EFFECT OF LASHUNA RASAYANA IN ASTYAVRITA VATA W.S.R TO AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF FEMUR- A CASE STUDY
Dr. Sumesh S. Pai*, Dr. Veerakumara K. and Dr. Shrilatha Kamath T.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) likewise called as osteonecrosis, is a condition that of loss of blood supply to the bone. Because an interruption to the blood supply affects bone integrity. If not stopped, this process eventually causes the bone to collapse .Commonly affecting sites includes the head of femur, humerus, proximal tibia and femoral condyles. In Ayurveda, there is no direct reference of disease resembling to Avascular necrosis of femoral head, but this condition can be compared to clinical features Asthi-avrita vata, - Obstruction to blood circulation, Consequence bone pain of osteonecrosis point towards Asthi avrita vata usually presents with symptoms asthisambajyate (Severe pain in the bones) seedati(Sense of tiredness), suchibhiriva tudyate (Pin prick sensation), peeedanam chabhinandati (Feeling of comfort on compression), ushnam chabhinandati (Feeling easy on application of warmth at the painful site. Administration of vyadhi hara rasayana (disease specific rejuvenation) is the best treatment modality in such case, especially lashuna rasayana (allium sativum) which acts on all avarana (obstruction) except pitta and raktavarana. A 45 yr old male patient presented with pain in his bilateral hip region since 2 years and due to severe pain unable to walk and moves with the aid of wheelchair. Unable to do his routine work as a professional photographer was advised for surgery, consulted to our institution and the case was well managed and relieved markedly by lashuna rasayana.
Keywords: Avascular necrosis, asthi-avrita vata, lashuna rasayana.
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