THE MANAGEMENT OF MENOPAUSAL SYNDROME WITH SHIRODHARA AND SHAMAN YOGA - A PILOT STUDY
Dr. Shrawan N. Kamble*, Dr. Vishwalata Dhole, Dr. Shilpa Donga, Dr. Yogesh L. Manani, Dr. Hemant Patel
The present clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Shirodhara and Shaman Yoga in the management of menopausal syndrome, along with the assessment of vatic and Paittik symptoms. . It was randomized open clinical trial. Total 10 patients were registered in the study and completed the course of therapy. Specialized rating scales like Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and Menopause Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaires were adopted for diagnostic as well as assessment criteria. The effects were examined based on MRS and MENQOL. Results were analyzed statistically using ‘t’ test. The effects were examined on the chief complaints as well as the associated complaints.Patients undergoing therapy had better relief of the disturbances of Manasa Bhavas and psychic symptoms of menopause also showed encouraging results in management the associated somatic symptoms. Hence, we conclude that it can be used as an alternative therapy to HRT.
Keywords: menopausal syndrome, Rajonivrutti, Shaman yoga, Shirodhara.
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