EFFECT OF CHURNA BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VATA KAPHAJA GRIDHRASI IN CLINICAL CORRELATION WITH SCIATICA – A CASE STUDY
Akshatha M.* and Shaila Borannavar
Introduction: Sciatica is a crippling disorder with a life time incidence varying from13-40%. The corresponding annual incidence of an episode of sciatica ranges from 1-5%. In ayurvedic perspective features of sciatica resembles to that of gridhrasi. With the symptoms like pain and stiffness felt in buttocks thigh leg & foot, it affects productive years of life. Materials and Methods: A 68-year-old male diagnosed case of vata kaphaja gridhrasi with clinical features of low back ache radiating to b/l lower limb, stiffness, heaviness in b/l lower limb has been administered with Churna basti for 3 days. Results: After the treatment subject has shown significant improvement in signs and symptoms. Discussion: shoolaghna, kapha amahara properties of Churna basti acts in initiation of samprapti vighatana chikitsa as well as lakshanika chikitsa.
Keywords: Churna basti, Gridhrasi, Sciatica.
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