Diagnosis and treatment of diseases in ayurveda pdf
Ayurveda - WikipediaAyurvedic nosology is based on the concepts of pathology that are different from those of the International Classification of Diseases ICD. A comprehensive Ayurvedic classification and nomenclature of diseases has not yet been developed in contemporary academic environs of Ayurveda, albeit attempts have been made to create working lists and even to find the correlation between Ayurvedic disease terminologies and the ICD nomenclature[ 1 ]. In the present scenario, there is a need to develop a comprehensive classification and nomenclature for diseases from the Ayurvedic perspective. This is indispensable for effective communication within the community of Ayurveda. Without modern scientific terminology of diseases, it may become difficult to not only communicate effectively, but also to negotiate with regulatory authorities, insurance, and mainstream science. On the other hand, if we ignore the Ayurvedic classification and nomenclature of diseases, we are at the risk of losing the unique individualized multimodal approach of Ayurveda to maintain health and treat diseases. Ayurveda and modern medicine are derived from different epistemological and ontological premises.
DEVELOPMENT IN ''CANCER DISEASE'' AYURVEDA AND AYUSH DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
Ayurveda: Controversies and the Need for Integration with Mainstream Medicine
In spite of phenomenal advancement of modern medicine, many diseases continue to remain incurable, and for some curable diseases, the after-effects of drugs bring more miseries than the disease itself. Ayurvedic physicians handle these diseases with considerable success and since centuries Ayurvedic therapies are well known to be free from toxicity. Scholars and physicians of different countries have contributed in the past, to the development of the fundamental principles and practices of this science as a result of which Ayurveda has universal approach and it is not confined to any geographical, religious or political group. Therefore, Ayurveda is not the property of the present day. Ayurvedic physicians alone, and doctors of modern medicine in this country and abroad have equal, if not more, right over this science of health. For enabling them to appreciate and utilize this so far unexplored knowledge to mitigate the sufferings of humanity it is necessary to make Ayurvedic principles and practices intelligible to them.
The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty , kidney stone extractions , sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Although laboratory experiments suggest it is possible that some substances used in Ayurveda might be developed into effective treatments, there is no scientific evidence that any are effective as currently practiced. Some scholars assert that Ayurveda originated in prehistoric times,   and that some of the concepts of Ayurveda have existed from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization or even earlier. Ayurveda treatises divide medicine into eight canonical components.