Yoga and Ayurveda based conceptual study on role of Neti Karma in Eye Diseases

Vijayalaxmi N. Harnoor, Nirmala C.


Yoga and Ayurveda are the unique sciences of antiquity. Both were developed and practiced in similar circumstances with similar objectives in the same land. Both are based on similar concept of human existence. Currently there is an emerging trend towards the holistic approach to the health related problems. The study focuses on the role of Netikarma in eye diseases based on Yoga and Ayurveda concepts. The study aims to reveal the facts on the benefits of Netikarma w.s.r to eye diseases based on the concepts explained in Yoga and Ayurveda Shastra. Ayurveda and Yoga both accepts Panchajnanendriyas i.e., sense organs. Eye is considered to be superior amongst the sense organs. In Astanga Hridaya it is said that “All efforts should be made to protect our eyes because for the blind man day and night are the same.” Yoga shastra describes six purificatory measures (Shat Karma) as the means of Nadi Shodhana. Among the Shatkarmas, Trataka and Neti are said to bring clear vision. Therefore this study is taken up to understand the mode of action of Netikarma in eye disorders.


Yoga, Ayurveda, Neti Karma, Eye disorders.

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