A CRITICAL REVIEW ON PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF MANASIK VIKARA WRT STRESS
*Dr. Sayali S. Waghulde and Dr. Amit C. Firke
Life is the complex union of Satva, Atma and Sharira. The presence of alpa Satva, vitiation of both sharirik dosha (vata, pitta and kapha) and manasa dosha (rajo and tama) and also vitiation of manovaha srotas are root causes of many diseases. Vitiated vata hampers the happiness of Manas and provokes bhaya, shoka, moha, dinata etc. These Mansika bhavas play a vital role in the etiopathogenesis and exacerbation of the diseases. The disturbance in Manasika bhavas like Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, etc. vitiates Manasa dosha & Sharirika dosha along with Agni and thus disturbs the homeostasis of both body and mind resulting in the root cause of many diseases. Stress is now becoming more accepted as being crucially related to our total – physical, mental & spiritual health. Stress has the meanings like: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension, a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense, anxiety, feeling uptight, tension, jitters, apprehension etc. The present article shows the importance of manas, their gunas as well as doshas, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms in the shelter of various diseases in which Manas hetus are discussed.
Keywords: Sharirik Dosha, Manas dosha, Manasika bhavas, Manas Vikar, Stress.
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