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Efficacy of Ayurvedic Drugs in the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis : A Case Study

Twinkle Joshi*, Vaishali Kuchewar, Kalpesh Gulve, Aman Chhabra.


Ayurvedic treatment principle was applied in a case of Psoriatic Arthritis and the outcome was assessed. A 25-year-old female initially suffered from psoriasis. She took allopathic treatment for it. Two years later, she also developed multiple joint pain and due to involvement of knee and hip joints, her movements got restricted. The pain made her bed ridden. As she could not get significant improvement by mainstream medical treatments that she took for several months, the patient approached for Ayurvedic treatment. Considering the case similar to amavata because of the clinical features, the patient was treated by external and internal herbal preparations appropriate for the above said condition and was also advised for physiotherapy. The outcome of the treatments was monitored. Results: The treatment was found effective as the patient who was once bed ridden was now able to perform day to day activities which made her independent. Additionally, there were no side effects or complications. Thus, it could be concluded that this treatment protocol could be used for management of Psoriatic Arthritis. Also, these observations could form the basis for future clinical trial.

Key words: Psoriatic arthritis, ama vata,agni

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