Clinical efficacy of Tila Taila Paada Abhyanga and Eye Exercises in the management of Timira w.s.r. to Simple Myopia

  • Zeba Afroz MB Final Year Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Swastha Vritta, R.K.M. Ayurved Medical College, Hospital and P.G. Research Centre; Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.
  • Mallikarjun S. Yalagond Professor and HOD, Department of Swatha Vritta, R.K.M. Ayurved Medical College, Hospital and P.G. Research Centre; Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.
  • Asha V. Karki Associate Professor, Department of Swastha Vritta, R.K.M. Ayurved Medical College, Hospital and P.G. Research Centre; Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Timira; Prathama Patalagata Timira; Paada Abhyanga; Eye Exercises; Simple Myopia; Drishtiprasaadaka

Abstract

As the world is heading into this new era of digitalization, it is also dragging itself into the valley of diseases and the most apparent and direct ill effect of it can be seen on the health of the eyes. The diseases of eyes are very prevalently emerging in today’s time owing to its multiple abundantly found causative factors like absence of following healthy lifestyle, unhealthy/ improper diet, excessive screen time etc. The most common among the diseases of eyes are the refractive errors. Uncorrected refractive error is reported as the first cause for visual impairment. WHO states that uncorrected myopia is the most common cause for visual impairment. Ayurveda, the Science of Life explicitly talks about the structure of Eye, its Diseases, and the various measures and medications used to preserve the health as well as cure the Diseases of Eyes. Paada Abhyanga is one among them. All the Bhrihatrayees have mentioned about the positive effect of Paada Abhyanga on Eyes i.e., as Drishtiprasaadaka. Eye Exercises well known to reduce the constant Stress of the Eyes caused due to Myopia can be effectively adopted in the management of Myopia.

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Zeba Afroz MB, Mallikarjun S. Yalagond, & Asha V. Karki. (2022). Clinical efficacy of Tila Taila Paada Abhyanga and Eye Exercises in the management of Timira w.s.r. to Simple Myopia. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(9), 57 - 63. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/2076
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