A Case Report on Ayurvedic management of Amavata
Amavata is a disease caused due to the vitiation or aggravation of Vata associated with Ama. Vitiated Vata circulates the Ama all over the body through Dhamanis, takes shelter in the Kapha Sthana (Amashaya, Sandhi, etc.) producing symptoms such as stiffness, swelling etc. in the joints. Amavata is a chronic auto immune, inflammatory, systemic disorder mainly affecting synovial joints. The Ama when combines with vitiated Vata Dosha and occupies in Sleshmasthana i.e., joints result in painful disease. Clinical features of Amavata resembles with Rheumatoid arthritis. Now a day it is a common problem due to the change of lifestyle, food habits and lack of physical activities. It is the most common crippling and disabling disorder in the world. In Amavata presence of Bahudoshavastha will be there, in such condition Shodhana is indicated. The prevalence of Rheumatoid arthritis is approximately 0.8 % of the population (range 0.3 to 2.1%); women are most commonly affected.
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Agnivesha, Charaka Samhita, Acharya Jadavji Trikamji, Choukambha Publication, Varanasi. 2001;Pp 738
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