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Diseases Details Explanation Video Tutorials

In Health on April 16, 2014 at 07:24

As more diseases are discovered(?), the treatment becomes more Complex.

 

So are the disciplines of Medicine,

 

Medical Science has the vicarious pleasure using high-sounding names even for simple Diseases,one gets scared on hearing the names.

 

As Medicine gets more specialized, the total picture of the body is often lost, with some of the doctors, not sure enough about other parts of the body other than the part they have specialized in.

 

Then we have the Pharmaceutical Companies use all the guile at their disposal to mislead you, where they keep quiet about the side effects of the medicines you take.

 

And many of us are scared to ask the Doctor in detail about our ailment and the course of treatment he is using, its ramifications and the side effects of the drugs he is prescribing.

 

But one must, notwithstanding the irritation of some Doctors, ask and discuss with the Doctor these issues, after all it is your Body.

 

It would be helpful if one has some information about the disease one has ,its symptoms, possible courses of treatment, in a simple language.

 

National Institute of Medicine,under the aegis of the US Government hs come out with a Medical site that explains the diseases in detail.

 

In a simple language.

 

The information is provided in text/interactive format.

 

Diseases,

Disease and Cure, reduce inflammation. Image from http://1.bp.blogspot.com/

 

Video tutorials are provided.

 

Just click the disease you want to know about, you have the relevant information.

 

The Tutorials require a Flash Plug In version 6 and above,

 

Please check under ‘Health‘ in this site for Drugs, composition  recommended dosage , side effects for additional information .

 

  • Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Surgery and Treatment Procedures

 

 

 Diseases Reference

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Molecular Biology Cancer Treatment In Hinduism Vedas

In Health, Hinduism on April 15, 2014 at 08:21

 

“In the great teaching of the Vedas,
there is no touch of sectarianism.
It is of all ages, climes and nationalities
and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. “

- Thoreau,
American Thinker

 

Vedic Chemistry

Chemistry in Vedic Times

 

Vedas, the authority for Hinduism  speaks of Science as Apara Vidya, Transitory Knowledge, which deals with this world of Name and Forms.

 

It speaks of Mathematics, Physics,Chemistry,Biology.Astronomy, Social Sciences ,Architecture, Medical Sciences including Surgery.

 

It also speaks of Nano Technology,Psychology,Space Travel,Ship Building.

 

 

Of Metallurgy,Mining,Manufacturing of Textiles,Cosmetics.

 

Of preserving Food.

 

Of detailed Chemical analysis and the way to treat many diseases, including Cancer.

 

The Siddhas are another school of Thought which throws excellent insight into Chemistry and Medicine,

 

Some Texts of Chemistry.

 


  • Rasahrdayatantra
     by Govind Bhagwatpad
  • Srasaratnakara by Siddha Nityanatha
  • Rasarnava by an unknown author
  • Srasendracudamani by Somadeva
  • Rasaratnasamuccaya by Vagbhatta
  • Rasaprakasasudhakara by Yasodhara
  • Rasarajalaksmi by Ramesvara Bhatta
  • Rasendracintamani by Dhundukanatha
  • Rasendracintamani by Ramacandra Guha
  • Rasasara by Govind Acarya
  • Rasakaumudi by Sarvajnacandra
  • Rasabhesajakalpa by Surya Pandita
  • Rasasamketakalika by Camunda
  • Lohapaddhati by Suresvara
  • Kankaligrantha by Nasirshah
  • Rasamuktavalina by Devanatha

Cancer was identified and methods of Healing included total eliination of cancer, Management .handling weight loss associated with Cancer and the side effects of Cancer.

 

Twenty Five plants have been identified, their chemical and therapeutic  properties analysed and were used in treating Cancer.

 

Forms of cancer Granti and Arbuda were discussed.

 

Citation.

 

Ancient-Indian-chemistry

 

 

 

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How To Brush Your Teeth Hindusim

In Hinduism, Health on April 12, 2014 at 09:09

 

Hindu Smritis lay down the procedures for brushing the teeth.

 

How to brush Teeth,Hinduism

Brushing teeth, The Hindu way

They are,

1.Do not brush your teeth with the Pointing Finger.

2.Wash with the Right Hand.

3.Sit on the balls of your feet.

4.Brush Clock-wise.

5.Brush with sticks made of Neem or Banyan tree or us your Fingers.

6.After washing the teeth, gargle and spit water 16 times.

