EFFECT OF VARMAM THERAPY IN SANTHU VATHAM (OSTEO ARTHRITIS–KNEE JOINT)-A SINGLE CASE STUDY


Meena R., Natarajan S., Anbarasi C., Muralidass S. D.

Abstract


Santhu vatham is a vatha disease mentioned in the Siddha text book Yugi vaidhya chindhamani. The clinical features can be equated to osteo arthritis of knee joint. Varmam therapy is one of the external therapies mentioned in Siddha literature. A 68 y old male from chennai reported to the varmam, narambiyal matrum enbumurivu OPD of Siddha Central Research Institute (SCRI) on 2.5.2015 with chief complaints of pain and swelling in both knee joints since 5 y. He was given varmam therapy. Varma points are points where the pranan, ie, vital energy of our body is concentrated (residing). The treatment is given for 45 d for once in 2 d for 15 min. The pain was assessed using visual analogue score before and after treatment. The pain was markedly reduced after treatment. The range of movements of the knee joint was also improved.


Keywords


Azhal keel vayu, Siddha, Varmam, Osteo arthritis, Case study, Pain

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Title

EFFECT OF VARMAM THERAPY IN SANTHU VATHAM (OSTEO ARTHRITIS–KNEE JOINT)-A SINGLE CASE STUDY

Keywords

Azhal keel vayu, Siddha, Varmam, Osteo arthritis, Case study, Pain

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i9.20487

Date

22-07-2017

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 9, Issue 9, 2017 Page: 284-287

Online ISSN

0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

Meena R.
Research Officer (Siddha), Varmam, Thokkanam and Traditional Bone Setting Division, Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, India

Natarajan S.
Research Officer (Siddha), Varmam, Thokkanam and Traditional Bone Setting Division, Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, India

Anbarasi C.
Research Officer (Siddha), Varmam, Thokkanam and Traditional Bone Setting Division, Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, India

Muralidass S. D.
Research Officer (Siddha), Varmam, Thokkanam and Traditional Bone Setting Division, Department of Clinical Research, Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, India


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