Overview for Ayurvedic Treatment for Nervous Disorders
The main scope of Ayurveda is the preservation, maintenance and the protection of health in the healthy and, the cure of the disease in the afflicted.
Ayurvedic medical system lays stress on early diagnosis of abnormal states and adaptation of curative measures. The intrinsic factors of the body which undergo morbid changes are tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and they participate in the evolutive process of pathogenesis of various diseases. The involvement of Vitiated doshas initiates the disease process. Ayurveda classified the diseases according to involved doshes such as Vataroga, Pittajaroga and Kaphajaroga. A careful and critical study of the concepts of Vatadosha shows that the functions of vata have striking resemblance with the function of nervous system. The signs and symptoms of majority of Vatavyadhis suit the descriptions of several neurological conditions. An attempt is made in this book for a mutual appreciation and proper understanding of the point of view of Ayurvedic and Modern system of medical thought regarding the disorders of Nervous systems. The important Ayurvedic formulations and the experiences of eminent physicians mentioned in this book may prove useful for a general practitioner. The documented data about single drug cures may help the future researchers in planning their scientific studies for evolving a safe analgesic, antipyretic, tranquilizer of a muscle relaxant. In the management of Vatavyadhis vasti (Medicated Enema) plays a vital role. Infact many a intractable condition of nervous system may improve with vasti therapy. Some of the salient points about Panchakarma are also included in this book.
K Nishteswar (Author)
K. Nishteswar, currently working as a Professor at Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vijaywada has obtained his Postgraduate degree from Gujrat Aurveda University and Ph.D. form university of Pune. He also completed the Diploma In AIDS from IGNOU. He served as a Cinical Registrar (Gujrat Ayurveda University), Research Assistant (CCRAS) and completed 26 years of Govt. Service in field of teaching and received State Best Teacher Award from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh during 2001. He was awarded several Gold and silver medals in recognition of his merit and his theses on various topics like Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardio-vascular Disorders have won awards at the national Theses Competitions. He was conferred with D.Sc, and D.Litt. by International University of Complementary Medicines, Colombo for his contributions to the field of Alternative Medicines. He also delivered Keynote lectures and guest lectures in several National and International seminars. So far he has written more than 40 books in English, Hindi and Telugu on various subjects of Ayurveda and published approximately 80 papers in various standard journals. To popularize Ayurveda among lay people and bring in awareness about the indigenous system of India, he has written some books and also delivered series of Radio talks.