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  IMPORTANCE OF GOLD IN AYURVEDA FOR ARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT  
 

REFERENCE ARTICLE ON THE USE OF GOLD FOR ITS NERVINE PROPERTIES AND POSSIBILITIES IN ARTHRITIS CARE

THE CONTENT BELOW HIGHLIGHTS NERVINE QUALITIES OF GOLD AND THE POSSIBLE REASONS WHY GOLD IS ADVOCATED TO BE USED IN ARTHRITIS CARE IN AYURVEDA. THE ARTICLE IS UNEDITIED AND A SIMPLE COPY AND PASTE FROM - http://www.meridianinstitute.com/ceu/ceu25gol.html




 
 Gold And Its Relationship To Neurological/Glandular Conditions


Douglas G. Richards, Ph.D., David L. McMillin, M.A.,
Eric A. Mein, M.D., Carl D. Nelson, D.C.
 
Meridian Institute
 
International Journal of Neuroscience
2002, Volume 112, pages 31-53
 
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Abstract
Despite increasing sales of gold supplements, and claims of benefits for neurological and glandular conditions, gold has received little attention in modern medical literature except as a drug for rheumatoid arthritis. Historically, however, gold had a reputation as a "nervine," a therapy for nervous disorders. A review of the historical literature shows gold in use during the 19th century for conditions including depression, epilepsy, migraine, and glandular problems including amenorrhea and impotence. The most notable use of gold was in a treatment for alcoholism developed by Leslie E. Keeley, M.D. In the modern medical literature, gold-containing medicines for rheumatoid arthritis are known to have occasional neurotoxic adverse effects. There are also a few studies suggesting a role for gold as a naturally occurring trace element in the reproductive glands. One small recent study demonstrated a possible positive effect of gold on cognitive ability. There is a need for more experimental and clinical research into the neuropharmacology and neurochemistry of gold, and exploration of gold's possible role as a trace element.
 




 
Gold and its Relationship to Neurological/Glandular Conditions
The modern use of gold-containing medicines focuses primarily on rheumatoid arthritis, with some recent attention to other anti-inflammatory uses of gold, and to new anticancer and antimicrobial gold drugs (Fricker, 1998). Otherwise, in mainstream medicine, gold has been seen as a metal with little biological relevance. In contrast, the benefits suggested for gold-containing supplements, widely available in health food stores and over the Internet, address a variety of conditions including alcoholism, depression, and gland function (e.g., http://www.colloidalgold.com, 2001; http://www.topsilver.com, 2001). Is there any support for a neuropharmacologic effect of gold?
Although there is very little modern research on these applications for gold, historically one notable use of gold was as a "nervine," a substance that could revitalize people suffering from nervous conditions, what today we would call neurological and psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy and depression. This paper will review the historical use of gold as a healing agent for the nervous and glandular systems, and then look at recent literature pointing to a biological role in these systems for gold.   for more on gold -------------
 
 
 
 
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