International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm <p><strong>International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine</strong></p> South Asian Academic Publication en-US International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2583-1305 <p>Copyright © Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.</p> The role of Aerobic Exercise in Bronchial Asthma: A review https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm/article/view/341 <p><strong>Purpose of review</strong>: Asthma occurs as one of the most prevalent chronic disorders among children and adults in developed nations. Poor asthma control persists despite international treatment guidelines, resulting in frequent school and job absences, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations. Numerous asthmatic patients cite exercise as an asthma trigger, which likely results in exercise avoidance as a strategy of symptom control. Emerging evidence suggests that regular aerobic exercise may assist improve certain elements of asthma control. This article reviews on the effects of regular aerobic exercise on significant asthma-related outcomes, including symptoms, lung function, and quality of life.</p> <p><strong>Recent findings</strong>: Many Randomized Control Trial, systematic reviews and meta-analysis in recent years have found that regular exercise is safe for children and adults with asthma. Asthma symptoms and quality of life appear to benefit with aerobic exercise, although gains in lung function and airway hyper responsiveness have been less consistent<strong>.</strong></p> <p><strong>Summary</strong>: Our review showed that frequent continuous moderate intensity aerobic exercise improved asthma symptoms and quality of life. Swimming or treadmill exercises are good possibilities.</p> Anshu Anshu Saloni Malik Pintu kumar Mahto Shilpa Prajapati Copyright (c) 2022 Anshu https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-08-25 2022-08-25 17 19 10.46797/ijacm.v3i2.341 Role of yoga therapy in the management of diabetic neuropathy: a review article https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm/article/view/336 <p><strong>Background:</strong> Autonomic Diabetic Neuropathy, the most frequent diabetic consequence, is commonly treated with medicines without success. Diabetes is a chronic disease due to insulin resistance or reduced insulin secretion, India is known as the "diabetic world capital," with a projected growth of 63 %, exceeding 98 million by 2030. The latest diabetes mellitus statistics are worrying, stating that around 150 million individuals globally have diabetes mellitus, with this number expected to doubling by 2025 &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Objective: </strong>The purpose of the study was to conduct a review on role of Yoga in the management of Autonomic Diabetic Neuropathy.</p> <p><strong>Method: </strong>A review was conducted using search terms Autonomic Diabetic Neuropathy and Yoga, Autonomic Diabetic Neuropathy and Alternative Therapy, Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy and Yoga, Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy and Alternative Therapy, Diabetic Neuropathy and Yoga, Diabetic Neuropathy and&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alternative therapy and all the probable term in national and international data repositories such as PubMed, google scholar, in English language. Only 5 studies are selected out of 1493. For this Review article Literature Searched from starting to till April 2022.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Studies showing clinical significance of Yoga in the management of Diabetic Neuropathy, but studies are less available and also lack of quality study. New Researchers should create more original evidences by conducting Randomized Controlled Trials in the large sample size.</p> Ramesh Kumar Saloni Malik Ananya Gupta Copyright (c) 2022 Ramesh Kumar, Saloni Malik, Ananya Gupta Ananya Gupta https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-08-29 2022-08-29 20 25 10.46797/ijacm.v3i2.336 Yoga and its Path to Spirituality – A Review Article https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm/article/view/347 <p>The Indian Yoga system is now recognized as a positive science worldwide. Yoga is inborn spiritual. The ultimate goal of yoga is the divine fulfilment of life. No yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is an awakening towards oneself for the necessity of spiritual existence. Both yoga practice and spirituality are associated with beneficial mental health outcomes. Yoga morality is necessary to provide the method to proceed on the yogic path and pave the path toward spirituality. Kundalini is the term for spiritual energy with the practice of Kundalini Yoga one is thought able to liberate oneself from one's Karma. So present study aims to investigate the relationship between yoga and spirituality. We also explained the importance of kundalini yoga to attain spirituality.</p> Madugula Sruthi Ashish Kumar Mishra Shivakumar S Harti Copyright (c) 2022 DR SRUTHI MADUGULA, Dr Ashish Kumar Mishra, Prof. Dr. Shivakumar S Harti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-09-20 2022-09-20 26 29 10.46797/ijacm.v3i2.347 A comprehensive review of siddha therapeutic formulations for peptic ulcer disease (gunmam) https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm/article/view/405 <p>A&nbsp;peptic ulcer&nbsp;is defined as disruption of the mucosal integrity of the stomach and/or duodenum leading to a local defect or excavation due to active inflammation. Although burning epigastric pain exacerbated by fasting and improved with meals is a symptom complex associated with peptic ulcer disease, the majority of patients with peptic ulcers may be asymptomatic. Peptic ulcer significantly affects quality of life by impairing overall patient well-being and contributing substantially to work absenteeism. In symptomatic patients, the most common presenting symptoms are epigastric pain, which may be associated with dyspepsia, bloating, abdominal fullness, nausea, and averse to ingest the enough quantity of food because of bloating. These symptoms could be correlated with the disease “Gunmam” mentioned in Siddha texts.In this review, we discuss and highlight the latest evidence of complications related to peptic ulcer disease&amp; their conventional treatments such as proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists and the adverse effects, relapses, and various drug interactions. On the other hand, medicinal plants, metal, mineral &amp; animal products and their chemical compounds are useful in the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Hence, this review represents the information retrieval of common therapeutic sources like herbal, mineral, and animal formulations (either single or combined) for Gunmam and the general properties of herbs, metals &amp; salts mentioned in the authenticated Siddha literatures. These possess more promising efficacy and having less of adverse drug reactions which is the need of hour for treatment of&nbsp;Gunmam.</p> Heamavathi S Nethaji subash chandrabose Tabitha Esther K Rajalakshmi P Copyright (c) 2022 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-12-31 2022-12-31 30 42 10.46797/ijacm.v3i2.405 Review on a prospective study on drug use pattern in pediatric seizures https://www.saap.org.in/journals/index.php/ijacm/article/view/408 <p>Objectives: The objective of this study is to evaluate the drug utilization pattern and to observe possible treatment outcomes. Methods: A Non-experimental prospective observational study has been carried out in tertiary care hospital for a period of six months. A total number of 181 paediatric inpatients of age 1- 14 years with seizures were included and evaluated. The patient case history was collected based on data collection form designed for the study. RESULTS: In our study we observed that female patients are more prevalent. Prevalence of seizures is high among age group 1-5years and low among 11-14 years. Tonic-clonic (51.3%) type of seizures was commonly observed, followed by febrile seizures (19%). Phenytoin is the mostly prescribed drug followed by sodium valproate. Monotherapy is observed mostly. Outcome of the therapy is measured by seizure free period, among which seizure free observed are more 74.1%. The incidence of ADRs in the study group is less (6.6%) and phenytoin is the drug with more number of ADRs. Medication adherence is measured in known epileptic patients (n=67) using MMAS, medium adherence seems to be more (49%). Conclusion: This study strongly highlights that the, Clinical pharmacist has a pivot role in conducting drug utilization studies that helps in comparing the ongoing regimen with the standard treatment guidelines so as to promote the stupendousity of rational use of drugs and to minimize or control the incidence of ADRs.</p> Marurhi Sandeep J Suzen Suma K Sai Karan M Keerthana Y Narayana swamy P Copyright (c) 2022 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-11-19 2022-11-19 43 48 10.46797/ijacm.v3i2.408