केही समय अगाडी हामी चार जना साथीहरु भेडेटार घुम्न गएका थियौँ । त्यहाँबाट फर्कने बेलामा धरानमा बराह क्षेत्र नजिकै रहेको थाहा पायौ । सधैं घुम्नको लागि फुर्सद पनि नहुने, त्यहाँसम्म आइपुगेको बेला बराहक्षेत्र पनि पुगिहालौं न त भनेर बराह क्षेत्र गयौं । एकदिन हामि बराह क्षेत्रमा नै बस्यौँ ।
भोलिपल्ट म बिरामी भएं । विहानै बान्ता र पेट असाध्यै दुख्ने भयो । त्यहाँ वरिपरि अस्पताल पनि रहेनछ । त्यहाँकै मान्छेले चतरा बजारमा मेडिकल भएको बताए । चतरा आएर त्यहीको एक मान्छे लाई सोध्दा त्यहाँपनि अस्पताल नभएको बताए । तिनै व्यक्तिले कृष्णराज महाराज जीको मा जान सल्लाह दिए र उहाँले आयुर्वेदिक औषधिको प्रयोग बाट तु निको पार्नुहुन्छ भने । त्यहाँबाट धरान पुग्नु अझै १ घण्टा जति लाग्ने थियो । मलाई पेट अति नै दुखिराथ्यो , फेरि बीचमा ३ पटक बान्ता पनि भएको थियो, त्यसैले पहिला त्यहि व्यक्तिले भनेको ठाउँमा जाने निर्णय ग¥यौ । मैले त्यहाँ आयुर्वेदिक अस्पताल होला भन्ने सोचेको थिएँ, तर त्यस्तो कुनै अस्पताल होइन रहेछ । त्यहाँ रहेको होडिङ्ग बोर्डमा “ जगद्गुरु रामानन्दाचार्य सेवा पिठ” लेखिएको थियो । हामी पुग्दा त्यहाँ १४–१५ जना मानिसहरु पनि उपचारकै लागि आएका रहेछन् । नाम लेखाएर पालो कुर्नु पर्ने रहेछ । साथिहरुले मेरो नाम लेखाईदिए । त्यहाँ खुलामञ्च जति ठाउँमा वरिपरि बाँसले बाँध लगाएर ति बाबाले आफ्नो आश्रम बनाएका रहेछन् । त्यहाँ एउटा कोण प्रकारको सुन्दर घर थियो । आउँदाखेरि त्यसैलाई मैले अस्पताल सम्झेको थिए । त्यो चाहिं तिनै बाबाको बस्ने घर रहेछ । त्यहाँका मान्छे त्यसलाई गुरुकुरी भन्दा रहेछन् । अरु ३–४ वटा छाप्रो जस्ता कच्चि घरहरु थिए । तिनै मध्ये एउटा चाहि बिरामीहरुको उपचार गर्ने ठाउँ रहेछ । पेट त असाध्ये दुखिराथ्यो तर पनि १ घण्टै पालो कुर्नुप¥यो । त्यतिन्जेल त्यहाँका मान्छेले बाबाका बारे अचम्मका कुरा सुनाए । जुन हामिले जीवनमा कहिल्यै सुनेका थिएनौ । ति बाबाले केहीबर्ष अगाडि त्यही ठाउँमा ९ दिनसम्म खाल्डोमा पुरिएर तपस्या गरेका थिए रे, त्यो पनि बिना अक्सिजन रे । अनि ति बाबाले नाडी छामेरै बिरामीको सबै रोग पत्ता लगाउन सक्छन् रे । ति बाबाले एड्स, क्यान्सर, पक्षघात जस्ता रोगको पनि उपचार गरेर निको बनाएका छन् रे । अर्को रमाइलो कुरा केही बर्ष अगाडी माओवादी अध्यक्ष प्रचण्डले भैसी पुजा गरेको ठाउँ त्यही रहेछ । त्यसबेला त्यहाँ भव्य आयुर्वेद शिविर चलेको रहेछ । त्यहाँ आउने बाटोमा एउटा राम्रो घर देखेका थियौं, त्यो चाहिं नेपालका जगद्गुरु बालसन्त महाराजको रहेछ । र तिनै बालसन्त महाराजले नै ति बाबालाई त्यहाँ ल्याउनुभएको भन्थे । कृष्णदास बाबाको बारेमा त्यति धेरै अकल्पनिय कुराहरु सुनिरहदाँ उहाँलाई भेट्ने कौतुहल भइराथ्यो । बिचमा मलाई पहिला चेक गराउने व्यवस्था मिलाए । मसँगै अरु तिनै जना साथिहरु प्नि भित्र आए । भित्र पुग्दा त्यहाँ ५ जना व्यक्तिहरु थिए । २ जना खाटमा पलेटिमारेर बसेका थिए २ जना मेचमा र १ जना गुन्द्रिमा , मेचमा बसेको १ जना विरामी र तल बसेका तिनकै मान्छे रहेछन् । अर्को मेचमा १ मधेसि मुलका व्यक्ति थिए । खाटमा बसेका १ कृष्णदास