A Study on Eripitham

Gopinath, - (2008) A Study on Eripitham. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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Eripitham, a clinical entity which is described in Yugi Vaithiya chinthamani, is taken for the detailed study. In the Out Patient Department, AyodithiDoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha, the author has seen 1000 patient of mathumega noigal in which most of them are having the symptoms like burning sensation of eyes, feet, hands and palms. These symptoms are most likely to be seen in Eripitham as per Yugi Vaithiya chinthamani. So the researcher has taken ‘Eripitham’ for the clinical study. According to Yugi vathiya chinthamani, ‘Eripitham’ is classified under the types of pitha diseases. Eripitham has the symptoms of burning sensation of thighs, eyes, palms and soles, feet, Numbness of both foot and hands. The study consists of 30 patients between the age group of 30-80 years. Among 30 cases, 25 cases were seen in O.P.D and 5 cases were admitted in I.P.D, Noi Naadal Department of Ayothi Doss Pandither Hospital of National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai-47. Among 30 cases, 36.63% cases belong to the age group of 51-60yrs, 29.97% cases belong to the age group of 61-70yrs, and 19.98% cases belong to the age group of 41-50yrs. CONCLUSION: Every disease must be identified from the root cause itself. It is the main duty of the physician to bring out of the causes of the disease and then the manifestations. Then only, the treatment attain fulfillment, when the primary cause is clarified. Firstly, the author prepared a protocol for this study work. Then the study was undertaken in 30 selected cases of both male and female in the OPD /IPD, Noi Naadal Department of Ayothiya Doss Pandither Hospital of the National Institute of Siddha, Chennai -47, with the clinical symptoms of burning sensation of eyes, both foot, soles and palmar surface, numbness of both foot and hands. It is one of the study work based on “Eripitham” disease explained by Yugivaithaiya Chinthamani to reveal, the etiology, Envagaithervu, Nilam, kalam, Sothidam, and Manikadainool. By the out come of the result of this of this study work “Eripitham” is a disease caused by predominantly vitiaded pitha humor. From this it is clear to prevent “Eripitham”; one should avoid the causes mentioned pitha noigal. Neithal nilam is more prone to produce Eripitham disease. So people who are living in neithal nilam should keep the preventing aspects mentioned in this study. The viruchigam rasi persons were more prone to affect by this disease. So these rasi persons should take care for their well being. The pitha kalam i.e.age group between 34 to 66 yrs is mostly affected IIlavenir and Mudhuvenir kaalam are more prone to produce this disease. So, people should to prevent the disease during this period. The people who suffer from pitha disease use the herbs which arwe grown in their living areas which have got plenty oy medicinal values. By using these herbs, the intensity of the diseases is getting reduced and hence they get the best remedies from the medicinal herbs. Though there are many medicines in our siddha literature for pithanoigal, the internal medicine for Eripitham is mentioned only in ugivaithiya chinthamani. The author, in her study has ”Kungiliyavennai” and as a internal medicine and the external medicine “Amirtha vennai” are as per siddha vithiya thirattu, shows tremendous results in reducing the eripitham. From this study, the author concludes that Eripitham can be diagnosed by Envagaithervu, Nilam, Kalam, Sothidam and clinical symptoms.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eripitham ; Amirtha vennai ; Kungiliya vennai.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 10:11
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10412

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