AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS IN CHILDREN – A CASE STUDY
Dr. Pooja Raut*, Dr. Anil Kale, Dr. Tirunagari Swami, Dr. Ashish Rana and Dr. Hanuman Kadam
Ayurveda aims at prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Arthritis occurs in approximately 75% of patients with acute rheumatic fever and typically involves larger joints, which makes the day to day work difficult. The case study discussed here is of 12 year old female child, who had recurrent episodes of pain in multiple joints of lower limb and frequently received treatment but got temporary relief and relapses were frequent. Then she came to Ayurvedic OPD and was given ayurvedic regimen (i.e Bruhatvatachintamani Rasa, Trivanga Bhasma and Guduchi Satwa along with external application of Shunthi lepa over joints). The child had significant relief from signs and symptoms of rheumatic arthritis. The recurrence or the frequency of disease was found markedly reduced. Ayurvedic regimen proved to be beneficial in this case of Rheumatic arthritis.
Keywords: Rheumatic arthritis, Aamavata, Ayurvedic regimen.
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