A CRITICAL REVIEW ON TAMAKA SHWASA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA) - AN AYURVEDIC VIEW

  • Sandip R Baheti 1. Research officer, Central Ayurveda research for respiratory disorder, Patiala
  • Deepa Sharma Research officer, Central Ayurveda research for respiratory disorder, Patiala
  • Saroj Devi Research officer, Central Ayurveda research for respiratory disorder, Patiala
  • Amit Rai Research officer, Central Ayurveda research for respiratory disorder, Patiala

Abstract

Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath may be simply termed as Shwasa (Asthma), As per Ayurveda, Shwasa  is mainly caused by the  Vata  and  Kapha Doshas. Shwasa is broadly classified into five types in Maha Shwasa (Dyspnoea major), Urdhawa Shwasa (Expiratory Dyspnoea), Chinna Shwasa (Chyne-stroke respiration), Kshudra Shwasa (Dyspnoea minor), Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma). In modern science Tamaka Shwasa can be correlated with Asthma, Asthma which is  a chronic inflammatory disease of airway. In modern medicine there is no cure for Asthma, symptoms can typically be improved. In Ayurveda, Asthma can be effectively and safely manage the condition without inducing any drug dependency where Pachakarma procedures and use  of  internal  medication  detoxifies the  body, provides nutrition and increases the elasticity of lung tissue  it also develops natural immunity of the body thus decreasing episodic recurrence of the disease.

Published
2017-07-07
How to Cite
BAHETI, Sandip R et al. A CRITICAL REVIEW ON TAMAKA SHWASA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA) - AN AYURVEDIC VIEW. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 3, p. 237 - 240, july 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/312>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i3.8236.
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Review Articles