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ROLE OF VAITARANA BASTI AND SHAMAN MEDICINES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMAVATA (RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS): A CASE STUDY

Dr. Mishra Meenu* and Dr. Shivhare Shwetal

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RA is a chronic multisystem disease of unknown cause. Though the most prominent manifestation of RA is inflammatory arthritis of the peripheral joints, usually with a symmetrical distribution, its systemic manifestations include haematologic, pulmonary, neurological and cardiovascular abnormalities. RA is the second most common form of chronic arthritis and affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. In Ayurveda Amavata has a high resemblance to RA. Acharya Madhavakar was the first to give a detailed description of Amavata. Amavata mainly produced by Ama dosha and vitiated Vata dosha which leads to metabolic and rheumatological dysfunction in body. Aim: To study the effect of Vaitarana Basti and Shaman medicines (Mahavatavidhvansak Rasa & Vishtindukadi Vati) in the management of Amavata (RA). Materials and Methods: The present case study is upon a 19 years old diagnosed case of Amavata with complaints of pain in left hip joint, mild fever and morning stiffness, at the Kayachikitsa OPD of Pt.Khushilal Sharma Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital Bhopal. The patient was treated with Vaitarana basti along with Mahavatavidhvansak Rasa & Vishtindukadi Vati. Duration of study is 32 days. Assessment was done on the basis of symptomatic relief and biochemical and serological changes in laboratory test. Observation: Vaitarana Basti and shaman medicines yielded symptomatic relief and reduced the level of ESR and CRP after treatment. Conclusion: On the basis of result obtained it can be concluded that Vaitarana Basti and Shaman medicines (Mahavatavidhvansak Rasa & Vishtindukadi Vati) can be used as effective treatment in the management of Amavata (RA).

Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Amavata, Vaitarana Basti.


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