TREATMENT APROACH TO MANAGE TANDAVA ROGA THROUGH AYURVEDA (W.S.R TO HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE) - A CASE STUDY
Prashanth Kumar, *Prathibha M., Rashmi P. Rao and Anjani S. Pai
Vayu- Yantra Tantra dhara which is attributed for, sensory – neural, as well as motor functions comprising voluntary and involuntary functions. Vata dosha at its habitualness maintains all the attributes of the body in a harmonious condition. Any etiology which defects the vata circadian rhythm leads to hyperkinetic movements. Tandava roga as narrated by Acharya Sharangadhara is one such disease, which presents with Hyperkinetic movements. Among these hyper kinetic movements chorea is commonest one. Due to the similarities of clinical presentation, this hyperkinetic disorder with chorea can be related to Huntington’s disease or Huntington’s chorea. All the disorders having chorea, involuntary movements are tagged under the heading of vata vyadhi in Ayurveda. Here an attempt has been made to manage Tandava Roga symptomatically to ease the life of the patient.
Keywords: Vata dosha, Chorea, Huntingson’s disease, Tandava roga.
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