Treatment of Blocked sub-vatas and Doshas

There are different types of vata as discussed in earlier posts. Here is the tabulation of symptoms and treatments of different types of Vata. Hope this would be helpful.

All sub-types of Vata can and do cover each other, for a total of 20 types of mutual covering.

Treatment of Blocked sub-vatas and Doshas

Covering Sub-type Covered Sub-type Symptoms  Treatment
prana vyana vacantness of all senses, diminution of intellect, memory and strength manage like supraclavicular disorders
vyana prana excessive sweating, horripilation, skin diseases, numbness in body parts unctuous purgatives
samana prana disorders of grahani, sides and heart, and pain in stomach appetizing ghritas
prana samana stunning, stammering, dumbness uncting substances used in 4 ways (intake, massage, snuffing + enema), and also in sustaining enemas.
prana udana stiffness in head, coryza, difficulty in respiration, cardiac disorder, dryness in mouth Treatment as in supraclavicular diseases, consoling at the same time.
udana prana loss of activity, immunity, strength, and complexion or even death. Sprinkled slowly with cold waters, consoled, and given all comforts.
prana apana Vomiting, dyspnoea, etc. Enema, etc. (the 5 karmas?), and carminitive, light diet.
apana prana Mental confusion, diminution of digestive fire, diarrhoea Emesis, appetising and astringent diet.
vyana apana vomiting, tympanitis, usavarta, gulma, distress, cutting pain Unctuous measures
apana vyana excessive discharge of stool, urine and semen Astringent measures
samana vyana fainting, drowsiness, delirium, malaise, loss of agni, immunity, and strength. physical exercise and light food
udana vyana Stiffness, poor digestion, absence of sweating, loss of activity, and closing of eyes. Wholesome, measured and light food.

Mastering the information on the above chart on Vata Sub-types will take great skill. The best place for the novice to start may be to memorize the symptoms associated with the various combinations of sub-type coverings.  By repeated practice in identifying these combinations, one should eventually become proficient at identifying the workings of the V sub-types directly.

General Treatment for The Vata Sub-types: Udana should be led upwards, apana should be directed downwards,   samana should be brought back to the middle [umbilical region] and vyana should be moved in all these three directions. Prana should be protected most carefully, because it’s location in its normal location is essential.  Those Vata sub-types dosha which are covered or moving in the wrong course should be brought back to their normal positions.

Importance of Prompt Treatment of Vata sub-type dosha

The wise, in case of a disease, gets relief by external or internal or surgical measures. The childish, due to confusion or carelessness do not know about the emerging disorder in early stage as fools about the enemy. The disorder, though having a minute start, advances afterwards and gradually becoming deep-rooted takes away the strength and life of the foolish one. The fool does not realize till he is afflicted and only then he decides to control the disease. Then he collects son, wife and kin and requests them to bring some physician even at the cost of his entire possession, but who can save him, the devoid of life, weak, afflicted, emaciated, anxious and with the sense organs waned away. Thus not finding a savior that fool leaves his life like an iguana with her tail bound and dragged by a strong person. Hence one, who wishes happiness, should counteract with medicines before the disorder is produced or when it is newly arisen.

2 thoughts on “Treatment of Blocked sub-vatas and Doshas”

    1. Supraclavicular disorder are the disorders of ENT in Ayurveda called Urdha-Jatrugat Vyadhi. The treatement for this disorder may be the treatment of ear disorder, or nasal disorder or throat disorder or any disorder above the clavicle bone. For example: Nasya by which all the toxins from the supraclavicular region (mainly nose and head) are expelled out.

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