MANAGEMENT OF SANDHIVAAT (OSTEOARTHRITIS) THROUGH PATTRAPOTTALI SHWEDA & ASHWAGANDHADI YOGA: A CASE REPORT

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ABSTRACT:

            Sandhivaat (Osteoarthritis) is a very common health problem of old age group. It affects primarily the weight bearing joints, such as hip, knee & elbow joints. It’s a purely Vaataj Vyadhi (disease). In Modern system of medicine it’s a chronic inflammatory & degenerative disease, degenerating/damaging the cartilage & progressively affects the underlying bone. Recurrent joint injuries & infections, overweight, hormonal changes in postmenopausal stage of women life,  no or low intake of calcium in diet, lack of physical exercise, faulty life style are the common causative factors for this chronic rheumatological disease along with hereditary & some metabolic disorders. Positive changes in life style are necessary for the much beneficial result. In this aspect regular joints exercise is required with correct method for strengthening the muscles & cartilage to check the further degenerative process. In the present case study after the confirmation of diagnosis, I have treated the patient with Sansaman Chikitsa (medicinal) in the form of Ashwagandhadi yog , Lakshaadi Guggulu  as well as Pattrapottli Shweda           ( panchakarma procedure). I had selected 06 symptoms for the evaluation of the patient before & after 01 month duration of treatment.

Key words:  Sandhivaat, Ashwagandhadi yoga, Lakshaadi Guggulu & Pattrapottali Shweda.      

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