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BRACHIAL NEURITIS VIS-A-VIS PITTAAVRUTA JANYA GRIVAHUNDANA - A SINGLE CASE STUDY’

Dr. Meghana Dangar, Dr. Debashri Maity and Dr. Vivekanand Kullolli*

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Grivahundana has been described as a samanya lakshana of vata vyadhi. Acharya Chakrapani takes the meaning of grivahundana as the Grivastambha.[1] While stambha means stiffness, rigidity, make stiff or immovable. Thus grivahundana is the clinical entity in which the back of the neck becomes stiff or rigid and the movements of the neck are impaired. Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy that affects the nerves going to the shoulder and hand. Pain, loss of function etc. occurs in the brachial neuritis. Brachial neuritis also called as a- Parsonage Turner Syndrome. Brachial neuritis is a rare syndrome of unknown etiology. In general line of treatment of the pittavrita vata vyadhi Ushna-sheeta treatment is given prime importance along with upanaha. So, snehana, swedana and upanaha are useful in grivahundana. For snehana chandanabalalaxadi oil and for upanaha, pradeha prepared out of masha, shastishali, yashtimadhu, gokshura, Godugdha and khanda sharkara was used. Which have snehana and brihana property. The results that were achieved in this case were significant in terms of significant reduction in the duration of the suffering as pain and stiffness were cured with in 7 days as compared to the several weeks to months in the brachial neuritis management.

Keywords: Vata-vyadhi, Grivahundana, Snehana, Swedana, Upanaha, Brachial neuritis.


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