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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237-241

Akshi Tarpana A Unique Eye Care Treatment in Ayurveda


1 PG Scholar, Dept of Panchakarma, Dr BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, India
2 HOD, Dept of Panchakarma, Dr BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, India

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PG Scholar, Dept of Panchakarma, Dr BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad
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Eyes are very important for Human body. It is proved that 80% of knowledge was gained through vision. In Ayurveda eye related disease is not restricted to eye itself, but it is considered as result of imbalance of Doshas in human body. Vision problem are more common once we grow older and older, hence preventive measures should be taken right from the young age. Today whole world is looking atAyurveda as the ultimate healer for new millennium. Ayurveda emphasizes both on prevention and as well as cure. In Ayurveda Panchakarma is one of the detoxification and purification treatment. Akshi Tarpana (Eye Care Treatment) is a specialized Upa Karma of Panchakarma treatment used to strengthen the orbital muscles and thus improves the functioning of eye. Akshi Tarpana splits into two words Akshi means eye and Tarpana means nourishment, in healthy people Eye Care Treatment is carried out to protect the eyes from degeneration due to ageing process and to improve the eye sight. The therapeutic effect is advocated for patients suffering from diseases of eye. Thus Akshi Tarpana is an excellent soothing, relaxing eye treatment to rejuvenate eyes and surrounding tissues.


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