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Ayurveda and Eye Treatment by Prof Dr P.K Santhakumari, Chief Physician, Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital

Dr P K Santhakumari

Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is also the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda".

Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy According to Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda. 1. Stage of Ssiro abhysyandha where there will not be considerable ophthalmic signs and symptoms. thy. The first step before starting treatment of diabetic retinopathy on ayurvedic basis is a clear diagnosis on tridosha theory. This diagnosis should be done very carefully. It is possible only by an expert hand. This is because of the different clinical stages for this disease. The signs and symptoms also vary according to the clinical stages.  It also depends on many other factors such as body constitution of patient, chronicity and severity of diabetes. Professional and psychological status of the patient, work load and eye strain of the patient also play critical roles. In general, this can be divided into four stages :  1. Stage of Siro Abhishyanda where there will not be considerable ophthalmic signs and symptoms.  2. Initial stage. Here there will be very mild ophthalmic symptoms only.  Most often, both the above stages will be ignored by the patient and patient normally does not consult an ophthalmologist.  3. In third stage, typical severe ophthalmic signs and symptoms will be manifested. There will be considerable visual defects also. 4. Fourth stage is really complicated and difficult to treat.  If the case is handled in first and second stage, correctly, the third stage, can be prevented and the patient can be protected from being a diabetic retinopathy patient.  This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala.  She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in Trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us. Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside. The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha. To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to doctor@mathaonline.com. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.
29-08-2021
16 mins
Ayurvedic Management of Diabetic Retinopathy - Part 2
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda. This is the Second part of our podcast series on Ayurvedic Management of Diabetic Retinopathy. The speaker, Dr P K Santhakumari from her experience says that number of patients searching for ayurvedic methods for treatment of diabetic retinopathy is increasing due to various reasons.  Diabetic retinopathy is an ophthalmic condition having different clinical stages and different signs and symptoms in different stages. So, the predominance of dosha (vata, pitta or kapha) also varies accordingly. On these basis, treatment also varies. There are various treatment procedures to suit the clinical condition and dosha predominance such as sirodhara, netra tharpanam etc. Likewase, there are different methods to prepare medicine to suit the treatment procedure known as oushadha kalpana. So, first of all, an apt drug should be selected. Then the method of application or treatment procedure, and then, mode of preparation suitable for the particular method of application should be selected. The final result is the outcome of all these factors. This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala.  She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us. Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside. The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha. To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to doctor@mathaonline.com. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.
23-08-2021
23 mins
Ayurvedic Management of Diabetic Retinopathy - Part 1
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda.  This is the first part of our podcast series on Diabetic Retinopathy. Dr Santhakumari introduces about the general concept of Ayurvedic management of diabetic retinopathy. This episode gives an introduction about ayurvedic concept of diabetic retinopathy. Dr Santhakumari explains that the diagnosis is actually the analysis of signs & symptoms, and clinical stage on the basis of ayurvedic theory of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda is NOT depending on a single terminology such as diabetic terminology for treatment. So many factors are to be considered such as body constitution (i.e. dosha prakriti of the patient), chronicity, severity and clinical stage of the disease, dietary and habitual factors of the patient, professional and mental status of patient etc. All these factors are capable of making changes in signs and symptoms. By analyzing these signs and symptoms, the vitiated dosha, i.e. vata, pitta and kapha is found out first. After that only, treatment plan is charted out.  This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala.  She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us. Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside. The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha. To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to doctor@mathaonline.com. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.
23-08-2021
20 mins
Introduction on Ayurvedic Approach to Eye Diseases
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda. This first episode is to give an introduction on ayurvedic approach to eye diseases. The speaker the founder and Chief Physician of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospitals, Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr Santhakumari explains about the specialty branch of ophthalmology in Ayurveda, which is commonly known as "Netra Chikitsa". The academic qualifications and legal requirements in India to practice Ayurvedic medicine as well as the specialty branches of Ayurveda has been detailed. After the introduction, the exact role of doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in your eye has been explained in this podcast. Listers are introduced to the few specialty fractions of specific doshas such as chakshurvaisheshika alochakapitta, pranavayu, etc. On proceeding to the diagnosis phase of eye diseases, the podcast moves on to explain the functioning of Dhatus (Rasa, Raktha, Mamsa, Medas, Asthi, Majja and Shukla). Listeners also get a introduction about the role of Karmas and Gunas associated with each dhatu and how they affect your vision.     This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala.  She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital. Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us.  Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside.  The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha.  To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to doctor@mathaonline.com. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.
20-08-2021
11 mins