AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS THE EVALUATION OF DOSHAS IN ARTHRITIS
Dr. Nitesh Deotale*, Dr. Mayur Patil, Dr. Anuja Valsange, Dr. Ujwala Pawar and Dr. S.R. Saley
The word â€œArthritisâ€ is derived from greek word â€žArthoâ€Ÿ meaning joint and â€žItisâ€Ÿ meaning inflammation. It is a form of joint disorder. It involve inflammation in one or more joints. Eg.- osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Septic arthritis, SLE. It limits day to day life as it is major debilitating health problem. Classification of Arthritis include Nija, Agantu and Manas. In nija type of Arthritis is caused due to vitiation of three doshas namely vata, pitta, kapha. In normal condition three doshas maintain all the function of joints, but when doshdushti occur in sthansanshraya in the weakend tissue, bone, muscle, soft tissue, ligaments etc. there will be seen sign and symptom of doshdushti in the joint like kaphakshya, kapahvrudhi, vatakshaya etc. Eg.-in vata type of arthritis pain is severe, mild to moderate swelling, crepitus in the joint. There will be possibility of different anshashkalpana of arthritis, eg- vatapradhan pittanubandhi where pain is greater than burning sensation etc. By permutation and combination we will find various kinds of Arthritis. So it is essential to evaluate doshas involvement in arthritis for the specific treatment of arthritis.
Keywords: Doshadushti, shtansanshraya, RA, SLE, OA.
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