TO ASSESS THE EFFECT OF SUPRESSION OF KSHUDHA (HUNGER): A CRITICAL REVIEW
Asthana Alok Kumar*, Sahu Renu and Asthana Monika
The human body is a wonderful complex system which has several ways to balance or eliminate the materials which could be harmful to the body, to maintain the healthy operation of all its systems, there is a specialized branch called Swasthavritta, which means science for maintenance of the whole health. The Health is the supreme foundation for the achievements of life. Therefore, Ayurveda aims to maintain the condition of health -swasthya raksana. Suppression of natural bodily urges does not allow body the opportunity to return to homeostasis and release toxins. Evacuation of natural urges in the proper time, place is essential for the maintenance of perfect health. There are two types of natural urges Adharaneeya vegas (non-suppressible urges) and Dharaneeya vegas (suppressible urges). The word vegadharanam consists of Vega and dharan. The term Vega means flow, stream, current, impulses energy. And the term of Dharan means “suppression”. There are thirteen type of natural urges in the body and kshudha is one of Adhrniya vega. Acharyas described various symptoms related to suppression of Kshudha vega. In modern science, hypothalamic nuclei are responsible for hunger and due to suppress of hunger reflexes disorders of nervous system causing many diseases.
Keywords: Adharaneeya vega, vega vidharana, vegas, natural urges, Hunger, ksudha vega dharn, ksuta vegadharna.
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