Ayurvedic understanding and management of Trigeminal Neuralgia w.s.r. to Anantavaata - A Case Study

  • Dr. Sugnyani Mathapati Second Year Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr. SM Pasha Associate Professor & HOD, Department of PG Studies in Shalakya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr. Ahalya S 3Principal, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Anantavaata, Nasya, Shiropichu, Karnapoorana, Case study

Abstract

Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of the painful disorders involving fifth cranial nerve, causes severe unilateral pain over regions supplied by the branches of trigeminal nerve associated with tempero mandibular joint stiffness. Trigeminal neuralgia nearly can be correlated to Anantavaata, one of the 11 types of Shirorogas explained by Acharya Sushruta and is Vaatapradhaana Tridoshaja Vyadhi. Present study is conducted to know the efficacy of ayurvedic line of management in TN. A female patient of age 46 years, diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia was treated with allopathy medications. But did not get satisfactory results. Hence patient approached our hospital and got Vaatahara and Brihmana line of management involving Nasya with Karpasasthyaadi Taila for 7 days, Shiropichu and Karnapoorana with Ksheerabala Taila, Gandoosha with Murchita Tila Taila and oral medications. Patient’s complaints were assessed before and after treatment with VAS pain scale and verbal descriptor scale for TMJ stiffness After Follow up patient had got relieved with the complaints and got satisfactory results with ayurvedic line of management.

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How to Cite
Dr. Sugnyani Mathapati, Dr. SM Pasha, & Dr. Ahalya S. (2021). Ayurvedic understanding and management of Trigeminal Neuralgia w.s.r. to Anantavaata - A Case Study. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(3), 180 - 183. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1304
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