PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL TRIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MUTRASHMARI THROUGH AVAPIDAKA SNEHAPANA AND MATRA BASTI
Background: Ashmari Roga is considered as one of the Ashta Maha Gada - considered difficult to cure because of its Marma Ashrayatwa, due to the involvement of Bahu Dosha and Basti, which is one of the Tri Marma, Acharyas has specifically mentioned many treatment modalities for reducing the symptoms as well as eliminating the Ashmari from its root, in which Basti and Virechana is having prime importance. So here an attempt is made to compare and study the efficacy of Basti and Virechana in Mutrashmari. Objective: To study the effect of Avapidaka Snehapana followed by Virechana and Shamanoushadhi and Matrabasti followed by Shamanoushadhi in the management of Mutrashmari. Materials and methods: 40 Patients diagnosed with Mutrashmari (Urinary calculus) and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected and randomly divided into 2 groups. In Group A: Amapachana with Hingvastaka churna, Avapidaka sneha with Punarnavadi Ghrita and Virechana with Trivrut Mrudvika Rasa followed by Shuntyadi Kwatha as Shamanoushadhi, In Group B: Amapachana with Hingvastaka Churna, Varunadhya Taila Matra Basti followed by Shwadamstra Kwath as Shamanoushadhi. Pain (from loin to groin), Nausea, Dysuria, Haematuria, Burning Micturation, Number of stones, Size of stones, Site of stone, Hydroureter and Hydronephrosis were assessed before and after treatment. The total duration of the study was 60 days or up to expulsion of the stone with 45 days of follow up. Results: In this study, Group A shows statistically more significant result than Group B. Conclusion: Both Group A and Group B have shown significant outcomes in all parameters with proper diet and regimen. Reoccurrence of stone was not found in a single subject yet.
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