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Ayurvedic Management of

Present Life Style Diseases


Related to Uttamanga.

BY: DR. PANCHA JANYA KUMAR.


DEEVI
P.G SCHOLAR SHALAKYA- P.G
UNIT.
DR. B.R.K.R.GOVT. AYURVEDIC

Contents

Introduction
Common life style diseases of
Uttamanga
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Myopia
Sinusitis
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgement

Introduction

Salakyam Nama Urdhwajatrugatanam Sravana Nayana


Vadana Ghranadi Samsritanam Vyadhinam
upasamanardham Cha (Su.Su.-1)
Shalakya is the branch of Ashtanga Ayurveda which
deals with the treatments of head along with its
5sensory faculties .
Sarvendriyani Yenasmin Pranayena Cha Samsritah Tena
Tasyottamangasya Rakshayamadhrito Bhavet
(A.H.U.14/58)

The utmost importance is given to the treatments of


Uttamanga (SHALAKYA) by Acharya Vagbhata. Because it
deals with the treatments of 5 sense organs and the
vital organ (Brain).
Now a days we came across different diseases pertaining
to Shalakya in our clinical practice among them lifestyle
diseases are most common.

Common life style diseases of Uttamanga

Computer vision syndrome


Myopia
Sinusitis
Diabetic retinopathy
Hypertensive retinopathy
Epistaxis
Otolgia etc.
The above said diseases are mainly
due to improper regimen and diet
(Pragnaparadha).

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

According to National Institute of


Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH), CVS affects 90% of computer
users who are spending 3hrs or more
than that per day.
In Ayurvedic system, According to
Acharya Susruta CVS is compared with
Sushkakshi paka of Sarvagata Netra
roga with predominance of Vata and
Pitta doshas.
Software employees are stand first among all
computer users.

Etiological factors of
CVS

Working for number of hours


continuously without break.
Distance from the screen.
Glare on the screen.
Seating posture.
The angle of head to the screen.
Illumination at the work place.
Infrequent blinking of eyes.

Signs & Symptoms of CVS

Head ache.
Blurred vision/Double vision.
Dry eyes.
Red eyes.
Eye Irritation.
Neck & Shoulder pain.
Eye Fatigue.

We provide at our
O.P.D

Patient were treated strategically


depending on the severity.
Internal medicationSaptamrita lauha 2 B.D
Kanchanara Guggulu 2 B.D
Avipattikara churnam 3gm at BT with
butter milk.
Satavari churnam2gm+ Yashti madhu
churnam1gm+ Triphala churnam2gm
1 dose as a combination with
honey/Hot water.

We provide at our
O.P.D

Netra kriya kalpas:


Sekam- with kashayam prepared with triphala
or Luke warm Ksheera with Yashti madhu.
Pindi- prepared with paste of Nimba +
Nagara+ Saindhava.
Aschyotanam Netra bindu and Dhanyaka
Hima.
Tarpanam- Triphala Ghritam, Jivantyadi
Ghritam.
Computer ergonomics and Practice of Eye
exercises are advised as a part of treatment.

Myopia

Myopia

Myopia or Near Sightedness is an


error of refraction in which parallel
rays of light from infinity come to
focus in front of the retina , When
accommodation is at rest.
Its is classified basing on underlying
mechanism as Axial, Curvatural,
Index Myopias.
Clinically its classified intoCongenital, Simple/Developmental,
pathological Myopias.
According to Acharya Susruta Myopia

Signs & Symptoms of Myopia

Poor vision for distance


Asthenopic Symptoms- tiredness,
frontal/frontotemporal headache,
watering etc.
Prominent eyeballs
Pupils are some what large a bit
sluggish
The congenital one is untreatable,
pathological one is treatable with great
effort, simple myopia is treatable to
some extent.

We provide at our O.P.D

Prescribe lens for correction of error if it is


>-1.
The patients who are having <-1, are
treated .
Internal medication- its for those who
unable to take Kriya kalpas. Eg: children
<10ys, employees etc.
Saptamrita loham 2 B.D .
Triphala/Maha triphala ghritam 5ml B.D with
Luke warm water/milk.
Akshi tarpanam- with triphala ghritam and
jivantyadi ghritam.
Eye exercises are advised to practice.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the


mucous membrane lining thesinuses.
Sinusesare filled with air, but when
sinuses become blocked and filled with
fluid, micro organisms (bacteria, viruses,
and fungi) can grow and cause an
infection.
Conditions that cause sinus blockage are
Common cold,Allergic rhinitis,Nasal
polypsor Deviated septum.
According to Acharya Susruta it can be
compared with Dushta pratishyayam.

Signs & Symptoms of Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis:sudden onset of cold-like


symptoms and facial pain does not go away
after 10 to 14 days. Acute sinusitis typically
lasts 4 weeks or less.
Sub acute sinusitis:inflammation lasting 4 to
8 weeks.
Chronic sinusitis:sinus inflammation
symptoms lasting 8 weeks or longer.
Recurrent sinusitis:Several attacks within a
year.
According to Ayurveda : constant alternate
sliminess and dryness, contraction and
expansion of nostrils. With fetor in breath
and loss of smell.

We provide at our
O.P.D

Internal medicationMahalaxmi vilas ras 1 tab B.D


Laxmivias Ras 2tab B.D
Vyoshadi vati 2tab B.D
Amrita Bhallathaka lehyam 5gm with
Luke warm milk B.D
Kanchanara Guggulu 2 B.D

We provide at our
O.P.D

Lavangadi vati 2 B.D


Tribhuvana keerthi ras 1B.D
Ananda bhairavi ras 1B.D
Talisadi
/sitopaladi2gm+L.S.S.R250mg+Praval
a bhasma250mg+Abhraka bhasma
125mg with honey -1 dose B.D
Nasya karma- after doing sneha and
sweda Marsha nasya given to the
patient with Shadbindu taila.
Pranayama advised to the patient.

Conclusion

We are observing good response from


the patients of CVS, Myopia and
Sinusitis.
The curative and cost affectivity of
treatments, Shalakya becoming the 1st
choice for the life style diseases
related to Uttamanga.
Tadvidya sambhasha Budhir
Vardhananam fruitful interaction
between like minded improves our
intellect. The word which made me do

References

Susruta samhita by Kaviraj kunjan lal


Bhishagratna uttara sthana.
Ashtanga Hridaya Uttara tantra by Dr.
Brahmananda Tripati.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology 5th
edition by A K Khurana.
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinu
sitis-and-sinus-infection

References

Online reference
http://www.sscasrh.org/index.php/faq-ahealth-library/articles-by-doctors/item/241ayurveda-kriyakalpa-in-computer-visionsyndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC
3215371/?report=classic A clinical study on
computer vision syndrome and its
management with triphala eye drops and
saptamrita lauha.
www.iamj.in, IAMJ: volume1; Issue3; MayJune2013, sivbalaji et al; Ayurvedic Approach
on Computer Vision Syndrome.

Acknowledgement

Dr. Ch. Ramadevi M.D, (Ph.D.)


Associate. Professor. P.G. Shalakya
Dept.
Dr. T. Praveen Kumar M.D, Professor.
P.G.Shalakya Department.
Organizers of TASCON -2015 at D Y PATIL
Ayurveda College, Pimpri, Pune.
Maharashtra, India. In week of 28th 29th
March 2015