A Study on Vatha Suram

Bhoopathiraja, S (2008) A Study on Vatha Suram. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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The disease is characterized by sudden onset of fever, pain, swelling and tenderness of all major joints due to infection of the synovial fluid in the joints cavity. Patients were having complaints of unable to walking, standing and difficulty in movements of joints. It is due to infection of synovial fluid in the joint cavity. Some patient articular cartilage damage is caused by inflammatory response of synovial fluid joint cavity due to infection. All of these correlate with “Vathasuram” explained by our siddhar Agastheyar. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the Udal thathuvam and Noi Naadal, more important to 96 basic priniciples. Diagnose the patient on the basis of Ennvagai thervugal and confirm the prognosis on the basis of Envagai thervugal and confirm the prognosis on the basis of “Neikuri”. The Following Objectives are carried out to fulfill the aim: 1. To study each and every aspect of the disease “Vatha suram” in the topic of its etiology, signs and symptoms from various literature in siddha aspect. 2. To study in detail about the incidence of the disease with age, sex, habits, socio-economic status, and prevalence. 3. To concentrate the clinical course of the disease “Vathasuram” by observing carefully it is etiology, pathology, clinical features, diagnosis, and prognosis in patients. 4. To confirm the diagnosis in siddha system with the help of modern parameters. 5. To give a way to do more research works on this disease. CONCLUSION: Identification of disease and its pathogenesis are pre requisite for medical practice. A detailed history, taking clinical examinations as per siddha guidelines are necessary to arrive at precise diagnosis. The study on vathasuram was carried out in the dissertation, given importance to the characteristics of the disease like rigor with fever, pain, swelling and tenderness of the all major joints, difficulty in movements, standing and walking. Diagnosis can be carried out by detailed history taking, classical clinical examination of siddha system, via envagaithervugal including Neerkuri, Neikuri, Manikkaddi nool and changes in seven physical constituents and three humors. The study on vathasuram correlated with chickungunya fever, which has given relevance to modern clinical aspect.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vatha Suram ; Chikungunya ; Alpha Virus ; Togaviridae.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 00:59
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 14:07
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10393

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