AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC WOUND - A CASE STUDY
India is the diabetic capital of the world gaining the status of a potential epidemic. 25% cases of diabetes mellitus turns into grievous complications like a diabetic foot. 5% of the entire lower limb surgeries are known to be amputation of the foot due to a diabetic wound (Dushtavrana). The treatment of a diabetic wound requires a team of a physician, a surgeon and an endocrinologist and measures are taken to control the sugars of the patient, however, to prevent further aggravation and worsening of the patients condition, foot amputation is considered as the final decision. However, Ayurvedic intervention proves to be a silver lining in the dark cloud of diabetic complications. Definitely, if done with full dedication by the physician and followed by the patient, amputation of the foot can be avoided and sugars can be controlled with visible healing of the skin. This case study will reveal the management of a diabetic wound through Antaha-parimarjan (internal medications) and Bahir- parimarjan (external applications) Chikitsa till the recovery.
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