Dr. K. Sivabalaji currently serves as Assistant Professor in the department of Shalakya Tantra, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. He completed under graduate from Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Chennai in 2009 and post graduation from S.D.M College of Ayurveda, Hassan in 2013. University Topper-Silver Medalist in under graduation, awarded Ayurvisharada in 2009 from Himalaya Drug Company, Best outgoing student award in 2009. He had presented many papers in national and international conferences.

QUALIFICATION: B.A.M.S., M.S (Ayu) Shalakya, P.G Dip. in Yoga.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Clinical evaluation of efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita in management of Dry Eye Syndrome (shushkakshipaka)”, IAMJ Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, 2015.[Abstract]

Background & Objectives: Shalakya Tantra is one of the branches of Astanga Ayurveda and Netra roga vigyana is its sub division. Shuhkakshipaka (Dry Eye Syndrome) is one of the Sarvagatha Netra rogas characterized by Gharsha (Irritation), Kunita (Photophobia), Avila Dashana (Blurred Vision), Toda (Pricking type of Pain), Daha (Burning Sensation) and Raktharji (Congestion). All these symptoms can be correlated to the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Objective of the management of dry eye syndrome (Shuhkakshipaka). Methods : 50 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria Dry eye syndrome were randomly selected and subjected to the trail. Source of patients : patients were selected randomly from O.P.D. and I.P.D. of shalakya tantra, S.D.M. Ayurvedic college, Hassan. Clinical signs and symptoms were given with suitable scores according to their severity and assessment was based on relief after treatment . the results having P value less than>0.001 were considered as statistically significant in this study. Results:complete remission(100% relief) seen in 12% marked improvement in 32% Moderate improvemtn in 34 % , mild improvement was seen in 18 % patients. Interpretation & conclusion : Mahatiphaladya Ghrita showed significant result in relieving all the symptoms of Shuhkashipaka with maximum of 92 % and minimum of 36 %

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Ayurveda and ocular manifestations in aids w.s.r posterior outer retinal necrosis”, Journal of Biological & scientific Opinion (JBSO), vol. 3, 2015.[Abstract]

Ayurveda, said to be the ‘Scientific of life and longevity’, is the most holistic or comprehensive medical system from India. It has attributed preventive as well as curative aspects in various disorders. It not only aims in healing, but also comprises of basic measures to maintain a healthy living. It consists of eight branches, out of which shalakya Tantra is that branch, which deals with all the normal and abnormal conditions of the parts lying above clavicle i.e. Jathu Urdvagatha Bhagas, especially the sense organs. One sub division of this branch deals with the ‘eye’ starting from its development, affection and various therapeutic measures adopted for alleviating their pathological conditions. Posterior outer rental Necrosis (PORN) is a variant of necrotizing herpetic retinopathy seen in AIDS patients. The patients will loss his vision due to HIV Virus. So the article says about the how to analysis the symptoms of PORN under Ayurveda and its management due to which the vision will be protected.

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Ayurvedic Approach on Sushakasipaka”, International Journal on Researches in Alternative Medicines, 2014.


K. Siva Balaji, Amaranth, H. K., and Ashwini, M. J., “Ayurvedic Approach on Computer Vision Syndrome ”, IAMJ Journal , 2013.[Abstract]

Computer vision Syndrome (CVS) is one among the lifestyle disorder in the present era. About 88% of people who use computers everyday suffer from this problem. CVS is a complex of ocular and visual problem due to near work which is experienced of ocular and visual problem due to near work which is experienced during the use of computer and television. Therefore, an Ayurvedic approach in understanding the samprapti and management thereafter is hypothesized for CVS.

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