A study on effect of Nasya Karma and Thiladilepa in treatment of Yuvana Pidaka (Acne vulgaris) – A Case Report
Yuvana Pidaka, a disease mentioned under Kshudra Roga, occurs due to vitiation of KaphaDosha, Vata Dosha and Raktha Dhatu. It can be correlated with acne vulgaris which is a common cosmetic problem among the people. Nasya Karma is one of the therapeutic measures described in authentic texts in treatment of YuvanaPidaka. Gotukola Nasya and Thiladilepa are used by Sri Lankan traditional physicians to treat YuwanaPidaka. Therefore, it was decided to observe the effects through a case study using this treatment. Nasya Karma using Gotukola Nasya was carried out for three consequent days followed by external application of Thiladilepa for fourteen days. After the Nasya Karma, pain and Medogarbha (eruptions containing fat inside) were partially relieved. Seborrhea was aggravated. After completion of entire treatment pain, Pidaka, Ghana, Medogarbha, scars, papules, pustules, seborrhoea were partially relived. Closed comedones, open comedones and nodules were unchanged. Nasya eliminates vitiated Dosha accumulated in the body, especially in Utthamanga (above the clavicle). Hence, Nasya Karma is effective in treatment of YuvanaPidaka as it is a disease occurring in Utthamanga Pradesha. When Ayurveda pharmacodyanamic properties of ingredients of Gotukola Nasya and Thiladilepa are taken in to consideration, they pacify vitiated Vata and Kapha Dosha. Hence, this treatment regime is effective in treatment of Yuvana Pidaka. It was concluded that conducting Nasya Karma using GotukolaNasya followed by application of Thiladilepa is beneficial in treatment of Yuvana Pidaka.