IMPORTANCE OF NIDANA-PARIVARJANA IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF KUSHTHA ROGA (SKIN DISEASES): A REVIEW
Keywords:Aahara, Kushtha, Nidana-Parivarjan, Twacha, Vihara
Twak (Skin) is just like a mirror reflection which manifests various types of inner abnormality or diseased condition within one’s body. Skin is an organ which represents some inner abnormalities and stress conditions within one’s body. In this modern era, changed life style of human being because of busy, professional and social life, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy improper diet, use of chemical product and polluted environment has created several disharmonies in his biological system. All these factors cause changes in skin composition and play a major role in producing variety of skin diseases along with systemic involvement. In Ayurveda, major Twak Rog (skin diseases) has been classified under the heading of Kushtha. The nidan (causative factors) described regarding Kushtha are mainly related to Apathya Aahara (improper diet) and Vihara (lifestyle). Thus efforts been made to study the role of Nidana-Parivarjana (avoiding causative factors) and Pathya Aahar (dietetics suitable for disease pacification) and vihara i.e. Lifestyle- Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (night regimen), Sadvritta (good code of conduct), Adharaniya Vegas (rules regarding suppressible and non-suppressible urges) of an individual while ascertaining the individual’s vulnerability to skin disease. This article aims to study the relationship between effect of Pathya Aahara (proper diet) and Vihara (lifestyle) on various skin diseases which help in changing the entire scenario of management of dermatological disorders.
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