Concept of Vataja Pratishyaya With Special Reference To Its Pathophysiology
*Professor (Dr.) Milind Hukkeri, ALN Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa
*Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received on: 14-01-2020 Accepted on: 19-04-2020
Abstract: Vataja Pratishaya is common problem among the people across the nation affecting more than 20% of population. Symptoms are mentioned in all Ayurvedic texts related to Chikitsa. Based on symptoms, all Pratishyaya have similarities with Allergic rhinitis. Its negative impacts on daily life of people make it sensitive. Treatment totally depends upon the understanding of pathophysiology of problem as it is interference at certain stage of pathological processing.
Toda in Shanka, Shira and Danta: Toda means pricking pain. It is suggested in Shankh (area on the side of head behind the eye) and Shira (Forehead). Ashtanga Hridaya have listed such pain in teeth too.
Feeling of movement of worms around eyebrows: Such feeling is observed in cases of paraesthesia.
Vedana in Shankha, Murdha and Lalata: Vedana (pain) in Shankha, Murdha and Lalata exists after action of the inflammatory mediators.
Swara Sada: Hoarseness of voice is related with congestion of nasal cavity, involvement of inflammatory processes and due to neurological conditions.
Kasa and Swarabheda: Swarabheda is caused by dryness or inflammation of vocal cords. Kasa can be caused by post nasal drip caused by nasal secretions.
Shosha of Gala, Talu and Oshta: Shosha or dryness is result of breathing through mouth.
Kshavatu, Srava and Rodha: Kshavatu (sneezing), Srava (secretion) and Rodha (nasal obstruction) are concerned with exposition of nerves and immune responses to the condition.
Keywords: Vataja Pratishyaya, Allergic rhinitis, Pathophysiology, Toda, Vedana, Kshwatu, Srava, Rodha, Shosha, Swarabheda ………..