REVIEW OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA OF MUTRAASHMARI (UROLITHIASIS)
Dr. Kumar Avadhesh and *Dr. Akanksha Pandey
From the study of ancient surgical text Sushruta samhita, it becomes evident that the urological problems form an important part of medical sciences. Among all the urinary problems described in Ayurvedic texts, there is one variety where both the medicinal and the surgical treatments are advised and agreed upon by all the Acharyas and this entity is the Mutrashmari. The important factor i.e. the diagnostic part in case of a stone, the advice given by ancient Acharyas seems to be true even at present who were of the idea that before going for the treatment sure shot diagnosis is important both for the physician and the patient. The physician should first diagnose the disease and then should decide the line of treatment. Failure in the diagnosis will result into the failure of the treatment.
Keywords: Sushruta samhita, Mutrashmari.
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