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VALIDATION OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND VARMAM THERAPY ON AZHALKEEL VAYU [OSTEOARTHRITIS] – CASE SERIES

G. Pratheep, M. Rahini, M. Harikrishnan, K. Elavarasan and M. Menaka

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Introduction: Osteoarthritis is chronic degenerative disorders mostly affect the elderly people in globally and its prevalence is nearly 40% in India. China and India were ranked the top two countries in the absolute number of people aged 65 and over. Siddha Medicine dealing with this disease and called as Azhal keel vayu (AKV). AKV is hardly treatable disorder and which corrected rehabilitations approach. Varmam is the existing significant therapeutic method even though it is defense and fighting art. This study evaluates the effectiveness of varmam therapy on AKV. The selected 10 patients with the AKV, 6 have the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) above 81% and 4patients has below 80%. After the therapy 7 patients got significance relieve. Objective: To validate Varmam therapy on Azhal keel vayu (OA). Material and Methods: Patient 40 – 60 years old and both sex were treated with the Varma therapy for prescribed 30 days period at RVS Siddha Medical College and hospital. Study Population: Ten patients with symptoms of AKV [OA] were treated as in patients in department of sirappu maruthuvam at RVS Siddha Medical College and Hospital. Results and observation: The study shows that after received the 30 day Varmam therapy, 4 patients got above 81% of relieve, 3 patients got between 61 to 80% of relieve and rest 3 got below 65% of relieve. Based on this result the study reveals that the Varmam therapy were effective in Azhal keel vayu (OA).

Keywords: Azhal keel vayu, Osteoarthritis, Moottu Sarntha Varmam., Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS).


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