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Aids & Ayurveda

                          Aids & Ayurveda AIDS is not a single disease but it is a syndrome - a set of diseases that result due to destruction of the body's defense mechanism by the human immuno-deficiency virus, HIV. The virus that causes 'AIDS', HIV belongs to that family of viruses known as retroviruses. HIV looks like a rolled up porcupine. AIDS, i.e. Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, caused by HIV Virus, is such a syndrome that is threatening the world community like an epidemic, and to a major extent still remains a mystery for the medical fraternity in terms of treatment. With no cure in sight for the deadly HIV infection, to learn that you are HIV positive is more like a death sentence. What choices one has, after contracting HIV is a million dollar question? AIDS is not a single disease but it is a syndrome - a set of diseases that result due to destruction of the body's defence mechanism by the human immuno-deficiency virus, HIV. The virus that causes 'AIDS', HIV belongs to that family of viruses known as retroviruses. HIV looks like a rolled up porcupine. It contains two snake-like single strands of RNA along with reverse transcripts firmly wrapped up in a core, giving HIV its characteristic appearance. On entering the white blood cells, HIV produces its own DNA and ensures that this gets inserted into the DNA of the host cell. The viral DNA has enough potential and information to direct the destiny of the cell. It can force the cell to manufacture several new copies of HIV. However due to certain trigger and regulatory mechanisms, the viral DNA lies dormant in the host cell for several years before it begins to do the damage. AIDS in the Ancient Science of Healing - Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, AIDS may be correlated with "Kshaya" or "Ojakshaya", meaning loss of energy. The symptoms & causative factors and the treatment for latter find mention in many ancient Ayurvedic texts like, Charaka Samhita, Bhavaprakash, Vaidyachintamani and Chakradatta etc. The disease is caused by the dominant Kapha Dosha, along with the other Doshas, and tends to block the path for flow of Rasadi Dhatus in their respective locations thereby resulting in the deterioration of Sapta Dhatu i.e. Rasa (plasma), Rakta (blood cells), Mansa (muscular tissue), Meda (fatty tissue), Asthi (bony tissue), Majja (bone marrow) and Shukra (reproductive tissue). Thus results the disease. Loss of appetite, drastic loss of weight (emaciation), fatigue and lethargy, susceptibility to allergies and contagious diseases, skin irritations, bronchial disorders, often leading to tuberculosis of the lungs, damage to intestinal flora resulting in diarrhea, dysentery, gastritis and wide fluctuations in body temperature. Prolonged fever, sleeplessness etc are some symptoms of AIDS. Treatment of AIDS All seems not lost for the HIV infected persons as the Ayurvedic supplements are proven to be harmless without any side effects; there can only be improvement, not deterioration. Initially, the patient should be given tonics and rejuvenators (Rasayans) to boost immunity levels & to strengthen the system, and to stimulate appetite. After the patient gains some strength, shodhan (elimination) techniques should be used to expel toxins from the body through enemas, purgation and emesis. Medications administered at this stage should be soft, ghee-based so that the patient can withstand them with ease. Blood is purified with appropriate medications. A strengthening diet along with medicated ghee preparations and soups is recommended. Spicy, oily and sour foods are a strict 'NO'. Patient should be advised do regular exercises. In case of inability to do exercises, brisk walking / jogging / running due to weakness, then swedan (steaming) is highly recommended. Experience has shown that certain herbo-mineral compounds prepared in accordance with the formulae prescribed by sages like Agastya, Charaka, Sharangadhara and others for the treatment of Kshaya have brought about significant results in improving the condition of AIDS patients. The Rasayan and Vaajikaran effects of the medicines are good for the patients.




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