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Urology in Ayurveda (Bastivijnana)

V B Athavale (Author)

Basti, i.e. Kidney is one of the three vital organs in the body, the other two being heart and brain.  It is the most important organ maintaining the homoeostatis by regulating the excretion of the metabolites and waste products, i.e. dosha, dhatu and mala. 

Vegavarodha, i.e. suppression of natural urges is an important cause of various diseases.  Ayurveda states that suppression of micturition is one of the most important cause of the diseases of urinary tract.  With progressive urbanization and inadequate toilet facilities, this cause has assumed greater importance. 

The classification of Ayurvedia diseases of the kidney is strikingly similar to the moder method.  Thus acute nephritis, nephritic syndrome, chronic nephritis and uraema can be classified as pittaja, kaphaja, vataja and sannipatika urinary disorders respectively.  Surgical diseases have parallel names in Ayurvedic texts.......

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V B Athavale

Dr. V B Athavale M.B.B.S., D.C.H., M.D. (Paed.), M.A.M.S., F.A.M.S., and Vaidyacharya is a renowned Paediatrician, and a prolific author who has several noteworthy achievements to his credit.  He did his M.B.B.S. from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, both in Mumbai, stood first inj D.C.H. (C.P.S.) 1956, and completed M.D. (Paed.) in 1958.  He was offered the UNICEF Fellowship in 1965, when his paper was read during the International Paediatric Conference held at Tokyo.  He was also chairman of the workshop on 'Herbal Medicines for Health for the developing Countries', which was held at Bangkok in the year 1981.  Dr. Athavale worked as an Honorary Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Mumbai during 1970 to 1990 and was recognized for his various accomplishments for which he has been bestowed with honours and awards, both National and International.  V.B. Athavale Research Foundation has been founded as a mark of respect and gratitude to Dr. Athavale when he retired after 30 years of selfless service as Hon. Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M. Medical College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai.

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Title Urology in Ayurveda (Bastivijnana)
Author V B Athavale
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170842588
length xvii+284p., Tables; Bibliography; 23cm.