10th Conf Feb, 2014, Lucknow, India

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

AYURVEDA & LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

In collaboration with Bharat Seva Sansthan, 2-Rana Pratap Marga, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Integrating Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy, Allopathy, Meditation, and various healing sciences for the management of different lifestyle disorders.

Conference Venue:
Indira Gandhi Pratisthan Kendra
Pluto Hall (2nd Floor)
Vibhuti Khand, Near Petrol Pump, Gomti Nagar
Lucknow, UP 226010, India

Chief Patron
Shri Bhagwati Singh, Ex.M.P.
President, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

Chief Guest
Honorable Chief Minister Shri Akhilesh Yadav
Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Guest of Honor Address

Honorable Health Minister Shri Ahmed Hasan

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Guest of Honor & Keynote Address

Professor Rajendra Prasad, MD, DTCD, FAMS, FCCP (USA), FNCCP, FCAI, FIAB, FIMSA, FCCS, D.Sc.(USA)

Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India; Vice-Chairman, National Task Force (RNTCP) India;  Honorary Consultant, Armed Forces Medical Services (Respiratory Medicine);  Former Director, U.P. Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah, India; Former Prof & Head, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, K.G. Medical University, Lucknow, India; Vice-President, South Asia Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology; International Governor, American College of Chest Physician; President, National College of Chest Physicians, India;  President, Indian Chest Society;  President, Indian College of Allergy Asthma & Applied Immunology 2005-07; President, Indian Association for Bronchology;  President, Indian Medical Association, Lucknow Branch; Chairman, Standing Technical Committee, Tuberculosis Association of India;  Vice-President, Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer;  Chairman, Zonal Task Force (RNTCP) North Zone, India;  Chairman, Uttar Pradesh State Task Force (RNTCP).

Conference Coordinators:

Professor. Dr. Jageshwarnath Mishra (J.N.Mishra) – India
Phone: 933 590 7614

Email: jn.mishra@yahoo.co.in

Prof. J.N.Mishra, Ph.D (Ayurved) retired in 2004 after serving 37 yrs as Post Graduate Teacher Head and Dean Faculty of Ayurveda, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has guided about 75 MD’s in ayurveda and 15 PhD scholars in ayurveda and involved in research activities achieving many milestones during this period. Prof. Mishra attended many National and International conferences, seminars and workshops and recently was facilitated by International Charak Award of excellence in teaching and research at Los Angeles, USA by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. He has many publications of his research work in National and International journals and is author of 2 books. Prof. Mishra is member of different selection committees, Faculty of Universities, Executive councils and specially to be life member and General Secretary, Bharat Seva Sansthan which deals with education, medical health and training programs for downtrodden and BPL in India particularly in rural areas.

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla – USA
Phone: 484 347 6110

Email: contact@aapna.org

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, LMT, RAS, RYT, Founder & President of AAPNA, USA, is a classically trained Registered Ayurvedic Specialist, licensed integrative massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, certified pranic healer and certified reiki healer, has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality Ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. It is AAPNA’s mission to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. With your support and encouragement, Ayurveda will be accepted and integrated as a key complementary science to modern health care.

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Scientific Committee Members:

  1. Professor. Dr. Sabu Thomas, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  2. Dr. Sebastian Mathew, Klagenfurt, Austria
  3. Dr. Anna M Clarke, South Africa
  4. Dr. Denise Tarasuk, USA

Souvenir Committee Members:

  1. Dr. Rammohan Rao, PhD. California, USA
  2. Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao, PhD (Ayu), New Delhi, India
  3. Dr. Narayanam Srikanth, MD (Ayu), New Delhi, India
  4. Dr. Sathya Dornala, PhD (Ayu), New Delhi, India
  5. Dr. Neeru Nathani, PhD (Ayu), Varanasi, India
  6. Dr. Parameswarappa Shivappa Byadgi, Ph.D. (Ayu), Varanasi, India

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Conference Presentations Include:

  1. Common Disorders
  2. Diet & Daily Routine
  3. Metabolic Disorders
  4. Chronic Non Communicable Diseases
  5. Panchakarma
  6. Rasayana
  7. Women Disorders
  8. Psychosomatic Disorders
  9. Stress Disorders
  10. Cardiovascular Disorders
  11. Neurological Disorders
  12. Sexual Disorders
  13. Immunological Disorders
  14. Skin Disorders
  15. Public Health
  16. Men Disorders
  17. Children Disorders
  18. Geriatric Disorders
  19. Cancer Care

Chairpersons:

  1. Dr. V.V. Prasad, PhD (Ayu), Director, Rashtriya Vidyapeeth, AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  2. Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, PhD (Ayu), Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda and Director, CCRAS, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  3. Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao, Ph.D (Ayu)., Chief Medical Officer (NFSG), Ayurvedic Unit, ESIC, New Delhi, India
  4. Dr. G.R.R. Chakravarthy, Professor in Department of Basic Principles, S.J.S. Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  5. Dr. Geetha Krishnan, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Head of Department of Integrative Medicine, Medanta, New Delhi, India
  6. Dr. Alka Petkar, M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor, B.N. Sarda Sangamner Science College, Sangamner, Maharastra, India
  7. Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  8. Dr. Altaf Ahmad, BUMS, New Delhi, India
  9. Dr. Pallatheri Nambi Namboodiri, BAMS, MD (Ayu),Assistant Professor in Dept. of Dravya Guna, Sri Sairam Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  10. Dr. Shaikh Nikhat, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Research Officer (Unani), Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  11. Dr. A.K.S. Rawat, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.
  12. Prof. Dr. J.S. Tripathi, M.D.(Ay.), Ph.D.(BHU); D.Sc.(Hons.),Dip. Yoga, Professor, Department Of Kayachikitsa, Incharge, Division Of Manas Chikitsa (Psychosomatic Medicine & Neuro-Psychiatry), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Scientific Session – Chairperson

Dr. V.V. Prasad, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 981 814 7492
Dr. V.V.Prasad BAMS., M.D (Ayu)., Ph.D (Ayu)., 19 years of teaching experience, and retired Professor & Head of the Department of Dravyaguna at S.V. Ayurveda College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. Dr. Prasad has 5 years of research experience in Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic pharmacology) in BHU and 16 years of experience in survey of medicinal plants in Andhra Pradesh. Have administrative experience of 16 years as head of department and 13 years as Director, Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, India. Dr. Prasad held additional charge of Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Delhi. He held additional charge of Director, National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune. He has 11 papers/chapters in books published. Conducted 22 national level Interactive workshops and published books of Q & A. Conducted 12 national level Ayurvedic scientific seminars and published books of selected full papers. Nodal officer for CME in AYUSH on behalf of Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India since 2007. On deputation by the Department of AYUSH, associated as Team leader in Ayurveda training group in WHO Consultative Meeting held in Milan, Italy. WHO published the work as “Benchmarks for Training in Ayurveda”. On deputation by Department of AYUSH, presented a paper on ‘Ayurveda Education in India & Abroad’ during 2nd 2008. Delivered guest lectures on Ayurvedic subjects on several occasions including Continuing Medication Education. International Ayurveda Conference of College of Ayurveda (UK) in London.

Scientific Session – Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone:
Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar BAMS., M.D (Ayu)., Ph.D (Ayu)., Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India is also holding the charge of Director General, CCRAS, New Delhi. Prof Kumar is involved in academic, clinical and research activities for last 28 years in various capacities. After MD in Ayurvedic Pediatrics also awarded with PhD and later received his master’s degree (MSc) in applied Psychology and Diploma in Yoga. Authored three books and published 102 research papers in various scientific national and international journals. Member and Ayurveda expert in various national and international universities, institutes and organizations. Supervised 65 MDs and 10 PhD scholars. Completed one international collaborative research project and three others sponsored by Government of India. Two industry- institutes based collaborative clinical research projects have also been completed. Involved in teaching and training of international scholars. Nominated by Department of AYUSH, Government of India, as National Coordinator for clinical Documentation in National Institutes under Department of AYUSH. Member, Steering Committee constituted by the Planning Commission 11th five Year Plan & 12th FYP, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Govt. of India. Ayurveda expert and Former Head Department of Bal Roga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Ex Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, Scott & White Hospital, school of medicine, A & M University Texas USA. Co-Director, Medical students training program in Ayurveda, School of Medicine University of Connecticut, CT USA; Invited Speaker, Embassy of India, Berlin (Germany). Academic expert for Curriculum designing of PG dip course in Ayurveda, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Member of Editorial and Advisory Board & Referee of various prestigious national and international peer reviewed journals. National Founder President of Indian Association of Ayurvedic Pediatrics.

Scientific Session – Chairperson

Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 981 898 9819
Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao BAMS., M.D (Ayu)., Ph.D (Ayu)., presently working as Chief Medical Officer (NFSG) at Ayurvedic Unit of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) (under Ministry of Labor and Employment, GOI), New Delhi. His direct and indirect mentor-ship helped many students whose ever preparing for ayurvedic post graduate/competitive examinations through his books. He received many awards namely few, Dhanwantari award, Pt. Ramnarayana Sharma memorial award, Gold medal, Achayra Nagarjuna Silver Medal etc., He is the best student throughout his academics. He authored 15 books and many scientific articles on ayurveda in various national and international journals and delivered many lectures at various platforms. He has many contributions to the field of Ayurveda through his writings. One of his major works is English translation of Bhaisajya Ratnavali. Delivered talks on Ayurveda in All India radio, Television channels and articles on Ayurveda are published in News papers. He is the contributing expert for many of the workshops organized by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, New Delhi.

Scientific Session: Chairperson

Dr. G.R.R. Chakravarthy, BAMS, MD (Ayu), M.Sc. (Yoga Therapy)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: 984 010 9787
G.R.R.Chakravarthy BAMS, MD (Ayu), M.Sc.,(Yoga Therapy) started his teaching in the subjects of Padarthavijnana, Charaka Samhita and swasthavritta and yoga.He Submitted papers in various national seminars throughout country. He chaired many a sessions in U.G and P.G. level. He has been attached with Ayurveda Sastrajna Parishad since 1986 and from the same platform he presented many papers. He conducted Sabdavali work shop at SJS Ayurveda college, Chennai. He conducted 4 ROTPs and 4 CMEs. He is now rendering his services as the President of Sastrajna Parishad. He had theopportunityto discuss the subject with Ayurveda legends like Sri.K.N.Udupa. He learnt Astanga Hridaya from Vaidya Viswanatha sarma, and Charaka Samhita from Vaidya T.Seshagiri Rao. He authored 15 monographs and 2 books. He is an authority in treating Diabetic complications, respiratory disorders and skin ailments.
Fundamentals of Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology in Ayurveda
Ayurveda stands on doshas,dhatus in the fold of hetu, linga, and oushadha. As per classics the concepts are in sutras for which proper interpretations are needed.Attribution of gunas to doshas and dhatus physiological functions, pathological observations, pharmacological pathways and all the story runs on this concepts only.Basically the phenomenal aspects of gunas with relevant karmas are to be explored.For example swasa is normal function of prana vata. We seldom find how swasa is carried out in our classics. Logically the thought goes with the gunas of sukhma of vata coupled with sthula of kapha should go hand in hand with specific pattern. This is prasadakhya guna in view of Charak. Pathological situation is nothing but derailment in the hormony between sukshma and sthula, and this is mala bhuta guna in view of Charak. Referring to the Swasa samprapti the concept can be understood in better way in the above light. Pharmacology should be on the reverse of pathology and thus the interpretations for rasadipanchaka etc. are explored. Ironically the identification of dosha dushya sammurchana of vyadhi and specificity in drug selection must have same platform.

Scientific Session: Chairperson

Dr. Pallatheri Nambi Namboodiri, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: 917 668 0929
Pallatheri Nambi Namboodiri BAMS, MD (Ayu) over 14 years of experience as an Ayurvedic practicing physician, consultant, teacher and public speaker. Currently serving as the Director of Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre, Kerala, Faculty teacher at Dinacharya Institute, New York, visiting teacher at Optimum Health, Chicago; Assistant Professor in Department of Dravya Guna, Sri Sairam Ayurvedic Medical college and Research Center, authored and presented papers on Lifestyle issues in working population with the title ‘Beauty and the beast’. Lifestyle and health management using classical scriptures; vast knowledge in clinical administration of most herbal preparations manufactured in India. Expertise in managing and setting up of Ayurvedic treatment centers.
“Abhyangam acharet nityam….” Meaningful 3 words of Vagbhatacharya
This is a long lost practice not only amongst most Indians, but even amongst Ayurveda Vaidyas who propagate Ayurveda. Inspite of modern education and corporate culture mocking the process of oil application as messy and uncomfortable, the resurgence of worldwide interest in Ayurveda has spurred a number of studies to understand the short term and long term benefits – both transdermal and systemic – of various types of oil. It is safe to conclude that even in the Ayurvedic world which highlights Abhyanga as a Purva karma to Panchakarma, the role of actual Nitya Abhyanga and Snana in preserving health and preventing many common lifestyle disorders are extremely underrated and a discussion highlighting the same in the light of scientific evidence is merited.

Scientific Session: Chairperson

Dr. Alka Petkar, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Sangamner, Maharastra, India

Phone: 02425-225791
Alka Petkar M.Sc., Ph.D. working as a Head of Department in Sangamner Science College from last 33 years as associate professor. Published about 36 research papers national and International level.Worked as social worker in Rotary, Inner Wheel at various position.Working as Vice president of All India S.S.K kshatriya samaj. Honored by Honorable Ex. President Of India Mrs.Pratibha Patil.

Scientific Session: Chairperson

Dr. Geetha Krishnan, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 931 119 3090
Email: drgk2000@gmail.com
Geetha Krishnan BAMS, MD-Ayu, is Head of Integrative Medicine Department, Medanta. An MD in Dravyaguna from Government Ayurveda College, Trivandrum, he is also an experienced clinician, and has successfully established Sanjeevani Ayurveda Hospital (an independent Ayurvedic hospital at Trivandrum), Mahabodhi Mallige Medical Centre, (a collocated Ayurvedic facility in an allopathic hospital at Bangalore) and the Integrative Medicine Department at Medanta (a multi-disciplinary, super-specialty hospital conglomerate in Gurgaon). Working together with the several super specialties at Medanta, he has developed numerous integrative therapeutics of Ayurveda and Yoga, which are practiced in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiology, radiation-oncology, sleep medicine, neurology & neuro-surgery, urology and intensive-care areas of patient-care. He has integrated regular use of Yoga and Marma therapies into day-to-day Ayurveda practice and integrative practice at Medanta. He has extensive research background in drug research for diabetes and cancer and holds several Indian & one US patent. Presently he works on seven drugs in botanical space with leads obtained from Ayurveda, in the area of diabetes, cancer, thrombocytopenia, wound healing and inflammation, and PDE 5 inhibition. These drugs are of varied compositions ranging from poly- herbal drug, single plant extract, purified natural chemical compound and lead optimization of a synthetic drug. He has extensive experience in preclinical pharmacology and developing CMC data for complex botanical formulations. He has published several articles, mostly in the areas of diabetes preclinical research and Integrative Medicine. He is Standing Advisory Committee member of IIIM-CSIR, Trustee, World Ayurveda Foundation, and Member, Ayurveda Advisory council to Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Scientific Session: Chairperson

Dr. Altaf Ahmed

New Delhi, India

Phone:880 027 3786
Email: draltafsunclinic@yahoo.com
Altaf Ahmed Practicing from last 18 years in New Delhi. Member & Associate, Anti Aging Medicine and Research, Mumbai, NATIONAL INTEGRATED MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, New Delhi-ABASS, GOVT. REGD. DIMPA, NIN, AIYUTC.Received many Awards like: (1) “A MAGNETIC PERSONALITY” from Dr. Reddy’s.(2) BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN “DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR SEVA RATNA AWARD 2012″ from Haroon Yusuf, Minister.(3) BUSINESS & SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD-2013 from Mr. V.K. Sing (Retd.) Army Chief. Started a Herbal based company ” ALISUN HERBALS’. Very soon we will launch Certificate Course & Magazine for I.S.M. Doctors & medical Students (UNDER INTERNATIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE TIB-E-NABWI & RESEARCH INSTITUTE). And do continue sincerely service in humanity having very effective Herbal UNANI treatment specially for all kind of Arthritis, Joint Pains & Excellency UNANI Treatment.

Featured Presenters:

  1. Dr. Nooshin Bagherani, M.D. Dermatologist, Khoramshar, Khuzestan State, Iran
  2. Professor. Sabu Thomas, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  3. Dr. Partap Chauhan, BAMS, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, Faridabad, India
  4. Dr. Sathya N.  Dornala,  PhD (Ayu), Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchakarma Hospital, New Delhi, India
  5. Dr. Snehalatha Dornala, PhD (Ayu), Associate Professor, V.Y.D.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Uttar Pradesh, India
  6. Dr. Rohit Sane, M.B.B.S, Mumbai, India
  7. Prof. Dr. A.S. Prashanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), Department of Panchakarma, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli, Karnataka State, India
  8. Dr. Pranita Joshi Deshmukh, MD (Ayu), Pune, India
  9. Aneesha Holaday BSc. (Radiology) RAC. Registered Ayurvedic Clinician, Washington, USA
  10. Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy, B.H.M.S., F.A.G.E., A.M.R.S.H. (London), Senior Medical Officer ( Homeopathy), Department of AYUSH, Government of Karnataka, India
  11. Dr. Prem Prakash Vyas, Ph.D (Ayu), Associate Professor, Rajasthan University, Jodhpur, India
  12. Dr. T. Surya Prakash, B.A.M.S., Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  13. Dr. Priyadarshini Tewari, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayu), Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India
  14. Dr. Sachin Ramkrishna Patil, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) Scholar specialization in Panchakarma, Amrutwel Ayurveda Hospital, Chandgad, District Kolhapur, Maharastra, India.
  15. Dr. Urvashi Chhimwal BAMS., PGDHA., CCMT., Senior Researcher, Himalaya Drug Company, New Delhi, India.
  16. Dr. Sudhakar Vasant Petkar, BAMS, PhD. Head of Department of Swasthavrutta, S.S.T Medical College (Ayur), Sangamner, India.
  17. Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  18. Dr. Bhaskar C. Harinath, Ph.D. Director, JB Tropical Disease Research Center, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharastra, India.
  19. Dr. Dinesh Kumar Walia, PhD, DPhil, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, GMCH, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  20. Dr. Neeru Nathani, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayurveda), Assistant Professor (Stage 2), Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  21. Dr. Parameswarappa Shivappa Byadgi, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayurveda), Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  22. Dr. Baljot Kaur, SKSS Ayurvedic Medical College, Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  23. Narender Pati, R.Ph, DAS, CAS, RAC, Texas, USA
  24. Jyotsana Pandey, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
  25. Dr. Aniruddha Kulkarni, BAMS, Miraj, Maharastra, India
  26. Dr. Ansuman Mishra, BAMS, BMLT, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  27. Dr. Harshita Sethi, BAMS, MD (Ayu), London, United Kingdom
  28. Dr. Narayanam Srikanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Assistant Director, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), New Delhi, India
  29. Dr. K.H.H.V.S.S.N.Murthy, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD(Ayu), Assistant Professor–Stage 3, Department of Kayachikitsa, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India
  30. Dr. Raghuram Ayyagari, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer( Ayu), Ayurveda Department, Dr.Hedgewar Hospital, Government of N.C.T of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  31. Dr. Susan Westfall, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  32. Dr. Mangalagowri V. Rao, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Department of Swastharitta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  33. Prof. Dr. J.S. Tripathi, M.D.(Ay.), Ph.D.(BHU); D.Sc.(Hons.),Dip. Yoga, Professor, Department Of Kayachikitsa, Incharge, Division Of Manas Chikitsa (Psychosomatic Medicine & Neuro-Psychiatry), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  34. Dr. Mahesh Kumar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, Choudary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, New Delhi, India.
  35. Monika Dwivedi DST-INSPIRE Fellow, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow,(U.P), India
  36. Dr. Sushma, MD (Ayu) Scholar, Department of Prasuti Tantra & Stree Roga, SJG Ayurveda Medical College, Koppal, Karnataka, India.
  37. Dr. Arun Kumar Dwivedi, Senior Medical Officer Indian Medicine, SSH, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  38. Dr. Niamat Khot, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
  39. Dr. Safiya Lokhande, BUMS, Head of the Department & Reader in ENT & Ophthalmology, Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India.
  40. Dr. Musarrat Nafees, BUMS, MD (Unani), Lecturer, Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India.
  41. Dr. Shaikh Nikhat, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Research Officer (Unani), Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  42. Dr. Ghawte Sufiyan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Lecturer, Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy), Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India
  43. Dr. Ansari Salma Naaz, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Lecturer in Department of Moalijat in M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
  44. Dr. Asfia Tarannum, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Mumbai, Maharastra, India.
  45. Dr. Saba Mulla, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.
  46. Dr. Sana Khan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.
  47. Dr. Sayyed Juwairiyah, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.
  48. Dr. Mohammad Kamran Ahmad, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.
  49. Dr. Md. Kalimmuddin, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.
  50. Dr. Jasmeen Ara, B.U.M.S., Pune, Maharastra, India.
  51. Dr. Rani Singh, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.
  52. Dr. Narender Shankar Tripathi, PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Kriya Sharir, Faculty of Ayurvda, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.
  53. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, PhD (Ayu), Reader, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.
  54. Dr. Monika Choudary, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  55. Dr. A.K.S. Rawat, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.
  56. Prof. G.S.Tomar, Principal & Superintendent, SLBSS Govt. Ayurvedic College, Handia, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  57. Dr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa (Medicine), Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  58. Dr. Pinky H. Budhrani, Ph.D., Harvard Cancer Center/Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Phyllis F. Cantor Center, Boston, MA, USA
  59. Dr. Radheyshyam Tiwari, BAMS (CSJMU), M.D (Kayachikitsa- Manovigyan Avam Manasroga) Banaras Hindu Unviersity, Varanasi, India
  60. Dr. Ghazala Mulla. BUMS, MPhil (Unani), Z.V.M.Unani Medical College & Hospital, Pune, India
  61. Garima Pandey, Project Assistant, Division of Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India
  62. Madan Mohan Pandey Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India
  63. Dr. Sayyada Khatoon Principle Scientist, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India
  64. Dr. Munesh Kumar Sharma, GMC, Chadigarh, India.
  65. Dr. Govind Reddy, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) Assistant Director – In charge at R.A. Podar Ayurveda Cancer, Research Institute, Mumbai, Under CCRAS, Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India.
  66. Dr. Surya Pratap Singh, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Neurobiology Laboratory, Dept. of Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  67. Dr.Lalita Sharma, MD (Ayu) Scholar, P.G. Department of Rachana Sharir, Lucknow, India.
  68. Dr. Ramadas Maganti, MD (Ayu), Principal, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurveda College and Hospital, Chennai, India.
  69. Saba Irshad, ICMR-Senior Research Fellow, Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.
  70. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, CSIR – National Botanical research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India.
  71. Dr. Manoranjana B. Shah, M.B.B.S., D.G.O., M.D., Retired Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, B.J. Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabd, Ex. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kesar SAL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  72. Dr. Sunita Suman, PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  73. Shikhar Verma ICAR-SRF, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P), India
  74. Vandana Verma, PhD (Ayu), Dip. in Yoga, Lecturer, Department of Kriya Sharir, State Ayurvedic College, Lucknow, (U.P), India
  75. Nayab Ishrat, M.Sc., Research Student, CDRI, CSS-004,Division of Biochemistry,C.D.R.I.,Jankipuram Extension,Lucknow, India

Meditation:
Elizabeth Eisenberg, aka Leelah, O.T., R.A.P., Maryland, USA

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Saturday February 15, 2014
9:30 am – 9:35 am
Welcome speech by Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, President, AAPNA, USA

9:35 am –9:40 am
Warm welcome to the Hon. Chief Minister, Hon Health Minister and Patron with flowers

9:40 am – 9:45 am
Candle lighting and Dhanwantari Prayer

9:45 am – 9:55 am
Speech by Patron – Shri Bhagawati Singh, Ex. MP, President, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

9:55 am – 10:10 am
Guest of Honor Address – Hon. Health Minister Shri Ahmad Hasan ji, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

10:10 am – 10:40 am
Inauguration speech by Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Akhilesh Yadav ji, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

10:40 am – 10:45 am
Book Release – BhaishajyaRatnavali Volume 1 & 2, Authored by Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao, PhD (Ayu), New Delhi, India

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Guest of Honor presentation – Professor Rajendra Prasad
Topic of Presentation:”Smoking and Lungs Health”.

