Potential Applications of Ayurveda in Ankylosing Spondylitis – A Review
Keywords:Ankylosing spondylitis, Asthi-Majjagat vata, Marmaghat, Niram vata, Upstambhit vata, Vatvyadhi
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a disease involving long-term inflammation of the joints of the spine that causes vertebrae to fuse. Cause of AS is unknown. It is considered to be a combination of some genetic and environmental factors. The underlying mechanism is believed to be autoimmune or auto-inflammatory. There is no definitive cure for AS. Treatments may relieve symptomatically and prevent worsening. Ayurved believes that every individual has a unique pattern or fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy which comprises their own constitution. Hence, every patient is different, hetu sevan is different in every patient, so the pathophysiology according to ayurveda also differs in different patients. Ayurveda encompasses various tools and techniques for assessing health and root of disease. They also consider the patient’s suitability for various treatments. Considering all probable pathophysiologies of this condition as per Ayurveda, this article encompasses treatment modalities that can be incorporated for treating AS. Extensive literature review is done for selecting, localizing the described condition. Data are obtained by applying Ayurveda principles from various Samhitas with logical reasoning.
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