There is one entity in Ayurveda called as ” Hrid - Shula ” . The word Hrid derived from the original word Hridaya which means the Heart . Shula means pain . The meaning of Hrid - Shula is thus , pain in ( & around ) heart . The condition occurs due to increased or altered Vata Dosha in the heart & nearby area . As we know , the main force of movement of anything in any body system is controlled & done by Vata dosha . The indigested Meda Dhatu ( Cholesterol , LDL ) , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha blocks partially or totally the normal route of vata dosha . Thus the Vata dosha gets altered too , creating pain at the Heart & nearby areas.

There are 5 types of each dosha . In all, each dosha accompanies the heart in some or the other way . When the dosha alters , some problem occurs as per the doshas.

These problems can be defined as follows : -

Treatment as per Ayurvedic Approach : - In the body , Hriday ( heart ) is one of the most important organ . It is called as Marma Sthana ( Vital organ ) . The most important treatment is to cut the Apachit Meda Dhatu ( LDL ) . The treatment is directed to treat the hypercholesterolaemia . The use of Gold bhasma is beneficial . The Gold bhasma provides vital strength to the myocardium ( heart muscles ) . Thereby restoring the normal functioning of the heart.

The most important role of Ayurvedic medicines is in preventing or reducing atherosclerosis and thereby controlling coronary artery disease . Ayurvedic formulations like various forms of Guggulu , Chandraprabha vati and herbal combinations of various herbs like Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ) , Arjuna ( Terminalia arjuna ) , Kutki ( Picrorrhiza kurroa ) , Punarnava ( Boerrhavia diffusa ) and Triphala are very useful in reducing blood cholesterol , fatty deposits in the blood vessels , atherosclerosis , blood pressure & excess fat deposition all over the body.

The use of Panchkarma can be done strictly under supervision . The panchkarma helps to restore the body doshas & maintains the metabolism . Not all , but some therapies of panchkarma can be done very effectively in the treatment of Hrid - Shula . The Virechana ( purgation ) , Basti ( Enema ) , Hrid Basti , Whole body massage helps a lot . The most basic reason of Cholesterol is treated very effectively with these therapies.

The use of Sattvavajay Chikitsa ( mental support , mental rehabilitation ) is the forefront treatment . It is very necessary to provide mental support for the affected person . The positive approach towards life & health is very important aspect . The calm mind can do this . The use of Shirodhara is the best remedy for this . It soothes the brain & refreshes the mind.