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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-107

Shatkriyakala- A novel concept for conservation of health

1 Associate Professor, Dept of Kriyasharir, MGACH & RC, Salod, Wardha, India
2 Asst. Prof. Dept of Kayachikitsa, MGACH & RC, Salod, Wardha, India

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Jagruti Chaple
Associate Professor, Dept of Kriyasharir, MGACH & RC, Salod, Wardha
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Kriyakala, also known as Shatkriyakala is one of the fundamental concepts of Ayurveda which describe different phases of disease formation in its own unique way. This concept is mostly compared with disease pathogenesis. It is not only limited to disease development but also related with management of diseases. Agood understanding of Shatakriyakala helps to frame public health intervention strategies more especially in prevention of disease. Maintaining healthy status of healthy person and treating the illness of those who are suffering from disease is the principle of Ayurveda which can be achieved by knowledge by Shatkriyakala. Sushruta who is considered as pioneer for Shatkriyakala has narrated detail idea on the subject of Shatkriyakala in 21st chapter of Sutrasthana. Shatakriyakala include six stages viz. Sanchaya, Prakopa, Prasara, Sthanasamshraya, Vyaktavastha and Bhedavastha. These consecutive stages of the pathogenesis of diseases can be decided based on some common symptoms which gives an idea to physician to prevent the formation of disease in initial stages. Specific preventive measures are described at specific stage of Shatakriyakala to overcome complications. Early diagnosis of diseases helps to cure the diseases successfully without much discomfort in planning treatment which highlights the significance of Shatkriyakala.

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