ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFICACY OF SHASTIKA SHALI PINDA SWEDA IN MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Pratima Yadav *, Ajay Kumar
Abstract: Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that make muscles weaker and less flexible over time. This disease comes under Beeja dosha and Mamsavaha Srotodushti which leads to Mamsavaha Kshaya and impairment of Mamsagni and can be treated as Mamsagat vata which is explained in Ayurvedic text. This is a single case study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda in muscular dystrophy. The case report is A female patient aged 14 years was admitted in IPD of Kayachikitsa and Panchakarma with complains of both lower limb weakness, loss of muscle strength. It was a diagnosed case of muscular dystrophy. The patient was unable to walk, sit and stand properly due to the weakness in lower limbs and other associated symptoms loss of appetite, weakness. Diagnosis done by the examination of muscle power and tone. During the examination, Muscle tone and power diminished in the lower limbs of the patient. Materials and methods are Shastika Shali, Bala mool (decoction), Milk, Ksheer bala tail (for Abhyanga). Triphala churna 1 gram at bedtime and Shunthi churna 0.5 gram two times before meal given to enhancing the appetite. Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda was done for 14 days regularly and then follow-up after 1 month. The patient showed significant improvement in muscle weakness, and she can be able to do her work without any support. This single case study shows the efficacy of Panchakarma procedure and minimize the severity of disease and improving quality of life of patients.
Keyword: Muscular dystrophy, Mamsavaha Srotodushti, Mamsagni, Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda