AN ANALYTICAL STUDY ON BALA
Dr. Prajna Paramita Panda and *Dr. Mangalagowri V. Rao
Perfect health is the cherished wish of all individuals. Health is affected by various factors like Ahara, Vihara, Vichara etc. Unhealthy practices and sometimes physiological vitiation of Dosha occur in the body resulting disease. The body’s defense system which is described as Bala or Vadhikshamatva in Ayurveda, protects the health and prevents the disease. Bala may be obtained as inherited or can be derived from healthy environment, diet and lifestyle. The factors that enhance the Bala or Oja are called Oja Vardhaka Bhava and the factors that diminish Bala are known as Bala kshaya Nidana. The knowledge on Bala and applying those principles can reduce the disease prevalence to a greater extent.
Keywords: Vyadhikshamatva, Sahaja Bala, Kalaja Bala, Yuktikrita Bala, Immunoglobulins.
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