ROLE OF LANGHANA IN AMAVATA VIS-À-VIS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Pooja S.*, Suma K. J. and Sanjay Kumar M. D.
Amavata is a pain predominating and movement restricting disease, it hampers the normal activities of the patient. Amavata pose a challenge to the physician owing to its chronicity, incurability, complications and morbidity. Amavata is a rasadushita vikara and is mainly due to the impairment of jataragni and dhatwagni, resulting in the production of ama. Such ama when gets associated with vikruta vata and gets located in sandhis it produces shoola(pain), shotha(swelling) and sthabhdata (stiffness) of sandhis (joints). Amavata is having similarities with disease Rheumatoid arthritis explained in contemporary science. Many peoples in society are unaware about disease and its complications which is responsible for lifelong joint deformities. Langhana is one among the treatment principles described in Chakradatta. for the disease Amavata. Hence an effort is made to understand the effect Langhana as Fasting therapy in the present day scenario.
Keywords: Amavata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Langhana, Fasting therapy.
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