Comparative Clinical Study of Vrishmooladi Taila Matra Basti and Asthisharinkhala Ghrita Guggulu in the Management of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
Introduction: Osteoporosis and osteopenia have reached crisis proportions so there is a growing public need to promote a safe and effective treatment modality without any side effects for healthy and strong bones. Due to much resemblance clinical features of osteoporosis and osteopenia these can be correlated with Asthi-Majja Kshaya in Ayurveda. In the condition of Asthi–Majja Kshaya there is vitiation of Vata and Basti is prime treatment modality of Vata disorders especially Tikta Dravya are indicated for Asthi Dhatu. Due to Dhatu Kshaya there will be Vata Prakopa hence correcting Vata Dosha along with nourishing Asthi and Majja Dhatu is essential.
Methods: In this study 45 patients were randomly selected and divided into three groups. Group A patients were administered with the Vrishmooladi Taila Matra Basti (60 ml) for three courses of 15 days with an interval of 3 days. Group B patients were administered with the oral dose of Asthishrankhala Ghrita Guggulu 2 tab B.D (500mg each), with the Anupana of Ushna Jala for three courses of 15 days with an interval of 3 days. Group C (control group) patients were administered with the oral dose of vitamin D3 and calcium combination for three courses of 15 days with an interval of 3 days.
Results: Asthisharinkhala Ghrita Guggulu was found more effective compared to Vrishmooladi Taila Matra Basti and control group.
Conclusions: Result indicates that all three groups showed an effect on Osteoporosis but the group treated with Asthisharinkhala Ghrita Guggulu provided better result in comparison to group treated with Vrishmooladi Taila Matra Basti and control group.
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