11:00 am – 11:05 am
Award Ceremony with President, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

11:05 am – 11:10 am
Vote of Thanks by Prof.. J. N. Mishra, Secretary, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

11:10 am – 11:15 am
National Anthem Singing

11:15am – 11:30 am
Break

TRACK ONE(PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 1
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. V.V. Prasad, PhD (Ayu), Director (Retd), Rashtriya Vidya Peeth, New Delhi, India

11:30 am – 11:50 am
Ayurvedic “Bhasmas” As Ethno-Nanomedicine – Prof. Dr. Sabu Thomas, PhD, International and Inter University Center for Nano-science and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

11:50 am – 12:10 pm
Ayurvedic management of Meniere’s disease- A research study – Prof. Dr. A.S. Prashanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), Department of Panchakarma, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli, Karnataka State, India

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
Novel ayurvedic procedure ‘SampurnaHridhay Shuddhikaran’ to improve quality of life in heart failure – Dr. Rohit Sane, Mumbai, India

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Indian Traditional Medicine Substitute for Heart Disorders – Dr. T. Surya Prakash, Andhra Pradesh, India

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm
Diet & Lifestyles: Need of the hour – Narender Pati, Texas, USA

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm
Concept of Viruddha Ahara – Dr. Vandana Verma PhD (Ayu), Diploma in Yoga, Lecturer, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, State Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Lucknow, India
or
The Guidelines for the Treatment of Vitligo – Dr. Nooshin Bhagerani, Iran

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm
Break

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 2
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Altaf Ahmed, BUMS, New Delhi, India

11:30 am – 11:50 am
Diatotherapy (Ilaj Bil Ghiza) In Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome -Dr. Niamat Khot, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

11:50 am – 12:10 pm
Lifestyle Related Ophthalmic Diseases: Preventive approach through Unani System of Medicine – Dr. Safiya Lokhande, BUMS, Head of the Department & Reader in ENT & Ophthalmology, Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India.

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
A review on Unani formulations useful in some life style diseases – Dr. Musarrat Nafees, BUMS, MD (Unani), Lecturer, Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India.

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
Hijama (WCT) as an adjuvant therapy: A classical way not to treat but to prevent the Lifestyle Diseases – Dr. Shaikh Nikhat, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Research Officer (Unani), Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm
Alteration in Asbab-e-Sittah Zarooriyah (Six Essential Factors): A Holistic approach towards Lifestyle Diseases – Dr. Ghawte Sufiyan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Lecturer, Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy), Z.V.M. Unani Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Unani System of Medicine – Dr. Ansari Salma Naaz, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Lecturer in Department of Moalijat in M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Break

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch

TRACK ONE (PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 3
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Chairperson: Dr. G. Prabhakar Rao, PhD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer (NFSG), Ayurvedic Unit, ESIC, New Delhi, India

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Healthy Yoga Lifestyle – Simplified for Lifestyle Disorders – Dr. Bhaskar C. Harinath, Sevagram, Maharastra, India

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
Holistic Approach of Cancer Treatment – Perspectives of Cancer Patients and CAM Providers – Dr. Dinesh Kumar Walia, Chandigarh, Punjab, India

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Managemnt of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – An Ayurvedic Approach – Dr. Arun Kumar Dwivedi, Senior Medical Officer, Indian Medicine, SSH, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Yoga for Sexual Disorders – Dr. Sudhakar Petkar, Sangamner, Maharastra, India

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm
Effect of Rasayana on Mental Health and Aging – Dr. K.H.H.V.S.S. Narasimha Murthy, Varanasi, India

4:40 pm -5:00 pm
Contributions to Research and Development in Ayurveda: Challenges, way forward and suggested Translational Approach – Dr. Narayanam Srikanth, New Delhi, India

5:00 pm – 5:10 pm
Break

5:10 pm – 5:20 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 4
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Shaikh Nikhat, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Research Officer (Unani), Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Management of Osteoporosis in Unani System of Medicine – Dr. Asfia Tarannum, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani), Mumbai, Maharastra, India.

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
Riyazat (exercise) – An important part of management of Ziabetas Shakri – Dr. Saba Mulla, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Riyazat (exercise) – Diabetes Mellitus :A Unani Approach – Dr. Sana Khan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Obesity (Samane Mufrit) and Unani system of medicine: A review – Dr. Sayyed Juwairiyah, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm
Unani concept of a common lifestyle disease: Chronic bronchitis – Dr. Mohammad Kamran Ahmad, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.

4:40 pm -5:00 pm
Management of Gout (Niqris) in Unani system of medicine – Dr. Md. Kalimmuddin, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar), Pune, Maharastra, India.

5:00 pm – 5:10 pm
Break

5:10 pm – 5:20 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK ONE (PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 5
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

5:30 pm – 5:50 pm
Preventive, Promotive, Palliative and Curative (P3C) roles of Rasayana in Therapeutics of Lifestyle disorders – Dr. Sathya Dornala, New Delhi, India

5:50 pm – 6:10 pm
Importance of Diet and Dietetic regimen in Ayurveda – Dr. Priyadarshini Tewari, Varanasi, India

6:10 pm – 6:30 pm
Panchakarma in Lifestyle Disorders – Dr. Sachin Rama Krishna Patil, Chandgad, Maharastra, India

6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
Importance of Satmya in the Diagnosis and Management of Diseases – Dr. Parameshwarappa Byadgi, Varanasi, India

6:50 pm – 7:10 pm
Ayurveda & Lifestyle Disorders – Dr. Harshita Sethi, London, United Kingdom

7:10 pm – 7:30 pm
Role of Ayurveda In Healing Mental Disorders – Dr. Partap Chauhan, Faridabad, Haryana, India

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Break

7:40 pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 6
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. A.K.S. Rawat, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

5:30 pm – 5:50 pm
Prevention of life style diseases in growing children: A Unani approach – Dr. Jasmeen Ara, B.U.M.S., Pune, Maharastra, India.

5:50 pm – 6:10 pm
Unani System of Medicine – A holistic approach for comprehensive management of the rising epidemic of life style diseases – Dr. Ghazala Mulla. BUMS, MPhil (Unani), Z.V.M. Unani Medical College & Hospital, Pune, India

6:10 pm – 6:30 pm
Role of Spirituality in Curing Cancers – Dr. Muneesh Kumar Sharma, Chandigarh, India

6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
Cancer Care w.r.t. Life style Disorders through Ayurveda by improving Quality of Life – Dr. Govind Reddy, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) Assistant Director – In charge at R.A. Podar Ayurveda Cancer, Research Institute, Mumbai, Under CCRAS, Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India

6:50 pm – 7:10 pm
The role of Ayurvedic herbs Mucuna pruriens and Withania somnifera in the neuroprotection and treatment of Parkinsonian mice – Dr. Surya Pratap Singh, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Neurobiology Laboratory
Dept. of Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

7:10 pm – 7:30 pm
Concept of fracture & dislocation in Ayurveda – Dr. Mahesh Kumar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, Choudary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, New Delhi, India.

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Break

7:40 pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert

Sunday February 16, 2014
PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Oneness Meditation by Elizabeth Eisenberg, O.T, R.A.P., Maryland, USA

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast

TRACK ONE (PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 7
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. G.R.R. Chakravarthy, Professor in Department of Basic Principles, S.J.S. Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Center, Chennai, India

9:30 am – 9:50 am
Role of Rasayana in Pregnancy and Lactation – Dr. Rani Singh, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.

9:50 am – 10:10 am
Role of Ayurveda in Maternal and Childhood Prevention of Adult Non Communicable Diseases – Dr. Snehalatha Dornala, New Delhi, India

10:10 am – 10:30 am
Women’s Lifestyle Diseases & Their Wellness & Management with Ayurveda & Yoga – Dr. Pranita Joshi Deshmukh, Pune, India

10:30 am – 10:50 am
Role of Ayurveda in Care and Protection of Unwanted Newborns & Children – Aneesha Holaday BSc. (Radiology) RAC. (Registered Ayurvedic Clinician), Washington, USA

10:50 am – 11:10 am
Osteoporosis w.s.r. to AsthiKshaya/AsthiSaushirya – Dr. Urvashi Chhimwal, New Delhi, India

11:10 am – 11:30 am
A Case Study To Evaluate The Efficacy Of Lekhana Basti and Udvartana Chikitsa in Medo Roga – Dr. Ansuman Mishra, Bhodhi, Uttar Pradesh, India

11:30 am – 11:40 am
Break

11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 8
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Pallatheri Nambi Namboodiri, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

9:30 am – 9:50 am
Management of Peripheral Neuropathy in Ayurveda – Dr. Ramadas Maganti, MD (Ayu), Principal, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurveda College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

9:50 am – 10:10 am
Seasonal Variation in Lipid Profile In Different Prakriti persons – Ayurveda & Life Style Disorders – Dr. Narender Shankar Tripathi, PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Kriya Sharir, Faculty of Ayurvda, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.

10:10 am – 10:30 am
Constipation – The root cause of majority of diseases – Dr. Rajendra Prasad, PhD (Ayu), Reader, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India.

10:30 am – 10:50 am
Management of Menopausal Syndrome Through Ayurveda Vis a Vis HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) – Dr. Monika Choudary, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

10:50 am – 11:10 am
Challenges & issues of Quality Assurance of Botanicals for developing standardized ayurvedic herbal drugs for global positioning – Dr. A.K.S. Rawat, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

11:10 am – 11:30 am
Role of Ahara And Yogic Practices In Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome – Dr. Mangalagowri V. Rao, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Department of Swastharitta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

11:30 am – 11:40 am
Break

11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK ONE (PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 9
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Geetha Krishnan, Head of Integrative Medicine Department, Medanta, New Delhi, India

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Significance of Lifestyle Modification For Prevention and Control of Bronchial Asthma (Tamak Shvasa) – Dr. Neeru Nathani, Banaras, India

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
Dinacharya – Daily regimen to prevent Lifestyle Disorders – Dr. Raghuram Ayyagari, New Delhi, India

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm
Importance of Lehana in Ayurveda as Immuno-modulation Management in Pediatric Practice – Dr. Prem Prakash Vyas, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Life Style Disorders & Menopause – Dr. Baljot Kaur, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
Agni, Tejas, Ushma, Pitta: Understanding and Explaining Fire and the Root of Lifestyle Disorders – Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, New York, USA

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Chronic Dermatological Diseases, Psoriasis – Dr.Aniruddha Kulkarni, Miraj, Maharastra, India

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Break

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 10
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Chairperson: Dr. Alka Petkar, Ph.D. Head of Department in Sangamner Science College, Sangamner, Maharastra, India

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Contemporary over view of Prameha Visa – a – Vis Pre Diabetes and its management through Ayurveda – Dr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa (Medicine), Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Impact on Symptom Management in Cancer Survivors – Dr. Pinky H. Budhrani, Ph.D., Harvard Cancer Center/Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Phyllis F. Cantor Center, Boston, MA, USA

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm
The effect of Saraswata Churna in Geriatric Depression – Dr. Radheyshyam Tiwari, BAMS (CSJMU), M.D (Kayachikitsa- Manovigyan Avam Manasroga) Banaras Hindu Unviersity, Varanasi, India

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Ethnopharmacological aspects of wound healing: A case study of Premna latifolia (Agnimantha) (Verbenaceae) stem – Garima Pandey and AKS Rawat – Project Assistant, Division of Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
Evaluation of an important Ayurvedic drug “Kushta” – Madan Mohan Pandey, Subha Rastogi, A.K.S Rawat – Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Role of botanists in Ayurvedic drug industries for identification of adulterants/substitutes of plant based drugs – Sayyada Khatoon and A.K.S.Rawat – Principle Scientist, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Break

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Lunch

TRACK ONE (PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR)
Scientific Session 11
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, PhD (Ayu), Director , All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Chemical Constituents from Cissusquadrangularis and their glucose uptake stimulatory effect in skeletal muscle cells – Jyotsana Pandey, Lucknow, India

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Ayurveda & Parkinson Disease – Dr. Susan Westfall, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
Prof. G.S.Tomar, Principal & Superintendent, SLBSS Govt. Ayurvedic College, Handia, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Role of Trikatu as bioenhancer in cancer chemotherapy – Monika Dwivedi DST-INSPIRE Fellow, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow,(U.P).

4:50 pm – 5:10 pm
Neuro- Psychiatric Disorders in Elderly & their Management with Ayurvedic Nootropics – Prof. Dr. J.S. Tripathi, M.D.(Ay.), Ph.D.(BHU); D.Sc.(Hons.),Dip. Yoga, Professor, Department Of Kayachikitsa, Incharge, Division Of Manas Chikitsa (Psychosomatic Medicine & Neuro-Psychiatry), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

5:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Critical Analysis of Jataharinis w.s.r to Antiphospholipid Antibody syndrome – Dr. Sushma, 2nd year P.G. scholar, Dept. Of P.G.studies in Prasuti Tantra & Stree Roga, SJG Ayurveda Medical College, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

5:30 pm – 5:40 pm
Break

5:40 pm – 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

TRACK TWO (MOON 3 – FIRST FLOOR)
Scientific Session 12
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. J.S. Tripathi, M.D.(Ay.), Ph.D.(BHU); D.Sc.(Hons.),Dip. Yoga, Professor, Department Of Kayachikitsa, Incharge, Division Of Manas Chikitsa (Psychosomatic Medicine & Neuro-Psychiatry), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Life Resides in Heart – Dr.Lalita Sharma, MD (Ayu) Scholar, P.G. Department of Rachana Sharir, Lucknow, India

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Homeopathy Medicine For Today’s World in Lifestyle disorders – Dr. Sanjeev Reddy Timmareddy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
Quality control parameters for the identification of Ayurvedic drug Muushaakarni – Saba Irshad, ICMR-Senior Research Fellow, Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Reviving traditional remedies for age dementia disorders in elderly as mentioned in Ayurved – Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, CSIR – National Botanical research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India.

4:50 pm – 5:10 pm
Pipaliyadi Yoga – an antifertility agent – Dr. Manoranjana B. Shah, M.B.B.S., D.G.O., M.D., Retired Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, B.J. Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabd, Ex. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kesar SAL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Guhjarat, India.

5:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Scientific view for Safe-motherhood – An Ayurvedic Approach – Dr. Sunita Suman, PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

5:30 pm – 5:40 pm
Break

5:40 pm – 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers Session

POSTER PRESENTATION
Quantitative Estimation of Asiatic acid, Asiaticoside & Madecassoside in two morphotypes of Centella asiatica (L) Urban an Important Ayurvedic drug – Shikhar Verma ICAR-SRF, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P), India

WAITING LIST OF PRESENTERS
Memmordica charantia stimulates glucose transport through IRTK and PI3K dependent mechanism in L6 myotubes – Nayab Ishrat, Research Student, CDRI, CSS-004,Division of Biochemistry,C.D.R.I.,Jankipuram Extension,Lucknow, India

PLUTO – SECOND FLOOR
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel of Experts Discussion & Proceeding of outcome of the conference chairpersons –

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Valedictory Function & Vote of Thanks by Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla & Professor J.N. Mishra.

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Closing function of the conference and inauguration of free Medical Camp for needy to be held at C.B. Gupta Gram Vikas Yojana Avam Sodh Kendra, Hathaundha, Kotwa Sadak, Faizabad Road, Barabanki-225405 U.P. India which will be held on 17th Feb 2014.

7:00 pm – 7:05 pm
Dhanvantari Prayer and Candle lightening by Chief Guest, Chief Patron and Chairman of the function

7:05 pm – 7:10 pm
Welcome to Chief Guest, Chief Patron and Chairman

7:10 pm – 7:15 pm
Welcome Address by Professor. J.N. Mishra, Secretary, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

7:15 pm – 7:20 pm
Address by Chief Patron – Honorable Shri Bhagavati Singh, Ex. MP, President, Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India

7:20 pm – 7:40 pm
Address by Chief Guest – Honorable Health Minsiter Shri Ahmed Hasan ji, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

7:40 pm – 7:45 pm
Declaration of the closer of conference by the Chairman

7:45 pm – 7:50 pm
Vote of Thanks by Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, USA

Guidelines for Presenters

Organizing your presentation:

1. Each speaker is required to strictly abide by the allotted timings.  (20 minutes)
2. Presentations will be judged by the Chairperson  (judge) of the particular Scientific Session for the Best Speaker Award.  Presenters are advised to adhere to the presentation time and subject, which includes 2 minutes for speaker’s introduction, and entering and exiting the podium.
3. The judges will enforce the time allotment.   Speakers will be alerted 5 and 2 minutes before the end time.   The judge will sound a bell at the end of the presentation.   Speakers are advised to make a suitable conclusion to the presentation BEFORE then.   The presentation will be disqualified from consideration for the Best Speaker for any presenter that goes beyond the allotted time.

Criteria for the Best Speaker Award for each Scientific Session 

1) Title: Is the title appropriate/relevant to the central theme of the conference?
2) Quality of Presentation:  Organization of the slides, clarity of slides / videos/ demonstrations, coherence, etc.
3) Presentation delivery:  Poised, clear articulation, proper volume, steady rate, eye contact and confidence, diction, not reading from the PPT, command over subject matter
4) Subject matter:  Is the subject matter comprehensive, relevant, supported with adequate data and references (from classical or authentic ayurvedic texts and/or modern scientific research), implementable, innovative thoughts and ideas?
5) Coverage and pace:  Complete coverage of entire planned presentation with adequate pace, without skipping any key points within the allotted time slot.
6) Overall presentation:  Are the objectives of the presentation stated clearly at the beginning of the presentation, is the flow of the presentation logical and in proper order/sequence, and does the presentation end with a proper conclusion and recap of the topic?
7) Q & A session:  Were the replies to Q & A appropriate, to the point and with relevant base/background of subject context.
8) Experiential Knowledge:  Is the presenter merely relaying textual/book knowledge, or is this knowledge based upon firsthand experience through their practice as an ayurvedic or integrative health practitioner?
9) Level of audience engagement:  Engaging audience attention, intensity of interest and response.
10) Time Management:  Completing the presentation within the allotted time slot.

Guidelines for Judge
Judges will abide by the following criteria for judging the presentations:
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Title 1*
Quality of presentation 3*
Presentation delivery 3*
Subject matter 2*
Coverage and pace 2*
Overall presentation 3*
Experiential knowledge 1*
Audience engagement 2*
Time management 3*
Q & A session 2*

From each Scientific Session, Best Speaker will be selected by the respective Judge (Chairperson). The Judge make the final decision. The Best Speaker Award certificate will be issued at the end of each scientific session by the judge.

The Guidelines for the Treatment of Vitiligo

Dr. Nooshin Bagherani, MD

Email: nooshinbagherani@yahoo.com

Khoramshar, Khuzestan State, Iran

Vitiligo is a common depigmenting skin disorder, with an incidence rate between 0.1-2%. It is characterized by acquired, idiopathic, progressive, circumscribed hypomelanosis of the skin and hair. It is a psychologically devastating and frequently recalcitrant skin disorder. Vitiligo is a multifactorial disorder, related to both genetic and non-genetic factors. It is generally agreed that there is an absence of functional melanocytes in vitiligo skin and that this loss of histochemically recognizable melanocytes is the result of destruction. The substantial disfigurement associated with vitiligo can cause serious emotional stress for the patient, which necessitates treatment (Lebwohl MG et al., 2006). It is a frustrating condition to treat, spontaneous repigmentation occurs in more than 15% to 25% of cases. Because the disease is still not understood, there is a plethora of different treatments including topical corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, vitamin-D derivatives, phototherapy, photochemotherapy, surgical techniques, and so forth. Some studies concluded that topical steroids and narrowband UVB monotherapy are the most effective and safest forms of treatment for localized and generalized vitiligo, respectively. In one clinical trial study, we compared topical corticosteroid with topical corticosteroid- oral zinc sulfate combination in the treatment of vitiligo. This study revealed that although, the response to corticosteroid plus zinc sulfate was more than corticosteroid, there was no statistically significant difference between them. Herein, with comparing different therapeutic regimens for vitiligo, I have suggested a guideline for treatment of vitiligo.
Citation: Bagherani N. “Role of Corticosteroids in Treatment of Vitiligo” in the Art of Therapeutic Endocrinology, 2012; Intech publishing.
Nooshin Bagherani, M.D., Dermatologist and student of law, graduated from Dermatology Department, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences in 2011. She is a writer and translator. In 1998, she has been one of the persons who instituted the Association of the Students and Graduates of Markazi Province in Arak, one of the cities of Iran. She also has been editor and one of the writers of the scientific-cultural-artistic-social journal related to this association. In 2010, she suggested preparing The Great Dermatology Atlas of Iran, which denied because of the lack of facilities and budget. Now, she works and studies privately without any dependency on any special institutes.

