Special Issue Article - Journal of Diabetology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 1
Ayurvedic treatment protocol in the management of recurring acute/chronic pancreatitis
Pancreatitis could also be a disease of the pancreas and its treatment is restricted to painkillers, intravenous fluids and pancreatic enzymes. In absence of a considerable cure, medicine , especially Ayurveda has shown promising leads to treating Recurrent Acute/Chronic Pancreatitis (RA/CP). Based on one among the eight clinical specialties of Ayurveda, Rasa Shastra (RS), an Ayurvedic Mineral Complex (AMC), including a diet , moderate physical and mental rest, have shown sustainable results in the management of pancreatitis. RS deals with the therapeutics of metals and minerals which undergo tedious processing using substances of plant, animal and mineral origin. RS emphasizes restoring the lost equilibrium of minerals within body tissues, thereby, improving body metabolism. AMC was first prepared in mid-seventies by an Ayurvedic physician using copper, mercury, sulphur and herbs. It showed miraculous recovery of a patient affected by a complicated pancreatic disease. Later, this approach showed similar leads to treating Pancreatitis. All these cases are well documented since January 1997. It is observed that within one year, AMC brings significant reduction during variety of emergency attacks and hospitalization without causing grade II toxicity, besides, helping patients regain weight. None of the patients received pancreatic enzymes after starting ayurvedic treatment. Process standardization and characterization of AMC is being administered along side safety studies. The results of acute and sub-acute toxicity studies show that the formulation has no adverse effects. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss clinical data of the primary 450 cases of RA/CP.
Author(s): Vaidya Balendu Prakash, Shikha Prakash, Shakshi Sharma and Sneha Tiwari