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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

AyuCaRe - A New Journal for Ayurveda Case Reports

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports (AyuCaRe), All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, Gautam Puri, Mathura Road, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication7-Jul-2022

Correspondence Address:
Abhimanyu Kumar
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports (AyuCaRe), All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, Gautam Puri, Mathura Road, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/2667-0593.350092

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Kumar A. AyuCaRe - A New Journal for Ayurveda Case Reports. J Ayurveda Case Rep 2018;1:1-2

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Kumar A. AyuCaRe - A New Journal for Ayurveda Case Reports. J Ayurveda Case Rep [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Dec 9];1:1-2. Available from: http://www.ayucare.org/text.asp?2018/1/1/1/350092

The Indian systems of medicine have age old acceptance in the communities in India and in most places they form the first line of treatment in case of common ailments. Of these, Ayurveda is the most ancient medical system with a time tested impressive record of safety and efficacy. These systems were well known to Indian population and their acceptability in population is already there as they form the part of house hold remedy, life style and dietetic management of the society.

Majority of the world’s population in developing countries still relies on herbal medicines to meet their health needs. They are often used to provide first-line and basic health service to people living in remote and poor areas. Even in areas where modern medicine is available, the interest on traditional practices has been increasing rapidly in recent years because of many reasons. Contribution of traditional practices, in particular of Ayurveda in global health care cannot be ignored by any science for its qualitative strength and clues provided in the field of therapeutics. India enjoys the largest traditional health care, which is fully functional with a network of qualified registered practitioners, research institutions and licensed pharmacies.

Ayurveda can play a major preventive, curative, and promotive role in community health. The effectiveness of Ayurveda in different disease conditions need to be shown to the community, for which, we need to proceed in a systematic manner.

Study design is an important issue. Ill-designed studies are unlikely to add any value either to science or to Ayurveda. A comprehensive custom to explore evidences on effectiveness in Ayurveda is the need of hour to generate databases regarding the usefulness of Ayurveda approaches in global healthcare.

Well-established, randomized controlled clinical trials are undisputed gold standards and can provide highest level of evidence for efficacy facilitating acceptance of medical practices. These conventional concepts of clinical research design may be difficult to apply when using practices of traditional medicine. Methods such as randomization and use of a placebo etc. may not always be possible in Ayurveda clinical trials as they may involve many technical problems. In addition; prevention, diagnosis, treatment etc. in Ayurveda are based on specific needs of an individual patient. Hence, approaches like Whole Body Systems, MOST, STROBE, Case Reports etc. possibly may benefit Ayurveda studies. Initiatives are to be made to enrich AYUSH professionals with these methodologies.

Case reports significantly can contribute and disseminate Ayurveda potentialities to the global community. They have an advantage of being adaptable to the clinical needs of the patient and the therapeutic approach of the practitioner. It is observed that, many Ayurveda physicians have success stories for clinical conditions, where no satisfactory answers are available in contemporary field. Dissemination of such success practices is a way of sharing knowledge that will help in shaping the health care system. Case Reports help practitioners to share their experiences with peers, researchers, students and other interested. Ayurveda currently need more and more evidence based success stories.

A suitable platform is needed to communicate all such experiences. Considering this acute need; All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi is creating an unique platform Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports (AyuCaRe) for all stakeholders of AYUSH to share their experiences. AYUCaRe invites Case Reports and provides opportunities for students, researchers and faculty of AYUSH and allied medical sciences to share their experiences. This initiative is expected to play a pivotal role in researches, further generating evidence base for the claims and principles of Ayurveda practices in a systematic way.

I take this opportunity to invite all the stakeholders of Ayurveda to use this platform and share Case Reports in the benefit of traditional practices. At AIIA, we are committed to put Ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in Evidence Based Practice.


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