A Comparative Clinical Evaluation of Leech Therapy and Vasti Karma in Osteo-Arthritis

A Comparative Clinical Evaluation of Leech Therapy and Vasti Karma in Osteo-Arthritis


Singh OP, Chaubey PK, Singh AK


Abstract

Sandhigata Vata is the commonest form of articular disorder. It is a type of Vata-vyadhi which mainly occurs in Vriddhavastha due to Dhatukshaya, which limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing, bathing etc. thus making patient disabled / handicapped. It being a Vatavyadhi, located in Marmasthisandhi and its occurrence in old age makes it Kashtasadhya. Vata Dosha plays main role in the disease. Shula Pradhana Vedana is the cardinal feature of the disease associated with Sandhishotha with Vata Purna Druti Sparsha, lack of movements of the joints or painful movement of the joints. In this study total 49 patients having the complaints of Osteoarthritis were randomly divided into 2 groups. In Group A, patients were treated with Panchatikta Ksheer Basti along with Jalaukavacharan and in group B patients were treated with only Panch Tikta Ksheer Basti. The data shows that Panchatikta Ksheer Basti along with Jalaukavacharan i.e. group A has provided better relief in the disease Sandhigata Vata.


Keywords

Sanadhigata vata, Osteoarthritis, Panchtikta Ksheer Basti, Abhyanga, Jalaukavacharan


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Singh, O. P., Chaubey, P. K., & Singh, A. K. (2014). A Comparative Clinical Evaluation of Leech Therapy and Vasti Karma in Osteo-Arthritis. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 295-306.

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