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HOLISTIC APPROACH OF AYURVEDA IN GERIATRICS: REVIEW ARTICLE

Vd. Suhas U. Sakhare* and Dr. Yeshwant R. Patil

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In present era medical science deals exclusively with the problem of ageing and diseases occur due to ageing. Geriatrics is emerging as a main challenging specialty because of ever growing population of aged people all over the world. Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity. Jara (geriatrics) is one of the part of ashtang ayurved. According to ayurveda ageing is outcome of kala and is described under swabhavbalapravritta vyadhi, which is caused by the time naturally. Vatadosha the most important factor in the patho-physiology of ageing obviously because of its natural dominance at that stage of life. Ayurveda has a power to prolonging life with promotion of health and prevention of diseases occur due to ageing with a number of measures like proper diet, rasayana sevan, achara rasayana, yoga practice, proper panchkarma and some herbal drugs. Practice of all these measures increase the quality of life in old age.

Keywords: geriatrics, proper diet, rasayana, yoga practice.


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