Ayurvedic “Bhasmas” As Ethno-Nanomedicine

Prof. Dr. Sabu Thomas, Ph.D.

Kottaym, Kerala, India

Phone: 944 722 3452
Email: sabupolymer@yahoo.com
Nano science and nanotechnology are considered to be the one of the biggest technological innovations since the industrial revolution. This new technology promises to re engineer the man made world, molecule by molecule, sparking a wave of novel revolutionary commercial products from machines to medicine. The origin of nano science and nanotechnology is often attributed to a concept and novel ideas proposed by the Nobel laureate Richard P. Feynman. The word nano derived from the Greek word means dwarf. A nanometer is one billionth of meter or length of 10 hydrogen atom placed side by side or 1/80000 of thickness of human hair. The particle size of nano particles (NP) in medicine ranges from 5 nm -100 nm. These are produced by various chemical or physical processes and having specific properties. Traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda and Unani can serve as an excellent template for the development of nano medicine for human theragnostics. Recent studies show that traditional medicines such as Ayurvedic Bhasmas may hold strong relevance in the emerging era of nano medicine. There is an urgent need of amalgamation of traditional medicine system involving Ayurvedic Bhasmas, with the evolving field of metal-based nano medicine. Recent reports also support the view that Ayurvedic Bhasmas as nano medicine resemble nano crystalline materials and are similar in their physico-chemical properties. The studies show that the Bhasmas can be employed for targeted drug delivery as they are non-toxic, bio compatible, and non-antigenic in nature.
Sabu Thomas, Ph.D. Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, Director, School of Chemical Sciences and Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills P. O. Kottayam, Kerala, India

Role of Ayurveda In Healing Mental Disorders

Dr. Partap Chauhan, BAMS

Faridabad, New Delhi, India

Phone: 981 013 8602
Email: drchauhan@jiva.com
In this modern era mental disorders like Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar disease, ADD, Obsession, Schizophrenia etc. are on the rise all over the world. Mental diseases including mental stress are considered to be the root cause of many physical symptoms and disorders. While modern medicine is good for providing temporary relief, there is no permanent cure for most of the mental diseases. Ayurveda, the holistic healing science, describes in details about the mind and its connection with body and the person as a whole. Health according to Ayurveda is attaining a complete balance at physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social levels. Yukti-vyapashrya chikitsa – Cleansing and nourishing treatments and classical medicines, Sattva-vajaya chikitsa- psychological treatments, and Daiva vyapashrya chikitsa – spiritual treatments form the basis of holistic approach of ayurveda towards mental health. The holistic treatment approach of Ayurveda comprises of ayurvedic counseling, mental and emotional nourishment, diets, life style regimen, herbal medicines, modifying attitude/behaviour, and cleansing (panchkarma) therapies.
Partap Chauhan, BAMS is the pioneer of online Ayurvedic medicine. He started the world’s first online Ayurvedic clinic, jiva.com, in the year 1995. Dr. Chauhan is the winner of United Nations’s World Summit Award (2003) for his Teledoc project on rural medicine. He is the founder of Jiva Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic company that offers online, telephonic and personal consultation to patients across the world. Based in Faridabad, Delhi NCR, Jiva runs the world’s largest Ayurvedic Telemedicine Center, serving more than 5000 patients daily, through 150 well-trained Ayurvedic doctors. Dr. Chauhan runs Ayurvedic health shows daily on five main TV Television channels and his program is viewed more than 200 million people in India and abroad. Dr. Chauhan has traveled to more than 40 countries spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda to common people. He has won various National and International Awards for his services towards Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic management of Meniere’s disease- A research study

Prof. Dr. A.S. Prashanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Hubli, Karnataka, India

Phone: 944 813 5575
Email: drprashanthayurved@gmail.com
The Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda is the best available health care system. Ayurveda delineates there support of life Ahara, Nidra and bramhmacharya for maintenance of perfect health. Hearing impairment or deafness is most commonly seen in almost all the age groups because of the noise pollution, drug abuses, bad dietary habits, stressful life many of the Neuropsychiatric problems are seen, Meniere’s disease being one of them. Meniere’s disease is characterized by episodic vertigo, fluctuating sensor neural hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness. In the Ayurvedic text shrotrendriya (one of the jnanedriya) is seat of Vayu and Akashatatwa, and is nourished by Tarpakakapha. After going through the Patho-Physiology and signs and symptoms of Meniere’s disease it can be inferred that in this disease there is vatasthanagatakaphavikruti in shravanedriya. The presentations like Bhrama, Karnaskweda, Karnanada, Karnabadhirya can be compared with Meniere’s disease symptomatically. However it is not possible to exactly compare or co-relate Meniere’s diseases with the different clinical entities explained in Ayurveda. Symptoms mentioned in Ayurveda related with conditions like Karna nada, Badhirya, Karna kshweda, Bhrama roga resembles to Meniere’s disease in different degrees.
Prof. Dr. A.S. Prashanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli, Karnataka, India. He has done post graduate in mental health from Manasa Institute, diploma in food and nutrition from IGNOU, having a vast experience in teaching and clinical practice. He is the resource person for the various ayurvedic scientific programs organized by World Ayurveda Congress, Global Ayueda Festival, CCRAS, RAVP, Manipal University, Department of Agriculture, Central Research Institute in Panchakarma, Kerala, Department of AYUSH, Government of Karnataka. He has published ayurveda scientific papers on HBV induced jaundice, CVS disorders, Panchakarma, and other important areas. He has been awarded by the prestigious Vaidyaratnam Oushada Sala, Trissur, Kerala, consecutively for 3 times, for the all India thesis and research presentations. He worked as a board of studies member in the P.G. section of RGUHS, Bangalore. He worked as a joint secretary for the seminar “Anveshane” at AMV, Hubli. He is the secretary of scientific committee at the National Seminar on Siddantha Chintana 2014. He has been awarded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Governemnt of Karnataka, for the academic excellence. He is well known ayurveda physician in the management of challenging health issues.

Contributions to Research and Development in Ayurveda: Challenges, way forward and suggested Translational Approach

Dr. Narayanam Srikanth, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 999 949 1416
Email: srikanthccras@gmail.com
Quests for healthy and long life is perhaps as old as human existence and efforts are unremitting to address the challenges and triumph over the bottlenecks across this journey.Ayurveda –the science of life, evolved as a comprehensive system of healthcare systematically through scientific experimentations of high order backed by sound and reproducible evidence base and stood the test of the time. Several strategies and road maps are being drawn to carry forward merits of this science so as to meet the current day heath needs and mainstream its core strengths alongside through research&development in this country and across the globe.The fundamental aspects of holistic systems needs adequate positioning while designing clinical trials to examine the safety and efficacy of Ayurveda approaches.Furthermore, the other challenges and issues related to quality and safety viz. dosage forms/delivery system, diverse concepts and complex approaches in trial design, diagnosis and therapy, outcomes of clinical efficacy and drug interactions also pose certain limitations in research. A systems approach may be adopted to validate the therapies and approaches with integration of principles of Ayurveda and bio-medicine without losing the vital fundamentals of both systems.Such an approach with well designed research plans could possibly facilitate to generate tangible evidence.
Narayanam Srikanth BAMS, MD (Ayu), Post Doctoral Fellow & Fellow of AIRTP, University of California (UCLA), Los Angles, USA, presently working as Assistant Director, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He has 16 years of teaching and research experience holding the positions of Senior Lecturer and In-charge Principal at Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and Research,Bangalore and Assistant Professor at Sri Kala Bhiraveshwara Ayurvedic Medical Collage and Hospital, Bangalore, India. He published 170 research papers in reputed International and national scientific journals authored 56 books, monographs and technical reports. He is investigator and coordinator of several national and international research projects and National programs.He presented 200 research papers in national and international Seminars, conferences and delivered guest lecturers in workshops, capacity building programs. He is also member in several prestigious national committees set up by Government and life member of 13 Medical and Scientific societies.Serving as editor and reviewer of 4 scientific journals dedicate to clinical research, drug development and history of medicine, besides one of the editorial members of AYUSH Research portal and many scientific articles on Ayurveda . He represented India in several foreign delegations of Government of India.

Preventive, Promotive, Palliative and Curative (P3C) roles of Rasayana in Systems Therapeutics of Lifestyle disorders

Dr. Sathyanarayana Dornala, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone: 931 370 7117
Email: dornala.snehalatha@gmail.com
Indian philosophy pronounces Anayasena maranam vina dainyena jeevitham meaning a peaceful death and self sustained life. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical wisdom prescribed numerous ways and means to overcome the lifestyle disorders and associated medical, psychological and social problems in a holistic way under the heading of Rasayana. The concept of rasayana is very applicable in controlling and preventing premature deaths due to life style disorders like cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Rasayana is one among the eight clinical specialties of Classical Ayurveda (Ashtanga Ayurveda). It is not only a drug therapy but is a specialized procedure practiced in the form of rejuvenative recipes, dietary regimen and special health-promoting conduct and behavior (Achara Rasayana). It comprehends all the modalities of Health Care i.e., Preventive, Curative, Eliminative, Restorative, Behavioral, Pharmaceutical, Dietetic and so on. It is applicable to all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. It is associated with multifaceted roles due to its Prevention, Promotion, Palliation & Curative approaches against a wide range of obnoxious stimuli generated by both Biosphere and eco-sphere in the causation and progression of CNCD. Its usage places physiology under a protective wrap and maintains the structural and functional integrity at molecular levels. Rasayana dravyas shows their action by its Antioxidant potentials, enhancing Immunity, controlling metabolism and modify cellular signals complement their activities as disease preventing agents. Rasayana dravyas can be called as Biological Response Modifiers. Considering the therapeutic options of all the dimensions defined in the definition of health from the different systems, so as to conquer the burden of the disease is called as ‘Systems therapeutics’. Rasayana fulfills the dimensions of systems therapeutics.
Dr. Sathya N. Dornala BAMS., M.D (Kaychikitsa/Goldmedalist)., M.S (Psychotherapy & Counselling)., Ph.D (Panchakarma)., Vaidya-Scientist Fellow; presently working as “Panchakarma Specialist” at Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchkarma Hospital, Dilshad garden, Delhi. He introduced new terminology Geriayutrics (Ayurvedic Geriatrics), Oil Birthing (Application of Pizhichil for Sukha prasava/eutocia), acronym Di.E.T (Dietary intervention Exercise Treatment), Rasayana DOTS (R-DOTS) and Ghrita Dhara into clinical practice in the cases of ASD, CP, MR. First time he correlated Swine Flu ( H1 N1 Flu) with Abhinyasa Jwara and also proposed Ayurvedic Integrated Theory of Ageing (AITA). He received many international and national awards namely International Aryabhatta award for excellence in Ayurvedic Research by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), Best International White Paper Award by the Ayurvedic Foundation of South Africa (TAFSA) etc., He authored 4 books and many scientific articles on ayurveda in various national and international journals and delivered many lectures on scientific aspects of Ayurveda. He is also a peer reviewer for many journals. Presently he is working on “Hypothetical Understanding of biology of VATA Vis – a – Vis Nitric Oxide Signalling System”.

Role of Ayurveda in Maternal and Childhood Prevention of Adult Non Communicable Diseases

Dr. Snehalatha Dornala, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone: 931 047 5039
Email: dornala.snehalatha@gmail.com
In India it is a customary to consider an obese child as an ‘attractive’ child, and is often referred to as a ‘healthy’ child. The maternal lifestyle, particularly diet, exercise and smoking during pregnancy, have an important role in determining the risk to develop diseases that manifest themselves both during childhood and particularly in adulthood. Several epidemiological studies have revealed that exposure to an unfavorable environment in early life is associated with a significantly increased risk of later disease, a phenomenon termed ‘early life programming’. WHO estimates, by the year 2020, NCDs will account for approximately three-quarters of all deaths in the developing world. Rapid modernization is associated with a cluster of NCD and unhealthy lifestyle including smoking, physical inactivity and rapid increase in junk food consumption. This has been described as the “Lifestyle Syndrome” or the “New World Syndrome”. Health promotion through Ayurveda will help to reduce lifestyle-related risks of CNCD. Prevention must begin early in the life i.e., maternal and childhood stage in the form of a public health campaign directed towards lifestyle changes of the family / society as a whole.
Dr. Snehalatha Dornala BAMS., M.D (Kaumarabhritya)., Ph.D (Ayurveda)., IYCF; presently working as Associate Professor at VYDS Ayurveda Mahavidyalay, Khurja, Uttar Pradesh, India. She is specialized in Ayurvedic pediatrics particularly the cases of Cerebral palsy, Mental retardation, Learning problems, ADHD, ASD etc., She introduced new terminology Pediayutrics (Ayurvedic Pediatrics). She authored many scientific articles on ayurveda in various national and international journals.

 

Oneness Meditation

Elizabeth Eisenberg, O.T., R.A.P.

Maryland, USA

Elizabeth Eisenberg, O.T., R.A.P., with 28 years experience as a health care professional (O.T.) with a Masters Degree in Social Gerontology, Leelah Eisenberg became concerned for her own health as her father, her mother, and her brother all died (at the age she was rapidly approaching) from pancreatic cancer . Leelah understood that she was probably genetically disposed to the same fate and felt compelled to find a better way. Her journey and her passion led her from being morbidly obese to a healthy 50 pound weight loss achieved through healthful, delicious, well prepared Ayurvedic meals and snacks. Her love for life became channeled into her study of Ayurveda because of its guidelines for a life of health and contentment. Her new direction initially, through Ayurvedic workshops with Dr. Vasant Lad, author and world renown Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher. Once she learned a little, she knew she was on the right track and became certain that her own long-term survival required her to learn and to do more. This led to a comprehensive course of study at Dr. Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. While studying at the Ayurvedic Institute, she studied Ayurvedic cooking and nutrition with Amadea Morningstar, author and one of the foremost American Ayurvedic nutritionists and cooking experts in the world. Under her tutelage, Leelah became a certified Ayurvedic Four Season Nutrition Counselor. She has taught and consulted with numerous people on the Ayurvedic preparation of food. Leelah studied the Chinese architectural art of Fen Sui, earning her certification as a Feng Sui Consultant. She later completed a course of study of Vastu, the Indian art of architectural harmony, with architect, Michael Mastro, in Seattle, Washington. Leelah is currently enrolled in the Herbalism Professional Program in College Park Maryland studying Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs which was designed by Karta Purkh (KP) Singh Khalsa. She is a certified Yoga Instructor. Leelah is a registered teacher, RYT 200, with Yoga Alliance. She is a Oneness Meditation Blessing Giver. Leelah will be leading a short morning group practice in Gentle Restorative Ayurvedic Yoga Sequence starting at 8 a.m. Come join us for a wonderful way to prepare for the Conference centered and relaxed.

Indian Traditional Medicine Substitute for Heart Disorders

Dr. Surya Prakash Tadepalli, BAMS, M.Sc, MBA, MA, PGDY, DNHE, D Pharma, PGDCPA

Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: 984 915 3488
Email: urwithdaring@yahoo.co.in
The most people of the world commonly affected by dreadful cardiac diseases and struggling for the existence and reporting premature deaths even after the application of latest technologies and surgeries. In fact, the traditional system of medicine was disgraced and looked a small eye by the people and the Government of India for a short period. There is a sudden boon in traditional medicine which is literally in the air around the globe, becoming the benefits of an ancient knowledge on health and happiness at every door.Clinical trials have made on the patients who suffers from different cardiovascular diseases and the patients who advised of heart surgeries viz. CABG, Angioplasty and Valve replacement. Owing to the traditional medicine, obtained magnificent results and has become freed from cardiac surgery. As you know, Ayurvedic medicine which act primarily on the arterial walls and rejuvenate the artery from the hardening process caused by the accumulation of lipids viz. cholesterol, triglycerides and Beta-lipoprotein fractionation, later on act on defective membranous, valves and muscular part of the heart. The victorious remedies are the organic germanium it regenerate damaged old and weakening cells and has a magical electronic effect. Allium Sativum is the natural cardio protective and hypolipidemic, it contains of allylpropyldisulphide, diallyldisulphide, germanium and acrid volatile oil. Nerioderin and oleandrine are the alkaloids of Neriumodorum and neriumoleander are highly effective in CHF. Traditional foods believed to have intrinsic cardiac benefits such as omega-3 fatty rich fish Salmon and isoflavone rich soy are appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Yoga and movement therapy (Indian classical dance therapy) plays an important role in prevention and cure of heart diseases.
Surya Prakash Tadepalli, BAMS, M.Sc, MBA, MA, PGDY, DNHE, D Pharmacy, PGDCPA practicing Ayurvedic Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, Jai Surtya Heart, Kidney, Brain and Diabetes Care Clinic, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Novel ayurvedic procedure ‘Sampurna Hridhay Shuddhikaran’ to improve quality of life in heart failure.

Dr. Rohit Sane, MBBS

Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Phone: 808 237 3530
Email: milindshs@yahoo.com
Heart disease is a worldwide problem affecting people in all communities. India will bear 60% of the world’s heart disease burden in the next two years and the average age of patients with heart disease is lower among Indian people who belong to the economically productive group. It is not only the lack of resources but also the inability to continue with the costly treatment that further adds to the woes of the patients. Objectives: (1) to study the exercise tolerance capacity of the chronic heart failure patient and (2) to study the effect of the Sampurna Hriday Shuddhikaran (SHS) model in improving the exercise tolerance capacity of chronic heart failure patients. Methods: A novel Ayurveda-based Madhavbaug Ayurvedic Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre (MCRC) protocol that combines a four-pronged intervention of Snehan (oil massage to reduce vascular tone), Swedan and Hrid Dhara (thermal therapy to reduce salt and water retention), and Basti (rectal herbs to increase cardiac contractility) was used in each patient who received twice daily sessions of 90 min each for six consecutive days. Total 1036 Symptomatic patients (age 17–80 years) with congestive heart failure (grade 1–3 of New York Heart Association classification), of either sex, with an ejection fraction more than 25% and who provided written informed consent were included in study. Patients with a history of myocardial infarction in the previous 2 weeks, uncontrollable hypertension (systolic blood pressure ≥180 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure ≥110 mm Hg), severe hepatic/renal insufficiency, or pregnancy or lactating were excluded. Evaluation parameters used were exercise tolerance capacity (measured by the standard 6-min walk test [6MWT] and improvement in stress test [ST]), improvement in grade of symptoms (GOS), improvement in maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max), and improvement in metabolic equivalents (METs) taken on day 1 (preintervention) and on day 6 (postintervention). Results: A total of 1036 patients were evaluated. Mean age = 57±6 years; mean BMI = 23•5±3 kg/m2; pre-existing diabetes mellitus on treatment = 32%; and past history of coronary angiography or bypass = 8%. The mean improvement in exercise tolerance as measured by 6MWT and ST postintervention was 72 m in 6 min and 136 s in 9 min (p=0•03), respectively. The corresponding improvement in VO2 max and METs was 3•8±2•84 L/min and 2•53±1•3 METs. Patient symptoms also improved. Vital parameters were stable. No significant adverse events were seen in any patient. Conclusion: A novel noninvasive procedure Sampurna Hriday Shuddhikaran was effective in improving the exercise tolerance and oxygen uptake in symptomatic chronic heart failure patients, and this improvement was independent of age, sex, and body-mass index.
Rohit Sane, MBBS, graduate from Aurangabad University in 1999 and executed his internship in Thane civil hospital for one year. Research paper accepted in 2013 in BJMMR (British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research). Research paper presented in The Lancet / JACC (Journal of American College of Cardiology) in July 9-10, 2011, Hong Kong. Poster presented in World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) at Beijing, China- June’2010. Paper presented in 4th World Ayurveda Conference, Bangalore – Dec’2010. Paper accepted in Mammalian cardiology conference , Manchester’- UK Research paper accepted in Bionanofrontier journal of Mumbai University (ISSN 0974-0678, Vol-3 Issue-2 , July-December 2010). “Fellow of Indian Institute of Medicine – 2007” “Rashtriya Ayurved Ratna-2004”. He has been the ex-fellow of Royal society of health (UK) and working as a honorary lecturer in Virar homeopathy medical College for the subject of anatomy and surgery. He has worked as an examiner in Nashik University since 2004 and has been awarded as a Fellow in Cardiac Rehabilitation by Apollo Hospitals, Delhi.

Importance of Lehana in Ayurveda as Immuno-modulation Management in Pediatric Practice

Dr. Prem Prakash Vyas, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Phone: 966 005 7022
Email: drppvyas@gmail.com
Many more health problems are emerging nowadays badly affecting the child health at global level with acute and/or chronic nature. W.H.O., UNICEF and Governments of nations are vigorously planning to protect child health, to combat various health threats and to augment sustainable effective health service delivery system for children in order to protect their own future. Amongst causative factors for this situation,most responsible factor is decreased state of immunity of the body irrespective of geo-ecological factors.As we know that immunity level of the body decides the fate of the health,ancient ayurvedic scholars particularly Acharya Kashyap evolved the the concept of Lehana as immunomodulation management to enhance the immunity as well as to treat various disorders of children. A separate chapter has been dedicated to Lehana Concept in Kashyap Samhita, an ancient treatise (meant for Child Health) authored by Kashyap. Various herbal and herbo-mineral formulations are advised by Acharya Kashyap to boost up immunity, improve nutrition and treat certain diseases therapeutically for children.This paper entails with introduction, importance, administration and effect of Lehana therapy along with clinical aspects as an immuno-modulator for children.
Prem Prakash Vyas, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu working with Dr.S.R.Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India as a Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Ayurvedic Pediatric Medicine and senior consulting Child Physician at University Hospital, participated several international & national seminars and workshops, authored and presented more than 40 research papers.

Healthy Yoga Lifestyle – Simplified for Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. B.C. Harinath, Ph.D.

