A Study on Diagnostic Methodology and Symptomatology of Kabaala Iya Azhal (Sinusitis)

Saranya, R (2012) A Study on Diagnostic Methodology and Symptomatology of Kabaala Iya Azhal (Sinusitis). Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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The author had come out with valuable results from the study on Kabaala Iya Azhal, validating the clinical features of Kabaala Iya Azhal elucidated in an ultra short poetic segment by Sage Pararasasegarar and also a proper Siddha diagnostic methodology had been elucidated for the disease. From the study, it was found that people with history of heat exposure, frequent oil bath over chronic period of time and taking dip in springs were more prone to develop Kaba related diseases. So people with above habits should be advised to change these lifestyle practices. From the study, it was found that majority of cases (60%) had their diseases started in Kaarkalam & Koothirkaalam. So it is inferred that the rainy season has great impact on the development of this Kabaala Iya Azhal. So proper precautionary measures like drinking hot water, intake of sour and salt foods which will increase Vatha and Pitha humour, intake of honey and external application of musk, camphor, sandal can be followed. Manikkadai Nool results of the study threw up a identifiable range (8-10 fbs ) for Kabaala Iya Azhal. Therefore those subjects with the above range of wrist circumetric fingerbreadths along with positive findings in other Siddha parameters may be inferred to have a predilection to develop kabala Iya Azhal. Such people may be advised to follow the precautionary steps to avoid the disease. From the study, it was found that Saaram and Seneer were affected in almost all the cases (100%) with the disease. So drugs that are specific to strengthen these Udal thathukkal can be prescribed. From the study on tongue, it was found that majority of cases had Maa padithal (coated tongue) and Kaippu, Uppu Suvai (Bitter, Salt Taste) in tongue. As per the text Agathiar Naadi, Kaippu taste in tongue is a sign of Pitha derangement and Uppu taste in tongue is a sign of deranged Kaba humour. So medications and diet that maintain the equilibrium of three humours can be advised. From the study, it was found that all the patients inducted in the study had Pranan, Udhanan, Samanan And Kirukaran components of Vatha humour affected. The components of Pitham connected with digestion, activeness, haemopoietic activity were affected. The components of Kabam connected with cooling of eyes were found to be affected. Interestingly, it was found that the symptoms presented by the patients in the study were those of a constant subset of symptoms of Sinusitis with more affection in frontal region explained in the present day classification. It correlated well with all of the symptoms mentioned by Sage Pararasasegaram under Kabaala Iya Azhal. Almost all the patients diagnosed as Kabaala Iya Azhal had positive radiological evidence conforming the correlation of disease with Sinusitis. From the analysis done between Kabaala Iya Azhal cases and Control group, notable variations were observed in both Siddha and Modern parameters. Finally, with the observations and results of various parameters like eight fold examination, manikkadai nool, astrology, seasonal factor, etc it was found that all of them point to the development or vitiation of Kabha and Pitha humours leading to the disease Kabaala Iya Azhal. Thus the author concludes by throwing lights on the validation of symptomatology and exclusive Siddha diagnostic methodology for Kabaala Iya Azhal, so that a physician can arrive at proper treatment procedures by rightly diagnosing the disease.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32093205
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic Methodology, Symptomatology, Kabaala Iya Azhal, Sinusitis.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 02:35
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 02:35
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12755

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