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A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN LEKHAN BASTI AND SHATKARMA (SHANKHAPRAKSHALAN, KUNJAL) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STHAULYA

Shagun Chaudhary*, Ketan Mahajan and Piyush Gupta

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Shifting patterns of diet and lifestyle is resulting in rise of noncommunicable disease. Obesity is one among of them. Obesity has become epidemic today and serve threat to healthy and longevity. It is the consequence of intake of energy exceeding its expenditure over a considerable period. Ayurveda describes the basic and applied aspects of life process, health, disease and its management in terms of its own principles and approaches. Sthaulya has been described since very early days in various Samhitas, Sangraha Granthas etc. Total 50 patients having BMI >25 Kg/m2 of any socio-economic status, age group of 16-50 years and irrespective of sex of all ethnic origins were randomly selected. Lekhan Basti was administered as per Yoga Basti schedule of 8 days in one group and Shankha prakshalan followed by kunjal for one day in other group with follow up of lekhaniye mahakashaya kwath for 30 days. Assessment was done on subjective and objective parameters and obtained data was analyzed using appropriated statistical tests and concluded that there was significant difference in both groups of Sthaulya.

Keywords: Sthaulya, Lekhan Basti, Shatkarma, Lekhaniye Mahakashaya.


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