A Study on Athisara Pitham

Sasi, S K (2008) A Study on Athisara Pitham. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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This precious line is depicted by Ramalinga swamigal regarding healthy state. Every disease must be identified from the root itself. It is the prime duty of the clinician to evaluate the underlying cause of the disease and then its manifestation. The proper way of treating the disease basically requires the clarification of primary cause. Then only the treatment may attain fulfilled. To begin with, the author prepared a protocol for this study work. Then the study was undertaken in 30 selected cases of both male and female in the Out Patient Department of Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai-47. The selection is based on the clinical features showing abdominal bloating; painful diarrhoea; distension of the abdomen; pain in the loin; fatigue; loss of taste; excessive thirst; emaciation; Nausea/vomiting. The study is based on ‘Athisarpitham’ disease as described by Saint Yugi in his Yugi Vaithiya Chinthamani to explore the main etiology and to alleviate the problem thereby for its prevention. This was done by assessing the Envagai thervu, Nilam, Kalam, Sothidam, and Manikadai Nool. By the outcome of the result of this study on “Athisarapitham”, the author tried to derive some conclusion regarding this disease. • In “Athisarapitham”, the pitha humor is predominantly vitiated. Hence to avoid the incidence of the disease, it is important to devoid the causes mentioned in the text. This includes diet and life style. • The major incidence of the disease is during Azhal Kalam i.e. at the age of 33-66 yrs. So the people of this age group have to be aware of the disease and its causes. This may help in preventing aspect. • From this study, it is clear that people belonging to Neithal nilam mostly get affected. So they should be properly guided to get rid of this stigma. • The seasonal incidence of the disease is mainly during Illaveneer and Muthuveneer Kalam. Hence during this season, people should be take care of the food taken and their activities which may vitiate the pitha humor and produce the disease. • As far as Sothidam is concerned, the Kanni rasi and Simmha rasi were found to be more prone to this disease. So they have to be cautious about their diet and life style. • After the incidence of the disease, it is important to take proper treatment. The treatment includes medicines of herbal origin. There are plenty of medicines prescribed in Siddha texts such as Athmaratchamirtham, Agathiyar Gunavagadam, Noikallukku Siddha parikaram, and so on. • It is most important to avoid diet that vitiates Pitha humor. Anti pitha diet should be taken during various seasons. • Regulation in diet is another important criterion. Excessive intake of uncooked food, tubers, excessive intake of Non- veg diet, improper handling of six basic taste in the diet, all these should be strictly avoided. • Living with a mortal life is basic requirement. Anger, stress and strain, resisting appetite, committing sins, forsaking the regular worship of god, perverted sexual acts, inhospitality should be strictly avoided. • The kanmanivarthy is also mentioned for this disease. Hence the kanmam should be resolved primarily. By this study, the author want to conclude that the “Athisarapitham” can be diagnosed by means of accessing Envagaithervu, Nilam Kalam, Sothidam, Manikadai Nool and correlating the clinical symptoms.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athisara Pitham ; gastro intestinal system ; diarrhea.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 09:31
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10410

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