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Title: Standardization and simplification of physico-therapeutic procedures in Ayurveda and naturopathy — A preliminary study with Jala Neti
Authors: Rastogi, Sanjeev
Rastogi, Rajiv
Rastogi, Ranjana
Keywords: Naturopathy;Jala Neti;Panchakarma;Ayurveda;Standardization
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P11/00, A61P11/10, A61P11/14
Abstract: Ayurveda and naturopathy describes many physico-therapeutic procedures, which are useful as sole therapy, initial therapy or as adjuvant therapy in many clinical conditions. Panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda and various application of water in naturopathy are commonly used procedures at Ayurveda or nature cure settings. These procedures, though found effective on anecdotal and clinical experience grounds, have not been able to gain enough support to be used as primary therapies. The limiting factors identified so far could be listed as the intricacies associated to their use, requirement of close supervision, requirement of indoor treatment, and lack of standardized protocols, which may be useful for the practical purposes. This was hypothesized that a simplified version of these procedures, which may deal precisely with the limiting factors and essentially without cutting into the effectiveness of the therapy, would be able to draw a quick attention of its presumptive beneficiaries. A simplified version for Jala Neti (saline nasal lavage) was conceived and tried in few patients for its comparative ease of operation and benefits. This preliminary study was able to show an improved applicability of alternative method to the conventional method of Jala Neti.
Page(s): 464-470
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(3) [July 2009]

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