ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: INTERPRETATION OF SNAYU IN CLASSICAL TEXTS BASED ON INFERENTIAL ANATOMICAL EXPLORATIONS: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Vidhyaprabha R *
Abstract: Contemporary validation is the need of the hour when it comes to Ayurveda. Discrepancy in theories of Ayurveda and contemporary science makes this validation quite challenging. The anatomical terms mentioned in the classical texts need to be deciphered appropriately as the impact of these ideas are not just limited to a structure but to its physiological, surgical, pathological and surgical aspects. The term Snayu has always been a controversial structure when it comes to an anatomical validation. The objective of this review article is to correlate Snayu and its types to structures in the human body on the basis of cadaveric dissection through observation and inference. The methodology involved is a thorough literary review on structure and location of Snayu and its comparison to the anatomical structure in the background of dissection techniques and observation methods used in the ancient texts. It was observed that Snayu can be correlated to fibrous structures of human body like fascia, ligaments, tendons, aponeurosis etc.
Keyword: Prathanavati, Prithula, Kandara, Sushirasnayu, Snayujalam, Ligament, Tendon, Retinaculum, Aponeurosis.