बाबा हुन भने र चिन्न गाह्रो भएन बाहिर बोर्डमा उनको फोटो थियो र तल श्री श्री १००८ डा. कृष्णदास महाराज जी लेखिएको थियो । अर्को उनिभन्दा अलि बुढा रहेछन् उनी बाबाको गुरु रहेछन् । ति मधेसी मुलका व्यक्ति आयुर्वेदिक डाक्टर रहेछन् । सँगै सिरकमा भएको विरामीको ती डाक्टर र अर्का गुरुले चेकिङ्ग गर्दै थिए । अघि नाम लेखाएको पर्चामा मेरो ठेगाना काठमाडौ लेखिएको थियो । ति कृष्णादास बाबाले काठमाडौ आउनुभएको भनेर सोधे । मैले हनुर भनें । उनले त हामीलाई काठमाडौबाटै त्यहाँ उपचार गराउन आएको सम्झेछन् । हुन पनि त्यहाँ उपचार गराउन टाढा टाढाबाट मान्छेहरु आउने रहेछन् । के भएर आउनुभएको ? भनेर उनले अर्को प्रश्न सोधे । मैले पेट असाध्यै दुखिराछ भने । एउटा साथीले बान्ता गरेको ग¥यौ छ भनेर थपिदियो । उनले पहिला पनि यस्तो हुन्थ्यो भनेर सोधे । मैले अँ कहिलेकाही भने । त्यसपछि उनले मेरो नाडी समाते । दिसा कस्तो छ ? खाना के खानुभयो ? पेट पोलेको छ कि छैन ? जस्ता सामान्य प्रश्नहरु सोधे त्यही अनुसार उत्तर दिए । अर्को सिरको बिरामी पनि त्यस्तै चेकिङ्ग भइराथ्यो डाक्टर राम्ररी नेपाली बोल्न नसक्ने रहेछ । भारतिय हो कि भन्ने शंका लाग्यो , अर्का गुरु विरामीको नाडी समातेर रोग विचार गर्दै थिए । त्यो विरामी चाँहि आफुलाई बेलाबेलामा टाउको दुख्छ भन्दै थियो । बिचमा कृष्णदास बाबाको फोन आयो ५–६ मिनेट जति कुरा गरे, कुनै व्यक्तिलाई के कामहो पैसा दिन सक्दिन भनेर चर्केर कुरा गर्दै थिए , पछि फोन काटिदिए । मेरो नाडीमा ध्यान लगाए ३–४ मिनेट पछि भने तपाइको आन्द्रामा घाउ हुन लागेको छ । सुरुवाति अवस्था छ । ३–४ महिना लगातार औषधि सेवन गरेमा निको हुन्छ । यो कुरा उनले नाडि हेरेको भरमा भनेका थिए । अर्को विरामीको पनि त्यस्तै तरिकाले रोग भनियो । उनको रोग चाहिँ सामान्य चिन्ता आदिले भएको रे तर असर भने भएङ्कर हुन सक्छ रे । पछि कृष्णदास बाबाले नै सँगैको व्यक्तिलाई आफ्नो गुरु भएको बताए । र उनलाई पनि मेरो नाडी चेक गर्न भने । उनले पनि बाबाकै कुरामा सही थपे र अझ अङ्कुसे जातका जुकाहरुले आन्द्रामा घाउ बनाएको रे । उनले भएको औषधिमा कृमिध्न बटी र विडंगारिष्ट भन्ने औषधि थपिदिन भने । अर्को विरामीलाई डाक्टरले केहि औषधि लेखिदिए र केही योग गर्न सिकाएर पठाए । “महाराज जी, नाडी चेक गरेर शरीरको सबै रोग पत्ता लाग्छ त ? अरु मान्छेहरुले ति बाबालाई महाराज ज ीभने र सम्बोधन गरेकोले मेरो साथीले पनि त्यसैगरी सोध्यो । त्यसपछि बाबाले नाडी परिक्षाको बारेमा बताए । नाडी परिक्षा भन्ने कुरो रावणले सुरु गरेका अरे । जस्तो पायो त्यस्तै व्यक्तिले नाडि परिक्षा सिक्नै सक्दैन अरे । नाडि परिक्षा ज्ञान अनुभव र साधनबाट हुन्छ रे । यस्तै यस्तै । अर्का गुरुले पनि थपिदिए नाडी परिक्षा बाट थाहा नहुने संसारमा कुनै रोग नै छैन रे । अनि नाडी परिक्षाबाट शरिरको एक एक केमिकलको बारेमा थाहा पाउन सकिन्छ अरे ।
Kerala will host a mega Global Ayurveda Festival, packed with buyer-seller meet, health expo, expert clinics, international seminar and students meet, from February 9 to 14, 2012 at Thiruvananthapuram.
