Nayak, Annada Prasad
July 2012
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p508
Academic Journal
Obesity is the world's oldest metabolic disorder. The WHO now considers obesity to be a Global epidemic and a public health problem. Globally an estimated 300 million adults are now obese and many are overweight. Prominent health risks associated with obesity are hypertension, type-2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, stroke, gall bladder stone, osteoarthritis, respiratory problem etc. As per Ayurveda, Acharya Charak has counted Sthoulya under the eight varieties of impediments which are designated as Nindita Purusha. According to Chikitsa Sutra of this disease, Lekhan therapy is an important therapeutic measure in Sthoulya as said by Acharya Charka. Moreover lekhan basti is the other and most effective therapy in the management of Sthoulya. To assess the effect of lekhan therapy by two therapeutic modules, 24 Sthoulya patients were selected for this study and were divided into two groups. Group A patients were given 15 lekhan basti in alternate day. After completion of basti, lekhan vati was given for two months. In group B, patients were given lekhan vati for three months, which was selected from Ca.Su.4:9 as lekhaneeya dasemani and is added with Varun and Vidang. The effects of two therapeutic modules were assessed statistically based on the Performa prepared. This was a humble effort to compare the effect of lekhan basti and lekhan vati in the management of Sthoulya. In this study we have found that lekhan basti followed by lekhan vati was more effective in combating the disease than only lekhan vati therapy.


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