A plethora of medicines and treatment methodologies which are proved extremely beneficial in Ophthalmic diseases. All these are constantly evaluated through continuous research and clinical studies, which subsequently perfected the methods in use. The treatments are decided after identifying the diseases in the traditional way and at the same time confirming with most modern diagnostic equipment.
AyurVAID Hospitals, the leading Ayurveda hospital in the country, has a separate, well equipped AyurVAID: Shalakya Tantra Department functioning under the stewardship of acknowledged experts in treating Shalakya infirmities and distress conditions. Shalakya tantra encompasses the treatment for the diseases affecting the body parts located above the neck. This branch of Ayurveda deals with the causes, diagnosis and curative procedures of the diseases pertaining to organs of the Head, above the shoulder – Eyes, Ears, Lips, Nose, Throat, Teeth, Skull, Central Nervous System and Brain. We deal with all diseases above the clavicle through authentic Ayurveda chikitsa, complete with modern documentation processes including evidence building, adherence to international evaluation parameters and recording of testimonials.
The word Shalakya in Sanskrit, means a probe. Therefore, by Shalakya tantra, it is meant that the treatment would be done using appropriate tools for ingesting medication to the affected parts of the body. The branch is also described as Urdhwangchikitsa. Urdhwang means the body parts above the shoulder and Chikitsa which signifies treatment.
At AyurVAID, both ocular and non-ocular symptoms of this condition are treated through systemic Panchakarma (five deep system cleansing therapies) and Kriyakalpas (special topical therapies that has both local and systemic effect) such as Aschyotanam, Sekam, Anjanam, Bidalakam, Tarpanam, Putapakam, Nasyam, Murdhni Tailam (Shiroabhyangam, Shirosekam/Dhara, Siropichu, Shirovasti), Talam.
The entire spectrum of classical Ayurveda therapies for root cause disease reversal of otherwise incurable eye conditions are performed at AyurVAID Hospitals under the direct supervision of senior, expert physicians and trained therapists in Ayurveda Ophthalmology.
The AyurVAID approach includes an appropriately integrated approach that leverages modern instrumentation, yet employs the purest Ayurveda practices for treatment. Instrumentation is used to establish the precise disease status from an anatomical, physiological, and bio-chemical perspective as expressed in the function of the affected sense organ.
AyurVAID seeks the specialized assistance of modern Ophthalmologists and other related streams are taken when necessary to rule out potential risk factors for Ayurveda management. Further, when the condition demands referral or a second opinion we do not hesitate to involve experts from modern medicine in the medical management. At all times, patient safety is uppermost and never compromised.