7.Spit the water onto  your left side.

8.Wash the teeth n the Brahma Muhurtha(4.30 Am to 6AM)

9.Do not use the sticks on the Sraddha Day,Vrat Days and Parvas.

 

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Brain Cancer Plastic Surgery In Vedic India

In Hinduism on April 3, 2014 at 08:40

The Ancient Indians of the Vedic times were well advanced in Medical Sciences.

 

There were Physicians, Surgeons.

 

Suhusrutha was a leading practitioner of Medicine and was also a Medical scientist.

 

The sick were treated by the following methods.

 

 

1.Mani.

 

There are references to a sort of Crystal which was used to cure the sick.

 

Brain Surgery in Harappa

Brain Surgery in Harappan Civilization Image Credit.The Hindu.

2.Manthram.

 

Mantras or the Mystical Letter/s, words were also a part of treatment.

 

Even to day there are practitioners of this form of Medicine, who cure hepatitis by having a copper bowl filled with water in between the patient and

the Practitioner, he keeps a needle in this water, chants some Mantras silently, the color of water changes,indicating the level of infection and once the water becomes clear, the patient becomes fully cured.

 

There are people who treat Snake and Scorpion bites with this type of treatment.

 

3.Aushadham.

Aushadham means Divine Medicine.

 

The first Medicine this system recommends in Food.

 

Regulation of food and special foods cure one of illnesses.

 

Then comes herbs,wild and common.

 

Lakshmana was cured when he fell unconscious by the use of Sanjeevini, a rare herb

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The early Hindus were also adept at Surgery.

 

They performed regular Surgery, Cancer Surgery and even Plastic surgery.

 

“Surgery is the first and the highest division of the healing art, pure in itself, perpetual in its applicability, a working product of heaven and sure of fame on earth” – Sushruta (400 B.C.)”

 

According to Hindu mythology, the creator of the Universe, Lord Brahma, was the first teacher to make a compilation of Ayurvedic texts which he later abridged into eight parts , with medicine (Kayachiktsaya) and surgery (Shalya tantra) as the main subjects.

 

It is believed that Brahma propagated this knowledge through Daksha Prajapati who in turn taught this science to the Aswini Kumars ( the twin sons of the Sun God ).

 

The Aswinis imparted the science to Indra. Upto this time, the knowledge of Ayurveda was known only to celestial personalities.

 

It is believed that it was Lord Indra who passed on this knowledge of Ayurveda, the “science of life”, to sages and rishis ( mortals ) , the first pupil being Bharadwaja. He, in turn, taught this subject to others including Atreya.

 

He, it is believed, lived in the period 700 – 600 B.C. and became a renowned teacher at Taxila.

 

Lord Vishnu is also believed to have been associated with ancient medicine.

 

It is said that several sages approached the Lord and begged of Him to help them save humanity from diseases and suffering. In response to their plight and prayers, he ordered the churning of the ocean of milk with the aid of ” vasukis ” and ” asuras “.

 

Dhanvantari then came out of the ocean with the pot of ” amrita ” in his hands.

 

Sushruta, one of his disciples attained great proficiency in surgery, lived some time in 400 B.C. His famous writings known as “Sushruta Samhita” are devoted essentially to surgery.

 

But that was not all: he also wrote on medicine, pathology, anatomy, midwifery, ophthalmology, biology and hygiene.

 

From the available records, it is evident that major abdominal operations were also carried out. Vesical calculi, even those days, were common and hence the operation for the removal of vesical calculi was well described in Sushruta Samhita. Surgical procedures for anal fistula, fractures, extraction of foetus in abnormal presentation, amputation, excision of tumours, repair of hernia and couching of cataract were also known.

 

Rhinoplasty was commonly performed for restoration of severed or cut noses as punishment for certain offences such as adultery.

 

He carried out plastic surgery, giving his patients a new nose or a new ear by the process of skin grafting. Dr.Hirschberg of Berlin pays his tribute to ancient Indian surgery by writing “The whole plastic surgery in Europe took a new flight when these cunning devices of Indian workmen became known to us”.

 

Sushruta described many sharp surgical instruments emphasizing the need to get them made of “pure, strong and sharp iron”.

 

Several types of knives and needles have been described depending upon their use and tissues concerned.

 

He taught his pupils how to make incisions on the abdomen by using a pumpkin for demonstration purposes. It is believed that the following ingenious method for suturing the severed ends of intestine was employed.

