AN ANALYTICAL OUTLOOK ON CONCEPT OF FOETAL ANOMALIES IN AYURVEDA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS ETIOPATHOGENESIS
*Sandeep Madhukar Lahange, Dr. Vikash Bhatnagar, Dr. Archana Nivrutti Bhangare and Dr. Shailza Bhatnagar
Ayurveda science is one of the most ancient Science and is crystal clear in it. In the present modern era, for maintaining the identity of Ayurveda; it is necessary to prove that the knowledge available in our ancient Samhita is absolutely correct with respect to the modern science. Human body is a miracle of the nature. If you believe in god, you can call it a gift from god. Creation of human body was not a random accident of the nature. It is the work of cosmic intelligence divinely planned for a definite higher purpose. Occurrence of human body in proper shape, size and weight is a wonder of nature. Ayurveda has a special contribution in reaching Moksha through a proper channel i;e; Dharma Artha, Karma and then Moksha. There are so many deformities occur at the time of birth or after birth. The reason behind the deformities is varied. According to Acharya Sushruta most of the Garbhaj Vikaritiya (fetal anomalies) is result of karma of previous habitats (Papkarma), Poorvakarma etc. Some deformities occurs due to Bija Dosha (Sperm & Ovum deformities) means heredity, some deformities due to matrij vikrit aahar and vihar(faulty diet and behavior) means congenital deformities and others due to insult or non fulfillment of desires of pregnant mother during pregnancy. All those things which are required by mother during pregnancy and those which are not provided to the mother can be the cause of fetal deformities. Modern science has proved all the fetal anomalies scientifically with the help of various equipments. As ayurveda scholar there is need of analytical outlook on Garbhaj vikritiya (fetal Anomalies) and there etiopathogenesis in context of Ayurveda so that it could help in knowledge, prevention and management of various fetal anomalies.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Garbhaj vikritiya, Bija Dosha, fetal Anomalies, etiopathogenesis.
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