CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF ASHRAYASHRAYI RELATION OF DOSHA & DHATU WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VATVRUDHHI IN ASTHIKSHAY
Anupama K. Awate*, Deepa R. Kale and Hemangini Waghulade
‘Lokpuruhsanyaya’ states that any living body is miniature representation of huge universe. All functions in universe are carried out by moon, sun and wind. Similarly, human body bears kapha, pitta and vata performing all function of living body. Since doshas are functional representatives of panchamahabhutas, they are controller of body functions. Ashraya-aashrayi relation is described by Ashtang Hrudaya for explaining the relation between doshas and dushyas in sutrasthan. If Dosha gets vitiated they will vitiate the Dhatu and Mala and cause wide array of diseases. WhenPitta and Kapha increases or decreases, its respective Dhatu will also increase or decrease, exception is Vata and Asthi. Vata and Asthi are inversely proportional i.e. when Vata aggravates the AsthiDhatu decreases. Prevention and early intervention can slow the process of osteoporosis in majority population.As we all know prevention is better than cure. Whenever there is vatavruddhilakshanas, one can think about future Asthikshaya and can treat likewise, even at early stages. So, to develop the treatment modality the conceptual study is necessary to know the correlation between ashraya and ahsrayi. Doshaand dushya are regulated by bruhana and langhana chikitsa, just by knowing their appropriate relation.
Keywords: Asthidhatu, Vat dosha, Ashraya, Ashrayi, Osteoporosis.
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