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A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF DASHAMULADHYA KASHAYA AND MAHAMASHA TAILA NASYA IN VISHWACHI W.S.R. TO CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS”

Ranjitha G. Rathod*, Aniruddha and Shrilatha Kamath T.

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Neck is flexible part of the spinal vertebrae where the cervical vertebrae help in the movement of the neck in all possible direction. Neck also holds the whole weight of the skull. Hence cervical vertebrae are prone for degeneration. The degeneration may impact spinal nerves which pass through these cervical vertebrae from the brain stem to the periphery. As a consequence of compression in the spinal cord or nerve root at the level of cervical vertebrae due to various mechanical and degenerative pathology one may experience pain and stiffness in the neck along with radiating pain to arm which may be associated with numbness or tingling sensation and the condition is known as Cervical spondylosis Vishwachi is a Shoola Pradana Vataja Nanathmja Vyadhi where Sira Kandara and Bahu are affected in which pain from the neck radiates to one of the upper extremity. Dashamuladhya Kashaya and Mahamasha Taila Nasya are taken here for study. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of Dashamuladhya Kashaya and Mahamashataila Nasya in Vishwachi w.s.r Cervical spondylosis. It was an open labeled clinical study with pre and post test design. 30 patients suffering from Vishwachi (Cervical spondylosis) were selected from Sri Dharmasthala manjunatheswara hostipal of Ayurved,Udupi, Karanataka for the study. Intervention: The selected patients were administered with internal medication of Dashamuladhya Kashaya in dose of 2 pala (96ml) after food and Mahamasha Taila Nasya was conducted for 7days. The study was conducted for 7 days and follow up for 7 days, making the total duration of 14 days. Results: On comparing the overall effect on symptoms, there was an overall 51.95% improvement in pain, 75% in stiffness, 88.88% improvement in tenderness, 68.3% improvement in range of movements, 62.22% in radiation of pain. On comparing the overall effect of treatment all the 30 patients had marked improvement within 75-100%. All these improvements when analyzed by statistical tests of significance proved highly significant results with p

Keywords: Vishwachi, Cervical spondylosis, Dashamuladhya Kashaya, Mahamashataila, Nasya.


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