AN OPEN RANDOMIZED COMPARTIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF LASHUNA RASAYANA AND KARPASASTHYADI TAILA NASYA IN MARGAVARANAJA PAKSHAGHATA
*Dr. Sameera Meenaz, Dr. Nishanth Pai K. and Dr. Shrilatha Kamath T.
Pakshaghta is a vatavyadhi and large number of populations are affected by this disease globally and elderly aged peoples are more susceptible than younger ones. Pakshghata is one among 80 nanatmaja vyadhis. There are three distinct nidanas for pakshaghata. Dhatukshayaja, Margavarana and swakopa. Margavarana refers to the obstruction of the raktamarga. Prime causative factors for margavarana is santarpanajanya nidana leads to dhamani pratichyaya ends up in pakshaghata. This unique pathology is understood with thrombo embolism of the vessels supplying the brain. Further this pathology can result in hemiplegia when one half of the body is involved. Margavarana is the resultant of the santarpanajanyanidanasevana. The pathophysiological sequel to this nidanasevana is dhamanipratichyaya which can be understood as the atherosclerosis of the vessel in modern parlance which is the precursor of the stroke syndrome. The treatment of this dreaded disease includes immediate intervention in terms of the thrombolization, blood thinner and so on for which very minimum population may have access and still the reversal of pathology is under query. So an effective alternate treatment is the need of hour. Lashuna Rasayana is considered best when it is vatavyadhi and as the shiras is effected part, Brihmana Nasya i.e. Karpasasthaydi taila is treatment of choice. Hence an effort is made on 42 patients with 21 patients in each group i.e. Group A with Lashuna Rasayana & Group B with Karpasasthyadi Taila Nasya is put in this regard to compare the effectiveness of both the treatments in margavarana pakshaghata.
Keywords: Marga avranaja Pakshaghta, Lashuna Rasayana, Karpasasthyadi Taila Nasya.
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