A Study on Vachchiraroopam

Sivasakthi, A (2008) A Study on Vachchiraroopam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.

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Abstract

Vachchiraroopam has clinical features of head retraction, fixed gaze, snoring like voice, severe headache, tremulousness, muscle spasm and stiffness, yawning, lethargy, making noise due to irritation, diminution of faeces and urine. It is a chronic disease. Iyam is predominantly affected in this disease. Because head is one of the dwelling place of Iyam. If this primary affection is not treated promptly; it causes the affection of Vali. The Naadi of all patients was Iyavali. This disease is caused mainly by derangement of Iyam and Vali. Owing to this affection, the curative process of this disease takes longer duration. This Thontha Naadi [Iyavali] which is Theera Naadi, it may reveals the worsening state of the disease. Afterwards this Naadi may changes in to Sanni Naadi [Marana Naadi] due to derangement of Azhal. According to Udal thathukkal, alterations upto Moolai causes death. In these cases, Neikuri spreads quickly which denotes Asaathiyam. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The importance of medical science is well appreciated when man suffers by disease. The Siddha system of medicine gives both curative and preventive aspects of the disease. Diseases of the nervous system are fairly common in pediatrics than adults. Neurological symptoms are also frequently encountered in a wide variety of systemic illnesses. Accurate early diagnosis in children is likely to be more rewarding than in adults. Because the early detection of this disease is very much useful to protect our future assets, i.e. children. This can give a healthy and victorious India as we believe to reach. The aim of this study is to evaluate the etiology and pathology of Vachchiraroopam through 96 basic principles. This gives guide to diagnose and treat the disease in successful manner. The following objectives are carried to fulfill the aim. 1. To find out the etiology of this disease. 2. To establish the pathological view of this disease. 3. To keenly observe the changes of the Envagai Thervu for attain diagnosis. 4. To collect Siddha literary evidences as well as the Modern theories. 5. To give a way to do more research works on this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical study on Vachchiraroopam was carried out at the Post Graduate Noi Naadal out patient Department of Government Siddha Medical College Hospital, Palayamkottai. Limitations: Now-a-days the prevalence of the Vachchiraroopam in the population is very rare. Hence the possibility of selecting at least Twenty sample is less. The Study sample taken in this study is limited to Five cases. Besides, only Five cases were available during this study period. Case selection and Supervision: Cases were selected with clinical features of Vachchiraroopam as mentioned in Yugi Vaithiya Sinthamani. Eight cases of similar symptoms of Vachchiraroopam were taken from, The Brain and Spine centre, South Bye Pass Road, Vannarpettai. And One case was taken from Muthamil Hospital, 47, Thiruvananthapuram Road, Palayamkottai, and One case from Krishna Maternity Home and Pediatric Centre, North High ground Road, Palayamkottai. From which Five typical cases of Vachchiraroopam were selected and were followed by the author whose work was under the close supervision of the faculties and Head of the Department of Post Graduate, Noi Naadal Department. CONCLUSION: The clinical study of Vachchiraroopam is based on Siddha diagnostic methods as well as Modern parameters. It reveals that the clinical condition similar to chronic meningitis which is an infection of the central nervous system. Envagai thervu guided to arrive proper diagnosis of the disease. Biochemical examinations were done to assess the general condition of all patients. C.T. or M.R.I. scan of Brain, C.S.F. analysis, Chest X-ray and Mantoux test were done to confirm the diagnosis. The complications such as hydrocephalus, cerebral infarction, subdural effusions, development of tuberculoma in the brain and spinal cord will be developed when the clinical condition is not promptly treated. So, early diagnosis and proper treatment are very essential to protect our people from this hazardous disease. Seventy five percent of this disease can be diagnosed through Siddha diagnostic methods. Modern parameters will helpful in confirming the diagnosis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vachchiraroopam ; Chronic meningitis : Cerebrospinal fluid (C.S.F.).
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 01:10
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 14:49
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10397

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