MULTI-MODAL TREATMENT APPROACH IN MANAGEMENT OF STHAULYA (OBESITY)
Charaka has emphasized Sthaulya (obesity) in planning of treatment according to Sharira (Purushprakruti). Obesity is irreversible blessing from current machinery-vehicle friendly-foody life-style. India is prime hub of Obesity due to genetic tendency and lifestyle. According to the WHO, World Health Statistics Report 2012, globally one in six adults is obese and nearly 2.8 million individuals die each year due to overweight or obesity, so present study is the need of the hour. Apakva Meda Dhatu along with Ama plays a key role in development of the disease and will lead to many life style disorders (Santarpanottha Vyadhi). For effective management of this disease Multi-modal treatment approach is the need of time. Amapachana, Shodhana, Udvartana, Langhana, Lekhana, Pathya Ahara Vihara etc. treatment modalities are used in Sthaulya according to condition of patient and cause of the disease. Multi-modal approach in the Management of Sthaulya (obesity) is much useful to treat patient successfully.
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