EFFICACY OF DASHAMULA TAILA AND SHULAHARA TAILA IN MANAGEMENT OF SANDHI-VATA
This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy Dashmoola taila and Shulahara taila in the management of Sandhigata vata (osteoarthritis)) which mainly occurs in middle to elder age persons and is one of the leading causes of joint pain and disability worldwide. For this purpose 60 patients of osteoarthritis were treated in two groups, each comprises of 30 patients. The patients of Group A were given AbhyangaÂ with Dashmoola taila andÂ SvedanaÂ on affected joint twice daily for 1 month. TheÂ group B patients were treated by AbhyangaÂ with Shulahara taila andÂ SvedanaÂ on affected joint twice daily for 1 month.
Therapies of both the groups provided significant relief in signs and symptoms such as Sandhishula (joint pain), Sandhi-Stambha (joint stiffness),Â Sandhishotha (joint edema), SprarshÄsahatva (tenderness) and Sandhisphuá¹ana (crepitus) as well asÂ improved the range of movements of the effected joint.Â The comparison showed that Shulahara tailaÂ group provided better relief in comparison to Dashmoola taila group in all variables.
Key words:Â Sandhigata vata, Sandhi-vata, Dashmoola taila, Shulahara taila, Osteoarthritis
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