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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-31

Efficacy of ayurvedic health care system : A study in a community


N.L.C. Hospitals Training Complex, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Neyveli - 607 801, India

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V Nagaraju
N.L.C. Hospitals Training Complex, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Neyveli - 607 801
India
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This study is aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the Ayurvedic system, especially for chronic diseases. Assessment of the subjective relief feed back was done on the lines as suggested in Caraka Samhita, one of the oldest classical Ayurvedic texts. An inter-disciplinary research work involving ancient medical learning and hi-tech modern electronic data processing unit evaluate the efficacy of the Ayurvedic treatment in a closed community. 80 percent of the respondents were in the relief range of 75% to 100%, while overall relief in terms of regaining positive health in addition to attending complaint relief is over 70% in all diseases groups, as reported by the respondents in this Programme.


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