Understanding Coronavirus Infection through an Ayurvedic perspective

Early Prevention & Management of Coronavirus through principles of Ayurveda and Herbal medication
There are six stages of a disease as described in Ayurveda, these are also the six stages of treatment or intervention, this process is known as Kriyakaal , this concept is of utmost importance in the management of CoVid as we are still learning about the progress of the disease and by the time we are waiting for the virus to test positive i.e. in 5th stage, we are losing precious time
The six stages of disease are as follows

  • 1. Sanchaya-awastha-  (time of contact ).when doshas (vitiating factors) start accumulating in the body- this can be correlated with the time of point of contact of a person with the virus
  • 2. Prakopawastha- ( time of spread in the body) .when the vitiated doshas increase due to age, lifestyle, environmental or seasonal factors
  • This stage is when the incubation period starts, the point to note here is that this explains how many people may be asymptomatic even after coming in contact with the virus this is because there are substantial protective factors like age, lifestyle, diet, living conditions, which help the body cope up with the virus and this is the time where Coronavirus test may come negative, however patient may find increase in the symptoms of pre-existing conditions for eg. Increase in blood sugar level in case of diabetes even with regulated diet and lifestyle, I have been giving preventive medication to my current patients at this point of time , keeping in mind the WHO guidelines that 80% population will come in contact with the virus , majority of whom will pass as asymptomatic
  • 3. Prasarawastha-
  • the third stage (the time of spread to bodily tissues and to other people)
  • The vitiated doshas travel to various parts of the body
  • This a time where patient might start feeling uneasiness or pain or aches, recent research from US suggest that a Covid positive patient has a history of unrelated symptoms like onset of diarrhea or absence of sense of smell

 Additionally, patient may also act as a carrier or super-spreader or incubator . It is at this very stage the intervention of Ayurveda is needed . this is time to start giving the medication (described later) to anyone who might or might not have come in contact with the virus but has some related symptoms

  • 4. Sthanshanshrayawastha- ( the time of prodromal symptoms)
  • This is time of localization of vitiated doshas or antigens in the respiratory system, patients starts to have headache, running nose, difficulty in swallowing, with a history of contact , is admitted to hospital or quarantined , this is the last stage wherein covid can be limited because after this stage it reaches a stage where antibodies from the body stop to function
    time to give rasausadhi in Ayurveda

  • 5. Vyaktawastha- ( the time of Manifestation )
  • when doshas are clear to see with nidana persistent, in other words , patient will definitely come positive for covid and patient will have full blown symptoms of breathlessness, pneumonia, persistent headaches, fever etc
  • Imagine, this is the time we have started hospital care for patients and this is the time when a combination of Ayurveda and Allopathic medicines will have to be given to manage the patient.
  • 6.Bhedaswastha ( the time of differentiation and complications)
  • patients who are immunocompromised or have preexisting medical conditions might skip stage 5 entirely and reach stage 6 after stage 4 , this is the time where the antigens from the virus are present in various systems of the body and start to create complications, it may become sub-acute or death causing at this stage.

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Published by Dr Tanya Malhotra

Best-seller Ayurvedic Author, I practice Ayurveda to its authentic core, in my daily life , with the food i cook , with the patients i see and with what i live for, this blog is all about the highlights of living an ayurveda life.

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