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Abstract

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF AVABAHUK WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FROZEN SHOULDER: A CASE STUDY

Sunil A. Bhaskare* (M.D., Ph.D) and Vishweta Vijay Basnak

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Background: Frozen Shoulder which is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder is characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Frozen Shoulder resembles the disease Avabahuk of Ayurveda. Avabahuk is a disease that affects Ansa Sandhi (Shoulder Joint). In Avabahuk, vitiated Vata dosha localizes in Ansa Pradesh and does the sankoch of siras leading to manifestations. Loss of Bahupraspandana, Sira sankoch, stambha and shoola at the shoulder joint are cardinal features of Avabahuk. Hence it can be correlated with frozen shoulder described in modern medicine. Aim: To study the effect of ayurvedic chikitsa in Avabahuk with special reference to Frozen Shoulder. Materials and Methodology: This study deals with 56years old patient diagnosed with Right Sided Frozen Shoulder. Dakshinhasta Avabahuk as ayurvedic diagnosis was made and managed with Shodhana Chikitsa (Purification therapy) like Yoga Basti along with Shamana Chikitsa and Sthanika Chikitsa. Patient was admitted in our institute for 21 days. Result: Patient got Symptomatic relief at the end of the treatment.

Keywords: Avabahuk, Frozen Shoulder, Basti, Uttarbhakta Snehapan, Nasya.


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