Effect of Sri Lankan Traditional treatment regimen on Vata Roga occurs after Hyperventilation syndrome – A Case study
Various factors are responsible for occurrence of Vata Roga including psychological factors such as sorrow, excessive thinking and worries. Hyperventilation syndrome may be present in many conditions and in situations including worries or anxiety. A patient suffering from Vata Roga occurring after hyperventilation syndrome was treated for eight days. Weakness in right hand and leg, ataxia, muscle tone, peri-oral numbness, dry mouth, agitation, staring blankly with suppressed emotions, dizziness, impaired appetite and sleep were present in the patients. These clinical features manifest mainly due to vitiation of Vata Dosha and also due to vitiation of Kapha Dosha. Six separate medicines, namely Denibadi Kashaya, Candrakalka, Mahadalu Anupana, Seetarama Vati, Nirgundi Taila and Sattavadi Taila were administered orally and externally in order to pacify vitiated Vata and Kapha Dosha. These medicines are widely used to treat Vata Roga, especially Pakshagatha. Selected medicines possess the properties of pacifying vitiated Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. Sattavadi Taila helps to normalize mental and emotional state of a patient. Therefore, complete relief was obtained after completion of eight days of treatment. It is determined that selected treatment regimen is beneficial in management of Vata Roga occurs after Hyperventilation syndrome.