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Abstract

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OPTIONS IN ANANTAVATA WSR TO TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA: A CASE STUDY

*Dr. Richa Mohan

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Trigeminal neuralgia is an excruciating painful condition that involves the fifth cranial nerve i.e trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal nerve has three branches mainly maxillary, mandibular and ophthalmic nerves1. When there is any stimulus in the form of chewing, brushing or a wind, patient experiences severe pain due to the stimulation of nerve in the areas of its supply i.e around eyes, face and cheeks. Allopathic medicine doesnot have any permanent cure for this disease. Ayurveda offers relief in symptoms of TN and provide stress free life of patient. Anantvata has similar features as of TN. In the present case study a female patient of 26 yr age came to Shalakya OPD with the complaints of pain in face and eye region on and off from last 2 years. The pain was severe in nature and lasted for 2 hours. Patient was depressed due to the condition and was in a hope to get relief from ayurvedic treatment. Treatments like shirodhara, shiropichu, kawala, karnapurana and nasya provided her calmness and she got rid from her pain.

Keywords: Trigeminal neuralgia, Nasya, Shirodhara, Shiropichu, Nasya.


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