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1.  EVALUATION OF THE ROLE OF VEGA-VIDHARAN (SUPPRESSION OF NATURAL URGES) IN THE AETIOLOGY OF PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASES (With special reference to voluntary retention of Urine and Neurohumoral Physiological and clinical changes in human volunteers) 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):83-93.
According to Ayurveda various diseases are caused by sepratlon of natural urges (Vega-vidhran), as testified by Susruta who has described 13 types of udavarta rogas. Here an attempt is made to study thy effects of voluntary retention of urine on a series of patients suffering from stress disorders in terms of Neurohumoral, biochemical and physiological changes. The study clearly validates the ancient concept of Ayurveda that wilful retention of natural urges is quite harmful.
PMCID: PMC3336661  PMID: 22556468
2.  RHEUMATISM: TRIBAL MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):117-120.
Information on 22 claims of Tribal and other Folk-lore Medicine on Rheumatism, gathered from the aboriginals and villagers of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa States is presented in this article, proposing an indepeth study into these claims on the same lines as those formulated for Ayurvedic research and in accordance with the advice of the author of Dhanwantari Nighantu, vido Slokas 6 & 7.
PMCID: PMC3336662  PMID: 22556474
3.  METHOD OF POPULATION CONTROL IN AYURVEDIC CLASSICS 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):72-79.
A careful scrutiny of the ancient literature reveals the varied well thought of and time tested measures at population control through local and oral contraceptives, abortifacients and other methods of antifertility and birth controls. This has been based on the wise knowledge of the physiology of conception, healthy methods of fertilization and conception, stressing on quality of the progeny and family welfare. It also presents a vast areas for exploration that is increasingly a prime concern of the world today.
PMCID: PMC3336663  PMID: 22556466
5.  SEARCH FOR ANTHELMINTICS OF PLANT ORIGIN: ACTIVITIES OF VOLATILE PRINCIPLES OF ACORUS CALAMUS against ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):103-105.
The essential oil of A. calamus (1:1000 v/v) inhibited the amplitude of rhythmic contractions within 5 minutes of the exposure. It was interesting to note that though the oil produced partial paralysis of the movements, the phenolic and non-phenolic fractions of the same oil, when tested separately caused complete paralysis within 25 and 5 minutes respectively.
PMCID: PMC3336665  PMID: 22556470
6.  PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS IN ANCIENT INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):69-71.
This paper briefly recapitulates the evolution of ancient medical classics its origin, the Physicians and Surgeons and their contributions in its mythological and historical background. The significance of this science in the ancient days is also evidenced by the existence, of the two seats of learning-Takshasila and Kasi-in all its prolific profundity.
PMCID: PMC3336666  PMID: 22556465
7.  AYURVEDA, AN APPROPRIATE STRATEGY FOR SOCIAL HEALTH: An overview of the Indian Panorama 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):94-102.
The rationale for the thought of an appropriate strategy for social health, issues from the failiure to provide health with social Justice. Too much has been said and done along a devious path by the dominant class, that, increasing marginal rate of disutility threatens the very existence of man. A modest attempt has been made here to expose the corrosion in values and priorities and as to what little should and could be done to safeguard the right to health of underprivileged mass, in the light of the lack of political will and the rise of ‘elitism’ among the responsible people, the social relevance and the natural direction of progress consistent with the values and priorities of Ayurveda as a holistic system of health.
PMCID: PMC3336667  PMID: 22556469
8.  EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON SODHANA OF ACONITE 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):106-109.
Sodhana, a preliminary treatment is known to reduce toxicity, enhance therapeutic merits of drugs and even impart additional pharmacodynamic properties. The present study – Sodhana Aconite, conducted to establish the effect in toxicity chemical changes and comparative pharmacological activity, show definite reduction in the intense cardiotoxic effect in crude Aconite
PMCID: PMC3336668  PMID: 22556471
9.  CLINICAL RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA:—AN OVERVIEW 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):110-115.
The paper briefly defines clinical research, its main objectives and highlights its importance. Its importance and priority in rescept to Ayurveda has also been emphasised. The recent developments, methodology adopted and areas/aspects covered so far in clinical research in Ayurveda has been briefly examined. Attempt has been made to surest some new areas for future work. Strategies for standard quality of research have also been outlined.
PMCID: PMC3336669  PMID: 22556472
10.  DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIAN NOSOGRAPHY IN THE MADHAVANIDANA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):80-82.
Although Madhava's Rogaviniscaya commonly referred to as Madhavanidana, is largely based on earlier treatises, it has a stamp of its own, by virtue of its description of new diseases absent from earlier works. For instance, two diseases viz., 1) Sula 2) visphota are recognised as independent entities for the first time by Madhava. The description of the dosic type of Sula more extensive than that found in Susruthasamhitha is followed by a depiction of two varieties called Parinamasula and Annadravasula both unknown in aerlier medical treatises. So also, while visphota are only cursorily mentioned in the early Samhithas. Madhava confers an independent status on these group of applications. Credit goes to Madhava for having dealt with for the first time new diseases like amavatha, sitapitta, Amalapitta, Masurika, and yonikanda. Thus, in short, by identifying new diseases distinct from earlier Samhithas Madhavanidana stands out as a treatise of a class by itself testifying to positive contribution of Madhava to Indian Nosography.
