» Impairment of Srotasa as a disease factor with special reference to Aartava Vaha Srotasa

Year: 2021
Language: English

The Srotasas are specific channels, those conduct the circulation of specific elements which they carry and to the tissues which they serve as carriers. As long as these channels are healthy, they keep the health of the body by keeping the disorders away. If one can understand Samprapti properly then he can understand the disease to give particular treatment. Under normal circumstances, the Agni helps body to digest the food and water and converts them into Dosha, Dhatu and Mala which ultimately behold the body. The elaborated procedure of formation of the bodily elements, which gets fulfil it with the help of Srotasas as their holding channels. When and if any Dosha when gets vitiated due to different Hetus (causes), it can cause unhealthy combinations with one another or with Dushyas to form disease causing factors. These combined toxic factors further travel and find the weakest spot in the body. Hampered digestion and nutrition of the body together, lead the body towards causing weak spots in many regions. Here we can see the actual need of the Srotasas as they act as the main working tool that holds all these elements.

Our entire body is made of different channels i.e. Srotasas, they usually tend to get weakened due to above processes causing Kha-vaigunya in them. These spots are often homes of the diseases. The location of Kha – vaigunya in specific Srotas will develop disease accordingly. In any diseased condition that develops in the body, it usually has a specific etiological factor or group of factors that can determine the specifics of disease. If any part of any Srotasa gets hampered or damaged, structurally or functionally, then it will result in diseased conditions regarding that particular Srotasa or can even cost the life of that person.

According to Ayurveda, it is the etiological factor or group of factors which ultimately results in formation of disease by vitiating Doshas and Dushyas. Individually or together in combination with one another they will find the weak spot in the Srotasa by acting as the disease causing factor to develop the diseased condition in that particular Srotasa. Same goes for Aartava vaha Srotasa, as we can easily conclude that, all these 3 Doshas have their specific roles in many diseased conditions by possessing peculiar symptoms.

The Aartava vaha srotasa that carries Aartava and Raja which are responsible for reproduction and menstruation respectively; we can easily calculate the risk involved in impairment of this Srotasa. Aartava vaha Srotasa impairment when acts as a disease causing factor can lead a female in many gynaecological problems.

The diseases caused by Dosha vitiating Aahara – Vihara and Dosha Sammurchchhana with Dushyas have major role in impairment Aartava vaha Srotas. Common srotasa impairment symptoms i.e. Atipravrutti, Sanga, Siraa granthi, Vimaarga gamana as well as specific symptoms of damage to Aartava vaha Srotasa i.e. Vandhyatva, Maithuna asahishnuta, Aartava nasha are considered for pathogenesis with relation to Srotasa impairment. Like Aartava vaha Srotasa impairment as a disease factor, every other existing Srotasa can be explained as a disease causing factor in Samprapti.