A critical review on Padamshika Krama - A transition technique

  • Dr. Shruthi S. Shet Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Swasthavritta, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Venkatakrishna K.V. Professor & HOD, Guide, Department of PG Studies in Swasthavritta, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Asha S.A. Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Swasthavritta, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Padamshika Krama, Rutucharya, Ahara, Vihara

Abstract

Introduction: Padamshika Krama is a unique concept in Ayurveda, which is to be observed during the change from Apathya to Pathya. Padamshika Krama is a technique of gradual adopting and leaving that can be used for both Ahara and Vihara. According to various Acharya’s, opinion on this notion varies. Sudden abandonment and transition to new things is the source of so many health conditions that are left unnoticed. Sudden withdrawal from certain diet practice will lead to the vitiation of Dosha. Method: Literature review Discussion: The study tries to develop the concept of Padamshika Krama in relation to Ahara-Vihara as well as Rutucharya. Various notions regarding the method and days of transition has been discussed along with its significance. Conclusion: Padamshika Krama is a method, which helps to maintain the body equilibrium. It can be correlated to the concepts such as tapering dose and withdrawal symptoms. This method prevents the occurrence of diseases due to incompatibility.

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