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1Dr Sakshi Bakshi, 2Dr Aparna Sathe, 3Dr Minal Vaidya
2MD(Kaychikitsa), Reader at Kaychikitsa Department
3MD(Kaychikitsa) Professor HOD at Kaychikitsa Department
Institution - Y.M.T Ayuredic MedicalCollege ,Kharghar,NaviMumbai,Maharashtra
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about 10% of the adult population and 70% are women. It is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The wall of the intestine exhibits rhythmic contractions called the peristaltic movements, which helps move the contents in the tract. In IBS, the walls of the intestine become sensitized to even mild stimulus which causes excess cramps. In Ayurveda; IBS is called GRAHANI DOSHA, which indicates the pathological state of function and integrity of the intestinal tract (mostly small intestine), known as GRAHANI. It is considered as one among the eight MAHA GADHAS (Diseases, which are difficult to treat)Grahani, is the part of Maha Srotas (Alimentary Tract) which is the seat of digestive fire (Agni) and holds the food until it is digested and releases it. Charaka Samhita describes that imbalance in the Agni is the root cause of this disease. This incorrect digestive fire causes accumulation of Ama or toxin and weakens the digestive system. Though there is no reliable medical treatment for IBS in modern medicine. So, to overcome by such disease, ayurveda has a complete solution.In present study, 30 patients have been taken from opd and given Nagkesar churna orally along with Pranayam daily for a period of 3 months. Significant improvemt in Lakshanas of grahani has been observed.
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