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Article: A REVIEW ON TAMAKA SHWASA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA)
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Savita Thakur, Umesh Kumar Sapra *
Abstract: Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma) is considered basically a disorder of Pranavaha Srotasa in which other Srotasa are also involved. In this condition, there is vitiation of Vayu from its normal state due to obstruction of Srotasa because of Kapha. Vitiation of Vayu leads to severe episodes of breathlessness and the patient feels darkness all around. As “Breathlessness” is the predominant symptom along with feeling of darkness, hence this disease is named so. There are similarities in the etiopathogenesis, signs and symptoms of Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma) and Bronchial asthma. Clinically Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma) is most important among different types of Shwasa described in Ayurveda. This paper emphasizes about the Ayurvedic view of Shwasa especially Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma) along with modern perspective and establishes the strong resemblances between them.
Keyword: Bronchial Asthma, Tamaka Shwasa, Ayurveda, Pranavaha Srotasa.