International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Ayurveda | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022

Ayurvedic Management of Ghridhrasi through Shodhana and Shamana Chikitsa

Dr. Arpana Gupta | Dr. Swati Nagpal

Abstract: In Ayurveda, Ghridhrasi is considered to be one of the most common disorders of vata dosha. It closely resembles with Sciatica and is characterized by pain or discomfort associated with sciatic nerve. The prevalence of sciatica varies considerably ranging from 3.8% in the working population. Contemporary medicine has its own limitations giving only short - term relief in pain or surgical intervention with side effects. Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study was to access the efficacy of Ayurvedic management including Shodhana and Shamana Chikitsa in Ghridhrasi. Material and Methods: It is a single case study. A 40 year old women was diagnosed with intervertebral disc herniation of L4 - L5, correlated with Ghridhrasi of left leg (since 2 year), approached to Ayurvedic Hospital and was treated with Panchakarma treatment including Dashamooladi niruha vasti, kati vastialong with shaman chikitsa. The treatment was continued for one consecutive month. Results: Symptomatic assessment of patient was carried out after one month and satisfactory outcome was there and overall quality of life of patient was significantly improved. Conclusion: The aforementioned therapy gives symptomatic relief for the management of Ghridhrasi.

Keywords: Ghridhrasi, kala vasti, shamana chikitsa, sciatica

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,

Pages: 208 - 212

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