Aug 19, 2021
Introduction on Ayurvedic Approach to Eye Diseases
Ayurveda and Eye Treatment is a podcast on the specialty of Eye treatment in Ayurveda. The podcast aims to give insights about treatment of eye diseases in Ayurveda. This first episode is to give an introduction on ayurvedic approach to eye diseases. The speaker the founder and Chief Physician of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospitals, Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr Santhakumari explains about the specialty branch of ophthalmology in Ayurveda, which is commonly known as "Netra Chikitsa". The academic qualifications and legal requirements in India to practice Ayurvedic medicine as well as the specialty branches of Ayurveda has been detailed. After the introduction, the exact role of doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in your eye has been explained in this podcast. Listers are introduced to the few specialty fractions of specific doshas such as chakshurvaisheshika alochakapitta, pranavayu, etc. On proceeding to the diagnosis phase of eye diseases, the podcast moves on to explain the functioning of Dhatus (Rasa, Raktha, Mamsa, Medas, Asthi, Majja and Shukla). Listeners also get a introduction about the role of Karmas and Gunas associated with each dhatu and how they affect your vision.
This official podcast of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is brought to you by Prof Dr P K Santhakumari. Dr P K Santhakumari is an academician, Ayurvedic Ophthalmologist and an author. She has a total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Ayurvedic Eye Treatments. During the first part of her career, she worked for 28 years with Government Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She is the recipient of "Legend Shalaki" award, which is the highest honor awarded by Legal and qualified Practitioners of Shalakya (ophthalmology and ENT Specialty of Ayurveda). She is also the first recipient of Best Teacher award from the domain of Ayurveda from Govt of Kerala. She is also the author of "A Textbook of ophthalmology in Ayurveda". This is an approved syllabus textbook for students of B.A.M.S in India. Dr Santhakumari is the founder of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital.
Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre is an Ayurvedic hospital and Treatment centre in Trivandrum (Kerala, India). Matha operates two units in trivandrum. Matha is NOT a resort, NOT a tourist destination, NOT a spa. It is a genuine ayurvedic treatment centre. Do not expect any luxury at Matha. Our core focus is ayurvedic treatments. Everything else is secondary to us.
Matha has its own ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. All medicines prescribed for patients at Matha are hand made at this facility under the watchful eyes of doctors. We still follow the age old production methods for medicine preparation. To maintain quality, we prepare only in small batch size, and our medicines are not sold outside.
The host for this podcast is Arunjith Puthussery, Healthcare Manager of Matha.
To contact Dr Santhakumari, you can write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule a medical consultation, you can either fill out our consultation request form at https://www.mathaonline.com/online-consultation/ or contact the medical helpline of Matha (by phone or whatsapp between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Indian Time) - (+91) 9847195533.