DINCHARYA Importance of proper dincharya in preventing diseases
PROPER DINCHARYA IN
PREVENTION OF DISEASES
Dr. MUKESH KUMAR
Department of SWASTHAVRITTA & YOGA
IN PREVENTION OF
Pratidinam kartavyam charya dincharya!
(INDU on A.S.Su.3/1)
Charya = Acharan/kriya/Activity
1.What ever the activities are done by men from waking up in
the morning till sunset, is called as Dincharya.
2. Activities done from sunset till sleeping, is called as
3.But in practice Dincharya & Ratricharya both are combinely
considered as Dicharya.
DINCHARYA & DISEASE
Root cause of diseases are mentioned in our Samhitas as-
kaal arth karmanam yogo heen mithya atimatrakah
Means- diseases are caused by less, improper or excessive
KAAL- time/session- summer, winter & rainy.
ARTH- subjects of sense organs- Shabd, Shparsh etc.
KARM-activities of- Kayik (physical)
- Vachik (verbal)
- Mansik (mental)
If the daily activities
are done properly then
it will be helpful in
prevention of disease
IMPORTANCE OF DINCHARYA
The role of Dincharya was felt so important by our ancient
Acharyas that in all the Brihatrayies they had dedicated a
separate chapter for it.
Acharya Sushrut explained Dincharya in the chapter named-
Means- to prevent the possible illness – it mean, Acharya
Sushrut has given stress on Dincharya to abort the possible
illness, and so by Achrya Charak & Vagbhat.
14th Muhurt of night.
nirupayan – ratri ka
bhojan jirn hua he ya
nahi iska vichar krke
hi uthna chahiye.
1.Calm & quite environment
helps in proper prayer study.
2.Feeling of happiness &
3.In Brahmmuhurt Vat remains
elevated & it helps in proper
1.Most of the people use
to wake up late in the
Kaph Prakop & Aam.
-Other Santarpan janya
Vyadhi(Diseases due to
PROBLEM & SOLUTION REGARDING
BRAHMMUHURT JAGRAN IN TODAY’S LIFE..
1.People use to take food late in night & go to bed late, so
they wake up late in morning.
2.People should be adviced to take light meal early in night &
to sleep early.
2 significant things-
1. Vacham niyamyam - by
2. -evacuation should be
done when urge if felt,
-urge should not be
-evacuation should not
be done forcefully -
Otherwise it will cause-
-Shirah shool (Head ache)
-Apanvayu urdhv gati
-Kartanvat peeda (Cutting
type of pain)
Otherwise it will cause-
It helps in complete
evacuation of stool & urine
1. People use to read news paper
while evacuating due to lack of time-
results in- incomplete evacuation.
2. People are habitual to get up late in the morning, to give
more time to sleep many time they suppress evacuation
urges, some time due to busy schedule or unavailability of
lavatories at the time people have to suppress urges.
3.Dant dhavan, Jivha nirlekhan evam
1.Brush told for Dantdhawan
should be of Katu, Tikta,
Kashay Ras, and Acharya
Madhur Ras additionaly.
2.After brushing, powder of
& Trijatak mixed with
honey should be applied
to tooth n gum.
Mouth diseases are
caused by mainly Kaph
Dosh, so Katu,Tikta &
Kashay Ras are helpful
to prevent most of the
In Vataj or Pittaj oral
diseases Madhur Ras is
used (as mentioned by
3.After brushing tongue
cleaning should be done.
4.After washing the
mouth, face & eyes
should be washed with
fresh water or with
decoction of Amlaki or
decoction of bark of
-Mukh dourgandh (Hlitosis)
-Rakta pitta janya vyadhi
Helps improving the power of
1.Most of tooth paste used
today are Madhur Ras
2.Nobody practices gargling
or face & eye wash using
decoction of bark of Kshiri
Vriksh and all.
According to WHO-Fact sheet
NO. 318-April 2012-
“ Worldwide, 60-90% of
school children & nearly 100%
of adults have dental cavities. ”
“ 15-20% of middle-aged
people have severe
periodontal disease. ”
May be the cause of-
-Frequent oral diseases
-Acne, dark circles on face
1.Souvir Anjan has been
adviced, to use daily.
2.Rasanjan is told to use
every 5th or 8th day, at
It helps in maintaining the
health eye & vision.
It prevents & cures-
To evacuate excessive Kaph Dosh
(as eye being a Tej dominant
organ, should be protectected
from excessive Kaph or Kled.)
1.Anjan is practiced very rarely these days.
has been adviced
to use daily,
usually Anu Tail
is used for this
It pacifies the Vat Dosh & give
unctuousness to head & neck region,
so it prevents mainly the
degenerative disorders of brain
& sense organs.
-Palitya(graying of hair)
-Manyastambh(stiffness of neck)
-Hanustambh(stiffness of mendible)
-Shirah Shool(head ache)
and other Vataj disorders.
1.Nasya is practiced very rarely today.
6.KAVAL & GANDUSH
2.Kaval of bark of
Khadir, Arimed &
Prevents Vataj disorders of mouth-
-cracking of lips, dryness of mouth
-Swarbhed(loss of voice),etc…
Gives feeling of lightness in mouth
Prevents mainly Kaphaj disorders-
1.People rarely practices Kaval or Gandush according to
2.Gargeling is practiced today, that too mainly with fresh
water, but rarely with warm water.
adviced to use
2.Smoke should be
taken from nose
& expelled from
It prevents disorders of head & neck
region which are caused by Vat & Kaph-
-Shirogourav(heaviness of head)
-Karna Srav(ear discharge)
-Nasa Srav(nasal discharge)
-Netra Srav(eye discharge)
To prevent harm to eyes.
