Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term that encompasses a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. These conditions include coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Atherosclerosis, among others.
In Ayurveda, the heart is considered as the seat of consciousness, emotions, and vitality, as it governs the circulation of blood and the vital life force known as Prana. Hrid roga is a term used to describe any disease related to the heart, including cardiovascular diseases and are believed to be caused by imbalances in the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), the seven Dhatus (body tissues), and the thirteen Srotas (channels of circulation).
According to Ayurveda, the heart is governed by Vyan vayu, which is responsible for the circulation of blood and other vital substances throughout the body. Vyan vayu is one of the five types of vayu, or vital energy, that circulates in the body.
The health of the heart is also closely linked to the health of the rasa and rakta dhatus, or the plasma and blood tissues respectively. Rasa dhatu provides nourishment to the heart, while rakta dhatu is responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle.
The mamsa dhatu, or muscle tissue, is also closely linked to the health of the heart. A strong and healthy heart requires healthy and well-nourished muscle tissue.
Oja, or vital energy, is another important factor in the health of the heart. Strong ojas help to support the functioning of the heart and maintain overall vitality.
The circulation of blood and other vital substances is regulated by the pran vaha srotas, or respiratory system. Pran vaha srotas is responsible for the intake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide from the body.
Shashvat Ayurveda emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle for maintaining heart health. The management of heart diseases includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management techniques, pranayama-breathing exercises, herbal remedies and adequate rest and sleep.
Ayurvedic treatment at Shashvat Ayurveda Clinic is tailored to the specific type of Hrid Roga and the individual patient’s needs.
In conclusion, Shashvat Ayurveda views heart disease as a multifaceted condition involving imbalances in the Doshas, Dhatus, and Srotas by addressing the root causes of heart disease and incorporating a holistic and integrative approach that can play a valuable role in preventing and managing heart disease. Top of Form