ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF VIRECHANA KARMA AND JALAUKAVACHARANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACNE VULGARIS: A CLINICAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Lalita Sharma *, Alok Kumar Srivastava
Abstract: Acne Vulgaris can be correlated with Mukhadushika or Yuvanpidika on the basis of similarity in the etiopathogenesis, symptoms, treatment and complication. Acne Vulgaris is an extremely common skin condition involving the sebaceous gland and pilosebaceous unit. It affects approximately 80% of the adolescents around the world; as the patient of Acne become concern after long ineffective modern treatments, so Ayurveda is a ray of hope. Therefore, to identify an alternative, safer and permanent cure; the study is conducted. The aim of this study is efficacy of Virechana karma and Jalaukavacharana in the management of Acne Vulgaris. Total 44 patients were registered for the trial and out of which 38 patients completed the treatment. Total duration of the study was 60 days along with a follow-up period of 30 days. Assessment was done on the basis of subjective parameters (i.e. type of lesions) grading and associated complaints grading. For Subjective parameters for Inter group comparison –“Wilcoxon sign rank test” was applied and for intergroup comparison “Mann and Whitney test” was applied. Virechana karma was most effective on comedones (61.9%), papules (64.28%), Inflammation (85.71%) and Itching (73.68%). In Jalaukavacharana, maximum result was found in, 85.71% reduction was found in no. of cysts/abscess.77.78% and 75% reductions were found in nodule and pustule count respectively. The study reveals that Virechana karma is effective for longer duration and rate of recurrence is also lesser in Virechana but Jalaukavacharana gives instantaneous result.
Keyword: Acne, Virechana karma, Jalaukavacharana