PRURIGO NODULARIS: ANUKTA VYADHI VIVECHANA
*Vd. Lohitaksh Shashikant Makasare and Dr. S. R. Saley
Ayurveda deals with many concepts in relation to Swastha and Aatura. The atidesha tantrayukti is used to describe the concept of Anukta. Anukta is one such concept described in Ayurveda which is of a great purpose to understand and adopt unsaid principles for Vyadhi, Aushadha and Chikitsa siddhanta. It is supportive to the researcher to interpret the new and emerging diseases on the grounds of Ayurvedic principles. Ayurveda exerts a massive dominance regarding the management of chronic skin ailments, with an equally impressive cure rate since ancient times. Chronicity of any disease has a profound impact on the psychosocial well-being of the sufferer. In such cases, Ayurveda promises healing in the most holistic manner which can even hold true to a refractory disease like prurigo nodularis. Prurigo nodularis is one such condition that remains as an enigma in the modern dermatology. The effects of this disease, on the body as well as the psyche of the patient has disastrous outcomes. The current management of this disease in the modern medicine is purely symptomatic and comes with all its demerits. Drugs used for relief are mere rescue drugs, as withdrawal symptoms and toxicity in the long run are well documented. In this paper, prurigo nodularis will be described as one among the aparisankhyeya kushtha prakara along with its elaboration with respect to the systematic presentation of the disease in the light of Ayurvedokta Roganidanam and Vikriti Vigyanam.
Keywords: Anukta, Prurigo nodularis, Kushtha, Roganidanam, Vikriti Vigyanam.
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