CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
🇮🇳 Acharya Charaka 🇮🇳
💠Father of Indian Medicine
🔹Acharya Charaka lived in 100-200 BCE.
🔹He was one of the fundamental contributor of the ancient art and science of Ayurveda.
🔹Ayurvedha was the oldest medical system based on herbs and its compound raised in the Vedic period of India.
🔹Ayurveda means “Lifespan built on knowledge” or “Science of life”, which was practiced in India for centuries before the Greek Physician Hippocrates arose (460-379 BCE).
🔹He also authored a book called Charaka Samhita, which contains eight main chapters. For about two millennia, it reminded a standard work on subject and was translated to Arabic and Latin languages.
🔹The book has about 120 sub chapters and contains 12,000 shlokas and descriptions of 2000 medicines.
🔹Charaka had also studied the Anatomy of Human body and described about 360 bones in the body including teeth.
🔹Subsequently, he recognised that the Heart is the controlling centre and is connected to the entire body through 13 channels. He also claimed that any obstruction in the main channels led to a disease or deformity in the body.
🔹Furthermore, he described the Fundamentals of Genetics. He further disclosed that the genetic defect in a child is due to the defect of sperm or ovum of the parents.
🔹Moreover, he was the first physician who stated the concept of Digestion, Metabolism and Immunity.
🔹Accordingly, he emphasised the body functions based on three Doshas or Principles. Those are Vata (movement), Pitta (transformation) and Kapha (lubrication and stability) in a living body.
🔹The three Doshas are corresponding to the Western classification of humors – wind, bile and phlegm.
🔹He further stated that illness is caused due to the imbalance amongst three energies in the body and the body needs medicine to restore balance.
🔹He has also prescribed the ethical charter for medical practitioners well prior to the Hippocratic oath.
🔹Eventually, Acharya Charaka stated that “A physician who fails to enter the body of a patient with the lamp of knowledge and understanding, can never treat the diseases. He should first study all the factors including environment, which influences a patient disease and then prescribe treatment. It is more important to prevent the occurrence of disease than to seek a cure.”
A Day to Commemorate…
An Ancient Indian Physician
🇮🇳 Acharya Charaka 🇮🇳🙏🏼
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Hello all, myself Dr Snehlata Verma LLRM MEDICAL COLLEGE MEERUT,can u please tell whether pt having allergic rhinitis n allergic bronchitis can take covishield vaccine?Is there any evidence of low grade inflammation inside our body after vaccination ,as some cardiac deaths r reported within few days after vaccination ,can we should investigate ourselves for CRP n D dimer?
No recommendations as such to do CRP or D dimer..In specific situations ,can be done
Many allergic rhinitis and bronchitis cases took it..
Allergic Rhinitis and Allergic bronchitis cases can take covishiled or not?
1. if you are allergic to any ingredient used to develop them, you are not advised to take it as doing otherwise can be fatal —- Serum Institute of India
Ingredients of the vaccine Covishield L-Histidine, L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate, Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, Polysorbate 80, Ethanol, Sucrose, Sodium chloride, Disodium edetate dihydrate (EDTA)
If someone allergic ,not to be taken..but who knows about it..