Sushruta’s 7 Types of Treatments Sapta Upakrama

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SSapta Upakramas are the treatments used in ancient days for surgical interventions and procedures especially for treatment of acute /chronic wounds, their complications and to prevent their relapse. Their utility can be extended in skillful ways to treat other systemic diseases also with changes in treatment … Read more

Shashti Upakrama Meaning, Classification, Clinical Significance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SMaster Sushruta is the grand master of surgery. In Sushruta Samhita we come across 60 specialized treatments grouped under a heading called ‘Shashti Upakrama’. Shashti means 60 number, Upakrama means treatments.Read – Sushruta’s 8 Types Of Surgical Procedures – Astavidha Shastra Karma Clinical utility of Shashti … Read more

Ayurveda Method Of Acupuncture -Marma Puncture

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Marmas are vital points scattered all through the body. Each marma is formed by meeting of five structures at a point. They are Mamsa – muscle tissue, Sira – veins and arteries, nerves, Snayu – ligaments and tendons, nerves, Asthi – bones, Sandhi – bony … Read more

Moxibustion Therapy – Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SMoxibustion therapy is a type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is an external treatment. It involves burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves on or nearby to the body’s meridian and acupuncture the acu-points. Alternatively it involves baking the acupoints with … Read more

Eranda Muladi Niruha Vasti – Ingredients, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SErandamuladi Niruha Vasti is one of the most praised decoction enemas used for treating vata disorders. It also has wide spectrum of action and is used as an effective remedy for many diseases. Reference – Charaka Samhita Siddhi Sthana, chapter 3, verses 38-42 Ingredients of Erandamuladi … Read more

Methods Of Surgical Training Elaborated In Ayurveda

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SMaster Sushruta is known as ‘Father of Surgery’ and every reason which substantiates this designation can be found and appreciated when one reads the ancient textbook Sushruta Samhita. Introduction It needs brains, heart, skills and courage to be a great surgeon. To be a surgeon one … Read more

Sushruta’s 8 Types Of Surgical Procedures – Astavidha Shastra Karma

By Dr Renita D’Souza Master Sushrutha has mentioned eight types of surgical techniques. 1. Chedana – excision 2. Bhedana – incision 3. Lekhana – scraping 4. Eshana – probing 5. Aaharana – extraction 6. Vedhana – puncturing 7. Visravana – draining 8. Seevana – suturing Read – Shastra – Surgical Instruments Of Ayurveda: Astang Hriday Sutrasthana … Read more

External Treatments To Keep Doshas In Balance

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Balance of 3 doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha is said to be one of criteria to determine comprehensiveness of health. Imbalance of doshas should be normalised by proper and timely interventions. Treatments for imbalanced doshas may involve oral medicine administration or external application of herbs … Read more

Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment: Introduction, Benefits, Dosha Relation

Panchakarma is the main way in which Ayurvedic treatment is carried out. The total Ayurvedic treatments can be divided into three main divisions. Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments Ayurvedic treatments such as oil massage, steam therapy etc. Ayurvedic medicines prescribed according to diseases and to promote health. Principle behind Panchkarma The basic Ayurvedic principle behind Panchakarma:According to … Read more

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