AMAVATA AND ITS CLINICAL MANAGEMENT W.S.R. TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Dr. Hari Krishna Shriwas*, Dr. Dr. Rupendra Chandrakar and Dr. Rashmi Shriwas
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints of hands and feet. Unlike the wear and tear damage of osteroarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually in bone erosion and joint deformity. While in ayurveda amavata is the most crippling of the joint disease occurs throughout world in the all climate and all ethical groups. Ama associated with aggravated vata play dominant role. The clinical features of amavata such as pain, swelling, stiffness, fever, general debility are most identical mentioned in classical texts. In classics treatment mentioned in amavata is dipan, pachan, shodhan, shaman, asthapan basti, vaitran basti. Among them vaitran basti is very effective in bahudosh and leendosh avastha. It used in new and old amavata as well because it brings doshas from shakha to kostha and remove it from gudmarg and gives relief. Presently available modern medication for rheumatoid arthritis and medication for pain (NSAID) is causing many side and toxic effect and requires long term medication which suppresses immunity and produces other diseases. hence there is a need to find such a therapy which gives better relief without any side or toxic effect and also natural, cost effective and easily available hence the ayurvedic treatment required for this autoimmune diseases study was selected.
Keywords: Ama, vaitran vasti, doshas, autoimmune diseases.
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