New Jyotisha series on Immune system disorders: HIV/AIDS by Visti Larsen
Understanding the cause of immune-system disorders. The nature of HIV and its escalation to AIDS, as well as the specific cause of infection is studied herein from the perspective of Allopathy, Ayurveda and Jyotiṣa.
This article is part of a webinar series on the topic of health and illness, presented by Visti Larsen through the Regional Academy of Mantra and Astrology (http://www.rama-edu.com).
Ayurveda and Immunity
Vyādhi-kṣamatva (lit. resistance against disease) is the term used for immune system (ref. Charak Samhita). This is sometimes termed bala (lit. strength, ref. Sushruta Samhita). The strength or bala is decided based on Sahaja (genes), kalaja (time, season, age), yuktikruta (what you have done about yourself).
Disease affects the seven dhātu of the body[i]. According to Ayurveda, the essence of all the seven dhātu is ojas. One may ask, is Ojas the same as Bala? It is not, however, all that feeds the Ojas strengthens the immunity. Herein we have two types of Ojas: Para Ojas (keeps one alive) and Apara Ojas (feeds the bodily functions). According to the tradition, the latter is examined in the Somanātha Drekkaṇa (D-3 SM).
For more go to: Immune system disorders Part 1.