The event, being organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in association with the Ayurveda Department of the State Government, Ayurveda Medical Association of India (AMAI) and Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India (AMMOI), aims at promoting the sector in the country and abroad.
The six-day festival is also an attempt to regain the old glory of Ayurveda in Kerala which is the cradle of this branch of medicine. The grand exhibition will also have medicinal plants, herbal products, food fete, apart from deliberations on regulatory and industry aspects, said CISSA general secretary Dr C Suresh Kumar in a statement.
Different universities, medical colleges and research organisations in the sector will put up programmes to ramp up the public awareness about this branch of medicine. AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, and Homoeopathy) clinics, consultation by traditional practitioners, stalls of resorts that are into Ayurveda medical tourism, Ayurveda food courts along with diet counselling, and display of medicinal plants for herbal formulations will be among other attractions, he added.
The preparations for the event were kicked off on Thursday with Kerala Health Minister Adoor Prakash releasing the brochure. The Minister, while urging the Ayurveda manufacturers not to be led by profit motives, disclosed that the State government was taking pro-active steps including across-the-table negotiations with the pharma companies and market intervention through government agencies to control the prices of essential drugs in the State.
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About 4th World Ayurveda Congress and AROGYA Expo
With the 4th edition of the World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo, scheduled to be convened in Palace Grounds, Bengaluru from 9 to 13 December 2010, they expect to consolidate the momentum of this forum and provide a robust boost to the growing global popularity of Ayurveda and associated fields. With nearly half a million visitors and about 5000 delegates expected to be in attendance this year, the Congress is reinforcing its identity as a global summit that brings together diverse stakeholders of Ayurveda on to a common, meaningful, and popular platform. In the associated expo, Arogya 2010, the spotlight this year will be on traditional and tribal knowledge in health-care systems from India’s rural and tribal communities, with special focus on north-eastern states.
Plenary and parallel sessions
* Focused skill development workshops
* Home theme pavilion
* Special focus seminars
* Buyer–Seller Meet
* International Cooperation Meet
* Invited public lectures
* Students’ interaction forum
* Banquet for international guests
* Cultural programmes
Academic Sessions of the Congress
The academic sessions of the Congress are structured in such a way that the plenary sessions will take on the evolution of various concepts and the parallel sessions emerging from the plenary topics. The plenary and corresponding parallel sessions will be conducted on the same dates. Listed below are the themes identified for the plenary sessions this year.
1. Ayurveda for All
2. Public Health
3. Ayurveda Research and Education
4. Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
5. Food and Nutrition in Ayurveda
6. Ayurveda Medicine for Animals and Plants
The plenaries will be addressed by the most eminent scientists, academicians, policy makers or Ayurveda practitioners (clinicians).
The 4th WAC shall showcase as to how Ayurveda can provide safe, cost-efficient, and effective health care for all, especially in the following important areas.
• Food and Nutrition (including Water)
• Self Reliance in Primary Health Care
• Mother and Child Care
• Ayurvedic Management of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases
• Veterinary and Plant Medicine
• Ethics and Moral Values
About 50 delegates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and eight countries and regions Wednesday attended a three-day meeting here to launch the First International Classification of Traditional Medicine (ICTM) project.
Participants are either practitioners or academics in disease terminology, classification or informatics. The project aims to develop an international standard set of harmonized terminology and classification for traditional medicine.
The event, entitled "First WHO Meeting on the International Classification of Traditional Medicine", is organized by the WHO with support from the Department of Health of Hong Kong.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hong Kong's Director of Health PY Lam said the project would go a long way to enhancing the integration of traditional medicine into the WHO Family of International Classifications which is crucial to the documentation on matters relating to traditional medicine.
"It is generally recognized that traditional medicine is increasingly popular worldwide. The ICTM will provide a platform for compiling healthcare statistics and information on traditional medicine which in turn can facilitate the study and evaluation of traditional medicine and documentation of its role in disease prevention and treatment," Lam said
Curcumin found in Turmeric is the key ingredient responsible for delaying liver damage. Curcumin renders the spice its bright yellow colour. In order to study Curcumin's role in delaying liver damage, the Austrian research team incorporated Turmeric in the diet of mice.
