ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AN ETIOPATHOLOGICAL REVIEW OF SANDHIGATA VATA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Archana Singh *, Sanjeev Khuje, Ashutosh Dwivedi
Abstract: Ayurveda considered Vata the most important Dosha because of its dominance in the function and is supposed to be the frontrunner of the remaining two Doshas. In Brihat-trayi, Acharyas describe Vatavyadhi in a separate chapter, proving its distinct place regarding various diseases. Acharya stated that when the Vata remains Avyahat (without obstruction), Sthanasth (situated in its sites) and Prakritasth (in its balanced state), the person lives happily to the age of 100 years. But when it gets vitiated, it travels along the whole body, gets situated at particular sites, and produces manifestations according to the Nidans and site of accumulation. This concept is known as Gatatva of Vata, and the adjective of that site names the conditions. Sandhigata Vata is one of them and can be correlated with various joint disorders in modern science. This review article presents a detailed study of the etiological aspect of Sandhigata Vata with an Ayurveda perspective to understand its pathogenesis and treat it appropriately.
Keyword: Vatavyadhi, Sandhigata Vata, Gatatva of Vata.