Ayurvedic approach of Annadravashoola (Gastric ulcer) - A Case Report
Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. Annadrava shoola is one of the disease of alimentary canal in which there is colic occurs after digestion, during digestion or at any time. Patient feels relief after vomiting. It can be compared with gastric ulcer on the basis of symptoms. Here, a male patient of 23 years of age came to the hospital with complain of abdominal pain since 2 years. Pain was gradual on onset and burning type in nature. On the basis of history of the patient and endoscopy report, he was diagnosed as gastric ulcer and hiatus hernia. We have done the Shodhan and Shamana Chikitsa for the patient. In Sodhan Chikitsa Ksheera vasti was given for 16 days and then samana chikitsa was done with combinations of Aamaalaki, Shankhabhasma and Dhatrilauha for one month. Endoscopy was repeated after one and half month of treatment. Report showed only hiatus hernia which concluded that the treatment cured the Annadrava shoola (gastric ulcer) of the patient. So, there is hope on Ayurveda for the treatment of Annadrava shoola.