EFFECT OF DASHMOOLADI NIRUHA BASTI IN KATISHOOLA W. S. R LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS – A CASE STUDY
*Dr. Vipul Vikram and Dr. Rachna Nigam
In Ayurveda, Katishoola is a disease with pain in the lumbar region. In modern it is nearly correlated with Lumbar spondylosis, a degenerative condition that develops gradually over time, being more common in older individuals. This condition can also be referred to as spinal osteoarthritis. It occurs due to the wear-and-tear of the bones that happen from normal movement. The lower spine is composed of disc-like structures cushioned by soft gel-like sections between them. The purpose of these sections is to promote flexibility and absorb the load of stress applied to the vertebra. Degeneration of these areas causes a loss of elasticity and a propensity to be torn or damaged. If this type of damage were to occur, it may lead to a condition called disc prolapse, disc herniation, or a slipped disc—a common feature of lumbar spondylosis. Katishoola is a disease that is mainly caused by the vitiation of Vata Dosha. Some ancient texts also describe Katishoola as a symptom of some disorders such as Kati Graha, Trika Graha, Prushta Graha, Grudrasi, etc. The present article deals with a case of diagnosed Grade 1 lumbar spondylosis of L4 over L5 and got advised for surgery. The Ayurvedic diagnosis of Katishoola was made. She was treated with Kala Basti comprising of Dashmooladi Niruha Basti and Sahcharadi Taila Anuvasana Basti. A 49 years old female with a 3 years history of lumbar spondylosis was treated with Kalbasti. The response to the treatment was recorded and therapeutic effects were evaluated through symptomatic relief. Clinical symptoms were significantly reduced and this Dashmooladi Niruha vasti, is effective in successfully treating Katishoola by helping to reduce the symptoms and improving the degree of anterior flexion.
Keywords: Katishoola, Ayurveda, lumbar spondylosis, Dashmooladi Niruha Basti, Sahacharadi tail AnuVasan basti.
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