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A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF SIRAVYADHA AND CUPPING THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI W.S.R. TO SCIATICA

Surabhi Krishnan*, Sanath Kumar D. G. and Smitha Thamban

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Gridhrasi is one among eighty Nanatmaja Vatavyadhis. Gridhrasi is characterized by pain starting from Spik and radiating towards Kati, Prushta, Uru, Jaanu, Jangha and Pada. In contemporary medicine Sciatica is having resemblance with Gridhrasi as there is radiating pain in the course of the sciatic nerve. AIM: The present study was taken up with the objective of evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of Cupping Therapy and Siravyadha in the treatment of Gridhrasi. Materials and Methods: The study design selected for the study was a comparative clinical study. The sample size for the study was 30 patients suffering from classical Lakshanas of Gridhrasi as per the selection criteria. Procedure was done in 15 Patients in two groups, Group A with Cupping therapy and Group B with Siravyadha. Patients were asked to follow a Parihara Kala for 14 days and advised to report on the 21st day for follow up. Results: In Group A (Cupping Therapy), The Subjective parameters Ruk, Toda, Spandana and Objective Parameters Schobers Test, Stambha & ODI had shown statistically highly significant as P value was 0.001. In Group B(Siravyadha), the Subjective parameters Ruk, Toda and Objective Parameters Stambha had shown statistically highy significant as P value was 0.001. Conclusion: Both procedures showed highly significant result in reducing the symptoms. Comparatively the Cupping therapy showed more effective than Siravyadha in the management of Gridhrasi.

Keywords: Gridhrasi, Siravyadha, Cupping therapy.


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