Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2018, Page: 35-38
Analgesic Effect of Viddha, A Nonpharmacological, CostEffective Local Therapy of Ayurveda (An Indian System of Medicine) in Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): A Case Report
Vishakha Rajesh Wetal, Department of Panchakarma, ChaudharyBrahmaprakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan, New Delhi, India
Arun Gupta, Department of Panchakarma, ChaudharyBrahmaprakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan, New Delhi, India
Received: Apr. 28, 2018;       Accepted: May 31, 2018;       Published: Jun. 28, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcems.20180403.12      View  943      Downloads  53
Abstract
Objective: Global statistics reveal over 100 million people worldwide suffer from OA, which is one of the most common causes of disability. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in every two will develop symptoms of knee OA during their lives. One of the primary symptoms of persons with knee osteoarthritis is pain. The objective of this case report is to introduce Viddha, a non drug, local therapy from Ayurveda, an Indian System of Medicine as an intervention to achieve significant analgesia immediately, which is cost effective, has no side effects with possibility of arresting the progression of disease based on Ayurveda principle. Method and Result:-Viddhachikitsa(Viddha treatment)was done with the help of 26 gauge half inch short, fine, brown hypodermic needle.Its first sitting (done on 28th Nov2017) provided immediate pain relief up to 60%in a female patient aged 47yrs with moderate Knee OA radiologically and severe symptomatically. In next two sittings (done on 30th Nov and 4th Dec 2017) there was 65% pain relief. Pain relief lasted till last follow up on 9th Jan 2018. WOMAC index LK3.1on initial assessment before treatment was 88 which came down to 40 after treatment. Conclusion:-Viddha has therapeutic value in the treatment of Knee OA.
Keywords
Knee Osteoarthritis, Pain, Analgesic Effect, Viddha, Cost Effectiveness
To cite this article
Vishakha Rajesh Wetal, Arun Gupta, Analgesic Effect of Viddha, A Nonpharmacological, CostEffective Local Therapy of Ayurveda (An Indian System of Medicine) in Knee Osteoarthritis (OA): A Case Report, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2018, pp. 35-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcems.20180403.12
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