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EFFICACY OF VAIRECHANIKA DHOOMA NASYA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MANYASTAMBHA

Sukanya Lakshman* and Sanath Kumar D. G.

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Background: Dhooma Nasya is the inhalation of medicated smoke or fumes through the nose and exhalation of the same through the mouth. Vairechanika Dhooma Nasya is one among the three types of Dhooma Nasya which is used for the elimination of Dosha from the Urdwajatrupradesha. Manyastambha is a clinical entity marked by Stambha and Ruk in Manyapradesha, manifested by exacerbated Vata Dosha in the Manyapradesha with Avarana of Kapha Dosha. Therefore Vatakaphahara measures are used in the treatment of Manyastambha. Vairechanika Dhooma Nasya which is a Vatakaphahara Nasya is indicated in Manyasthamba as it relieves the Kapha Avarana of Vata Dosha. Aims and objectives: The aims and objectives of the study were to evaluate the efficacy of Vairechanika Dhooma Nasya in Manyastambha. Materials and Methods: The study is a pre and post-test clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of Vairechanika Dhooma Nasya in Manyastambha. Thirty patients who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of inclusion were taken for the study. The assessments of the results were done on the basis of readings of subjective and objective parameters – Ruk, Stambha and Neck Disability Index (NDI) before the treatment, after the treatment and after follow up. Dhooma Nasya was assessed by Samyak Yoga, Ayoga and Atiyoga Lakshana during the period of procedure and on day 21. Results and Discussion: It was observed that all the parameters of the study - Ruk, Stambha and Neck Disability Index (NDI) showed statistical significance with p value

Keywords: Nasya Karma, Manyastambha, Vairechanika Dhooma Nasya.


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