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Abstract

MANAGEMENT OF AMAVATA (RHEUMATIOD ARTHRITIS) IN AYURVEDA – A REVIEW

Dr. Bikash Raj Ghimire*, Dr. Samichha Neupane, Prof. Sanjay Pokharel, Dr. Shwetha Kumari Pokharel and Amrita Ghimire

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Amavata is made up of two words, Ama and Vata. Amavata mainly cause due to derangement of Agni, like Jatharagni, Dhatvagni and Bhutagni, etc. results in in the production of Ama and this Ama circulates throughout the body by means of the vitiated Vata and dislodgedin the Shleshmasthana (Amashaya, Asthisandhi etc) starts pain, stiffness and swelling over the small and big joints. Amavata closely mimics with Rheumatoid Arthritis in accordance with their similarities on medical features Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a continual inflammatory, unfavourable and deforming symmetrical polyarthritis related with systemic involvement. Amavata is one of the challenging disorders for the clinicians due to its chronicity, incurability, problems and morbidity. In comprehensive science remedy are suggested NSAIDS, steroids and DMARD, which offers the symptomatic relief, having more side effect. The Ayurvedic treatment not only devoid adverse effect, but also presents a higher way by using treating Agni and Ama at its by using treating Agni and Ama at its roots. The concepts of administration of Amavata are langhana, Swedana, Dravyas having tikta, katu rasa, deepan pachana as Shamana chikitsa.

Keywords: Amavata, Ama, Langhan, Swedan, Virechan, Basti, Rheumatoid Arthritis.


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