To answer this question I would like to share with you the article by Dr. med. Ernst Schrott (board member of the German Ayurveda Society). This article is about how we can strengthen our immune system from an Ayurvedic point of view in addition to the known corona protective measures. Incidentally, these recommendations generally apply to strengthening our immune system, but especially now during the corona pandemic. A well-written article and very helpful.
Wish you all a nice and healthy Advent season.
Rheumatoid arthritis (formerly called polyarthritis) is an inflammation of the inner skin of joints of jaw, fingers, toes, hands, feet, knees, elbows, hips, and shoulders. The inflammation usually begins gradually and can be so bad that the cartilage and bones are severely damaged and can deform extremely. It can lead to limitation of movement (functio laesa). Generally, this kind of arthritis has to be diagnosed to distinguish it from others. In classical medicine, this disease is treated with steroidal and non-steroidal drugs, which can cause severe side effects. The treatment proposed in this study has produced no side effects and is also inexpensive.
In this study the affected patients are treated with Vardhamana Pippali Rasayana. The study produces amazing results. Please see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296336/
For an easier understanding, you will find most medical terms and Sanskrit words translated: Mainly from the book "Ayurveda Manualtherapie und Ausleitungsverfahren" from Shive Narain Gupta / Elmar Stapelfeldt / Kerstin Rosenberg, but also from sources like Wikipedia, and others.
Medical specialist operations
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) = blood cell sedimentation rate
Endocrinology (eg salivary glands, endocrine glands, sebaceous glands)
Steroidal = see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroid
Nonsteroidal = see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsteroidal_anti-inflammatory_drug
Agnideepana = Digestive stimulation
Agnimandya = Weak digestive power
Ama = Metabolic intermediates (uncooked, undigested), also known as slag
Amapachana = Reduction of waste products in the body
Amavata = Classical disease, which most closely resembles the Rheumatoid Arthristis
Bala = Strength, resistance
Balabhramsha = Loss of power
Charaka samhita = Most important classical text of Ayurveda, focus on internal medicine and philosophy
Doshas = Most important functional principles, body functions, humores, juices, pathological principles: vata, pitta, kapha; literally "spoiler" or mistake
Kapha = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product on tissue level (mala): mucus
Krichhrasadhya = Difficult to cure the disease
Mridu Virechana = Gentle abduction
Mudga Yusha = Green mung beans
Pipa longum or Pippali = Long pepper
Pitta = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product on tissue level (mala): bile
Rasayana = Science or remedy of tissue regeneration
Samprapti = Process of disease development
Samprapti-Vighatana = is a term with a series of events that ultimately lead to the formation of diseases in the body; pathogenesis
Srotas = Transport systems, transport spaces
Srotoshodhana = Clarify the microcirculation vessels
Taila = Oil
Vardhamana Pippali Rasayana = Ayurvedic medicine with a steroid-like effect
Vata = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product at tissue level (mala): gases (vata- and kapha-dominated constitution)
Vatashamaka = Vata balancing
I would like to introduce you to a knee osteoarthritis study with Ayurveda treatments. Up to now, scientific studies have always been the best and most convincing way of uniting Ayurveda with our health and medical systems when sensitizing people to alternative methods. Of course, one always has to remember that further studies are needed for confirmation. But a milestone has already been set.
For nine years, the study "Effectiveness of an Ayurveda Treatment Approach to Knee Osteoarthritis - A Randomized Controller Trial in the Charité, the Natural Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Immanuel Hospital, was conducted in collaboration with the European Academy of Ayurveda and Health Center Sun & Moon published under https://www.oarsijournal.com/article/S1063-4584(18)30082-7/fulltext.
To steal anyone’s thunder for any caveats against the Ayurvedic cuisine that the food tastes like curry, I would like to give some food for thought. This article is about the taste of the food, not about its health aspects or other uses. In Sanskrit, taste is called Rasa.
Does this type of cuisine really always taste the same? Let's examine the whole thing step by step. What is important in a healthy and full-fledged Ayurvedic cuisine when it comes to taste?
This is a short article from the Süddeutsche Zeitung about the general contexts of the ayurvedic diet.
Renowned and experienced Ayurveda doctors explain how easy ayurvedic diet can be used in a simple way. Furthermore, a literature recommendation can be found in the appendix of the article. „European Ayurvedic Cuisine“ with basic Ayurveda, a type determination test of Vata, Pitta, Kapha and of course fine recipes with organic, regional and seasonal ingredients.
Ayurveda conquers the West: Why Swiss people currently traveling to India in masses to cure themselves – and where the strengths and weaknesses of the ancient Indian healing method lie.
The report from the publisher “Der schweizerische Beobachter (The Swiss Observer)” gives a good overview of the subject Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments in Germany and abroad. This article also discusses the importance of the quality of the treatment and the seriousness of doctors, therapists, consultants and their corresponding education.
At the end of the report, there is a small glossary of ever-recurring and important ayurvidc (sanskrit) terms.
Another article on the subject of Ayurveda from GEO Edition No. 10/15 – The Amazing Healing Power Of An Underestimated Medicine
The effectiveness of traditional indian medicine has aroused interest among researchers from all over the world. What can Ayurveda do? Pilot studies show interesting and hopeful results.
In this article, the effectiveness of the traditional indian medicine of western medicine from different countries is compared with various treated diseases.
A small selection of the above political study: http://www.geo.de/natur/nachhaltigkeit/588-rtkl-forschung-zu-ayurveda-was-kann-ayurveda-das-sagt-die-wissenschaft
Two Complete Studies
1. A study on rheumatoid arthritis: https://www.rheuma-online.de/aktuelles/news/artikel/doppelblinde-randomisierte-kontro/
2. A Study on the Treatment of Irrational Disorders (1st treatise): http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/315040
A article about Ayurveda of the GEO Edition No. 10/15. Unfortunately, this article is available in German language, only.
GEO Nr. 10/15 – Ayurveda – Die erstaunliche Heilkraft einer unterschätzten Medizin
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Die goldenen Regeln der ayurvedischen Ernährung