August 30, 2005

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Dr.Narahari and Dr.Prasanna, P.E.Mahadevan, K.S.Bose, Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasargod

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A multidisciplinary team of allopathy, ayurveda and homeopathy doctors, employing yoga techniques among other things, have been successful in demonstrating a potential cure for filariasis without resorting to surgery.  The team from Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasargod had been able to reduce the girth of legs of a majority of the 51 patients who were subjected to the study from October 2003 to February 2005.

Directed by the Global Alliance for Elimination of Limphatic Filariasis and supported by ICMR and State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, the study was done in 5 stages with the permission of an ethics committee.  Cleaning of legs with medicine was followed by yoga, massaging and compression bandaging which was later followed by yoga practice. 

After consultation with dermatologists Dr.Narahari and Dr.Prasanna, the patients consulted ayurveda doctor P.E.Mahadevan and homoeo doctor K.S.Bose.  The doctors would then jointly decide on the mode of treatment for the patient.  The details of treatment were periodically conveyed to Prof.T.J.Rial of Oxford, a member of the institutional ethical committee. 

Following 14 days in the hospital, the treatment continued for 6 months in the homes of the patients.  At the end of it all, majority of the patients showed sign of improvement to the tune of 70%.  All the indicators to assess progress of the experiment were positive.


Courtesy: K.Sajeevan, Mathrubumi, August 5, 2005
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