A CLINICAL STUDY ON THE ROLE OF GUNJA TAILA NASYA AND PATHAYADI KWATH PAAN IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ARDHAVABHEDAKA W.S.R. TO MIGRAINE
Dr. Swati Singh*, Dr. Vijayant Bhardwaj, Dr. Satish Sharma and Dr. Seema Rani
Ayurveda postulated the unique principles of Tridosha, Dhatu and Mala for the homeostasis of the body. In Ayurvedic text, almost all the Acharayas have mentioned Ardhavabhedaka in Shiro-roga. Ardhavabhedaka is paroxysmal unilateral headache associated with vertigo and pain of varying intensity is seen. According to Acharaya Sushruta, it is a tridoshaja disease and according to Acharaya Charaka it is Vataja or Vata-Kaphaja. Gunja taila and Pathyadi kwatha having vata-kaphahar and tridoshara properties respectively. Aims and objectives were to assess the effect of Gunja taila nasya and Pathyadi kwath paan in the management of Ardhavabhedaka and to explore the literature pertaining to Ardhavabhedaka in different Ayurvedic Samhitas and migraine in modern literatures. All the selected patients fulfilling the criteria were taken in two groups (15 patients in each group) i.e. group I, where patients were advised to take Gunja tail as nasya and in group II Gunja taila nasya with Pathyadi kwatha paan for 21 days. The effect of therapy was assessed by grading of sign and symptoms. Among the 13 patients of Group- I, 8 patients were moderately improved while 5 patients were highly improved. In Group- II, 2 patients were moderately improved while 12 patients were highly improved and 1 patient was having complete remission. No adverse effect was seen.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Ardhavabhedaka, Nasya, Kwatha.
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