata it’s lakshanas etiopathogenesis properly for better management approach towards Kampavata with various classical drugs.</p> Vasudha Gurav Copyright (c) 2021 Vasudha Gurav Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN MANAGEMENT OF LIFESTYLE DISORDERS OF NETRA <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Advanced lifestyle and environmental changes have serious impact on eye health. It has been reported that prevalence is suffering from lifestyle based eye problems. Example Chronic smoking cataract (64%) followed by Dry eye (55%), ARMD (19%), Glaucoma (9%) and graves ophthalmopathy (1.7%). Usage of electronic gadgets, smoking, alcohol, workplace environment and pollution are the causative factors for various eye related problems. Though these conditions are preventable by avoiding causative factor, this kind of lifestyle are inevitable in the present competitive world. Smoking is consistently associated with nuclear cataract. Computer vision Syndrome is one such syndrome which is characterized by headache, neck pain, eye strain, dry eye, loss of vision, burning eyes, light sensitivity and distorted vision. Heavy alcohol consumption is related to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy. There is an association between alcohol consumption and glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure).&nbsp; Hence prevention of ocular disorders is essential. Ayurveda has given prime importance to eyes among all sense organs. Various netra rakshasa upaya have been explained in Ayurveda classics viz dinacharya, ritucharya, sadvritaa, yoga and pathyapathya. Acharya Sushruta in Uttartantra explained in detail about the initial symptoms (Purvaroopa Avastha) and its treatment modalities. Nidana-Parivarjana and Various Kriyakalpa are also important for the maintenance of good ocular health. This work is a review of preventive and management protocols of lifestyle induced ocular disorders through Ayurveda.</p> Dr Arun kumar V Copyright (c) 2021 Dr Arun kumar V Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Role of Kapalabhati in poor academic Performance of school going children <p><em>Kapalabhati </em>is miracle boy of <em>Yoga, Kapalabhati </em>is undoubtedly one of the most popular form of breathing exercise in the yoga. This is one among the cleansing techniques or <em>Shatkarmas</em>. <em>Kapal </em>means forehead and <em>bhati </em>means light or knowledge. As the name suggests, this dynamic technique stimulates the brain, improves intellect. Poor academic performance is seen in 20% of the children, where they will be having below average IQ. However this is a ‘symptom’ reflecting a larger underlying problem in children. Poor academic results in child having a low esteem and they give significant stress to their parents. Apart from these classroom size, poverty, students leaving at or below poverty level, family factors, poor usage of technology, bullying, poor parent involvement, health and funding etc. all these factors badly influence and put pushing back impact on education system. <em>Kapalabhati </em>acts Detoxifier of Lungs and boosts respiratory system, it enhances the oxygen level in the blood and it reduces the level of anxiety in the children’s. As the name itself indicates <em>Kapalabhati </em>is illuminative, easy, enjoyable and most effective, <em>Yogic </em>procedure to increase physical and mental health. It is important to find the reasons for a child's poor school performance and come up with a treatment plan early and it is not a permanent problem. </p> Mahesh Salimath Copyright (c) 2021 Mahesh Salimath Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0530