Sevagram, Maharastra, India

Phone: 989 077 6971
Email: bc_harinath@yahoo.com
Thanks to automation in the name of convenience and comfort, nuclear family with consumeristic and self-centric living style which have affected human physical, emotional and spiritual health. Fast faced life and excess use of junk foods and modern gadgets namely the car, TV, cell phone, microwave oven, refrigerator, air conditioner etc. with cordless & remote controls leading to sedentary and addictive lifestyle, causing serious lifestyle disorders with life threatening morbidity and even death. Environmental pollution due to automobile exhausts and industrial effluents, electromagnetic radiation and stressful living are distancing the man away from nature contributing to increased risk of non communicable diseases namely cardiovascular diseases (heart attack and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (COPD and asthma) and diabetes. Role of industrial farming and production of foods with extensive use of insecticides, storage and processing of fast foods with chemical cocktail followed by excess consumption, need extensive study in understanding the possible reasons for the increase in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, allergy etc. Obesity, stress, wrong food habits, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle are playing a major role in causing type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiac problems. Yoga Way of Life – means the way of life based on the vision of Oneness. It is a complete science for living a simple life in harmony with nature and whole creation. Nature, they say heals. It is a stress buster too. Childhood and adult obesity have become endemic in developed and developing countries due to consumerism aggressively pursued by processed food industry with chemicals acting as slow poisons. Stress, a man made health problem is increasing due to competitive, fast moving and ambitious lifestyle. Globalization of unhealthy lifestyles away from nature will lead to increased cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Tobacco accounts for almost 6 million deaths every year. About 3.2 million deaths annually can be attributed to insufficient physical activity. Approximately 1.7 million deaths are attributed to low fruit and vegetable consumption. In terms attributable deaths, the leading NCD risk factor globally is elevated blood pressure (to which 13% global deaths are attributed) followed by tobacco use (9%), raised blood glucose (6%), physical inactivity (6%) and overweight and obesity (5%) (www.who.int). World health statistics 2012 report puts the spotlight on the growing problem of the non communicable disease burden. It is estimated that mortality from diabetic and heart disease cost India about $210 billion every year and is expected to increase to #335 billion in the next ten years. The Harvard School of Public Health has, in a study on economic losses due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), estimated that the economic burden of these ailments for India will be close to $6.2 trillion for the period 2012-30, a figure that is equivalent to nearly nine times the total health expenditure during the previous 19 years of $710 billion. NCDs, chiefly cardiovascular diseases (including heart disease and stroke), diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, are defined as diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. They are the major cause of adult mortality and illness worldwide. Yoga based lifestyle is an old traditional and spiritual way of living for prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, obesity, neuromuscular and psychiatric illnesses. Yoga in addition to physical postures and breathing techniques to tune the body, includes meditation which helps in control of mind and blissful living. Yoga’s ability to reduce stress and improve the quality of life is well recognized.
Patanjali defines yoga as a process of gaining control over mind with power of concentration. Yoga based lifestyle consists of mainly (1) Yama (principles of moral code); (2) Niyama (personal discipline); (3) Yogic asanas and (4) Pranayama (breath control), for body tuning; (5) Pratyahara (detachment); (6) Dharana; (7) Dhyana and (8) Samadhi (Meditation for relaxation and blissful feeling). Meditation is conscious sleep, while sleep is unconscious meditation. It is the journey toward Self, transcending body and mind. It is an art of living in the present moment with cessation of thoughts. Meditation (Vipassana, Yognidra or Mindfulness) has become an important component of mind-body medicine for promotion of optimal health. Mindfulness based stress reduction programme (MBSR) is being practiced in over 200 hospitals in US and is currently the focus of a number of research studies. Dean Ornish has proved that Yogic Way of Life, vegetarian diet and stress management causing reversal of blockages in the coronary arteries. Yoga based lifestyle may be simply described as simple living and positive & spiritual thinking, regularity in food & exercise, devotion and commitment to the task undertaken, yogasana, Pranayama and meditation at least 30 min in a day for integration of Body-Mind-Soul, contended life with service to the community. These further will be elaborated on how to train body and mind to practise healthy yoga lifestyle for management of lifestyle disorders.
Professor Bhaskar C. Harinath presently Director, JBTDRC and Honorary Professor in Biochemistry, after completing Ph.D. and Post¬ doctoral study in United States under Fulbright program, joined the first rural Medical Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences at Sevagram in 1970 which was just started as Gandhi Centenary Project in 1969, to establish the Department of Biochemistry. During the last forty two years, in addition to teaching and hospital biochemistry work, the department was developed into an advanced centre for Tropical Disease Research in particular on filaria and tuberculosis with all the sophisticated equipments with support from Unichem labs., USEFI, ICMR, CSIR, DST, DBT and WHO/TDR resulting in establishment of Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Center on campus. The center has been recognized by DBT for establishment of ‘Repository for filarial parasite and reagents’. Bioinformatics Center one of the 146 centers in India was established and funded by DBT since 1999. Presently the research work at the Center and Biochemistry is supported by grants from DBT, ICMR, DST and Kasturba Health Society. The work on filaria and tuberculosis diagnostics has been well recognized in India and abroad. The most significant contribution has been in-house development of immuno-screening tests for filariasis and tuberculosis based on ELISA using purified W. bancrafti mf ES antigen and Tb ES antigens respectively. Mycobacterial ES-31 serine protease (SEVA TB ES-31 antigen) of diagnostic and drug target interest and biomarker was isolated and reported for the first time and has been patented. He has widely traveled in the world participating in International Seminars and Workshops at USA, Kenya, Australia, USSR, Malaysia, France, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil and China. He has guided 17 Ph.D and 8 M.D students with more than 200 research publications. The research work was recognized by Amrut Modi award -1986 (Unichem Labs), PA Kurup Endowment award – 1991 (SBC), Awadesh Saran Oration – 1992 (ACBI), Dr. B. C. Roy National award – 1992 (MCI) and Dhanvantari award – 2004 (Education Society, Wardha). AJ Thakur Award for Distinguished Clinical Biochemist of India by ACBI. Dr. Harinath was President of Indian Immunology Society (1990-92) and President of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (1994-95). Dr. Harinath joined as Associate Professor in 1970, became Professor in 1976 and was Director – Professor during 1992-2002, Department of Biochemistry and was also Dean, MGIMS from March 93 to September 94, Silver Jubilee year of the Institute. He is presently Director, Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre established on the campus and Co-ordinator for Bioinformatics Centre (Supported by DBT) and Arogyadham (supported by KHS and CCRYN) with Yoga & Nature Cure Centre and Herbal Garden. In addition to research on filaria and tuberculosis, Dr. Harinath is actively involved as Editor of SEVAMED, Quarterly Update on Infectious Disease Research and Traditional Medicine and developing Medical Informatics and Arogyadham on medical campus for research in Holistic Healthcare.

Holistic Approach of Cancer Treatment – Perspectives of Cancer Patients and CAM Providers

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Walia, PhD, DPhil

Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Phone: 964 612 1540
Email: dinesh.walia17@gmail.com
Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual, and lifestyle values. This term holistic is used by doctors to reflect a focus on a person’s overall health, a focus that includes prevention, rehabilitation, and other approaches, rather than illness alone. The approach suggests that a person should treat not only the illness but the whole self to reach a higher level of wellness. Holistic healing is really a lifestyle approach. The holistic approach goes far beyond the Mind-Body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. Medicine and are therefore preferable. It is frequently grouped with complementary medicine or integrative medicine, which, in general, refers to the same interventions when used in conjunction with mainstream techniques under the umbrella term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Holistic medicine can involve the use of conventional and alternative therapies but focuses mostly on lifestyle changes. Holistic medicine focuses on how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of the body are interconnected to maintain wellness, or holistic health. Charak Samhita and Sushruta provide evidence of a rich tradition of herbal medicine in India. Historical and anthropological studies have repeatedly demonstrated the importance of yoga’s ‘upanishadic’ roots and philosophical basis. In India, there is a high degree of reliance and cultural acceptability of Ayurveda Medicine in favour of traditional systems of medicine. The growing incidence of chronic and incurable diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS etc, has led to the increased use of CAM in recent years. Present talk will be based on some findings of an ICMR project entitled “COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) USE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS” undertaken by our Department. Views of cancer patients and cancer care providers regarding holistic approach and different CAM therapies used by cancer patients were explored. Majority of cancer patients were aware of disease the disease and there were several misconceptions regarding the cause of disease. Maximum awareness regarding CAM was found for Yoga/ Meditation (83.4%) followed by Ayurveda (81.3%) and Homeopathy (74.1%). Awareness about some other therapies Unani (17.0), Siddha Treatment (2.9), Naturopathy/ Herbal Treatment (21.7), Acupuncture/ Acupressure (22.0), Psychological Therapy/ counseling (7.3), Spiritual Therapy/Prayer & Faith healing (42.0), Laughter therapy (25.5) and Physiotherapy (10.7) etc. Overall CAM use was found to be about 47%. The most common argument by the respondents in favor of CAM was these are close to nature (64.3%) followed by no side effects (63.0%). Among all CAM respondents 14.9% were having intentions to use CAM sometimes in future. There were 681 (89.1) patients who were satisfied with allopathic treatment. Majority of respondents 440(57.6%), were of the opinion that CAM has no guarantee for safety and Herbal medicines were considered to be non herbal by 425(55.6%) respondents. Some important findings on health care providers are currently being analyzed.
Dinesh Kumar Walia, PhD, DPhil from University of Allahabad, India, has more than 23 years of faculty experience in the Department of Community Medicine. He has published more than 67 papers in National and International Journals. He has been associated with a number of research projects sponsored by sponsored by UNICEF, WHO, NACO, UNAIDS ICMR, DST etc. He is reviewer of various Journals of repute and Member of various Scientific Societies. He is Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India and also got first DHR (Govt. of India) short-term Fellowship in the field of Adolescent Health.

Effect of Rasayana on Mental Health and Aging

Dr.K.H.H.V.S.S.Narasimha Murthy, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Varanasi, India

Phone: 941 581 3570
Email: k_narasimhamurthy@yahoo.co.in
Aging is an inescapable occurrence of life associated with a variety of structural and functional modifications in the body. The human organism becomes prone to a variety of age related diseases which need special care. The number of the elderly people worldwide is increasing significantly due to increased life expectancy. The Health problems of the elderly are becoming more and more overt in present time and warranting development of suitable strategies to combat this situation. Ayurveda has put special emphasis on the care of elderly and age related problems by innovating a special branch of medical knowledge called, Rasayana Tantra where the phenomenon of aging has been viewed in relevance of Nutrition and Immune function. Any drug or the food or the technique that which improves the quality of basic body tissues and removes the disease and slowing down the ageing process is called Rasayana. Ayurveda describes a wide verity of Rasayanas which are claimed to promote essential nutrition, sustain immunity, enhance mental competence and cause longevity. The Rasayanas have multidimensional mode of action through Nutritional dynamics. Certain Rasayanas are tissue specific and where as some Rasayanas are disease specific. Medhya Rasayana for brain, Hridya Rasayana for heart and so on. The present communication will discuss the concept of Rasayana therapy in Ayurveda and will report certain observations on scientific lines presenting data to substantiate the anti aging effect of Rasayana drugs like Ashwagandha, Kapikacchu and Tulasi. It will also present some lead observations on the efficacy of certain Rasayana drugs in organ protection and immune-stabilization in certain chronic diseases.
K.H.H.V.S.S.N. Murthy, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu After his post graduation he worked as Lecturer and Reader & Vice-Principal and Medical Superintendent, Chief of Ayurvedic Manufacturing unit at the Venkataramana Ayurveda College in Chennai affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai till 2002 after which he joined the Faculty of Ayurveda, BHU as Lecturer in Kayachikitsa-Manas Roga. He specially trained in PanchaKarma at Arya Vaidya Shala, Kottakkal, Kerala in 1998. From Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi Dr. Narasimha Murthy was awarded Ph.D., in 2008. Dr. Narasimha Murthy is question paper setter, Examiner, Thesis evaluator at Entrance and Final Examinations of Under graduate, Post-Graduate, Doctoral (Ph.D.) levels in different Universities in Ayurveda.

Importance of Diet and Dietetic regimen in Ayurveda

Dr. Priyadarshini Tewari, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Varanasi, India

Phone: 809 002 9260
Email: pgtpriya55@gmail.com
In Ayurvedic System of Medicine Diet plays an important role. Diet is said to be one of the three ‘Upasthambhas’ or one of the three pillars of life i.e. Ahara(Diet), Nidra (Sleep), and Bramhacharya (Control of sexual sense). By following these wisely in appropriate manner one can achieve strong body, good physique, better strength, good complexion, vigor and vitality. In ancient Indian scriptures, the comparison of food has been done with the God, (Anna purna Brahma) as it is the main factor which helps to sustain life, nourishes, maintains strength, improves complexion and the vitality of life. If the diet consumed by the individuals is in accordance with their body constitution, status of Agni- digestive fire and considering the amount of food then sound health is maintained. When faulty diet is consumed in wrong amount, disease will develop. That’s why there is necessisity of planned and appropriate intake of diet to prevent disease. Dietary products possess inherent qualities (rasa, guna, virya, vipaka and prabhava) because of which either pacify the vitiated doshas and restore health, or aggravate the doshas causing imbalance in their equilibrium and cause disease. Food affects not only the body but also the mind by causing either an increase or decrease in the three qualities of mind, i.e., Satva guna, Rajo guna and Tamo guna. Seasonal variations influences our digestive system and our health, dietary products to be consumed in various seasons also influence our health for this reason we need to follow a dietary regime and also life style as per the seasonal variations observed.
Priyadarshini Tewari, BAMS, MD (Ayu) has done her graduation (BAMS) from Nagpur University in year Dec. 1994, completed one year internship in Feb. 1996. Persuaded her post –graduation M.D. (Ayurveda) with specialization in Kayachikitsa-Vikriti Vigyan from IMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in year 2000. Her research topic was “Study on Interrelationship between Medoroga (obesity) and Prameha (D.M.)”. After completion of post graduation, she did Senior Residency for the period of 3 years at Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from Nov.2000 to Nov. 2003. She has worked as ‘Lecturer’ in various reputed institutes. Worked as ‘Associate Professor’ with Pad. Dr. D. Y.Patil College of Ayurveda & Research Institute, Navi Mumbai. She has joined Banaras Hindu University as ‘Asst. Prof’ in June 2011. She is having teaching experience of more than 12 years, she is actively engaged in UG, PG, PhD teaching and also in research work. Completed a project funded by BHU on “Molecular genetics Analysis of Ayurvedic –Prakriti and Diabetes Mellitus.” in association with Centre for Genetic Diseases, BHU, Varanasi. In two projects she is working as Co- investigator. She has presented research papers in various national and international seminars, and also delivered Guest lectures in seminars and conferences. She has to her credit of published more than 10 papers and many articles in various journals and magazine. She is life member of many organizations and member of editorial board of various reputed journals. At present residing in Varanasi and associated with the academic, cultural, administrative and various other activities of Banaras Hindu University.

Current Scenario of Women Lifestyle Diseases and Their Wellness and Management with Ayurveda and Therapeutic Yoga

Dr. Pranita Deshmukh Joshi, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD(Ayu) Scholar

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 991 667 1025
Email: pranitaj@gmail.com
Ayurveda is a health care system sensitive to women’s special health needs. Women are far more sensitive to the rhythms and cycles of nature and Ayurveda is founded on the principle of keeping the body toned in tune with nature and naturally women find Ayurveda very suitable. Ayurveda has formulated tonics, healthcare supplements and such other health care products for prenatal, post natal and neonatal care and to ensure reproductive health. Effective herbal remedies are available for the problem of menopause and conditions such as pre-menstrual tension. Ayurveda has best natural health supplements and products to manage the changes in the body right from puberty to menopause. Ayurveda can work miracles. Ayurvedic healthcare is the perfect solution for women to stop the aging process. Periodic rejuvenation therapy will keep health, beauty and zest intact throughout the years. This special awareness lecture deals with some common problems like, menopause, menstrual disorders, pregnancy,motherhood , breast feeding etc. It also deals with Skin and Beauty care , Acne, hair loss , weight management etc. This session on awareness will include 90 min of discussion on various issues of women, their causes, prevention and therapies in Ayurveda and Yoga. We will also conduct one informative slideshow on everyday Yogic exercises and breathing exercises including pranayama and deep meditations in the second session.
Pranita Joshi Deshmukh, BAMS, MD (Ayu), MA Sanskrit, Yoga Pravin, PhD (Scholar) is an Ayurvedic Physiologist with interests in Prakriti analysis and Panchakarma. She is practicing Ayurveda and Yoga since 10 years in Pune while pursuing PhD in Sharir kriya on the topic climate change and role of Ayurveda.She is TIFAC woman scientist trained in Intellectual Property Rights. She undertakes corporate health initiatives involving work site health management , interactive yoga exercise sessions and Ayurvedic management of diseases along with training in Ayurvedic principles and therapies. Her treatment and research areas include Joint disorders, heart health, yoga and meditation for lifestyle diseases,Women’s health and Stress induced pathologies. She is working with Ayurvedic medical college in Pune along with her clinical practice in Ayurveda and Yoga.

Lifestyle Disorders & Diet

Narender Pati, R.Ph, DAS, CAS, RAC

Email: aumayurveda@yahoo.com

Texas, USA

Phone: 512 535 0303 / 998 907 0811
“Lifestyle Disorders” is relatively new term from modern medicine perspective, but Ayurveda emphasizes diet and lifestyles as primary factors of maintaining good health. The three pillars of health Ayurveda emphasizes as “āhār, nidra, and brahmacharya”. The severity of our suffering is directly proportional to the distance we move away from these three pillars. As we see currently, the lifestyle disorders have reached the peak and it is high time that we, as healers, should share our wisdom to minimize and/ eradicate these health problems as soon as possible.
Narender Pati, R.Ph, DAS, CAS, RAC 25 years of service in various fields of Pharmaceutical industry. More than 14 years of community service integrating Ayurveda, Yoga, and allied sciences towards better health and well being.

Role of Ayurveda in Care and Protection of Unwanted Newborns & Children

Aneesha Holaday BSc. (Radiology) RAC. Registered Ayurvedic Clinician

Email: jivaneesha@gmail.com

Washington State, USA

In the 80’ and 90’s there was a trend of adopting babies from orphanages overseas. Psychologists and psychiatrists realize there is an increased risk of emotional, learning, behavioral and anxiety disorders, ADHD, depression, language deficits, deficiencies in intellectual abilities (low IQ), severe attachment and autistic spectrum disorders amongst these children. These disorders are caused by emotional deprivation and lack of healthy stimulation in the very early weeks of life which slows brain development and affects mental capacity. In Ayurveda we know that deep impressions (samskaras) are formed on the subconscious (chitta) before birth and in the early weeks. If the mother is stressed and if the baby isn’t loved or has a traumatic experience then a negative impression will be created on the chitta which will affect the child throughout life. Love and close nurturing is essential to create positive impressions on the chitta. Thousands of babies throughout the world never receive the intense nurturing of a mother in the early part of life which is why we see so many mental health problems in children. There are 8 million institutionalized children throughout the world, 400,000 children in foster care in the US alone and there is a global crisis in the exploitation of women and children world-wide. I propose the Ayurveda Community take the the lead in forming an International Congress of Mature Women, a volunteer organization whose mission is to protect pregnant women who are alone, support them and nurture the babies to adoption or to healthy development, the right of all children, This organization would be the extended family to the child and the advocate for unwanted and disadvantaged children throughout the world. It would be the educators, policy makers, regulators and spokes people on a national and international level. By addressing the issue on a global scale ayurveda will get to the route cause of the crisis which is the lack of love.
Aneesha Holaday BSc. RAC (Registered Ayurveda Clinician) is a retired medical technologist. Born and educated in Britain holds a Bachelors degree in Radiation Oncology. Lifetime career has been in cancer therapy as a manager, educator and administrator. She has worked in Radiotherapy in Britain, USA and New Zealand. A teacher of English as a second language C.E.L.T.A. A citizen of the USA and UK and resides in Washington State. Studies in ayurveda in India at JiVA Institute and Ayurveda College in Kerala. In the States under Dr. Vasant Lad at the Aurvedic Institute, and Dr David Frawley of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Art of Living advanced meditation courses. Owner of According to Ayurveda an internet television channel dedicated to spreading the word of ayurveda world-wide.

Panchakarma in Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. Sachin Ramkrishna Patil, BAMS, MD (Ayu) Scholar

Chandgad, Maharastra, India

Phone: 952 737 5385
Email: drsachinayurved@gmail.com
The patients of Tamak Shwas are very common manifestation , due to industrialization. As we come to the treatment part in modern medicine there is very few remedies are available like bronchodilators etc. Though it said as a kastasaadhya vyadhi but still has very good modalities of treatment are available.
The Vaman and Basti has good result in the Tamak Shwas, So I would like to focus on the practical uses of Shodhan in Tamak Shwas with case study.
Aims- To Treat patients of Shwas with Shodhan chikitsa .i.e. Vaman and Basti, to bring awareness in patients about the Ayurvedic treatment and its results in Shwas.
Inclusive criteria: The Patient having jeerna Tamak Shwas (Chronic), the patient having family history of Tamak shwas.
Exclusion criteria – The patient of acute conditions are excluded, the patient of vamanarha are excluded.
Assessment – Quality of life before and after Shodhan, on the basis of Frequency and duration of Shwas veg result can be assessed.
Sachin Ramkrishna Patil, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) Scholar specialization in Panchakarma, Amrutwel Ayurveda Hospital, Chandgad, District Kolhapur, Maharastra, India, practicing ayurveda more than 10 years and studies under the guidance of Dr. P.T. Joshi and Dr. Ramdas Avhad.

Osteoporosis w.s.r. to Asthi Kshaya/Asthi Saushirya

Dr. Urvashi Chhimwal, BAMS, PGDHA, CCMT

New Delhi, India

Phone: 965 028 8823
Email: urvashichhimwal@gmail.com
The word osteoporosis originated from a Greek word which means- porous bones. It is a progressive bone disease, characterized by-Low bone mass and density, reduced bone mineral density and presents with-high risk of fractures, Deteriorated bone micro architecture, altered amount and variety of proteins. As per W.H.O., B.M.D. of 2.5 S.D. or more below mean peak bone mass (average of young adults) is considered to be osteoporosis. It is measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Classification: – 2 types-primary/senile-after the age of 75 years which is common in post-menopausal women with female: male=2:1. Other one is, secondary which occurs at any age. Dangerous aspect of this disease is that it has no symptoms. Fractures caused by it are called as fragility fractures- usually in vertebral column, ribs, hip and wrist. Osteopenia – it is defined by W.H.O. in 1992 as 1 S.D. below the average 30 year old white women. Ayurvedic perspective Asthi dhatu-fifth dhatu, after meda dhatu is responsible for sharir dharan i.e. being our body framework, it gives stability and retention to our body and also, nourishes the subsequent dhatu, i.e., majja. It is also considered as a sthana for vata dhatu. Asthi kshaya or Asthi saushirya and its causes are Jatharagni kshaya-improper digestion, Dhatu agni kshaya -impaired liver functioning and Bhuta agnikshaya – calcium and phosphate metabolism. Treatment – Nidan parivarjan – diet, genetic, inflammatory, lifestyle, pragyaparadh, iatrogenic, etc., Agni sandeepan –jathar agni- ginger soaked in lemon juice, Bhuta agni- liver tonic like guduchi, neem, aloe vera, use of guggul etc., Dhatu rasayan-shankh, praval, milk with turmeric powder, urad dal, red rice, ghee, arjuna,etc. For Vitamin D, early morning sun bath is recommended., vata shamak- as vata dosha is already dominant in bones,pacification of vitiated vata is required to get symptomatic relief. Use of ashwagandha, vidarikanda abhyangam, basti -alternate basti-asthapan basti with dashmool decoction and anuwasan basti with sesame oil, will be useful.
Urvashi Chhimwal B.A.M.S, P.G.D.H.A., C.C.M.T. Presently working with The Himalaya Drug Company as Sr. Execuitve Medical Services, possess more than 2 and 1/2 years of clinical experience,has presented scientific papers in various national seminars in India.

