Qualification: 
MD, BAMS
ganeshr@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Ganesh R. currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Kaumarabhritya, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. He completed his Under Graduation (BAMS) and Post Graduation in Kaumarabhritya from Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram. He secured 1st rank in MD(Ay) Kaumarabhrithya Final year Examination conducted by KUHS. He secured 2nd rank in Ayurveda PG entrance examination conducted by Govt. of Kerala in 2013. After post graduation, he worked in Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram and also as Kaumarabhritya Specialist Medical officer in Government Ayurveda District Hospital, Alappuzha. He joined Amrita School of Ayurveda in June 2017. He had participated in conducting various medical camps and had taken awareness classes for teachers, parents, and students in schools.

Papers Presented

  1. “Ayurvedic Management of Epilepsy: A single case study’ at International Seminar in connection with 3rd GAF at Kozhikode on February 2, 2016.
  2. ‘Preventive aspects of Aama’ at “Shraddha’ National Students Conclave at GAVC, TPRA on June 4, 2015.
  3. ‘Case studies on Epilepsy’ at CME on Childhood Epilepsy – Smrithi 2015 organized by Dept. of Kaumarabhrithya, GAVC, TVM on September 15, 2015.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2016

Ganesh R. and Anirudhan, R., “Ayurvedic Management of Epilepsy: A single case study”, International journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry , vol. 4, no. 3, 2016.[Abstract]


Apasmara is duschikitya and is mentioned as one of the ashtamahagada by Acharya Charaka. Even today, treating apasmara is considered as a daunting task by many ayurvedic physicians. Apasmara can be managed through the principals of treatment told in our classical texts. A 7 year old boy was admitted in the inpatient of Kaumarabhrithya department. He had complaints of seizure episodes associated with flickering of eye lids and slanting of neck towards right side since two years. EEG revealed intermittent epileptiform discharges from B/L parietooccipital region and was prescribed Syp. Trioptal (Oxcarbazepine) and T. Clonotril (Clonazepam) which they are continuing till now. He was having 1-2 seizure episodes/day lasting 10s-1 minute with lateral oscillatory movements of eyes, flickering of eye lids, impaired vision in the left eye, sweating, increased temperature and rightward slanting of neck. No loss of consciousness was present. The case was diagnosed as Vathapitha Apasmara and a treatment protocol was designed which comprised of both shodhana and samana. Duration of the seizures reduced considerably after the IP treatment. After the follow up period of 2 months the frequency of seizures also reduced. Now there are no clinical seizures. Ayurvedic intervention in the above said case reveals the true potential and efficacy of our science. Apasmara can be managed through Ayurveda by accurate dosha identification and a structured protocol.

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Qualification : MD(ayu), BAMS