MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (KATI PRISHTHA TRIKA GRAHA) THROUGH AYURVEDA : A CASE REPORT

  • Santosh kumar Bhatted Associate professor and head of department Department of Panchakarma All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
  • Ram Lakhan Meena PG Scholar, Department of Panchakarma All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
  • Naveen Kumar Bansal PG Scholar Department of Panchakarma All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
Keywords: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Katiprishthatrikagraha, Kala Basti, Ruksha Svedana, Katiprishthatrika Basti.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Santosh kumar Bhatted, Associate professor and head of department Department of Panchakarma All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
Panchakarma department
Published
2019-11-11