Aryavaidyan Vol.37 No.2

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Therapeutic Uses of Coconut Milk in Ayurvedic Pediatrics - A Review.

Recieved : May 15, 2023
Accepted : Jan 20, 2024
Published : Mar 20, 2024
Corresponding Author : RAKHI KRISHNAN
Other Authors : Dr Rakhi Krishnan ,Dr Lekshmi M K

Darsanas and Ayurveda - Interdisciplinary dialogues

Recieved : Jan 02, 2024
Accepted : Mar 20, 2024
Published : Apr 06, 2024
Corresponding Author : Muthulekshmi . K
Other Authors : Prof K.Muthulekshmi

Development of transdermal patch from Bala root (Sida cordifolia linn.)extract

Recieved : Oct 03, 2023
Accepted : Jan 20, 2024
Published : Apr 24, 2024
Corresponding Author : Raghuveer Hadimani
Other Authors : Dr Raghuveer ,Dr AkshathaT.S ,Dr Hanumesh P.K

Ayurvedic management of female infertility associated with SLE [Systemic lupus erythematosus ]– a case study.

Recieved : Nov 24, 2023
Accepted : Jan 24, 2024
Published : Apr 06, 2024
Corresponding Author : Sujitha S Nair
Other Authors : Dr M.A.ASMABI ,Dr SUJITHA.S.NAIR

Understanding and managing krodha (anger) in ayurveda: A comprehensive review

Recieved : Sep 11, 2023
Accepted : Jan 22, 2024
Published : Mar 20, 2024
Corresponding Author : Advait Sharma
Other Authors : Dr Advait Sharma ,Dr Alok Kumar Asthana

Gut brain axis in relation to Ayurveda

Recieved : Oct 26, 2023
Accepted : Jan 08, 2024
Published : Mar 20, 2024
Corresponding Author : Pretya Juyal
Other Authors : Dr Pretya Juyal ,Dr Rishu Sharma ,Dr Kultar Singh

A Review of the book Oushadhasaravicharam

Recieved : Apr 27, 2023
Accepted : Jan 29, 2024
Published : Apr 06, 2024
Corresponding Author : Sruthi P Sankar
Other Authors : Dr SruthiSankar P ,Prof Subin VR

Urakkam (Sleep)

Recieved : Jun 01, 2024
Accepted : Jun 01, 2024
Published : Jun 01, 2024
Corresponding Author : Rati Vijayan
Other Authors : Mr Vatavannoor Narayanan Nair

Obitury

Recieved : Jun 01, 2024
Accepted : Jun 01, 2024
Published : Jun 01, 2024
Corresponding Author : A Raghunathan
Other Authors : Dr A RAghunathan

Editorial

RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Research is an essential component of any knowledge system. This procedure of investigation’ followed by the analysis and implementation of the outcome, makes the system functional, relevant and advancing. In the case of ayurveda, due to socio-cultural reasons, many a component has been lost during the last centuries. Research is the only possible way to salvage this lost information. Many of the lost medical treatment methods also can be regained and integrated into current practice by research. Research in the field of ayurveda should also contribute to explaining the ayurvedic principles in modern scientific light. In this area we have now institutes dedicated for research apart from manyindividual researchers. Most of the findings of the research are published in various journals. Platforms like AYUSH PORTAL and DHARA are exclusive store houses forayurvedic research data.
However, we have to accept that there is a gap existing between research findings and clinical practice. Reason can be the lack of a mechanism for communication between researchers and practionners. It is not easy to reach out every practicing physician without a supportive atmosphere. One the best ways to overcome this is to incorporate the research findings to syllabus and curriculum of ayurvedic courses.
The traditional method of teaching does have many similarities with the modern research methodology. Problem solving or doubt clearing purpose of research is reflected in every chapter of Carakasamhita. In this treatise, each chapter is arranged as a dialogue between the disciple and master. All chapters open with a set of questions raised by Agnivesha related to particular topic. The core content of the chapter is the response of Atreya to the questions raised by Agnivesha. By the end of the chapter, there are verses ensuring that all the questions are answered. It is interesting to note that even at the end of the course of total learning, Agnivesha questions the very relevance of ayurveda. Such is the learning methodology of ayurveda. Process of research also begins with questions. It is the research question that leads the hypothesis.
Research is nothing but convincing others, apart from ourselves. This is what a teacher also does. If a piece of information is presented with a validation through research, it is more convincing to the student. Also, it can be a motivation to the learners to get involved in research work.
In fact, research itself is process of learning. Patha (deeper understanding), avabodha (inculcating) and anushthaana (implementing) are considered as the tenants of ayurveda by Vagbhata. Each of these is directly connected to the activity of research. It is the research that validates the theory with practice. It also may interpret observations to reach a theory.
Lack of objectivity is often considered by many, as lacunae of ayurveda. Though it cannot be accepted in its full sense, surely these pose intricacies in teaching. Research is the only solution that helps the teacher to confidently present the matter before the students.
Findings of various researches truly support the class room communication. While teaching kayacikitsa the most effectivevalidated yogas can be highlighted. In siddhanta teaching, teacher can convey the ideas with better definitions. The objective tools developed for example to assess satva, saara etc. can be well incorporated while imparting rogavijnaana.
Currently research methodology is taught both in undergraduate and postgraduate levels.For the former it is in a basic level. Post graduate students learn methodology in detail with a stress on several designs. It is also very much essential to provide an opportunity to the students to access and assess the research inputs also. The SMART (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research among Teaching professionals)programme launched together by CCRAS and NCSM is good initiative for teachers to get involved into research.
Teaching and research if moved closely together, the findings will reach younger generation of physicians. This will enable effective utilization of the outcome leading to more social benefits. Teaching and research are really the two core academic activities. If both are linked appropriately, the combination will improve the students’ understanding of the subject. It will also promote their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Editorial Board

Chief Editor
Prof. K. Murali

Former Professor, Govt. Ayurveda College, Thrippunithura, Kerala

Sub Editors
Dr. A. Raghunathan Nambisan

Executive Editor

Dr. Devikrishnan K.

Chief Sub Editor

Advisory Board

Prof. K. Mohandas

Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health Sciences

Prof. Banwari Lal Gaur

Former Vice Chancellor, DSRRAU, Jodhpur

Dr. M.S. Valiathan

National Research Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Dr. P. Madhavankutty Varier

Patron

Dr. P. Sankaran Kutty

Former Director, Ayurveda Medical Education, Govt. of Kerala

Dr. M.P. Eswara Sarma

Former Principal, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal

Dr. T. Sreekumar

Principal, PNNM Ayurveda College, Cheruthuruthy

Dr. M. Prasad

Professor, Ashtamgam Ayurveda Vidyapeedham, Vavanoor

Dr. Jose T. Paikada

Former Specialist Medical Officer, Indian Systems of Medicine

Dr. M.V. Vinod Kumar

Associate Professor, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal

Dr. K. Muraleedharan

Trustee & Additional Chief Physician, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Dr. P. Ramkumar

Trustee & Factory Manager, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Shri Ajay K.R.

Trustee & Senior Manager- Strategic Management, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Shri P. Rajendran

Joint General Manager (Corporate Affairs), Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Shri K.V. Ramachandran

Consultant, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

Dr. Indira Balachandran

Project Director, Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal