A review article on Ardhavbhedaka and its management in Ayurveda
1* Neetika Nirmal, Lecturer, Department of Panchkarma, Babe Ke Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Moga, Punjab, India.
“Your brain is the organ of your personality, character, and intelligence and is heavily involved in making you who you are” by Daniel G. Amen which is a true saying. It is the brain, which controls all the voluntary and involuntary functions of the body. Thus, brain is the supreme, important and major organ of the body. Headache is one of the most common reasons patients visit the emergency department, with migraines accounting for over one million annual US emergency department visits. Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe, usually affecting one half of the head, pulsating in nature and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Our Acharyas also give the prime importance to Shirah (head) among the ‘Trimarmas’. It is considered as Uttamanga i.e., where vital breath of living beings and also all the sense organs are located and which is best of all organs. Acharya Kumarshira Bharadwaja and Shounaka emphasized that head of the foetus develops first, it is the site of all important Indriyas. Injury to Shirah may lead to death or Asadhya Vyadhi. In Ayurvedic literatures, almost all the Acharyas have explained Ardhavbhedaka under Shirorogas. According to Acharya Charaka, it is Vatakaphaja and according to Acharya Sushruta, it is Tridoshaja Vyadhi.
Keywords: Headache, Migraine, Trimarmas, Uttamanga, Ardhavbhedaka, Shirorogas
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, Lecturer, Department of Panchkarma, Babe Ke Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Moga, Punjab, India.
|Neetika Nirmal, A review article on Ardhavbhedaka and its management in Ayurveda. J Ayu Int Med Sci. 2022;7(1):244-249.