Clinical Study on Efficacy of Vamana Karma on Hypothyroidism
Kapha Dosha plays a major role in the pathogenesis of Hypothyroidism as diminished Agni (BMR) and slowness in body functions are its characteristic features. In Ayurveda, it can be correlated with Kaphaja Galganda. Both Sushruta and Vagbhata have prescribed Vamana Karma in the treatment of Kaphaja Galganda (Su.Chi. 78:50, A. H. U. 22:71). Therefore, this study was carried out to evaluate the role of Vamana Karma in the management of hypothyroidism. The results of this study showed that Vamana Karma provided significant relief in symptoms of puffiness of face, edema, generalized pain, dry skin, excessive sleep and lethargy. It also significantly reduced the body weight and body mass index (BMI). Vamana Karma provides moderate improvement to 28.6% patients and mild improvement to 71.4% patients.
Key Words: Hypothyroidism, Kaphaja Galganda, Vamana Karma, Galaganda
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