CONCEPT OF HYPOTHYROIDISM IN AYURVEDA
Dr. Radha Joshi*, Dr. O.P. Singh and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Tripathi
Ayurveda has considered Agni a very important entity for maintenance of good health. On the basis of Ayurvedic principles, we can understand the pathology of Hypothyroidism as the “Agnimandya” at systemic and cellular level which can be understood as decreased caloric expenditure (Hypometabolism) in modern terminology. The major function of thyroid gland is to act as spark for the maintenance of oxidative metabolism in most tissues. In Ayurveda parlance this is attributed as function of Agni. Hypofunctioning of Jatharagni which in turn Effects Dhatwagni eventually brings out pathological sequence and ultimately the disease condition develop.
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