TO STUDY THE CONCEPT OF ASTHIKSHAYA (OSTEOPOROSIS) WSR TO STROTAS
Dr. Suresh Kag* and Dr. Neeta Jamra
Ayurveda is a holistic health science. The principle aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of healthy people and to cure the disease of patient. In present scenario many Non communicable diseases creates more challenges in front of health science. A Non communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is non infectious or non contagious. Osteoporosis (OP) is an important non communicable disease. The incidence of osteoporosis is increasing day by day. It is more common in women and old age people. Osteoporosis is a metabolic systemic disease which is characterised by reduced bone mass and changes in bony tissue. Ayurveda is recognized as leading life science and explain ways to prevent and manage life style disorders. Ayurvedic principles give much knowledge in the form of proper diet (Ahara), life style management (Dincharya), rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana) etc. In Ayurveda there is no exact clinical condition mentioned in samhitas like Osteoporosis. But Ayurvedic literature described eighteen types of kshaya. Among those Asthikhsaya may be considered as osteoporosis. This paper presents an ayurvedic concept regarding the role of Strotas in asthikshaya which is described in Ayurvedic samhitas.
Keywords: Asthi dhatu, Asthivaha Strotas, Asthikshaya, Osteoporosis.
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