prameha (diabetes)

pramehaa vimsatistatra sleshmato dasa, pittatah
shat, chatvaaro/nilaat

There are 20 types of prameha (diabetes) based on its cause. Of that, 10 are due to Kapha imbalance, 6 are due to Pita imbalance, and 4 are due to Vaata imbalance,

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Importance of exercise

laaghavam karmasaamarthyam
deepto/gnih medasahkshayah
vibhrakthaghanagaatratvam
vyaayaamaadupajaayate

That is, regular exercise leads to better digestive power. It also helps to prevent obesity. It keeps body light and efficient. Therefore, exercise should be part of daily routine.

Branches of Ayurveda

“kaayabaalagrahaurdhvaanga
salyadamshtrajaraavrshaan
ashtaavangaani tasyaahuh
chikitsa yeshu samsthitaah”

Following are branches of Ayurveda
1. kaaya chikitsa (internal medicine)
2. baala chikitsa (pediatrics)
3. graha chikitsa (treatment of mental disorders)
4. urdhvaanga chikitsa (treatment of head and neck portions. ENT etc)
5. salya chikitsa (surgery)
6. damshtra chikitsa (toxicology)
7. jara chikitsa (geriatrics including rejuvenation therapy)
8. vrsha chikitsa (science of aphrodisiacs)

20 Gunas (attributes)

“gurumandahimasnigdha-
slakshnasaandramridusthiraah
gunaah sasookshmavisadaa
vimsatih saviparyayah”

There are 20 gunas associated with Dravyas. That is, each dravya could have one or more these gunas. They are:

1, guru (heavy) Vs laghu (light)
2. manda (dull) Vs teekshna (sharp)
3. hima (cold) Vs ushna (hot)
4, snigdha (unctuous) Vs rooksha (Ununctuous)
5. slakshna (smooth) Vs khara (rough)
6. saandra (dense) Vs drava (liquid)
7. mridu (soft) Vs kathina (hard)
8. sthira (Stable) Vs chala (fluid)
9. sookshma (Subtle) Vs sthoola (Gross)
10. visada (non-slimy) Vs pichchhila (slimy)

Good treatment

prayogah samayet vyaadheem
yo/nyamanyamudeerayet
na/sau visuddhah suddhastu
samayet to na kopayet

A treatment for removing an illness cannot be considered as a good treatment, if it leads to another illness. A good treatment should remove illness without affecting other systems

dhaatu

“rasaƒsrikmaamsamedOƒsti-
mmajjaasuklaani dhaatavah”

Seven types of dhaatu are:

  1. rasa
  2. rakta
  3. maamsa
  4. medas
  5. asti
  6. majja
  7. sukla

 

Types of Dravya

“samanam kopanam svastha-
hitam dravyamiti tridhaa”

Dravyas are of three kinds. One type is for Samanam. That is, to reduce Doshas. Another type is for Kopanam. That is, to increase  Doshas. Third type is for Svasthahitam. That is, for maintaining good health.