SINGLE VARMAM APPLICATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE – A CASE SERIES
Sabari Girija N.*, Sinekha M. A., Guptaj S., Sujitha M., Prithiviraj K. and Shanmugapriya P.
Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine, sufficiently severe to cause a social or hygiene problem. It occurs in all the age groups but becomes more prevalent in old age. While, age dependent changes in the lower urinary tract predispose older people to incontinence. It affects 15% of women and 10% of men aged over 65 years. „Varmam' is the branch of Siddha system of medicine which involves a special kind of therapy based on vital points called varma points present in the body. Varmam points are bio energetic sites through which subtle energy flows and aid physiological functions of the body. Basthi varmam which has the indication for urinary incontinence. Hence, the aim of this study to evaluate the efficacy of single varmam therapy in the management of urinary incontinence. A total of 20 patients were included this treatment. Varmam therapy shown good prognosis in the treatment of urinary incontinence.
Keywords: Urinary incontinence, chottu neer, basthi varmam, Siddha, varmam.
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