A CASE STUDY - ROLE OF JALOUKAVACHARN WITH SHAMAN CHIKITSA IN INDRALUPTA (ALOPECIA AREATA)
Shivom Sharma*, Sonali Saxena and Dr. Kanchan Thakur
Background: Hairs are the most important and delicate parts of the body, that are may be called as for beauty standards. When these hair on body or scalp get into the stage of damage, the condition may lead to mental disturbance or depression. Alopecia areata is one of the commonest diseases which is seen now days. The main causes of alopecia in today's world are stress, disturbed lifestyle & wrong eating patterns. In Ayurveda alopecia can be correlated with Indralupta. Indralupta is mainly a disease related to deviated patterns of pitta which ends in the ''sanchaya of pittta" (prakupita pitta) in the scalp of that leads to loss of hair in a particular pattern. Alopecia areata is a condition resulting in localized, non scarring hair loss. Patches on the scalp are seen, without any scaling or inflammation. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of Jaloukavacharn in alopecia areata. Material and Method: It is a single case study of 21 year old male patient, with a complaint of asymptomatic loss of hairs at a single site over the scalp for 2 months. This case was successfully treated with 2 sittings of jalokavsechan and Shaman chikitsa and yoga practicing along with nidanparivarjana. Result: The patch which has the lost hair was filled with black hairs at the end of the treatment. Conclusion: Hence, it is seen that in alopecia areata Jaloukavsechan and shaman aushadh provides the most promising result with different yoga asanas. After seeing the successful management and low cost of the treatment it can be a choice of treatment as compared to other management.
Keywords: Indralupta, alopecia areata, Jaloukavsechan, Nasya, yoga, leech therapy, Covid-19 nidanparivarjana.
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