|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 150-152
Report on national webinar on “Rasayan and Vajikaran”
Sadhana Misar Wajpeyi
Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||12-Apr-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||27-May-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||28-Jun-2022|
Sadhana Misar Wajpeyi
Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Misar Wajpeyi S. Report on national webinar on “Rasayan and Vajikaran”. J Indian Sys Medicine 2022;10:150-2
The national webinar on “Rasayan and Vajikaran” was organized by the Department of Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda medicine), Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod, Wardha, under the ambit of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, NAAC A+, Deemed to be University and was conducted on February 9, 2022. A total of 217 participants registered and attended the webinar on Zoom meeting platform [Figure 1] and [Figure 2].
|Figure 1: Webinar conduction by the Department of Kayachikitsa, MGACH and RC, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India|
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The program was started with Dhanvantaristavan (prayers of Lord Dhanwantari) by PG scholar Dr. Khushhali Balpande, after that a pretest was conducted by sharing the Google Form link. Later, a welcome and introductory speech was given by Dr. Sadhana Misar Wajpeyi, Organizing Chairman and Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa. She welcomed the chief guest, Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty, Principal and Medical Director KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER)’s Shri BM Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belagavi, eminent Guest Speakers Dr. Niranjana Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Panchakarma, Dean—P.G. and Ph.D. studies, Consultant Ayurveda Physician at S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi and Dr. Girish K. J., Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa at SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, Dean, MGACHRC, Dr. Pradnya Dandekar, Dean Academics, Dr. Srihari, Vice Dean Administration, Dr. Gaurav Sawarkar, Vice Dean Academics, MGAC, all delegates, faculty members, and students. In her introductory speech, she narrated the comprehensive meaning of both the terms Rasayan and Vajikaran (rejuvenating and aphrodisiac treatment) and gave a general introduction to this unique Ayurveda modality. She also explained the practical application of Rasayan and Vajikaran for preventive, curative, and promotive purposes. She emphasized the role of Rasayan and Vajikaran Chikitsa in boosting immunity, hence their importance in today’s Covid pandemic scenario when there is no definite curative medicine available, for maintaining optimum health. Rasayan is a comprehensive term, and it is not a single medicine, but it refers to a combination of a group of herbs, formulations, different therapies, and some specific codes of conduct for increasing resistance of the body by maintaining Rasadi Dhatu (bodily tissue) at an optimal level. Immune system impairment is caused by a lack of sufficient nutrition, aging-related changes, stress, and a variety of other health issues. It has become a need to study the ancient concept of Rasayan to ameliorate the immune system. Vajikaran medicines can also be used as a Rasayan, revitalizing all Dhatus and restoring balance and health. The role and importance of various Vajikaran drugs in treating infertility were discussed. She narrated the importance of carrying out research and clinical trials using current parameters to validate and document traditional concepts in a new scientific context, in order to prove the efficacy of certain therapy modalities. Thus, the purpose of selecting the theme of the webinar was explained.
The objectives of the webinar were as follows:
- i. To understand the concept of Rasayan and Vajikaran;
- ii. To study the importance of Rasayan and Vajikaran for the maintenance of good health;
- iii. To understand the use of Rasayan in various disorders and the Corona pandemic;
- iv. To know the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and management of male infertility.
In the presidential address by Hon’ble Dr. Suhas Kumar Shetty, he highlighted the implementation of Rasayan and Vajikaran in daily life and its importance in diseased as well as healthy conditions. He briefly described the benefits of Rasayan and Vajikaran as per various diseases. He had given information regarding various courses run in their institute related to Rasayan and Vajikaran. He emphasized the importance of Rasayan in Covid pandemic and the importance of Vajikaran in increasing the rate of infertility. The inaugural ceremony ended with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr. Rohit Waskar, Organizing Secretary, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa.
