A CRITICAL REVIEW OF MUTRAKRICHCHHRA IN AYURVEDA
Dr. Sanjay Chandravanshi* and Dr. Nikhila Ranjana Nayak
Mutrakricchra is a broad term which covers the conditions described in modern medical science as dysuria .The Pratyatma lakshana of mutrakricchra is ''dukhena mutra pravritti'' means discomfort during micturition.Mutrakricchra is also found as a lakshana in many diseases such as Ashmari, Mutraghata, Mutraja vridhi, Arsha and Gulma etc. The term mutrakricchra comes under the disorders of mutravaha srotas, and mainly deals with shool(pain) and kricchrata (dysuria). Description of this diseases in almost all important classical texts reflects its prevalence in ancient period. Acharya charak has described eight types of mutrakrichhra. Nidan of mutrakricchra are divided into samanya and vishesh nidan. Samanya-vishesh siddhant is applied in all field of Ayurveda. The avoidance of nidan that aggravates the mutrakricchra and indulgence of those that relieves is advisable. Treatment includes nidanparivarjanam, shamshamanam, shanshodhan, and pathya-apathya.
Keywords: Mutrakricchra, etiopathogenesis, dysuria.
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