Abhyangamaacharet Nityam- In Preventive Perspective
Sukhdev Tonde, Shweta Deshpande and Rajesh Kolarkar
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda emphasizes the treatment aspect in both swastha as well as diseased .Now a days it is also mentioned incontemporary sciences that even a healthy person must undergo some treatment and regimens to maintain health and prevent diseases. Swasthvritta deals with things those should be performed in a day by a person from rising up to go to the bed at night to maintain health. Abhyangam is one of the procedures to be performed daily “AbhyangamAacharetNityam”. Abhyanga is derived from “Ang”dhatu and “abhi” upsarga which means- Movements which perform by hands on bodily part to absorb the snehadrayva. Abhyanga is one of the bahyasnehana. It comes as part of Daily regimen (dincharya), poorva karma (pre procedure of Shodhankarma). According to Ayurveda Abhyangam which is practiced daily prevents the ageing process, avoids diseases, and maintains proper skin health.