A Case Report On Sandhivata and Its Management With Agnikarma
AbstractOsteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis which occurs when the protective cartilage at the end of the bones wears down or breaks down over time leading to pain, swelling and stiffness. In Ayurveda, Sandhivata (AAE-16) is described under Vata vyadhi. It is a condition when vitiated vata resides in the affected joint causing wear and tear in the joint. Dry property leads to drying up of synovial fluid thus causing pain and stiffness in the involved joint. Agnikarma is an ancient Ayurvedic technique for pain management. In this case study, a 65 years old male patient suffering from Sandhivata presented with chronic knee joint pain was treated with Agnikarma for a period of 4 months. During this period, 8 sittings were given at the interval of 15 days. The patient was followed up at 30 days interval and observed for recurrence for 6 months. Agnikarma is found very effective in managing pain and restoring the quality of life of the patient.
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