ROLE OF JALOUKAVACHARANA IN MANAGEMENT OF VAIPADIKA: A CASE STUDY

  • Anuradha Chavan
  • Shidhara B S
Keywords: Kshudrakushtha, Vaipadika, Jaloukavacharana.

Abstract

The skin is the first organ of the body  interacting with the environment agents like physical, chemical and biological agents .The skin disorders are intrinsic in origin ,all skin diseases in Ayurveda  have been considered under the heading of Kushtha.  Vaipadika is one of such diseases which has been included under the heading of  KshudraKushtha. It is characterised by  sputana (cracks) either  in palms or soles or in both with severe pain. The pain present in Vaipadika is so intense that it severely afflicts the quality of  life of  the patients.  Inspite it being a minor condition it cripples the daily activities  of  patients. According to  Charaka , Sushruta, Vagbhata and BhavprakashKushthas  are  raktajavyadhi  and Jaloukavacharana  is claimed to be supreme therapy because of its high efficiency in curing blood related disorders. A case of 60yr old female patient who presented  features of  Vaipadika was  treated by Jaloukavacharana, showed  marked  improvement is discussed here. 

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Published
2017-07-15