INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE (RESULTS)
Integrative Medicine (Results)
With Integrative Medicine treatment significant improvements in the health related quality of life are recorded in Lymphatic Filariasis, lymphoedema, Lichen Planus , Vitiligo and Psoriasis patients in IAD .In long term management of chronic diseases evidence based medicine and research methods are adopted while integrating Ayurveda and other traditional Indian medicines including Yoga , Diet and Homoeopathy with main stream Allopathy. The therapists from these systems treat patients together in IAD and the evidence for the efficacy of integrative medicine is published for wider use for the benefit of patients. Please click the individual link to see the results of such treatments.
Quotes from British Medical Journal 2015;350:h2879 on the work of IAD
Positive outcomes of combining biomedicine with complementary and alternative medical systems, such as Ayurveda, in the morbidity control of lymphatic Filariasis, a tropical disease affecting millions of poor in India, have been recognised even in the allopathic sector.A non-randomised interventional study (conducted by IAD) on community level morbidity control of lymphoedema in two districts of southern India where Lymphatic Filariasis is endemic showed that self care and treatments that integrate Ayurveda are possible in village settings. A total of 730 of 1008 patients completed three and half months follow-up and showed a statistically significant reduction in the volume of their lower limbs (up to the mid thigh). Cellulitis (fever) episodes reduced from 40% to 12.8%