Yoga for Sexual Disorders

Dr. Sudhakar Vasant Petkar, BAMS, PhD.

Sangamner, Maharastra, India

Phone: 982 231 3391
Email: drsudhakar.petkar@gmail.com
In this modern era sexual disorders are very common,e.g,premature ejaculation,impotency,etc,due to various types of stress & strain which causes psychosomatic diseases decreases sexual health & pleasure.Sexual health is very important for to increase sexual pleasure which depends on physical fitness, mental stability,emotional balance & aesthetic qualities & exactly here yoga,an ancient Indian Science plays a very important role to keep sexual health intact & to increase the sexual pleasure avoiding various sexual disorders.Yoga is golden gift of the ancient India to this stressful modern world. Yoga increases physical fitness,mental stability,emotional equilibrium to keep sexual health intact.Various yogic postures,gestures decreases fat,increases muscle tone keep all the body systems in good condition which in turn keep body away from various sexual disorders. Yoga act as a mediator between human body & sex. Yogic sex gives absolute physical & mental relaxation with full of satisfaction & bliss to both the partners. An experiment was carried out in Dr. Petkar’s Yoga & fitness centre gives a very encouraging results.For physical fitness various yogic postures,gestures, neuro-muscular locks & for mental stability various yogic breathing Exercises(Pranayamas)& meditation were advocated. This studies a very encouraging results.It decreases various sexual problems e.g premature ejaculation,retarded ejaculation,impotency etc,increases sexual desire, and increased duration of coitus.
Sudhakar Petkar B.A.M.S, Ph.D. working in the field of yoga from last 35 years,presented many papers on yoga & it’s application on body at various national, international conferences, conducted Yoga workshops at various levels.Working as Head of the Department of Swathawruta in S.S.T Ayurvedic Medical college. Charter President of Rotary club od Sangamner,worked as a social worker, awarded many awards, recently awarded International Patanjali by AAPNA in Los Angeles, USA in 2012.

Significance of Lifestyle Modification For Prevention and Control of Bronchial Asthma (Tamak Shvasa)

Dr. Neeru Nathani, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD(Ayu)

Varanasi, India

Phone: 993 565 5129
Email: nsneeru@yahoo.co.in
Bronchial Asthma is a chronic disorder of airway inflammation and increased airway responsiveness, characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, dyspnoea, chest-tightness, and cough. Its prevalence rates vary between 1 and 18% in different countries. Higher prevalence of Asthma in developed than in developing nations, likely to reflect lifestyle differences, such as exposure to allergens, access to healthcare, erratic food habits, addiction, stress etc. Attacks of Asthma mostly precipitate in winter, rainy and spring seasons. In Ayurveda a similar disease called Tamaka Shvasa is considered as palliable but of new origin is curable. Prevention of this disease can be done by early detection of etiological factors, genetic or environmental, and early lifestyle interventions. Burden of Asthma is experienced in terms of healthcare costs, lost productivity and reduced participation in family life. Therapeutic strategies for Asthma have certain limitations due to intolerance, higher-cost, side-effects etc. Identification of Asthma triggers and knowledge about cost-effective, self-management ways to limit exposure or avoidance of them all together are important steps for its control. This paper would address Lifestyle modifications in terms of wholesome diet and daily routine including Yogic-practices beneficial for prevention and control of Bronchial Asthma.
Keywords: Bronchial Asthma, Tamaka Shvasa, Lifestyle modifications.
Neeru Nathani, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), PhD (Ayurveda) Assistant Professor (Stage 2), Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Importance of Satmya in the Diagnosis and Management of Diseases

Dr. Parameswarappa Shivappa Byadgi, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD(Ayu)

Varanasi, India

Phone: 945 071 1759
Email: psbyadgi@rediffmail.com
Satmya means suitability. Diet, behavior or medicine that becomes wholesome to ones nature or constitution may be regarded as congenial or agreeable to that individual and it may become natural to person. Acquired suitability due to habituation may vary depending on various factors namely the nature of land one resides in, the time of the day, the species one belongs to, the season, the disease one suffer from, exposure to physical and mental exertion for the sake of his livelihood, the properties of water one regularly drinks, sleep during day time and the taste one is used. While considering causative factors of the diseases one should keep concept of satmya in mind because season, place etc decides the fate of etiology. Satmya pariksha described to understand the strength of the patient to plan appropriate therapeutics. Details about satmya in respect to diagnosis and treatment will be discussed in detail.
Parameswarappa Shivappa Byadgi BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), PhD (Ayurveda) Assistant Professor, Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Homeopathy Medicine For Today’s World in Lifestyle disorders

Dr. Sanjeev Reddy Timmareddy, BHMS, GAGE, AMRSH (London)

Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: 984 963 6122 / 944 845 8145
Email: tsanjivreddy@yahoo.co.in
Homeopathy is an exceptionally safe form of medicine which treats you as whole person, not just as a patient with an illness, today, it is attracting more people who are worried about the side affects of many conventional drugs. Who are worried about the side effects of many conventional drugs have a remedy in Lifestyle Disorders in Homeopathy. It is developed nearly 200 years ago by its founder Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician, is still first choice for countless people world wide who have experienced its gentle effective approach to health.
“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently”. – Mahatma Gandhi
Homeopathy cures Lifestyle disorders like allergies, respiratory, constipation and piles, IBS, mental disorders, headache, skin diseases, diabetis, digestive disorders and sleep disorders.
Sanjeev Reddy Timmareddy B.H.M.S., F.A.G.E., A.M.R.S.H. (London), Senior Medical Officer ( Homeopathy), Department of AYUSH, Government of Karnataka, India, is well known Homeopathy Consulting Physician and Practitioner for the last 25 years in the field of Homeopathy having a vast clinical experiences in treating Chronic Diseases and has travelled Asian countries, UK, Europe, USA and he is a consultant Doctor in Sagar Group of Homeo Super Specialty Clinics in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and Industrial Consultant in Homeopathy Medicine and worked as a Program Officer in Brain Fever Prevention in Karnataka State.

Life Style Disorders & Menopause – An Ayurvedic Overview

Dr. Baljot Kaur, BAMS, MS (Ayu)

Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Phone: 991 590 6929
Email: bhbharaj@yahoo.com
With increasing life expectancy women spend one third of their lifetime under menopausal period. Sedentary lifestyle, cigarette smoking, high intake of salt, consumption of alcohol, coffee, aerated drinks are associated with higher incidence of lifestyle disorders affecting menopausal syndrome. The symptoms can be of a) Acute onset – vasomotor (hot flushes, palpitations), urinary (incontinence, burning micturation), psychological (depression, memory loss), gastrointestinal(indigestion, hyper acidity) b) Long onset – osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, dementia etc. Ayurveda considers Rajo-nivritti (Menopause ) as a normal physiology which occurs due to aging. During the period of Rajonivritti there is decline in nourishment and function of all the dhatus or tissues of body. Menopause is not just an estrogen deficient state but a transition phase, in which all the systems are affected. To lead a quality and healthy life , Ayurveda advocated ‘ Rasayan Chikitsa ’ which is of three types – Achara Rasayan, Ahara Rasayan, Dravya Rasayan. These are the vitalizes which replenish the vital tissues or dhatus. Thus Ayurveda can assist women in the journey towards better quality of physical, mental and spiritual health in the latter half of her life. In this paper the Ayurvedic aspect and management of Lifestyle disorders during Menopausal period will be discussed in detail.
Baljot Bharaj, B.A.M.S., M.S (Ayu) has done her post graduation with specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology from Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India – the prestigious and pioneer institute of Ayurveda in the world. She is trained in Kereliya Panchkarma from Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, Kerela, India. Presently working as a lecturer in the department of Stri Roga and Prasuti Tantra.

Chemical Constituents from Cissus quadrangularis and their glucose uptake stimulatory effect in skeletal muscle cells

Jyotsana Pandey, M.Sc.,

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone: 887 457 0127
Email: jyotsna900@gmail.com
Jyotsana Pandey, Padam Kumarb, Rakesh Mauryab, Akhilesh K. Tamrakara
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a physiological condition termed as insulin resistance. In skeletal muscles insulin resistance is caused by impaired trans-location of insulin sensitive transporter-4 (GLUT-4) to cell surface. Hence stimulation of glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells provides an approach to cure the type 2 diabetes. Natural products with glucose uptake stimulatory effect may provide a novel approach for the management of type 2 diabetes. In the present study chemical constituents of Cissus quadrangularis, isolated through biological activity guided fractionation were evaluated for their anti diabetic potential under in vitro conditions. From the tested compounds, K008, K009 and K010 significantly triggered glucose uptake in L6 rat skeletal muscle cells in a dose-dependent manner at 5µg/ml, 10µg/ml and 25µg/ml concentration, driven by enhanced trans-location of insulin sensitive glucose transporter-4 (glut-4) to the plasma membrane. Further investigation indicates that these compounds stimulated glucose utilization in skeletal muscle cells via AKT/PI-3-kinase-dependent signalling pathway. Our findings suggest that these compounds may have potential for the treatment and management of insulin resistance and associated metabolic disorders.
Jyotsana Pandey a beginner in the field of research. Presently I am working as Project Fellow at Division of Biochemistry, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. Completed M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh in 2011. Currently involved in research project towards the search for potent natural molecules with anti-diabetic potential. She had 3 publications in peer reviewed research journals.

Agni, Tejas, Usma, Pitta: Understanding and Explaining Fire and the Root of Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD

New York, USA / Varanasi, India

Phone: 983 800 8600
Email: bhaswatimd@gmail.com
As more vaidyas use Ayurveda in the west, translation of concepts is crucial. However, kriya sharir has become physiology, and hrdaya has become heart. Such translations lose dimensions that were part of the original Sanskrit. Ayurveda requires a multi-dimenstional understanding of fire to understand imbalances. Flows of the doshas through srotamsi, changes in dhatus, and the role of nutrition will be explored. The concepts of fire, heat and transformation in the shastras will be explained using the sciences of clinical observation, chemistry, physics, rasa shastra, and digestive physiology, in an attempt to convey key concepts into English. Correlation with several lifestyle disorders will be translated for practical clinical use.
Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH, MD, is a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, teaching at the Faculty of Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University and conducting research on Ojas throughout India. She is a Harvard-educated and licensed physician, published scientist and awarded educator. Bhaswati is trained formally in family medicine, biomedical pharmacology & neuroscience, international public health, clinical research, medical educational pedagogy, holistic health counseling, yoga, nutrition and Ayurveda. She has been learning Ayurveda through the gurukula of AVP in Coimbatore for 11 years. From 2014, she will divide her time between New York City, where she practices and teaches holistic medicine and Ayurveda at The Dinacharya Institute; and her PhD studies in Rasa Shastra at BHU. From 2001-2011, she served at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, as an attending physician in Medicine, Ob/Gyne, and Family Medicine, as Director of Research for the hospital, and as Director of the Department of Complementary & Alternative Medicines. She also has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College from 2003 to 2012.

Chronic Dermatological Diseases, Psoriasis

Dr. Aniruddha Kulkarni, BAMS

Miraj, Maharastra, India

Phone: 942 240 7049
Email: askulkarni2@hotmail.com
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory and proliferative disorder of the skin clinically manifested as well circumscribed erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scales typically located over the extensor surfaces and scalp. Immune system dysfunction in the background of a genetic predisposition is the main cause. It is a very common disease and found in all geographic areas. As the management with allopathic medicines is unsatisfactory, many patients turn to ayurveda for better results. Ayurvedic approach has proved effective in controlling and curing this disease. Panchabhautik chikitsa, an innovative branch of ayurveda, looks at the pathogenesis and management of the diseases with different angle. In this presentation, an effort has been made to provide insights into the role of Panchabhautik Chikitsa in treating psoriasis. The main causative background is intake of contradictory food items. The dietary, behavioral and other factors result in vitiation of three doshas and subsequent disease formation with the help of abnormal dhatus and malas. The pathogenesis is fully understood so that the treatment modalities are better designed. How to interpret psoriasis in ayurvedic perspective is discussed thoroughly.
Aniruddha Kulkarni is a seasoned Ayurveda practitioner, with vast knowledge and interest, particularly in Panchabhautik Chiktsa and Panchakarma Chikitsa. He is practicing Ayurveda for last 22 years with primary focus on understanding the disease process in the patient, rather than responding to the symptoms patient describes. He believes in correcting the basic body activities, which in turn automatically cures disease. Aniruddha is the teacher who creates interest in the subject. As Ayurveda is an applied science, you need theoretical as well as clinical exposure that he possesses. The relevance of this age old science is proved in today’s world and Aniruddha teaches Ayurveda quoting the authentic text from the original treatise along with the modern science view.

A Case Study To Evaluate The Efficacy Of Lekhana Basti and Udvartana Chikitsa in Medo Roga

Dr. Anshuman Mishra, BAMS, BMLT

Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone: 973 870 7257
Email: anshumanmishra19@gmail.com
Medo Roga is a condition in which there is abnormal and unequal distribution and collection of Medodhatu in the body. The incidence and magnitude of problem is a constant raised due to alternation in lifestyle with sedentary habits, overeating, stressful life, environmental factor etc. Obesity is a condition which shares a lot of pathogenesis and clinical presentation of medo roga. Obesity is considered as burning issue in modern world also. It is a multifactorial problem caused by one or more factors and has risk producing various complications like CVD, DM, HTN & Atherosclerosis etc. The treatment strategy is to implement lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, weight loss and lipid lowering drugs. In spite of availability of numerous drugs, mankind is still leading miserable life with this disease. Hence,ayurveda emphasize both Shodhana and Shamana chikitsa in Medoroga. Shodhana procedure like Lekhana basti and Udavartana as Bahya Shodhana are provided in this present clinical study. There is significant improvement after treatment in clinical symptoms like weight loss, skin fold thickness, circumference of mid-arm,mid-thigh & abdomen etc.
Anshuman Mishra BAMS, BMLT, practicing ayurveda and interested in clinical studies on lifestyle disorders and participated various conferences all over India.

Dinacharya – Daily regimen to prevent Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. Raghuram Ayyagari, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 986 882 3355 / 986 839 6497
Email: raghuramayurveda@yahoo.co.in
Dinacharya guidelines of daily routine as prescribed by Ayurveda is well versed in its content. It includes the measures of personal behavior, occupational behavior, social behavior etc. It Helps to maintain ones health thus preventing the onset of various lifestyle diseases.It also makes the individual to develop his personality by advising self discipline. It comprises of the following set of acts to be followed. Uthana – getting up from sleep in brahma muhutra Malotsarga – voiding the excrement in right way, Dantadhavan – cleaning of teeth, Anjana – application of collyrium to eyes, Nasya – Nasal medication, Gandusha – Mouth wash with oil and decoctions, Dhumapana – medicated smoking, Gandha Maala – use of perfumes and garland and Tambula – betel leaf chewing, Abhyanga – oil massage, Vyayama – exercise, Udvartana – massage, Snana – bathing, Bhojana – taking food.
Raghuram Ayyagari BAMS, MD (Ayu) presently working as a Chief Medical Officer (Ayurveda) and as an in-charge of Ayurvedic department, Delhi Government Hospital. Dr. Raghuram did post graduation at Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, India. He has 19 years of clinical experience including some administrative experience. I worked at the Delhi government Indian System of medicine and involved in policy making.I also worked in Drug control department of Delhi govt.for some time i worked as an administrator in the Delhi government medical graduate registration council

Ayurveda & Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. Harshita Sethi, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

London, United Kingdom

Phone: 981 151 1582
Email: harshitasethi@yahoo.com
Origin of lifestyle disorder is related to balance between our mind and body. We are what we think and what we eat.Most of the disorders happen when we let our inner voice or mind (conscious) go out of our control. Ayurveda beautifully explains the relation between our mind and body and tells us how to control our senses and not letting them go stray, there is complete chapter on Dharniya vega and Adharniya vega in Charak samhita, and beautiful description of pragyapradha. Ayurveda explains How to control Anger which is a most common cause of imbalances in our daily life and has knock- on effect on so many other aspects which sometimes manifests itself in physical ailments like Hormonal imbalance, Insomnia, Hyper acidity and so on….As we know that both expressing and holding back this negative feeling can be harmful,Ayurveda offers a way to learn from such situations and resolve them in a positive manner. Ayurveda is a way of life not only to keep yourself healthy and prevent any sort of ailment away from you but most importantly it helps you to realize your identity in this universe which ultimately leads to god realization and merge with the Lord.
Harshita Sethi BAMS, MD (Ayu) from A & U Tibbia College Delhi and done Masters Degree in Kaya Chikitsa from Lucknow University, India. She is practicing Ayurveda more than 14 years now and she believes by relieving somebody from their sufferings through this natural system of medicine brings me one step closer to God and gives me deep satisfaction. Currently she is running clinic Avedna Ayurveda in Gurgaon. She had spent 7 years of my life in UK and experienced that creative power of this creation has made natural system of health everywhere based on the climatic conditions and needs of people living there, herbs which grow over in different parts of the world could be different in names but they serve the same purpose and take care of every system of human being in maintenance, prevention and curing the disorders. Besides practicing Ayurveda in UK, she has taught Ayurveda to students from different parts of the world, and given talks to spread the knowledge of Vata, Pitta Kapha and their roles in our lives.

Concept of fracture & dislocation in Ayurveda

Dr. Mahesh Kumar, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

New Delhi, India

Phone: 945 301 4776
Email: drmkguptabhu@gmail.com
Ayurveda have description of various types of skeletal injuries. Among them one is the fracture(Kandabhagna- break in the continuity of bone) & dislocation(sandhimukta- displacement of bone from their own site), which evidence are mention in Sushruta samhita(1000-1500 BC, Sushruta Nidana chap.15, Sushruta Chikitsa chap.03) with their cause, sign/symptoms, classification, prognosis, line of management, various drugs and technique, supportive & non-supportive diet-physical activities, warning against fracture infection, complication etc. Sushruta described the clear symptoms of ideally united fracture as absence of pain, no shortness, non- elevated/deformity, return of comfortable and easy movement etc. Different types of bandages, chakrayoga, basti chikitsa, kapatsayan vidhi, taildroni, specific postures, medicines, lepas etc cited for treatment. Sushruta mention four basic principles while treating a case of skeletal injury that is anchana(traction), pidana (manipulation by local pressure), samkshepa (apposition and stabilization), bandhana(immobilization). These fours are objective which achieved in every type of fracture anyhow, may depend on individual case. In view of reduction elevation of a depressed fragment, approximate the far displaced fragments and pull apart the overriding fragments. In this article I would try to elaborate the subject of ancient classics, which are how much similar in present scenario practically as well as theoretically with principles of management.
Mahesh Kumar BAMS, MD (Ayu), working as a Assistant Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, Choudary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, New Delhi, India.

Lifestyle Related Ophthalmic Diseases: Preventive approach through Unani System of Medicine

Dr. Safiya Lokhande, B.U.M.S.

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 986 044 0624
Email: drsafiya.me@gmail.com
The function of vision is of great importance in every day life. Present statistics of blindness in our country(according to ICMR data) shows more than 60 % of blindness is due to lifestyle diseases. As longevity of population increases the blindness due to cataract and retinopathy is also increasing,frequent episodes of blindness are seen form liquor poisoning.Next cause of eye damage is industrial injuries like mechanical,chemical,thermal,electrical & radiation.Many types of eye changes are seen its systemic lifestyle diseases like vitamin deficiencies,metabolic diseases, desalinating, endocrine blood diseases, retinopathies, degenerations,chronic simple glaucoma, squint, nystagmus etc. It is therefore to be expected that many cases of systemic & psychoneurosis are first seen by an ophthalmologist.correct diagnosis,advice & treatment in early stage may avoid unnecessary radiological,pathological & other investigations & save much valuable time. Unani system of medicine is found to possess vivid information about the lifestyle leading to healthy living and also the preventive strategies in ophthalmic disease.The four line of treatment like Ilaj Bil Ghiza, Ilaj Bil Tadbeer, Ilaj Bil Dawa and Ilaj Bil Yad along with suitable modification to lifestyle are promoted as high-end measures for the maintenance of eye health.The detail shall be in full paper.
Key words: Lifestyle diseases, ophthalmic disease, Unani system of medicine.
Safia Lokhande BUMS from ZVM Unani Medical College Pune, India. Presently working as a Head of the Department & Reader in Department of ENT & Ophthalmology. She is having more than 10 years experience in same field. She has presented scientific papers in various national seminars and conference in India, and two international presentations.

A review on Unani formulations useful in some life style diseases

Dr. Musarrat Nafees, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 937 148 5287
Email: musarratirfan@gmail.com
Life style diseases are affecting the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. These diseases are no longer restrained to the developed countries only as globalization of each and every facet of life make a way for these diseases to enter and propagate in developing countries also. A life style disease is that which is developed on account of diet, environment and lifestyle. Millions of people in developing countries having sedentary lifestyle are being affected by these diseases. Considerable factors at the back of these diseases are an inactive lifestyle, eating unhealthy, having junk, consuming alcohol and smoking etc. Therefore, awareness of the problem and encouragement of healthy lifestyle in the population should help to trim down the high burden of lifestyle diseases. But if any of these diseases sets in, combining medicinal treatment with life style modification is unavoidable. Unani system of medicine has given an special attention to these diseases and offers a number of drugs to combat with them. In this paper, few of them will be discussed.
Musarrat Nafees BUMS, MD (Unani), presently working as Undersgraduate and Postgraduate lecturer In ZVM Unani Medical College, Pune, India
Presented 9 papers in international and national conferences, published 4 papers

Hijama (WCT) as an adjuvant therapy: A classical way not to treat but to prevent the Lifestyle Diseases

Dr. Shaikh Nikhat, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: 956 625 5415
Email: drnikhat.unani@gmail.com
Lifestyle diseases or diseases of civilization has reached alarming proportions among Indians in recent era due to rapid economic development and increasing westernization of lifestyle.Once bacteria or viruses were the prime killers in human society,but in today’s era the studies shows that 17 million people die prematurely each year due to carelessness, ignorance and irregularities of their own as a result of the global epidemic of life style diseases.This proves that we humans only are the killers of their selves.WHO, world deaths from life style diseases will double by 2015 unless all out efforts are taken to combat the diseases like hypertension,diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and overweight/obesity associated with other systemic illness.As Unani system of medicine treat the disease with proper dietary management (Ilaj Bil Ghiza), lifestyle advises or Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy)specially the Hijama therapy. Hijama therapy is helpful in detoxification (Istafragh) or diversion of toxic matter (Imaala) with rejuvenation of the body.The holistic approach of Hijama (WCT), treating the patient as a whole,meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical,psychological,and spiritual well-being makes the therapy as a best option to treat the lifestyle disorders. The detail shall be discussed in full article. Key words: Hijama, Wet Cupping Therapy (WCT), Hypertension (HTN), Unani System of medicine.
Shaikh Nikhat BUMS, MD (Unani), post graduation in Unani medicine in 2010 from Maharashtra University of Health Science Nashi, India. Had 4 years teaching experience as a lecturer in Dr.M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College Mumbai. Presently working as a Research Officer (Unani) at Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine Chennai under the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & F W, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Submitted more than five research publications in peer reviewed journals. 15 papers presented as a Resource Faculty in National & International conferences. I have participated in 35 International & National Conferences, Workshops, and CMEs / Seminars to upgrade the skill, great networking and learning opportunity.

