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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-286

An interventional study of multimodal Ayurveda treatment in Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis)


1 Department of Panchakarma, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and P. D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of International Studies, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and P. D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chintan Janakkumar Bhatt
Post Graduate Department of Panchakarma, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and P. D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_75_20

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Background: Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) is described as Kasta Sadhya Vyadhi (difficult to treat disease) in Ayurveda. Pain in joints with swelling is a cardinal feature of this disease. It can be correlated with rheumatoid arthritis described in conventional medical science, where corticosteroids and some non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used for induction of remission, which cause certain dangerous side effects in the patients. Ayurveda promises an effective therapy for it. Objective: The present clinical trial was conducted to provide a safe, economical and effective therapy to the patients of Amavata. The present study was conducted in 30 patients having classical symptoms of Amavata. Materials and Methods: The patients were treated with internal medications, Panchakrama procedures and physiotherapy. Patients having an acute or chronic systemic illness or infection were excluded from the study. Result: The observations and results obtained were analyzed statistically applying the “t” test. This multimodal Ayurveda treatment showed 61.10% relief in sign and symptoms of Amavata in all the patients. Ayurveda treatment procedures and medication used for the treatment of Amavata have Agni Deepana, Ama Pachana, Vata Shamaka, and Rasayana effects in the body which are helpful in to retard disease process and to reduce signs and symptoms of the disease. A significant decrease in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate in all the patients was also noticed. All the results obtained were highly significant statistically. Conclusion: The therapeutic interventions adopted in the study have shown beneficial effects in the patients of Amavata and is free from side effects.


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