- Detection- where clearly symptoms have begun to manifest.
- Complication – where disease is so advanced and basically irreversible.
- Sanchaya- the stage of ACCUMULATION.
- Prakopa-the stage of AGGRAVATION
- Prasara- the stage of MIGRATION
- Sthana Sanshraya- The stage of DISEASE AUGMENTATION
- Vyakta- the stage of SYMPTOM MANIFESTATION
- Bheda-the stage of COMPLICATIONS
Ayurveda uses 2 main modalities in the treatment.
- Samana- to palliate or manage the disease
- Shodhana- to eliminate the cause of disease
The perfect treatment is to find the root cause of disease. Then only can cure the disease.
- Samana means to Supress
Reduces or eliminates symptoms.
Samana therapies make the patient feel better.By suppressing the effects of the body accumulated AMA- toxins. How ever ,samana does not deal directly with root causes of the illness and thus can never effect a complete cure.Similarly, if do not eliminate Ama-toxins, the source of disease, and change the diet and behaviour that created it, the symptoms will continue to manifest.
As for example When a person feel headache, he takes aspirin to alleviate the pain. He feels better but not treating the root cause of pain. In this case to take aspirin is the SAMANA therapy-without work on root cause will try to suppress or reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
- Shodhana means To go Away
The cause of disease will to go away from body and purify it.
This therapy get rids of Ama and Mala- the form of toxins and restores balance to the doshas. Its consider as samana therapy because it removes the symptoms of disease and their cause as well.
Panchkarma constitutes the foremost shodhana chikitsa/ purification Therapy in Ayurveda.It reverses the disease mechanisms which carry toxic waste products from the digestive tract in to the tissues of the body.This procedure should be done in Third and fourth stage of disease. Which is initial accumulation of toxins in G I tract and toxins taking shelter in a body.