Alteration in Asbab-e-Sittah Zarooriyah (Six Essential Factors): A Holistic approach towards Lifestyle Diseases

Dr. Ghawte Sufiyan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 989 048 7878
Phone: hkm.sufyan@gmail.com
‘Prevention is better than cure’is an advice to make the people alerted about their life style strategies.A particular lifestyle of person is a cumulative product of his/her physical capacity co-ordinated with psychological functioning, displayed in the form of habits,behaviour,dietary and living pattern from childhood to till life based on his own training or gained from his surroundings. Thus,it involves a pure psychological and innate control over the physical and sensory activities.When this mechanism (control and co-ordination) is disturbed, it leads to the derangement in Asbab-e-Sittah Zarooriyah (SEF) and results in many lifestyle disorders. Improper actions of these six essential factors are root causes of various diseases, e.g., Ehtibas wa Istafragh (improper removal or storage of the waste products formed during metabolism) leading to accumulation of toxins as a cause of nearly 50% of the diseases.It is just one example among six essential factors. Balance in these factors is the first line of treatment as described in Unani system of medicine. It is only the cost effective way which can be affordable by not only low socio economical class but who belong to high class society also.
Key words: Six Essential Factors (SEF), Asbab-e-Sittah Zarooriyah, Lifestyle Diseases.
Ghawte Sufiyan BUMS, MD (Unani), has completed his post graduation in medicine branch from Unani faculty in 2010 from Maharashtra University of Health Science Nashik. He served as a General Practitioner since 1995 to till date. He has specialization in alternative systems of treatment for HIV/AIDS and related diseases. He is directorate of Herbs & Hakim a Unique Regimental Therapy Center in Pune. India. Presently he is working as lecturer of Ilaj Bit Tadbeer (Regimenal Therapy) in Z.V.M.Unani Medical College Pune. He has more than five research publications in reputed journals. He delivered many keynote addresses as a Resource Faculty in National &International conferences. He has participated in many International & National Conferences, Workshops, and CMEs / Seminars to upgrade the skill, great networking and learning opportunity.

Diatotherapy (Ilaj Bil Ghiza) In Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Dr. Niamat Khot, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Phone: 959 410 4054
Email: khotniamat67@gmail.com
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. About one in ten women of childbearing age has PCOS. In women with PCOS, the ovary doesn’t make all of the hormones it needs for any of the eggs to fully mature. Follicles may start to grow and build up fluid. But no one follicle becomes large enough. Instead, some follicles may remain as cysts. The cysts make male hormones, which also prevent ovulation. It is the major factor causing infertility in women by stopping natural ovulation. It causes thinning of hair in the head, embarrassing hair growth in face, chest and torso, irregular menstrual periods, sudden outbreaks of acne, and considerable weight gain. Unani system of medicine deals with only Lifestyle modification. Keeping a healthy weight by eating healthy foods like vegetables, and lean meats, whole-grain products, fruits etc along with exercise is one of the way women can help manage PCOS. Even a 10 percent loss in body weight can restore a normal period and make a woman’s cycle more regular and can be beneficial in the management of PCOS. The details will be discussed in full paper.
Niamat Khot BUMS, MD (Unani), having more than 15 years of experience and presently working as a Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Attended & presented the papers in various seminars and conferences.

Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Unani System of Medicine

Dr. Ansari Salma Naaz, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Mumbai, Maharastra, India

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) has emerged as major public health challenge globally. WHO estimated that, there were 31.7 million persons with diabetes in India in 2000 and this number is likely to be 71.4 million in 2030. It accounts for about 6% of total global mortality, on a par with that seen in HIV/AIDS .DM is the leading cause of end stage renal disease, non traumatic lower extremity amputation, and adult blindness. Despite of huge research on Diabetes Mellitus (Ziabetus), it still remains challenge for clinicians. In Unani literature DM type 2 is denoted as Ziabetus Shakri, which is described under the heading of diseases of kuliya (kidneys) by all hakims and philosophers .It is characterized by hyperglycemia, glycosuria, increased appetite (Jo-e-kalbi), increased thirst and gradual loss of body weight. There is impairment of kabid(liver), kuliya (kidneys) & ban-kras(pancrease) where temperament of kidney is changed to Haar soo-e-mizaj kuliya(Hot derangement of kidney) which leads to disturbances of Quwat-e-Jazeba (absorptive faculty), Quwat-e-Masika (Retentive faculty)of kidney, and Quwat-e-Dafea(Expulsive faculty) of kidney.)The Unani physicians described the Principles of treatment of ziabeets shakri as Ilaj-Bit-Tadbeer-Wa-Taghziya(Diet Alone50% Cases),Ilaj-Bit-Dawa (by drug 20-30%) and Ilaj-Bit-Yad( by augury 20-30%). Details will be discussed in full length paper.
Key words: Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Ziabetus Shakri.
Ansari Salma Naaz BUMS, MD (Unani), done Under graudation from Muhammadia Tibbia College Malegaon, India. She has done Post Graudation from Z.V.M. Unani Medical College Pune, India. Presently working as a Lecturer in Department of Moalijat in M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College Mumbai, India. She has presented scientific papers in various national seminars in India.

Management of Osteoporosis in Unani System of Medicine

Dr. Asfia Tarannum, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani)

Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Phone: 993 042 5023
Email: asfiamij@gmail.com
Osteoporosis is derived from a Greek word meaning “bone-pore”. Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder that causes the gradual loss of bone mass and density leading to an increased risk of fracture. The risk factors are age, female sex, hormonal deficiency, race, heredity, addiction and certain medications etc. One other consideration may be that diets today have much lower amounts of calcium than the diets used previously. Early in the course of the disease, osteoporosis may cause no symptoms. Later, it may cause lots of trouble in day to day life. The diagnosis of osteoporosis can be made using conventional radiography and by measuring the bone mineral density (BMD).In allopathic system of medicine there are many treatments available to increase the bone mass density but most of the people today choose the natural method of treating the weakened bones and also preventing them from degradation. In the Unani system of medicine management of osteoporosis focuses on slowing down or stopping the mineral loss, increasing bone density, preventing bone fractures, and controlling the pain associated with the disease. This system focuses not only on medicine but also on lifestyle changes which include diet and exercise. Unani compound formulations are some of the beneficial products which cover all types of natural calcium supplements. The detail will be discussed in full article.
Asfia Tarannum B.U.M.S., & M.D. in Moalejat from Nizamia Tibbi college Hyderabad, NTR University Of Health Sciences, Vijayawada – A.P. Presented many papers in various conferences and published two research papers in “Journal of Rheumatology”. Presently working as Assistant Professor, Dr M.I.J.T. Unani Medical College and Hospital; Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Riyazat (exercise) – An important part of management of Ziabetas Shakri

Dr. Saba Mulla, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 805 518 4046
Email: dr.sanakhan003@gmail.com
Diabetes is called Ziabetas in Unani system of medicine. The meaning of Ziabetas (diabetes) is “To pass in between” or “dolab” (pulley). According to unani physicians the water which is drunk is passes through urine frequently which means water passes through body and this cycle is continued to happen. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (ziabetas shakri) is expected to rise more rapidly in the future because of increasing obesity and reduced activity levels. Riyazat (exercise) is an important part of management of ziabetas shakri (Diabetes mellitus). In Unani system of medicine physical activity is known as “Riyazat” (exercise) or “Harkat-e-badan”. Moatedil riyazat causes riqqat-wa-latafat of blood. Unani physicians described its benefits as it prohibits accumulation of toxic substances and helps in the excretion of these toxic substances from the body. Riyazat (exercise) brings the feeling of lightness, makes the body active, helps in the digestion of food, and prepares the body for acceptance of digested food. It prevents the person from some “Maddi amraz” and “Mizaji amraz” (diseases which are caused by deranged humors or temperament).
Saba Mulla B.U.M.S., from ZVM Unani Medical College Pune. Presently working as P.G. Scholar, final year in Department of PSM.

Riyazat (exercise) – Diabetes Mellitus :A Unani Approach

Dr. Sana Khan, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 879 331 5109
Email: dr.sanakhan003@gmail.com
The term diabetes mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple etiologies characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion and/or insulin action. It is classified into two major classes: type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). T1DM is the classical form of diabetes and these subjects cannot survive without insulin treatment. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 285 million people, 6.4% of the world population, suffered from diabetes in 2010 and this prevalence will increase to 439 million people, 7.7% of the world population by 2030. According to Unani physician causes of Ziabetes shakri are sue mizaj har (extreme hot derangement of temperament) and weakness of quat-e-maseka (retentive power) of the kidney Hararat-e-naria, sue mizaj barid (cold derangement of temperament) of kidney or of whole body, zoaf-e-gurda (weakness of kidney) and dilatation of ducts & vessels of kidney. The disease is treated in Unani by Ilaj-bil-giza-wa-tadbeer, Ilaj-bil-dawa, Ilaj-bil-yad. Many single and compound formulations are used in Unani system of medicine for the treatment of Ziabetes shakri.
Sana Khan B.U.M.S., from ZVM Unani Medical College Pune. Presently working as P.G. Scholar, Final Year in Department of Moalijat (Medicine).

Obesity (Samane Mufrit) and Unani system of medicine: A review

Dr. Sayyed Juwairiyah, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 879 672 8260
Email: drjuvi@gmail.com
Obesity is a common health problem in developing as well as in developed countries. For thousands of years obesity was rarely seen. It was until the 20th century that it became common, so much so that in 1997 the WHO formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Worldwide; at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being obese. The Hippocrate, Galen, Razes and Avicenna described the obesity (Samane Mufrit), which is due to the excess of the phlegm (Khilt-e-Balgham). They describe the causes of that obesity are hereditary, lack of exercise (Riyazat) and luxurious life style (Rahat), diet (Ghiza) and Baroodat-e-Mizaj “Galen” recommended the main stay of treatment is to be evacuation (Istefragh by laxative), increasing body heat (Hararat) breath holding exercises and moderate amount of alcohol. Unani system of medicine claimed the number of single and compound drugs to cure the Samane Mufrit without causing any side effects. Therefore, Unani system of medicine can play a major role to combat this disease.
Sayyed Juwairiyah B.U.M.S., from ZVM Unani Medical College Pune. Presently working as P.G. Scholar, Final Year in Department of Moalijat (Medicine).

Unani concept of a common lifestyle disease: Chronic bronchitis

Dr. Mohammad Kamran Ahmad, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 952 722 5970
Email: drm.kamranahmad@gmail.com
Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of lungs noticed by a productive cough for at least 3 months of each of 2 successive years. This is a life style disease, which causes inflammatory changes in the bronchial mucosa and abnormal production of mucus ultimately turn out in airflow obstruction. Prevalence of Chronic bronchitis increases with age, but it has a direct relation with smoking. It is a fact that smokers have higher prevalence of chronic bronchitis. According to WHO, Cigar smokers have a 45% higher risk of COPD in comparison to nonsmokers. It is very miserable that once this disease is established, quitting smoking does not result in considerable recovery from destruction. That is why; mortality rate due to COPD is increasing than cardiovascular death rates globally. Along with smoking, exposure to air pollution is also found responsible to make more and more people victim in present atmospheric condition of earth. In Unani system of medicine, this disease is known as iltehab-e- shoab muzmin and has detailed description. There are many single and compound drugs useful in chronic bronchitis mentioned in unani treatise. Unani system of medicine extends its hand to combat this miserable lifestyle disease.
Mohammad Kamran Ahmad B.U.M.S., passed from J.T.D. Deoband, Saharanpur, presently PG Scholar at ZVM Unani Medical College, Azam Campus.

Management of Gout (Niqris) in Unani system of medicine

Dr. Md. Kalimmuddin, B.U.M.S., M.D. (Unani) (Scholar)

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 955 247 0528
Email: kalimuddinmohd@gmail.com
Gout (Niqris) is one of the most painful forms of inflammatory arthritis. It is caused by metabolic disorders due to sedentary life style such as obesity, Chronic indigestion, intake of alcohol, diet rich in purines (shellfish and proteins), sugar-sweetened soft drinks, lack of exercise and having sex just after meal. In unani system of medicine gout is known as Niqris, caused by Madda-e-fasida (morbid material). Any adulteration in humors mainly khilt-e-balgham results in production of Madda-e-fasida, which accumulates in joints and tendon causing inflammation, agonising pain, and shiny hot redness of overlying skin, and later on deformity. Unani system of medicine offers a full-fledged treatment for gout, which is based on Ilaj bil ghiza, Ilaj bil tadabeer and Ilaj bil dawa. Ilaj bil ghiza include the restriction of diet rich in purine, while Ilaj bit tadbeer based on regimenal therapy include Takmeed, Hijama, riyazat and etc. In Ilaj bil dawa there are a number of single and compound drugs such as Suranjan shirin, Muqil, Zanjabeel, Chobchini, Majoon Suranjan, Majoon Chobchini, Safoof-e-Niqris, Habb-e-Muqil, Majoon Yograjgugul etc.
By adopting unani principle of treatment substantial recovery from this disease can be obtained.
Md. Kalimmuddin B.U.M.S., from N.U.M.C.H., Gaya, Bihar, now PG Scholar At ZVM Unani Medical College, Azam Campus, Pune.

Prevention of life style diseases in growing children: A Unani approach

Dr. Jasmeen Ara, B.U.M.S.,

Pune, Maharastra, India

Phone: 937 213 9031
Email: wellnessware@gmail.com
In past, there were times some diseases were considered to be related with adulthood. Children were not expected to have diabetes, heart diseases, cancer etc. Bringing up the children is now a vulnerable idea for parents as so many lifestyle diseases creep around children. It is not just about giving children good schooling; parents have to watch out for health habits of their children right from childhood to prevent them being affected by diseases. In unani system of medicine a good emphasis has been given to “asbab sitta zaruriya” i.e. six essential factors. These are the factors considered essential in maintaining health according to unani system of medicine. They are: Al Hawa’ al muhit, Al Makul wa’mashroob, Al Harakat wa’l-sukun al-badaniyah, Al- Harakat wa’l sukun al nafsaniyan, Al- naum wa’l yaqzah, Al-Istifaragh wa’l ehtibas. It is a fact in present style of people’s life these essential factors have been pushed to back seat and are last to be consider. In present paper, role of above mentioned factors in prevention from life style diseases and restoration of health in children will be discussed.
Jasmeen Ara B.U.M.S., working as a lecturer at ZVM Unani Medical College, Pune.

Ayurveda & Parkinson Disease

Dr. Susan Westfall, Ph.D. (Research Scholar)

Phone: 740 895 1167
Email: suswes00@gmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India & Montreal, Canada

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neuro-degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and characterized by progressive loss of motor control. The etiology of PD remains debatable, though is believed to arise from age-related oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage and protein aggregation. Ayurveda is the medical wisdom of India and describes PD (kampavata) as a condition caused by the accumulation of vata (air) in various dhatus (tissues), beginning in the colon. This dampens agni (digestive fire) and promotes settling of over flowing vata in the brain (majja dhatu) instigating symptoms associated with PD. In Ayurveda, treatments for PD stimulate the nervous system (nervine tonics), balance the accumulation of air (vata) and stimulate the depressed digestive fire (agni). The present study will characterize the neurological and biochemical effects of Ayurvedic formulations in the treatment of PD. Experiments will be conducted in genetic Drosophila PD models allowing the in-depth yet broad characterizations of various treatments in a human-like system. Three Ayurvedic formulations will be tested, carefully designed to balance all aspects of PD based on Ayurvedic principles. As PD’s etiology remains elusive, studies are required to elicit novel paradigms for herbal treatments.
Susan Westfall is a Ph.D. Research Scholar at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India under the supervision of Dr. S. P. Singh. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in the Department of Biochemistry. For many years, she has been passionately interested in the wisdom of Ayurveda, especially after recognizing the flaws in the Western allopathic medical system. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda. Currently Susan is doing her PhD in Banaras Hindu University with the derogative to apply her expertise in the modern scientific method in order to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying the functionality of Ayurvedic treatments.

Role of Ahara And Yogic Practices In Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Mangalagowri V. Rao, Ph.D. (Ayu)

Phone: 945 117 3514
Email: mangowri_rao@yahoo.co.in

BHU, Varanasi, India

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of disorders which increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes when occur together. The prevalence of this metabolic syndrome is increasing alarmingly globally and more prominently India. According to a study conducted in an urban setup in India by Rajeev Gupta et al. Metabolic syndrome was present in 31.6% subjects. The metabolic syndrome can be categorized under Santarpanajanya Vikara predominant in Kapha and medas as per Ayurveda. Ayurveda emphasises on healthy lifestyle and diet for health promotion and prevention of diseases. Acharya Charaka gives highest emphasis to food and advocates intake of wholesome food (Hitahara) in restricted quantity (Mitahara) at proper time with proper control over sense organs (Indriyas) for prevention of dreaded diseases. The Yogic practices like Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana reduce stress, which is the root cause for metabolic syndrome. Hence this holistic approach can help in prevention as well as efficient management of metabolic syndrome without much financial burden on the individual as well as the society.
Key words: Metabolic syndrome, Ahara, Mitahara, Hitahara, Yogic practices
Mangalagowri V. Rao studied BAMS from Bangalore University (Karnataka) in 1998, MD in Swasthavritta from Kerala University (Kerala) in 2002, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education from IGNOU in 2004, Diploma in Yoga from Banaras Hindu University in 2007, Ph. D in Swasthavritta from Banaras Hindu University in 2013. Teaching Experience: Total: 10 years PG teaching: 9.5 years, Research Areas – Management of Metabolic disorders with diet and Yoga, Rasayana, Management of Allergic disorders with diet and Yoga. Researches completed:5, Publications – Books:3, Chapters in books:2; Papers – International Journals:06, National Journals:06, Others:12; Conferences Organized 3, International conferences as Organizing Secretary, Conference attended and presented papers more than 20, Delivered Guest lectures in various platforms more than 20, Member of Editorial Board: International Journal of Science Technology and Medicine, Journal of AYUSH, Expert member of CCIM in Syllabus and curriculum designing, Organized “Free School Health camps”, Yoga training for Hypertensive patients, Obese individuals, organized “Free Health check up at Orphanages”, Organized “Free Health camp and Yoga training for inmates of Government Remand Home, Ramnagar, Organized stalls at “Health exhibition” on different occasions.

Role of Rasayana in Pregnancy and Lactation

Dr. Rani Singh, Ph.D. (Ayu)

Phone: 945 230 1525
Email: bhuranisingh@gmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India

The Rasayana is one of the important branch of Ashtang Ayurveda which deals with the way or method to obtain the excellent quality and quantity of different dhatus (Rasa, Raka, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi and Shukra) by means of diet, drugs, life style and behavior. This helps in promotion of health, prevention and treatment of diseases by enhancing immunity of the body, which is also called “Ojas” in Ayurveda. So it has multi dimensional approach which is the aim and objective of Ayurveda. It act at various level as Rasa, like Shatavery Ghrit which increase nutrients, Agni like Bhallataka which act at the level of dhatvagni as well as bhutagni and at the level of ‘Srotas’ like guggule which increase microcirculation and tissue perfusion. While describing rasayana a great emphasis is given on longevity, immunity, memory and intellectual but very little with the pregnancy and lactation. In garbhini paricharya in Ayurveda, milk, medicated ghee, butter and meat are advised to obtain good nutrition for both which can be considered as ajsrik rasayan along with good conduct (Achar Rasayana of mother). So other various types of Rasayan can be used during pregnancy and lactation after having their standardization.
Rani Singh BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), Assistant Professor, Department of Siddhant Darshan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University, India. Graduated from Delhi University and MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) and Diploma in Yoga from BHU teaching experience about 13 yrs. Trained 8 Post Graduates and 4 PhD under her supervision. Published 36 research papers and 6 chapters in books. Attended 86 conferences and presented 32 research papers. Member in various academic and research bodies. Member in different academic, administrative and selection committees. Serves as administrative warden about four years.

Neuro- Psychiatric Disorders in Elderly & Their Management with Ayurvedic Nootropics

Prof. Dr. Jyothi Shankar Tripathi, Ph.D. (Ayu)

Phone: 983 870 6393
Email: drjstripathi@rediffmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India

Psychiatric & Neurological disorders are an important & growing cause of concern & morbidity as per WHO data (approx. 450 million). More than 25 percent of people are affected by Mental & Behavioral Disorders at some point in their life. In 2000, Neuropsychiatric disorders accounted for 12% of disability adjusted life years (DALY’s) due to all diseases & injuries and this is expected to increase to 15% by the year 2020 as per Selye’s hypothesis. It is perhaps the degree and frequency of the stressors associated with aging that makes the geriatric age group more vulnerable to develop psychiatric disorders (Kaplan and Sadock). The factors related to aging which leave strong impact are acute and chronic medical illnesses are concomitant use of therapeutic drugs, Drug and disease interaction, physical body changes. Loss of one’s job, loss of financial resources, social status and social network. Psychological deprivation of an intimate friend, wife/husband, which create a void which largely remains unfulfilled. The five top diagnostic categories of problems generally affecting the elderly have been found to be cardiovascular – 85%, psychiatric – 48%, Musculo-skeletal 46% , eye and ear 23% and hormonal – 18% disorders. Conservatively , it is estimated that 25% of elderly population have significant psychiatric symptoms. (Pandey B.L. and Singh D.S. 1997). In recognition of this trend, the psycho-geriatrics has been recognized as area of specialization in geriatrics. Ayurveda describes a series of herbal drugs under the category of Medhya Rasayana having time tested Nootropic activity and also acting as Neutraceutical effect on neuronal activity .The present paper is intended to deliberate on the diagnosis & management of certain Neuro-psychiatric diseases of old age with special reference to clinical study on Saraswata Churna in cases of senile dementia.
Jyoti Shankar Tripathi BAMS, MD (Ayu),PhD (Ayu), D.Sc.(Hons.), Dip. Yoga, Professor, Department Of Kayachikitsa Incharge, Division Of Manas Chikitsa (Psychosomatic Medicine & Neuro-Psychiatry), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. India.