PMCID: PMC3336670  PMID: 22556467
11.  SCIENCE OF LIFE 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(2):I.
PMCID: PMC3336671  PMID: 22556476
13.  IDENTIFICATION OF THE INGREDIENTS IN CURNA, KVATHA CURNA LEHYA AND RASAYANA – A SIMPLE MICROSCOPIC METHOD 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):58-66.
Triphala Curna, Triphatladi Kvatha Curna, Inji Rasayanam and Manibhadra Lehya of Indian System of Medicine were examined microscopically and the methods of identifying their ingredients were reported as one of the quality control standards.
PMCID: PMC3336650  PMID: 22556462
14.  ABU MANSUR ON AYURVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):32-40.
Abu Mansur's Al-Abniya a pioneering work on pharmacological treatise in Persian language, has not received the attention that it richly deserves. This work provides as a starting point to probe into the hitherto neglected field of study regarding the relationship of medical systems prevalent in Central, West and South Asia-Greco-Syriac, Iranian and Ayurvedic medical sciences.
PMCID: PMC3336652  PMID: 22556459
15.  PLANTS IN AID OF FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMME 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):67-69.
A preliminary survey was conducted during the years 1978-’79 at Bhopal and its neighbourhood to find out the medicinal plants and their utility. From among a total number of 850 angiospermic plant species of this region, about 10% of them were found having poisonous principles. One fourth of these poisonous plants can be used for safe termination of pregnancy. Certain of these plants are used by the villagers for criminal abortions and even for suicidal purpose. A good number of them can be used for fertility control and in aid of family planning programme.
PMCID: PMC3336653  PMID: 22556463
16.  PROBABLE MODE OF ACTION OF SANKHAPUSPI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THYROTOXICOSIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):49-57.
Considering the therapeutic aspects of thyrotoxicosis, 980 cases were studied, where probable role of stress in the etiopathogenesis has been explored. These cases were then treated with standard modern therapy containing antithyroid drug with a tranquilizer and some of the patients were treated only by an Ayurvedic drug. i. e. Sankhapuspi. In early cases Sankhapuspi was found more effective than standard modern treatment. In addition, no side effect was noted in these patients treated with Sankhapuspi.
PMCID: PMC3336654  PMID: 22556461
17.  THE PSYCHOSOMATIC DISORDERS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT IN AYURVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):41-48.
The Psychosomatic disorders are the outcome of the modern way of life and changing value systems and hence their incidence is rapidly increasing. These disorders may be prevented by necessary environmental correction in its physical as well as psychosocial dimensions and personality transformation. The scope of the practice of Yoga, Sadvrtta, Medhya Rasayana therapy and similar other ancient positive health measures in the prevention and treatment of stress and psychosomatic disorders may be fruitfully explored.
PMCID: PMC3336657  PMID: 22556460
18.  ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AYURVEDA: (A BRIEF HISTORY) 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):1-7.
History of medicine is a fascinating subject as it is a saga of man's struggle against disease. As the civilization advances and as the disease pattern changes, the medical science also changes. Ayurveda is the system of medicine that evolved in India with a rationale logical foundation and it has survived as a distinct entity from remote antiquity to the present day. The fundamentals on which the Ayurvedic system is based are essentially true for all times and do not change from are to age. These are based on human actors, on intrinsic causes. The origin of Ayurveda is attributed to Atharva Veda where mention is made several diseases with their treatments. Later, from the 6th Century BC to 7th Century AD there was systematic development of the science and it is called Samhita period, when a number of classical works were produced by several authors and during this period there is evidence of organized medical care.
PMCID: PMC3336651  PMID: 22556454
19.  EVOLUTION OF DISEASES i.e. SAMPRAPTI VIGNANA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):13-19.
The Ayurvedic concept of evolution of disease, based primarily in the understanding of the host-man, meaning of disease without losing sight of either the extrinsic or the intrinsic factors is comprehensive by itself. The modern descriptive methods has taken direction of possible correlation and elaboration of the Ayurvedic views.
PMCID: PMC3336655  PMID: 22556456
20.  PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN THE EARLY AURVEDIC TEXTS: (With Special reference to unmada)* 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):25-31.
The medical texts by Caraka and Susruta describe the symptoms, etiology, theory, treatment and prognosis of four types of mental disorders-unmada, bhutonmada, apasmara, and murcha. The present discussion is restricted to unmada-its theory, treatment and prognosis with an indication of the scope of analysis with reference to the Western psychiatric nosology.
PMCID: PMC3336656  PMID: 22556458
21.  Medical Treatment and Medicinal Charms Mentioned in the Atharvanic Literature 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):8-12.
The ancient Vedic texts Provides us with valuable information and guide lines on various multi-faced aspects of human life. The present discussion is limited to the medical treatment and medicinal charms mentioned in the Atharvanic literature with specific consideration to Kausikasutra for better understanding of the rites and actions mentioned in Atharvanaveda.
PMCID: PMC3336658  PMID: 22556455
22.  SOME THOUGHTS ON NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF YOGA 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):20-24.
Yoga presents the culmination of efforts made by mankind till now control mind and behaviour. It is living science, practiced in an elementary fashion by many in India. While a few perhaps are there who have attained mastery of this science.
The background of the derivation and concept of yoga in India is presented followed by a simple exposition of yogic practices and some possible neurophysiologic explanations. Research in yoga will be rewarding as it gives means of exploring and enlarging the functions of the human brain.
PMCID: PMC3336659  PMID: 22556457
23.  SCIENCE OF LIFE 
Ancient Science of Life  1981;1(1):I.
PMCID: PMC3336660  PMID: 22556464

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