Ayurvedic approach in the management of Sthoulya- A case study


  • Harish Deshpande
  • Saraganacharya S V




Obesity, Sthoulya, Udvartana, Navaka Guggulu


A Female aged 30 years hailing from Muddebihal, Karnataka working as an Asst.Manager in Bank, a known case of obesity since 5 years. By her physical, clinical and anthropometric examinations, she was diagnosed to be sthoulya (Obesity). It is successfully managed by the principle of “Guru Cha Atarpanam”. In the present scenario Sthoulya(Obesity) is a overwhelming issue throughout the world. The changes in dietary habits and mode of living (sedentary lifestyle), Obesity is one of the most serious lifestyle disorders that endangers people's lives and is also a major cosmetic issue. Effective treatment for obesity is needed for present days. Obesity is linked with Sthoulya or Medoroga in Ayurveda. Sthoulya is most caused by Ati Ahara Sevana, Avyayama and Beejadosha. Apatarpan chikitsa is the main Chikitsa explained by Acharya Charaka for Sthoulya. Aims and objective: To demonstrate the role of Ayurveda in the management of Obesity. Methods: The current article is about a Sthoulya case that was treated with Apatarpan chikitsa, specifically Udwartana, Bashpa sweda, sadyo virechana, shamana aushadhis, yogasana and some dynamic exercises. Results: Patient experienced significant relief from all the symptoms, weight, BMI, Anthropometric measurements and lipid profile in just 20 days.

Author Biographies

Harish Deshpande

Associate Professor, Department of Swasthavritta, SVM Ayurvedic Medical College, ILKAL, Karnataka. India.

Saraganacharya S V

Professor, Department of Swasthavritta, Parul Institute of Ayurveda, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat. India.




How to Cite

Deshpande, H., & S V, S. . (2022). Ayurvedic approach in the management of Sthoulya- A case study. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(1), 106–110. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v13i1.2314



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