Astrology is a very useful tool to assess health matters on a individual, and a great help for doctors and medical practitioners to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases. Because diseases are related to Karma, and the Grahas and the planets are the instruments by which the law of Karma operates, we can assess the general health of a person, the organs-areas of the body which can be prone to diseases, injuries or weaknesses, the different periods of time when disease can occur.
The 27 stars or constellations are used by Vedic astrology since the ancient times and they are very relevant to many aspects of life that includes health and each Nakshatra can be related with certain part or organ of the physical body.
Body Organs – Stars (Nakshatras)
It governs the head and the cerebral hemispheres of the body. It is responsible for all diseases that are associated with them.
This signifies the character of Agni. It is responsible for the disease associated with head, cerebral hemisphere and head and the eyes.
It governs various part of the body such as head, eyes, face, vision, neck and tonsil. It is denoted by the “star of the fire”.
It is the most beloved and ruled by the Chandra. It is governed by the Moon. It influences the body part such as face, mouth, tonsil, tongue, palate, neck and cerebrum.
It is governed by the Mars and is responsible for the disease such as chin, cheeks, throat, vocal chord and thymus gland.
This nakshatra is governed by the planet Mercury. It governs throat, arms and shoulders and the disease associated with them.
It is governed by the planet Jupiter. The organs and the disease caused by it are ear, throat, shoulder blades, lungs, respiratory system, diaphragm and esophagus.
This is governed by Saturn. This means to strengthen and nourish. The main organs associated with this are lungs, stomach and ribs.
It is govern by Mercury. It can cause disease associated with oesphagus, pancreas, liver and diaphragm.
This is the brightest and governed by the planet Sun. It is associated with the disease of heart, back, dorsal region, spinal chord and spleen.
It is associated with the disease of heart and spinal chord. The Lord of this star is ruled by Venus.
It is governed by the Sun. It indicates the need for union.
This is ruled by Mercury and the star by Moon. It is not associated with too much organs.
It is ruled by the planet Mars and governs the belly, lower part, kidney and vasomotor system.
It governs the body part such as kidney, ureter, appendicitis, hernia and bladder.
It is ruled by the Indra and the Agni and star Vishaka. It rules various part of the body such as parts near bladder, rectum, pancreatic gland and prostate gland.
It is ruled by Saturn and the star is Anuradha. The various body parts that it rules are rectum, nasal bones, genital organs and rectum.
The star is Jyestha. It governs the colon, anus, genital organs and is also responsible for the disease associated it with.
It is governed by the Moon and is associated with hips, thighs, femur and sciatic nerves.
It is ruled by Venus and governs the body part such as sacral regions of the body. .
It is also called as “Universal Star”. It is associated with thighs, femur, skin and arteries.
It is symbolized by three foor-prints. It is ruled by the Moon and governs vessels, knees and skin.
It is ruled by the planet Mars. It is associated with knee cap, ankles, limbs, and between knees and ankles.
It is governed by Rahu and is responsible for the portion between knees and ankles and calf muscles.
It is governed by Jupiter and is associated with the ankles, feet and toes.
It is ruled by Saturn and is associated with speaking abilities and writing skills. It is associated with the feet.
It is the final journey of life to the next. It is ruled by Mercury and the organs associated are feet and toes.