Vata dynamics with special reference to cardiac disorders – A cross-disciplinary approach” by Savitri Vasudev Baikampady

Publication: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (J-AIM)

Abstract: According to Ayurveda, Vata is one of the fundamental patho-physiological entities with unique and dynamic properties. All actions inside the body, whether voluntary or involuntary, are governed by Vayu. Actions involved during natural physiological calls or urges, are involuntary, but partially under voluntary control. Classical texts from Ayurveda state that such natural urges (NU) should be strictly attended without disturbing their natural flow. Since Vata has unique attribute of Vega (locomotion) that moves in a specific direction, its intensities can be quantified with the help of modern techniques.

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