ROLE OF JALOUKAVACHARANA IN MANAGEMENT OF VAIPADIKA: A CASE STUDY
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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