The Critical appraisal of pipasa in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Keywords:Kloma, Lungs, Moolsthana, Pipasa, Udakavaha srotas
The Srotas are well defined concept explained by Acharya Sushruta and Charak; Udakvaha Srotas is one of them. Its root source (Moolsthan) is Talu & Kloma. The root source Talu of Udakvaha Srotas is well known and understood as palate everywhere but still there is ambiguity about Kloma. The thirst (Pipasa) is prime symptom of interruption in Udakvaha Srotas similarly thirst is also found in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases, therefore it would be possible to study the role of lungs in maintenance of water in the body. So, this was primary effort to study the structure Kloma in the body with the help of observational study i.e. by observing Pipasa in cases of COPD considering the lung as a controversial structure Kloma. Secondary objectives of the study were literature search about Kloma, study of Viddha Lakshana and correlation of Kloma with present well-known structure. So to explain the anatomical area of Kloma and specify Kloma with body organ was the prime plan to start this review.
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