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Journal Article


PunarnaV - An International Peer Reviewed Ayurved Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4, p.07-08/2014 (2014)



Apabahuka, Asatkarya vada, Sthoulya upadrava, Vatavyadhi


INTRODUCTION: Applied Principles of Darshana are observed in Ayurveda classics. Asatkaryavada is one of such theory which finds its application in Ayurveda. It was put forth by Bouddha, Nyaya & Vaisheshika Darshana. According to this theory Karyotpatti is entirely a new process & Karya is different from Karana.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the context of understanding the etiopathogenesis of a disease where the hetu and the karya is not in accordance is selected. Such a case of Apabahuka, a form of Vatavyadhi where in the hetu is different from the Karya which is referred to as sthoulya upadrava was considered.

RESULT: The understanding of the disease in the perspective of sthoulya upadravajanya vatavyadhi resembles the principle of Asatkarya vada and hence equating this theory for the analysis and interpretation in the perspective of disease is well noted. The theory of Asatkaryavada is a useful in analysis of Karya karana Sambandha which occurs by Kramavriddhi i.e., in a step by step process. Karana results in Karya but the same is not appreciated in all cases when applied to diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Thus the theory has helped to assess the presentation of Vatavyadhi as a sequel of Shleshmakara nidana.

DISCUSSION: The theory of Asatkaryavada propounds that Karya (Asthi Kshaya) is different from Karana (Divaswapnadi Sthoulyakara karana). This theory is useful to analyse samprapti (karya) which is produced after Hetu upamardana by the process of Kramavriddhi. Intending a positive line of approach in this condition, the process of destruction i.e Kramadhvamsa can be applied for Samprapti Vightana. The study also brings out the influence of Darshana in Ayurveda in applied form, as the utility get changed from Darshanas to Ayurveda.

Cite this Research Publication

D. Jyothi, Vaidya, S. M., Sriharsha, K. V., and Shyamasundaran K., “Understanding of Asatkaryavada in clinical application - A case study”, PunarnaV - An International Peer Reviewed Ayurved Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 07-08/2014, 2014.