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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-160

Vaman Vyapad (Complications of Emesis) in children

1 Professor, Dept. of Koumarbhritya, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India

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Renu Rathi
Professor, Dept. of Koumarbhritya, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
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Vaman (induced emesis) is an important Panchkarma procedure which plays a vital role in preservation of health, prevention and management of diseases. It is the best Kaphhar treatment through its detoxification and bio-purification action and provides lasting relief. Children are tender, not matured; hence selection of patient for Vaman, drugs; procedure's duration, nature and proper execution as well as good qualities of ‘Chatushpad’ means doctor, paramedical staff, drug and patient are important. In the success of any Panchkarma, there are many other physiological aspects which are also noteworthy like age, strength, time, appetite, Koshta (nature of digestion), Prakriti (body composition) etc. The result of any Panchkarma is very fruitful if executed well otherwise leads to Vyapad means complications. There is lack of good practical judgment described in texts, also Vyapadas/Upadravas are not discussed in detail hence there is no sufficient confidence in performing Vaman in children. The present case series aims at highlighting the physiological aspects, pros and cons to be incorporated and care to be taken while performing ‘Vaman’ in pediatric age group. Common Vyapadas are Hin or Atiyog (less or over amount of emesis), aspiration of vomitus, bloody sputum, dehydration etc. It can be concluded that whether Vaman is either Sadya(instant) or classical, one can prevent and manage the complications by focusing on physiology and pathology of patient with the help of genuine ‘Chatushpad’ and by following the guidelines strictly as described in classical texts of Ayurveda.

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