ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON ASCHYOTANA THERAPY AND ITS YOGAS
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Meenu P R *, Pradeep Kumar K
Abstract: Shalakya Tantra is one among the eight branches of Ayurveda which deals with Urdhwajatru Vikaras and their treatment. Urdhwajatru Vikaras include diseases of eye, ear, nose, mouth, and throat. Among them, Ophthalmology comprises major part of Shalakya Tantra. Kriyakalpas are the treatment modalities mentioned exclusively for eye diseases. It includes Aschyotana, Seka, Tarpana, Putapaka, Pindi, Vidalaka and Anjana. Aschyotana is considered as first line of treatment in Netra Vikaras by Acharya Vagbhata. In this present era due to pollution and changing lifestyles there are manifestation of eye disorders. Many of this disease can be managed in their early stage itself by doing Aschyotana. Also, many simple and effective Aschyotana Yogas are mentioned in our classics by different Acharyas. In this paper an effort is taken to compile the references regarding Aschyotana therapy along with its Yogas (formulations) mentioned in Brihattrayis.
Keyword: Kriyakalpa, Aschyotana, Yogas