The physiological study of Prakopavastha of Shatkriyakala w.s.r. to Seasons (Ritu’s)
The Prayojana of Ayurveda is of two types, maintenance of health a healthy person, by adopting the Ritucharya, Dincharya and Sadvritta and curing of a disease of diseased Person, by adopting therapeutic measures. Kriya means Action or treatment. Kala means time or period. Shatkriyakala means ‘Appropriate time periods to take action/treatment. Acharya Susrutha has narrated detail idea of Shatkriyakala in 21st chapter of Sutrasthana. Shatkriyakala include six stages viz. Sanchaya, Prakopa, Prasara, Sthansamshraya, Vyaktavastha and Bhedavastha. Shatkriyakala is distinctive concept of Ayurveda. By knowing the process of Shatkriyakala the disease process can be arrest at initial stage and avoid the probabilities of complications. Acharya Sushruta already mentions the Kriyakala helps the physician to adopt line of treatment by seeing the vitiated Dosha condition by his intellect and knowledge. So, we can say that the physician who diagnose a disease and treat according to Shatkriyakala will be become a successful Practitioner.
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