Hear from one of our patients diagnosed IVDP (lumbar) from a famous hospital in Banglore and was posted for immediate surgery on 2010. During the time of admission at our hospital he was on wheel chair and it take four healthy persons to make him stand. After our preliminary physical examination and medical images we suspected something more than IVDP which was again supported with his EMG reports. Since he was very young and was recently married its hard to comment on his future. But truly speaking we doctors at Kottathilare proud to say our Ayurveda along with his courage and faith made him stand...walk...run... and now its the third year 2013. It take three years of continoues documentation,monitoring and interactions with the patient for us to post this video as a sucess story which is medically relavant. He is a bank employee in middle east and is happy with his wife with no health problems. You can hear form his mouth
What comes to our mind When we hear the word Ayurveda . Treatments with oil, massage, dara etc. Then comes the next question. Are these procedures scientific?
Here am discussing some facts about Ayurvedic external treatments and its action on human body, i think after going through this topic some of you will get an idea of what impact these procedures can do.
SWEDANAM ( THERAPEUTIC HEATING)
Conduction heat- Heating modalities which are in contact with the skin .In ayurveda different types of heat modalities are used raining from choorna pinda swedam (dry heat) to shashtika pinda swedam . In the above mentioned procedures different types of medicinal plants, leaves etc are powdered made into bolus, packs etc and the procedures are done by expert personals with at-most care, preventing the skin temperature rising above 45 degree C.
Therapeutic effects are only achieved if tissue is heated to 40-45 degree C for at least 5mts. Effects of heating include circulatory changes, pain reduction, alteration of collagen extensibility and reduction in muscle spasm. For every one degree rise in tissue temperature there is 13% increase in metabolic rate, if temperature is too low ,tissue damage may again result as body fluids are frozen. For deep tissues therapeutic temperatures ranging from 5-6 degree above or below are recommended . Joint stiffness is shown to reduce with deep heating, it reduces viscosity of joint fluid, but superficial heating will not affect .
2. Radiation heat- use of heat with out direct contact over skin surface.
In this procedure massage, mobilization and manipulation are incorporated with at most care. Massage techniques ranging from Effleurage to Tapotment are integrated with ayurvedic marma points and hand movements, which are done with medicinal oils and other medicinal liquids. Effects are mechanical, Physiological and Psychological. These procedures will improve venous and lymphatic drainage, fresh blood will enter the area . Passive movements to increase joints range of motion.
This is a brief discussion regarding the two main procedures used in ayurveda for external treatments. Normally in every case SWEDANAM+ABHYANGAM are performed. This approach will give maximum results than individual methods. Ayurveda uses this approach in almost all musculoslkeletal conditions.