The mice were chemically induced with liver damage and fibrosis. For four and a half months, scientists observed the effects of curcumin on the mice with chronic liver inflammation before and after intake of diet enriched with Curcumin.
When scientists compared the tissue and blood sample results of these mice with those fed with a diet sans curcumin they found positive indications. Not only did the curcumin diet reduced bile duct blockage but also put a brake on liver cell (hepatocyte) damage and scarring (fibrosis). The mice fed with a normal diet did not show such results. "Targeting these pathways may be a promising therapeutic approach," say the authors, led by Michael Trauner.
The research on Turmeric and its liver related effects is still in a preliminary stage. The findings of this study led by Michael Trauner may well lead to a development of a new liver drug. Michael Trauner works at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology division at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
The goodness of Turmeric has been hailed since long by practitioners of Ayurveda.With this as one more added benefit of Turmeric, the value of the spice even goes higher! Not only is Turmeric a natural product but is also easy to use in day to day lives. Chronic cholangiopathies have no known effective treatments and in most cases liver transplant is the only option. In view of such complications, Turmeric and its benefits are indeed a boon.
A new pathological research has demonstrated that herbal medicine can lead to unwanted deaths, especially in people who consume too much of their natural remedies, or who combine such substances with prescription medication. University of Adelaide forensic pathologist Professor Roger Byard underlines the fact that many herbal chemicals have very toxic compounds inside, which can kill an adult on their own when taken in excessive quantities, or when combined with other chemicals from other drugs.
Naturopaths agree that there are dangers in herbal medicines for people who self-diagnose and then ''treat'' themselves with off-the-shelf products. However, they say the industry is generally well regulated.
The problem is compounded when herbs are contaminated, poorly processed or replaced with a cheaper alternative.
"These substances may cause serious illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing health problems or result in death, particularly if taken in excess or injected rather than ingested."
"Herbal medicines are frequently mixed with standard drugs, presumably to make them more effective. This can also have devastating results," Byard says.
Many common herbs could cause severe side effects when used with conventional medicine, such as negating the effect of blood-thinning agent warfarin or making epileptic seizures more frequent.
Ginkgo and garlic also increase the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants and certain herbal remedies such as Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil lower the seizure threshold in epileptics, said a university release.
''I'm not saying don't take them - herbal medicine is a time-honoured practice with real benefits,'' Professor Byard said. ''But you should talk to your doctor and work it out together.''
On a newly done research, Dr Shyam Mani Adhikari pointed out that there is no laboratory facility or well established mechanism for standardization and monitoring so far in Nepal to assure and control the quality of such medicines, many questions are raised regarding the quality, safety and efficacy of these medicines. Hence, substandard Ayurvedic medicines also might have been brought to the market which not only defames Ayurvedic physicians and decreases faith to the Ayurveda but also creates a risk of public health hazards.
He recommended that it requires very urgent and serious multi-dimensional attempts by concerned authorities and other stakeholders to manage and regulate this situation.
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer's disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.The findings, published in the current issue of the journal Current Alzheimer Research, could lower expectations about the benefits of medical marijuana in combating various cognitive diseases and help redirect future research to more promising therapeutics.
Previous studies using animal models showed that HU210, a synthetic form of the compounds found in marijuana, reduced the toxicity of plaques and promoted the growth of new neurons. Those studies used rats carrying amyloid protein, the toxin that forms plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's victims.
The new study, led by Dr. Weihong Song, Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer's Disease and a professor of psychiatry in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, was the first to test those findings using mice carrying human genetic mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease -- widely considered to be a more accurate model for the disease in humans.
"As scientists, we begin every study hoping to be able to confirm beneficial effects of potential therapies, and we hoped to confirm this for the use of medical marijuana in treating Alzheimer's disease," says Song, a member of the Brain Research Centre at UBC and VCH Research Institute and Director of Townsend Family Laboratories at UBC.
"But we didn't see any benefit at all. Instead, our study pointed to some detrimental effects."
Over a period of several weeks, some of the Alzheimer's-afflicted mice were given varying doses of HU210 -- also known as cannabinoids -- which is 100 to 800 times more potent than the marijuana compounds. Their memory was then tested.
The mice treated with HU210 did no better than untreated mice, with those given low doses of HU210 performing the worst. The researchers also found that HU210-treated mice had just as much plaque formation and the same density of neurons as the control group. The group given higher doses actually had fewer brain cells.
"Our study shows that HU210 has no biological or behavioural effect on the established Alzheimer's disease model," says Song, the Jack Brown and Family Professor and Chair in Alzheimer's Disease. "More studies should be done before we place much hope in marijuana's benefits for Alzheimer's patients."