NETRA SWASTHYAKAR UPAKRAMA IN AYURVEDA ACCORDING TO AACHARYA VAGBHATA MENTIONED IN ASHTANG HRIDAYAM- A REVIEW
Dr. Manasi R. Borkar*, Dr. Sumedha Y. Kotangale and Dr. Yogesh T. Kotangale
The purpose of Ayurveda is firstly to maintain health of healthy individual and to treat the diseased individual accordingly. Therefore, 'Dinacharya' is a basic protocol given by Ayurveda Aacharyas to balance Tridosha, Agni, Sapta Dhatu and Trimala; by which an individual can maintain health with respect to Desha, Kaal, Rutu. In this article an effort is made to explore Netra Swasthyakar Upakrama mentioned in Dinacharya Adhyay by Aacharya Vagbhata and its importance in routine life. Aim: To study importance of Netra Swasthyakar Upakram in Dinacharya Adhyay given by Aacharya Vagbhata in Ashtang Hridayam. Objectives: To study in detail the action of Netra Swasthyakar Upakrama which is beneficial to maintain health of eyes mentioned in Dinacharya Adhyay by Aacharya Vagbhata in Ashtang Hridayam. Material & Methods: Literature search from Ashtang Hridayam and detail commentary given by Aacharya Hemadri and Aacharya Arundatta. Discussion: Benefits of Netra Swasthyakar Upakrama in daily life with convenient modifications. Conclusion: Netrabala can be restored by the Upakramas mentioned in Dinacharya when followed in routine lifestyle.
Keywords: Dinacharya, Netra Swasthyakar Upakrama, Ayurveda, Drushti Prasadana, Visual acuity.
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