Monday, February 2, 2009

HELP TALKS- Dr. Shankar Chawla on "Family Practice with Alternative Medicine"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Shankar Chawla at HELP on 23rd January' 09 : topic - "Family Practice with Alternative Medicine"

Dr. Shankar Chawla is a senior practicing Homeopath has vast practice in treating families and handles cases of common cold to complicated cancers and other difficult chronic cases in Chembur Mumbai since 24 years. He has qualified as a Medical graduate from Bombay Homeopathic Medical College Vile-Parle, Mumbai in 1983. He is a postgraduate MD in Homeopathy.

His interest also lies in other form of alternative medicines. Did his Diploma & Doctor of medicine in Acupuncture, Diploma in Natural Medicines from Malaga Spain, Three years part time course in Advance Diploma in Yoga from University of Mumbai. He is also a Postgraduate Diploma - Preventive and Promotive Health care from Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad.

His work involves with multiple modalities of holistic healing combining them in a unique blend of Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Yoga, Holistic Lifestyle modification & Counseling.

Approach to the chronic case history is studied in detail before prescribing the constitutional medicines. It treats an individual a whole and thereby the various ailments concurrently. It enables far quicker, safer, and more complete rehabilitation of individual to restore positive health and total well-being. Dr. Chawla has been successfully managing Acute, Chronic & complicated cases. His past experience & knowledge in modern medicine has been useful in treating such cases.

Alternative Medicine today is rapid growing system in India Homeopathy enjoys a household name due to the safety of its pills and gentleness of its cure. A rough study indicates that above 30% of Indian population solely depend on homeopathy for their health care needs. According to WHO Homeopathy is the second largest method of practice worldwide after modern medicine.

Urban population has started consulting Homeopaths as the primary care family physician especially for children. Family Practice challenges the physician to see variety of spectrum of disorders from pediatrics to geriatrics. Homeopathy with its uniqueness of Individualization and treating patient as a whole has built the inroads in the family.

Number of medical conditions response wonderfully well with homeopathy especially allergies, asthma, chronic recurrent cold and cough, sinusitis, tonsillitis, chronic otitis media, skin conditions eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, thyroid disorders, viral fevers, chronic fatigue syndrome, hyperactivity (ADHD),conduct, behavior disorders in children, acid peptic disorders, insomnia, anxiety, mood disorders, etc.

Nature has provided the human system with inbuilt healing (repair) system. Homeopathic medicine when correctly given stimulates these processes bring back the health in gentle, safe and at permanent level.

It stimulates at level of Psyco-endo-neuro-immunological axis and harmonizing the imbalance in the body and homeostasis takes place. Healing through Homeopathy bring about total transformation of person in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual plan. Homeopathic therapy is wholesome synergy between the science of modern medicine and the art of homeopathic system of medicine.

Blending Homeopathy were indicated in other modalities like Acupuncture, Yoga and Holistic Lifestyle modification enhances the efficacy in treatment and produces good results in cases of osteoarthritis, cervical spondylitis, frozen shoulder, rheumatoid arthritis, impotence, etc.

Today medical treatment demands Integrative medicine where the focus is on combining various suitable relative components of exercise, lifestyle including diet, stress management and emotional well being. Thus the Family physician serves as guide, role model and mentor as well as dispensers of therapeutic aids.

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