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Translational Studies on Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda from Book to Bedside

  • Ram H. Singh
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Abstract

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian traditional system of medicine currently undergoing fast revival and development. In this context attempts of translational studies and reverse innovation are very pertinent. This article deals with the scope of translational studies on the Basic Principles of Ayurveda. Its theme is how to translate basic principles from ancient books to bedside for its use on a patient in clinical practice. The task has been tried at theory as well as at practical level. The point of view has been illustrated with some preliminary data from certain experimental clinical studies on the concept of Prakriti and Nadi and therapeutic evaluation of a Rasayana drug in cases of diabetes mellitus focusing on Agni and Ojas with attempts of measurement of the therapeutic impact with two newly developed rating scales on the basis of Shastra for this purpose.

Keywords

Fundamentals of Ayurveda Rasayana Agni Prakriti Translational studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ram H. Singh
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  1. 1.Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Faculty of AyurvedaInstitute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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