Role of Basti and Sirodhara in the management of Grahani (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)- A Case Report
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder having a group of symptoms including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any evidence of underlying damage. The pathogenesis of IBS is not fully understood, although roles for abnormal gut motor and sensory activity, central neural dysfunction, psychological disturbances, stress, and luminal factors have been proposed. About 10-15% of the people in the developed world are believed to be affected by IBS, it is estimated that 45% of people globally are affected by IBS. In Ayurveda, IBS can be corelate to Grahani Rogadue to similitude in their clinical presentation. In this case an effort has been made to treat a 24 years old female patient having symptoms of Muhurbaddha Muhurdravam (episode of difficult evacuation of bowel and loose stools), Udarashool (pain in abdomen) and Apakwa Malapravritti (sticky stool with mucus). Patient treated with various Panchakarma (five Bio-cleaning Ayurvedic therapies) procedures like Basti (herbal medicated enema), Taila Dhara (pouring Herbal medicated oil on head) and oral medications. At the end of 45 days of treatment patient got significant improvement in the sign and symptoms of disease.