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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-100

An observational study of anatomical concept of Shadgarbhakarabhava (six procreative factors) in prevalence of Arbuda

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Rachana Sharir, Uttaranchal Ayurvedic College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Rachana Sharir, Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, New Delhi, India
3 Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_25_22

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Background: The fetus is formed out of the combination of six components (Shadbgarbhakarabhava) namely Matrija (maternal), Pitrija (paternal), Atmaja (soul), Satmyja (wholesomeness), Rasaja (nutritional factors), and Sattvaja (mind) are individually responsible to develop different body parts and features. Every factor, in the state of their wholesome combination, is responsible for the creation of living. Aims: This study aims to analyze and explore the concept of Shadbgarbhakarabhava in light of Rachana Sharir and evaluate the utility of the concept in the prevention of Arbuda. Materials and Methods: A retrospective observational study was carried out in two government institutes after the approval of the institutional ethics committee. Thirty cancer patients were included in this study. Results: Among 30 cancer patients, 83% of cases were related to Matrija-bhava and 17% of cases were related to Pitrija-bhava. Conclusions: After the critical study of the concept of Shadgarbhakarabhava through various texts, their testing by different methods, and their discussion and interpretation by logic and reasoning, it is concluded that there is a certain impact of six procreative factors in the prevalence of Arbuda. This concept is very similar to FOAD (Foetal Origin of Adult Disease) in light of the above critical study of cancer patients.

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