Effect of Masha Saindhava Taila in the Management of Apabahuka W.S.R To Frozen Shoulder

  • Bindu P Patil
  • Veena G Rao
Keywords: Apabahuka, Masha saindhava taila, Vatavyadhi, Nasya karma, Frozen shoulder


Frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling condition that often causes great frustration for patients and care givers due to slow recovery. Apabahuka is a vatavyadhi affects the amsa sandhi .Patients present with amsa sandhi shoola , amsa sandhi sthabdata and bahupraspanditahara, which can be paralleled with the condition Frozen shoulder in the contemporary science which affects the shoulder joint causing restricted range of movements.

 Apabahuka being a bahushirshagata roga, nasya karma should be the first and foremost treatment of choice. Hence the present clinical study was carried out to assess the effect of masha saindhava taila nasya karma in the management of Apabahuka w s r to Frozen shoulder.

 In this study 30 patients with confirmed diagnosis of Apabahuka were subjected to nasya karma for 7 days by masha saindhava taila and assessment was done for both subjective and objective signs. From the statistical analysis, it was evident that 23(77%) patients got moderate improvement, 5(17%) patients got mild improvement, 2(6%) patients did not get relief. From the present study it can be concluded that, the condition Apabahuka can be managed with masha saindhava taila nasya.

Author Biographies

Bindu P Patil

Lecturer, Department of Panchakarma,

Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and Research

Veena G Rao
Reader, Dept. of PG Studies in Panchakarma, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore 28
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