According to Charaka Samhita, Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshana (restoration of health of a healthy individual) and Aaturasya Vikara-Prashamana (treatment of disease in ill patients) are the aims of Ayurveda. Swasthya-Rakshana has been given precedence over Vikara-Prashamana. Vega Avidharana is one of the important aspects of Swasthya-Rakshana which is explained in all three major treatises of Ayurveda. Adharaneeya Vega are those natural urges in the body that should not be suppressed or avoided, like the natural urges to expel Mootra, Pureesha, Shukra, etc. When Vega are forcibly suppressed, it leads to vitiation of Vata Dosha. This vitiated Vata Dosha, especially Apana Vata moves randomly in undesired directions, mainly Urdhawa Gati (upward direction). This is called Udavarta and it interferes with the functioning of the particular Srotas (Sroto Dushti) and disturbs the whole-body functions; appearing symptoms at whatever areas they are accumulated. Nidana-Parivarjana (avoidance of aetiological factors), Shodhana Chikitsa (elimination therapy) and Shamana Chikitsa (pacification therapy) with more emphasis on Vatanulomana are measures to be adopted for the management of diseases caused due to suppression of natural urges.
Keywords: Adharaneeya Vega, Vega Dharana, natural urges, Vatanulomana