A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMAVATA W.S.R TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS THROUGH KSHARA VASTI AND VAITARANA VASTI ALONG WITH SHAMANOUSHADHI
Keywords:Amavata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kshara Vasti, Vaitarana Vasti, Simhanada Guggulu, Rasna Saptak Kwatha.
Amavata is a crippling condition where simultaneously aggravated Vata and Ama associated with each other settles in Sandhis and produce Sandhishoola, Sandhishotha, Sparshaasahitwa, which is similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis. The present study has made an attempt to find an effective Ayurvedic treatment modality through Kshara Vasti and Vaitarana Vasti along with Shamanoushadhi. A total of 30 Patients were randomly divided in two groups with 15 patients in each group. In Group A, Kshara Vasti and in Group B, Vaitarana Vasti was given in Yoga Vasti schedule followed by Shamanoushadhi Simhanada Guggulu 500mg twice and Rasna Saptak Kwatha 40ml as Anupana for 45 days in both the groups with 1 month follow-up period.
Both Group A and Group B provided highly significant results in all parameters of assessment but Kshara Vasti showed better improvement in the symptoms of the disease Amavata. 63.33% of patients got marked relief, 30% of patients got moderate relief. 56.66% of patients got marked relief in grip strength and 66.66% of the total number of patients got marked relief in tenderness.
All the patients of both the groups responded well after Kshara Vasti and Vaitarana Vasti and the result were highly significant. The sustained affect of Vasti was very clearly evident after administration of Vasti along with Shamanoushadhi. Hence the modalities of our treatment can be recommended to all the patients of Amavata.
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