“EFFICACY OF VAMANA KARMA IN EKA-KUSHTHA” A CASE STUDY
*Ashwath S. B., Ananta S Desai, Santosh L. Yadahalli and Ahalya S.
Psoriasis is one among the most common clinical conditions encountered in day to day clinical practice. Eka-Kushtha has greater resemblance with Psoriasis. The clinical features of Eka-Kushtha mentioned by Acharya Kashyapa represent remission, relapse and seasonal variation which are present in Psoriasis. Current treatment modalities have their own limitation and side effects, so significant result can’t be expected. There is a need for safe and effective treatment for psoriasis, where Ayurveda plays an important role. The basic principles and unique treatment modalities of Ayurveda i.e Shodhana, Shamana etc have long lasting results and provide better life to patients. A male patient aged 34 years reported to our department OPD, with signs and symptoms of Eka-kushtha since 8 years, as small round erythematous scaly patches over trunk, both the hands and head with itching and dryness over affected lesion. Patient was treated with Shodhana in the form of Vamana Karma followed by oral medication. Patient reported symptomatic improvement.
Keywords: Eka-Kushtha, Psoriasis, Shodhana, Vamana, Ayurveda.
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