AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SPINAL DISEASES WITH PANCHAKARMA CHIKITSA.
Jitendra Varsakiya* and Dr. Mandip Goyal
The spinal cord is the pathway for sensory impulses to the brain and motor impulse to spinal nerves. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They includes infections, injuries, tumours, conditions such as scoliosis, Bone changes that come with age, such as Spinal stenosis and Herniated disc. Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. In Ayurveda we can include spinal disorders in Vatavyadhi. Vata is situated at Shroni or low back its main function is movement and conduction of impulses. Indulgence of Vata vitiating Ahara and Vihara cause Vata vitiation which ultimately effects and changes in function of Vata. Abnormal Vata disturb functional of nerves system resulting abnormalities like convulsions, tremors, pain, difficulty in movements etc. Panchkarma including Snehana , Swedana, Basti ,Nasya are indicated spinal diseases. Various kind of Ayurvedic formulations like Agnitundi Vati, Yogaraja Gugglu, Vata Gajankush Rasa, Vata Vidhvanshaka Rasa etc, are mentioned for the treatment followed by Panchkarma. So it can be said that with the help of Panchkarma Chikitsa, spinal diseases can be treated.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Spine diseases, Panchkarma.
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