CONCEPT OF CHIKITSA – AN AYURVEDIC VIEW POINT
Keywords:Laukiki Chikitsa, Naishthiki Chikitsa, Leena dosha, Apunarbhava, Nidana parivarjana
Man has been a victim of one or other disease throughout the life; be it related to the body or mind or both. Ayurveda has given much emphasis on preventive aspect rather than curative aspect. Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal routine), Ahara vidhi (dietetics), Sadvritta (good conduct), Achara Rasayana (code of conduct) etc. explained in detail and also described Rasayana (rejuvenatives), & Vajikarana (aphrodisiacs) to promote health of a healthy individual. The ancient Ayurvedic classics have dealt in detail regarding different classifications of Chikitsa (treatment) in respective contexts. This article is aimed at deciphering different Ayurvedic comprehensions on Chikitsa.
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