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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-86

Ayurvedic management for a rare disorder Takayasu arteritis – A case report

1 Department of Panchkarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Sarvesh Kumar Singh
Department of Panchkarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur-302002, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_61_19

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Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare disorder and it is a devastating condition of aorta. The presently available treatments for the condition in the modern medicine have limited benefits. This is case of TA which was better managed with Ayurvedic intervention. An Ayurvedic diagnosis for this case was Siragata Vata (vitiated Vata Dosha affecting the blood vessels). A 42-year-old woman was diagnosed with TA and treated on the line of management of Siragata Vata with Shastikashali Pinda Swedana (sudation with bolus of medicated cooked rice) for 16 days, Erandamuladi Niruha Basti (enema mainly with decoction) along with Ashwagandha Taila Anuvasana (enema with medicated oil) for 16 days in Kala Basti Krama (16 days in alternate order of decoction and oleation enema) followed by one day gap and then 7 days of Nasya Karma (nasal therapy) with Triphaladi Taila (oil) on alternate days along with a combination of Ayurvedic oral drugs [Brihadvatachintamani Rasa-125 mg, Dashamula Kwatha-40 ml, Narsinha Churna (powder)-3 g, Yogaraja Guggulu-1g (500mgx2tab) and Shiva Gutika-500 mg, twice a day for 1 month. Same Panchakarma procedures were repeated after 6 months. A similar combination of oral medications were continued in between and during this period. Chyavanaprasha Aveleha in the dose of 10g twice a day with milk were also added after completion of this treatment regime. Patient condition was assessed on Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS-2010) for disease activity of TA. Satisfactory results were observed in the patient with improvement in ITAS-2010 scoring. TA may be managed with Ayurvedic drugs and Panchakarma procedures.

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