A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF SIRAVYADHA AND AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SNAYUGATA VATA AFFECTING KURPARA SANDHI VIS-À-VIS TENNIS ELBOW

  • Saiprasad S. Shettigar Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shalya Tantra, Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • D. Gururaja Tantry Professor & HOD, Department of PG Studies in Shalya Tantra, Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Shyam Prasad Associate Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shalya Tantra, Muniyal Institute of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.

Abstract

Background: Snayugatavata (fibromyalgia) affecting Koorpara Sandhi (elbow joint) is one among pain predominant Vata Vyadhi. Tennis elbow is a musculoskeletal, degenerative disorder affecting elbow joint. Acharya Sushruta has mentioned Siravyadha (blood letting) for Snayurogas and Agnikarma (thermal cautery) as specific Chikitsa for Snayuroga.[1] As similar features are shared, the study has been taken up to see the efficacy of Siravyadha and Agnikarma affecting Koorparasandhi in comparison to tennis elbow. Objective: To study the clinical effect of Agnikarma (thermal cautery) in Snayugatavata affecting Kurparasandhi (elbow joint) vis-à-vis Tennis elbow. Method: The method used in the study is single blind clinical study with pre-test and post-test design. 40 patients suffering from Snayugatavata of either sex were selected and divided into two groups. Group A patients were subjected to Agnikarma at maximum point of tenderness and Group B patients were subjected to Siravyadha. Both modalities were done for only once and studied for 28 days. The data during the study was recorded and analysed statistically. Result: The study confirms Agnikarma and Siravyadha are effective in the treatment of Snayugatavata and later being the more effective in comparison statistically.

Published
2018-09-09
How to Cite
SHETTIGAR, Saiprasad S.; GURURAJA TANTRY, D.; PRASAD, Shyam. A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF SIRAVYADHA AND AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SNAYUGATA VATA AFFECTING KURPARA SANDHI VIS-À-VIS TENNIS ELBOW. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 4, p. 14 - 17, sep. 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <https://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/656>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i4.13278.
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