Acharya Charaka was the first person who used the word ‘Sattwavajaya’ but only once and was also the last one. He explains the Ayurveda in the form of Trisutra i.e. Hetu(causative factor), Linga(symptoms of the disease), and Aushadha(medicine). Chikitsa means the process in which vitiated Doshas are brought to a normal state and this equilibrium state of Doshas will be maintained. It is classified on a different basis; as Dwividha, Trividha, and Chaturvidha Chikitsa. Sattwavajaya Chikitsa is one among the Trividha Chikitsa.The word Satwa refers to Mana(mind) and Avajaya refers to conquering or win over.Hence Sattwavajaya therapy aims at control of the mind by restraining the mind from wholesome Arthas(objects). Self-control of the mind is one of the most difficult to tasks and warrants a perfect combination of desire, determination, and dedication. The word Mano-Nigrahani means control of the mind. This mind control can be both subjective and objective. The objective type of Mano-Nigraha is the actual Sattwavajaya and warrants physician’s interference with patient’s mind control. Amavata which is popularly correlated with Rheumatoid disease is characterized by its eternal course, uncertain progression, an unpredictable series of exacerbations and remissions.
In Ayurveda, the impact of the Amavata over the psychological setup of the patient is well recognized. So Sattwavajaya plays a major role to get rid of these problems.
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