A review study on role of panchakarma in the management of tamak shwasa (bronchial asthma)

Bhangare Archana Nivrutti and Lahange Sandeep Madhukar

Many chronic recurrent airway disorders are increasingly seen at present era all over the global population. Ayurveda has described one of such disorder as Tamaka Shwasa. The parallel in western medicine to this disorder i.e. Bronchial Asthma calls the attention of Medical world due to significant burden in terms of health care costs and reduced participation in family life.
Asthma is defined as a disorder characterized by chronic airway inflammation and increased airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli. It is manifested physiologically by a widespread narrowing of air passage which may be relieved spontaneously or as a result of therapy and, clinically by paroxysms of dyspnoea, cough and wheezing.
Ayurveda has practical solutions for identifying & treating the underlying causes and can bring lasting relief to Tamak Shwasa (Bronchial asthma) sufferers. Panchakarma process like Snehana, Swedana, Vamana, Virechana etc. may likely to act on the required line of management in Tamak Shwasa (Bronchial asthma). As this therapy contains herbal components, it may establish quite safe & without any side effects even after prolonged use by the patients.
Since the management of Bronchial Asthma with allopathic medicine is purely temporary and at times associated with serious toxic effects therefore considering the demand of society and taking the responsibility it is necessary to evaluate Panchakarma Therapy as safe and effective Ayurvedic management for Tamak Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma).


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