AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS : A CASE REPORT

Dr. Vrushali P. Deshmukh, Dr. Anupama J. Shimpi

Abstract


Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily involves the sacroiliac joints and axial skeleton. No satisfactory treatment is available in modern medicine for this disorder. Various panchakarma procedures and ayurvedic drugs have been proved useful for these manifestations. We present a case of ankylosing spondylitis which was treated for two months with combination of Panchakarma procedure & Ayurvedic drugs. Ayurvedic treatments, in this case, was directed toward alleviating symptoms and to reduce severe disability. The patient was considered suffering from Ashtimajja gata vata and was treated with sarvanga abhyanga by mulakadya taila , nadi sweda, pinda sweda , niruha basti of rasnadi kwatha, anuvasana basti by mulakadya taila and yapana basti of guduchi, kiratatikta, ashwagandha and shunthi as per schedule along with oral ayurvedic drugs for two months. Patient’s condition was assessed for symptoms of Astimajjagata vata and Ankylosing spondylitis showed substantial improvement. This study shows the cases of ankylosing spondylitis may be successfully managed with Ayurvedic treatment.


Keywords


Ankylosing spondylitis, Asthimajjagata vata, Ayurveda

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