Management of Sheetapitta through Shodhana and Shamana - A Case Study

  • Dr. Asha A. Bhat Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya & Hospital, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Manjula K. Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya & Hospital, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Sheetapitta, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Virechana, Snehapana, Shodhana, Case Study

Abstract

Now a day’s cosmetic issue especially Urticaria has become a common problem in the society. Urticaria, commonly known as hives, usually occurs due to an allergic reaction. Sheetapitta is a similar condition in Ayurveda, as the symptoms are similar. Sheetapitta is comprised of two words Sheeta and Pitta. The condition occurs due to dominance of cold over Pitta Dosha. Due to exposure to cold wind, Kapha and Vata Doshas get aggravated and combine with Pitta Doshas. These spread all over the body and produce rashes on the surface of the skin. A 26 year old male student, presented with complaints of Reddish lesions over hands and back since 15-20 days associated with burning sensation, pain and itching which aggravated more during evening and night hours and on exposure to cold climate. The diagnosis was done as Sheetapitta with respect to Urticaria Pigmentosa. Its management was done successfully by following the principles of Shodhana and Shamana.

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