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Article: MANAGEMENT OF UTERINE FIBROID BY AYURVEDA AND PANCHKARMA TREATMENT: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Sharma Gagan Deep *
Abstract: Uterus fibroid is the most common benign tumor that often appears during childbearing age of female. It is estimated that at least 20% of women at the age of 30 have fibroids. These are more common in nulliparous and obese women. It is one such gynecological disorder which is posing a major health problem. Ayurvedic texts have described Mamsaja granthi which perfectly correlates with benign neoplasm on modern concept. Management of uterine fibroid through surgery is available to meet urgent medical need but huge challenge remains to treat by medicines. Ayurveda (Science of life) which is the oldest well documented ancient Indian system of medicine is giving a new ray of hope in the management of uterine fibroid. A female patient aged 32 attended at OPD with complaints of heavy menstrual bleeding, periods lasting more than a week, lower pelvic pain, frequent urination and difficulty in emptying the bladder from last 2 years. On the basis of sign and symptoms, USG had shown an intramural fibroid was seen measuring 2.3 cm in the posterior wall of fundus of uterus. Mamsaja arbuda is considered a Bahu dosh janya vikara, which involves garbhashya and deep seated dhatus in the body. Considering this, as mentioned in Ashtanga hridya, Sanshodhan chikitsa i.e. Panchakarma has the property of srotoshodhan i.e. cleansing of micro channels and also to eradicate sroto avrodha i.e. obstruction in micro channels. Virechana and Yoga basti has shown remarkable results. This article presents a successfully managed case of uterine fibroid in the form of a case report by Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment.
Keyword: Uterine fibroid, Ayurvedic treatment, reproductive year, infertility, Panchakarma