A REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE FOUR STANCHIONS OF CHIKITSA
*Dr. Savita Hiremath and Dr. Pallavi Y. C.
Ayurveda a biological science, which is based on the three principles of life which are termed as : Trisutra viz, Hetu, Linga and Aushadha. Thus, the concept of Chikitsa is considered as a complete holistic approach to the elimination of the root cause of any disease. The success of Chikitsa depends totally upon four factors which are known as Chikitsa Chatuspada. These Chatushpada includes Bhishak, Dravya, Upastha and Rogi. Chatushpada endowed with their qualities are then responsible for the cure of disease. These four factors are mutually dependent on each other. These Chatushpadas are considered mandatory to provide relief to the patient. In absence of any one of these, the treatment would not be possible. Each of the four factors possess four qualities essential for a treatment to be successful. When all these four factors are favourable, then treatment will be successful. In this review article, an attempt is made to explain the importance of ChikitsaChatushpada in detail.
Keywords: Chikitsa Chatushpada, Bhishak, Vaidya, Rogi, Upastha, Dravya, Aushadha.
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