Dr. Twara Aashish (Homeopathy) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
An integrated system would combine together and bring under one roof the unique features of each of the systems. Their uniqueness will complement each other giving us a total which is rich in all aspects. The special characteristic of the ancient system of Ayurveda is that, it is based upon philosophical principles which hold true eternally and universally. It provides a unique insight into the nature of human being, of illness, of etiology and of treatment. It lays down guidelines for the cure of ill health and promotion of health. The details about actual management of a given case have to be worked out by deduction form these general principles taking into consideration all the factors laid down in them viz. prakrti (nature) desa (Place) rtu (season) etc. On the other hand, the modern system of Allopathy is based upon empirical observations. It has exhaustively explored all the observable phenomena and succeeded in discovering corrective methods for various ailments by trial and error experimentation. It has thereby provided means for relieving human suffering. An integrated system would have the benefit of both, the wisdom of ancient in sights as well as the practicality of modern discoveries. The ancient system of Ayurveda based upon fundamental principles will provide an insight which will provide the facts in the right perspective. The modern science of Allopathy with its wealth of detailed observations will make the medical data practically usable. The empirical discovery of Homeopathy which emphasizes individualization of treatment will help in selection of treatment techniques most suited to individual constitution. Each without the other is incomplete and its isolated development may lead to erroneous results. A faulty interpretation of the principles enunciated in the texts of ancient medicine is bound to result into wrong deductions and misapplication. Such misinterpretation is due to the misdirected efforts of a prejudiced investigator who tries to find in the principles support for his own predetermined views. His faulty deductions do not find any practical application and remain as theoretical conjectures. If the investigator holds on unprejudised objective view and verifies the deductions made from the principles in practice, such faulty interpretations and impractical deductions can be prevented. The modern scientist considers only the observable phenomena as valid and refuses to acknowledge the existence of any metaphysical principles. He formulates a theoretical explanation for their occurrence by inductive logic. Such explanations are deemed to be valid if they are found to be practically workable. However, without the guidance of any general principles such logical inductions are likely to be erroneous. This is because a variety of causes may contribute either concurrently or separately to the production of a single phenomenon. It is well nigh impossible to identify all the causative factors by induction alone. The modern scientist weaves a theoretical explanation around a particular causative factor that appeals to him the most. Likewise, other scientists also put forward their pet theories built around any one of the several causative factors they consider to be of importance. Each of them is able to demonstrate the workability of their theories as proof of their validity. For each of these theories will be found to be applicable in at least a new cases in which the specific causative factor under consideration is operative to be workable to a limited extent But it is impossible to formulate a theory with universal application by induction alone. The modern scientists with their undue emphasis on the observable phenomena and undue reliance on induction succeed in generating a variety of conflicting opinions each with a limited application. These speculation are merely projections by the investigators of their own view points which do not find universal application. Thus, both have to keep a check on each other, Modern discoveries have to be understood in the light of ancient insight while the interpretation of ancient tests have to be guided and verified by observed facts. Failure to do so will result into grandiose theoretical constructions which find no practical application or at best have limited application. Apart from this another important benefit of integration will be that treatment methods, hitherto available to a particular system of medicine will find wider applications. The integrated system of medicine will receive. A. From Ayurveda- treatment with dietary regimen daily routine (DINACARYA) seasonal routine (RTUCARA) Panca Karma etc. B. From Allopathy- surgical techniques, parenteral mode of administration of drugs, psychotheraphy etc. C. From Homeopathy- the technique of individualization of treatment, the constitutional remedy which corrects the underlying susceptibility etc. Of course, it goes without saying that the drugs belonging to the various systems will form a common pool to be shared by all. With greater understanding, we may even be able to judiciously use the drugs belonging to the different systems in combination, either simultaneously or sequentially so as to obtain the best possible therapeutic results.
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