ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF KAREESHA PINDA SWEDA IN VATAKAPHAJA GRIDHRASI: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Gahalawat Manpreet * and Kumar Pankaj
Abstract: Gridhrasi is a Vyadhi caused by aggravation of Vata Dosha which further divided into Vata and Vatakaphaja Gridhrasi. Generally in Ayurvedic hospital Gridhrasi is a very common disease that comes on daily basis more over Vatakaphaja Gridhrasi is not that much common. Many scholars assume Gridhrasi as Sciatica. Prevalence of Sciatica varies considerably ranging from 1.6 % in general population to 43% in selected working population. In this present study a 30 years old male patient complains of severe low back ache radiating to right lower limb since two years and he was also complaining of numbness in right thigh after sitting in cross leg position since last one month. During examination his straight leg raise test, braggart test and faber test were found positive. Because of all sign and symptoms it was finally diagnosed with Vatakaphaja Gridhrasi which is correlated with Sciatica in modern science. The treatment included as Kareesha Pinda Sweda, Erandamooladi Niruhabasti and other Shamana aushadhas. After 15 days of treatment he got 80% relief in low back ache and 100% relief in morning stiffness and radiating pain. Because of Stambha and vedanayukta condition it finally correlated with Vatakaphaja Gridhrasi. So the treatment should include Vata and Kapha Shamana. The Kareesha Pinda Sweda removes the avarana or Kapha present inside the patient, whereas Erandamooladi Basti pacifies both Vata and Kapha.
Keyword: Kareesha Pinda Sweda, Gridhrasi, Rukshana therapy.