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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-36

A Review of research works done on clinical efficacy of Lekhana Vasti in the management of obesity


1 Asst. Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra & BK, GJ Patel Ayurved college, Anand, Gujrat, India
2 Asst.Prof., Dept. of Rasashastra, IPGT & RA, Jamnagar, India
3 Asso. Prof. Dept. of Panchakarma, IPGT & RA, Jamnagar, India
4 Director, IPGT & RA, Jamnagar, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Y Vyas Kruti
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra & BK, GJ Patel Ayurved college, Anand, Gujrat
India
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Obesity is not only medical risk factor but also a serious social, psychological and economic problem. Average 2.3 million people die every year as a result of being obese and it became a threatening global crisis than hunger. Though modern system of medicine has its own therapeutic modalities in tackling obesity but is associated with certain adverse effects. In such scenario; suffering global population is enthusiastically looking towards effective natural remedies. Acharya Charaka has describedRuksha, Ushna and Tiksna Vasti in the management of Sthaulya (Obesity). Many treatment modalities are also available in Ayurveda for obesity, but none is as effective as that of Lekhana Vasti. A few studies were reviewed and compiled to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Lekhana Vasti in the management of Obesity. Present attempt is to evaluate the actual efficacy of Lekhana Vasti in the management of Obesity through works done at IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar. Significant results were found with Lekhana Vasti that provided better results in reducing weight and anthropometric measurements as compared to other treatment.


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