Effect of Dhanyamladhara in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis): A case study
Dr. Chitta Ranjan Das
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis causes impairment of all aspects of quality of life (Limitation of physical function, physical disability), mental health disorders (anxiety and depression), and social, environmental and also sexual dysfunction. Amavata is a clinical condition caused due to excessive vitiation of doshas especially Vata and Pitta dosha in the body with Kapha anubandha. Various Panchakarma procedures and Ayurvedic drugs have been proved useful for Amavata.
Methods: A case of RA was treated with Dhanyamla dhara for 21 days along with a combination of internal Ayurvedic drugs. Dhanyamla dhara, a therapy of Purva karmais explained in Sahasrayoga and Dharakalpa.
Result and Conclusion: Patient’s symptoms reduced gradually. Thus, Dhanyamala dhara proved to be very effective in the management of Amavata and it is very simple procedure that does not involve any risk.