Updating Ayurveda in Modern Terms and Times - Need of the Hour

Muragundi, Pradeep M and Naik, Anantha Nagappa (2014) Updating Ayurveda in Modern Terms and Times - Need of the Hour. The Pharma Review. pp. 37-41.

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Abstract

The Ayurveda, ancient Hindu system of medicine has a status of alternative system of medicine in India despite being in practice for several centuries dating back to advent of Hindu civilization. The system of Ayurveda based on pragmatic approach with holistic consideration of health. The Ayurveda is a system approach which includes details of instruction on how to check the prognosis of condition, with and without medicine. The Vaidya has to study the condition of the disease in the backdrop of patient, environment and habits and assess the disease prognosis. The patients need to be treated in a holistic way in which the medicines are the part of it. The medicines in Ayurveda were never the prime inputs for regaining the lost health, and were instruments to put the patient back into way of health, which would take place on its own naturally. The Ayurveda for these reasons being criticized as slow medicine and cannot be adopted to match the speed of allopathic medicine which is popular for fast and magic relief of condition. However the allopathic medicines although fast acting and based on evidence based practice are still risky and dangerous. The unpredictable danger posed by use of these medicines cannot be ignored and hence to keep a vigil on drug induced health hazard, the regulators of medicines are putting the condition of submission of pharmacovigilance data for licensing use of medicine. There is a need to review Ayurveda as a panacea for modern health care delivery. This can only be achieved by systematic evaluation of Ayurveda in terms of outcomes in economic, clinical, and humanistic (ECHO).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Management
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 06:36
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 06:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140914

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