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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Clinical Observation of Panchamrit Lauha Guggulu and Panchguna Taila in the Management of Greevastambha (Cervical Spondylosis): Retrospective Analysis

Om R Sharma, Deepshikha Arya

Keywords : Ayurveda,Greevagraha,Vataj disorder

Citation Information : Sharma OR, Arya D. Clinical Observation of Panchamrit Lauha Guggulu and Panchguna Taila in the Management of Greevastambha (Cervical Spondylosis): Retrospective Analysis. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018; 2 (3):176-179.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10064-0055

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Cervical spondylosis is emerging as a widespread problem in society. According to Ayurveda, Greevastambha simulates cervical spondylosis, a Vataj nanatmaj vikara (pure vata disorder).

Materials and methods: An open-label retrospective observational cohort design with 48 diagnosed cases of cervical spondylosis who were treated in usual clinical setting at outpatient department (OPD), of our institution, between March 2013 and June 2013 with Panchamritalauha gugglu (2 tablets twice a day with lukewarm water and Panchguna taila (10 mL local application twice daily).The patients who have completed their treatment with follow-up on 14th, 28th and 42nd day during treatment with the properly documented assessment on a visual analog scale of clinical symptoms of cervical spondylosis were included in the study.

Aim: To observe safety and efficacy of study drug in the patients suffering from cervical spondylosis in the clinical setting.

Results: All patients showed improvement in clinical symptoms maximum improvement was seen in numbness and pain symptom. Statistically, overall improvement was significant p <0.01 after 42nd day of treatment.

Conclusion: Study has shown promising results though confounding factors were not controlled and it was an observational study on patients treated in usual clinical setting, it may prove as preliminary data for extensive clinical research and further consolidation of the results.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Greevagraha, Vataj disorder.

How to cite this article: Sharma OR, Goel S, Arya D, Lavaniya VK. Clinical Observation of Panchamrit Lauha Guggulu and Panchguna Taila in the Management of Greevastambha (Cervical Spondylosis): Retrospective Analysis. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;2(3):176-179.


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