Concept of ‘Snehasaro Ayam Purushaha’ and its assessment through examination of Akshi and Karna

  • Sandeep S Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Naveen B S Professor and HOD, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Sri College Of Ayurvedic Science And Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Ajoy Viswam Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Sri College Of Ayurvedic Science And Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Krishnan Namboodiri G Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Sri Sri College Of Ayurvedic Science And Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Kleda, Malayana, Purusha, Literary review, Akshi, Karna

Abstract

Shareera is considered as the essence of Sneha. Also the importance of Snehabhava for proper functioning of the Shareera is well known. A proper functioning of Jataragni, Dhatwagni and Dhatu Parinama results in optimal amount of Snehabhava in the Shareera. Functioning of Jataragni can be assessed by examination of Purisha, assessing Jarana Shakti etc., whereas for assessing the functioning of Dhatwagni and the condition of other internal environment, we need to have a close examination of other Shareera Malas, where in Mutra Pareeksha is considered to be an excellent choice. But due to practical difficulties it is impossible to conduct the same on a daily basis on all the patients. This paper aims at a complete literary review in understanding the concept of Shareera and Kleda and showing importance of the examination of other Malayanas like Akshi and Karna for understanding the overall condition of the Shareera. For the same, regular examinations in the Eye and ENT OPDs like general eye examination, otoscopy etc. and investigations like tear osmolarity can be used judiciously. These examinations can give a general idea about the functioning of Dhatwagni and thus the status of Sneha in Shareera, which can further be used for selection and administration of treatment modalities.

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Sandeep S, Naveen B S, Ajoy Viswam, & Krishnan Namboodiri G. (2021). Concept of ‘Snehasaro Ayam Purushaha’ and its assessment through examination of Akshi and Karna. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(5), 176 - 179. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1372
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