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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-89

A pilot clinical study of Mashadibasti in the management of Pakshaghata (Hemiplegia)


1 Department of Panchakarma, D. G. M. Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Gadag, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dravyaguna Vijnana, D. G. M. Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Gadag, Karnataka, India

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Sonali Mukherjee
Department of Dravyaguna Vijnana, D. G. M. Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Gadag, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_45_21

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Background: Pakshaghata is one of the diseases of central nervous system, considered as vatavyadhi in Ayurveda which occurs mainly due to vitiation of Vata. The disease pakshaghata can be compared with hemiplegia according to contemporary medicine. The mode of onset is sudden or gradual with the association of hypertension or diabetes mellitus. Loss of functions of limbs with or without the involvement of face is observed in this disease. It affects either left half or right half or both sides even. The present study is to evaluate the effect of Mashadi Basti in Pakshaghata. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Mashadi Basti, a type of medicated enema in management of Pakshaghata. Materials and Methods: A total of 15 patients were selected randomly. They were examined on the ground of Astavidha pariksha (eight-fold examination) from Ayurvedic point of view on the basis on specially prepared data research questionnaire. Selected subjects were administered with kala basti for 15 days and it was followed up of 30 days. Assessment was done through various variables like shareera akarmanyata or chestanivriti (Loss of motor activity), hasta pada ruja (pain in hand and leg), hasta pada sankocha (contraction in hand and leg), sira snayu shosha (rigidity), sandhibandha vimokshana (looseness of joints), and vak stambha (loss of speech), stroke specific– quality life scale, modified barthel index (MBI) and grip test. Results: The study showed that mashadi basti produced a significant (P < 0.05, P < 0.001) improvement in all the variables like shareera akarmanyata or chesta nivriti, hasta pada ruja, hasta pada sankocha, sira snayu shosha, sandhibandha vimokshana and vakstambha, stroke specific– quality life scale, MBI and grip test. Conclusion: Mashadi basti is found to be effective in Pakshaghata.


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