Anatomical Aspect of Snayu; Ayurveda and Modern Perspectives

  • Sravanti S. Tondchirkar
  • Amit K. Bairagi
Keywords: Anatomy, Snayu, Sandhi, Joints, Ligaments

Abstract

In Ayurveda, ligaments described as Snayu while tendon described as Kandra. Anatomically the muscle, ligament and tendon represent extra-articular apparatus. Snayu as structure of human body posses close relation to the Sandhi. Snayu as bunches of fibres helps to maintain body posture and impart weight wearing capacity. Acharya Sushruta referred working of Snayu as like binding plates of boats that allows boat to bear the weight. Snayu itself mean to bind, it helps to bind joints together and its fibrous nature provides flexibility. As anatomical structure Snayu having physiological importance but also suffered by pathological problems. There are some diseases described in Ayurveda related to the impairment of Snayu possessing symptoms of pain, stiffness and swelling, etc. Snayu Sharira needs to be understood in details to explore its physiological, anatomical and pathological aspects. Present article explain Ayurveda and modern view on Snayu Sharira.

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Published
2022-12-15
How to Cite
Tondchirkar, S. S., and A. K. Bairagi. “Anatomical Aspect of Snayu; Ayurveda and Modern Perspectives”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 4, Dec. 2022, pp. 47-49, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v7i4.161.
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