ROLE OF VIDDHA CHIKITSA IN PAIN MANAGEMENT OF JANU SANDHIGATA VATA
*Dr. Rashma S.
“Pain” is defined as an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Janu Sandhigata Vata is one among the Musculo Skeletal disorders which is prevalent throughout the world, according to Ayurveda all MSK diseases comes under one roof of vatavyadhi i.e., diseases occurred due to vitiation of vata dosha. Sushruta Acharya advised siravyadha which means viddha chikitsa (bloodletting) as a pain-relieving treatment. Suchivyadhana karma can be considered as the simplest method of Raktamokshana. Objectives: In this clinical study viddha karma was selected to assess its role in the pain management of musculoskeletal diseases. Methods: This was single arm open label experimental clinical study. Total 30 patients were enrolled in the study fulfilling inclusion criteria. Written informed consent was taken. Viddha karma was done at the site of maximum pain. Readings were taken on Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before and after treatment. Collected data was analysed with Wilcoxon sign rank test and conclusion was drawn. Results: Out of 20 patients 15 patients got 50% pain relief just after viddha karma. Patients could do their movements easily. Results were statistically significant and quite encouraging in single sitting & showed 46.9% effect of therapy to relieve the intensity of pain in musculoskeletal diseases.
Keywords: Suchivyadhana, Raktamokshana, viddha, pain management.
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