Basic Concepts of Spine and Spinal Disorders
Yogita S Lungare, Sanjay Lungare
When we think about spine or spinal disorders, we must concentrate on basic concepts of Ayurveda. Spine is made up of Mamsa Dhatu, Asthi Dhatu, Majja Dhatu, Medo Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu as well as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Concepts of Agni, Purishdhara Kala, and Pittadhara Kala play an important role in spinal disorders. As a traditional health care supportive to a total quality of life, Ayurveda or its core concepts must be evaluated in a prospective approach through primary understanding of Ayurvedic core concepts followed by search into modern knowledge. If we consider spine based on the Ayurvedic physiology, i.e., what type of Dosha, Dhatu-UpDhatu shows their existence in this region? What types of humors play an important role during embryonic evolution of spine (process of Dhatu Nirmana)? What is the role of Agni or Kala in spinal disorders? If we interpret these core concepts with prospective approach, we should better understand pathophysiology of spinal disorders, treatment and mechanism of drug action used in spinal disorders. This prospective approach will be discussed in full paper.
Ayurvedic physiology, Dhatu Nirmana, Kala,
Prospective approach, Spine.