AHARA SHAKTI INTERPRETATION IN DASHA VIDHA PAREEKSHA
Dr. Rekha K. B. P.*, Dr. Rashmi B. V. and Kalpana
Rogi pareeksha is one of the mandatory step adopted prior to the treatment. One specific questions asked to the patient is related with ahara (food) and vihara(activity), nidra(sleep). Ahara becomes nidana(cause) for roga, ahara shakti is one of dashavidha pareeksha told in charaka samhita in vimanastana 8ch, which highlights examination of the agni karmukata (functions of agni), one of the important point in the assessment of disease. Jataragni vaishamyata (gastric fire abnormality) are mandagni(weak agni) and tikshnagni(powerful agni) will lead to improper formation of rasa is ama (undigested food) and its accumulation leads to disease. In the condition of mandagni food taken in small quantity takes longer duration with heaviness, loss of taste causing disease like ajeerna, aruchi etc. In Tikshnagni bhasmakaroga (increased metabolism), stoulya(obesity) etc. Second step of digestion is bhutagni later dhatwagi its vitiation causes diseases like pandu, kamala, amavata etc. Aahara shakti again we can grade with pravara (excellent), madhyama (moderate) and avara (weak) by knowing jaranashakti and abhayavaranashakti of the patient. Knowing ahara shakti will help to plan for the treatment.
Keywords: Rogipareeksha, ahara, agni.
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