Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Siddha System of Medicine - A Case report

  • Bhavani Subramani
  • Sathiyarajeswaran P
Keywords: Uthiravathasronitham, Rasa chenduram, Thirikadugu choornam, Disease activity score, Patient reported outcome measure, Health assessment questionnaire

Abstract

A case of Uthiravathasronitham (Rheumatoid arthritis) had been treated with a classical Siddha preparation Rasa chenduram (100mg) along with Thirikadugu choornam (1 gm) for 3 weeks and with Pinda thailam as an external application. The patient condition has been assessed by a validated simplified disease activity measurement tool for Rheumatoid arthritis by Disease activity score (DAS) with 28 joints and formula using Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as recommended by EULAR (European League against rheumatism) criteria. The functional status of the patient was evaluated by administering the Health assessment questionnaire disability index (HAQ-DI) and Visual analog scale (VAS) score before and after treatment. The treatment yielded moderate improvement in the patient’s health condition.

Author Biographies

Bhavani Subramani

Research Officer (Siddha), Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai. 

Sathiyarajeswaran P

Research Officer (Siddha), Scientist III, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Arumbakkam, Chennai.

Published
2021-06-17
How to Cite
Subramani, B., & P, S. (2021). Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Siddha System of Medicine - A Case report. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(2), 383-385. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i3.1894
Section
Case Reports