A CLINICAL STUDY ON VACHA PIPPALI AVAPEEDANA NASYA IN SURYAVARTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FRONTAL SINUSITIS
*Dr. Pratibha Kondibarao Waghmare and Dr. N. A. Khan
Shiras is the one of the three vital principal organs of the body where prana resides. Shira is considered as a Uttamanga as it is the Ashraya for Prana, Pranavaha Strotas, Sadhya Pranahar Marma and control all the function of Karmendriya. Suryavarta is one among the 11 types of Shirorogas mentioned by Bhruhatrays with clinical features of pain in the region of Akshi (eye) and Bhru (eye brow) with periodicity of pain increasing in morning and subsides in evening. The symptoms of Suryavarta mostly resembles to Frontal Sinusitis. Frontal sinusitis affects 14% of total population with the peak incidence in the age group between 20- 30 years. In modern medicine frontal sinusitis is managed by nasal Decongestants, Antibiotics, Analgesics and Surgery. After instilling decongestant drops rebound congestion after few hours is there Patient having fear for surgery and its complications. This instil a need for ayurvedic management of Suryavarta. As per Acharya Charak Vata and Rakta Dosha are responsible for Suryavart. Nasya Karma is said to be the prime treatment modality in Shiroroga as well as Suryavarta. Vacha Pippali being Tikshna and Snigdha act as Shirovirechaka and Shulaprashamana.
Keywords: Prana, Pranavaha Strotas, Sadhya Pranahar Marma, Suryavarta, Vacha, Pippali, Avapeedana nasya, Frontal sinusitis.
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