2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part I
Relationship between prakriti (physical constitution) and chest circumference in infants. (Clinical study)
AUTHOR(S): Srivastava Niraj, Gehlot Sangeeta and Singh BM
Background: The purpose of Ayurveda has been described as to protect the health of a healthy person and to eliminate the ailments of a diseased man. In Ayurveda Prakriti is an important tool that explains individuality and it has important role in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Prakriti have relation with Anthropometric data such as weight, length, chest circumference and chest circumference. The crossed tape method was used for measuring chest circumference. Material & Methods: 100 infants were registered for Prakriti assessment. Performa for Prakriti assessment in infants was developed by department of Kaumarbhritya/Balroga and department of Kriya Sharira. Chest circumference was measured by measuring tape by crossed tape method and data were analyzed to get the trends in accordance to individual Prakriti. Observation & Result: Result of this study shows that maximum chest circumference was found in Kapha Prakriti in all follow up but at registration period Pitta- Kapha have maximum chest circumference while it was minimum in Vata Prakriti infants on registration and subsequent follow ups. Maximum chest circumference growth rate was found in Kapha Prakriti and minimum in Vata Prakriti as compared to different follow ups. On applying one way ANOVA and Post Hoc Bonferroni tests, significant variations were observed in all the pairs. Discussion & Conclusion: Vata Prakriti individuals have predominance of Ruksha, Laghu and Sukshma guna so it have lowest chest circumference. Kapha Prakriti individuals have highest chest circumference due to Sthula vaksha and Prithupina vaksha characteristic of Kaphaja Prakriti. Maximum Chest Circumference growth velocity was found in Kapha and minimum in Vata Prakriti infants. Not any study available for relation between infants Prakriti with chest circumference and chest circumference growth velocity.
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Srivastava Niraj, Gehlot Sangeeta, Singh BM. Relationship between prakriti (physical constitution) and chest circumference in infants. (Clinical study). Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):530-533.