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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A CASE REPORT

Dr. Geeta Devi* and Dr. Charu Supriya

ABSTRACT

The term ‘Amavata’is made up of two words ‘Ama’and ‘Vata’(Vitiated vata dosha) which are predominant pathological factors responsible for this disease Among Ayurveda acharayas, Madhavkara (700A.D) was the first one to describe the pathogenesis and features of amavata in Madhavnidana as amavata is caused by impairement of agni formation of ama and vitiation of vata and ama is being carried by vitiated vata dosha to shleshmasthanas (like joints etc.) producing features like gatrastabdhata (bodystiffness) angamarda(bodyache) aruchi(loss of appetite), sandhiruk (painful joints)and sandhi shotha (swollen joints) The treatment of Amavata was first explained by Acharaya Chakradutta.[2]

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