"Sutika Paricharya and its clinical importance according to various Samhitas."
Ayurlog: national journal of research in ayurveda science
Motherhood is all about loving, sharing, sacrificing & struggling. The transformation of female, from a woman to mother is the happiest lifetime event, but this happiness is gained only after undergoing tremendous physical exertion during labour. The women become extremely debilitated physically & mentally, after the delivery & there are more incidences of backache, feeling weakness etc. Ayurveda emphasizes much importance of the care of women especially in the prenatal & postnatal period.
... tnatal period. Sutika is the state of women immediately after delivery & extends till the time she continues breast feeding .In Ayurveda,the term Sutika (Puerperal women) can be used only after expulsion of placenta. Puerperium is the period following child birth during which the body tissues especially the pelvic organs revert back to pre pregnant state; both anatomically and physiologically. Due to development of foetus,instability of body tissues, exertion of labour pains and excretion of moisture and blood, woman becomes very weak. After following proper purperial care, woman regains all the lost energy and reaches to pre-pregnant status. Due to development of foetus,instability of body tissues, exertion of labour pains and excretion of moisture and blood, woman becomes very weak. Mithyaachara during this period definitely results in incurable diseases or diseases which are difficult to cure. After following proper Sutikopacharya (puerperal regimen) woman regains all the lost things and reaches pre-pregnancy status. The mode of Paricharya includes important therapies, nutritional diet & swasthavrithapalana. The main achievements through Sutika Paricharya are Garbhashayashuddhi, Dhatu-paripurnata, sthanya- vriddhi, punarnavekarana. to destabilization of Physical, mental and physiological wellbeing. So the present study has been selected to review sutikaparicharya & its clinical importance.