Abstract
ROLE OF PANCHAKARMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BASTI CHIKITSA IN JANUSANDHIGATA VATA - A CRITICAL REVIEW

Hemant* and Seetharamu M. S.

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Sandhigata Vata is the commonest form of articular disorder affecting the musculoskeletal system and characterized by progressive degenerative changes in the articular cartilages especially in the old ages. Janu being a Marma and weight bearing joint, it is most affected by this condition characterized by pain, swelling, painful movement of the knee joint, crepitus and stiffness which further restricts a person’s ability to indulge in his daily routine activities and can in turn affects mental status of the diseased. The prevalence of symptomatic osteoarthrosis of the knee occurs in ~12% of person’s age ≥60 years. The current line of treatment in contemporary field of medicine includes the administration of analgesics, NSAIDs, intra articular steroids and surgical interventions which later may have delirious adverse effect in all over the body. In contemporary field of medicine osteoarthrosis can be compared with Janusandhigata Vata due to its similarities in signs and symptoms in classical texts and also stated under Vata Vyadhi. Treatment modalities have variety of options, among them Basti is said to be prime regimen for the treatment of Vata Vyadhi. By reviewing the classical text one can understand that Basti have servers multifaceted actions throughout the body, hence known as Ardhachikitsa. Through this article an attempt is made to explain the effect of Basti Karma in the management of Janusandhigata Vata and analyzing various researches available through websites and library for the betterment of patient and to spread awareness of this special treatment.

Keywords: Osteoarthritis, Janusandhigata Vata, Basti Karma, Pachakarma, Vata Vyadhi.


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