Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Ayurveda: A Case Report

Authors

  • Vijayendra G Bhat SDM COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA, UDUPI
  • Prashant Basnet MD 3rd Year Manovigyana Evum Manasaroga, SDM COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA, Udupi
  • Aniruddha Saralaya SDM COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA ,UDUPI

Keywords:

Grahani, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Agni, Basti, Shirodhara, Ayurvedic Medicine

Abstract

Introduction: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic functional bowel disease characterized by symptoms of abdominal pain and/or discomfort associated with altered bowel habits. Though some biomarkers for IBS have been developed, studies are still being carried out to increase their sensitivity, specificity and validity to differentiate IBS and subtypes of IBS. Laxatives, prosecretory agents, antispasmodics, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used for its treatment in conventional medicinal systems. IBS can be correlated with Grahani in Ayurveda based on its symptomatology. In Grahani disease, Agni (digestive factors) of the body is weakened due to which there is abnormality in digestion, assimilation of foods and bowel movements. 

Case Report: In this case report, we have made an attempt to treat a male patient of 38 years having the symptoms ofMuhurdrava, Udarashooland weiMuhurbaddha ght loss. Patient diagnosed with Grahani/ IBS was treated with few oral medicines like Bilvadi Vati, Panchamrit Parpati, Panchakarma procedures; Basti (therapeutic enema), Shirodhara (therapeutic oil-streaming over forehead)  and Ayurveda psychological counselling. At the end of 51 days of treatment the patient showed 75% relief in passing of loose and constipated stool, 75% relief in distension of abdomen, 100% improvement in appetite and passing of mucus in stool.

Author Biographies

Vijayendra G Bhat, SDM COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA, UDUPI

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF KAYACHIKITSA AND MANASAROGA,

Aniruddha Saralaya, SDM COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA ,UDUPI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF KAYACHIKITSA AND MANASA ROGA 

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2022-06-30

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G Bhat V, Basnet P, Saralaya A. Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Ayurveda: A Case Report. IJATM [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];4(6):24-30. Available from: https://ijatm.org/index.php/ijatm/article/view/168

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