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Blunders of Modern Medical Doctors – Some Reminisciences

Blunders of Modern Medical Doctors – Some Reminisciences

Medical Science, Medicinal Plants
Bimal Chandra Jha, Former Editor, Sachitra Ayurved. I like to share some of my experiences with the learned readers who are of the opinion that a modern practicing doctor can do no wrong. Undoubtedly modern medicine has progressed much particularly in the area of surgical intervention, but at the same time it has harmed our body’s immune system badly. Sometimes wrong diagnosis and unnecessary drugs prescribed to a patient have done irreparable damage amounting to criminal offence. My experiences in life support my views. My first experience is with my own sons.  I have three sons. My brother was suffering from tuberculosis. He had stayed at my residence for a few days. Being a health conscious father I thought it appropriate to get my sons medically examined to remove any doubt regarding
Legal Awareness, An Essential Need of Medical Study

Legal Awareness, An Essential Need of Medical Study

Medical Science
Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha, Reader, A.L.N. Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. A story described by a senior consultant at United Kingdom reveals the interesting approach of law of that nation. A patient approached a GP (General Practitioner) for some problem. The patient was not responding with prescribed dose. Then GP consulted a Consultant. Consultant asked to change the dose but keep patient under observation. He emphasized that if anything goes wrong, patient should be properly taken care of accordingly. All the conversations were recorded and were sent to National Health Department also. Unfortunately patient collapsed. Relatives of patient went to court. Court asked the police to bring all the documents and voice recordings. After forensic tests of availed proofs, it was con...
Mukhadooshika Or Youvanapidaka

Mukhadooshika Or Youvanapidaka

Medical Science
Dr. Shobha R. Itnal, Lecturer, A.L.N. Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. Youvanapiadaka or aananadooshika is general disorder of adolescents. Almost everyone in his or her life have at some stage such complication. Sushruta considers it as one of khudra roga resulted from vitiated Vata, Kapha and Rakta. When shalmali kantaka like eruptions are seen, it is said to be youvanapidaka. Face is said to be most affected site with prominence over cheek, nose, forehead and chin. It may also appear on chest or upper back. It is usually taken synonymous to Acne. Acne is an inflammatory follicular, popular and pustular eruption involving the sebaceous apparatus. Depending upon the origin, causative factors and appearance various categorization for acne has been given viz., acne agnimata,...
Understanding of Basti, An Important Treatment Procedure of Panchkarma

Understanding of Basti, An Important Treatment Procedure of Panchkarma

Medical Science
Dr. Usha Rani B. J., Lecturer, A.L.N. Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. Dr. Nikhil Narayanan, P.G. Scholar, A.L.N. Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha, Reader, A.L.N. Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa. Introduction: Basti is one of important procedure practiced in Panchakarma for the treatment of Vata dosha. It is in use since the Veda-period. Kaushik Sutra of Atharvaveda has mentioned this as substitute for minor operation while Agni Purana details this as a principle treatment in complaints predominance with Vayu. Samhitas like Charaka, Sushruta, Ashtanga Sangaraha etc. also well deal with this procedure of Panchakarma. Basti is derived from “vas nivase” which literally means “shelter”. In Ayurveda basti denotes urinary blad