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Abstract

MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN VATARAKTA THROUGH PARISHEKA W.S.R TO GOUTY ARTHRITIS- A REVIEW

Dr. Shahin Khan Pathan*, Dr. Pushkar Rai and Vaidya Rohini Rakesh Salve

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Parisheka (stream pouring) is one amongst Swedana Chikitsa practiced under the pioneer of panchakarma. It is a procedure of pouring medicated liquids (kashaya, Taila, Ghrut etc) over the effected part & whole body. It is both Sagni (hot) & Drava Sweda (liquid). In Ayurveda, Vatarakta is a disease where in there is independent vitiation of Vata Dosha & Rakta Dhatu ascending effecting smaller to bigger joints. The main symptom of discomfort in Vatarakta is affliction in the form of Toda (pricking pain), Sphurana (twitching pain), Antarbhrusha arti (excruciating pain in interiors) etc. According to contemporary system of medicine, this can be correlated to gouty arthritis considering the magnitude of pain. Acharya Charak have mentioned Parisheka yoga’s like Koshna Ghruta for the management of shoola. This does both Snehana (oleation) & swedana (fomentation) enhancing Vatahara property thus relieving pain by Samprapti Vighatana of Vatarakta. Hence, this article is an attempt to understand the role of Parisheka in pain management in Vatarakta.

Keywords: Gouty arthritis, Parisheka, Swedana, Vatarakta.


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