Raktamokshana - A Customary Perspective to alleviate De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis w.s.r. to Vatarakta - A Rare Case Study
Keywords:De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Vatarakta, Raktamokshana, Jalauka
The discovery of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis was much acknowledged in classical books in terms of symptoms that could be associated to Vatarakta (Gout), but the disease's nomenclature was only identified in the later period of global modernization. This case study describes a young woman who was pre-diagnosed with De Quervain's condition and treated using the Vatarakta paradigm of treatment protocols, principally raktamokshana (Blood-letting). Raktamokshana with the advent of jalauka (leech) is taken into consideration in the study because Vata and Rakta (blood) are vitiated, which furthers the disease. Rakatamokshana is an excellent treatment option for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis due to its efficiency, simplicity of administration, and safe therapy regimen. With outstanding results for pain management and the restoration of the functioning of the wrist joint, this therapy modality can therefore be recommended for the condition. Need of study: To evaluate the new conceptual idea for treating De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis that is non-invasive and helps to restoring the normal function of corresponding hand and wrist movements. Methodology: Current case report presents a 34-year-old woman with a right-hand dominant job whose primary complaints were pain, morning stiffness, localized burning sensation and swelling at the radial styloid process on the right hand at the base of the thumb for the past two months, who was diagnosed as De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and was treated with Raktamokshana with Jaluka with two sittings. Conclusion: After first sitting she had 80% relief from symptoms and was totally symptomless after second sitting of Raktamokshana, helping new therapeutic regimen to treat the disease.
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