MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: A CASE STUDY
*Vd. Ashwini Jagtap and Vd. Ujwala Pawar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a rheumatic disease which shows a strong association with the genetic marker HLA B27. It is chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily involves the sacroiliac joints and axial skeleton. AS is one of the most common rheumatic disease frequently referred as spondyloarthopathies. No satisfactory treatment is available in modern medicine for this disorder. Selected Panchkarma procedures and Ayurvedic drugs have been proved valuable in these manifestations. Ayurveda approach is directed towards alleviating the symptoms and also to reduce the disability. According to sign and symptoms AS is correlated with Vatavyadhi with special reference to Asthimajjagata vata. A 45 year old male patient presented AS, which was treated for 45 days with a combination of Panchkarma procedures and selected ayurvedic drugs. Patient was considered suffering from Asthimajjagata vata and treated with Snehana with Ashwgandha siddha oil, Shalishashtik pinda sweda,for 45 days,Yoga basti for 8 days and Panchtiktaksheerbasti for 1 month. Patient showed improvement remarkably and could do all routine work properly.
Keywords: Asthimajjagata vata, Ankylosing spondylitis, Basti (Yogabasti and Panchtiktaksheer basti).
[Full Text Article]