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Anc Sci Life. 2010 Oct-Dec; 30(2): 33–41.
PMCID: PMC3336277

Etiology based study of hypertension in an Ayurvedic approach

Abstract

Ayurveda symbolises holistic approach towards treating diseases and better prevention than cure as its one of the main motto.1 In present paper, etiological based survey of 30 patients was carried out to assess dietary and habitual lifestyles of people suffering from hypertension, for this a detailed proforma based on classical etiological factors related to hypertension was used. After the detailed assessment it was found that, more percentage of etiological factors of Raktavaha Srotas (micro channels for the transportation of blood) (78.46%), Rasavaha Srotas (micro channels for the transport of chyme) (53.33%) were found influenced than that ofManovaha Srotas (micro channels for the conveyance of psyche) (27.67%)) and Medovaha Srotas (micro channels transporting of fats) (37.76%). Hence, it can be concluded that avoidance of these etiologies (Nidanaparivarjana) is a first step in the direction of control and management of hypertension.


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