Critical Analysis of Gridhrasi
Anil Kumar Joshi and Teena Jain
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The science of Ayurveda is based on the fundamental of Tridosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) which are responsible for health and disease. Vata Dosha has the chief dominance among these three vital factors of the body. The prime cause of Gridhrasi is the vitiated Vata so it is included in Vata Nanatmaja Vyadhi. Various aetiological factors for the derangement of Vata have been mentioned such as excessive walking, exercise, sleeping on an uncomfortable bed, withholding of natural urges, trauma to vital organs, excessive riding on fast moving, jerky vehicles, unwholesome dietary habits etc. All these factors are so easily accessible to Today’s men that almost everybody is sized in their flow, leading to increasing incidence of diseases like Gridhrasi. The localization of the vitiated Dosha in Gridhrasi is described in a particular order in which pain starts from Sphik and then radiates to Pada along with Stambha, Toda etc. In all applied considerations, the Vata system of Tridosha represents neuroscience in Ayurveda. This study has been planned to evaluate the role of Shodhana and Shamana drugs in the management of Gridhrasi (sciatica).