ROLE OF MANAS BHAVAS IN VYANGA W.S.R TO MELASMA- A REVIEW
Vd. Priyanka Siddheshwar Kakde* and Vd. S. V. Suryavanshi
Beautiful and crystal-clear skin is a delight and also a dream for everyone. However when appearance gets disfigured due to altered pigmentation it results in a psychological trauma. Vyanga is a type of kshudra roga characterized by shayva, tanu, niruja mandal especially on face. Apart from its multifactorial origin like prolonged sun exposure, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy etc, vitiation of vata, pittadosha and its raktpradoshaj nature, “KRODH, SHOKA” have also been considered as hetus in Ayurvedic samhitas which definitely indicates impact of psychological factors in this vyadhi. This nijdosh prakopaj Vyanga can be alleviated by shodhan, lepa application, nasya but role of manas bhavas cannot be denied. The quality of life in patients of Vyanga can be significantly improved with the pshychosomatic approach of treatment rather than just focussing on its shariraj nature. The pivotal role of considering psyche in the managment of Vyanga should yield more fruitful results.
Keywords: Vyanga, Kshudra roga, Manas bhavas, Melasma.
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