Practices of Niruha Vasti in Low back pain from an Academic Hospital of Kerala - An observational study
Keywords:Kerala, Low back pain, Niruha Vasti, Observational study, Treatment profile, Cross-sectional survey
Introduction: Niruha Vasti plays a major role when compared to Anuvasana, because of its variety of drug combinations and utility in a wide range of clinical conditions. Many formulations of Vasti are, in practice which came from the clinical experiences of eminent physicians and from researches. There is a deficit of baseline data regarding the current practices of Niruha Vasti in LBP and the preparation of which may help to prioritize the topics for further research. Materials and Methods: The study design was prospective cross-sectional observational study and sample included all the patients admitted in VPSV Ayurveda College Hospital, Kottakkal during January-December 2018, presented with LBP and posted for Niruha Vasti. Study tool used was a Data collection form which was prepared from available literatures. Data was verified, analyzed and presented with the help of tables and charts. Statistical analysis was done by Microsoft office 2016 and IBM SPSS Statistics version 16. Observation and Results: Total 141 patients were observed and among them 474 Vasti done in 174 schedules and 16 different types of Vasti were used. Vaitarana Vasti, Madhutailika Vasti, Kshira Vasti, Ruksha Vasti, Erandamuladi Vasti and Grdhrasihara Vasti are the major Vasti prescribed in LBP patients. Conclusion: There are certain characteristic patterns in the practice of Niruha Vasti administered in cases of Low Back Pain.
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