CLINICO-ANATOMICAL ASEPCTS OF SANDHI SHARIR (JOINTS)
Keywords:Sandhi, Kapha, Asthi, Joint, Disease
In Ayurveda body is divided into various external and internal structures which includes Twacha(Skin), Kandara(Tendons), Asthi(Bones), Sandhi(Joints) etc. Sandhi are that part of body where two or more than two Asthi are united. Sandhi plays important role in the body movements. Various other structures which are directly or indirectly related or influenced its structural aspects are mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts but in the scattered manner.These structures which are associated with Sandhi-Sharir has some influence in the anatomical and clinical aspects of Sandhi. That means when we diagnosed, treat the diseases of Sandhi the clinic-anatomical aspects of these structures should be kept in mind to get better results. In this review article clinico-anatomical aspects of all these structures which are associated with Sandhi are to be discussed as per the references given in the Ayurvedic texts so that Ayurvedic clinicians got some pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of Sandhi.
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