Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


Management of diabetes mellitus through Ayurveda by Dosha and Prakrity based assessments

23rd International Conference on Herbal and Alternative Remedies for Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders

November 02-04, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

Prakash Mangalasseri , Surendran E, Jayadevan C V, Manojkumar A K and Snigdha Roy

VPSV Ayurveda College, India
Kerala University of Health Sciences, India
ISM Kerala, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

Diabetes mellitus was reported to be responsible for 11% of the total global adult health expenditure and 5.1 million deaths. 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. India becomes top in South East Asia region with 65.1 Million diabetic people with a prevalence of 9.09%. Traditionally in India, Diabetes was controlled by indigenous Ayurvedic Health Care System. In Ayurveda, the disease is diagnosed as Prameha and effectively managed by its unique principles. Ayurveda identify various Dosha, types for Prameha with different prognostic considerations. Among the three Dosha, sub-types of Prameha, Kapha is curable, Pitta is mitigatedly manageable and Vata is incurable. The psychosomatic constitution (Prakrti) of an individual also plays an important role in progression, prognosis of disease and response to the treatment. Pitta prakrti constitutions are more prone to stress and stress itself is a cause for manifestation of hyperglycemia. A cross sectional study was carried out to find out the association of stress and hyperglycemia in Pitta predominant constitution and it was demonstrated in the particular Prakrity (p<0.001). In routine clinical practices, the famous Pitta alleviating drug Mahaatiktakam decoction was found to be effective in hyperglycemia especially when associated with stress. A clinical trial was conducted to find out the efficacy of the decoction in stress associated hyperglycemia seen in diabetic patients of Pitta predominant constitution and the outcome was highly significant (p<0.001). The paper attempts to explore the utility of Dosha and Prakrity based considerations in the management of diabetes mellitus through Ayurveda.

Biography :

Dr. Prakash Mangalasseri has graduated from Kottakkal and post graduation from Gujarath Ayurveda University with high academic credentials. He was the top rank holder & gold medalist for both BAMS & MD courses. He was an invited speaker in 2nd Ayush Conference held at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA in May 2017. He has visited Florida, for attending International Symposium on Inflammation and Health organized by UCF College of Medicine and made presentations in the core group meeting of Charakasamhita New International Edition project organized by FHED in September 2015. He was an Invited speaker in Herbal Diabetes, International 2016 at Beijing. His research thesis under the guidance of Prof. MS Baghel was selected for Best Thesis Award all India level in 2002. He has presented scientific papers in different national & international seminars. He was selected for best script writer award in UGC programmes by National Channel. He has wide research & treatment experience on General Medicine, Male Infertility, Panchakarma Therapy and Ayurvedic psychiatry. He is presently pursuing PhD from Kerala University of Health Sciences. He has many publications and contributed chapters in various book.