International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1304105

Pages: 145-148

Author: Sanjay Kumar Bhatnagar *, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Dinesh Chandra Sharma

Abstract: Ayurveda is an ancient bunch of knowledge that aims at maintaining the health of a healthy individual and curing the diseased one. This is brought by equalizing Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. The term Kriyakala refers to recognising a disease's progress stage, which helps to determine appropriate measures to correct the imbalance in Doshas (biological factors). Ayurveda mentioned several concepts for understanding and preventing disease pathogenesis, and Shatakriyakala is one of them. It is a compound expression comprised of Kriya and Kala, where Kriya means the choice of treatment (medicine, food, and daily routine) used to improve the disturbance in Doshas, and Kala refers to the stage of progress of a disease. Shatakriyakala is mainly associated with six stages of disease progression and their possible management through Ayurveda principles. Shatakriyakala not only helps to diagnose diseases in the early stage but also helps to suppress their intensity. Kriyakala gives us the knowledge of diagnosis, prognosis, and the level of intervention to prevent disease establishment. A clear understanding of the stages of Kriyakala is an essential factor for early diagnosis and prognosis and for adopting appropriate preventing and curative measures to prevent the further establishment of disease & thereby prevent the complications associated with it emphasized in this article.

Keyword: Health, Ayurveda, Kriyakala, Vyadhi, Dosha, Dushy.