Anatomy of Janu Sandhi w.s.r. to Knee joint: An Ayurveda Overview

Authors

  • Saroj Mani Pokhrel PG Scholar, Department of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Lokendra Pahadiya Assistant Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Narinder Singh Associate Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • P.Hemantha Kumar Professor and HOD, Department of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v9i6.1110

Keywords:

Janu sandhi, Knee joint, Shareer Sthana, Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita.

Abstract

The knowledge of anatomy in Ayurveda has been poorly understood in today’s era. The lack of sufficient literatures regarding the subject has hindered its development. Despite the hurdles, still the concept of anatomy in Ayurveda is in depth and seeking for scientific exploration. The increasing incidence of joint diseases leading towards chronicity are best being treated through Ayurveda, but the concepts behind the results are not well understood due to lack of proper knowledge in anatomy. The description of various anatomical entities has been clearly mentioned in Samhitas in Ayurveda. Sushruta Samhita, the pioneer text of Ayurveda surgery, in its Shareer Sthana primarily has described about the human body anatomy. Apart from this, Charaka Samhita, the text of medicine has also lightened regarding the anatomy. In this article, the anatomical concepts of Janu Sandhi (knee joint) are extracted from Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita in order to organize the knowledge systematically. The concepts are correlated with the view of contemporary medical science and illustrated in best possible way.

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Published

15-01-2023

How to Cite

1.
Saroj Mani Pokhrel, Lokendra Pahadiya, Narinder Singh, P.Hemantha Kumar. Anatomy of Janu Sandhi w.s.r. to Knee joint: An Ayurveda Overview. ayush [Internet]. 2023Jan.15 [cited 2023Feb.1];9(6):44-7. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1110