Vaidya Blaendu Prakash, an Ayurvedic physician from Dehradun, India is the pioneer in developing the Ayurvedic Treatment Protocol (AYTP) for migraines. Along with changes in diet, lifestyle and the inclusion of an herbal mineral formulation he is close to curing migraines without the use of painkillers. After a close analysis of the disease, he has found that it was more of a gastroenterological disorder rather than a neurological one. “Most of those suffering from migraine had issues like acidity and stomach problems. But modern medicine ignored this aspect,” he said. “So we altered the lifestyle and diet of those getting migraine attacks. And it worked within 120 days,” said Prakash. Pune-based teacher, Radhika Khandelwal, 31, had tried out the AYTP in Dehradun about two years ago. “I’ve lived a migraine-free life since then,” she said. The Ministry of Science and Technology, announced that Ayurveda’s claim of providing a near cure should be scientifically tested and presented to the world. The Indian government will fund 70 per cent of the costs of research for this purpose.
November 2008 Archives
Medihope, a Pune-based manufacturer in India has patented an Ayurvedic medicine that promises to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatments. The composition of the new Ayurvedic supplement is produced from 12 medicinal plants and needs to be taken for a year. Although not a cure when taken along with cancer drugs expedites recovery time. The plant based medicine helps to reduce pain from chemotherapy, maintains white blood cell count and stabilizes weight of the patient. According to RD Katkur, chief executive of Hope Ayurvedic Medicine Private Ltd., favorable field results were found after 10 years of laboratory testing and trials conducted on over 2,000 patients.