Kaumarabhritya speciality of Ayurveda deals with health & wellness of children. The speciality vividly deals with newborn and pediatric care with a great deal of scientific touch to nutrition, immunity including growth and development, Samskaras (ceremonies), Diseases, Graha rogas (Infectious diseases), treatments and drug doses. The purview of the speciality has been extended up to antenatal care and postnatal care of mother too.
Kaumarabhritya has one of the major possibilities in serving the pediatric conditions between the age group of 0 to 16 years with:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Disabilities (ADHD, Autism, Learning & Behavioral problems etc)
- Respiratory Disorders (Allergies, Asthma, Cough etc)
- Skin Diseases (Napkin Rashes, Psoriasis, Vitiligo etc)
- Dentation Difficulties
- Speech disorders
- Bed wetting
- Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhea etc
- Pediatric Counselling
Suvarna Bindu Prashana
A unique Ayurvedic method to boost immunity and intellect
“Suvarna Bindu Prashana” basically is the proprietary name of a product of KLE Ayurveda Pharmacy. It is one of the method of suvarna prashana explained in Ayurveda as unique method of boosting immunity and intellect of children.
The modern days have left human beings amidst a lot is stress, the altered food habits, a great deal of distractibility, addictions, varied agricultural practices which in turn affects the strength of the individual both physically and mentally. This makes the humanity to fall a prey of diseases. In the ever-demanding competitive age of today there is always a need to excel. This in turn requires best of health and intelligence. Hence parents are always in search of a supplement, which will promote health and intelligence of their child.
Ayurveda has explained such health promoting agents under name of rasayana. Suvarna prashan is such rasayana mentioned in Ayurveda to promote immunity and memory of children.
Suvarna has the properties like that of Medha vardhana, Agni vardhana, Bala vardhana, Vrushya, Ayushyakara, Grahapaha etc. These unique properties cant be left unharnessed as they can be made use to strengthen an individual. The modern vaccination techniques are specific and are of a great help only when a particular pathogen invades the body, which is a matter of chance. But the Ayurvedic technique like Suvarna prashan is nonspecific and is in action round the clock guarding the individual as it boosts the immunity in general. Suvarnaprashan has a added benefit as it is medhavardhaka and hence promotes intellect in addition to immunity.
Suvarna Prashana is practiced by many grannies of the family but it is not reached to every child, but the concerns of health and intelligence at every group of today’s generation. With this motto to make this drug to reach every child the Department of Kaumarabhritya of KLE Ayurveda Hospital, Shahapur, Belgaum has taken this pious step to organize such huge camp for children under 5 years with a cost that can be reached by every class of people.
What is Suvarna Bindu Prashana?
Suvarna Bindu Prashana is the method of Suvarna prashana as explained in Kashyapa Samhita, Lehana Chapter.
According to the pages of Ayurveda the method of Suvarna Prashana is known to increase Medha (intelligence), Agni (Digestive capacity), Bala (immunity), Ayushya (Longevity). It also considered to be Mangala (Auspicious) Punya, Vrushya (Aphrodisiac). The method includes administration of Gold with honey and ghee for the desired effect.
Why on Pushya nakshatra?
Pushya nakshatra has a great importance in Ayurvedic medical science. It is considered to be very auspicious day. The collection of the drugs and there utility on the body on this day is said to have a special importance as it is considered to be very effective in terms of action. There are many research studies still going on to explore the logic behind it, one of such studies is being done in our own hospital. But on gross probably the body on this day is in a better position to absorb the drugs for its optimum benefit and the drugs used are more potent than the usual.
Since the drug is used in children for the sole benefit to increase immunity and intelligence, which is the prime concern of many parents and the family, it is being practiced on this auspicious day.
Why only to children under five years?
Kids under five years have a very poor immunity as this system is still under developed. And hence children require immune boosters to make them immune potent. The brain is also still at a growing phase under five years. Thus when an intervention is done at this period the desired effects are attained with a better peak. There suvarna prashana has a great role to play in children under five years.
Highlights of Suvarana Bindu Prashana camp of KLE Ayurveda Hospital
- It is a unique camp for children for potentiating immunity and intelligence in children under 5 years.
- Nearly 2000 kids make use of this service every month.
- Each child spends not more than 10 minutes in a new case and not more than 5 min in follow up cases although the number is so high.
- Every time the child is screened and hence the health problems are evaluated every month.
- The documentation of height and weight is made and thus keeps the growth record of every child.
- Special arrangements are made on occasions like eclipse days for protection to prevent the harmful effects.
- Children get consultations for their kids problem by the Ayurvedic paediatric experts in need.
- The rate of each dose is so less that anybody can reach the cost.