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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 546-549

Application of Satkaryavada based on theory of Karya-Karana Vada

1 Lecturer, Department of Basic Principles, Uttaranchal Ayurvedic College, Rajpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Akansha Anupam
Lecturer, Department of Basic Principles, Uttaranchal Ayurvedic College, 17, Old Mussorie Road, Dehradun, Uttaranchal
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.96131

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Cikitsa in Ayurveda is based on Karya-Karana Siddhanta. Satkaryavada is an independent view of Samkhyas regarding Karya-Karana. According to this principle, the Karya is present in Karana in subtle form before its manifestation. All the Karyas are possible only by the Sat Karana (existent cause). On this ground a hypothesis has been formulated and applied. The hypothesis was that since Karana is present in a drug it will perform the Karma. The clinical study was planned to study the Anulomana Karma of Haritaki in patients of Anaha. The drug was used in 38 patients. These were divided into two groups. In group "A" 26 patients were provided with haritaki tablet, while in group "B" 12 patients were provided with placebo tablets. In group "A" 7.69% of patients got complete relief, followed by 38.46% patients who got marked relief; 42.31% of patients got moderate relief, while 11.54% patients got mild relief. Group A showed highly significant results in comparison to group B.

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