Role of Ayurveda in Medovaha Srotovikara
Keywords:srotas, medadhatu, medovaha srotas, srotodusti.
Ayurveda, the science which deals with curative as well as preventive aspect of an individual. Sarira(body) is the assortment of srotas(channels) where these are micro channels which acts as internal transport system of dosha, dhatu, mala. One among them is medo-vaha srotas. The Moolasthan(origin) of srotas is anatomical seat of the respective srotas where the main seat of pathology of that channel and manifestation of diseases. There are mainly four kinds of abnormalities in the functioning of srotas called “srotodusti”. They are Atipravrtti, sanga, siragranti, vimargagamana, which may occur individually or in combination which leads to a disease. Due to intake of improper diet (aahar-vihar) leads to disturbance in agni (digestion – metabolism) that leads to distribution of adipose tissue (lipid form) in human body like subcutaneous tissue, omentum, kidney, liver etc. And this reconfirms the moolasthana of medovaha srotas (vrikka,vapavahana, kati etc,.) considered by charakacharya, sushrutacharya.Further the vitiation of this srotas will leads to risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, CVD, etc. which are leading to the pandemic. Obesity can be defined as an excess deposition of adipose tissue which are derived from fatty food, oil, sedentary lifestyle, neuro-hormonal abnormality, stress etc,. which further leads to complication such as diabetes a chronic metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which leads over time to severe damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves etc., In present era it is very necessary to give importance to the lifestyle of individual to achieve the ayurvedic principle swasthasya swasthya rakshanam by following proper dinacharya, rtucharya etc., which has great prospective in prevention and controlling the disease and maintaining health of an individual.
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