Sutika Paricharya - Strategies for safe postnatal care in Ayurveda

  • Kamini Dhiman Associate Professor, Dept. of Striroga evam Prasuti Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India.
  • Divyamol M D Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Striroga evam Prasuti Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Postnatal Care, Puerperium, Sutika Kala, Sutika Paricharya

Abstract

Postnatal period is an important phase of transition in women’s life. It is the period after delivery of conceptus when maternal physiological and anatomical changes return to the nonpregnant state. Ayurveda has described in detail about the postnatal period and care for this period under the title Sutika Paricharya (~postnatal care). It has been mentioned in terms of Ahara (~diet), Vihara (~regimen) and Aushadha (~medicines). Main goal of Sutika Paricharya is to regain the lost strength and vitality as same as the prepregnant state by following the treatment principles like “Garbhashaya Shuddhi etc. In this article, Ayurvedic compendia describing different components of Sutika Paricharya has been reviewed and described.

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How to Cite
Kamini Dhiman, & Divyamol M D. (2022). Sutika Paricharya - Strategies for safe postnatal care in Ayurveda. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(3), 101 - 106. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1737
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