APA Webinar ~ Cancer Diagnosis & Management in the Light of Ama, Dosha & Sthana Assessment

Sat, 2 April 2022. 09:30 – 13:30 BST

Online Event

APA Presents a webinar by Vd. Ram Manohar: 'Cancer diagnosis & management in the light of Ama , Dosha & Sthana assessment in Ayurveda'.

Based on the tremendous success of the last webinar with Dr Ram Manonahar past December, the APA is offering another half a day seminar with this fantastic speaker. Dr Ram Manohar will expand on the subject of onology introduced during the previous webinar.

If you would like to access the copy of the December webinar recording, please email info@apa.uk.com as it might be excellent preparation for the upcoming in-depth half a day seminar in April.

Is Cancer what Ayurveda describes as Arbuda? Does it cover solid and hematological tumours? Are other disease entities described in Ayurveda comparable with cancer? What is the line of management, and what is the prognosis of cancer from an Ayurvedic perspective?

In modern medicine, cancer is understood as the uncontrolled multiplication of mutated cells. What is the understanding of Cancer in Ayurveda in terms of the pathological processes associated with Ama(metabolic stress), Dosa (breakdown of regulatory systems of the body) and Sthana (location of manifestation of the disease).

Is Cancer one disease or a collection of diseases? During this webinar we will answer the above questions and more. Tumours are classified in Ayurveda into Granthis and Arbudas. Granthis have kosha (are encapsulated) while Arbudas are not encapsulated (Caraka). In the early stages, Vata, in association with Kapha causes slow but substantial growth of the arbuda. In later stages, when Pitta is also aggravated, the arbuda becomes aggressive and causes great discomforts and fatal outcomes in the patient. Sushruta points out that Arbudas can recur (adhyarbuda) or metastatise (dvirarbuda).

Further, he also points out that arbudas that are fixed (achalyam) or prasruta (that ulcerates) are difficult to manage. In this discussion, we will examine what is cancer from the Ayurvedic perspective.

Vd. P. Rammanohar, MD (Ayu), Research Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala, India

He received BAMS degree from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, in 1991 and MD (Ayu) degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, in 2001. He has been contributing to the field of Ayurvedic research for the last 30 years. His publications include research papers in indexed journals and chapters in books.

He was honoured with the Ayurveda Marga Pravarthaka Award by the L. Mahadevan’s Ayurveda Foundation in 2014 and Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Smriti Sodha Puraskara by the Mahagujarat Medical Society in 2015. In 2016, Poonthottam Ayurvedashram bestowed the Bharadvaja Puraskaram Award to him for contributions to research in Ayurveda. In 2017, he was honoured with Dr C. Dwarakanath Memorial Award by IASTAM for contributions to contemporary interpretations of the principles of Ayurveda. In 2021, he was awarded the Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar Healing Honor 2021 by Rethink India for facilitating Integrative and Preventive Medicine and positioning Ayurveda as a Whole Medical System. He has made research visits to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand and Sri Lanka for the promotion of Ayurveda.

Accessing the webinar

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Vd. P. Rammanohar
APA Webinar - Cancer Diagnosis & Management in the Light of Ama, Dosha & Sthana Assessment

Sat, 2 April 2022. 09:30 – 13:30 BST

Online Event

Ayur ~ Life. Veda ~ Science or Knowledge.