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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-90

Jirnashan - A definite way to overcome the Obesity (Sthaulya)


1 Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Agadtantra, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Asst.Professor, Dept. of Dravyaguna, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India
3 PG Scholar, Dept of Agadtantra, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Amol Kadu
Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Agadtantra, MGACH&RC, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra
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Sthaulya (obesity) is major increasing problem all over the world which is very prevalent in younger generation too. Drugs such as serotonergic & catecholaminergic are used in modern medicine in spite of their side effects. Bariatric surgery, sauna bath which reduces the size of abdomen but it is all transitional. Sthaulya Chikitsa (obesity treatment) is elaborated in ancient text, under the context of Shodhan Chikitsa (body purificatory procedure) and Shaman Chikitsa (Palliative treatment). Shodhan therapy, Vaman/Virechan/Lekhan Basti and Shaman Chikitsa including various Medoghna Aushadhis (Lipid pacifying medicines) are also proven to be effective. All these treatment are considered under Apatarpan Chikitsa (reduction therapy) which has its own importance in reducing obesity. But still the problem persists because of sedentary life style and wrong food habits. If the management of obesity is carried out with Apatarpan Chikitsa along with adopting healthy eating habits such as Jirna- ashan (After digestion of previously consumed food). The result would be much more encouraging with minimal relapse. Charaka emphasizes on Jirnashana as a line of treatment in Santarpanjanya Vyadhi (diseases due to over consumption of food and sedentary life style) including Sthaulya indirectly suggesting that Ajirnashana is one of the important but most neglected cause for the same.


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