Critical Analysis of Jataharinis w.s.r to Antiphospholipid Antibody syndrome

Dr. Sushma, M.D. (Ayu) Scholar

Phone: 900 557 7068
Email: sushmadoctor@yahoo.com

Koppal, Karnataka, India

AacharyaKashyapa in Revatikalpaadhyaya explained about the Jataharinies, a group of demons who has divine vision, attack women to destroy or to produce serious problems of menstrual cycle, recurrent abortions, still birth, intrauterine fetal death, neonatal deaths or severe disorders which decreases the life span of the fetus. As Recurrent miscarriage, intrauterine death of an infant or death at birth has always been a devastating experience for the mother and of concern in clinical practice. All these mortality remains a challenge in the care of pregnant women worldwide, particularly for those who had history of adverse outcome in previous pregnancies (BOH). Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (Hughes syndrome), is an autoimmune, hyper coagulable state caused by anti-phospholipid antibodies. Pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, IUD etc. pregnancy loss, and successful pregnancy rates of 70% or more can be achieved with appropriate treatment. Description of Jataharinies resemble with APLA, hence critical analysis will help to emphasize on management of Jataharinies by ayurvedic treatment principles.
Key words: Jataharinies, Anti phospholipid antibody syndrome, BOH
Sushma MD (Ayu) Scholar, Department of Prasuti Tantra & Stree Roga, SJG Ayurveda Medical College, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

Seasonal Variation in Lipid Profile In Different Prakriti persons – Ayurveda & Life Style Disorders

Dr. Narendra Shanker Tripathi, Ph.D (Ayu)

Phone: 945 282 7846
Email: drnstripathi@yahoo.co.in

BHU, Varanasi, India

Ayurveda has two aim. Primarily maintenance of health in healthy individual, Secondly cure of disease in a diseased person. For the maintenance of good health, Ayurveda suggests to follow daily & seasonal regimen. Season (division of time) affects all the things in the universe. Even origin (Uttatpatti), Maintenance (Sthiti), Destruction (vinash) is also taking place due to Kaal (time factor). In Ayurveda a calendar year is divided into six season (Ritu). Strength (Bala) in the body varies with time (season). It is also due to slight change (variation) in the biochemical composition of the body. Study conducted in 54 young healthy individuals to find out change in lipid profile in different seasons in different Prakriti groups. It was observed that serum cholesterol, S.Triglycerides, HDL & VLDL are higher in winter season & lower in summer season. LDL was observed higher range in autumn & lower in summer season. Similarly blood urea & S. Creatinine also varies in different season in different prakriti group individuals.
Narender Shankar Tripathi Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India, paper published -20, Book published-1(Lambert International, Germany,), Member Editorial Board in various Journals, Participated in Various Re-orientation Training Programme for teacher of Kriya Sharir & Others,Review the syllabus of UG and PG courses of Ayurveda,National workshop 2009, Bangalore 17-20th Feb, 2009, Ministry of Health F.W., Department of AYUSH, Govternment of India Central Council of Indian Medicine, Govt. of India, Seminar Organized (International)-1 Paper presented-20, Teaching Experience-19 years as Lecturer,Assistant Professor, Reader, & Professor(Selected by Public Service Commission, Uttarakhand). Research Experience -10 years,M.D.Thesis Guided-2.(+Ongoing-1); Ph.D.-2(ongoing)

Constipation – The Root cause of all Lifestyle Disorders

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Ph.D (Ayu)

Phone: 941 147 1910 / 886 989 5818
Email: rajendraprasad051@gmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India

Normal bowel evacuation is very much important for each and every living thing in this world. In case of human beings it is defined in so many ways and with certain criteria. Its proper movement is dependent of certain factors such as age, dietary habits, contents of meal, timings of going to bed and leaving the bed, addictions, mental status, associated illnesses, drugs etc. Surprisingly all above are associated with life style. In ayurveda guru and vata vardhak aahar- vihar, aniyamit dinacharya and other vata prakopak factors causes vibhandh i.e. constipation. If life style is managed and adopted in optimum level, this problem can be avoided up to very extent. Common ailments that can be caused or aggravated by chronic constipation are Piles, Indigestion, Peptic Ulcers, Irritable bowel syndrome, Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetes mellitus, Anaemia, Liver disorders, many metabolic disorders etc.
Rajendra Prasad Reader, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Banaras Hindu University, Varansi, India, 40 conferences attended, 20 research paper presented, 10 research papers published, 15 guest lectures delivered, 5 Training programs attended. 5 events organized. member of many organizations.

Management of Menopausal Syndrome Through Ayurveda Vis a Vis HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Dr. Monika Choudary, M.D. (Ayu) Scholar

Phone: 958 441 3958 / 991 637 6637
Email: monika.doctor1326@yahoo.com

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Introduction:Humans are caged by psychosomatic disorders.Menopause occurs at the age of 45-55 years and includes symptoms like anxiety,depression etc. Hormonal Replacement Therapy,a cyclical treatment of estrogen and progesterone is followed.It has risk of developing cancers etc.Modern science manages all symptoms through use of hypnotics,sedatives but long term effect is impaired motor function etc.Therefore,in taking the physical aspect,psychological aspect is often neglected.There’s a need for effective treatment in which Ayurveda plays an imperative role.Menopause is a sannipataja stage.But,is linked with aging,and is a vata stage of life.Modern science,follows HRT which treats with estrogen. There’re innumerable herbs & minerals useful in treatment.Estrogen like substances called phyto-estrogens are derived from plants. These’ve same effect like estrogen but with no side effects.A study was conducted and patients were subjected to Yoga, Meditation, Abhyanga, Swedana, Shirodhara oral medications like Dashamula Arista etc.To the best of our knowledge all patients got relieved.A significant relief of (P<.001) in psychic symptoms of menopause was seen. Conclusion:The conducted study shows that the symptoms can be treated by this treatment alternative to HRT with marked results.Hence it is clear that all these play an important role in balancing the doshas with no side effects compared to HRT.
Monika Choudary B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayu), Scholar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Challenges & issues of Quality Assurance of Botanicals for developing standardized ayurvedic herbal drugs for global positioning

Dr. A.K.S. Rawat, PhD

Phone: (0522) 2207219, 2297816 or 941 576 4994
Email: rawataks@rediffmail.com

Lucknow, India

There has been an increasing realization that the green medicine is safer and this has led to the spurt in the use of plant based medicines across the world and in India too. The global herbal market is about US$ 90 billion which is growing at the rate of 10-15% annually and is expected to cross 5 trillion US$ by 2030. The traditional medicine in India functions through two streams i.e. the folk stream and the classical organized stream that includes the Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha etc. The folklore medicine is again routed either through the rural village based or the tribal based. Thus the use of medicinal plants amounts to around 8000 wild plants in these medicines. Although the global market of herbal drug is growing at a fast pace, the Indian share is only 2%. The major reason for this being the lack of proper quality, safety and efficacy of herbal drugs despite having in-depth knowledge in ayurvedic medicinal system. There are opportunities in 21st century for developing countries like India with traditional knowledge base to develop globally acceptable newer ayurvedic drugs/neutraceuticals and convert their rich bio-resources & associated traditional knowledge systems & for economic wealth & thereby bring prosperity to the nation. Indian herbal drug industries generally face the problem of adulteration & substitution. It is observed that in herbal markets of the country, sometimes not only the various species of particular genus but entirely different taxa are being sold under the same vernacular name. For example in the name of ‘Talispatra’ an important Ayurvedic drug, different leaves of Taxus wallichiana, Abies spectabilis and Rhododendran anthopogan are being sold in Dehradun, Kolkatta & Amritsar market respectively. Similarly on the name of Pittapapra different plants viz. Fumaria parviflora, Peristrophe bicalyculata and Oldenlandia corymbesa and Rungia are being sold in various crude drug markets. It is also observed that in the name of ‘Daruharidra’, ‘Chitrak’, ‘Vidarikand’, ‘Sariva’ and ‘Ratanjot’ two or more different plant species are being sold in the markets. The means of adulteration and substitution may be deliberate or some time unintentional. Such adulteration and substitution lead to poor quality & batch to batch in consistency. Therefore, there is a need to develop quality parameters of raw drugs, proper collection and processing along with HPTLC/HPLC finger printing to get desirable quality of raw material. Indian government has taken a number of initiatives including the preparation of the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (AYUSH) and also preparation of monographs of individual plants in Quality standards of Indian medicinal plants (ICMR). Such initiatives are mainly aimed at providing the quality parameters for standardization of herbal drugs. Further under GTP; AYUSH, CSIR, ICMR are working together for validation of number of Ayurvedic formulations for global market.
AKS Rawat Working as a Scientist & Head of Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. He has made major contributions to Quality control of crude drugs/products, medicinal plant survey, chemo taxonomy, bio prospecting and natural product development. He has developed quality control parameters of more than 160 single crude drugs and also quality parameters of more than 30 Ayurvedic formulations. He has published more than 150 original research papers and filed 23 patents. 4 patented technologies have been transferred. Seven students got Ph.D. under his guidance and 25 M.Pharm thesis he has supervised. He is recipient of ‘Vigyan Ratna’ Samman by the State Govt. for 2009-10. He is a Fellow of Society of Ethnobotanists, Fellow of Ethnopharmacology Society, India, Vice President of National Society of Ethnopharmacology and life member of other Scientific Societies. He has invited for delivering many lectures on his research area in different International seminars/conferences held in the Netherlands, Germany, Sri Lanka, Japan, China and Austria etc.

Contemporary overview on Prameha Visa a Visa Prediabetes and its management through Ayurveda

Dr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, PhD (Ayu)

Phone: 945 282 7885
Email: drajaipandey@gmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India

Recent years have shown significantly rising trend of Prediabetes and diabetes mellitus all over the world. It is a serious medical condition and considered as grey area between normal one and diabetes mellitus. Worldwide more than 300 million people are at increased risk of developing diabetes mellitus but they are unaware of it. American Diabetic Association (ADA) on 27th march, 2002 gave the term Prediabetes. Such types of patients are at risk for not only developing Type-2 Diabetes mellitus, but also risk for macro & micro-vascular complications. The progression into diabetes mellitus from Prediabetes is approximately 25% over 3 to 5 years. It is amazing that 7 century B.C. Ayurvedic texts have been vividly described the etio-pathogenesis, classification, prognosis, complication and management of prediabetes and diabetes with highly evolved manner, which is well comparable to the latest development in this field. At one side, Ayurveda conceived the idea of high caloric diet and sedentary habit as important causative factors for Apathyanittaja Prameha and other side genetic/hereditary factors for Sahaja/Jata Prameha. The primary one is very similar to prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes mellitus of conventional biomedical science. The texts also describe the pathogenesis of this disease in an extremely evolved manner, involving the three Doshas and ten Dushyas with special reference to Medas (fat contents). The involvement of a wide range of Dushyas numbering 10 is of special significance, because such a pathogenic feature of the disease indicates that Prameha vis a vis Prediabetes is a systemic disease involving the whole body.
Now due to recent advances in biomedical science in the understanding of etiopathogenesis and therapeutic interventions, it provides a better platform to interpret and understand the century’s old but so well evolved knowledge of health care systems.
Key words: Prameha, Madhumhea, Prediabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Ayurveda.
Ajay Kumar Pandey is borne in a small town Ramwapur, District- Shravasti, UP, in the year 1972, in the Brahman family of late Shree R. B. Pandey. Dr. Pandey achieved B.Sc. degree from Avadh University, Faizabad, UP with first position, in the year 1991, BAMS degree from C.S.J.M University, Kanpur, in the year 2000, MD (Ay) degree in Kayachikitsa-chikitsa, CCYP and Yoga Diploma from prestigious Banaras Hindu University, in the year 2003 and received ‘Late Professor U.A. Asarani Gold medal’ in Dip.Yoga examination 2003. Dr. Pandey is working as a teacher and researcher in the area of Kayachikitsa (Medicine) since 10 years. He began his teaching since 2003 as a lecturer in the department of Kayachikitsa at BKAMC & Hospital, Daudhar, Moga, Punjab, up to 2005 and served as ‘hospital superintendent’. After that, in July 2005 he joined as a lecturer in the department of Kayachikitsa at State Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar, UA, up to May 2007. Now at present he is working as a Assistant Professor in Department of Kayachikitsa, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, since 19 the May 2007 and did his post doctoral research (PhD) on diabetes mellitus and certain diabetic complications under supervision of Prof. R. H. Singh. Dr. Pandey is member of Advisory board of ‘Journal Amrita Sanchara’ (an official journal of BKAMC &H) and serving as a member of editorial board of journals of reputes, such as- Omniscience: A Multidisciplinary journal, Research & Reviews: Journal of Herbal Science, Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (STM journals), Journal of Vishwa Ayurveda Parishad, and member of Associate editor in Medha: International Journal of Multidisciplinary research and many more journals. He is providing his services as reviewer for articles published in AYU, AAM, IJGMP, IJMPS, JMPS, JGMP, STM journals and Sciknow.org journals etc. He delivered more >20 guest lectures and presented >25 papers and served as programme convener/organising secretary/joint organising secretary in various debate events/seminar/workshop/CME/ROTP etc. Attain Life membership of various prestigious organisation, viz-AAPI, NAPAR, IAY, RSSDI, and GAI. He published more than 54 papers in national and international journals and 10 full papers in seminar proceedings. He also published one book and contributed 4 chapters in Geriatric manual (Pub. by Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India), 9 chapters in the manual for Ayurvedic therapy (Pub. by NIOS, Gaziabad functioning under MHRD) and 2 chapters in books related to Ayurveda. Dr. Pandey is well known for his valuable contribution in the field of Ayurveda pertaining to Ayurvedic therapeutics. He is actively involved and guiding research activities in the area of metabolic and endocrine disorders, rheumatism and Marma therapy under the influence of Ojas, Agni and pharmaco-genomics.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Impact on Symptom Management in Cancer Survivors

Dr. Pinky H. Budhrani, Ph.D

Phone: 813 679 6712
Email: pinkyh_budhrani@dfci.harvard.edu

Boston, MA, USA

Introduction: Physical and psychological symptoms are increasingly reported as a side effect of treatment by breast cancer survivors (BCSs). The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in improving symptoms and sleep quality for BCSs.
Methods: This study was a secondary data analysis of 79 BCSs from the supplement study of the MBSR Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors/ 1R01CA131080. Baseline sleep quality was measured subjectively using the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and objectively with actigraphy using the Actiwatch®-Score. Self-report questionnaires were used to measure symptoms.
Results: At baseline, 98% of the sample reported increased anxiety scores, 72% reported increased fatigue scores, 37% reported increased depression, and 80% reported increased sleep disturbances. MBSR had a positive effect on sleep quality in this sample with increased sleep efficiency, increased total sleep time, and decreased wakefulness in the MBSR group. The effect of MBSR on physical and psychological symptoms is currently under analysis
Conclusion: MBSR is an effective intervention to improve sleep quality in BCSs. Incorporating interventions as part of survivor-ship care is important for improved quality of life for cancer survivors.
Clinical Implications: MBSR should be promoted as an effective intervention to assist patients with the management of their symptoms.
Pinky H. Budhrani currently the first recipient of the Mittelman Integrative Therapies Post-Doctoral Fellowship. My area of research focuses on mind-body interventions to increase quality of life and decrease distress, particularly related to physical and psychological symptoms for cancer survivors both nationally and internationally. This goal can be achieved by contributing systematically to the state of the science and application of integrative medicine to symptom management in cancer survivors. My past area of research was with Dr. Lengacher’s R01 Clinical Trial “Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors”. I hope to gain additional experience and expertise in other areas of research including study design, learning and implementing the intervention, data collection and analysis, grant writing, presentations, and publications. By participating in international conferences and collaborating with complementary medicine professionals, I will be in an excellent position to develop the necessary skills to learn, propose, and implement multidisciplinary mind-body interventions for cancer survivors to improve their quality of life.

Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – An Ayurvedic Approach

Arun Kumar Dwivedi

Phone:
Email: drarunbhu@gmail.com

Banaras, India

Efficacy of Vasti therapy an Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure was studied in 75 patients of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The treatment was given for 21 days and then effect was assesses clinically and objectively. Objective observations include determination of size (weight) of prostate and residual urine in urinary bladder by ultrasonography, estimation of blood urea, serum creatinine and routine, microscopic and microbiological of urine. After the therapy in 70.67% of 75 patients, the size of prostate was found regressed and in 82.14% of 56 patients, the residual urine volume was decreased along with other objective and subjective improvement.
Arun Kumar Dwivedi Senior Medical Officer, Indian Medicine, SSH, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

The effect of Saraswata Churna in Geriatric Depression

Dr. Radheyshyam Tiwari, BAMS, MD (Ayu)

Phone: 947 366 2584
Email: drradheims@gmail.com

BHU, Varanasi, India

The effect of Saraswata Churna in Geriatric Depression
Radheyshyam Tiwari,* & J.S. Tripathi**
Abstract: Depression is an extremely common problem, and it can be an extremely painful one, regardless of the individual’s age or life circumstances. A study has been conducted in patients of Geriatric Depression dividing them into four groups A, B, C & D using Saraswata Churna (1.5 gram twice a day with Ghrita and honey) and Satvavajaya Chikitsa. The DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria of depression along with Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) have been used for selection of cases. The total duration of therapeutic trial was three months. Hamilton depression Rating Scale (HDRS) has been used to evaluate the response of the treatments. Based on the findings it can be concluded that the combination of the Saraswata Churna & Satvavajaya Chikitsa are the most effective therapy for the management of the Geriatric Depression & the therapies under Satvavajaya Chikitsa have beneficial effect in countering stresses of elderly population.
Key words: Satvavajaya, Depression, Stress, Geriatrics.
*Senior Resident, Department of Kayachikitsa, Division of Manas Chikitsa , Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
**Professor and Incharge, Division of Manas Chikitsa, Department of Kayachikitsa Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
Radheyshyam Tiwari, BAMS, MD (Ayu) currrently working as Senior Resident in Department Of Kayachikitsa Faculty of Ayurveda ,Institute of Medical Sciences’ BHU, Varanasi, India.

Unani System of Medicine – A holistic approach for comprehensive management of the rising epidemic of life style diseases

Dr. Ghazala Mulla, BUMS, MPhil (Ayu)

Phone: 992 241 0312
Email: ghazalamulla@gmail.com

Pune, Maharastra, India

Life style diseases are result of an inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. Globally 14.2 million people between the ages of 30-69 years die each year prematurely from these diseases which are preventable. Epidemic of life style diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes mellitus has affected the developing countries, outpacing the developed countries. These diseases are a consequence of unhealthy diets, lack of physical activities, stress and poor health habits etc. They require not only curative therapy but a holistic approach for comprehensive multipronged, management strategies. These are offered by Unani System of Medicine. In Unani System of Medicine prevention aspect is as important as curative medicine. Maintaining the homeostasis is the prime concern of this system. Asbab-e-Satta Zaroriya (six essential factors) is directly responsible for the homeostasis of the body. These are Hawa (Air), Makool wa Mashroob (Food and Drinks), Harkat wa Sukoon Badan (Physical movement & Rest),Naum wa Yaqza ( Sleep and wake fullness), Harkat wa Sukoon Nafsani (Mental reaction) and Istefragh wa Ahtebas (Evacuation and Retention).
Key words: Unani System of Medicine, Life style disease, Holistic, Asbab-e-Satta – Zaroriya.
Ghazala Mulla, BUMS, MPhil (Ayu) teaching experience of 15 years in UG and PG Unani faculty, PhD Guide, and three ongoing research projects. Presented papers in 10 International Conferences. Presented papers in 10 National Conferences. Five paper Published in various peer reviewed journals.

