Archive for July 5th, 2008

Ayurveda: Ancient way of curing diseases

July 5th, 2008

By analyzing the genetic structure by Ayurveda tools, we can expect the future of health at a very early state. We can also prevent and train a person to lead a healthy life by adopting the required changes in lifestyle and diet.

Ayurveda, The ancient Indian system of medicine, deals with the knowledge that can define the quality and quantum of social and personal health status and ways to restore, maintain and upgrade it on the basis of the principles of Vedic metaphysics.

The body, senses, mind and soul are four components of a physiological functional parts in human life. The body, senses and mind are basically the grosser to finer manifested forms of basic elements of nature; panchamahabhuta – Akash (sky), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jala (water), Prithvi (earth) – and soul, the life principle. The harmonious activities within these components and integral activities in between the components reflect the status of personal and social health of a person.

The activities of the five elements at body- senses level are described through their grosser manifested form; three doshas i.e., Vata-Pitta-Kapha and at mental level through their precursors Satva-Rajas-Tamas.

The factors responsible for integral health status and any type of illness, including accidents, are related to our habitat, lifestyle, dietary habits, thinking habits, professional working approach and environment.

The manifestation of any disease is the victory of disease causing factors in the on going fight with the autonomous defence mechanism available within every sustainable biological system. The under/over/faulty-utilization of this autonomous healing mechanism weakens this natural wealth. The availability of this natural healing power depends upon our basic constitution of seven categories (Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha, Kapha-Pitta, Sama Prakriti), which we all have since birth.

In the Vedic era, the constitution of the parents was diagnosed before the couple planned for having a child. Based on the findings of the personality type of the parents, a diet and lifestyle regimen was tailor made for before, during the pregnancy as well as for the time of birth, so that the new born could lead a complete, healthy and purposeful life.

To achieve the optimum integral health status, Dr Ramniwas Prasher has developed a health rejuvenation programme ’SATMYA’- Vedanta Integral Health Care Systems, based on Vedanta philosophy and Ayurveda system of medicines.

Workshop on launching results of Ayurveda Research

July 5th, 2008

A workshop on “Launching the Outcome of the Ayurveda Research” made under Ayurveda Department Research Fund was held under the patronage of Minister of
Indigenous Medicine, Tissa Karaliyadda at the Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute, Navinna recently.

Minister of Indigenous Medicine Tissa Karaliyadda said that Ayurvedic research should be given priority as the government expects to take the treatment to International level.

The Borella Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Ayurveda Research Institute, Ayurveda Drugs Corporation, Ruhunu University and Central Provincial Council jointly made the researches. Department of Ayurveda has spent Rs. 30 lakhs in this regard.

Over nine researches have been made under the project. Results of the researches made on diabetes, male infertility and dermatological disorders were launched at this workshop. Under multi-faceted research on cultivation of the bushy type Kothalahimbutu plantation for sustainable leaf/stem harvesting, survey on the food preparations of indigenous cereals and pulsars in Sri Lanka were also launched. Enhancing of the quality of drugs produced by Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation and introduction of new products were submitted.

A team of doctors under Prof. Samarakoone has made research on producing drugs in crystal forms as remedy. They have successfully carried out the research on Tripal decoction. Research institute anticipates issuing this decoction in crystal form to the patients, after analyzing its chemical reaction. Borella Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital has commenced betel leaf treatment for diabetes patients. Patients are being treated on Mondays and Thursdays and achieved successful results.