Deepak Kumar (name changed), 34, an entrepreneur from Haridwar was diagnosed with Hepatosplenomegaly about six months ago, a disorder which results in the abnormal swelling of liver and spleen usually thanks to some infection. With no option left but to go for liver transplantation as the only remedy, the youth from Haridwar was guided by the former head of the department of Rishikul Ayurvedic College to take Ayurvedic therapy.
The youth said he had acted on it and the result was nothing short of a miracle. A study done by All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi over a cross- section of 100 such patients by the doctors’ teams and published in Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research has stated that Ayurveda is the best medical option for those down with liver disorders, the practitioners of Ayurveda based in Haridwar claimed.
They further claimed that Ayurveda helps the patients afflicted with grave non-communicable diseases to recover fast when other modes of treatment fail to rise up to the occasion.
An eminent Ayurvedic specialist based in Haridwar said that a cross-sectional study had been conducted on 100 patients selected randomly during the period of January 2017-March 2017 from the outdoor patient department of Kayachikitsa of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) to analyse the effects of Ayurvedic herbs taken through nasal passage (Nasya) which proved positive on the patients.
Speaking to The Pioneer, the Ayurvedic expert and the advisor to the World Association of Integrated Medicine V K Agnihotri said, “The youth afflicted with Hepatosplenomegaly approached me six months ago. “He was diagnosed with acute Ascites which we call Jalodar in the Ayurvedic system. This is a case where water retains in abdominal cavity. He came with a large spleen. He had earlier been advised by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi for the liver transplantation. I was acquainted with the research of my close associate Divya Kajaria at Rishikul who is now working as the assistant professor in AIIA New Delhi. She took the case of the patient and within 20 days, he recovered with near to optimum bilirubin presence in blood,” he said.
Dwelling more on the case, he said that the family of the patient had been told to arrange for Rs 18 lakh for the liver transplantation.
“Besides, he was being daily infused with protein and blood,” he said and added that there are many such instances of complete recovery through the Ayurvedic mode of treatment. One of the techniques used by the Ayurvedic practitioners in the treatment of such disorders is Devadali Nasya, Agnihotri further said.
The study published in Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research November 2017 has stated various factors responsible for fatty liver disease the findings of which were deliberated in the recently held national conference hosted by AIIA and the Union ministry of Ayush.
Divya said while talking to The Pioneer that during the study of the patients of enlarged liver and spleen, she had found that with fatty Infiltration with prominent portal veins and Ascites, the patients showed less Haemoglobin and Bilirubin presence in blood, abnormal SGOT and SGPT. “The patient admitted on August 1 2018 with a diagnosis as ‘Kumbh Kamla’ was treated with Nasya and other Ayurvedic oral treatment and by August 25, things improved a lot in all the concerned sectors,” Divya claimed.
Notably, AIIA is the first ever Ayurveda institute modelled along the lines of AIIMS. It is also the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry and it offers post- graduate and doctoral courses in various Ayurvedic disciplines.
The research findings of the institute have started getting footings globally, those working in the institute claimed.