Ethnopharmacological aspects of wound healing: A case study of Premna latifolia (Agnimantha) (Verbenaceae) stem – Garima Pandey and AKS Rawat

Garima Pandey

Phone: 955 978 6463
Email: garima.biochem@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

Agnimantha, a traditional Ayurvedic drug is one of the dashmoolas: a group of ten plants whose roots have significant medicinal properties. The root of agnimantha is used in Shotha (inflammation), Vatavyadhi (neurological disorder), Prameha (diabetes mellitus), Medoroga (obesity) and Agnimandya (loss of appetite) while leaves cure Arshas (haemorrhoids). Traditionally the paste of stem bark is used to cure boils and skin diseases. The present study was undertaken to evaluate wound healing potentials of a 50% ethanolic extract of Premna latifolia stem, which was simultaneously supported by observing the bacterial functional diversity of wounds using Biolog Eco plates. A 69.15% wound closure was observed on 10th day post wounding of rats treated with 200mg/kg of extract. Microbial functional diversity of wounds treated with extract was found to be significantly less as compared to the untreated wounds. The results indicated significant epithelialization and anti-bacterial properties of the P. latifolia extract. The current study validates the ethnomedicinal claims using scientific approach and supports the use of Premna latifolia for treatment for wounds.
Garima Pandey Project Assistant, Division of Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Evaluation of an important Ayurvedic drug “Kushta” – Madan Mohan Pandey, Subha Rastogi, A.K.S Rawat

Madan Mohan Pandey

Phone: 941 506 3035
Email: mmp78@rediffmail.com

Lucknow, India

Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipschitz, syn Saussurea lappa C.B. Clarke commonly known as ‘Kuth’ in Hindi and “Kushta” in Ayurveda of the family Asteraceae is widely used in several different indigenous systems of medicine of India, China, Korea & Tibet. In different folk medicines and indigenous systems of medicine the roots of S. costus are used for the treatment of various ailments, viz. asthma, inflammatory diseases, ulcer, stomach problems, malaria, leprosy, dysentery and toothache. This species is enlisted in Appendix I of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and is one of the 37 Himalayan endangered medicinal plants that have been prioritized for in situ and ex situ conservation. The increasing demand of this endangered Himalayan species has resulted in a situation where it is often substituted, knowingly or unknowingly, by other species that are morphologically similar to it. In the present study status of the drug traded in the name of “Kuth” in the different herbal drug markets of India was investigated based on their pharmacognostical characters as well as phytochemical analysis.
Madan Mohan Pandey Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India

Role of botanists in Ayurvedic drug industries for identification of adulterants/substitutes of plant based drugs – Sayyada Khatoon and A.K.S.Rawat

Dr. Sayyada Khatoon

Phone: 945 000 2722
Email: sayyadak@yahoo.com

Lucknow, India

The identification of plant based ASU raw drugs is difficult as they may subjected to other processing procedures and tend to the loss of shape or may develop some sort of markings, cracks folds etc, and available in broken, matted together, slices, etc. In the present papers efforts have been made to show how botanical characters can be useful to determine the official ASU drug from its adulterants/substitutes. For example, ‘Banafsha’ can be identified on the bases of style and stigma; ‘Tulsi’ by its trichomes and venation; ‘Hansraj’ by epidermal cells of frond and type of stele; ‘Punarnava’ by distribution pattern of vascular bundles etc. The arrangement pattern and size of fibres, stone cells, crystals, secretary canals etc in phelloderm and phloem region are valuable parameters for the identification of most of the bark drugs viz. Ashok, Arjun, Siris etc. Similarly, external characters are also important e.g. roots of A. officinalis are strongly longitudinally furrowed, often spirally twisted but roots of Alcea rosea finely longitudinally furrowed and straight. Hence, the role of botanists has great significance in Ayurvedic drug industries for proper authentication and detailed macro-microscopic characterization of each and every plant based drug.
Sayyada Khatoon Principle Scientist, Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, UP 226001, India

Role of Spirituality in Curing Cancers

Dr. Munesh Kumar Sharma

Phone: 769 616 5403
Email: mks20042002@yahoo.co.in

Chandigarh, India

Objectives:-1. To study Spiritual aspects of Cancer Patients regarding Spirituality as Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). 2. To explore the views of CAM providers regarding spirituality in cure of Cancer. Methods:-These findings are based on detailed investigations of Cancer patients & CAM providers under ICMR sponsored project. Views were explored by interview method. Results:-A total of 1117 Cancer patients were interviewed regarding spiritual aspects (97.2%) majority of them were having faith in God & faith in spirituality (81.7%) as a method of curing Cancer. After suffering from the disease 61.6% patients were inclined towards spirituality. Spirituality as a CAM method was ranked at 1st were of the opinion that spirituality of assessing over all well being. Only about 7% patients were of opinion that there were no relation between spirituality, religion & health. Majority of patients 73.1% were Hindus & 65% were not having any spiritual gurus at all. There 25.6% patients who were having anger towards God. About 77% inclined towards spirituality towards illness only. Being peaceful & calm were the most preferred characteristics of spiritual individuals. Faith in God of about 68% patients was increased after suffering from the disease. Conclusions:- The findings of the present study support the relationship between spirituality, God and disease. More in depth studies are required to be conducted to ascertain the casual relationship.
Munesh Kumar Sharma Have experience of more than 21 years as Senior Faculty Member in various medical institutions including Professor and Head. Published 36 scientific papers in various reputed National and International Journals. Member of various Scientific Bodies. Chaired various scientific sessions. Presented various invited talks.

Cancer Care w.r.t. Life style Disorders through Ayurveda by improving Quality of Life – Dr. R. Govind Reddy, Dr. Manohar Gundetti, Dr. Anand Kulkarni

Dr. Govind Reddy, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)

Phone: 982 028 4671
Email: drrgreddy@yahoo.co.in

Mumbai, India

“Lifestyle diseases” known, internationally, as ‘non-communicable diseases’ (NCD’s) or ‘chronic diseases of lifestyle’ (CDL) emerge from inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. The incidence of lifestyle diseases including Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and overweight /obesity associated with cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, asthma, some kinds of cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression are high on the rise. Cardiovascular disorders continue to be the major cause of mortality representing about 30% of all deaths worldwide. With rapid economic development and increasing westernization of lifestyle in the past few decades, prevalence of these diseases has reached alarming proportions among peoples in the recent years. As Ayurveda is recognized as foremost life science and describes ways to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders, the world is being attracted towards its potential. Ayurveda provides better solution in the forms of proper Dietary management, Lifestyle advises Panchakarma like detoxification and bio-purification procedures, medications, and rejuvenation therapies. Ayurveda Cancer Research Institute (ACRI), Worli, Mumbai, conducting Clinical practice and research on Cancer (one of the life style disease) through Ayurveda. 75 patients of different types of cancer have been screened by this institute in OPD & IPD since April 2013.The Quality of Life Cancer patients improved by Ayurvedic management in 30 enrolled patients. Improvement in an Averages of the Performance Status (ECOG), Quality of life Index, Karnofsky Score from 1 to 0, 60% to 70%, 74% to 86% respectively and symptomatically 25% patients improved on an average. The holistic approach of Ayurveda, treating the patient as a whole, meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being makes this science a wonderful option in lifestyle disorders.
Govind Reddy, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) Assistant Director – In charge at R.A. Podar Ayurveda Cancer, Research Institute, Mumbai, Under CCRAS, Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India. Previously worked as Clinical Surgical Registrar & C.M.O. for 3 years and Research to Suprem Pharma. My special interest is in the Development and Propagation of Surgical techniques like Ksharsootra, Leeching, Agnikarma etc.

Life Resides in Heart – Dr. Lalita Sharma & Dr. J.N. Pandey

Dr. Lalita Sharma, MD (Ayu) Scholar

Phone: 945 297 3378
Email: lalita.id15@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

Ayurveda one among the oldest form of healthcare in the world is recognized as a life science having potential ways to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders. It laid emphasis towards complete physical, psychological, spiritual well being. Ayurveda describes three basic causes for any disease as asatmendriyartha samyog, pragyaparadha and parinam. Pragyaparadha (intellectual blasphemy) being the root cause of all the lifestyle disorders and one among this is cardiovascular disorder. Diet and lifestyle accompanied by stress, anxiety and faulty food habits are major factors thought to influence susceptibility to many diseases. Heart disease has been the number one cause of mortality and morbidity. Hridaya (Heart) is described to be seat of mana (mind), chetana (consciousness), prana (life) atma(soul) and ojas (essence of life). Acharya Sushruta has described it to be seat of metaphysical qualities or the eternal forces namely satwa, raja and tama which govern the laws of creation, maintenance and dissolution. Predominance of any satwa, raja and tama components defines a person spiritual level. The satwa, raja and tama are ingredients of mental faculty and their reference is to emphasize that mental disturbance or psychological factors may produce serious injuries to the heart. Heart failure and sudden death may occur also because of shock due to severe vitiation of the forces of satwa, raja and tama leading to extreme stress and anxiety. The fact remains that heart is innervated by sympathetic and parasympathetic fibers of the autonomic nervous system via the cardiac plexuses. The present paper is intended to focus on ancient and modern scientific thoughts on cardiovascular health.
Lalita Sharma, MD (Ayu) Scholar P.G. Department of Rachana Sharir, State Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Lucknow, India

Management of Peripheral Neuropathy in Ayurveda

Dr. Ramadas Maganti, MD (Ayu)

Phone: 938 041 6177
Email: dranuramadas@gmail.com

Chennai, India

Diabetes is one of the most common prevalent morbid disease where India is the capital of it and Chennai is the Diabetic capital of India as per WHO statistics.Diabetic neuropathy is the most common and pain full complication. Diabetes is defined as a metabolic disease with some genetic predisposition; it is characterized by an impaired ability to break down, store and utilize carbohydrates effectively. This may be due to failure of production of Insulin from the beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas or the presence of Insulin resistance impeding the action of the endogenously produced hormone.
Ramadas Maganti, MD (Ayu) Principal, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

The role of Ayurvedic herbs Mucuna pruriens and Withania somnifera in the neuroprotection and treatment of Parkinsonian mice

Dr. Surya Pratap Singh, PhD (Ayu)

Phone: 945 473 4930
Email: suryasingh@hotmail.com

Banaras, India

What makes Ayurvedic herbs, and especially Mucuna pruriens (Mp) and Withania somnifera (Ws), most effective at treating complex neurological diseases is that each herb has a large battery of active ingredients that target multiple pathways in a given pathology. The pathology of PD is believed to involve excessive oxidative stress in various brain regions, increased mitochondrial damage and the accumulation of insoluble alpha-synuclein fibrils. We have shown that Ws and Mp, both separately and synergistically, are effective at providing neuroprotection against toxin-induced models of PD in mice. In the maneb-paraquat (MB+PQ) model of PD in mice, Ws co-treatment improved PD-induced behavioural deficits, rescued dopaminergic neuron degeneration and had a potent antioxidant effect in the nigrostriatal region. Similar results were observed for Mp co-treatment with a PQ-induced model of PD. Further, the synergistic effect of both Ws and Mp was assessed in the PQ+MB model of PD and again, drastic improvements in all the symptoms of PD were demonstrated. It is clearly evident that traditional Ayurvedic herbs have the ability to treat, prevent and reverse the symptoms of the most debilitating neurodegenerative diseases, possibly to a greater extent than allopathic medicines and without the side-effects.
Surya Pratap Singh, PhD (Ayu) Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Associate Professor2008 – present, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
oDepartment of Biochemistry, Research Assistant / Professor2006 – 2008, John Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA, Biochemistry and Neuroscience, Post Doctoral Fellowship2008 – 2006, University of Illinois, Chicago Illinois, USA, Endocrinology and Neuroscience, Research Associate1996 – 2000, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Biochemistry, New Delhi, India, Neuroscience – Visiting Scientist 1995 – 1996, National Institute of Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan; Neuroscience Ph.D. Research Scholar 1987 – 1994, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Biochemistry, MS.c. Research Scientist1984 – 1986, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Scientific Societies – The Endocrine Society (USA), Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (Life Member), International Society of Neuroscience (ISN), Neuroscience Society of India (Life Member), Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (Life Member)

Quality control parameters for the identification of Ayurvedic drug Muushaakarni

Saba Irshad

Phone: 979 436 1106
Email: 786.saba@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

‘Musaakarni’ is an important Ayurvedic drug used for the treatment of various ailments viz. fever, cough, cold, Jaundice, neuralgia, cure burns, wounds etc. Two plants Evolvulus nummularius L. and Merremia emerginata (Burm f.) Hallier f. belonging to the family Convolvulaceae is known as ‘Musaakarni’. E. nummularius is a low growing species with rounded leaves and white small flowers while M. emerginata is a perennial, prostrate herb, with yellow flower distributed in the damp places. Therefore, comparative pharmacognostic evaluation of aforesaid plants was carried out with the aim to develop the identification and quality control markers of the drug ‘Musaakarni’. The present study dealt with the morphological and microscopical charactersization; physicochemical and phytochemical evaluation including HPTLC finger print profiling and fluorescence analysis of the powder drug- E. nummularius and M. emerginata. The microscopy showed the presence of characteristic pith with spindle shape deposition of starch grain along with microcrystals and cluster crystals of calcium oxalate only in E. nummularius. HPTLC profile showed almost similar finger print profile except an additional band of blue colour at Rf 0.88 in E. nummularius and presence of β-sitosterol and lupeol in both the species. These parameters can be used as quality control marker of ‘Musaakarni.
Saba Irshad ICMR-Senior Research Fellow, Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

Reviving traditional remedies for age dementia disorders in elderly as mentioned in Ayurveda

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ojha

Phone: 941 506 3635
Email: drsanjeevojha@yahoo.co.in

Lucknow, India

With the enhancement in life expectancy there is increase in the number of Geriatric diseases. Age associated dementia (Senile Dementia) contributes major portion among geriatric diseases. Ayurveda the Indian system of medicine had developed certain dietary and therapeutic measures to delay ageing, geriatric diseases and rejuvenating whole functional dynamics of the body and its organs known as “Rasayana Chikitsa” (rejuvenation therapy). Ayurveda claims that several plants, the “Medhya” plants such as Acorus calamus, Bacopa monnieri, Centella asiatica, Curcuma longa, Convolvulus pluricaulis, Emblica officinalis, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Juglans Regia, Mucuna pruriens, Prunus amygdalus, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, Vitis venifera, Withania somnifera, Zinziber officinale mentioned in Ayurveda has been reviewed for prominent activities such as Antioxidant activity, Acetylcholine esterase inhibition, NMDA antagonism, Dopaminergic activity, Anti-amyloidogenic activity, Inhibition of Tau aggregation and Neuroprotection will be discussed in detail in full paper presentation.
Key Words: Traditional Remedies, Age Dementia Disorders, Ayurveda.
Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, BAMS, MD (Ayu) working as Senior Scientist in the Department: Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, at CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow – 226 001 (India). With basic Qualifications of BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) from Lucknow University, Lucknow is having a vast experience of 12 yrs in active research. Worked on Development of SOPs of more than 21 Ayurvedic formulations and prepared their monograph published in The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Govt of India. On his account he has published more than 26 papers in index journals, and more than 10 Patents on noval herbal formulations. Published 4 books and translated one book, and contributed chapters in two books. He is the principal disciple of renowned ayurveda scholar of his time late Vaidya Shri Narayan Shastri Vidyarthi ji.

Pipaliyadi Yoga – an anti fertility agent

Dr. Manoranjana B. Shah, M.D.,

Phone:
Email: mbshah31@rediffmail.com

Ahmedabad, India

Our ved & puran are treasures of knowledge. Bavprakash an ancient granth enlightens many remedies for human suffering. An anti fertility agent pipaliyadi yoga is describe in the same Central council of research in Aurved and Siddha launched a project for clinical trial of this agent from 1981 to March 2001 in Post Partam Unit B.J. Medical College & Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. In this project we tried this oral Pipaliyadivati in 874 women and studied 16358 women cycles for its contraceptic effect, clinical acceptance & side effects. The agent is found to be effective with very few side effects.
Manoranjana B. Shah, M.D., Retired Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, B.J. Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabd, Ex. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kesar SAL Medical College, Ahmedabad. She was first in Inter science in Gujarat University Ahmedabad in 1963 and secured a gold medal and scholarship for higher education. She passed final M.B.B.S. with distinction in Medicine. Then passed D.G.O. & M.D. Gynec in 1973 from Gujarat University. Since than she was teacher in ob/gy for 28 years in B. J. Medical College Ahmedabad. After retirement as professor I joined Kesar SAL Medical College & Research Institute as a Professor of Obst. Gynec for eight years.She was heading a project “Screeing of Ayurvedic Oral anti fertility agent” by central council of research & Aurved & Siddha new Delhi at B.J. Medical College from 1981 to 2001 March. My main area of work is maternal health. She had read many papers in international & national conference. She had been an examiner for U.G. & P.G. in various universities.

Scientific view for Safe-motherhood – An Ayurvedic Approach

Dr. Sunita Suman, PhD (Ayu)

Phone: 941 557 2994, 760 716 5096
Email: ssom18@gmail.com

Banaras, India

The health of the nation mainly depends upon the health of the woman because – “Stri is that creature of the nature in which the foetus develops”. In Ayurveda, the acharyas have described garbhini paricharya for nine months of pregnancy end also Sutika paricharya after delivery. By adopting the masanumasik garbhini paricharya of Ahara, Vihara and Aushadh is helpful to promote the health of mother and prevention of maternal and fetal abnormalities that adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. So, different authorities of Ayurveda indicated specific life style and dietetic regimen for different months of pregnancy on the basis of requirement of expectant mother. During first trimester, pregnant women are not able to take proper meals due to nausea and vomiting, so congenial diet, cold, sweet and liquid specially medicated milk provides good nourishment. Use of Gokshru, a good diuretic in sixth month of pregnancy helps the pregnant mother who is prone to pregnancy induced hypertension and pedal oedema. In 8th Yoga, yoga-nidra & Asans are also beneficial during pregnancy and postnatal period. Therefore by adopting the pre-conceptional counseling, garbhini paricharya and sutika paricharya,Yogas & Yoga-nidra, we can reduce the foeto-maternal morbidity and mortality to a greater extent and 9th month of pregnancy, basti and pichu are also mentioned.
Sunita Suman, PhD (Ayu) working as a Assistant Professor, Department of of Prasuti Tantra, F.O.AY, IMS, BHU, Varanasi and Medical Officer, Dept.of Prasuti Tantra, F.O.AY, Sir Sunderlal Hospital, BHU, Varanasi, Senior Resident (17.10.2005 to 15.5.2007), Dept.of Prasuti Tantra,F.O.AY, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, M.S.(Ay) produced : 1 (As Supervisor), As Co-Supervisor : 4 (Ph.D-1, MS(Ay)-3), Guest Lectures : 8, Orientation , Refresher & FDP attended, Total-3, Conferences/CMEs/Workshop participated: Total-45, Papers published: Total-6

Role of Trikatu as bioenhancer in cancer chemotherapy

Monika Dwivedi

Phone: 902 686 6099 / 941 591 0144
Email: monika.nbri@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

Trikatu a common component of Ayurvedic formulations, equated to natural bioenhancers via black pepper (Piper nigrum L.), long pepper (Piper longum L.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale L.). These natural bioenhancers when combined with a drug results in increase of bioavailability and bioactivity of drug. Present study was emphasized on evaluation of free radical scavenging potential and anticancer potential of curcumin combinations with Trikatu: CGP (curcumin: Z. officinale: P.longum), CPPi (curcumin: P.longum: P. nigrum) and CPGPi (curcumin: P.longum: P. nigrum: Z. officinale) in comparison to curcumin alone. Although all combinations exhibits inhibited ROS generation. Amongst all, CPGPi and CPPi showed most effective lipid peroxidation (IC 50-17.7 and 14.07 μg/ml respectively) whereas CPGPi had highest NO inhibition at lowest concentration 25 μg/ml. All combinations showed cytotoxic effect on PC3 and DU 145 prostate cancer cell lines with significant low IC50 than pure curcumin. Thus, it is evidenced from our study that Trikatu synergize the antioxidant and anticancer potential of curcumin.
Monika Dwivedi1, Vikas Sharma2, Gopal Gupta2, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat1
1Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P), India, Email: rawataks@rediffmail.com
2Endocrinology Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P), India
Monika Dwivedi DST-INSPIRE Fellow, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow,(U.P). Currently involved in development and evaluation of novel herbal anticancer formulations exploiting natural bio-enhancers.

Quantitative Estimation of Asiatic acid, Asiaticoside &
Madecassoside in two morphotypes of Centella asiatica (L) Urban an Important Ayurvedic drug – POSTER PRESENTATION

Shikhar Verma

Phone: 961 651 9322
Email: vermashikhar001@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

Centella asiatica (family: Apiaceae) known as Mandukaparni is an important traditional drug used extensively in Ayurvedic industry. Two distinct morphotypes of Centella asiatica (Short Leaf: SL and Large Leaf: LL) from Indo-Gangetic plains of India were compared in relation to the bioactive metabolites viz. madecassoside, asiaticoside and asiatic acid. The metabolites were analyzed and quantified by HPTLC. Quantitative microscopical studies doesn’t show any significant difference except in terms of stomatal number, which was found to be higher in LL. Concentration of asiatic acid, asiaticoside and madecassoside found in SL accession were 0.04%, 0.34% and 0.38% respectively, while in LL it was 0.05%, 0.31% and 0.31% respectively, showing similar quantity of metabolites in both the accessions, thus, it can be concluded that the morphotype is not a deciding factor for the concentration of secondary metabolites present in a plant.
Keywords: Asiatic acid; asiaticoside; madecassoside; C. asiatica; chemotype; morphotype.
Shikhar Verma ICAR-SRF, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P), India

Concept of Viruddha Ahara

Dr. Vandana Verma

Phone: 941 544 7692
Email: vandana.verma04@gmail.com

Lucknow, India

Concept of Viruddha Ahara – Most of the metabolic health problems arise due to wrong eating habits and cooking methods. Ayurveda has very holistic and scientific approach in planning the diet. The fundamental principles like, tridosh, prakriti, the tastes, processing of food, quality, quantity, the rules regarding eating foods if considered while incorporating diet one can keep away from many diseases of body & mind. Viruddha Ahara is a unique concept described in Ayurveda. It is described in Ayurveda that certain diet and its combination, which interrupts the metabolism of tissue, which inhibit the process of formation of tissue and which have the opposite property to the tissue are called as Viruddha Ahara or incompatible diet. The person who consumes Viruddha Ahara is prone to develop many disorders. It is very important to correlate the mechanism as to how Viruddha Ahara is a cause of many metabolic disorders. The modern perspective of Viruddha Ahara and variety of incompatible dietary articles consumed in day to day life its hazardous effect on health will be discussed during presentation.
Vandana Verma PhD (Ayu), Diploma in Yoga, Lecturer, P.G. Department of Kriya Sharir, State Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Lucknow, India

Memmordica charantia stimulates glucose transport through IRTK and PI3K dependent mechanism in L6 myotubes

Nayab Ishrat

Phone: 789 716 7135
Email: nayabishrat_cdri@yahoo.in

Lucknow, India

Skeletal muscles are the primary site for postprandial glucose utilization and disposal, hence it play a major role in glucose homeostasis. Aqueous fraction of Memordica charantia was observed to stimulate the glucose uptake process by skeletal muscle cells (L6 myotubes) in vitro. Pretreatment of L6 myotubes with Aqueous fraction of Memordica charantia significantly enhanced glucose uptake in concentration-dependent manner and glucose uptake was found completely abolished by the transport inhibitors i.e. wortmannin and genistein. Like insulin, Aqueous fraction of Memordica charantia stimulates the tyrosine phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate protein (IRS-1). Memordica charantia stimulated the phosphorylation of AKT at Ser-473. Treatment with cycloheximide also inhibited the effect of Memordica charantia on glucose uptake, suggesting the requirement of the synthesis of new protein(s). Taken together these finding provide ample evidence that Aqueous fraction of Memordica charantia stimulated glucose uptake by the activation of IRS-1/PI-3-K/AKT/ dependent pathway.
Nayab Ishrat a research student in C.D.R.I, Lucknow, India. My designationin this research student is as a C.S.I.R. project fellow. I have done my M.Sc.in Biochemistry from Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra. I have also research expeience from two more institutes. Presently I am working on anti-diabetic activity in herbs. I have attended many conferences including diabetes.

 

FREE MEDICAL CAMP FOR NEEDY

Monday, February 17, 2014

Organized by Bharat Seva Sansthan (BSS), India & Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), USA

Free Medical Camp for needy to be held at C.B. Gupta Gram Vikas Yojana Avam Sodh Kendra, Hathaundha, Kotwa Sadak, Faizabad Road, Barabanki-225405 U.P. India