Management of Sthaulya (Obesity) Through Lekhana Basti Followed by Pathya-Apathya and Yogasana - A Case StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2020-12-05
Authors : Mayuri Prabhu Waghadhare; Mukund D. Bamnikar;
Page : 591-594
Keywords : Sthaulya; Obesity; Lekhana Basti; Pathya-apathya; Yogasana;
Obesity is often expressed in terms of body mass index (BMI). Obesity is perhaps the most prevalent as a chronic disease, prevalent in both developed and developing countries, and affecting children as well as adults. The adverse effects of obesity are hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and glucose intolerance, while coronary heart disease and the long-term complications of diabetes, such as renal failure mainly caused by lack of sleep and lifestyle changes. In Ayurveda, sthaulya is considered as a santarpanjanya, bahudoshjanitajvyadhi. Sthaulya is one of the best examples of disease caused due to pramanatahavruddhi of the dhatu, medodhatu is particular in this case. Shodhana therapy have been mentioned for the management of the sthaulya. Different shodhana modalities have been mentioned like Lekhana Basti. This is single case study on effective management of sthaulya. Treatment was planned as administering Anuvasana and Niruha Basti alternatively for 16 days followed by Pathya-apathya and Yogasanas for 15 days. After completion of treatment patient was found to have significant relief in sign and symptoms of sthaulya and reduce a 7.5 kg of body weight. So, Lekhana Basti, Pathya-apathya and Yogasana was selected for the present study with an aim to assess its effect in the management of Obesity.
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