Constant use of viruddhahara and chesta immediately after consumption of snigdhaahara leads to ama, which gets circulated throughout the body by vayu and then accumulates at shleshmasthana, leading to the manifestation of Amavata. In Ayurveda principles of treatment of amavata are langhana, swedana and drugs having tikta, katurasa, deepana, virechana, snehapana and basti. Bastikarma is one among the panchakarma which acts predominantly on vatadosha. By using various combinations of ingredients, it is considered beneficial even in other doshik involvement and disease of all the three margas, hence said to be ardhachikitsa.
Objectives of the study
1.To evaluate the efficacy of Churnabastiand Vaitaranabastiadministered in the management of Amavata.
2.To compare the efficacy of Churnabasti and Vaitaranabasti in the management of Amavata.
Study Design: 40 patients of Amavata were randomly recruited to 2 groups. The group A patients received Churnabasti and group B patients received Vaitaranabasti in yoga basti schedule. Anuvasana with Brihatsaindhavaditaila was given in both the groups.
Sandhishoola, Sparshaasahyata, Sandhistabdhata, Gourava were taken as subjective parameters. Walking time, Range of movements, Grip strength, pressing power, joint swelling were taken as objective parameters.
In group A out of 20 patients, 7 patients showed marked improvement, 10 patients showed moderate improvement, 3 patients showed mild improvement. In group B out of 20 patients, 2 patients showed marked improvement, 13 patients showed moderate improvement, 5 patients showed mild improvement and none of the patients showed no improvement in both the groups.