ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON BODY CONSTITUTION (DHEGA ILAKKANAM) IN UTHIRAVATHA SURONITHAM (RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: S. Mahespriya, H. Vetha Merlin Kumari *, H. Nalini Sofia, T. Lakshmi Kantham, R. Meena Kumari
Abstract: Background: Siddha medicine is an ancient script of medicine has been originated in South India. The concept of the Siddha system is based on fundamental principles of 96 thathuvangal which include five basic elements of the Universe, Udal thadhugal, and Uyir thadhugal etc. The physical health of the human body is maintained by three humors vathm, pitham, kabam which are the basic vital forces of humans. Udaliyal assessment is an essential tool, to diagnose any variation in the three vital forces. This study was to evaluate the body constitution in Uthiravatha Suronitham (Rheumatoid arthritis). This study was conducted in the outpatient department maruthuvam, Ayothidoss pandithar hospital, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai. 50 Uthiravatha Suronitham patients were selected to analyze the body constitution of Uthiravatha suronitham disease. The study details were collected by using the questionnaire in the data collection questionnaire. vathakaba thegi and vathapitha thegi body constitutions were more prone to Uthiravatha suronitham disease. The traits of thega illakanam, can be used for the line of treatment to the Uthiravatha suronitham patients along with dietary habits, behavioural modifications. etc.
Keyword: Siddha system, Body constitution, Uthiravatha suronitham, Rheumatoid arthritis.