1.Nobody practices Prayogic Dhomrapan.
2.Smoking is practiced by many, but that too taken from
mouth & exhaled from nose.
3.What is practiced, is Tobacco- Katu Ras Pradhan-Vat & Pitt
Excessive smoking causes-
And many more…
1.Ushna Abhyang in
Sheet Riitu & Sheet
Abhyang in Ushna
-Strengthens the body
-Repairs the regenerates tissue
-Very good in pacifying Vat
-Relieves tiredness and many more…
-Beneficial for hair
-Nourishes sense organs
-Strengthens legs & feet
-Relieves from senselessness,
stiffness, cracks, contraction etc.
This may be the cause of-
-One or other kind of body aches
-Physical or mental stress
-Premature aging & degeneration
-lusterless skin, dark circles etc…
1.Any kind of activity which
bring up tiredness in the
body is Vyayam.
2.Time duration for Vyayam
is mentioned for those
who are strong & takes
Snigdh Ahar as-
-“Ardh Shakti Matra” in
Sheet & Vasant Ritu.
-“Alpa Vyayam” in
Grishma & Varsha Ritu.
-Overall health & functioning
-Body mass & solidity
-Reduces fat. Etc…
1.Most of the people don’t do
sufficient amount of physical
activity, so their digestive
capacity is weak, but they eat
more, results in indigestion &
2.Another group of people go to
gym daily & they do over
exercise, but they are kept on
fat free diet.
3.Some people go to gym at
-Fat deposition &
It leads to Vat Prakop,
1.Massazing with powder of
Kaph Har drugs is called
-It opens up the skin pores
& improves complexion
-Reduces itching & skin
1.Soaps & body washes replaced Udwartan, but Udwartan is
far batter than soaps & all.
1.Fresh water or hot water is
used for bathing according
2.Hot water is contraindicated
for head bath.
3.Bath should not be taken
without head wash.
4.Bath should not be taken
-It causes harm to eye
-Dirt will be kept stuck
-Feeling of heaviness
-It causes indigestion
-To maintain hygiene
1.People use to take bath under
hot shower, specially during
2.Some time people take bath
3-4 times a day, under some
-Strain on eye
-Indigestion & Aam
1.Food should be taken when hunger is felt, for
healthy people 2 times of meal is adviced.
2.Any type of exercise should not be done
immediately after food.
3.Water should not be taken immediately after
4.Sleep & sexual activity should not be done
immediately after food.
5.Full stomach meal should not be taken.
6.In night, food should not be taken too late, & it
should not be heavy.
7.Food which are of opposite qualities, should
not be taken.
8.Tambool Sewan is adviced after food.
1.Most of the people stick to their time schedule for meal.
They don’t consider whether they are truly hungry or not.
They take 2-3 small diets in between full meal.
2.People takes tea, coffee or cold drink along with or after food,
or take 1-2 glass of water immediately after food.
3.People take food late in night & go for sleep or involves in
4.Many times people have to ride bike immediately after meal.
5.People are more habitual for sweet & spicy food.
6.Many times opposite quality of food are taken at a time, e.g.-
cold water immediately before tea, cold drinks along with
junk foods, fruit-milk shake, fried ice-cream, etc…
7.People take more liquid diet in morning(Kaphaj Kal), e.g.-
1-2 liter of water in empty stomach; tea, milk or juice in
morning; that causes ‘Kled’ in body. (childhood obesity
is one of the major health problem this time, liquid diet at
morning & less physical activity may be main contributing
All these activities leads to Aam & Kled
Results in Santarpan Janya Vyadhi-Obesity
-Mental disability etc…
SOLUTION REGARDING BHOJAN
1.People can be adviced to take less quantity of food when
they feel hunger, if they don’t feel good hunger after one
meal, the second meal should not be given.
2.People should take a slow walk for 5-10 minute after food.
3.People should be adviced for sufficient physical activities, as
sufficient physical activities or exercise is the best way to
4.Its doctor’s duty to educate the individual about the food
habits, different food items & their property & interaction
with other foods, to enable the individual to plan his own
1.Mainly official work, for earning.
2.Work should not be illegal, it should be either service under
king, merchant business, animal husbandry, agriculture etc.
Occupation of an
individual may cause
sever health problems, e.g.-
1.Employee of IT sector
-Eye problems-Strain, pain,
-Postural disorder-Back pain
-throat pain, recurrent
-loss of voice
1. Change the job.
2. Give some gap during working hours to reduce strain to
3. Speaker can use Sneha Gandush regularly, or can sugar
candy in mouth during speech.
4. Eye wash with decoction of Amlaki or Kshiri Vriksh.
Many spiritual activities are mentioned in classics, e.g.-
-Respect your elders, parents, teacher, god.
-Don’t hurt anyone, always try to help other, offer to other.
-Stay away from bad people & bad habits.
-Maintain personal hygiene…and many more…
All above advices are given mainly to improve good manners
& behavior of individual thus to develop a healthy
But unfortunately people are lacking in good manner in our
society, results in- increased crime & disarrangement- that
affects the social health & individual health too.
SOLUTION- Efforts of correction should be done from the
very beginning, means from the childhood of an individual ,
to give him good manner.
HOW TO FIND ETIOLOGY OF DISEASE
IN PATIENT IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
A detail history taking can help in evaluation of etiological
factor for a disease.
ACTIVITY RIGHT WRONG
1.Wake up time in
tea or tobacco