Abhimanyu Kumar md(Ay), msc(Psy),PhD



Yüklə 527 b.
tarix30.04.2018
ölçüsü527 b.
#40893


POTENTIATING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN CHILDREN: bringing up a better future through Ayurveda

  • Abhimanyu Kumar

  • MD(Ay), MSc(Psy),PhD

  • ak_ayu@yahoo.co.in




  • HUMAN BEINGS HAVE CROSSED THIS BOUNDARY OF NATURE

  • BY

  • ADOPTING UN-NATURAL WAYS







  • AYURVEDA WAY OF LIFE TELLS US TO UNDERSTAND AND MAINTAIN OUR LIMITS FOR SUSTAINING HARMONY WITH

  • NATURE



The childhood period is the foundation of the life and it is here only the seeds for healthy life should be laid down.

  • The childhood period is the foundation of the life and it is here only the seeds for healthy life should be laid down.

  • Proper nutrition, absence of any of the psychosomatic disease and a healthy psychological development are the main domains on which the growth and development of a child is based upon.



Major causes of childhood morbidity & mortality

  • Acute respiratory infections (ARI)

  • Diarrhea (dehydration)

  • Anemia

  • Malnutrition

  • Poor growth and development (physical & mental)



Acute Lower Respiratory Tract infection (Pneumonia)

  • Acute Lower Respiratory Tract infection (Pneumonia) is a leading cause of mortality in children below 5 years of age.





IMMUNITY IN AYURVEDA

  • Vyadhikshamatva (immunity) is interpreted as-

    • Vyadhibala virodhitva (antagonistic to strength and virulence of disease) and
    • Vyadhi utpada pratibandhakatva (the capacity to inhibit or neutralize or resist or overcome disease causing agents).


This vyadhikshmatva depends on the presence of bala or oja in the body. Oja represents vitality, vigor and capacity to resist decay and disease.

  • This vyadhikshmatva depends on the presence of bala or oja in the body. Oja represents vitality, vigor and capacity to resist decay and disease.



  • PRAKRITI & IMMUNITY STATUS



Status of Bala (strength/immunity) in different Prakriti



  • CLINICAL STUDY OF IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECT OF AN AYURVEDIC COMPOUND (VAYASTHADI YOGA) IN CHILDREN



Aims and objectives

  • Aims and objectives

  • The main objective of the research to evaluate the immunomodulatory effect of ayurvedic compound Vayasthadi yoga in children.

  • Plan of study-

  • Selection of case

  • Source – children for the study were screened out from the OPD and IPD of Kaumarbhritya department of NIA Jaipur

  • Age group

  • Children between 06 months to 08 years were selected for the study

  • Number of case

  • Total 61 cases were screened out of which 16 number of cases were discontinued (Final study cases 55).

  • Grouping of patients

  • Screened patients were randomly divided into two groups

  • GROUP A- this group were given the trial drug Vayasthadi yoga (V1)

  • GROUP B-this group of children were given the placebo.



Inclusion criteria

  • Inclusion criteria

  • Age 06 months to 08 years

  • Cardinal features of immunodeficiency

  • History of at least three episodes in last two months

  • Exclusion criteria

  • Acute and severe infection

  • Severe malnutrition

  • Tuberculosis

  • Infections associated with congenital heart diseases

  • Specific nasal pathology – deviated nasal septum etc

  • Malignancies

  • Discontinuation criteria

  • Appearance of any major illness during the study period

  • Side-effect evaluation criteria

  • To rule out possible side effects t he study drug, clinical criteria was adopted. It included the documentation of information from the patient on every follow-up, related to features as tachycardia, tremor, headache, sedation, drowsiness, oral thrush etc.



Clinical assessment

  • Clinical assessment

  • Assessment of clinical symptoms, running nose, sore throat, nasal obstruction, enlarged tonsils, cough, dyspnea, fever and diarrhea depending on the severity was done on four-point scale. Calculation of final score was calculated using following formula

  • Final score= frequency x severity

  • Laboratory assessment

  • Serum immunoglobulin G (IgG)



Study Drug

  • An Ayurvedic classical formulation containing nine drugs was selected for the study. The drugs used in the preparation of the formulation are

          • Haritaki
          • Pippali
          • Kustha
          • Haridra
          • Sariva
          • Vacha
          • Jatamansi
          • Kaidarya
          • Brahmi


Formulation was prepared in the form of syrup in order to enhance its palatability and easy administration in children. This formulation was named vayasthadi yoga (V1)

  • Formulation was prepared in the form of syrup in order to enhance its palatability and easy administration in children. This formulation was named vayasthadi yoga (V1)

  • Dose – 01 ml/kg body weight in two divided doses

  • Duration of trial – 02 months

  • Follow up- follow up was done every fortnightly during the trial period and after two months of completion of the therapy.

  • Placebo – the placebo for the study was also prepared in the form of syrup named as vayasthadi yoga (V2) composed with the combination of sugar and water .







Statistical status of the overall effect in both the groups (inter-group)








Yüklə 527 b.

Dostları ilə paylaş:




Verilənlər bazası müəlliflik hüququ ilə müdafiə olunur ©genderi.org 2023
rəhbərliyinə müraciət

    Ana səhifə