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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327-333

Analogy – Susruta perennial and elementary methodology in anatomy apprehension

1 Department of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Rachana Sharir, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Correspondence Address:
Neha Udainiya
Department of Rachana Sharir, National Institute of Ayurveda (Deemed to be University) Amer Road, Jaipur - 302 002, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_316_21

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Objective: To justify the use of art of analogy or Upmana in studying and understanding Rachana Sharir by the ancient sages and creating awareness for its incorporation in the present curriculum. Data Source: Published sources such as samhitas, ancient texts, magazines, periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, and the Internet. Review Methods: A narrative style is being adopted by using the abovementioned secondary data sources. Results: Since time immemorial where there was a lack of technological advancements, this technique has been efficiently used in Ayurveda and Rachana Sharir by the sages and Susruta being the pioneer of Rachana Sharir has imbued his treatise with numerous and relevant analogies which not only accomplishes the purpose of grabbing the anatomical structures thoroughly by academicians but also recoups to some extent the need of models, specimens, and dissection procedure for a while. Conclusion: This age-old and time-bound technique of the Susruta analogy should be incorporated in present-day anatomy apprehension by alluding and exemplifying several analogical affairs.

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