ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF SARVANGA UDVARTANA AND SARVANGA TAKRADHARA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MADHUMEHA: A CLINICAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: S Jagadesh Kumar *, Shreyas D M, Kiran M Goud
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a global health problem of this era. Presently India is having the largest diabetic population of 50.8 million. In 2015, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths. Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrates, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion. Diabetes, particularly type 2 is associated with various long-term complications like Diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, etc., Globally diabetic neuropathy affects approximately 132 million people as of 2010 (1.9% of population). There is a higher prevalence (60.4%) and incidence (8.76%) of sensory peripheral neuropathy among the observed diabetic patients. In Ayurveda, the symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy are explained under the headings of Purvaroopa and upadrava of Prameha. Madhumeha is a bahudrava shleshma condition. So, Sarvanga Udvartana and Sarvanga Takradhara is been adopted to counteract the Samprapti of Prameha. A minimum of 20 subjects who fulfilled the diagnostic and inclusion criteria was subjected to the intervention. The overall results in the study revealed statistically highly significant result after the treatment on reducing symptoms and blood sugar levels.
Keyword: Diabetes mellitus Type 2, Diabetic Neuropathy, Madhumeha, Ayurveda, Sarvanga Udvartana, Sarvanga Takradhara.