ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: DIFFERENT FORMS OF RUKSHANA KARMA IN METABOLIC DISORDER: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Bindushree N *, Supreeth M J, Kiran M Goud
Abstract: Ayurveda is a science of life which emphasize on treating the disease as well as the prevention of disease. In present scenario due to sedentary life style, stress, improper food habits, environmental and genetic factors there is an alarming rise in metabolic disorders like Sthoulya, Madhumeha, Prameha Pidaka, arshas, jwara. In these conditions there is involvement of Mahadoshas and abhishyanda Srotas due to which there will be excessive kledata in Sarva Shareera, to mitigate this and to avoid snehavyapat there is an essentiality of Rukshana karma before Shodhana. Rukshana is a modality which falls under apatarpana line of treatment, one which causes or increases the rukshata in Shareera and mitigates kapha, medas. It is adopted in both internal and external form. Internally in the form of kashaya, arishta, takrapana and externally in the form of Udvartana, Takradhara, Ruksha sweda. In metabolic disorders the main culprits are kapha and medas. Rukshana adopted will be beneficial to do vilayana of kapha, medas and also helps in treating and counteracting the complications of metabolic disorders.
Keyword: Metabolic disorder, Rukshana, Udvartana, Takrapana