CHANKRAMANA – BOON FOR PREVENTION & CONTROL OF LIFE STYLE DISORDERS

Dr. Archana Panchaxarimath, Dr. Shruti Karemore

Abstract


Ayurveda is a life science where various principles for prevention and treatment of diseases are mentioned. The goal of medical fraternity is to promote, preserve health and to restore health when it is impaired.  Incidence of life style disorders like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia and obesity associated with cardiovascular diseases are high on the rise. Ayurveda describes ways to prevent and manage life style disorders. Dinacharya is one of the principles mentioned in ayurveda in context to prevention. According to WHO sedentary lifestyle is an important risk factor for most of the lifestyle disorders. Ayurveda perceives that positive health depends on healthy lifestyle of an individual. Acharya sushruta explains chankramana as light exercise, which helps to enhance digestive fire there by increasing life span, strength, complexion and health.


Keywords


Chankramana, lifestyle disorders, prevention, control, non communicable diseases.

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