AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF TAMAKA SWASA AND ITS MANAGEMENT
Dr. Seema Patley*, Dr. Aradhana Kande and Dr. Rashmi Diwan
Respiration is the process from the first breath of newborn till the last breath is sign of life. Any disturbance in this process leads to Swasa Roga. Tamaka Swasa is one of the important disease of such disturbance of Pranavaha Srotasa. The prevalence of respiratory disorders like Tamaka Swasa is increasing due to excessive pollution, overcrowding and poor hygiene. Due to this type of nidana sevana, Vata & Kapha Dosha get vitiated & obstruct the Pranavaha Srotas and symptoms like Kasa, Peenasa, Ghurghurakatwa, Swasa kricchata are produced. India has an estimated 15-20 million patients of Tamaka Swasa(i.e. Bronchial Asthama). In Ayurveda texts, different Acharyas describe the Nidan Panchak (i.e. Etiopathogenesis), pathya-apathya and many more formulations of Tamaka Swasa. Knowledge of this concept is important to prevent and to cure the disease.
Keywords: Tamaka Swasa, Management, Pathya-Apathya.
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