THE CONCEPT OF SATKARYAVADA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AETIOPATHOGENESIS AND MANAGEMENT OF VICHARCHIKA
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
Darshanika "satkaryavada" has been immensely utilized by Ayurveda for framing down its fundamental principles. The Concept of Satkaryavada in the context of Karya-karana vada is given by Darshana (Philosphical text) and has been well advocated in chikitsa in Ayurveda. According to this theory, before the operation of cause, the effect is existent in latent form in cause. But the knowledge of any fundamental concept is incomplete without its practical applicability. So, this paper attempts to
... aper attempts to evaluate the applied aspect of satkaryavada in Ayurveda by comparative study of effectiveness of allergen withdrawal and internal use of kandughanamaha kasaya in the management of Vicharchika .For the purpose of clinical study ,a total of 30 patients were randomized into two trial groups .In the first group, the specific allergen responsible for vicharchika i.e allergic dermatoses found by patch test, was withdrawn whereas in the second group the specific allergen found was not withdrawn and effect of kandughanamaha kasaya was evaluated internally in the patient of Vicharchika . Assessment was done on both subjective and objective criteria .In group I, symptoms were relieved by 61.53% which was highly significant (p<0.001) and in group II, symptoms were relieved by 40% i.e. statistically significant (p <0.05).The study concluded that the doctrine of satkaryavada, holds a applied as well as practical utility as the allergen withdrawal proves out to be more effective than internal use of kandughanamaha kasaya in the management of Vicharchika.