A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SHIRODHARA WITH SUKHOSNA JALA, TILA TAILAM AND BRAHMI TAILAM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MILD TO MODERATE ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
In worldwide 25% of population is suffering with Hypertension. As it is an instrumental disease, asymptomatic in nature, it was named as Silent killer. The causative factors of Essential hypertension were Genetic predisposition and environmental factors but these factors are triggered by stress, hence it comes under stress related psycho-somatic disorder. In Hypertensive patients, Decrease in 5mm of Hg in SBP (systolic blood pressure) and DBP (diastolic blood pressure) results in decrease in cardiovascular risk, stroke which decreases mortality rate worldwide. The management aspect of modern medical science remains symptomatic with troublesome side effects. The Joint National Committee (JNC 8) guidelines advise higher blood pressure goals, less use of several types of antihypertensive medications and suggests lifestyle modification and relaxation are the best initial therapy. In Ayurveda, Shirodhara is one of the Panchakarma therapy meant for relaxation and stress reducing procedure mentioned in Dharakalpa as a preventive and curative treatment for many stress related disorders. So, Present study is planned as “A Comparative clinical evaluation of Shirodhara with Sukhos̩n̩ajala, Tila Tailam and Brahmi Tailam in the management of mild to moderate essential hypertension” was selected. This paper is going to describe about conclusion drawn from the study i.e. effect of three types of Dhara on objective parameters SBP, DBP, PP (pulse pressure) and MAP (mean arterial pressure).
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