A comparative clinical study on the effect of Saptacchada Pratisaraniya Kshara and Apamarga Pratisaraniya Kshara in the management of Arshas (Internal Haemorrhoids)
Arshas are one of the most common diseases occurring in ano-rectal region. Sushruta mentioned Kshara Karma prior to Agni and Shastra Karma as treatment modalities for Arshas. The disease that can’t be cured by any other medicine or in subjects where surgery is not possible this parasurgical procedure of Kshara Karma is effective. The study was conducted in the OPD and IPD of B.L.D.E.A’s A.V.S Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital. 40 patients of Arshas were selected from the OPD and IPD of the aforesaid institution and randomly assigned into two groups namely A and B. Subjects under Group A were treated with Saptacchada Pratisaraniya Kshara Karma, while Group B were treated by Apamarga Pratisaraniya Kshara Karma. The study showed that Group A and Group B are equally effective. The treatment modalities of Saptacchada Pratisaraniya Kshara Karma and Apamarga Pratisaraniya Kshara Karma are equally efficacious in treating Arshas.
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