Effect of Sri Lankan traditional medicine Jathiphalaadi Lepa and Heen Demata Yusha Nasya on Manibandha Shoola [Carpal Tunnel Syndrome]- A Case Report
Shoola is one of the most prominent characteristics of VataRoga. ManibandhaShoola, the pain in wrist joint is present in ailments such as Twaggata Vata and Majjastigata Vata. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also a cause of Manibanda Shoola.It is one of the commonest neuropathies which occur due to compression of median nerve at wrist joint. In Nasya Karma, medicines are administered through the nasal passage. This is a specific therapy for diseases in the arm such as Avabahuka and Vishvachi. Therefore, Nasya Karma may be beneficial in treatment of Manibandha Shoola (carpal tunnel syndrome). In the present study, a patient suffering from CTS was treated with Heen DemataYusha Nasya for three consequent days followed by application of Jathiphaladi Lepa for fourteen days. Total duration of the treatment was seventeen days. Progress of the treatments evaluated through symptomatic relief. Pain extending to shoulder from fingers and disturbance of sleep due to pain were completely relieved after completion of treatment. Pain and paraesthesia in palmer aspect of hands and fingers, pain extending to forearm and arm from fingers, tingling sensation in the hand were partially relieved after treatment. It is concluded that Heen Demata Yusha Nasya and external application of Jatiphalaadi Lepa is beneficial in treatment of Manibanda Shoola (carpal tunnel syndrome).