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Role of technology in ayurveda

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National CME held at Dept of Pharmacology, JNMC, DMIMS, Wardha on 26-02-2015

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Role of technology in ayurveda

  1. 1. Role of Technology in Ayurveda Role of Technology in Health Care Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ National CME held at Dept of Pharmacology, JNMC, DMIMS, Wardha on 26-02-2015
  2. 2. Ayurveda in INDIA? • India – • Independent Nation Declared In August • is BHARAT, a well civilized Nation for long time ago when the Europe and America are ruled by tribes • Ayurveda, is a Health language in Scientific “Sanskrit” for the people – by the people – to the people • The scientific Ayurveda developed on the basis of Darshana (Epistemology), a compendium science Role of Technology in Ayurveda 01 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  3. 3. Darshana (Epistemology) • Epistemology is defined as - the philosophical theory of knowledge • In fact – they are the Vedic Physics, Vedic Chemistry, Vedic Biology, Vedic Knowledge with Aerodynamics, Hydro dynamics, Astronomy, etc. • Ayurveda is known for its contribution – Disease identification, Drug development and Designing, micro & Nano forms of medicine, Target oriented Medicines, etc. Role of Technology in Ayurveda 02 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  4. 4. Ayurveda – Origin • When mankind is with illness – not once many times - seer Bharadwaja deputed to fetch the Health Science knowledge from Indra • Why Bharadwaja? • When so many capable are available? • Because – the Bharadwaja is the only person who can fly and reach Indra • We find Bharadwaja Vaimanika shatra describing many models of flying objects and aerial fighters Role of Technology in Ayurveda 03 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  5. 5. Jewels of Vedic sciences • Agastya for Electricity • Bharadwaja for Aerodynamics • Kapila for Physics / Mathematics • Goutama for Logic / Research Methods • Kanada for chemistry / Pharmacology • Manu for Sociology • Viswamitra for Genetic Engineering • Panini for Linguistics Role of Technology in Ayurveda 04 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  6. 6. Science - Technology Science: • A particular branch of scientific knowledge • Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain • Research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses Technology: • The practical application of science to commerce or industry • The discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems Role of Technology in Ayurveda 05 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  7. 7. Requirement • Few years back to get communication – – Postal, Telephone, etc – delay in information • development of technology – – Offer Cell phones and television – faster • The knowledge has to reach the end-user/ common man /patient • It is not necessary to know technology for the user but the benefits must reach • What technology is required for Medicine? – To reach patients – To make effective medicines • 3 words to remember • Knowledge – Problem Solution – Research represent • expression – economy – eco-friendliness Role of Technology in Ayurveda 06 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  8. 8. Relativity in technology • As Knowledge – Problem Solution – Research giving expression – economy and eco-friendliness • Which side is East? – The side sun rises or – The sun rises from where ever - • The answer is – the side sun rises is EAST • The poles are fixed but not the East or West – they are relative and depend upon the sun rise /set • What technology is with system is fixed and what is required is relative • The technology is obtained from another knowledge source as a part of problem solution Role of Technology in Ayurveda 07 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  9. 9. Evidences/ Examples of Ayur-Technology • Salt water Emesis (Vamana) – for indigestion (Yoga) • Oil pulling (Gandusha) – for oral and dental problems (Yoga) • Saving Umbilicus – the piece of umbilicus at the time of birth is saved for future use in copper barrel (genetic engineering) • Pumsavana – Choice of Child – the selectivity of child gender and preparation for good progeny (Eugenics) is a common practice (genetic engineering) Role of Technology in Ayurveda 08 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  10. 10. Evidences/ Examples of Ayur-Technology • Peelu/ Pithara pakawada – theory of ion/ molecule • Water flow dissection – facilitates the 5x vision and cleaning debris • Namburi spot test – Identification of purity / quantity of metals in a finished bio-available nano-form herbo metallic preparations • Many more examples of such in end user practices Role of Technology in Ayurveda 09 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  11. 11. Need and Utility • Any medical science require – • Knowledge for Diagnosis, Medicinal Combination, treatment principles, etc • Techniques for medicine preparation /administration, procedures of medical / surgical • Technology is adopted or generated according to the need for diagnosis, management, procedure, etc. Role of Technology in Ayurveda 10 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  12. 12. Drug selection • Drug selection in Ayurveda is based on – – Dosha (Humors) – Vata (neuro-muscular), Pitta (hormones/enzymes), Kapha (structures / fluids / water) • Taste (Rasa), Quality (Guna), – Specific property (Prabhava) of Medicine – • Diuretic (Mutrala), Cardio protective (Hrudya), etc. • Ayurveda depicted groups of organ target herbs attributed to disease Role of Technology in Ayurveda 11 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  13. 13. Routes of Administration • Ayurveda practice – – Oral – Trans dermal – Trans rectal – Urethral – Virginal – Sublingual • Through Intervention of Agni (biochemical /secretional reactionary developed heat) and bypass methods Role of Technology in Ayurveda 12 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  14. 14. Role of Technology in Ayurveda 13 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  15. 15. Forms of Medicine • Ayurveda use the natural methods to get the regulation of medicine absorption /action / active principles Role of Technology in Ayurveda 14 Solubility / form Ayurvedic form Active principle Action Absorption Water Kashaya Heat resistant Intermediate Through Digestion Water Hima Heat sensitive Slow Digestion Fresh paste Kalka & Swarasa No heat Long acting Digestion Self generative alcohol Arista Heat resistant Fast acting Direct Self generative alcohol Asava Heat sensitive Fast acting Direct Self generative alcohol Sura Heat sensitive Fastacting Direct Nano particle Bhasma Heat resistant Fast / sublingual Direct Micro Kajjali Heat sensitive Fast / mucosal Direct Lipid Ghrita / Taila Heat resistant Long acting Digestion Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  16. 16. Procedural Excellency • Kshara sutra – It is a thread ligation method for Fistula and Hemorroids in Ayurvedic Surgery • Panchakarma – It has many procedurals targeting different forms of waste / by product depositions in the body to eliminate – It uses mainly – trans dermal, trans rectal, urethral, vaginal, oral routes Role of Technology in Ayurveda 15 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  17. 17. Technology adoption • Knowledge – Tele conference – e-CME – e-lecturing – RDBMS • Problem Solution – Instrumentation for ayurvedic diagnosis – Nadi (dosha-pulse) analyzer – Remote (robotic) surgery • Research – Drug pathway analysis – Absorption / target / action of medicine – Namburi spot test – Disease based objective parametric evaluation Role of Technology in Ayurveda 16 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  18. 18. Conclusion • Technology develops at a demand of the science for the benefit of end user • Engineering and Mathematics are base for development of science • Research through knowledge, solving the problem attain end user satisfaction and trust towards the science. Role of Technology in Ayurveda 17 Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/
  19. 19. It is not done, It is just a first step of 1000s of Km run Ayurveda is eager to adopt the technology time to time from the available source to become – user and eco friendly Role of Technology in Ayurveda eof Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/

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