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Ayurveda Pancreatitis Clinic

"Evidently Effective Ayurvedic Treatment"

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Vaidya Balendu Prakash

Vaidya Balendu Prakash is an acclaimed Ayurvedic Physician, who also served as Physician to the President of India, Shri K. R. Narayanan. Born in the family of a Rasa Vaidya, Prakash mainly practices Rasa Shastra, combining the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda with modern science. During his nearly four decades of clinical experience, Prakash has conceptualized and developed research-based products, all based on classical references mentioned in Ayurvedic texts, including a few developed by his father Vaidya Chandra Prakash, who was also a Rasa vaidya. These products have been based on clinical evidence created by Prakash following good clinical practice. Some of his innovative treatment protocols for diseases like Recurrent Acute/ Chronic Pancreatitis, Anaemia, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Rhinitis, Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APML), and Childhood Asthma have benefitted many patients and their families. 

Vaidya Balendu Prakash has travelled extensively around the globe in relation to treatment of patients and to attend conferences, seminars and symposiums with more than 300 foreign trips so far. He was conferred the Padamshri in 1999 by the Government of India for his contributions in treating APML, which later received national and international patent, and fetched him life membership of the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON). He is also the member of the International Headache Society and American Pancreatic Society. He has authored about 32 research papers in both national and international journals of repute. He has delivered more than 250 lectures in seminars and webinars across the country. 

He has also presented his work at various international conferences, including 3rd International Conference on Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders, Philadelphia, USA, 4th World Congress on Digestive and Metabolic Diseas-es, San Francisco, USA, and 50th Joint Annual Meet of American Pancreatic Association and Japan Pancreas Society, Hawaii, USA. 

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Rasa shastra

Rasa Shastra is a specialized branch of Ayurveda which evolved from 1st to 5th century in India. The branch deals with therapeutics of substances of plant, animal and mineral origin, which are moderate to severely toxic in raw form. There are various methodologies to transform them into non-toxic therapeutic form. Howev­er, use of mercury and heavy metals in ayurvedic med­icines has always remained a controversial issue. There is dearth of adverse reports regarding the toxic effect of metals and minerals in ayurvedic drugs. While ayurvedic community goes into playing defensive mode by claiming that appropriate processing of met­als and mercury transform those into non-toxic form, the non-ayurvedic community never recognises ayurvedic formulation as medicines. In fact, these formulations have gradually been categorised as food supplements or essentials for wellness.

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On the other hand, there are many incidences or stories regarding the miraculous lifesaving effects of Rasa-aushadhies. Ayurveda was largely practiced under Guru-Shishya Parampara at the Gurukuls/ Ashramas/ Mathas in ancient India. Meerut based Late Vaidya Chandra Prakash Ji learnt the applied aspects of Rasa Shas­tra from his Guru Maharaj Ji, who was a master of Yoga and Rasa Shastra. He had also obtained basic degree of "Bhishak" from SD College, Lahore (now in Pakistan). He started his clinical practise by using his own prepared Ayurvedic medicines with more emphasis on Rasa-aushadhies. Gradually he earned reputation in treating certain forms of cancer, acute and chronic/ relapsing communicable diseases. In mid seventies, he started preparing a formulation using processed copper, mercury and sulphur. Firsthe amalgamated these in the solution of Lufta echinate and Clitoria ternatea in lemon juice and then subjected the mixture to the concept of repeated Gandhakjarana using Nalika Damru Yantra. The afore­said processing when done repeatedly lead to Gandhakjeerna parad (assimilated form of sulphur with mercury). The said formulation named as Amar was incidentally administered to a terminally ill patient of pancreatic disorder. That particular batch of Amar also helped in bringing complete and sustainable relief to few other patients suffering with advanced stage of solid tumors.

This formulation could be revived in early eighties when his fifth son (Vaidya Balendu Prakash) who was then a second-year student of BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) assisted him in the preparation of medicines. A fact-finding committee headed by Dr. R.C.D. Nautiyal, the then deputy Director of Central Council for Research and Ayurveda and Siddha, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India acknowledged the efficacy of successful treatment of certain cancers and recommended for further researches for its scientific development in 1983. 

The great art of Rasa Shastra was introduced into Ayurveda after decades of committed efforts of Indi­an sages. Amar had been developed by Late Vaidya Chandra Prakash Ji using ancient wisdom of Rasa Shastra and Amar could also bring miraculous recoveries in pancreatitis patients. There was dire need to understand the intrinsic phenomena of science behind its efficacy. Therefore, Amar has systematically been developed to ascertain reproducibility, safety and efficacy.

Pancreatitis is a miserable disease of pancreas with rising number of cases worldwide. Ayurvedic treat­ment might open up a new path towards the management of the disease. This booklet is a medium to disseminate information on Pancreatitis and developments of Ayurvedic treatment approach.