ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BASTIKARMA AND SIRAVEDHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI (SCIATICA)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Pankaj Sharma *, Vishakha R Wetal, Arun Gupta
Abstract: Low back pain and Sciatica is the major cause of morbidity throughout world. In reference to management of sciatica syndrome medical science has only symptomatic management with analgesics like NSAIDS. Even after surgery also patients have to take analgesics for longer duration. There is the need of time to find a safe and effective management for the treatment of Sciatica and here comes the role of Ayurveda. In Ayurveda acharya Charaka has mentioned “antrakandragulfamsirabastyagnikarmach” in the management of Gridhrasi. The aim of this study is to study the efficacy of Basti karma with Siravedha in the management of Gridhrasi. It’s an open randomized clinical trial. A total 60 patients, divided randomly into two groups, were treated by Siravedha in 30 patients and Bastikarma in 30 patients. Siravedha was done at the site of antrakandragulfa (near ankle joint) by scalp vein no.20 and Basti was given in the form of kala basti with Erandmooladiniruha and Saindhavadianuvasanbasti. Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test was used for efficacy within group and Mann-Whitney test was used to compare the efficacy of two groups. Both groups show mild to moderate efficacy while comparing effect of Siravedha is immediate and effect of Basti is not immediate, but it lasts for longer in the management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica).
Keyword: Siravedha, Bastikarma, Sciatica, Gridhrasi.