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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-72

Role of Januvasti in Sandhigata-vata (Osteoarthritis) especially at knee joints

Assistant Professor, Department of Panchkarma, M.L.R. Ayurveda college, Charkhidadri, Haryana, India

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Sanjeetsingh Rana
Assistant Professor, Department of Panchkarma, M.L.R. Ayurveda college, Charkhidadri, Haryana
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Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis) is a common degenerative joint disorder particularly seen in elderly population. It is one of the most common musculo-skeletal problems in the world. It is age related as well as lifestyle disorder. Knee and hip are major large joints usually affected by Osteoarthritis. Therefore a clinical trial was conducted to assess the role of Januvasti in Sandhigata Vata and to find out the ideal aspect of knee j oint where it is more effective. The study design was open clinical trial with 30 sample size. Patients were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Selected patients were given prior Deepana (appetizer) and Pachana (digestive) medicines internally. It was followed by Januvasti with Dhanwantaram Tailam for 14 consecutive days (total duration 42 days). It was done on anterior aspect of knee joint for 30 patients. Amount of Tailam required for a day was 200 ml and the duration of procedure was 30 minute/day. Assessment was done before and after study and during the follow ups using structured proforma. Follow up was done twice at regular interval of 14 days. Assessment of Osteoarthritis after treatment showed highly statistically significant results in symptoms such as pain, tenderness, stiffness, crepitus and walking difficulties. There was considerable increase in range of movement also. Thus Dhanwantaram Tailam Januvasti on anterior aspect of knee joint was found to be effective on Osteoarthritis ofknee joint.

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