Chikitsa chatushpad (4 components of treatment)
🌷Disease is imbalance of dosha, dhatu and mala.
🌷Bringing them back to equilibrium is chikitsa or treatment.
🌷 To treat any disease is not only physician responsibility but there are 3 more aspects to it.
🌷In absence of them even a great physician will not be able to cure disease.
4 components which are responsible to cure any disease effectively there are-
1.Bhishag( vaidhya or doctor)
- Rogi ( patient)
These 4 components should possess following qualities
- Vaidhya or doctor
He is most important component as he is the one who is using other 3 components, doctor should have following qualities
✅He must be knowledgeable, he should have knowledge about sign, symptoms and treatment of disease.
✅He should have experience and practical knowledge in his field of expertise.
✅He should be disciplined and proficient in his work .
✅He should be clean physically, mentally and emotionally.He should not work under effect of any negative emotion like greed, hatred or jealousy.
✅It should suitable for disease.
✅It can be used in different forms and dose.
✅It should have all the required qualities.
✅ It should be available easily.
The person who takes care of patient he can be nurse or family member,attendant should possess following qualities –
✅He should have knowledge of nursing.
✅Proficient in his work.
✅He should be affectionate and compassionate towards patients.
✅He should follow cleanliness physically and free from negative emotions.
Patient is the one for whom all are working, he is also responsible to cure illness. Patients with following qualities definitely helps in speedy healing-
✅He should have good memory to follow instructions given by doctor like to take medicine on time and to come for follow up.
✅He should be obedient, he should follow diet, exercise or therapies suggested to him.
✅He should be fearless and courageous.
✅ He should have ability to explains about symptoms of illness as it is, without exaggerating or tone them down .
🌷Combined efforts of all of them restore health.
🌷Among them also Doctor is most important, as it is only doctor who is responsible to use other components effectively.
🌷Like to cook food even with all the ingredients, vessel and fire food cannot be cooked if cook is not efficient .
🌷Similarly a vaidhya with the help of 3 other aspects of treatment with required qualities can successfully treat diseases.