ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF PANCHAKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Anisha M. S. *, Seetha Devi P., Deepthi C. R.
Abstract: Ankylosing spondylitis is an auto immune, systemic rheumatic disease, meaning it affects the entire body. A type of arthritis in which there is long term inflammation of the joints of the spine. Typically, the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are affected. Occasionally other joints such as the shoulders or hips are involved. Modern science has very limited option to treat Ankylosing spondylitis. So there is a growing interest towards Ayurvedic system of medicine for the treatment of Ankylosing spondylitis. Panchakarma procedures like Virechana, Basti, Nasya, etc play a significant role in the management of Ankylosing spondylitis. Hence this article highlights the importance of Panchakarma in the management of Ankylosing spondylitis.
Keyword: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gambhira Vatarakta, Panchakarma