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Fever: Ayurvedic Concept

Fever: Ayurvedic Concept
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From the Jacket: Ayurveda describes fever as king of diseases. It takes into consideration the causes, symptoms and site of the diseases and classifies fever into Vataja, Pittaja and Kaphaja fever ant outlines the diet and medicines to subdue the increased dosha. The book comprehensively deals with Ayurvedic Concepts of fever. It deals with Origin, Causes, Symptoms, Stages, Prognosis of fever along with different types of fever, i.e. Doshaja Jvara, Dhatusgata Jvara, Vishama Jvara, Jir...

From the Jacket:

Ayurveda describes fever as king of diseases. It takes into consideration the causes, symptoms and site of the diseases and classifies fever into Vataja, Pittaja and Kaphaja fever ant outlines the diet and medicines to subdue the increased dosha.

The book comprehensively deals with Ayurvedic Concepts of fever. It deals with Origin, Causes, Symptoms, Stages, Prognosis of fever along with different types of fever, i.e. Doshaja Jvara, Dhatusgata Jvara, Vishama Jvara, Jirna Jvara, Agantu Jvara with their respective line of treatment. A separate chapters on Ayurvedic Recipes and their preparations makes the book more complete and useful.

This book also comprises a separate chapter on Ayurvedic Recipes and their preparations which enhances its usefulness.

This book will be useful to medical students, doctors, nurses and every individual because every individual is likely to suffer from fever not once but several times.

About the Author:

Dr. V.B. Athavale M.B.B.S, D.C.H., M.D. (Paed.), M.A.M.S., F.A.M.S., and Vaidyacharya is a renowned Paediatrician, and a prolific author who has several noteworthy achievements to his credit. He did his M.B.B.S. from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, both in Mumbai, stood first in D.C.H. (C.P.S.) 1956, and completed M.D. (Paed.) in 1958.

He was offered the UNICEF fellowship in 1965, when his paper was read during the international Paediatric Conference held at Tokyo. He was also chairman of the workshop on 'Herbal Medicines for Health for the developing Countries' which was held at Bangkok in the year 1981.

Dr. Athavale worked as an Honorary Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Mumbai during 1970 to 1990 and was recognized for his various accomplishments for which he has been bestowed with honours and awards, both National and International.

Dr. V.B. Athavale Research Foundation has been founded as a mark of respect and gratitude to Dr. Athavale when he retired after 30 years of selfless service as Hon. Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M. Medical College L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. K.V. Athavale is the son of Dr. V.B. Athavale and a practicing physician in Mumbai. He is presently assisting his father in writing books.

 

CONTENTS
    Page No.
  From the Author's Desk IX
1. Fever 1-30
  Definition 1
  Normal body temperature 1
  Causes of Fever 2
  Causes of chronic Fever 3
  Premonitory Symptoms 4
  Nomenclature of fever in modern medicine 4
  Synonyms of fever in Ayurveda 5
  Fever in Animals, Plants and inanimate objects 5
  Origin of fever according to mythology 6
  Causes of Fever according to Ayurveda 7
  Classification of fever 8
  Fever - a pachana pravritti disease 9
  Pathogenesis 9
  Stages of fever according to presence of ama 10
  Eight stages of fever 11
  Peculiarities of fever in newborn and premature babies 15
  Principles of treatment 16
  Langhan-fasting 16
  Water 17
  Rice kanji 18
  Soups of pulses 18
  Mutton soup 18
  Fruit juices 18
  Medicated kanji soups 20
  Diet in ama and pachyamana stage 21
  Do's & Don'ts in ama and Pachyamana stage 22
  Diet in pakva and nirama stage 22
  Don'ts in fever 24
  Decoctions 24
  Medicated milk and ghee 24
  Samshodhana - Panchakarma 25
2. Doshaja Jvara 31-41
  Vataja Jvara 31
  Pittaja Jvara 32
  Kaphaja Jvara 34
  Vata-Pittaja Jvara 35
  Pitta-Kaphaja Jvara 35
  Kapha-Vataja Jvara 35
  Tridoshaja Jvara 36
3. Dhatugata Jvara 42-47
  Rasagata Jvara 43
  Raktagata Jvara 43
  Mansangata Jvara 43
  Medagata Jvara 44
  Asthigata Jvara 44
  Majjagata Jvara 45
  Shukragata Jvara 45
4. Vishama Jvara 48-55
  Causes and pathogenesis 48
  Characteristics of vishama Jvara 48
  Causes of recurrence of vishama Jvara 49
  Principles of treatment in vishama and Jeerna fever 49
  Do's and Don'ts in vishama Jvara 51
5. Jirna Jvara 52-56
  Causes for chronic fever 52
  Differences between chronic fever, jeerna Jvara and vishama Jvara 53
  General treatment 53
  Medicated ghee in chronic fever rasayana 54
6. Agantu Jvara 55-61
  Abhighataja Jvara 57
  Abhishanghaja Jvara 58
  Kamaja Jvara 58
  Bhayaja Jvara (fever caused by fear) 59
  Shokaja Jvara (fever caused by sorrow) 59
  Krodhaja Jvara (fever caused by anger) 59
  Bhootabhishangaja Jvara 59
  Vishajanya fever (fever caused by poison) 60
  Abhicharaja fever 60
7. Symptoms and Complications in Fever 62-72
  Thirst 62
  Excessive perspiration 62
  Chilly sensation 62
  Burning sensation 63
  Cold hands and feet 63
  Hyperpyrexia 63
  Dullness and apathy 64
  Stomatitis 64
  Tastelessness in mouth 65
  Vomiting 65
  Diarrhoea 65
  Constipation 65
  Anal fissure 66
  Pain in abdomen 66
  Felling of construction of throat 66
  Irritation of throat, hiccough 66
  Cough and breathlessness 66
  Haemoptysis 67
  Pain in flanks 67
  Headache and pain in waist 67
  Insomnia, drowsiness 67
  Bhrama giddiness 67
  Bleeding in fever - Epistaxis and haematemesis 68
  Karnaka (Mastoid abscess) 68
  Rugdaha 69
  Fainting (semiconscious state) 69
  Squint, indriyanasha 69
  Toxemia - Increase in all tridoshaja 70
  Weakness of heart 70
8. Prognosis 73-78
  Symptoms of damaged tissues 73
  Dhatupaka, dashapaka 73,74
  Symptoms of doshapaka indicating good prognosis 74
  Symptoms indicating serious nature of disease 74
9. Divine Therapy 77-78
  Astrology 77
  Karmavipaka 77
  Measures and methods of therapy 77
10. Concluding remarks 79-82
  Use of antibiotics in fever 80
  Fever is our friend and not an enemy 81
11. Atyuvedic recipes and Their Preparations 83-100
  Purification of Medicines 84
  Medicated Recipes of Herbs 84
  Proportions of Medicines in a Recipes 85
  Prakshepana 89
  Esternal Application 97
  Shatadhauta Ghita 98
12. Time of Administration of medicines 101-102
  Bibliography 103-105

 

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Item Code: IDF279 Author: Dr. V.B. Athavale,Dr. K.V. Athavale Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2001 Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan ISBN: 8170841671 Language: English Size: 8.4" X 5.4" Pages: 222 Other Details: weight of book 344 gms
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