ROLE OF PRATIMARSHA NASYA, YOGIC PRACTICES AND DIET IN PRATISHYAYA (ALLERGIC RHINITIS)
*Dr. Mangalagowri V Rao, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Prof. S K Tiwari
Introduction: Pratishyaya is one of the commonest diseases and ancient diseases. 20â€“30% of Indians suffer from allergic rhinitis and the conventional therapies of allergic rhinitis have their own draw backs. Hence this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Pratimarsha Nasya (Nasal instillation) with Aá¹‡utaila, selected diet and Yogic practices to combat and prevent Pratishyaya (Allergic Rhinitis). Material and methods: About 160 patients suffering from Pratishyaya belonging to different age groups, gender and socio-economic status were selected and randomly allocated into 4 groups namely Group I - Pratimarsha Nasya with Anu Taila and selected diet, Group II- Selected Diet, Group III- Yogic Practices and Diet, and Group IV- Levocetirizine after getting consent. Patients aged 16-60 years and suffering from sneezing, running nose symptoms on exposure allergens like dust, cold etc. were included. The patients below 16 years and above 60 years, one suffering from other complicated disorders like nasal polyp, epistaxis, Diabetes Mellitus, etc. were excluded from the study. Assessment was done on the basis of subjective parameters like watery nasal discharge, sneezing, itching in nose, eye etc. And objective parameters like TLC, DLC and ESR. Conclusions: Intra-group comparison showed highly significant results in all the four Groups with a progressive decrease of the symptoms in I, II, and III groups. Control group (Levocetirizine) was quick to act but with high recurrence. Group III treated with Yogic practices and selected diet is most effective. Group I and II showed equal relief when BT and AT were considered, but Group I can be considered better than Group II. Anutaila Pratimarsha Nasya, Yogic practices and Diet as daily regimen are effective in prevention of Pratishyaya. The Yogic practices and diet are cost effective and devoid of any side effect, hence can be effectively implemented at the society level to cure and prevent Pratishyaya.
Keywords: Pratishyaya, Allergic rhinitis, Pratimarsha Nasya, Yogic practices, Diet
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