A Persuasive in the Management of Indralupta (Alopecia areata) with Ayurvedic approach
Keywords:Alopecia areata, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Treatment, Indralupta, Leech Therapy, Shalya Tantra, Baldness
The aim of the case study is to evaluate the efficacy of Leech therapy along with ayurvedic treatment in Alopecia areata (INDRALUPTA). It is prospective interventional case report on alopecia areata treated with leech therapy and ayurvedic formulations. Using a subjective evaluation, an improvement in growth of hair on bald patches over scalp region was observed. An 18-year-old female patient, resident of Delhi, presented with complaints of two bald patches (right parietal & vertex) over the scalp without any secondary changes. With these complaints, the patient visited Shalya Tantra, Outpatient department (OPD No 16) at Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, New Delhi. She took treatment for six weeks and got complete remission in her symptoms. Line of treatment adopted was tridosha shamaka, rakta-shodhaka and raktamokashana (Leech application). Leech therapy supplemented with ayurvedic formulations have definite role in Alopecia Areata (Indralupta) especially of recent origin. A case series or pilot study may further strengthen above case report and open new treatment arena for such cases. This case report can also be used to formulate hypothesis for management of baldness from an ayurvedic perspective.
How to Cite
The author hereby transfers, assigns, or conveys all copyright ownership to the International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine (IJAM). By this transfer, the article becomes the property of the IJAM and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the IJAM.
This transfer of copyright also implies transfer of rights for printed, electronic, microfilm, and facsimile publication. No royalty or other monetary compensation will be received for transferring the copyright of the article to the IJAM.
The IJAM, in turn, grants each author the right to republish the article in any book for which he or she is the author or editor, without paying royalties to the IJAM, subject to the express conditions that (a) the author notify IJAM in advance in writing of this republication and (b) a credit line attributes the original publication to IJAM.