Research Article

AYUSHDHARA | Year : 2015 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 4 | Page : 221-225

A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF GUDUCHI SIDDA KSHEERA BASTI IN OSTEOPOROSIS

Ramachandra. S. Nisargi*, Mythrey. R.C, Karthikeya Prasad

ABSTRACT

Osteoporosis is the commonest form of metabolic bone disease and is a major public health problem. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by reduced bone strength, which is prevalent more among post menopausal women. It also occurs in men and women with major risk factors associated with bone demineralization or decrease in the absolute amount of bone.
This condition can be coined as Asthikshaya. Vata is one of the important causative factors for Asthikshaya by its Ashraya Ashrayi Bhava. In Ayurveda, treatment of Asthigata Vikaras is explained as Basti with Ksheera and Ghritha processed with Tiktaka Dravyas. Drugs used in this study are Tikta Rasa Pradhana Guduchi which is having Rasayana property and so is useful in the degenerative conditions as in Asthikshaya. To assess the effect of Guduchi Ksheera Basti in Asthikshaya or osteoporosis, the study was undertaken.
Total of 30 patients who were diagnosed to be osteoporotic on BMD test (bone mineral density), were taken in to a single group. Guduchi Ksheera Basti was given for duration of 15 days and follow up was done after one month and BMD test was done to see improvement. Treatment was more effective in subjective parameters like Asthi Toda, Sparsha Asahyata and moderately effective in objective parameters of BMD t -score.

Keywords:  Asthikshaya, Osteoporosis, Guduchi Ksheera Basti, Bone mineral density.

*Corresponding Address:
Dr.Ramachandra.S.Nisargi, Associate Professor Dept of Panchakarma J.S.S.Ayurveda Medical College Mysuru, Karnataka, India. Mobile: 09480441972
Email: drramji_nisargi@yahoo.co.in

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