By Dr Talavane Krishna, MBBS, FFARCS (UK)
Founder President, Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre. Mysore.
Global ambassador and an inner circle member of the Global Wellness Institute, committee member of Global Wellness Research Initiatives.
In modern terminology, all types of toxins at the micro level are an unwanted accumulation of free radicals in the mitochondria of the bodies cells. Cells require a constant supply of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) to keep removing these free radicals from the mitochondria. The free radicals are byproducts of the metabolism and when not removed from the cells become the source of toxins and are responsible for all types of diseases in one way or another. Free radicals are the equivalent of Ama in the Ayurvedic language. Our improper lifestyle, which includes diet, nutrition, exercise, stress and pollution all contribute to the production of these free radicals and the insufficient amount of ATP production. Panchakarma procedures help remove these free radicals in a gentle manner. This gives a fresh head start to a new beginning.
A complementary tool to Panchakarma in the armoury of modern medicine is called Photo Bio Modulation (PBM). It is also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Cold Laser. However, PBM is the most commonly used terminology and is an emerging medical technique in which exposure to low-level laser light or light emitting diodes stimulate cellular function leading to beneficial clinical effects.
This nonthermal process results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including, amongst others, the alleviation of pain or inflammation, immunomodulation, and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration.
The application of red or near-infrared light to tissue suffering degeneration or injury results in improved repair and reduction of inflammation and pain.
PBM Therapy appears too good to be true as it does many things, but really it does just one thing and it does it very well and that is, it reduces oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is accepted as the underlying trigger for most diseases and degenerative conditions. It is also a component in the inflammatory phase of acute and chronic injuries.
Over 400 Randomised Controlled Trials have been published using PBM Therapy devices, and the technology has featured in over 4,000 laboratory studies. PBM Therapy is used in thousands of clinics, hospitals and elite sports institutions in over 70 nations. The application of this therapy for pain management, dental, retinal and autoimmune diseases, sports injuries, wound healing, smoking cessation and in many other diseases has been thoroughly researched by prestigious universities like Harvard and published in journals like British Medical Journal and Lancet.
Global Wellness Revolution is a combination of a gathering of as much wisdom from the ancient seers to modern research. It is time for Ayurveda with its eternal wisdom to be the frontrunner of this global movement.