Bronchial Asthma: An Ayurvedic View
Shyam Babu Singh and Poornima Mansoria
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Prevalence of Bronchial asthma is increasing globally; According to W.H.O statistics, bronchial asthma affects 300 million people; and 255,000 people died of asthma in 2005. Asthma prevalence increases globally by 50% every decade, especially children are affected by this disease. In Ayurveda it is known as Tamaka-swasa, a type of Swasa having Vata and Kapha dominancy and involvement of Prana, Udaka and Anna-vaha Srotasa. It can be treated upto a wide extent by following some dietary regulations, Shodhan and Shaman Chikitsa and by doing regular Pranayama and meditation.