Ayurvedic Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - Case Series
The most significant complication of persistent alcoholism is alcohol withdrawal syndrome is also known for causing sudden death. Delirium tremens occur in the later stages and is marked by agitation, confusion, disorientation, visual and auditory hallucinations, hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. In this case series, five cases of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) were treated with Kharjuradi Mantha 50 ml BD before meal and Eladi Modaka 10 gm. BD on empty stomach with cow’s milk for one month along with Sarwang Abhyanga, Swedana with Dashmool Tail and Kwath respectively, Shirodhara with Til tail and Brahmi Tail, Nasya Karma with Jatamansi Tail, and Padabhyanga with Til Tail for 15 days. The interventions aim to improve the condition of the patient by reducing its withdrawal effects and increasing metabolism. The final assessment was based on the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol revised scale (CIWA-Ar score) along with the LFT investigation, before and after the treatment given.
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