A critical Review of Aalochak Pitta with Special Reference to Padabhyanga

  • Nikita Bhagwatkar PG Scholar, Dept. of Kriya Sharir, Government Ayurved College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Suwarna D Vyas Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kriya Sharir, Government Ayurved College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Sunil G Topare Professor and HOD, Dept. of Kriya Sharir, Government Ayurved College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Aalochak Pitta, Padabhyanga, Drishtiprasadak, Chakshushya, Vision.

Abstract

Doshas are Sort to be specific Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Sushruta called it as Tristhuna (like house depends on points of support (Sthuna)) Similar way body depends on this Tristhuna. Pitta addresses energy intensity or fire in body and also performs activities like fire in body. Pitta has Agni Mahabhuta and Pitta in body which is situated in the structure of Agni is liable for assimilation and digestion of ingested food. Aalochak Pitta helps in great vision and it implies the Pitta which is answerable to the vision. Drishti or vision is seat of Aalochak Pitta. Drishti implies vision which empowers us to see things around us. There are two types of Aalochak Pitta they are Chakshu Vaisheshik Aalochak Pitta and Budhhi Vaisheshik Aalochak Pitta. Padabhyanga is the name for massaging and applying oil to the feet. Padabhyanga (foot massage) is one of the parts of Dinacharya. According to Charak and Vagbhat Padabhyanga is Drishtiprasadak and According to Sushruta it is Chakshushya. Padabhyanga can be done with Ghrita and Taila. The reflexology point of eye are situated on under sides of second and third toes of foot this maintain the eye health. Padabhyanga might be nourishing or stimulation effect on eyes and improving function of eyes. Ashtang Hridaya identifies 4 major nerves in feet that connect to eyes. These nerves in maintaining good eyesight and relieve eyestrain when subjected to soothing therapies like Padabhyanga. Hence the therapy on Pada effects on Netra. Here is an attempt to study the effect of Padabhyanga on Aalochak Pitta.

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Published
11-03-2024
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Bhagwatkar N, Suwarna D Vyas, Sunil G Topare. A critical Review of Aalochak Pitta with Special Reference to Padabhyanga. IJRAPS [Internet]. 2024Mar.11 [cited 2024May24];8(1):1-. Available from: https://ijraps.in/index.php/ijraps/article/view/156
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