ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: STUDY ON EFFECT OF STHANIKA SWEDA IN JANUSADHIGATA VATA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE JOINT
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Prathibha M *, Vijayakumaraswamy G. Hiremath, G. S Badrinath, Drakshayini S Hiremath
Abstract: Mobility is the basic character of life which is dependent on the structural as well as functional character of the body. Though proper nourishment is available the body loses its qualitative capacity of structure and function in advance. Osteoarthritis of knee joint is on one such common degenerative joint disorder. Sandhigatavata (osteoarthritis) is one such non-threatening disease affecting the mobility of multiple joint. In modern parlance it can be compared with Osteoarthritis of knee joint. Snehana and Swedana are prescribed as common line of treatment in vatavyadhi. Swedana plays an important role in treatment of Sandhigatavata. Pindasweda and Upanaha Sweda explained in classics serves the purpose of alleviation of vitiated vatadosha. This Study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Patrapinda sweda and Upanaha sweda. Patients suffering from Janusandhgatavata (osteoarthritis of knee joint) was selected and randomly distributed to Patrapinda sweda (PPS) and Upanaha group 15 patients in each group. PPS group showed marked improvement with 73.14% in all parameters of Sandhigatavata in comparison to the Upanaha group which showed marked improvement with 70.99% in all parameters. Patrpinda sweda showed an edge over Upanaha Sweda.
Keyword: Janusandhigata Vata; Osteoarthritis; Patrapinda sweda; Upanaha Sweda