THEARPEUTIC PRINCIPLES OF KAUMARBHRITYA
Dr. Megha Agrawal and Dr. Prashant Singh Bhadauria*
In Ashtanga Ayurveda, Kaumarbhritya is one of the prime branches of Ayurveda. Kaumarbhritya is a science which deals with the study and treatment of the child from the time of conception through childhood up to adolescence. Children are also considered as the most vulnerable class of society as they are unable to express themselves, dependent on caretaker. Thus children need a special attention and nursing. But In the current scenario, the faulty method of living, unbalanced diet, environmental pollution and other various regions has increased the incidence of Roga in day by day. As children are in a rapid continuous process of growth and development physically as well as intellectually the diseases occurring in children, the drug dose formats, modes of drug delivery are important aspects of therapeutics in children. Success of treatment depends on consideration of different facets like deranged Doshas, pathogenesis of disease, severity of disease, consideration of the system involved, geographical consideration, seasonal variation and stage of the disease. & failure of which leads to definite treatment failure. In paediatrics, all above mentioned facts should be kept in mind as the Doshas, Dooshya and disease are same as that of adults and even the medicine. Only different is in quantity, which is less. Consequently there arises a need to understand applied therapeutic principles to obey for approaching a sick child. This paper illustrates general as well as Panchkarma related applied therapeutic principles.
Keywords: Kaumarbhritya, children, internal & external treatment.
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