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A Scientific Study of Management of Puerperium Through Ayurveda (Krishnadas Ayurveda Series-78)

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A Scientific Study of Management of Puerperium Through Ayurveda (Krishnadas Ayurveda Series-78)
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Item Code: NAD484
Author: Prof. K.K. Pandey
Publisher: Chowkhamba Krishnadas Academy
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8121801001
Pages: 118
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 270 gms

Research is an on-going process. It is defined as systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources etc. in order to establish facts and reach new conclusion. In the present context the material and source of knowledge is based upon Ayurveda, which is not merely a medical science, but a philosophy of life. In Kasyapa Sarphita. a known book of ayurvedic science, sixty four types of puerperal diseases along with the management of puerperium (Sutika Svasthavrtta) is described in detail. Accordingly, the methods of management based upon vast experiences are being used in practice since long traditionally. That is why, the ancient holistic knowledge of Ayurveda was called as "Traditional Medicine" in the past by the western scientists. Keeping in view, it is very much essential to examine the scattered material with the help of modem scientific tools for want of re-establish facts in the present era.

As regards to undertake this particular Study, I was inspired from those mothers, who suffered a lot during puerperium, while I started my teaching carrier in the subject of Prasuti - Strlroga (Obstetrics and Gynaecology). I am very much thankful to Dr. S.D.Kapoor, Former Professor of NIHFW and Chairman ofP.A.C., who co-operated me in every step to carry out this Project. It is my prime duty to pay thanks to the authorities of W.H. 0., who assisted fmancially for completion of the Project. I am extremely thankful to Dr. S.K.Chaudhuri, the then D.H.S. and Shri Ramesh Chandra, the then Principal Secretary (H. & F.W.) Govt. of Delhi, for their administrative help. I cannot forget to pay thanks to Mr. Praveen Kant, who assisted me in analysis and processing of data related to the Study. I am also thankful to Dr. Kalpana, the then R.O. of the Project, who collected the data carefully. Finally, I am thankful to MIS Krishnadas Academy, Varanasi, who agreed for its publication.

I shall be grateful, if this Study would add a new dimension in the field of research in Ayurveda.


List of Tablesxii
List of Figuresxiv
iiReproductive Health=re-emphasized priority4
iiiStatement of the Problem5
ivObjectives of the Study7
vImplications of the Study7
viEthical Considerations8
iStudies on Maternal Health Status11
iiStudies related to Maternal Mortality&Morbidit13
iiiStudies Related to Care of Mothers and Infants15
ivReview of Methods & Procedures in Ayurveda16
(a)-Described by CARAKA16
(b)-Described by SUSRUTA17
(c)-Described by VAGBHATTA18
(d)-Described by KASYAPA18
(e)-Described by BHAVAMISRA19
vThe Concluding Critique19
iSite of the Study23
iiDesign of the Study24
-Independent Variables26
-Dependent Variables27
Experimental or Treatment Variables28
(d)Intervention through Ayurvedic Services29
iiiDevelopment of Tools for Data-collection31
ivPre-Testing of Tools35
vPilot Study35
viProcedure for Data-collection37
viiData Processing and Analysis40
iPlan of Presentation45
iiDemographic & Socio-economic Profile of Sample45
iiiEffect of Intervention upon Dependent Variables48
(b)- Haemoglobin50
(c)- Body Strength51
(e)-Puerperal Sepsis54
ivThe Effect of each Independent Variable upon Individual Dependent Variables54
iiSuggestions and Recommendations86
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