 

The cut ends of the intestine were apposed to each other and big black ants, collected specifically for this purpose were made to bite the apposed ends and their heads severed when their pincers had closed. T

 

hus the pincers remained ‘in situ’ due to rigor mortis retaining the cut ends of the intestine in apposition for some time.

 

The heads and the pincers of the ants being organic matter got digested in due course of time, not unlike the catgut of the present day surgery.

 

His works were translated into Arabic by the 8th century A.D. and called ” Kitab-i- Susrud “.

 

There is adequate evidence that in ancient India, anatomical study of the human body was carried out.

To quote the appropriate translation, “Any one, who wishes to acquire a thorough knowledge of anatomy, must prepare a dead body and carefully observe and examine all its parts”.

 

The method of study was to submerge the body in water and allow it to decompose: an examination of the decomposing body was carried out at intervals to study structures, layer by layer, as they got exposed following decomposition.

 

Brain Surgery.

 

Scientists at the Anthropological Survey of India claim to have found evidence of an ancient brain surgical practice on a Bronze Age Harappan skull.

The skull, believed to be around 4,300 years old, bears an incision that indicates an “unequivocal case” of a surgical practice known as trepanation, says a research paper published in the latest edition of Current Science.

Trepanation, a common means of surgery practised in prehistoric societies starting with the Stone Age, involved drilling or cutting through the skull vault, often to treat head injury or to remove bone splinters or blood clots caused by a blow to the head.

 

“The Yantras
(blunt instrument) and Shastras
(sharp instruments) are
the main tools of surgeon and the Sushruta had the knowledge of
101 Yantras and 2
0 Shastras. Even though he was agree with the fact
that if the more instruments are required then it can be developed as
per need
86
. The shape of the Yantras and Shastras are further
modernized to compete with the surgery in modern era but the basic
theme a
nd functions are remained same as before. The classification
of instruments in to the Yantras
(blunt instruments) and Shastras
(sharp instruments) is the basic concepts of Sushruta. No any such
type of classification of instrument is found in the modern su
rgical
text books. As per Sushruta the hand is the main and important
instrument amongst all which hold the key position till date.

Exhaustive details at .

http://www.ijrap.net/admin/php/uploads/627_pdf.pdf

 

Surgerytimes

 

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/brain-surgery-during-harappan-civilisation/article2118388.ece

 

 

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Religion Marriage More Kids For Better Heatlh

In Health on March 30, 2014 at 18:49

No, I am not quoting from some Religious text.

These are the findings of Researchers on these subjects ,published in Science Daily.

Marriage issues

Marriage, a Look

Refusal to accept the fact there is a Higher principle above us,marriages are mere social contracts,preferable not to have children, Single parent under the mistaken impression that it helps the quality of Life, are some of the Modern Thoughts among others.

Under he guise of Modern Science we have started following western ideas for it sounded novel, forgetting that all these ideas have been tried before and the present views of Hinduism is based on  years of observation.

What I have been saying in posts on these subjects are now confirmed by Science.

And remember that children growing among siblings are better balanced, emotionally mature and stable in later years.

Healthy and happy Life is preferable than being called ‘Progressive’

 

On Religion:

“Religion helps regulate behavior and health habits, while spirituality regulates your emotions, how you feel,” said Carolyn Aldwin, a gerontology professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU.

Aldwin and colleagues have been working to understand and distinguish the beneficial connections between health, religion and spirituality. The result is a new theoretical model that defines two distinct pathways.

Religiousness, including formal religious affiliation and service attendance, is associated with better health habits, such as lower smoking rates and reduced alcohol consumption. Spirituality, including meditation and private prayer, helps regulate emotions, which aids physiological effects such as blood pressure.

The findings were published recently in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Co-authors were Crystal L. Park of the University of Connecticut, and Yu-Jin Jeong and Ritwik Nath of OSU. The research was supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation“.

 

Marriage:

Date:
March 28, 2014
Source:
Summary:
People who are married have lower rates of several cardiovascular diseases compared with those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to research. The relationship between marriage and lower odds of vascular diseases is especially pronounced before age 50. For people aged 50 and younger, marriage is associated with 12 percent lower odds of any vascular disease. This number drops to 7 percent for people ages 51 to 60 and only 4 percent for those 61 and older.”
On Begetting Children:
Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries — early signs of cardiovascular disease — compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session”
Source:
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