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Ayurveda For Chemo-Radiotherapy Incuced Side Effects in Cancer Patients
Indian Herbs for the treatment of chemo and radiotherapy side-effects in cancer patients: A systematic review
A Comprehensive Study of Ayurveda VS Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tooth brushing, oil pulling and tissue regeneration: A review of holistic approaches to oral health
Even though dentistry was not a specialized branch of Ayurveda, it is included in its Shalakya Tantra (system of surgery). Problems such as deformities of the oral cavity, plaques and infections were managed in ancient India. Traditional medicine can treat various infectious and chronic conditions. Research has shown that all kinds of chewing sticks described in ancient Ayurveda texts have medicinal and anti-cariogenic properties. Its oil pulling (Kaval, Gandush) practice is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases. Amla (Emblic myrobalan), is a general rebuilder of oral health. Bilberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) and hawthorn berry (Crateagus oxycanthus) stabilize collagen, strengthening the gum tissue. Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabral) promotes anti-cavity action, reduces plaque, and has an antibacterial effect. Use of safe, quality products and practices should be ensured based on available evidence if traditional medicine is to be acknowledged as part of primary health care. Scientific validations of the Ayurveda dental health practices could justify their incorporation into modern dental care. Publicity of these techniques using appropriate media would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss.
Study 1: Study On Ayurvedic Detoxification Method
LIPOPHIL-MEDIATED REDUCTION OF TOXICANTS IN HUMANS: AN EVALUATION OF AN AYURVEDIC DETOXIFICATION PROCEDURE
Context: Lipophilic toxicants have been associated with hormone disruption, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, several types of cancer, and other diseases. Due to environmental persistence and bio accumulation, body burdens of certain toxicants, such as dichloro diphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), appear to be a health risk despite the toxicants having been banned for decades.
Conclusion: The results of the 2 studies generally suggest that Ayurvedic Detoxification Methods (lipophil-mediated detoxification) may be effective in reducing body burdens of fat-soluble toxicants.
Study 2: Ayurveda (Vedic Medicine) and Chronic Disorders
THE MAHARISHI VEDIC MEDICINE CHRONIC DISORDERS PROGRAM
Introduction and Case Histories
A description of Maharishi Vedic Medicine and 3 Case Studies
Case Studies: In this study we describe results with three patients who were treated in the Chronic Disorders Program of Maharishi Vedic Medicine. These three cases met the inclusion criteria of (1) the presence of an adult-onset chronic disease and, (2) a reasonably high probability that we could follow the patient over the long term. Supervised by physicians with at least 20 years of training and experience in the practice of Western primary care medicine and MVM, the Chronic Disorders Program used professionally trained staff.
Discussion: The three patients in this case series had intractable, longstanding chronic disorders that had not, over several years, yielded to conventional medicine. These patients had clinically significant improvements after participating in Maharishi Vedic Medicine.
Study 3: Ayurveda & Health Promotion in the Journal of Social Behavior & Personality
HEALTH PROMOTION WITH MAHARISHI AYURVEDA
Overview: In the current studies we evaluated the effects on self-reported mental and physical health on the Maharishi Ayurveda Panchakarma Program.
142 subjects were surveyed after a 1 - 2 week Maharishi Ayurveda Panchakarma Program for changes in health symptoms compared to 60 control subjects who participated in a didactic class for the same period of time.
Conclusion: The results showed that the experimental subjects reported significantly greater improvements in well-being, energy-vitality, strength-stamina, appetite and digestive patterns, rejuvenation and youthfulness compared to the control subjects (p=0.5 to < .0001).
Study 4: Journal of American Medical Association
MAHARISHI AYURVEDA - MODERN INSIGHTS INTO ANCIENT MEDICINE
From the Article: Ayurveda adds several new elements to medical practice. Its system of patient typology provides useful information for predicting risk factors and tendencies towards specific diseases. Its emphasis on psycho physiological balance as the key to enhancing the body's own healing mechanisms and its therapeutic methods to modify psycho physiological, dietary, behavioral, and environmental determinants of disease can add new depth to the physicians approach to wide variety of disorders.
Effectiveness of Maharishi Amrit Kalash in Ameliorating the Toxicity of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients
In this randomized control trial, Maharishi Amrit Kalash, an Ayurvedic Herbal Compound, was tested to reduce toxicity in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
AIM: To investigate the effectiveness of Maharishi Amrit Kalash in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Side effects of Chemotherapy may include anorexia, stomatitis, weight loss, diarrhoea, leukopenia, and alopecia.
Conclusion: Maharishi Amrit Kalash helped maintain General Health, Karnofsky Status, Appetite and Body Weight in chemotherapy patients with breast cancer.
Key Point: It was also found that Maharishi Amrit Kalash does not impede the anti-cancer effects of chemotherapy.
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