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Abstract

AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON STATUS OF PRANAVAHA SROTAS WITH THE HELP OF SPIROMETER IN INDIVIDUALS OF DIFFERENT OCCUPATION

Dr. Lokesh* and Dr. Shaveta Sawhney

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Introduction: Pranavaha Srotas is first & important Srotas, which carries Prana all over the body. By studying the Srotas Moolsthana, Vidhalakshanas, Pranavaha Srotas, etc. idea of this Srotas can be understood and how it is related to respiratory system & internal & external respiration can be verified. Main function of Pranavaha Srotas is to provide the medium, through which Prana flows, which is governed by Vata. General causes of vitiation of Pranavaha Srotas include suppression of natural urges; seasonal, environmental, lifestyle and dietary patterns that are Ruksha, Sita in nature; exertion and exercise while hungry etc. they produce different symptoms like Kasa, Shwasa, Hikka etc. Methodology: To study the status of Pranavaha Srotas with the help of spirometer in individuals of different occupation. It was an observational study with a sample size of 400 subjects and 4 Groups, 100 subjects in each group, who were exposed to different occupational environments. Assessment parameters used in the present study were Pranavaha Sroto Dushti Lakshanas as per different Acharyas and the Digital Spirometer Reading. Result & Conclusion: After studying all the observations and the statistical data, one can appreciate that the P-Value is found to be less than 0.05. Since the variables were qualitative, Chi-Square test was used to find out the Association. After calculating P-value it was found that there is a significant association between the chosen variables i.e. Pranavaha Sroto Dushti Lakshanas as per classics and the Digital Spirometer findings in the subjects of different occupation.

Keywords: Srotas, Pranavaha Srotas, Spirometer, Asthma, Occupational Disorders.


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