A Study on Thenda Vaatham

Kalai Chelvi, R (2009) A Study on Thenda Vaatham. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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AIM AND OBJECTIVES: In Siddha medicine, vaatham is considered as the most primitive cause of the disease. According to aetiology, several types of Vaatha disease are classified by our siddhars – “Yugi” has identified eighty types of vaatha disease. Thenda Vaatham is one among them which has been taken up for study in this dissertation. As vaatham is considered to be one of the eight magaa rogangal, the author has choosen a type of vaatha disease as the dissertation topic. 1. To collect and analyse the literature in siddha system. 2. To study and evaluate the highlights of pathogenesis that occurs in Thenda Vaatham. It is helpful for the clear understanding of the disease. 3. To have a plan for further studies on this disease. 4. To achieve this aim the following have been drawn. OBJECTIVES: 1. To collect literatures about Thenda Vaatham Both (Siddha and Modern). 2. To know the etiology, course of the disease Thenda Vaatham in general. 3. To study the signs and symptoms, Pathology and complication of the disease on the basis of siddha aspect. 4. To study the disease Thenda Vaatham on the basis of seven Physical constituents of the body, seasonal variations, age, sex, socio economic status, habits and family history. 5. To support the study of disease by using modern parameters. 6. To diagnose the disease Thenda vaatham by Envagai Thervugal mentioned in Siddha literatures. CONCLUSION: The disease Thenda vaatham was taken for the clinical study with reference in Yugi Vaidhya Chinthamani. The disease is correlated with Ankylosing Spondylitis in allopathic view. The clinical diagonosis was done on the basis of clinical features described in “Yugi vaidhya chinthamani – 800”. • The aetiology, pathology, pathogenesis, clinical features, classification and prognosis of the disease were collected from a number of literatures both in Siddha System as well as in modern system of medicine. • For this study twenty cases were diagnosed clinically in the out patients and inpatients ward. • The selection of cases was carried out under the supervision of professor, and Lecturers of Post Graduate Noi Naadal Department. • A case sheet proforma was prepared with particular reference to focusing Siddha and modern clinical parameters. • Separate case sheets were maintained for each patient and monitoring of vital signs, symptoms and signs and they are recorded in data. • From this study the following datas were clear, that the disease was more common in males (60%). • Maximum incidence of age was between 3rd and 5th decade. i.e in Pithakaalam (85%). The incidence of the disease was higher in summer (Muthuvenil column- 70%). • Routine blood examination, Estimation of Blood Sugar, Blood Urea, Serum Cholestral and investigation of urine, motions were also considered for diagnosis. • Siddha diagnosis was made with the help of Envagai thervugal especially with Naadi and Neikuri.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thenda Vaatham ; Ankylosing spondylitis.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 01:12
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 15:20
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10398

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