MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (KATI PRISHTHA TRIKA GRAHA) THROUGH AYURVEDA : A CASE REPORT
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease which affects primarily sacro-iliac joints and spine. AS is a gradually progressive condition over several years until structural damage manifests clinically as sacroiliitis, loss of spinal mobility, extra-articular symptoms, peripheral arthritis and reduced quality of life. Certain Panchakarma procedures and internal Ayurvedic medicines have been proved to be beneficial in the management of AS. The present report deals with a case of ‘Ankylosing spondylitis’ coming to All India Institute of Ayurveda for Ayurvedic treatment. Patient was diagnosed as having “Katiprishthatrikagraha” according to Ayurveda and treated with various Panchakarma procedures like Ruksha Svedana followed by Abhyanga, Bashpa Swedana, Kala Basti along with Kati Prishtha Trika Basti were done followed by internal medicines for 30 days. Criteria of assessment was based on the scoring of ‘Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Bath AS Patient Global score (BAS- G).Encouraging results were found in signs and symptoms like, fatigue, neck/back pain, tenderness and intensity as well as duration of morning stiffness without causing any adverse effects.
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