A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF UDVARTANA WITH SIRAVYADHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SIRAJAGRANTHI (VARICOSE VEIN)
Neethu Dev, Santosh Kumar J, SubhashRai N
International Ayurvedic Medical Journal
Varicose vein of the lower limbs is one of such clinical condition that hampers the beauty of the legs. It is a very common condition, affecting up to three in 10 adults. Varicose veins affect up to 25% of women and 15% of men. By the age of 50, nearly 40% of women and 20% of men have significant vascular problems. The lifestyle changes, obesity, occupational pattern of prolonged standing and pregnancy are considered to be significantly contributing to this situation. Siravyadha, which is one
... ong the types of Sasastra Rak-tamokashana is mentioned in the treatment of Sirajagranthi in our classics. It is considered as Ardha Chikitsa of Shalyatantra and is said to provide immediate results. Udvartana which is having Vatakapha-hara Twakprasadana and Siramukhavivechana property is said to be effective in Sirajagranthi. Also, the procedure is done in Pratiloma (upward) direction which results in Dridikarana of angas by toning them and relieves the symptoms of varicose vein. Hence an effort was made to evaluate the effect of Sira-vyadha by Vrihimukha Sastra and Udvartana with Kolakulathadi Churna in the management of Sira-jagranthi (varicose vein), this study was planned with the following aims. Objective: A detailed study on Sirajagranthi and its Management. To study the effect of Udvartana with Siravyadha in Sirajagranthi (varicose veins). To study the effect of Siravyadha in Sirajagranthi (varicose veins)., To compare the effi-cacy of both in Sirajagranthi (varicose veins). Method: The outcome of the study is evaluated clinically on a minimum of 60 patients with Sirajagranthi, divides 2 groups A and B. Group A received Udvartana for 7days and then Siravyadha on 8th day. Group B received Siravyadha for 1 day and followed by Pathya for 7days.The duration of study was 28days in both the groups and observations were made on be-fore and after the treatment (0th, 8th and 28th day). Data obtained was statistically analysed and interpreted. Results: The results were assessed based on the relief obtained to the subjective and objective parameters and was taken for consideration for the study and were found statistically significant on all the parameters (p<0.05). Conclusion: From the study it is evident that effectiveness of Udvartana along with Siravyadha is more significant in reducing the signs and symptoms of Sirajagranthi.