Adravyabhuta Chikitsa Non-pharmacological Treatments In Ayurveda

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAdravyabhuta Chikitsa includes all those treatments wherein no drug or pharmacological approach is involved. A = no, Dravyabhuta = drug / pharmacological dependent, Chikitsa = treatment. So, adravyabhuta chikitsa means ‘non-drug or non-pharmacological treatments / therapy’. These treatments may be in different forms – Physical activities … Read more

Vamana And Virechana In The Treatment Of Kushta

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SKushta is a term which includes many skin disorders. According to Ayurveda there are 18 types of kushta. All types of kushtas are caused due to aggravation of all three doshas. In spite of all three doshas being involved in the causation of kushtas one or … Read more

Covering The Ulcers and Wounds With Leaves Patradaana

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPatradana means covering with leaves. This is a unique measure followed in covering the wounds / ulcers on which the medicinal pastes are applied. Over the leaves the bandaging of wounds and ulcers are done. This method of surgical dressing has been explained in the context … Read more

Vaikrutapaha Meaning, Types, Clinical Significance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SVaikrutapaha is the seventh and final form of treatment included in the ‘Sapta Upakrama’ i.e. 7 types of treatments explained by Master Sushruta. Along with the other six forms of treatment it aims at healing and treating the ulcers, wounds and swelling and to prevent its … Read more

Ropana Meaning, Procedure Of Treatment, Medicines Used

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ayu) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SRopana means healing. Shodhana i.e. cleansing and Ropana i.e. healing are conducted simultaneously as far as ulcers and wounds are concerned. In fact, we can tell that healing occurs on the backdrop of cleansing. Shodhana and Ropana are two different treatments included in the Sapta Upakramas … Read more

Wound Cleansing, Healing by Sushruta (Shodhana And Ropana) Types, Details

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SShodhana and Ropana are the fifth and sixth forms of treatment categories included in ‘Sapta Upakrama’ i.e. 7 types of treatments explained by Master Sushruta. They aim at healing and treating the ulcers, wounds and swelling related to these conditions and also to prevent the complications … Read more

Patana Kriya Meaning, Types, Clinical Significance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SPatana is the fourth type of treatment mentioned amongst ‘Sapta Upakrama’ i.e. the 7 types of treatments. These 7 treatments mentioned by Master Sushruta are not only meant to treat and heal the wounds, ulcers and related swelling but also to prevent their complications.Read – Sushruta’s … Read more

Poultice (Upanaha) Meaning, Types, Clinical Significance, Uses

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SThe Upanaha is a form of treatment wherein a thick paste of herbs is applied and then wrapped with a cloth or leather. It is used for various purposes such as inducing sweating, as a fomentation therapy and to cause quicker suppuration of wounds, abscesses, swellings … Read more

Avasechana Method of Wound Care: Meaning, Types, Clinical Significance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAvasechana is the second type of treatment mentioned amongst ‘Sapta Upakrama’ i.e. the 7 types of treatments mentioned by Master Sushruta which are meant to treat and heal the wounds, ulcers and related swelling.Read – Sushruta’s 7 Types of Treatments Sapta Upakrama Avasechana Avasechan means to … Read more

Vimlapana: Softening of Wounds, Ulcers – Types, Clinical Significance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SVimlapana is the first type of treatment mentioned among ‘Sapta Upakrama’ i.e. the 7 types of treatments mentioned by Master Sushruta. These are meant for treatment of wounds and ulcers and also to prevent its complications. Vimlapana means to soften or cause to wither / languish. … Read more

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