The First Plenary session was on “Naimittika Rasayan Chikitsa” by Dr. Niranjana Rao. He delivered a very balanced lecture on the use of various Rasayan Dravyas and Yogas from Samhita to clinical practices by giving various examples and sharing his experiences. He highlighted the use of various Rasayan and their doses like Bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia Willd.), Pippali (Piper longum Linn), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) Kalpa, Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum), Brahmi (Bacopa monniera), Bala (Sida cordifolia) chatushta, Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus Willd.), and Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) under various disease conditions, for example. This plenary session was chaired by Dr. Shriram Jyotishi and Dr. Sadhana Misar, Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa. They gave their expert opinion as chairperson.
The second guest lecture was by Dr. Girish K.J., Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa at SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan. He delivered a lecture on “Practice Guide to Ayurvedic Management of Primary Male Infertility.” The lecture was very informative, describing practical aspects of male infertility including its causes, diagnosis, prevention, and Ayurvedic management.
He explained various biochemical investigations necessary for the diagnosis of infertility in males with its Ayurvedic correlation. He also explained the role of addiction like smoking, alcohol, and drugs in causing infertility. Further, he described in detail the management of infertility by Shodhan (purification), Shaman Chikitsa (palliative drug treatment), and Nidanparivarjan (avoiding causative factors). He explained various formulations and the importance of Suwarnakalpa like Makardhvaja and Rasayan like Amrutbhallataka in male infertility. The session was chaired by Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, Dean, and Dr. Srihari Sharma, Vice Dean, Administration, MGACH and RC. They gave their expert comments on the lecture.
After the lunch break, a total of seven parallel scientific sessions were conducted, in which 89 papers and posters were presented. Out of seven, two sessions were of faculty in which 26 papers were presented. In four sessions, a total of 45 UG and PG students presented their papers. In the Poster session, there were 18 posters presented by faculty as well as students. The best paper and poster were selected from each session. The link to the Google Form for the post test was shared and feedback was taken.
The last part of the seminar was the Valedictory function, which was conducted by Dr. Mayuri Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, MGACH and RC. She gave a brief summary of the webinar. The name of the award winners for each session was declared by Dr. Sourabh Deshmukh, HOD of Department of Kayachikitsa.
In the Faculty category, the first winners of best paper presentation were Dr. Renuka Tenahalli, Professor and Head of Department, PG studies in Samhita Siddhanta, BLDEA’s AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Vijayapur, Karnataka, India and Dr. Varshrani Niphade, HOD, Asso. Prof. Department of Kayachikitsa, SMBT Ayurved College and Hospital, Dhamangaon, Nashik and the second best paper presentation award won by Dr. Poonam Sawarkar, Associate Professor, Department of Panchakarma, MGACH and RC, Salod (H), Wardha, MS, Dr. Devayani Dasar, Associate Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, MGACH and RC, Salod (H), Wardha, MS, and Dr. Viraj Hegade, Associate Professor, Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, JSAM, Nadiad, Gujarat.
In the students’ category, the best paper presentation award was won by Dr. Adarsha, Dr. Abhirami, Dr. Sridhanya, Dr. Sridevi, Dr. Krishika, Dr. Vijay, Dr. Manisha, Dr. Devika, and Dr. Krishnapriya from various colleges. In the poster presentation session, the first winner was Dr. Vaishnavi Dhande, PG scholar. The second winner was Dr. Mayuri Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, MGACH and RC, Salod(H), Wardha, and the third winner was Dr. Shubham Varma, PG Scholar, MGAC. Finally, the webinar was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Dr. Dipika Chakole, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, MGACH and RC. All paper and poster presenters, winners of best paper poster presentations, delegates, guest speakers, and chairpersons were awarded e-certificates.
The total beneficiaries were 217, out of which 62 were faculty and 136 were PG students, 17 were private practitioners, and 2 were PhD scholars. The average learning gain was calculated by the score of the pre- and post-test, which was 75.70%.
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