Effectiveness of Arka Pratisaraneeya Kshara in the management of Abhyantara Arshas.
Haemorrhoids are a very common anorectal condition affecting millions of people around the world. Although the exact cause of it is unknown, people with chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea, improper digestion, people of old age are found to be more affected by it. It is correlated with Arshas in Ayurveda. Abhyantara Arshas (internal haemorrhoids) - grade 1 and 2 are easily manageable by proper medications, food and lifestyle modification. But if they are refractory to the conservative line of management, Ksharakarma is advocated.
In this study, five patients with Abhyantara Arshas were treated with Ksharakarma (therapeutic application of caustic material). Arka Pratisaaraneeya Kshara (external application of alkali) was used for the treatment.
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