A comparative clinical study of the effect of Upanaha Sweda by using Kottamchukkadi Churna & Grihadhumadi Churna in Janusandhigata Vata w.s.r. to Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint
As per Ayurveda, Janusandhigata Vata is one among Vatavyadhi and can be compared with Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint in Modern Medicine with respect to the similarity of symptoms. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate and compare the effect of Grihadhumadi and Kottamchukkadi Upanaha in Janusandhigata Vata. Methods: Single blind randomized comparative clinical study allocated into 2 equal groups as A and B. Procedure: In Group A, Grihadhumadi Upanaha Sweda done for 7 days and in Group B, Kottamchukkadi Upanaha Sweda done for 7 days. Patients were examined as per the assessment criteria on 1st day before treatment, 8th day after completion of the treatment and 15th day as part of follow up. Observations and Results: Group A showed statistically highly significant effect in most of the criteria’s like Swelling, Stiffness, Tenderness, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Range Of Movements (ROM) and WOMAC INDEX. Group B showed statistically highly significant effect in Pain and Crepitation.
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