REVIEW ON ETIOPATHOGENIC TRIOS IN UNDERSTANDING TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA WITH REFERENCE TO ANANTAVATA

  • Haripriya H Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College, Palakkad, Kerala, INDIA.

Abstract

Trigeminal   Neuralgia [TN] is  a devastating and demotivating disorder which impairs daily functionality, Quality of Life and creates an overwhelming fear and depression in the patients. Despite numerous available pharmacological and surgical approaches, the results are not completely satisfying.  Moreover, a number of patients become drug resistant, needing a surgical procedure to treat the neuralgia which in most cases results in  pain recurrence. These facts reflect the lack of  precise understanding of the TN pathogenesis. The resemblances of TN with Ananthavata is mainly laid upon the precise clinical features and prognosis. Understanding the etiopathogenesis in Ayurvedic parlance will help in diagnosing and designing an appropriate management plan which is ultimately going to benefit a lot of sufferers from being immersed into an irreversible state of depression. Hence an attempt have been made  to review the vitiating factors involved in this exemplary neuropathic pain.

Published
2019-01-09
How to Cite
H, Haripriya. REVIEW ON ETIOPATHOGENIC TRIOS IN UNDERSTANDING TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA WITH REFERENCE TO ANANTAVATA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 6, p. 135 - 138, jan. 2019. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <https://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/722>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.3.6.19.
Section
Review Articles