INSTANT ANALGESIA THROUGH VIDDHA, A NON PHARMACOLOGICAL, COST EFFECTIVE, LOCAL THERAPY OF AYURVEDA, IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA): CASE SERIES

Dr Vishakha Rajesh Wetal, Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr Rajendra Huparikar

Abstract


BACKGROUND:- Every physician deals with patients of knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Initially patient tries OTC
medications which include various types of anti inflammatory analgesic drugs and experience pain relief. When they
don't see any further relief over the period, they visit physician. Modern medicine offers intra articular injections, non
pharmacological, surgical management other than anti inflammatory analgesic oral medicines. Though pain control is
practical treatment goal, intervention which works to slow down or halt disease progression is critically needed.
Viddha, a non pharmacological, local therapy of Ayurveda, an Indian System of Medicine is an intervention to achieve
analgesia immediately, which is cost effective, has no side effects with possibility of arresting the progression of disease
based on Ayurveda principle.
Initially a case study was published on Analgesic Effect of Viddha, A Nonpharmacological, CostEffective Local
Therapy of Ayurveda(An Indian System of Medicine)in Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): A Case Report in International Journal
of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences in June 2018. This intervention is practiced in 20 patients of knee OA
following the SOP mentioned in this case study.
METHOD AND RESULT:- A single sitting of Viddha treatment given with the help of 26 gauge half inch short, fine,
brown hypodermic needle in 20 patients with knee OA. Pain assessment was done with visual analogue scale. Median
VAS score of 7 before Viddha came down to 4 after Viddh which is 38.1% pain relief.
Conclusion:-A single sitting of Viddha done in Knee joint provide instant analgesia in elderly patients of knee OA.


Keywords


Ayurveda, Cost effective, Osteoarthritis, Pain, , Viddha,

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