EFFECT OF MODIFIED AGNIKARMA (VIDDHAGNIKARMA) AND TENS THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN AVABAHUKA W.S.R TO FROZEN SHOULDER – A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY
Dr. Vismaya M.*, Dr. Shivalingappa J. Arakeri, Dr. Mohasin Kadegaon and Dr. Ashwini Hallad
Avabahuka is one among Vatavyadhi which affects shoulder joint and characterised by Amsasandhi Stabdhata, Amsasandhi shoola, Bahupraspandanahara. Several treatment techniques are explained for Frozen shoulder for reducing pain in this condition. TENS therapy is widely used method for pain relief. In Ayurveda, Agnikarma is indicated for painful conditions. So to compare the efficacy of Modified agnikarma (Viddhagnikarma) and TENS therapy in the management of pain in Avabahuka w.s.r to Frozen shoulder, this study has taken. Materials and Methods: A total number of 40 patients diagnosed as Avabahuka of either sex was selected from OPD and IPD of Taranath Government. Ayurvedic medical college and hospital, Ballari and was randomly allotted into 2 groups namely Group-A (Modified Agnikarma-Viddhagnikarma) and Group-B (TENS therapy) with 20 patients each. Results: Viddhagnikarma was more effective in reducing the pain and improving restricted range of movements in Avabahuka condition when comparing to TENS therapy. Conclusion: Modified Agnikarma is more efficacious than TENS therapy in the management of Avabahuka.
Keywords: Viddhagnikarma, Avabahuka, modified agnikarma, Frozen shoulder.
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