Ayurvedic Management of Vasti Vyapat – A Rare Case Study
Vasti, one among Panchakarma entitled Chikitsardha can produce multifocal therapeutic effect. As per physiology of Ayurveda, vata is the primary factor, whereas pitta and kapha depends on that. So vasti alleviate morbid vata along with other two dosha and also nourishes the body. Great care and attention are needed in each stage of vasti, from drug choosing to administration. Otherwise serious outcome may occur. This is a case report of 65-year-old female patient with sandhigatavata (Osteoarthritis) of knee joint. Internal medications and panchakarma procedure provide very good relief in sandhigatavata. But during third day of treatment of yogavasti, suddenly patient developed aadhmana (flatulence), shirasoola (headache), angasoola (bodyache), and a drop-in blood pressure and pulse and finally became unconscious (moorcha). The internal medications like gandharvahastadhi kashayam, drakshadi kashayam and sidhamakaradwajam were given. Nasya and anjana with vilvadi gulika and Talam with kachooradi choornam and ksheerabala were also given. The patients regain consciousness with these medications and got back to normal stage within two hours.